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30-Day Songwriting Challenge Free For MTT Community

The 30 Day Songwriting Challenge is designed to professional songwriters accomplish a daily songwriting routine without getting derailed by distractions, bad habits, or the enemy inside their brain - resistance. The challenge offersShow More Summary

Any Artist Can Now Upload Mixes To Beatport, But They'll Earn Just 5-10% Of Revenue

Beatport has been making some aggressive moves of late, including a partnership to power an EDM channel on Spotify. Now, Beatport is aiming straight for Soundcloud and allowing anyone to upload tracks or a mix to the EDM-centric service. ____________________________________ Much like Soundcloud, Beatport will now allow anyone to create...

Amazon Music Turns Up The Heat With 30 Exclusives

Almost daily we get a press release announcing how Music Service X is differentiating itself from the competition. Since its missing Universal Music and a lot of current hits, Amazon Prime Music can't have the deepest catalog, but it can make its users feel 'special' with exclusives. __________________________ Amazon today...

Lucian Grainge To Helm Universal Music Thru "at least 2020" - Full Text Of Announcement

Vivendi has extended the contract of Universal Music CEO Lucian Grainge through 2020. "This plan will enable the company to maintain its profitable growth and continue to play a leading role in the transformation of the music industry," the company said in a statement The full text of the announcement:...

Country Star Luke Bryan Debuts Song On Tinder

Luke Bryan is debuting a song on social dating app Tinder. Bryan has placed 12 singles at No. 1 and sold 7.5 million albums with 30 million digital tracks He's been named Entertainer of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music (twice) and the Country Music Association. Starting...

SFX Gives Sillerman 2 Weeks To Complete Stock Buy Back, Asset Sale Likely Alternatve

In just over 3 years, Robert Sillerman built SFX Entertainment into an EDM powerhouse. But since taking the company public in October 2013 and raising $260 million with the IPO, the company has seldom met investor expectations. SFX Entertainment (NASDAQ:SFXE) today announced that had given notice to Robert F.X. Sillerman...

Apple Music Uses Snapchat To Offer Look Inside Beats 1 Global Studios

Since even before it launch, Apple Music has been using social media creatively to promote Beats 1. From "leaking" details to posting "exclusive" interviews on YouTube, Beats 1 and Apple Music are going wherever their audience goes. Apple Music's latest foray into social marketing is a tour of Beats 1's...

5 Signs You're Not Built To Be A DIY Musician

Do you have what it takes to blaze your own trail in the music industry? Being a DIY musician requires an incredible amount of work, as well as a certain degree of tenacity and an ability to handle rejection. As lifestyles go, it's not for everyone. ______________________________________ Guest Post by...

1000 Musicians Gather To Lure Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters To Italy

A fan in Italy organized a group of 1000 musicians to come together to learn a Foo Fighters song in an attempt to convince Dave Grohl and company to perform in Cesena, Italy. ___________________________________ A video posted on YouTube shows a legion of musicians coming together in a field to...

Apple Music Streams Just 4% Of Spotify's, Says Indie Distributor

Since Apple isn't sharing and any stats provided during a 90 day free trial would be suspect, we have no real idea how well Apple Music is doing. Tim Cook says "millions and millions" and one report claims that 10 million have signed up for a free trial. But signing...

Soundcloud Subscription Tier Is Coming

Get ready to cry tiers of subscription. Long touted as a largely free service, Soundcloud will soon be attempting to convert its free users into paid subscribers, owing to pressure from investors and labels. ______________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 It's been rumored for months, but it...

Today Is Last Day To Get Early Bird Pricing To CD Baby's DIY Musician Conference - SAVE $30

Today is the last day to get discount pricing to CD Baby's inaugural DIY Musician Conference. The DIY Musician Conference will take place October 23 - 25, at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel in downtown Chicago. Tickets for the CD Baby DIY Musician Conference are available now through July 31...

Music Publishing News Roundup 7.13.2015: Downtown + Codigo • Streaming In Spain • "Happy Birthday"

Downtown Publishing's deal with Codigo Music/Fania, the rise of music streaming in Spain and the battle of "Happy Birthday" all top this week's music publishing news. ____________________________________________ Downtown Music Publishing has signed a global publishing agreement with Codigo Music that encompasses their entire music publishing catalogue. Parent company of Fania...

AM NEWS BRIEF: Apple Streams Lag Spotify [Report] • Justice Dept. Reviews Licensing • SoundCloud • More

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The New Artist Model YouTube Channel

New Artist Model - Music Business and Music Management School When we think of YouTube, we think of covers, viral videos, and music videos. But, while a lot of the content on YouTube is primarily entertaining, you can also find and learn almost anything from YouTube videos. Show More Summary

Music Publishing’s Metadata Problem

While there has been significant discussion of late over how streaming services pay artists and labels, the means by which publishers and songwriters are compensated has been shockingly absent from the conversation. ____________________________ Guest Post by Annie Lin of Loudr When Taylor Swift objected to Apple's plan to offer free...

Five Post-MP3 Era Ways To Build Your E-mail List

After a relatively brief run, the era of the MP3 is drawing to a close meaning that free downloads, one of the main incentives for getting fans to sign up for e-mails, no longer has much value. Here are a few other rewards that can be used to entice fans....

Prince - Who Pulled All His Music Off Streaming Services - Debuts New Song On Spotify....

Ever the Confusing One, Prince today debuted a new song on Spotify. Just four weeks ago, he had pulled all of his music off Spotify and other streaming music services, with the exception of Tidal and a few tracks Soundcloud. But today, Prince tweeted: Spotify @Spotify Prince dropped a single...

Decentralized Events: How Live Streaming Revolutionized Live Music

We are in an era where it is difficult to throw a proverbial rock in the metaphorical landscape of streaming without hitting one medium or another. Whether in professional sports, videogames, e-sports, music, the adult entertainment industry – even in haute couture with performances of ballet, theatre and opera –...

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