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Apocalypse Or Not: Top 5 Bands In North Korea Right Now

Although the headlines have been recently dominated with the news that North Korea now has the ability to reach the United States with a nuclear missile, this article approaches things from the arts and culture perspective, taking a look at some of the top bands in North Korea, apocalypse or...

How To Increase Purchase Frequency Of Music and Merch [CyberPR]

Finding ways to more effectively monetize music is an ongoing quest. And with all of the stats showing a decline in music sales driven by the rise of streaming, it would be easy to devalue the income potential of music and merch sales, That would be a BIG mistake, say...

YouTube, Facebook and Every Musician's Moral Rights

Here Chris Castle explores the concept of moral rights, statutory rights put in place to safeguard the link between an artist in their work, as well as bemoaning the lack of these same rights in the US and how the should operate in conjunction with companies like Facebook and YouTube....

7 Key Clauses In An Artist Management Agreement

The relationship between an artist and their manager is one of the most important in the music business, and it's critical that both artist and manager are on the same page. In this article we look at seven key clauses every artist management deal ought to have. ____________________________________ In this...

President's Committee On the Arts and Humanities Resign En Masse

The entirety of the President's Committee On the Arts and Humanities tendered their resignation on Friday in protest of President Donald Trump's qualified criticism of the violence in Charlottesville last weekend. ____________________________________ 16 of 17 members of the of the President's Committee On the Arts and Humanities, cited the "false...

CHANGES @ MassConcerts • APA • Ticket Arena and Event Genius • JRA Fine Arts • Perciolan • Time For Fun

After a long sabbatical in Europe, MassConcert's John Peters has returned to oversee a newly-revamped Worcester, MA Palladium. Capacity is 2560 with an open floor and seated balcony. Peters also owns the Town Ballroom in Buffalo and Webster Theater in Hartford. • Talent agency APA is the latest to announce...

5 Locations Fight To Become The Next Mecca For EDM

As is often the case in the entertainment business, EDM mecca Ibiza has grown past the stage of hip obscurity, and with raised prices and beefed up regulations, it has the current EDM crowd in search of a new home. Here we look at some of the possibilities. __________________________ Guest...

New Taylor Swift Single This Friday After Her Social Media Blackout Breaks Internet

A full solar eclipse and a President's speech to the nation did not stop Taylor Swift from dominating both traditional and social media over the last few days. Wiping both her web site and social media accounts clean led to endless speculation. Now the wait is almost over. _____________________________________ Taylor...

AM BRIEF: Taylor Swift Teases • SEC Studies Special Spotify Stock Listing • Global Streaming Predictions • More

TUESDAY 8.22.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Taylor Swift again proves that she owns our attention any time she choses. Updated continuously under our More News tab

7 Essential Clauses In An Artist Management Deal

This post by Canadian entertainment lawyer Byron Pascoe originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog One of the most important relationships in music is between the artist and his or her manager. The manager’s specific role will depend...Show More Summary

Taylor Swift Returns To Social Media With Cryptic Video [WATCH]

Three days after wiping her web site and social media accounts clean, Taylor Swift is back online, kind of. At 11AM ET today the pop star posted a cryptic 10 second clip. The silent distorted video appears to depict a snake tail (or a cat or dragon tail as some...

Crowdcasting App Helps Fill Your Gigs, But Not With Fans

Given that attendance is so often a concern for artists, it should come as no surprise that a new app has been developed which provides a 'crowd for hire' and although such tactics will help fill a room, it's a pricey way to go, and those in attendance won't be...

Don'f Ignore The College Market [Music Biz Weekly Podcast]

Music Biz Weekly podcast co-hosts and music marketers Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert discuss the importance of the college market including college radio, live performances, college media and more. Learn why you should not ignore the college and how you can use them to build your story. _________________________________________

3 Tips For Getting Your Mailing List To Stand Out

Here we take a lesson in music marketing done right, and pick up three valuable tips on getting you mailing list to stand out from the crowd while not alienating fans with excessive pleas to buy stuff. ___________________________ Guest post by Angela Mastrogiacomo from ReverbNation You know when you’re mindlessly...

David Skorton Talks Berklee Online, The Future Of Education

Famed educator and music enthusiast David Skorton recently opted to give online education a shot in the form of a music course. Here he shares his experience and talks about what he sees as the future of online education. _______________________________ Guest post from Berklee Online Renowned educator David J. Skorton...

Celebrate National Radio Week With A Field Trip To KRLX 92 FM In Minneapolis

It's National Radio Week and to celebrate, each day we're visiting one of the most interesting college radio stations in the country, thanks Jennifer Waits, who has has toured more college stations than the FCC to chronicle this essential outlet for indie music and broadcast creativity. First up: Minneapolis's KRLX...

5 Unexpected Cities Seeing A Live Music Renaissance

As the popularity of live music continues to grow in expected places like New York and Los Angeles, smaller less likely seeming cities are also seeing a dramatic spike in their live music markets. Here we look at five such dark horses of the live music industry ______________________________________________ Guest post...

Co-Founders Case Against TuneCore To Move Forward, says Judge

A case brought by two co-founders of TuneCore against the indie digital music distributor has merit and will moved forward, a U.S. District Court ruled late last week. The plaintiffs allege that that they have not received promised cash and/or stock options for more than 10,000 hours of work. Tunecore...

MON. NEWS BRIEF: Industry Responds To Lyor Cohen, YouTube • Taylor Swift Teases • Rightscorp Bleeds • More

Monday 8.21.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Dear Lyor, you brought this on yourself. Updated continuously under our More News tab

Why Are Taylor Swift's Web Site, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr All Blank?

Taylor Swift's official web site, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts and Tumblr have all been whipped whipped clean. Some fans have speculated that she was the victim of a massive hack, but more likely the media savvy star is drawing attention in anticipation of a major announcement. ________________________________________________ All...

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