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How To Set Up A Music Teaching Business

It is often said that those that can, do and those who cannot, teach. Thankfully, the music industry is filled with people that can "do" very well and now want to teach. But getting that business off of the ground can be a difficult task

AM NEWS BRIEF: Global Release Day Set, Brit Award Winners, Spotify Data, Saving Music Retail & More

Thursday 2.26.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE

5 Underground Music Scenes That Could Explode In 2015

Austin, NYC, and Los Angeles are just a few of the well known music cities, but there are several more flying under the radar you might want to keep an eye on in 2015. Guest Post by C.S. Jones on Sonicbids Blog Whenever someone mentions music cities, the ensuing discussion...

Spotify Launches Major Desktop Update: Adds Musixmatch Lyrics, Kills App Finder

Spotify today launched a major upgrade to its desktop app. Despite a trend towards more mobile listening, the desktop remains one of Spotify's most important platforms. Today's major update of the Spotify desktop app brings lyrics provided by Musixmatch tho the forefront. Accessible via a new Lyrics button located next...

Could Interactive Artist Subscriptions Bridge The Album Gap?

A quick look at album sales will tell you that increasingly we live in a world where the single song is king and the album is feeling unnecessary. According to the RIAA, album sales fell 11% last year after falling about the same the year before, and there’s no sign...

SFX CEO Sillerman Makes Offer To Take EDM Conglomerate Private

Let the bidding wars begin! The CEO of SFX has offered to take the EDM giant private. Today's move is likely to set off a bidding war that includes Live Nation and others. Controversial SFX Entertainment CEO Robert Sillerman has made an offer to take the electronic dance music conglomerate...

Why Reaching an Audience of Almost No One is Actually a Good Thing

Dispensing best practices for establishing, reaching, and growing your tribe, Seth Godin, an entrepreneur, marketer, and keynote speaker, speaks to the spirit of independent musicians and music industry professionals more than one might originally suspect. The chances that everyone is going to applaud you, never mind even become aware you...

PIZACATO Puts Fair Artist Compensation In Hands Of Fans

PIZICATO is a newly launched digital donation website connecting fans with their favorite musicians, enabling them to send untaxed donations to help compensate artists by directly funding the music they love. A play on a technique string players use to pluck the string instead of traditional bowing, PIZICATO aims to...

Marky Ramone Offers Cure For Jerks Who Hold Up Phones At Concerts [VIDEO]

Cell phone overuse at concerts is as annoying for musicians as it is for the other fans. To combat the trend, Marky Ramone as created the Smartphone Swatter and shares his tips for for using it in this video. Related articles Don't Ask How to Succeed YouTube's Offer To Musicians...

BET Experience Takes Over L.A. Live June 25-28

For the third consecutive year, BET Networks and AEG are partnering to bring BET Experience to L.A. LIVE June 25 – 28, 2015. A four day event, attendees will have the opportunity to experience a plethora of music and comedy concerts, entertaining and interactive activations at the free Fan Festival....

Borrowing Success: Legally Sample Music

The line can be blurry when it comes to legally sampling music and the ramifications for sampling illegally can be crippling. Knowing the difference is worth the read. Guest Post by Jamie Davis-Ponce on Sonicbids Blog Often associated with '80s rappers, sampling occurs when songwriters and recording artists use borrowed...

IFPI To Set Declare Friday As Global Music Release Day, Target and Other Retailers Balk [REPORT]

Which day of the week new music is released on varies from country to country, leading to confusion and some say to more piracy. But getting everyone to agree has not been easy, and some retailers may use it as an excuse to stop music altogether. Global music trade group...

4 Tips For Making Live Music Suck Less

Live music is struggling in different ways but for many of the same reasons as the recorded music industry. With these helpful tips and a little effort, the live music experience can be substantially improved for participants on both sides of the stage. Guest Post by Cortney Harding on This...

AM NEWS BRIEF: Beatport Goes Free, Global Release Day Shift, 'Blurred Lines' Trial, Snapchat Stories Soar & More

WEDNESDAY 2.25.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE

Apple Ordered To Pay $533 Million In iTunes Patent Infringement Trial

[UPDATE 2] With billions in the bank, a court ordered payout of $533 million is a very survivable hit for Apple. But the underlying question remains. Did Apple really create all of the tech upon which Job's built his empire or are patent trolls just trying to extract ransom? A...

How To Protect Your Music

The rise of social media, websites, email lists, platforms for music promotion has impacted the music industry in a positive way, but with all upsides come downsides. Yannick Ilunga spoke with New York-based attorney Jo-Ná Williams to discuss best practices to protect your music on The Jazz Spotlight. The Internet...

Digital Music Pioneer Rob Wells Exits Universal Music Without Warning

Rob Wells, Universal Music’s President Of Global Digital Business, resigned suddenly late yesterday after 15 years with the company. We have the full text of his exit letter to the UMG team. As Universal Music’s President Of Global Digital Business, Rob Wells was one of digital musics' most visible figures....

Darlingside, John Fullbright, California Honeydrops Among New Music Seminar's Top 100 Artist on the Verge Class of 2015

The New Music Seminar has announced it's Artist on the Verge (AOV) Class of 2015. The 100 artists comprising this year's class have showed positive career momentum and remain unsigned to any major or major independent label. Artists are carefully selected by NMS A&R committee comprised of NMS partners, A&R...

Musicians Rally Behind FCC Chairman In Advance Of Net Neutrality Vote

Musicians and creative cultural contributors rallied behind Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, in an open letter thanking him for his unwavering commitment to strong net neutrality rules, penned prior to the Commission's vote on February 26th. The letter, co-organized by Future of Music Coalition (FMC), a national...

3 Tips for Making a Campaign Go Viral

Most people do not know if a certain video or photo will be viral until its all over the internet and everyone is taking about it. But making something go viral is something that takes skill and a bit of luck. What are the components of a great viral marketing...

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