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5 Musicians Who Managed There Money Well and What You Can Learn From Them

Although they may not garner as much coverage and interest as those who ruined themselves financially, many artists were much more business savvy when it came to managing their money. Here we look at five such shining examples. __________________________ Guest post from Royalty Exchange You’ve probably read plenty of articles...

Why Saying Yes To Every Gig Is A Bad Tactic

As an up-and-coming artist, exposure is hugely important, and while not every gig that comes along is ideal, it's important to put yourself out there. This can be taken too far however, and sometimes agreeing to every single show that comes your way can do more harm than good. ________________________...

Her Job Is To Curate Official Spotify Playlists Of New Artists [VIDEO INTERVIEW]

Athena Koumis is an editor at Spotify, and her job is to curate "Fresh Finds" and other official Spotify playlists. "My day revolves around listening to music.," says Kormis. "My particular focus is emerging music, new artists, trying to help them grow and find spots for them to expand their...

How To Throw A DIY House Concert: The Definitive Guide

DIY shows in places like people's homes can be an excellent way to provide an alternative space where community members can go to hear live music, particularly in a venue-sparse area. Here we look at the five key components of throwing a successful DIY house show. ______________________ Guest post by...

How Chatbots, Blockchain Will Converge And Shape Music's Future

In this article, Bas Grasmayer explores the significance of two developing technologies, chatbots and block, and how these two avenues of technological advancement, and their convergence, will serve to shape the future of the music industry. __________________________________ Guest post by Bas Grasmayer on Synchblog I want to make this Projecting...

Why The Music Industry Needs Computer Coders

Here Samuel Potts unpacks how the music industry has expanded to include tech companies, meaning that it's now part of the tech sector, as well as why it needs to remain so and some the obstacles this newly enlarged industry will likely face down the road. ___________________________ Guest post by...

Introducing India’s Digital Music Industry

An emerging market which is taking its sweet time to emerge, Ed Peto here offers us a view of the India's digital music industry, taking into account both its enormous market potential, and the many barriers which stand its way. _______________________________ Guest post by Ed Peto of Outdustry This article,...

Draw Inspiration From These 15 Iconic Rockband Logos

The power and meaning behind a logo is well known, and nowhere is this more true than in the music industry. Here we look at fifteen iconic band logos that continue to evoke a singular passion in their fans even after many of the bands behind them have since dissolved....

The Current State Of AI: Artificial Intelligence In Music, Movies & More

As a followup to part one of his guide to computational creativity for those in creative fields, Thomas Euler looks at the current state of artificial intelligence today, and what sort of role it can and will play in the creation of music, writing and film. _____________________________ Guest post by...

Overcome Musical Boredom, Make “Incorrect” Music

While following a tried and true formula works well for many artists, music of this sort can after a time start to seem, well, formulaic. For those artists who may be bored or suffering from musical ennui, this article delves into how making "incorrect" music can in fact be just...

How To Turn Tour Footage Into Your Most Valuable Marketing Tool

Multitasking is a key skill for DIY bands and artists, and no activity provides more opportunity for extra purpose than touring. Here we look at how material which is filmed/photographed while on tour can be employed as a valuable marketing tool. ___________________ Guest post by Ta'Rikah Jones of Symphonic Distribution...

Bots, Playlists, Blockchain, Value Gap & Growth - Top Trends From #Midem 2017

Fresh from a full week at Midem 2017, Romy Harber shares some of the key trends and hot topics discussed during the event, including the role of chatbots, the future of playlists, what we can expect from blockchain tech, and much more. ______________________ Guest post by Romy Harber on MidemBlog...

11 Most Expensive Albums Ever Produced

While the vast majority of artists are forced to record their music on a budget, we here look at eleven different instances in the history of recorded music when record labels spared no expense funding an artist album, although the return on such investments was not always proportionate. ___________________________ Guest...

Major Label Issues Yet Another Bogus YouTube Takedown

Yet another victim in the seemly endless stream of bogus takedowns off of YouTube percipitated by a major label (this time Universal Music Group), the band The Dandy Warhols recently had the video for their single yanked from YouTube. ___________________________ Guest post by Mike Masnick of Techdirt We're constantly hearing...

Judging An Album By Its Cover

“I know you can’t judge a book by its cover, but I’ve found you can judge an album by its cover.” My friend recently said this to me and while I kind of hate to admit it, I also have found a positive correlation between good music and aesthetically pleasing packaging. Show More Summary

Techstar Music Graduate Hurdl Raises $2.5 Million For Concert, Live Event Data Collection

Live event data startup Hurdl has raised $2.5 million in seed funding. The experiential marketing company has built an analytics platform for collecting and analyzing data from concert and other live event attendees. _____________________________________ Event analytics startup Hurdl's new $2.5 million seed funding round came from current and previous athletes...

Drake Wins Sampling Case Over Fair Use, Music Licensing Still A Mess

In a landmark case from the muddled world of music copyright, Drake has managed to win a case regarding music sampling on the ground of fair use, something which almost never happens, although this case still serves to highly the continued madness of copyright licensing and the rules surrounding it....

YouTube Takes Down Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester Benefit Concert On Copyright Grounds

The streaming of Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester concert on the singer's YouTube page was shut down by Warner Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment for copyright infringement, despite the event being a benefit for victims of the recent deadly terrorist attack. By Mike Masnick of Techdirt At a time...

14 Commonly Confused Terms In Music, Audio

As with any field so diverse and complex, the music industry is rife with terminology and vocabulary that can baffle those outside the recording industry and which are often confused or misused by those within it. Here we clear up some of the most commonly confused terms in music and...

Co-Host Jay Gilbert's Favorite Music Biz Weekly Podcast Episodes

Jay Gilbert spent 18 years at Universal Music, most recently as VP New Media and Online Marketing. He's been on the cutting edge of digital sales and marketing at Universal, Starbucks Entertainment, Fox and Warner Music. But it's his unique perspective as a musician, music executive and fan that makes...

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