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Future Of Music Coalition, A2IM, Recording Academy, APAP Join New Trump Visa Battle

Twenty three music industry and musician trade group have joined together to battle President Trump's March 6th Executive Order to implement new screening, visa issuance, and admissions procedures for the citizens of 6 Middle Eastern countries. ___________________________________ A consortium of music trade groups have penned a letter in opposition of...

Promoting Music Without Breaking The Bank

Creating the best music in the world is no good if no one ever hears it. Here we look at key ways in which independent artists on a budget can take proactive steps to effectively promote their music using a social media and a personal website. ________________________________ In this latest...

WIN Releases Global Overview Of Chart Reporting

Global independent music trade group Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) has released a comprehensive new study, which provides the first ever global overview of chart reporting. _____________________________________ The new WIN Global Chart Report 2017 provides a detailed breakdown of which charts are available in each country, information on specific rules such...

WMG Launches 'Streaming First' Record Label

Warner Music Group has launched a new imprint, Artists To Watch Records, that will identify singles with the potential to become global streaming hits; and the record company already has its first success story. __________________________________ Overseen by Kieron Donoghue, Warner Music VP, Global Playlists Strategy & Curation, the new 'streaming...

WED. BRIEF: Record Store Day Releases • Facebook Demographics • JQBX + Spotify • Voltra • More

Wednesday 3.22.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Indies lead the way as Record Store Day turns 10. Updated continuously under our More News tab

Bandcamp Makes A Pitch To Indie Labels

As a member of A2IM, Bandcamp made a pitch to serve the association's many independent label members. The blog post offers an interesting insight into how the company has grown from being a quirky, friendly and cost effective indie artist toolkit into a robust music industry services provider. ______________________________ Here...

ASCAP Names New Board Of Directors

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, has released the results of its biennial election for the Board of Directors. __________________________________ ASCAP President and Chairman of the Board Paul Williams announced the twelve writer and twelve publisher members elected to serve on the Board for a two-year term...

It's All About 'Location' For Pandora Trendsetter Khalid

Here we explore the newfound success of R&B/soul singer Khalid, as well as the persistence of the theme of geographical location in his music, with much of the music on his debut album American Teen centering around the border city of El Paso Texas. ______________________________ Guest post by Emily Blake...

Welcome To The Post-DIY Music Era [Mark Mulligan]

Business is booming at CD Baby, Bandcamp, Tunecore, Bandzoogle and a host of other service providers for DIY musicians. But from Chance The Rapper to Stormzy and beyond, we are also witnessing a new chapter in artist self-development: The Post-DIY Music Era. Stormzy By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA I recently...

MusiComms Plans First Convention For 9.11.17 At The Smithsonian

MusiComms, an organization focused at the nexus of the music and communications industries, has announced that their inaugural event, MusiComms 2017, will be held this September 11th in Washington, D.C. at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. MusiComms is a global initiative dedicated to collaboration between the music and...

'Fans Want Stories That Playlists Can't Tell,' Zane Lowe Of Apple Music's Beats 1 Tells SXSW

"There are no stories to be told on a playlist alone," Zane Lowe of Apple Music's Beats 1 told an audience at SXSW. "Artists want their music to inspire and catch fire and to mean something.” It's a refrain that we're hearing more and more. A static playlist, whether hand...

Apple's New Clips App Creates Social Videos To Share On Instagram, Facebook, YouTube

Apple usually creates apps and other products that enhance its own product ecosystem. But Clips, announced today, empowers the creation of short creative video clips made to share on outside social networks. Or is Apple creating the tools it needs to launch its own social channel? ______________________________ Apple today announced...

Sharing Credits In An Age With No Liner Notes

While the onset of the digital age has made many aspects of networking in the music industry easier, it has also made the publicizing of credits that much more challenging, meaning it can be harder for engineers and producers to find clients. _______________________________ Guest post by Chris Robley of DIY...

Mutualism UK: Building Scenes In Surprising Places [INTERVIEW]

In this piece we hear from the founders of Mutualism UK, a growing scene based 50 miles outside of Manchester, as they discuss the origins of the organization, the challenges of growing in a small town, and what their goals for the future are. ______________________________ Guest post by Leticia Trandafir...

Coachella Sues Urban Outfitters, Free People

Clothing retailer Urban Outfitters and their affiliate Free People are facing legal action from Coachella organizers Goldenvoice, for allegedly trying to capitalize on the festival's brand. According to the Los Angeles Times, the lawsuit centers on several items in Free People's catalog: the “Coachella Boot,” “Coachella Mini Dress,” “Coachella Pocket...

Spotify Says It Can't Find The Owners of 217,112 Songs

Spotify recently filed 217,112 "address unknown" NOIs with the U.S. Copyright Office saying that they were unable to locate any owner of these copyrighted songs anywhere in public records. ________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of Music • Technology • Policy Spotify recently became one of the latest to move...

AM BRIEF: Apple Adds Clips App • Drake Takes Over • Twitter Live Video • MusiComms • More

TUESDAY 3.21.17 Music Business News From Around The Web With the launch of Clips is Apple inching closer to launching its own social network? Updated continuously under our More News tab

Chuck Berry Music Sales Explode After His Death

Album sales and song sales on titles from Chuck Berry exploded after news of his death on Saturday, March 18th. The rock and roll pioneer was 90. Overall, Chuck Berry album sales increased 9,581% after his passing. His album sales average was 39 per day prior to his death and...

Drake Smashes Sheeran's Single Day Spotify Streaming Records

Following the first full day of release for Drake's new album "More Life" on Sunday, March 19th, he set two new streaming records on Spotify: Best first day streams for an album - Darke's More Life totaled 61,302,082 streams on its first full day, March 19 (previous record holder is...

Age: Still An Issue In The Music Business?

After noticing a pattern of artists trying to avoid revealing their age and/or a pre-existing amount of time spent trying to make it in the industry, Chris Robley decided to examine whether obvious age and experience are truly a liability in the music business. ____________________________ Guest post by Chris Robley...

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