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With the recent massive uptick in vinyl's popularity of late, more and more artists have been working to get their music pressed in this format to release to fans. Preparing and album for vinyl, however, is decidedly different from doing so for CD or digital release. Here we look at how to so correctly.
While major labels once held the majority of power within the music industry, able to pick and choose which artists they would buoy on to success, the tables seem to have shifted, with streaming services like Spotify now acting as the primary gatekeepers between artists and the potential consumers of their music.
First impressions are as important in the music business as they are anywhere else, and your band bio is often the thing making that impression, meaning its important that is stay up to snuff. Here a veteran bio writer offers some quick and useful tips on getting your bio to stand out.
Posters are an important part of promoting an upcoming show, and the content and style of said posters go a long way towards impacting their effectiveness as a promotional tool. Here we look at twelve helpful tips to ensure you're getting the most out of your design.
Kanye West used a break between songs during his Seattle concert on Wednesday night to explain why his recent collaboration with Drake and Jay Z had gone missing and reignite his running criticism of the Apple music industrial complex.
After departing from an industry trend and offering their unlimited streaming service for the low price of $7.99 per month, it looks as the payouts Amazon will need to subsidize its new service, at least for a while.
Hindsight is always twenty-twenty but sometimes other people are helpful enough as to make mistakes for you. Here a once-awful music producer shares seven things he wishes he'd known about releasing music when he began his career years ago.
With the rise of the Internet of Things and the increasing connectivity of smart home technologies, the way in which the industry operates in relation to consumers is changing, as music streaming and discovery become increasingly integrated into homes.
Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shumrda, best known for the hit “Hot Boy,” has been sentenced to seven years in prison, despite his last minute attempt to change his plea deal, which has been worked out last month.
Concerns regarding the persistence of majority-male event lineups and the low number of female producers have been raising some concerned questions about the state of the modern music industry. This networking guide looks at several organizations working to bring about effective change.
The big musical tent that is Americana had its best sales week ever, even as rock music failed to find even a single slot on Billboard's mainstream Hot 100 radio chart. The exception: rock with a heavy dose of EDM.
SoundCloud has launched its paid on demand music streaming service in Canada. Alongside the paid launch, the music streamer is adding ads to its free service with a portion of the revenue being returned to creators.
Video views are critical for measuring success not only to artists, but also labels, advertisers, and anyone else attached to the video in question. Unfortunately, measuring these views is not always easy, as each platform has their own method for counting. Here we examine what the different platforms use to calculate views.
Amazon launched its paid on demand streaming service Amazon Music Unlimited just last week; and today signaled that it too would play the exclusive music game with the acquisition of first-ever streaming rights to country superstar Garth Brooks.
A key piece of music promotion for a quite a while, video has long given fans a way to connect more deeply with music, so it stands to reason that YouTube would rise to become one of the most useful platforms from which artists can connect with fans. Here we take a look at how they can do so better.
One of the stars and co-creators of the classic rock spoof "This Is Spinal Tap" has filed a $125 million lawsuit after statements from film producer Vivendi allegedly issued statements claiming that total worldwide merchandising income from 1984 to 2006 was just$81 and that between 1989 and 2006 income from soundtrack sales was$98.