In this op-ed, CMO Taishi Fukuyama of the company Qrates discusses how is organization is working to capitalize on the recent vinyl boom, and working to push the boundaries of the medium and implications it might have for the future of the music industry.
[UPDATED] Spotify has launched Daily Mix - a series of computer generated mixes combining the users favorite tracks with new songs. Alongside Spotify's popular Discovery Weekly and Release Radar, the new offering provides an unrivaled personalized and constantly updated lean-back experience.
In this article, Julie Kathryn, better known as I AM SNOW ANGEL recounts her transition in the music industry (an industry still plagued with rampant sexism) from being defined strictly as a 'female producer' to simply 'producer'.
In this piece traveler and music business entrepreneur Tom McAlevey walks us the through the development of his music streaming startup Radical.FM and how the service has evolved over time to fit the needs of the industry.
As a kind of followup to their earlier 'best practices' piece, The Daily Rind takes use through the updated Apple Music iOS 10 interface, with an refresher on the best practices to adopt with this new interface.
Is live music about to experience its own Napster moment? Concerts are touted as the part of music that digitization can not replicate. But augmented and virtual reality are changing that. Why sit in row 200 when can have a more immersive experience at home via your Oculus headset. A handful of artists like OneRepublic are already experimenting with the medium.
American artists including Beyonce and Rihanna and Canadians including Justin Bieber and Drake dominate the nominees for MTV's 2106 European Music Awards. The EMAs will be broadcast around the globe from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands on November 6 and air in the U.S. at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Regardless of genre, it's a goal of virtually every artist in every genre to grow a sizable fanbase and, if one plays their cards right, Facebook can be an excellent way to find and reach these potential fans.
Deezer has hired away Spotify exec Riad Hawa to expand its music hardware partnerships.SalesVP Jonathan Forster, one of Spotify's first dozen staffers and a close associate of CEO Daniel EK, is also exiting.
As they ramp up to launch two paid streaming music services, Pandora has announced that Nick Bartle will join Chief Marketing Officer. He joins Pandora from LinkedIn, where he served as VP of Member Marketing and Communications. Prior to that, Bartle was Senior Director of Marketing Communications for Apple.
Bashing Spotify and YouTube is easy. But T Bone Burnett did much more than that during his keynote address given at AmericanaFest, the Americana Music Festival & Conference last week in Nashville. He issued a call to arms, while reminding his fellow creators that "art is a holy pursuit."
Early Monday morning Drake's highly anticipated short film "Please Forgive Me," which loosely accompanies his last album "Views" was released as an Apple Music exclusive. It joins 70 other Apple Music exclusives since launch.
While the latest news from the music industry certainly seems positive, with eight percent growth in revenues courtesy of streaming, for those who look more closely there may also be some concerning indicators hidden within those numbers.
While reaching a point where you can live off the money made from your music and fans is the end goal for many artists, most musicians are forced to work some kind of additional job in order to fund their creative exploits. Here we look at some numbers regarding exactly how many fans an artist really needs in order to live off their music.
While Snapchat is unarguably a valuable marketing resource, the nature of the platform is such that it can be hard to measure your success with much accuracy. That said, there are still steps bands and artists can take to ensure their Snapchat is getting the kind of fan attention it deserves.
Although the value of a review in printed publications has greatly diminished, bloggers remain a valuable resource for getting your music into the public eye. Here we look at useful tips for capturing the attention of thesemodern day taste-makers.
MusicToday has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. When Coran Capshaw and his Red Light team founded MusicToday, they were among the first major direct to fan ticketing and merchandise platforms. But like Topspin and too many other D2F pioneers, it never lived up to its hoped for potential.
Even as streaming has helped the music industry right itself, rock journalism is still undergoing major upheaval. In the latest chapter, a Singapore-based social music company acquired a substantial stake in venerable music magazine Rolling Stone.
This week our sage advice for the independent, do-it-yourself musician includes tips on time management, things you must include in your monthly newsletter, how to ensure your YouTube videos get the attention they deserve, and much more.
In this round of our weekly re-visitation of industry news from the past seven days we look at iHeartMedia's confirmed launch of two new streaming services, Spotify and Tinder's recent union, recorded music's growth, and more.
In some of most popular posts from that past seven days, we looked at Apple's possible victory in the streaming wars, why Pandora's new direct deals spell trouble, and Spotify's potential Facebook sale, as well as much more.