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Spotify is Beating Apple Music and Here Is Why

Of the two major front-runners in the steaming war, Spotify and Apple Music, the former appears to be beating out its competition on several fronts. Here we look at some of main reasons for Spotify's growing success over Apple, including its 'bundling' with Hulu. _______________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski...

David Tennant & Elisabeth Moss’ ‘Mad To Be Normal’ Headed To Samuel Goldwyn Films

Mad to Be Normal, the biopic about 1960s celebrity psychologist R.D. Laing that stars David Tennant and newly minted Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, has been acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films. The pic written and directed by David MullenShow More Summary

Overcoming The 'Nashville No'

A noted bastion of the music industry, Nashville has become infamous for its 'Nashville no,' a way of allegedly letting down artists more gently when their services are, for whatever reason, not desired. ________________________ Guest post by Daniel Reifsnyder of Soundfly's Flypaper A good friend of mine once said: “They...

Comedy Central’s ‘The Opposition With Jordan Klepper’ Announces Team Of Citizen Journalists

Comedy Central’s upcoming late-night series The Opposition with Jordan Klepper has rounded out their team of citizen journalists. Niccole Thurman will join previously announced Tim Baltz, Laura Grey, Aaron Jackson, Josh Sharp, and Kobi...Show More Summary

Vinyl Pressing Of Beyoncé's "Lemonade" Gives Canadian Punk Band Zex An Unexpected Boost

After waiting months for the vinyl release of Beyoncé's "Lemonade," fans got quite a surprise. "Uphill Battle", an album by Canadian punk band Zex was pressed on to the lemon-yellow vinyl instead of Beyoncé's "Lemonade" tracks. ______________________________________________ ZEX “Human error” at the Celebrate Records vinyl plant in Germany, placed Uphill...

‘Star Wars’ Will Receive Promotional Help From Tie-Ins With Six Major Brands

Six major brands including General Mills, Nissan, Verizon, and Vizio hope to feel The Force in December when Disney releases Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The companies plus fashion designer Christian Louboutin and health technology maker...Show More Summary

Zefr Taps Fox Networks Group’s Toby Byrne As President

Zefr, a technology company that provides contextual targeting solutions for brands advertising on YouTube, has named Toby Byrne, former head of ad sales for Fox Networks Group, as President. In his new role, Byrne will lead the overall direction of Zefr's marketing and sales organizations. Show More Summary

Finding Time For Music When You Have A Day Job

Time management is an important and difficult skill for musicians to master, and becomes even more important and challenging when they have another full time job. Here we look at how artists can successfully juggle finding time for music with finding working full time either in or outside the house....

Bill O’Reilly To Matt Lauer On His Firing From Fox News & Sexual Harassment Claims: “This Was A Hit Job”

Bill O’Reilly spoke out about his firing from Fox News Channel as well as sexual harassment allegations filed against him in an interview with Matt Lauer Tuesday morning on Today. O’Reilly was on the show to plug his new book Killing...Show More Summary

Americana Airplay Chart For Week Of 9.18.17

We're just back from a wonderfully productive Americanafest conference filled with incredible music. Despite the fact that they must be more tired than I'll ever be, the folks at Americana Music Association Association have compiled this week's Americana chart. Archive Americana Playlist for week of Monday, September 18, 2017 Rank...

$10 Million Later, Former MOG, Beats CEO David Hyman Shutters Music Video AR App Blin.gy

Music video augmented reality app Bling.ly has shut down, after acquisition talks fell through. Originally launched as Chosen by former MOG and Beats CEO David Hyman, the music tech startup had raised $10 million to date. _______________________________________________________ David Hyman Serial music tech entrepreneur David Hyman's latest project, Blin.gy has shut...

Great Music Sharing Features Available On iPhone, iPad Today with Apple's iOS 11 Release, But Not If You Use Spotify

Starting Tuesday, iPhone and iPad users will be able to update their devices to iOS 11. It's a major update that adds augmented reality, improved images in Photos and Camera, a more useful Siri and a redesigned App Store. It also adds new options for music sharing, but they are...

Ed Sheeran, U2 Cancel St. Louis Shows Amid Ongoing Violent Protests

Concert fans in St. Louis suffered a double disappointment last weekend after both singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and Irish rock band U2 canceled planned performances in the city due to violent protests following the acquittal of a former white police officer in the shooting death of a black man. Ed Sheeran...

AM BRIEF: Music AR App Blin.gy Shutters • Ricall Fire Sale • Beyoncé Vinyl Hacked • More

TUESDAY 9.19.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Canadian punk band Zex gets a boost to thanks to a pressing plant switcheroo. Updated continuously under our More News tab

Senator McCain Congratulates ‘Morning Joe’ For “10 Years Of Fake News”

Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist celebrated the 10th anniversary pf MSNBC’s Morning Joe program Tuesday by taking over Saturday Night Live‘s legendary Studio 8H at Rockefeller Center, in a live telecast with a studio...Show More Summary

How To Find Time For Music When You Have A Day Job

This post was written by Bree Noble and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog. Whether you work full-time outside the house, in your home office or take care of young children or aging adults (which is definitely a full-time job),...Show More Summary

CBS Winning Battle For Australia’s Ten Network

It got a little hairy, and it cost a little more, but it looks like CBS has been able to secure Australia’s Ten Network following a last-minute challenge mounted by Fox Co-Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch and entrepreneur Bruce Gordon. Creditors...Show More Summary

‘Lockwood & Co’: Big Talk Prods To Adapt Spooky YA Detective Series For Television

EXCLUSIVE: London-based Big Talk Productions has optioned the best-selling Lockwood & Co series with plans to adapt the books for television. The supernatural adventure stories are written by Jonathan Stroud, and the deal comes as the...Show More Summary

Tucker Carlson Blasts Emmys; Calls It A “Remarkable Triumph Of Identity Politics Over Art & Entertainment”

Tucker Carlson did not like the Emmys — and he made sure to let everyone know on Tucker Carlson Tonight. Huge strides were made last night at the 69th annual Emmy Awards when it came to diversity, representation, and inclusion with Lena...Show More Summary

David A. Goodman Elected President of WGA West

David A. Goodman, running unopposed, has been elected president of the WGA West, and Marjorie David, also running unopposed, has been elected vice president. Goodman got 1,952 votes, but David actually out-polled him, receiving 1,962 votes. Show More Summary

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