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4 Ways A Great Graphic Designer Can Help Musicians Market Their Music

A well-designed image can serve as a strong marketing tool. As a musician, your desire is to share your music with a certain audience. In addition to creating quality music, using a great graphic designer will help your music get to more people in a quicker amount of time. Show More Summary

How To Structure Your Website To Convert Fans To Customers

For artists and musicians, a website should act as a home base, providing interested fans with the most direct way of accessing you possible. Here we look at the best way to organize your site in such a way that interested fans are funneled into become paying customers. ____________________________ Guest...

Convicted fraudsters sell Ed Sheeran tickets through Ticketmaster

Husband and wife convicted of a £2m fraud in 2012 found to be listing thousands of pounds’ worth of gig tickets A pair of convicted fraudsters are using Ticketmaster to sell thousands of pounds’ worth of seats at Ed Sheeran gigs, it has emerged, fuelling concerns among campaigners about the anonymity of touts who use secondary ticketing websites. Show More Summary

Why do white men still control so much culture? – video

Women of colour are regularly applauded in the worlds of fashion, film and music. But, argues Hanna Yusuf, critical acclaim – awards, reviews and write-ups – remains the domain of the rich few who control the industries. Because of this, she argues, non-white artists are missing out on the credit they deserve Continue reading...

Former RIAA Executive Lets Loose On Fair Use

Although libraries and universities across the nation are taking the week to celebrate fair use, not everyone is so thrilled with the concept. The MPAA and the RIAA have both gone on the offensive regarding fair use, posting lengthy pieces attacking it. __________________________ Guest Post by Mike Masnick on Techdirt...

Use The Right Format To Submit Music To Blogs, Radio, Festivals And More

Getting the attention of music blogs, DJs, and licensing agencies etc. is a tricky business, as each one requires a special approach. Here Michael Corcoran helps explain the best way to pitch your music to various different entities within the music business. ____________________________ Guest post by Michael Corcoran on DIY...

Spotify Adds 3 Original Music Business Focused Podcasts

From Carpool Karaoke on Apple Music to Deezer's "Ball's Up," original content is the latest way that music streamers are working to make their services unique. After a splashy announcement more than a year ago promising to do the same, Spotify is slowly, but surely, adding more original programming. _______________________________...

Most Common Music Publishing Agreements Explained

While there may be significant frustration among music composers at low streaming rates and other challenges making money in the music industry, there is still a good deal of money to be made on the publishing sided of things. Here we breakdown five of the most common types of publishing...

Roger Waters Eyes "The Wall" Protest Concert On U.S. - Mexico Border

Roger Waters is considering staging a performance of Pink Floyd's 1979 classic "The Wall" on the US-Mexico border as a protest against the immigration policies of US President Donald Trump. Waters has previously used the album as a protest tool, famously performing the work in Berlin in 1990 to commemorate...

How Do Bands Effectively Manage Royalties And Contracts?

When an up and coming band begins to see appreciable success, they may not have the best idea as to how to manage the new income being earned off of royalties and contracts. Here are four tips for how to do so effectively. _____________________ In this new post to MusicThinkTank,...

AM BRIEF: Music Biz, Google File DMCA Comments • Jay Z: 1st Rapper To Win Songwriter Award • EarIn Raises $3.5M • More

THURSDAY 2.23.17 Music Business News From Around The Web It's hard to overstate how important the battle to reform the DMCA is for both music and tech. Updated continuously under our More News tab

Brit Award Winners 2017 - The Full List From David Bowie To Beyonce

David Bowie was the only 2X winner at last night's Brit Awards, the biggest show on the UK music calendar. As usual, the evening was filled with surprises. Here are all the nominees and 2017 Brit Award Winners: ________________________ British male solo artist Craig David David Bowie – WINNER Kano...

How Do Bands Effectively Manage Their Royalties And Contracts?

When a band begins to achieve success, money will start coming in. Young members of a band and people who are new to earning an income through music may not know how to manage the income from royalties and contracts. These four tipsShow More Summary

Spotify's Most Streamed & Viral Tracks US, UK, Global

The Spotify Weekly Charts highlight top artists by listener along with the past week's most streamed and viral songs in the US, UK and around the world. Spotify Global Top Artists (by Listener) Rank Artist Monthly Listeners – 1 Ed Sheeran 42.18m – 2 The Chainsmokers 37.80m – 3 The...

Top D.I.Y. PR Tips For Every Creator

Regardless of your position in the music industry, positive PR will always be to your benefit. Although hiring from an agency remains the best route, there are many simpler and cheaper things that can be done independently which still significantly help to give you coverage. ____________________________ Guest post by Lizzie...

5 Things Artists Can Do To Grow Their Network

It's not just music, your strength in any industry is dependent on how well developed your network is. Once frowned upon, connecting with business professionals in the music is now not only expected for artists but encouraged. Here look at five different ways artists can expand their networks. __________________________ Guest...

NY Court Declares No Performance Rights For Flo and Eddie: “POOF” Goes 5 Million Dollars

In the latest look at the ongoing saga of Flo and Eddie and Sirius XM. For a while it looked as though Flo and Eddie were set to receive quite a large bump of cash, but it seems a recent ruling from the New York Court of Appeals will make...

Things To Look Out For When Getting Your First Guitar

Buying a guitar can be a tough proposition especially if you would love to balance aspects such as sound quality, beauty, weight, brand preference, and size. For beginners, it is a norm to have the false perception that all guitars are...Show More Summary

Hypebot's 'Believe It Or Not' - iTunes Is Still The Most Popular Music Platform In The U.S.

While music download sales are clearly on the decline, don't count them out yet. According to a survey of 10,000 consumers by PayPal and SuperData, iTunes, is still the most popular music platform in the US, beating Spotify and Pandora. ______________________________ More surprising facts from the survey: 86% of music...

How To Get People To A Show In A Month [Kosha Dillz]

Getting people to a live show - particularly when it is outside of your home town - isn't easy. But indie rapper extraordinaire Kosha Dillz has some strategies that he's using to build a national fan base. ____________________________ By Kosha Dillz I want to write this article because well…I have...

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