All Blogs / Industries / Entertainment Industry / Music Industry / Popular


Disgraced Boy Band Hit Maker Lou Pearlman Dies In Prison

Former boy band manager Lou Pearlman has died in price at the age of 62. The svengali behind NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys has been serving a 25 year federal prison sentence for swindling investors out of more than $300 million. _________________________________ Lou Pearlman, the disgraced star-maker behind 1990s boy...

Universal reportedly outlaws streaming 'exclusives' after Frank Ocean release

Music industry newsletter claims Universal Music Group will be first major label to ban practice of artists offering exclusives to services such as Tidal and Apple Just two days after Frank Ocean’s Blonde, one of the biggest releases...Show More Summary

Believe Digital Acquires Indie Label naïve

Believe Digital has acquired indie label and publishing company naïve. Believe is the global digital distributor and artist services firm that purchased DIY digital music distribution platform TuneCore last year. ________________________________________...Show More Summary

Spin, Vibe, Stereogum For Sale As SpinMedia Goes On Auction Block

An already dwindling number of online music site - or too often, music celebrity click bait engines - may be about to get a good bit smaller with news that perpetually struggling online publisher SpinMedia is for sale. ____________________________ SpinMedia music sites include SPIN, Vibe, Death and Taxes, Stereogum, Idolator,...

Pandora Names Questlove Strategic Advisor, First Artist Ambassador

Questlove is getting creative with Pandora. Change happens slowly at the music streamer, particularly when its comes to its consumer offering. But teaming with the Roots drummer may hint at a new Pandora as it preps the launch of its own Spotify and Apple Music competitor as early as next...

New Twitter Features Could Make Promotion More Difficult

As seems to so often be the case, a new host of updates for Twitter will likely make DIY promotion for artists more difficult when it comes to getting their content seen by fans. New features being added to the platform include changes in notification settings and, worst of all,...

Frank Ocean Just Proved: Direct To Fan Works, Labels Mean Less Than They Think, Exclusives Suck But Still Matter

Frank Ocean has just shaken up the music industry, probably forever. His dual exclusive releases via Apple on Friday and Saturday ignited a long overdue debate about exclusive streaming releases; and hidden in the details are lessons that should be sending shockwaves through the executive suites at Universal, Sony and...

YouTube Optimization For Musicians

You spent the time, energy, and money creating a music video. Now what? The team at CyberPR has come answers. Posting your video to YouTube won't accrue the views you want unless you have a bit of strategy. Here are 8 ways to maximize your video's potential on YouTube. ____________________________________...

Should We Believe All The Negative Hype Surrounding New DOJ Rules on PROs?

In this article Dave Brooks of Amplify offers an alternative perspective on the recent Department of Justice ruling, suggesting that the rules may in fact help rather than harm venues and event producers. __________________________ Guest post by Dave Brooks of Amplify Here’s something no one in the music industry will...

Know You Suppliers, Research Your Team

Have you been curious about how to get a supplier to work with you who will be reliable and produce what you actually want and need? Here an industry offers some experiential advice choosing the right supplier. _____________________________ In this latest selection from MusicThinkTank, Leena Sowambur sheds some light, as...

In Japan, Music Business Changes Very Slowly

A recent look at some overseas music industry numbers in Japan has revealed streaming's continued growth, and that physical sales, while still dropping, are slower to decline there. Additionally, and unlike the US, ringtones continue to take up an appreciable share of the market there as well. _______________________________ Guest post...

5 Marketing Truths Most Musicians Have Ignored For Too Long

Most artist would rather focus on their creative output than getting bogged down with the business side of things. That said, marketing is an inherent part of being a successful artist, so we're offering five marketing truths musicians can apply when "selling" their act. ____________________________ Guest Post by Dave Ruch...

AM BRIEF: Frank Ocean Ignites 'Exclusives' Debate • STX Buys Surreal • Lisn, Alively Launch • Live 365 • More

WEDNESDAY 8.24.16 Music Business News From Around The Web Frank Ocean has triggered an overdue debate over release exclusives while also affirming the growing power of the direct to fan connection and diminishing value of record labels. Updated continuously under our More News tab

How Can You Make The Best Content Marketing Strategy As An Artist / Band / DJ?

It’s important for artists to gain content about themselves in the Music Industry. It allows them to keep fans updated about their activities. Besides this, it’s also a way to build up relationships in the Music Industry and other fans. Show More Summary

How To Choose A Supplier

So, let me tell you a story. Back in my Sony days, part of my remit was to commission websites for the acts on my roster as well as leading the digital campaign and coordinating other parts of the marketing and PR process. This meant that I had to source web designers to build any campaign websites. Show More Summary

Recording Industry Claims Keeping Copyright Terms At Life Plus 50, Instead Of Life Plus 70 Too Expensive

Although one would expect record labels to be happy that the TPP includes a provision extending the life of minimum copyright at the expense of the listening public, it seems they still not content, complaining that making alterations will be too costly to rights holders, says Mike Masnick. ___________________________ Guest...

Spotify's Major Label Contracts Have Lapsed, Talks Stalled Over Rates, But Both Sides And Artists Could End Up Winners

Spotify's contracts with all 3 major labels have lapsed. That's not news to any of use who follow the music industry, but what is new is a report that talks are stalled over Spotify's request to pay a smaller percentage of its income to labels and artists. ________________________________________ Spotify's contracts...

YouTube Stats: Is The Service Not As Big For Music As Previously Thought?

Although the music industry has for some time operated under the assumption that music related content made up 40% of YouTube videos, news and drastically different data from Pexeso, offers some very different numbers, suggesting some of the low payout related anger targeted at YoutTube may be misplaced. ____________________________________ Guest...

What In The World Happened At CÜR?

In this recent piece, Cortney Harding investigates what happened to CÜR, a music startup designed to offer streaming and internet radio at a lower rate than its competitors, but which seems to have gone the way of so many startups and spent itself into an early grave. ________________________________ Guest post...

FREE Bandzoogle eBook: "23 Ways Musicians Can Make Money"

Making some form of money is key to maintaining a career as a musician, although the ways in which artists earn income have changed quite a bit over the past few years. In this excerpt from his recent eBook, Dave Cool outlines 23 different revenue streams artists can tap into...

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC