Our broadranging tips for the music industry do-it-yourselfer this week covered how to target social media ringleaders, how to better your chances of creating a hit song 2018 style, the art of achieving success on SoundCloud, and more!
This week on MusicThinkTank contributors looked at a reconsideration of how to approach music PR, music crowdfunding campaigns to keep an eye on, how to help your band relocate to a new rehearsal venue, and more.
ALTERNATIVE TAKE: Mike Masnick explores the sordid history of how the record labels' behavior in the early days of the internet literally brought the music industry to its knees, and how these same labels have been saved by the tech industry led by Apple and Spotify.
Although some self-promoting musicians may choose to eschew the platfrom, Chris Robley here details why the controversial social network still holds significant value for artists as promotional tool, particularly in comparison to some of the other social media platforms out there.
In this interview, James Martin of Midem speaks with Sam Hill, Director of Digital Marketing at BMG UK, about his job, advice he'd give to those starting in the music industry, where he thinks the music industry is headed, and why he doesn't think data should drive 100% of decisions.
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to smoke with Snoop Dogg, you’re about to get your chance. Hulu is today launching a brand new choose-your-own adventure live-action virtual reality experience called Door No. 1, in which viewers have the option to do exactly that.
While streaming services may often be touted as the saviors of the music industry, label execs are no fans of the 'free tiers' offered by most of these platforms, arguing that the widen the music business's value gap.
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[UPDATED] Vevo has announced that it will shut down its mobile apps and video web site in the coming weeks, and make YouTube its sole delivery platform. The shift also strengthens YouTube's dominance in music just as it launches its biggest push into paid streaming yet.
When it comes to engaging with your fans online, none are more important than the social ringleaders, whose charismatic taste-making can make all the difference between as show or new release's shining success or crippling failure.
With 170 million users, getting music on Spotify and communicating with fans there can change a career. But navigating Spotify as a promotional tool can be daunting. Now, they've released an informative video series.
Iconic Artists has announced the beta testing of Streamtrack, its copyright infringement and reporting software. Launched as a response to the continued threat of piracy and exploitation faced by so many in the music industry, StreamTrack was designed to help songwriters, musicians and other rights’ holders keep track of their intellectual property.