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New Drone Service Delivers On Demand Vinyl. Just Kidding! Sort Of

In this op-ed, CMO Taishi Fukuyama of the company Qrates discusses how is organization is working to capitalize on the recent vinyl boom, and working to push the boundaries of the medium and implications it might have for the future of the music industry. _______________________________ Guest post by Taishi Fukuyama...

From 'Female Producer' To 'Producer'

In this article, Julie Kathryn, better known as I AM SNOW ANGEL recounts her transition in the music industry (an industry still plagued with rampant sexism) from being defined strictly as a 'female producer' to simply 'producer'. __________________________ Guest post by Julie Kathryn a.k.a. I AM SNOW ANGEL from Soundfly's...

A Streaming Service's Metamorphosis: Radical.FM Founder Shares His Startup Journey

In this piece traveler and music business entrepreneur Tom McAlevey walks us the through the development of his music streaming startup Radical.FM and how the service has evolved over time to fit the needs of the industry. ____________________ Guest Post by Tom McAlevey on Radical Indie My life swings between...

Apple Music Best Practices For Musicians: They Updated, So You Should Too

As a kind of followup to their earlier 'best practices' piece, The Daily Rind takes use through the updated Apple Music iOS 10 interface, with an refresher on the best practices to adopt with this new interface. ______________________________ Guest Post by Tricia Arnold: Senior Director, Retail Marketing on The Orchard's...

Is Live Music About To Have It's Own Napster Moment? OneRepublic Ventures Into Virtual Reality Today

Is live music about to experience its own Napster moment? Concerts are touted as the part of music that digitization can not replicate. But augmented and virtual reality are changing that. Why sit in row 200 when can have a more immersive experience at home via your Oculus headset. A...

Spotify Loses Two Top Execs: Deezer Nabs Riad Hawa, Early Hire Jonathan Forster Also Exits

Deezer has hired away Spotify exec Riad Hawa to expand its music hardware partnerships. Sales VP Jonathan Forster, one of Spotify's first dozen staffers and a close associate of CEO Daniel EK, is also exiting. ____________________________________________ Spotify executive Riad Hawa has been hired by rival Deezer to as its VP...

Americans And Canadians Lead Nominations For MTV European Music Awards 2016 [FULL LIST]

American artists including Beyonce and Rihanna and Canadians including Justin Bieber and Drake dominate the nominees for MTV's 2106 European Music Awards. The EMAs will be broadcast around the globe from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands on November 6 and air in the U.S. at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. _______________________________...

Spotify Adds Daily Mix: Your Favorite Tracks Mixed With New Songs

Spotify has launched Daily Mix - a series of computer generated mixes combining the users favorite tracks with new songs. Alongside Spotify's popular Discovery Weekly and Release Radar, the new offering provides an unrivaled personalized and constantly updated lean-back experience. ________________________________________ Spotify today launches Daily Mix - a group of...

Social Media Marketing For Musicians: Get More Fans Via Facebook

Regardless of genre, it's a goal of virtually every artist in every genre to grow a sizable fanbase and, if one plays their cards right, Facebook can be an excellent way to find and reach these potential fans. ______________________ In this recent post to MusicThinkTank, Jon Ostrow helps artists work...

TUE. BRIEF: Inside The New Apple Music • Rdio Failure Dissected • Sonos To Apple Stores • Dice • More

Tuesday 9.27.16 Music Business News From Around The Web Apple's music sage Jimmy Iovine on streaming: “I don’t think we know yet, I don’t think anyone knows yet.” Updated under our More News tab

All 3 Major Labels Sue To Stop YouTube Ripping

In recent months, YouTube has been under fire from the music industry, with mp3 track ripping from videos a major cause of friction. Now the major labels have taken aggressive legal action. ___________________________________________ All three major labels and several of their subsidiaries have filed suit against, a website that...

Why Would Music Tech Startup BandLab Want To Buy A Stake In Rolling Stone? [Mark Mulligan]

Why would a new model music tech company invest in an old school rock magazine? That's what analyst Mark Mulligan asked on the news that BandLab had bought 49% of Rolling Stone. ______________________________________________ By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA News emerged yesterday that Singapore music creator community and collaboration platform BandLab...

Former LinkedIn, Apple Marketing Exec Nick Bartle Joins Pandora

As they ramp up to launch two paid streaming music services, Pandora has announced that Nick Bartle will join Chief Marketing Officer. He joins Pandora from LinkedIn, where he served as VP of Member Marketing and Communications. Prior to that, Bartle was Senior Director of Marketing Communications for Apple. “I'm...

"Their technologies don't and won't last. Our art - if we do it right - will." - T Bone Burnett's AmericanaFest Keynote

Bashing Spotify and YouTube is easy. But T Bone Burnett did much more than that during his keynote address given at AmericanaFest, the Americana Music Festival & Conference last week in Nashville. He issued a call to arms, while reminding his fellow creators that "art is a holy pursuit." _________________________________________...

Drake's Short Film "Please Forgive Me" Debuts As Latest Apple Music Exclusive

Early Monday morning Drake's highly anticipated short film "Please Forgive Me," which loosely accompanies his last album "Views" was released as an Apple Music exclusive. It joins 70 other Apple Music exclusives since launch. ________________________________________ Drake's short 23 minute film "Please Forgive Me" has been released as an Apple Music...

Consumerless Recovery: Music Revenues Up But More Pain May Be Coming [John Maples]

While the latest news from the music industry certainly seems positive, with eight percent growth in revenues courtesy of streaming, for those who look more closely there may also be some concerning indicators hidden within those numbers. ________________________________ Guest Post by Jon Maples News this week, for once, was positive...

Snapchat Marketing 101 For Musicians, Clubs, Radio Stations And Record Stores

While Snapchat is unarguably a valuable marketing resource, the nature of the platform is such that it can be hard to measure your success with much accuracy. That said, there are still steps bands and artists can take to ensure their Snapchat is getting the kind of fan attention it...

ASCAP Expands Digital Team

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has hired Dana Fletcher and David Frigeri to join the performing rights organization in senior roles as a part of their new Digital Team initiative. Reporting to Alice Kim, ASCAP’s Chief Strategy & Digital Officer, the Digital Team, comprised of the...

How Many Fans Do You Need To Make A Living In Music?

While reaching a point where you can live off the money made from your music and fans is the end goal for many artists, most musicians are forced to work some kind of additional job in order to fund their creative exploits. Here we look at some numbers regarding exactly...

5 Tips For Getting Music Bloggers To Write About Your Music

Although the value of a review in printed publications has greatly diminished, bloggers remain a valuable resource for getting your music into the public eye. Here we look at useful tips for capturing the attention of these modern day taste-makers. _____________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 It...

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