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Spotify Adds Full "Concerts" Tab To All Artist Pages, Expanding Songkick Partnership

Spotify has added a Concerts tab to all artist pages. It's part of a trend that's seen Spotify, Pandora and YouTube add features that help artists communicate with and monetize their fans, while often adding value for the user. Apple Music has thus far failed to follow suit. ________________________________________ Spotify...

AM BRIEF: YouTube Goes D2F w/ Backstage • Dice Adds $6M • Frank Ocean Fallout • Sleevenote • More

Friday 8.26.16 Music Business News From Around The Web YouTube is smartly adding a suite of direct to fan features. Is BandPage integration next? Updated continuously under our More News tab

TIDAL Co-Owner Jason Aldean Will Keep New Release Off ALL Streaming Services For 1 Month

Country hitmaker Jason Aldean may be one of the 17 founding artist co-owners of TIDAL, but he will still keep his new album off ALL streaming music services for at least a month, Hypebot has learned. Aldean's "They Don't Know" will be released on Broken Bow on September 9th.

Songkick Adds $15M From Access Industries To Expand Concert Discovery, Artist Ticketing

Songkick has added $15 million in funding. The startup has established itself as a leader in online concert listings, thanks to partnerships with Spotify, MTV, YouTube, SoundCloud and others. But efforts to expand its artist ticketing platform have been slowed by Ticketmaster and other established players. _______________________________________ Songkick has added...

Why Hip-Hop, Dance Are Leaving Rock Behind In Streaming Era

In all the fuss surrounding the recent streaming exclusive deals being struck between artists and streaming services, rock music has been conspicuously absent. Here we look at why genres like R&B and Hip-Hop have fared better in this new music economy than their rock peers. ________________________ Guest post by Zach...

Spotify Paid Subs Up 9 Million In 6 Months, Working To Offer Artists "A Full-stack Solution"

Spotify now has 39 million paying subscribers, up 9 million from 30 million in March. By comparison, Apple Music announced 15 million in June and TIDAL has about 4 million paying users. The new stats were shared by Spotify's recent high profile hire Troy Carter who also shared the music...

The Coming Arms Race In Online Music: Artist Services [TIM QUIRK]

Digital music industry veteran Tim Quirk examines the coming arms race in the music industry, with online music services competing to offer artists programs and features which enable them to generate revenue beyond just streaming royalties. ______________________ Guest post by Tim Quirk, founder and CEO of Freeform There’s a development...

Top 10 Earning DJs 2016: Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Zedd, More [FORBES]

Being a DJ is more lucrative than ever, at least according to the latest 'who is making the most money' report from Forbes. Calvin Harris tops the list with $63 million, but 9 more DJs earned in the double digit millions last year. ____________________________________ Top 10 Earning DJs 2016 More...

Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Live Nation Hit With Lawsuit By 17 Fans After Railing Collapse

17 injured concert goers are suing Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and Live Nation. Safety at shows became the issue it always deserved to be several summers ago after a spectacular stage collapse at a state fair. Then came the age of terrorism, with public gatherings a popular target. Now there's...

5-Step Checklist For Advancing A Show Like A Pro

For touring artists, a lack of planning will often lead to disaster and a failed tour, meaning that properly advance a show leading up to the performance is critical for success. Here we look at five simple steps for doing just that. __________________________ Guest Post by Jhoni Jackson on the...

Promoter Found With $700K Cash Stuffed In Suitcase Pleads Guilty

Australian concert promoter Andrew McManus has pleaded guilty to lying to police in connection to a suitcase full of cash recovered from a Sydney hotel in 2011. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, McManus, 55, entered a plea of guilty in answer to a charge of attempting to pervert the...

Pandora Takeover Gives The Gucci Bump

In a recent 'takeover,' designed to spark listener interest, Gucci Mane took over the popular Atlanta hip-hop station The ATL, resulting in an appreciable bump in the artist's popularity. _____________________________ Guest Post by Glenn Peoples of Pandora The key takeaway: Gucci Mane’s “takeover” campaign at Pandora's The ATL station led...

AM BRIEF: Frank Ocean Fallout • "Blurred Lines" Part II • Metallica Goes Old School • Fans.com • More

Thursday 8.25.16 Music Business News From Around The Web Tired of hearing about Frank Ocean. vs. Big Label? This story is far from over Updated continuously under our More News tab

Believe Digital Acquires Indie Label naïve

Believe Digital has acquired indie label and publishing company naïve. Believe is the global digital distributor and artist services firm that purchased DIY digital music distribution platform TuneCore last year. ________________________________________...Show More Summary

Spin, Vibe, Stereogum For Sale As SpinMedia Goes On Auction Block

An already dwindling number of online music site - or too often, music celebrity click bait engines - may be about to get a good bit smaller with news that perpetually struggling online publisher SpinMedia is for sale. ____________________________ SpinMedia music sites include SPIN, Vibe, Death and Taxes, Stereogum, Idolator,...

Pandora Names Questlove Strategic Advisor, First Artist Ambassador

Questlove is getting creative with Pandora. Change happens slowly at the music streamer, particularly when its comes to its consumer offering. But teaming with the Roots drummer may hint at a new Pandora as it preps the launch of its own Spotify and Apple Music competitor as early as next...

New Twitter Features Could Make Promotion More Difficult

As seems to so often be the case, a new host of updates for Twitter will likely make DIY promotion for artists more difficult when it comes to getting their content seen by fans. New features being added to the platform include changes in notification settings and, worst of all,...

Frank Ocean Just Proved: Direct To Fan Works, Labels Mean Less Than They Think, Exclusives Suck But Still Matter

Frank Ocean has just shaken up the music industry, probably forever. His dual exclusive releases via Apple on Friday and Saturday ignited a long overdue debate about exclusive streaming releases; and hidden in the details are lessons that should be sending shockwaves through the executive suites at Universal, Sony and...

YouTube Optimization For Musicians

You spent the time, energy, and money creating a music video. Now what? The team at CyberPR has come answers. Posting your video to YouTube won't accrue the views you want unless you have a bit of strategy. Here are 8 ways to maximize your video's potential on YouTube. ____________________________________...

Should We Believe All The Negative Hype Surrounding New DOJ Rules on PROs?

In this article Dave Brooks of Amplify offers an alternative perspective on the recent Department of Justice ruling, suggesting that the rules may in fact help rather than harm venues and event producers. __________________________ Guest post by Dave Brooks of Amplify Here’s something no one in the music industry will...

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