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AM BRIEF: YouTube Guts Artist Monetization • US Piracy Report • Amazon Nips At Spotify EU • More

WEDNESDAY 1.17.1?8? Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab

How To Use Word-Of-Mouth To Drive Music, Ticket Sales

As consumers become increasingly bombarded with advertising, that advertising gets increasingly easier to ignore, meaning bands and artists need to seek new (or in some cases old) ways of promoting their event. Thanks to the rise of social media, word-of-mouth promotion is seeing something of a resurgence. _________________________ Guest post...

Round Hill Raises New $263 Million Music Investment Fund

Round Hill Music Royalty Partners announced that it has raised $263 million for a second music investment fund. The private equity firm has taken stakes in music copyrights from The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bruno Mars and others. Funds created by Round Hill, Kobalt and others are part of a growing...

QUICK HITS: Atlantic • Sony • Pandora • Anti- • BMI • More

Pete Ganbarg has been promoted to the newly created position of President of A&R for Atlantic Records, based in NYC. He will also continue to oversee A&R for Atlantic, as well as its subsidiary labels, including Fueled By Ramen and Roadrunner. • Tiana Turner joins Pandora as director of pop...

Sub-Pop Records Announces Free 30th Anniversary Event

Legendary alt-rock, pop and punk record label Sub-Pop announced that they are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a free live music festival. Dubbed SPF30, the free event will be held on August 11th, 2018 at Alki Beach in West Seattle. While some details about the event, including the lineup, are...

Streaming Music Payment Rates Drop 9%, Apple Music Gains [David Lowery]

Musician and artists advocate David Lowery has been sharing an analysis of the streaming royalties that he receives as the principle songwriter and leader of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven since 2014. Every year they offer an important snapshot of trends that effect all artists and rightsholders. _____________________________ By David...

Help Build A Public Directory Of Spotify Playlists

We are helping Michael Brandvold build a directory of Spotify playlist owners, so anyone releasing new music can reach out and present their new music. If you have a playlist and are willing to get submissions for new music to add to your playlist, just fill out the form here...

Copyright Maximalists Give Up Term Extension Battle

After forty years of old works not tipping over into the public domain, it appears the Term-Extenders-That-Be are opting not to push for an extension this time around, anticipating that they'd face much more significant pushback. __________________________ Guest post by Mike Masnick of Techdirt Last week, in writing about how...

3 Factors Shaping The Music Industry In 2018

With 2017 already having been a busy and reformative year for the music industry, 2018 looks to be headed in a similar direction. Here we visit three important factors which will have a major effect on the industry in the coming year. ___________________________ Guest post from the Royalty Exchange blog...

5 Extreme Album Packaging Ideas

When it comes to selling physical copies of your album, packaging is king, with many records having been sold based on looks alone. Here we look five artists who took packaging to the next level when preparing their music for sale. ______________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0...

Facebook Gives Indie Musicians, Publishers March 12 Licencing Deadline

Facebook has finally created a system for musicians and rightsholders to get paid for use of their music on the social giant. But they've also set a March 12th deadline to participate directly via an exclusive deal with the Harry Fox Agency's Rumblefish division. ____________________________________ Independent music publishers and self-published...

Bot Co Claims It Benefits Ticketmaster, TM Says Hell No

Connecticut-based Prestige Entertainment, a ticketing company that uses bots to snag ducats to shows like Broadway’s “Hamilton,” claimed in court that it benefits Ticketmaster and consumers with its service – a statement that Ticketmaster blasted. TM filed a complaint against Prestige, which Prestige asked to be dismissed. In the dismissal,...

Band Marketing: Advertising On The Road

When on tour, it's important to do everything you can to get the word out. There's no such thing as too much visibility when you're on the road, and even the vehicle in which you're traveling can serve as a great medium for promoting your band. _________________________________ In this latest...

DistroKid Adds Lyrics Delivery, Shares Major Milestone

DistroKid has added lyric delivery to its low cost digital music distribution service. The company is the first indie D.I.Y. distributor to offer the service, with iTunes and Apple Music at launch. "With the transition from CDs to streaming, what we’ve gained in convenience we’ve lost in immersion," says DistroKid...

WMG Offers Worker Buyouts As Streaming Shift Accelerates

As it adapts to the shifting landscape for recorded music, WEA, Warner Music Group’s global distribution, marketing and sales division, is reportedly offering buyouts to 130 employees who deal with physical product. According to Billboard, WMG did not clarify their revised staffing goals, but the publication noted that the buyouts...

AM BRIEF: Indie Music Has 3/12 Facebook Deadline • Smart Speakers Soar • MelodyVR • More

TUESDAY 1.16.1?8? Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab

How To Boost Ticket Sales With Broader Distribution

While purchasing tickets has become significantly easier for consumers than in pre-internet days, there is still a lost opportunity when it comes to distributing your event across the web. Here we look at how sales can be boosted by promoting them via commerce sites. ______________________________ Guest post by Katie Sawyer...

Get Your Music On Spotify Playlists: Here's How

As the number one streaming service in an industry where streaming is now king, Spotify has become and essential platform for artists, and for musicians looking to get their music heard on a more global scale, nothing is more important than landing your tunes on a coveted Spotify playlist. ____________________________...

Using SubmitHub to Submit Music to Blogs, Playlists, More [Get FREE Premium Credits]

For first Music Biz Weekly podcast episode of 2018, Micahel Brandvold is joined by Jason Grishkoff from SubmitHub.com. Jason shares with us how SubmitHub was born out of a need for managing submission to his own music blog, Indie Shuffle and discuss how artists can use it to submit their...

7 Important Video Metrics For Measuring Your Content's Success

When determining whether or not your video content is hitting home, there are some important metrics to pay attention to beyond just the view count, such as audience retention, subscribers, and where viewers are coming from. _______________________________ Guest post by Alexandra Kennedy of the Symphonic Blog In order to effectively...

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