Pandora is working on an Rdio-powered interactive streaming service. But until that launches, the music streamer is all about personalized non-inactive streaming; and a new ad, "The Next Song Matters," celebrates the surprises and joys of lean back music discovery. WATCH:
Edison Research recently dropped some revealing numbers regarding what consumers are listening to on their smartphones, numbers which go against much of what we may have, up to now, been assuming about people's listening habits.
Beyoncé “Lemonade”currently the #1 album on the BuzzAngle Music Album Project mid-week chart April 22 - 26 with 439,830 album project units, including 375K album sales. Prince has six titles in the top 10. Here is the full mid-week chart:
Cherie Hu discusses how, in order for virtual reality tech to gain legitimacy as an industry tool, it must rise above simply being thought of as a gimmicky toy and realize its true potential for use in our day-to-day lives.
Want to know where to find your fans? “Today, people around the world spend on average more than 50 minutes a day using Facebook, Instagram and Messenger…and that doesn’t count WhatsApp,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during an earnings call yesterday.
One of the best ways to get new strategiesand ideas for your music career is to look at what other musicians are doing. So Dave Kusek and Lindsey McGrath of the New Artist Model are putting together a series of case studies from talented and successful musicians who are pushing the envelope in the world of indie music. The first installment is musician Mike Sullivan.
A Minnesota judge has assigned a special administrator to oversee Prince's estate while the case is resolved in court. District court Judge Kevin Eide appointed Prince's longtime bank, Bremer Trust to secure and preserve the estate until an executor, is appointed.
Many digital service providers have been criticized for their failure to properly populate the metadata for their classical music. This article breaks down how such metadata works, and what standards need to be followed in order to ensure that DSP's classical content remains up to snuff.
Although copyright law is in desperate need of a 21st century overall, congress has been wary of any such update after the SOPA outcry in 2012...until now. A recent statement from Rep. Bob Goodlatte revealed that new proposals will soon be forthcoming, although whether or not they'll actually improve copyright law remains to be seen.
Porto and London based music tech startup Musikki, has just raised $1 million USD from Portugal Ventures, the biggest venture capital fund in Portugal. Musikki ,which provides B2C and B2B services for the music industry has also launched a new image service, Exclusiph.
Led Zeppelin are facing a jury trial for alleged copyright infringement of their seminal hit "Stairway to Heaven." A District Court Judge has ruled that the hit was similar enough to the '67 instrumental "Taurus" by Spirit to warrant a trial. But the plaintiff's have offered Led Zep an easy way out.
Finding a job can be tough, and doing so in the music business is no exception. Here we examine seven different online resources which job seekers can use to find gainful employment within the music industry.
As a creative artist, it's unlikely you want to sink excessive amounts of time into social media marketing, meaning efficiency becomes key. This article covers how artists can diversify a single piece of content for application across a variety of platforms, thereby saving time and maximizing fan engagement.
Chatbots - "a computer program designed to simulate conversation with human users, especially over the Internet" - are all the rage in tech circles. Mark Zuckerberg says they'll transform Facebook, and an 8 month old startup has used one to sell $1 million in vinyl records.
While many artists may forget or simply not bother adding tags to their music, tags are incredibly useful as far as making your music discoverable not only to fans, but also anyone else in the industry searching for music like yours. Here we look at some pointers for maximizing the effectiveness of your search terms.
In case you haven't heard, Snapchat is taking off for the mainstream public. It is a great way to make personal contact and to receive instant feedback from your fans. This means that it’s prime time for musicians to start building their Snapchat following and learn how to use it to benefit their music careers. Assuming you already have a Snapchat account, here are 10 tips to get the proverbial ball rolling.
YouTube is undeniably a hugely important resource for artists when it comes to gaining exposure and engaging with fans, but rigging the service so that it actually brings in revenue is an entirely different matter.
Spotify has smartly decided that products that are good for artists and fans are also good for Spotify. Now, joining the Spotify team that built Fan Insights analytics and Concerts show recommendations, is the newly acquired crew from CrowdAlbum.
Prince famously controlled of every aspect of his music and career. But his legacy may be left to warring relatives and the courts. That's the almost inevitable result of news that broke yesterday: Prince left no will.
Apple delivered a rare weak earnings report on Tuesday, sending its stock down 8%. But amidst the disappointment, was some very positive news on the music front. Apple Music has added 2 million paying subscribers in the last 2 months.
Few musicians or labels are fans of music piracy. But with Taylor Swift's decision to keep her music anticipated album '1989' off streaming music services, UMG, her label's distributor, became particularly concerned and hatched a plan to fight it.
Teaser videos can be a popular way for artists and bands to promote their new material, but when it comes to the length of these previews, there are several different schools of thought on how much is enough to get the point across without inciting viewer fatigue.
While many call themselves musicians, the level of seriousness with which they treat their craft varies greatly. Here we look at five different factors which help to distinguish career musicians from those who simply pursue music as a hobby.
Although the second track, "Hold Up," from Beyonce's latest albumLemonademay at first seem to be brazenly ripping off preexisting tracks, closer inspection reveals that she seems to be taking all the proper legal and moral precautions.