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Stormzy, Dua Lipa Take Top Honors At Brit Awards 2018 [Full List Of Winners]

New artists beat the old guard at the 2018 Brit Awards which saw grime artist Stormzy and pop music singer-songwriter Dua Lipa take top honors at the annual awards show, winning British Male and Female solo artist, respectively. Lipa, who was the first female artist to pick up five Brit...

BRIT Awards 2018 Watch Live Here [2:30ET / 11:30PT] with Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Foo Fighters, More

Watch all of the action from the biggest night in UK music, live as it happens free her. It's hosted by Conor Maynard and Yasmin Evans and features performance by Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Foo Fighters, Jorja Smith, Justin Timberlake, Rag'n'Bone Man, Rita Ora, Sam Smith and Stormzy. WATCH LIVE:...

How To Give Fans What They Want With Facebook Messenger

Most music consumers, be they young or old, are often pressed for time meaning that, as an artist, it's important to get them what they want quickly and painlessly. Here we look at how to do so through automated messenger bots, quickly getting fans where they want to be. _________________________________...

Music Modernization Act 2018: We Can And Must Do Better [OP-ED]

The Music Modernization Act currently before Congress has the support of almost every major music trade organization. But that does not mean iti s not without problems, as Phil Galdston and David Wolfert of the 3300 member songwriters group Music Answers point out in the op-ed. ___________________________ By Phil Galdston...

Songkick Partners With Facebook, Active Users Rise 43%

Songkick, the concert discovery app acquired by Warner Music Group last year, has inked a partnership with Facebook to add concerts and events from its database onto the social giant. Songkick also announced a deal with French and Belgian retailer and ticket seller FNAC. These new partnerships follow deals with...

Patron Acquires Coachella, Bottlerocket App Developer Greencopper

Patron Technology, the company behind Ticketleap and Showclix, has acquired Greencopper, a web, and mobile app developer focused on the live entertainment segment. Greencopper develops apps and social media tools, including interactive maps, mobile messaging platforms, and music discovery apps for festivals and live event producers. It's clients range from...

How To Organize Your Music Industry Team

As a entrepreneur in the music industry, it can be easy to fall into the trap of trying to do everything yourself, a guaranteed recipe for burnout. Here we look at how to identify your various band member's strengths and let go of enough control to successfully delegate. ___________________ Guest...

Net Neutrality Repeal Challenged By 24 States

The FCC's 284-page net neutrality repeal ruling was published in the Federal Register Thursday, prompting objections from 24 state attorney generals. A consortium of tech companies has also promised legal action. The ruling goes into effect April 23. _________________________________ The Federal Communications Commission published its official order repealing net neutrality...

No Copyright Protection For 'Players and Haters'

While having lyrics protected under copyright is standard legal procedure, this doesn't hold true if the lyrics aren't saying anything creative, at least according a ruling in a copyright suit involving Taylor Swift, the group 3LW, and a good number of players and haters. _________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski...

Bandlab Acquires Gibson's Cakewalk

BandLab Technologies has acquired some assets and the complete intellectual property of Cakewalk Inc. from Gibson Brands. Gibson has recently been shedding subsidiaries and brands in an effort to avoid bankruptcy. Cakewalk has been a leading developer professional grade audio production software for the last 30 years. Upstart Bandlab's offering...

Snapchat Market Value Drops $1.3B After Single Tweet, CEO Earned $638M Last Year

If you live by social media, you die by social media. Just ask any musician who spent countless hours building an audience on MySpace audience (and now there are signs that Facebook is next). Today, the market value of Snapchat parent Snap Inc. fell $1.3 billion after a single tweet...

Pandora Stock Market Gains Erased One Day Later

Pandora stock lost Wednesday's gains and then some on Thursday. Pandora stock had risen as much as 7% in after hours trading Wednesday, after the streamer offered a mixed quarterly report but beat Wall Street expectations with revenue of $395 million, above analyst predictions of $376 million. On Thursday morning,...

Guide To Building Successful Relationships In The Music Industry

While ability is certainly a large part of making it in the music industry, the business is unfortunately often as much about who you know as it is your actual talent. In this piece we look closely at the essentials of building relationships in the music industry that will help...

Rep. Goodlatte To Unveil Combined Songwriter Super-Bill

U.S. Rep. Robert Goodlatte (R, VA ), powerful chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is set to unveil umbrella copyright reform legislation that combines three major bipartisan bills currently before both houses of Congress. __________________________ U.S. Rep. Robert Goodlatte (R, VA) and the House Judiciary Committee that he chairs are...

Ravyn Lenae: Anatomy Of An Artist

In this piece, on the rise R&B singer out of Chicago Ravyn Lenae chats about the sounds and influencing factors behind her music in anticipation of her upcoming new release Crush, set to drop soon. ______________________ Guest post by Rachel Grate of Next Big Sound What if we looked at...

Pandora Just Shared User Stat No Streamer Ever Has

As part of its quarterly report to investors yesterday, Pandora, shared a stat that no other music streamer has ever dared to share: the number of new paid subscribers not including current free trials. Competitors Spotify and Apple Music have a history of discounts and special promotions prior to announcing...

Why Play Counts Don't Always Translate To Success

Whether it's Spotify plays or social media traffic, being able to look at a tangible metric and see that listeners are consuming and enjoying your music is exciting for any band or artist, unfortunately this feedback doesn't always translate to success. Here we look at why. __________________________ Guest post by...

How Good Is Your Artist Website?

While having and keeping up with a band or artist website may seem easy enough, many music industry entrepreneurs struggle to do so. Having a solid website has become a must for artists however, and is essential for keeping your fans engaged and up-to-date. _______________________ Guest post by Jesse Brede...

Talib Kweli Cancels Concert After Venue Books White Nationalist Band Taake

Rapper Talib Kweli has canceled a performance at a Kansas City music venue after the booked a Scandinavian accused of being Nazi sympathizers. According to the Kansas City Star, Kweli on Feb 20th told the management of the Riot Room that he would not be performing the following day after...

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