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Apple Music Nabs CBS "Carpool Karaoke" Exclusive

Late Late Show host James Corden's ultra popular "Carpool Karaoke" segment is being spun off by CBS, and Apple Music has nabbed the streaming exclusive. ____________________________________________ Late Late Show's James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" was made popular, in part, by its presence on YouTube. But Apple Music will be the exclusive...

Projecting Trends: Augmented Reality, Advertising, and Music

As part of a 'Projecting Trends' series, this article examines the impact of Pokémon Go and Snapchat as they move toward making augmented reality increasingly mainstream, and the broader effect this will have on the music industry as a result. __________________________________ Guest Post by Bas Grasmayer on Synchblog Our new...

Do Modern Artists Really Need Record Labels?

Do artists operating in today's music economy really need record labels to succeed, or can they simply rely on administrative royalty collection services like Kobalt? The answer may depend on how established the artist already is. _____________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Here’s a very interesting video...

Musicians Killed by Guns 1950 - 2016 [INFOGRAPHIC]

"Guns. They’re the tragic link between John Lennon, Marvin Gaye, Kurt Cobain, Tupac and Biggie," Mike “DJ” Pizzo writes on Medium. "Indeed firearms cut short the lives of these superstars of music—and many other artists - guaranteeing they would never get the chance to rise to their full potential." _______________________________________...

3 Things You Should Know About The Average Facebook User

Facebook's latest algorithm shift has placed greater emphasis on users friends and family rather than other pages and organizations. This article helps artists understand the average Facebook users habits such that they can be better marketed to. ____________________________________ Guest post by Ashley Carlisle of Hootsuite With the latest Facebook algorithm...

Music Publishing News Roundup 7.19.16: Songwriters Move To Exclude Sony • Music Dealers Implodes • Sony/ATV Claims Top Spot

The National Music Publishers’ Association and the Nashville Songwriters Association have moved to exclude Sony Music Entertainment from participating in the Copyright Royalty Board’s proceeding to determine mechanical royalty rates for a variety of services. The NMPA/NSAI argue that because Sony is neither a licensor (i.e. music publishers) nor a...

How live streaming is transforming the music industry… and why that might scare you

Live video is exploding. Facebook Live, Snapchat, Pericope, and for a growing number of musicians, YouNow. But rising consumer demand for unscripted, real-time performances requires an entirely new skill set for up-and-coming musicians. By Dave Marcello, Head of Growth at Audiokite Research - Audiokite helps musicians, labels, and media companies...

Live Nation Reports Strong Earnings, Stock Soars

Over the last few quarters, Live Nation has started to feel like a solid business driven less by the touring whims of major artists and more by solid growth across three divisions - concerts, advertising, and ticketing. That Live Nation can achieve this amplifies Robert Sillerman's failures at SFX. _________________________________________________...

The 5 Things You Pay Too Much For As A Musician

For most musicians, profit margins are already pretty slim, meaning they can't typically afford to shell out a lot of unnecessary cash when purchasing gear. Here we look at some items on which far too many musicians will overspend. ____________________________ Guest Post by Jesse Sterling Harrison on the Sonicbids Blog...

3 Tips For Expanding Your Career Beyond Music

While it's certainly a fun and rewarding experience, limiting yourself to just being a musician means that you can miss out on other exciting entrepreneurial opportunities which can present themselves during the course of your involvement with the music industry. __________________________________ In this new post on MusicThinkTank, Nick Gross explores...

AM BRIEF: Live Nation, Amazon Report Record Quarters • SFX Maneuvers • VKontakte • Leadership Music • More

FRIDAY 7.29.16 Music Business News From Around The Web Live Nation's increasing strength makes the job of resurrecting SFX that much more difficult. Updated continuously under our More News tab

3 Tips For Expanding Your Career Beyond Music

Limiting your options to being only a musician is like saying you’re only going to try one instrument. The journey is the destination, and most successful musicians ended up where they are not because of their musical abilities but because...Show More Summary

Music Dealers Founder Responds To Site's Demise, Unpaid Artists

Earlier today, we reported that synch licensing site Music Dealers had shut down leaving many artists that made music available through the site upaid. Now, Eric Sheinkop, the founder who raised more than $9 million to fund Music Dealers but has since left to co-found shopping startup desirelist, has responded...

A2IM Announces 12th Annual Indie Music Week June 5-9, 2017

The indie music community will come together again on June 5-9, 2017 in New York City for American Association of Independent Music's (A2IM) 12th Annual Indie Week, an international conference and networking event aimed at maximizing the global impact of independent music. ____________________________________ A2IM's 2017’s Indie Week in 6.5.9, 2017...

Donald Trumps Own Viral 'Freedom Kids' Now Plan Lawsuit Against Trump Campaign

Some may recall the Trump campaign's singing/dancing 'Freedom Kids' from earlier this year. Now it looks as though the group's organizer will be suing the campaign after its violation of their verbal agreement and repeated failure to properly compensate the performance group. _______________________________ Guest Post by Mike Masnick on Techdirt...

Facebook Branded Content Now Enabled For All Verified Pages

An option which was formerly only available to media companies and major celebrities, Facebook has recently made branded content (aka any content which directly mentions or features a third party product/brand) available to all verified pages, which could be good news for artists. ___________________________ Guest Post by Emma Hawkins of...

After Raising $9 Million, Music Dealers Abruptly Shutters Sync Licensing Service, Musicians Go Unpaid

A music tech startup going out of business is often just another sad story. But Music Dealers raised big money and cut big deals. Now it's founder has moved on to a glitzy new startup co-founded with a former exec of the defunct synch licensing site's top former clients. The...

Why Artists Need To Embrace The New 360 Model [Cortney Harding]

As 2016 shapes up to be a landmark year for VR technology, it's time for artists to begin embracing 360 video technology. The cost of creating such content continues to drop, but the returns continue to increase, as the ways in which fans interact with live content continues to shift....

Facebook Reported Record Growth, 2 Charts Show Just How Hot The Social Network Is

Last evening, Facebook reported Q2 earnings that smashed all expectations. Steady user growth continued at 3.63% adding 60 million monthly users this quarter to hit 1.71 billion. Quarterly revenue of $6.44 billion also blew past estimates. _____________________________________ The two charts chronicle Facebook's continued phenomenal user growth. Related articles The Most...

Warner Music Signs Vadio Video Deal

Last year, Vadio raised $7.5 million in funding, and signaled a move into music by adding former Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff to its board of advisors. This week, Vadio struck a deal to add Warner Music Group content to their video network. ____________________________________________ Warner Music has signed a deal with...

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