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The State Of Latin Music 2017

As America's demographics shift, so too do its music consumption habits, and it looks as though Latin music could be coming out on top, despite what some might assume to be language and cultural barriers. ___________________________ Guest post from the Pandora Blog by Marcos Juarez, Head of Latin Music Programming...

Best Tablets For Music Producers

As music technology continues to advance, artists no longer have to rely on major studios, and can instead produce music from the palm of their hands. This form of mobile production also allows artists to transcend geographic boundaries. Here we look at a list of the most affordable and effective...

Patreon Just Raised $60M, Now YouTube Is Gunning For It with Fan 'Sponsorships

Patreon announced yesterday that it had raised an additional $60 Million to expand its fan-to-creator patronage site. Now Google's YouTube is gunning for the startup, which has become a popular revenue tool for many of its creators, with it's own Patraon-like fan "sponsorship" tools. Based on old-school patronage, Patreon enables...

AM BRIEF: IFPI Confirms Streaming Growth • WolfGang's Vault Hit With Class Action • Apple Music Android Update • More

Wednesday 9.20.17 Music Business News From Around The Web IFPI report shows audio streaming up 11%, but the YouTube value gap remains. Updated continuously under our More News tab

Patreon Raises $60M More For Fan-To-Creator Patronage Platform

Patreon has raised an additional $60Million to expand its fan-to-creator patronage site. The popular platform is led by entrepreneur and musician Jack Conte, half of the duo Pomplamoose. __________________________________________ Jack Conte Patreon has raised an additional $60 million in a round led by Thrive Capital along with returning investors Index,...

Four Organizations Using Music To Make A Difference

Music's ability to inspire and bring people means it is often involved in affecting positive change. Here we look at four different organizations (and how you can get involved with them!) working to make a positive difference through music. ______________________ Guest post by Meredith Nadeau, Corporate Marketing Manager at The...

Music Industry Paints Target On YouTube Ripping Sites, Despite Many Non-Infringing Uses [Op-Ed]

Stream ripping, particularly from YouTube, has become a top source of music piracy. But putting YouTube to MP3 conversion sites in the music industry's crosshairs is shortsighted argues Timothy Geigner of Techdirt _________________________ Guest post by Timothy Geigner of Techdirt Concentrated attacks on technology tools that can sometimes, but not...

YouTube's Lyor Cohen Dishes On Music's "New Golden Age," Streaming Subscriptions and Props To Daniel Ek

YouTube's Global Head Of Music, Lyor Cohen, is known for speaking his mind. So when the former label exec sat down for a keynote interview at the 2017 Music Matters summit in Singapore, people listened. He did not disappoint. "This business is entering a golden age" "There’s so much opportunity...

Spotify is Beating Apple Music and Here Is Why

Of the two major front-runners in the steaming war, Spotify and Apple Music, the former appears to be beating out its competition on several fronts. Here we look at some of main reasons for Spotify's growing success over Apple, including its 'bundling' with Hulu. _______________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski...

Overcoming The 'Nashville No'

A noted bastion of the music industry, Nashville has become infamous for its 'Nashville no,' a way of allegedly letting down artists more gently when their services are, for whatever reason, not desired. ________________________ Guest post by Daniel Reifsnyder of Soundfly's Flypaper A good friend of mine once said: “They...

Vinyl Pressing Of Beyoncé's "Lemonade" Gives Canadian Punk Band Zex An Unexpected Boost

After waiting months for the vinyl release of Beyoncé's "Lemonade," fans got quite a surprise. "Uphill Battle", an album by Canadian punk band Zex was pressed on to the lemon-yellow vinyl instead of Beyoncé's "Lemonade" tracks. ______________________________________________ ZEX “Human error” at the Celebrate Records vinyl plant in Germany, placed Uphill...

Finding Time For Music When You Have A Day Job

Time management is an important and difficult skill for musicians to master, and becomes even more important and challenging when they have another full time job. Here we look at how artists can successfully juggle finding time for music with finding working full time either in or outside the house....

Americana Airplay Chart For Week Of 9.18.17

We're just back from a wonderfully productive Americanafest conference filled with incredible music. Despite the fact that they must be more tired than I'll ever be, the folks at Americana Music Association Association have compiled this week's Americana chart. Archive Americana Playlist for week of Monday, September 18, 2017 Rank...

$10 Million Later, Former MOG, Beats CEO David Hyman Shutters Music Video AR App Blin.gy

Music video augmented reality app Bling.ly has shut down, after acquisition talks fell through. Originally launched as Chosen by former MOG and Beats CEO David Hyman, the music tech startup had raised $10 million to date. _______________________________________________________ David Hyman Serial music tech entrepreneur David Hyman's latest project, Blin.gy has shut...

Great Music Sharing Features Available On iPhone, iPad Today with Apple's iOS 11 Release, But Not If You Use Spotify

Starting Tuesday, iPhone and iPad users will be able to update their devices to iOS 11. It's a major update that adds augmented reality, improved images in Photos and Camera, a more useful Siri and a redesigned App Store. It also adds new options for music sharing, but they are...

Ed Sheeran, U2 Cancel St. Louis Shows Amid Ongoing Violent Protests

Concert fans in St. Louis suffered a double disappointment last weekend after both singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and Irish rock band U2 canceled planned performances in the city due to violent protests following the acquittal of a former white police officer in the shooting death of a black man. Ed Sheeran...

AM BRIEF: Music AR App Blin.gy Shutters • Ricall Fire Sale • Beyoncé Vinyl Hacked • More

TUESDAY 9.19.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Canadian punk band Zex gets a boost to thanks to a pressing plant switcheroo. Updated continuously under our More News tab

ABBA Reportedly Working On Virtual Reality Tour In 2019

Former ABBA keyboardist Benny Andersson revealed that the group is planning to reunite, at least as digital avatars, for a possible tour in 2019. Andersson teased the news while he was promoting Piano, his latest solo piano album and said the project would feature the form members of ABBA in...

Pandora New Music Insights For Week of 9/18/17

Each week Pandora dives into the data to share how new releases are reacting across the music streamer. New releases this week included: Big & Rich, Björk, Eric Church, Foo Fighters, Gucci Mane, Lorde, Meek Mill, Midland, Montgomery Gentry, Nick Jonas, Nine Inch Nails, Sara Bareilles, Sia, The Killers, Toni...

8 Advantages Social Media Has Over Traditional Media

While social media may receive a lot of criticism as a marketing tool, with many artists instead touting the virtues of old school methods of promotion, social media still holds a number of advantages over traditional media. Here we look at eight reasons why. _____________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski...

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