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‘Agent Carter’ Composer Christopher Lennertz On Crafting His Marvel-ous Spy Score

When it came to boarding ABC's Marvel limited series Agent Carter as composer, Christopher Lennertz already had the job before the cameras rolled. More specifically, he served as composer for the Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter short that was included on the Avengers DVD. Show More Summary

Ex-Google, Facebook Programmers Launch Weav App To Change How Music Is Created And Consumed

Musicians, Fans And App Developers Needed To Test New Software Delivering music fits your location, activity and mood has been the goal of apps like Songza and playlists on every major music service. Weav takes an entirely new approach - variable tempo. __________________________ New app Weav hopes to do nothing...

Defining Good Social Media, Email Engagement Rates

Now that we’ve defined engagement, let’s dive into the analytics. What makes a good engagement rate? It can be hard to identify the benchmark to aim for, and it differs from platform to platform. Here are some numbers to let you know if you’re on the right track. Guest Post...

‘Picture Perfect’ Sketch Scores Direct Hit On Hot Topic: ‘SNL’

UPDATE, later Sunday AM: A commenter points out the similarity between this sketch and one from Canadian TV show This Hour Has 22 Minutes a couple of months ago: Judge for yourself:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgXj23LRI94. You had...Show More Summary

Connecting With Fans Through Messaging Apps

Communication is always a priority, you can never seem to have enough of it. It’s no wonder that messaging apps and services are continuing to see a growth trend. There are many to choose from, some you likely already use to stay in touch with friends and family. Let’s start...

Understanding Social Media Engagement

Navigating the many different social media platforms can be quite overwhelming. In addition to maintaining a presence on so many networks, you're also expected to understand how you to better connect with your audience. When looking at social analytics, there are a lot of numbers, but one of the most...

Comcast Launches Initiatives To (Finally) Fix Its Customer Service Woes

Remember Comcast’s customer rep from hell, who insisted that a subscriber answer a barrage of questions before being allowed to cancel the service? Or the customer who was fired when he complained about a series of billing snafus, and...Show More Summary

Why You Must Treat Music Like A Business

It’s the least sexy part of being an indie musician: making money. Mostly because when you’re still in the early stages as an artist, you’d much rather talk about the thousands of listens you’re getting on SoundCloud than the few hundred dollars hitting your bank account every so often. Guest...

Apple Responds To Nepal Earthquake With iTunes Fundraising Campaign

As it has for disasters including Typhoon Haiyan, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Haiti and, Hurricane Sandy,Apple has launched a fundraising campaign in the wake of Saturday’s devastating earthquake in Nepal. Apple will cover the transaction fees, meaning that 100% of the donation goes to the Red Cross. Since...

The suspense! The slaughter! What we learned from the download chart

It’s the anniversary that nobody is celebrating – the download chart’s 10th birthday. Here’s a rundown of its impact on the industry, and the way we buy and listen to music There was no party. Champagne went unpopped. Sombre talking heads were not wheeled out for a special on BBC Four. Show More Summary

YouTube Turns 10 Today [Official Stats]

Ten years ago today, YouTube uploaded its first video. Co-founder Jawed Karim posted a boring 18 second clip of himself at the San Diego Zoo. And while Facebook and upstarts like Vessel are coming on strong, YouTube remains the dominant force in online video. The official stats: YouTube has more...

Bandsintown Connects Fans With Their Favorite Artists Through New RSViP Program

Bandsintown recently launched a new artist-to-fan connectivity initiative that selects 10 lucky fans at random who RSVP to upcoming shows, giving them and their friends free access to an ultimate VIP experience. Complete with a fast pass to cut through lines, an RSViP t-shirt, a concert poster, and a meet...

Stan Freberg Dies: Popular Satirist And ‘Looney Tunes’ Voice Actor Was 88

Stan Freberg, who skewered pop culture with satirical records and did cartoon voices for nearly six decades, died today. He was 88. His son Donovan confirmed the news in a Facebook post but offered no details. Freberg began his six-decade career doing impersonations on Cliffie Stone’s radio program in 1943. Show More Summary

3 Lessons We Learned From Tidal's Splash Back Into The Industry

The Internet is still ablaze with news of Tidal, the Jay Z-owned streaming service you can pay $20 a month for… if you’re into that sort of thing. Tidal will apparently “change the game” and is backed by a smorgasbord of famous musicians, but the internet thinks differently. Guest Post...

Top Music Industry April Fools Pranks

Early this morning, Rdio revealed the streaming service struck a strategic partnership with iconic Cats of the Internet after a top-secret meeting prior to the GRAMMYs. In celebration, purr to the "Meow Mix" station, and welcome Rdio-Meowz on Rdio.com Lalakazoo | A Tribute To The Kazoo Berklee President Roger Brown,...

Why Does Spotify Pay So Little? [An Analysis]

Both artists and their loyal listeners have expressed disdain about artist payouts (or lack thereof) - but why are streaming services like Spotify, who are seemingly so successful, paying the artists that attract listeners so little? Jack Stratton tries to calculate an answer Take a single stream of "The Birdwatcher"...

Senate Examines Songwriter Compensation In Effort To Determine The Worth Of A Song

Since May 2013, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet has undertaken a comprehensive review of the entire Copyright Act, including many issues of importance to musicians and songwriters. Guest Post by Kevin Erickson of Future Of Music Coalition But the Act is not the...

The Complete DIY Guide To Getting Your Music Featured On Music Blogs

"There are many facets of a successful music publicity campaign, but among the most common questions I hear from newer artists are about how they can promote their music independently and get it covered on music blogs." Guest Post by Nicholas David, Founder of Sunshine Promotion Since many new artists...

Making The Case For A Freemium Reset

"Freemium absolutely can work as a model and it has achieved a huge amount already, but it needs recalibrating to ensure it delivers the next stage of market growth in a way that minimizes the risk to the rest of the business." Guest Post by Mark Mulligan on Music Industry...

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