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Smart Touring: Six Keys To A More Lucrative Tour

Running a successful tour is all about effectively managing your expenses, and as an up-and-coming artist, your often at the mercy of the venues at which you play and may not have much leverage. That said, careful planning at the outset, and following these six tips can do wonders when...

How UnbelievableBeats Makes Money From Free Beats [CASE STUDY]

Here we examine a case study of artist Shaun Friedman who decided that, rather than sell his substantial library of unused beats, he would give them away for free, all the while building his mailing list and finding other creative ways to profit off of his work. ___________________________ In this...

TuneIn Raises $50 Million For Online Audio Service

Online radio station and audio aggregator TuneIn has raised $50 million to fund a growing portfolio of programming for a paid service to rival Sirius XM. Today's new $50 million in funding values TuneIn at about $500 million, a source told Bloomberg. Marker, IVP and Comcast Ventures led the round,...

Taylor Swift Wins Groping Trial, Issues Statement

After just four hours of deliberation, jurors ruled in favor of singer Taylor Swift in her counter-suit against a former radio DJ over alleged assault and battery. The six-woman, two-man jury found that the actions of the former country music DJ David Mueller, amounted to assault and battery against Swift....

Mega-hit "Despacito" Was Not Submitted To MTV's Video Music Awards In Apparent Protest

The #1 YouTube video of all time "Despacito" is not being considered for an MTV Video Music Award because it was never submitted. But do the artists even care,given that MTV only plays the video on its secondary Latin channel, MTV Tres? __________________________________________ An MTV spokesperson told the AP...

AM BRIEF: New Pandora CEO • No 'Despacito' At VMAs • YouTube Tests Live Stats • More

Tuesday 7.15.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Pandora's new CEO is also an active musician which leaves me hopeful about the future of Pandora AMP. Updated continuously under our More News tab

Pandora Names Sling Exec Roger Lynch As CEO and President

Sling CEO Roger Lynch has been named the CEO and president of Pandora starting September 18th. He will also join the board of directors. Additionally, Michael Lynton, current chairman of Snap Inc. and former CEO / chairman of Sony Entertainment, will join the board. _____________________________________ Pandora (NYSE: P) has announced...

10 Minute Silent Song Is A Hit On iTunes Because It Solves A Very Annoying Problem

A 10 minute silent song is in the Top 30 on iTunes. Not just a gimmick, the 99 cent track solves a very common annoyance that anyone that has ever used Apple's iTunes in their car has experienced every time they plug in to hear music. hey I released a...

A2IM Calls Out Billboard For "Erroneous" Independent Music Power Players List

Billboard has published its latest Independent Power Player Edition and A2IM, the U.S. indie label sector's top trade organization, is crying foul over the magazine's definition of independent, which includes many companies owned or controlled by major labels. "There is no known definition of ‘Independent’ that embraces 100% ownership by...

7 Ways To Actually Enjoy Putting Out Your Album

While an important component of most artists' musical career, releasing an album can be arduous and time consuming process, and with the wrong attitude it can become fairly miserable fairly quickly. Here we look at seven ways in which artists can make the launch process that much more fun. _____________________________...

Prince Gets His Own Official Shade Of Purple

The Prince Estate and Pantone, the global arbiter of color, have announced the creation of a standardized custom color to represent and honor the music icom Unsurprisingly its a purple hue, represented by Prince's “Love Symbol #2” (left) and inspired by his custom-made Yamaha purple piano. _____________________________________ A new color...

Should Musicians Even Bother Making Albums Since Almost No One Is Buying Them?

Like it or not, we live in a singles driven music industry. A recent half-year report from Nielsen revealed that album consumption has taken a dramatic hit over the past six months, even for the industry's stars. So, should you even bother "making" an album? ________________________ Guest post by Bobby...

Music Marketing Using Instant Gratification Tracks vs Complete My Album [Michael Brandvold, Jay Gilbert]

Music Biz Weekly co-hosts and marketing experts Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert discuss the difference between an "Instant Gratification Track" and "Complete My Album, and learn why you should always an Instant Gratification Track as part of your release plan. _________________________________ Related articles Amazon UK: HORI Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2...

A Simple Guide To Promoting Your Music On YouTube

As one of the most accessible content platforms on the web, being able to effectively promote their material on the site had become essential for artists. Here we look at a straightforward list of basic practices for any artist hoping to use the platform, regardless of the resources available to...

Former NY Times Exec Tristan Boutros Joins ASCAP Digital Team As Chief Technology Officer

ASCAP has named former New York Times digital executive Tristan Boutros as Chief Technology Officer. Tristan will be based in New York and report to EVP and COO Brian Roberts. At a time when music consumption is shifting and becoming increasingly global, Tristan will lead ASCAP' technology strategy and execution...

Deadline To Enter Music For Next Year's Grammy Awards Nears

A reminder that the new online access to submit music for the 60th Grammy Awards opened last week. If you haven't entered your music yet, do it soon - that window closes this Wednesday Aug. 23rd. And note, this year the Grammy Awards will be online-only voting for the first...

"Annabelle: Creation" Tops North American Weekend Box Office, "Wolf Warrior" Tops Global

Warner Brother's "Annabelle: Creation" $35 million in North American theaters over the weekend, providing a little hope for an otherwise sleepy August box office in North America. A sequel to 2014's "Annabelle" the film series is in itself, a spin-off of the ghostly "Conjuring" series, the modestly budgeted film garnered...

AM BRIEF: SoundCloud Saved, But For How Long? • MTV Goes Old School • Social Data Is Driving A&R • More

Monday 8.14.17 Music Biz News From Around The Web SoundCloud has been saved for now, but we've heard nothing about a plan to make it profitable. Updated continuously under our More News tab

Warner/Chappell Launches Copyright Claim Over YouTube Video Deliberately Featuring None Of Its Music

Taking proactive takedowns to soaring new heights, Warner/Chappell recently issued a copyright claim over a doctored Star Wars clip containing precisely none of J. Williams' music - the absence of which was in fact the point of the video, says Techdirt's Tim Cushing. _______________________ Guest post by Tim Cushing of...

This Week In Music Commentary

This week, commentators from inside the industry weighed in on the music businesses Orwellian parallels, Def Leppard claims piracy is garnering them more fans, and David Lowery questions if the Sensenbrenner bill means it's time for a Grand Jury. '1984', New Rembrandt And Spotify's 'Fake Artists' Def Leppard Says Music...

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