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Sustainability And The Future Of Music

In this forward-looking piece, Vickie Nauman outlines the five elements of the music/tech industry which are need to bring about a sustainable future in music where artists are able to create and distribute music to be enjoyed by fans in an ongoing cycle. __________________________________________ Guest post by Vickie Nauman, Founder...

Tell Us Your Favorite Music Industry Story And Win DVD Of HBO's Vinyl

HBO may have cancelled music industry drama "Vinyl," but we've got 4 DVDs of its one and only season to give away. Just tell us your favorite true story about the music industry and we'll pick four winners. Maybe you lived it or maybe its legendary, but either way we...

5 Ways To Make Your Band Rehearsals More Effective

For any band trying to hone their sound and become performance ready, practice time is critical, unfortunately, most bands don't use this time as effectively as they ought to. Here we look at some ways to make practicing more efficient and productive. ___________________________ Guest Post by Casey van Wensem on...

Music: The Ultimate Industry Disruptor [Op-Ed]

This week's Make Music Day 2016 surpassed all milestones with people in more than 700 cities and across 120 countries re-imagining their cities as stages, using music to engage, unite and educate. Two industry leaders involved in this global reminder of the power of song reflect on just how essential...

Music Biz To Return To Nashville May 15-18, 2017

The Music Business Association announced Thursday that its Music Biz convention will return to Nashville for the third consecutive year from May 15 - 18, 2017 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. __________________________________________________...Show More Summary

Court Rules: Remastering Resets Copyright

The court's recent ruling that remastered recordings of pre-1972 works should be granted a new sound recording copyright will likely have far-reaching implications for the music business, particularly where radio is concerned. Here we look at what some of those implications might be. _____________________________ Guest Post by Harrison Speck, Policy...

HBO Pulls The Plug On 'Vinyl'

You'd think that Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese and Terrance Winter producing a show about the glory days of the music industry would be a recipe for success. It wasn't. ____________________________________________________ In a surprise move, premium cable network HBO announced that it was canceling its expensive music industry drama "Vinyl." The...

AM BRIEFING: Led Zep's "Selective Memories" • 3D Audio • HBO Cancels 'Vinyl' • E1 + ole • More

THURSDAY 6.23.16 Music Business News From Around The Web Could Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven" trial be the tipping point that forces copyright reform? Updated continuously under our More News tab ?

SoundCloud Ramps Up Music Discovery, Adds 'Suggest Tracks'

SoundCloud is now competing directly against Spotify, Apple Music and others. So it's adding features to match them. With 125 million tracks on SoundCloud vs. about 35 million on Spotify and Apple, solving music discovery is a big issue. ___________________________________________________________ Today SoundCloud began rolling out a newest discovery feature, Suggested...

It's Time To “Daydream” With YouTube’s VR Platform

Eager to be at the forefront of popularizing innovative new tech, Google recently announced their new high-quality virtual reality platform known as "Daydream," set to be released this fall, a platform for which YouTube also plans on creating a dedicated app. _____________________________________ Guest Post by Nathan Day: Account Manager, Video...

Spotify Merchbar Partnership Means BandPage Is Out

Alongside today's announcement that Spotify would be selling merchandise from 35,000 artists thanks to a new partnership with Merchbar, was a mention that offers from BandPage would no longer be offered on the music streamer. __________________________________________ BandPage "offers," which include t-shirts and merchandise alongside VIP events at concerts and other...

The Changing Face Of Media [Bas Grasmayer]

In this piece Bas Grasmayer reflects on how a changing media landscape is working to dramatically alter how we as media consumers absorb and retain information, and what it means to live in the networked age. _____________________________________ Guest Post by Bas Grasmayer on Medium We’re living Marshall McLuhan’s reality?—?the media...

Aphex Twin Hires 12 Year Old Unknown YouTuber To Produce First Music Video In 17 Years [WATCH]

Apex Twin has not released a video since 1999's "Windowlocker." That changed when AT's Richard D. James stumbled across Ryan Wyer's YouTube channel. With less than 900 subscribers, the 12 year old's YouTube presence is far from overwhelming. But James liked what he saw and commissioned him to do a...

Digital Music Business And The Rashomon Effect - Jim McDermott's Important A2IM Keynote

In this keynote address transcript, Jim McDermott explains how the Rashomon effect, wherein multiple parties share contradictory but equally plausible accounts of an event, has persistently existed in dealings between artists, labels and the music tech industry. ___________________________________ Guest Post by Jim McDermott Writer’s note: this is a lightly edited...

Spotify Adds Merch Sales Via Merchbar

With current royalty deals already leading to unprofitable businesses, Spotify, Pandora and other music streamers have been turning to add-ons to try to keep artist and labels happy. For Spotify, that's meant free robust analytics thanks to its acquisition of Next Big Sound, and concert listings with buy links via...

Ticketmaster Lists 421 Concerts Eligible For Free Tickets For 50 Million Wronged Ticket Buyers

There has been a great deal of criticism of the court settlement that Ticketmaster reached over unfair charges. But whatever your position, there's no point in not taking advantage of the free and discounted tickets made available this week. That's, if you act in time. ___________________________________________ Making good on the...

Kickstarter and Indie Labels, A Natural Fit

Kickstarter was the original music crowdfunding platform. Amanada Palmer raised more than a $1 million there, and countless music projects by independent artists were funded. Since then, PledgeMusic and others have gained traction in music, but Kickstarter has started reasserted itself an essential tool for musicians. ____________________________________________ By Matt Voyno...

Finding Your Niche with YouTube Covers

One of the best ways to get new strategies for your music career is to look at what others are doing. So Dave and Lindsay of the New Artist Model put together a series of case studies from musicians pushing the envelope. The 7th installment is singer Angèlia Grace who...

5 Touring Hacks Every Artist Needs To Know

Touring can be a grueling experience, but after a while you start to pick up a few tricks that can make the process a little easier. Here we look at five important touring hacks to implement next time you hit the road that will make playing out that much more...

Soundcharts Closes Seed Round, Launches Music Analytics Platform

Ever since Spotify bought The Echo Nest and Pandora acquired Next Big Sound, there's been a need of truly independent music analytics. Soundcharts is among a small handful of startups working to fill the void. _________________________________________________ Real­ time music data aggregator Soundcharts has completed a $470,000 seed round. Investors include...

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