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4 Ways Music Is Used To Soothe And Improve Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is so prevalent today that many have referred to the time we are living in as the ‘age of anxiety.’ Even a brief look at the frantic pace and chaotic nature of modern life leaves little doubt as to why so many people are struggling with anxiety related problems. Show More Summary

How One City Supports Its Music Scene: Philadelphia, PA

Here musician and longtime Philadelphian Nick Millevoi shares some his favorite venues in the city, giving us an inside look at how such a large city can sometimes feel like a small town of interconnected scenes and genres. _______________________ Guest Post by Nick Millevoi on Soundfly's Flypaper I'm a lifetime...

Music Streaming's New Playlist Economy

With the advent of streaming, playlists have risen to become many consumer's default interface for listening to music, something which has some serious implications both for the music business and music itself. _________________________ Guest Post by Bas Grasmayer on Synchblog Playlists have become the default for listening to both new...

My Electric Toothbrush Hums in Middle C: Using the Sounds Around You to Improve Your Ear

Want to get the music out of your head and into the world? The best way to do that is to pay attention to the sounds around you. Here are some habits that you might want to develop to become a better musician. By Daniel Roberts and Dave Kusek (We’ll...

How A Christian Rock Star Started A Six-Figure Music Business Online [INTERVIEW]

In this interview Chris Greenwood, aka Manafest, talks about how was able to build a six-figure online business as a Christian rock star thanks to magic of online sales and passive income. _____________________________ Guest post by Jeff Rose from Forbes As someone who has earned over $1 million dollars blogging,...

New Payout Rates Shared For Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube

Given the controversy around streaming rates, it's important to have some idea of what these numbers actually are. Here David Lowery shares his per stream rates across various platforms and see how the numbers shifted in 2016. _____________________ Guest post from David Lowery of Cracker and The Trichordist The last...

Abbey Road Graduate CloudBounce Closes $250K Seed Round

Abbey Road Red Incubator graduate CloudBounce, an instant digital audio mastering service, has raised a $250,000 seed round. Investors in this round include UK-based VC Ascension Ventures, and a group of Finnish business angels. CloudBounce offers instant feedback on an audio track using AI. The (artificially) intelligent machine, unlike Shazam...

AM BRIEF: Facebook: Premium Live, $3B For VR • Amazon Absorbs Ghost Tunes • More

Wednesday 1.18.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Facebook is still committed to video, but its strategies are - as usual - confusing and shifting rapidly. Updated continuously under our More News tab

5 Step YouTube Converting Done Right

YouTube is a platform for social chance. It runs on the concept of free speech, constructive conversation, rainbows, and unicorns. All jokes aside, the atmosphere promoted on this social platform is that of unity and creativity. It is...Show More Summary

Study Suggests Connecting With Fans, Public Shaming More Effective Than Legislation At Combating Piracy

In an age where piracy is commonplace, using legal tools to combat it has proved largely ineffective. A new study suggests that publishers are better off connecting with fans and providing them with a compelling reason to purchase music instead. ________________________ Guest Post by Timothy Geigner on Techdirt We have...

How Radio Concert Wristbands Can Scale For Smaller Shows

Although they have become commonplace at music festivals RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) have not yet caught on at smaller scale concerts, something which may be about to change. ______________________________ Guest Post by Rachel Grate on Eventbrite RFID (radio frequency identification) technology has already taken over music festivals, and venues are...

When Artists Lead Their Audiences: Roger Waters, Alice Cooper, Beyoncé and More

Here David Deal reflects on what it means for an artist to lean an audience, and why it is equally important for a performer to in turn both comfort and unsettle an audience with one's creative work. _______________________ Guest Post by David Deal on Superhype “Are there any paranoids in...

Thinking Like A DJ Can Make Studio Mixes Better

As making music has gradually grown to become not just about creation but also about interaction, the line between DJing and Producing has become increasingly blurred, and finding success now often requires that an producer move beyond the confines of a studio and engage with an audience. __________________________________ Guest Post...

Major Music Manager Accused Of Direct Secondary Market Sales

It's been a dirty little secret of the music business for decades. Some artists' teams skim the best tickets and profit from reselling them on the secondary market. Now we're closer to getting proof, as Robbie Williams’ management team is accused of reselling them for $79 above face value. _______________________________...

This Fortnight in Music Supervision and Sync 1.17.17

A run through of the latest and greatest in sync licensing and music supervision over the past fortnight, courtesy of Synchblog. Film and TV A history of Adult Swim's boundary-pushing music moments (Billboard) Whether collaborating with an artist or just spotlighting them, Synchtank client Adult Swim has brought us many...

IBM Partners With Sacem For Music Cloud-Based Rights Management Platform

French performance rights organization Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique (Sacam) announced that they are partnering with technology giant IBM in a 10-year bid to develop URights, a cloud-based copyright platform designed to track and collect on online music for creators and publishers. URights aims to leverage cloud...

CD Baby, Music Gateway Partner To Provide New Sync Opportunities For Indie Artists

CD Baby is partnering with Music Gateway and its newly launched Sync Portal which allows 300+ global advertising agencies and 700 music supervisors to easily license tracks from CD Baby’s sync catalog of 2 million songs film, TV, commercials and video games. _______________________________ A new CD Baby and Music Gateway...

Top 7 Reasons Why You Should Listen To Music Every Single Day

An essential part of the day for many consumers, this article looks at the benefit of listening to music on a daily basis, and several specific ways in which it can help and improve both the mental and physical health of the listener in question. ______________________________ In the latest piece...

Spotify's Latest Offer To Labels: A 14% Lower Royalty Rate

Spotify, YouTube and other music streamers are locked in tough re-negotiations with the major labels. But for Spotify, the stakes are the highest. The largest music streamer, which loses millions of dollars quarterly, is planning an IPO this year. __________________________________ Spotify's latest offer to record labels marks an almost 14%...

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