SO many great things I discovered in SXSW," writes indie rapper and self-promoter extraordinaire Kosha Dillz. "Here are 10 things that I discovered that I didn’t know existed and I need in my life for longer periods of time besides SXSW."
Whether you're a local artist or flying in from overseas, we here provide a set of helpful tips for any band or artist on how to successfully navigate a tour on one of the least populous countries in the world.
“We are comfortable with the idea of being at a smaller scale,” said Slacker CEO Duncan Orrell-Jones commenting on the unsustainable losses of his larger competitors. “We are on the cusp of profitability,” he added.
By now you've probably heard--or at least heard about--the momentous latest release from hip-hop artist, Drake, More Life. Drake describes the work not as an album or mixtape, but "a body of work bridging the gap between major releases," a playlist of sorts.
While producing quality music is certainly important, and a big part of record labels taking notice of your music, getting a label deal requires more than that. Here we review the five essential things labels consider before offering an artists a deal.
After YouTube's debacle with their advertising partner's content appearing alongside hate videos, Google is looking for a way solving it's defrauded advertiser issue before more companies pull out, something which can likely be done tracing the money.
[UPDATED] Much like the music industry is rebounding, so too are the trade media that cover it. Irving Azoff co-owned Oak View recently bought Venues Today and is angling to purchase Pollstar. Billboard is experiencing a major revenue uptick; and now venerable film and tv industry trade Variety is expanding into music.
After publicly admitting that it could run out of cash later this year, SoundCloud has received $70 million in debt financing. The company had, for months, tried and failed to raise $100 million in venture financing.
Shares of Google struggled on Thursday, continuing a multi-day downward trend. The drop came as a growing number of major advertisers boycotted Google and YouTube after it was revealed that their ads have appeared alongside videos promoting terrorism and offensive content.
Although artists of today have the ability to capitalize on the multiple income streams available in the digital age, doing so requires a larger skillset than ever before, including creating and marketing merchandise a subset of fans will spend money on.
Subtitled "how I learned to stop indecision and love the Genome," Pandora data analyst Glenn Peoples offers a peek inside “Add Similar Songs,” a unique and powerful playlist-building feature built into the new Pandora Premium service.
Like Ed Sheeran days before, Drake has shattered multiple streaming records with the release of his 20 track "playlist" More Life. But with this release, Drake is also rewriting longstanding rules of how new music is released, marketed and consumed, says MIDiA’s Zach Fuller.
Imagine searching Google for "Kanye West" and finding a message purposely posted there by the mercurial musician? Google has begun taking applications for a program it had tested during the U.S. elections that enables this kind of direct in-search posts.
We may like to the think that any one song's success is determined by the preferences and tastes of music consumers, but as artificial intelligence plays an increasingly large role in our lives, the question has been raised if the next hit can be predicted by an algorithm.
Randy Henner, EVP and Talent Buyer at Live Nation NYC, is no longer with the global entertainment company. Henner told CelebrityAccess that she is excited to pursue her own projects and plans to promote shows.
iHeartRadio announced this morning that it has more than 100 million registered users, up 10 million from just seven months ago. The milestone comes on the heels of its launch of a new on-demand music services in January.
No kind of company gathering or event is complete without some background tunes, regardless of the level of formality, but in order to play copyrighted music in a public space, it is key that you first obtain a license.
Live Nation has pulled the plug on a company unit that produced video content for advertising. According to the New York Post, sources said the division, a joint venture with Vice Media, had 12 employees, who have all lost their jobs.
Musicians and music marketers are just beginning to discover how to properly use the many live video that are suddenly available from Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and more. But it's clear that they offer a powerful way to connect with fans, as Rihanna proved during last night's Instagram Live feed.
Once you've got your music ready to go, the costs of making a record may quickly cause you to turn to crowdfunding, but doing so successfully is no easy task, and will necessitate massive amounts of persistence and hard work.
Spotify is reportedly getting close to finally signing new deals with the major labels; and if those same sources are correct, it will be at a lower per stream royalty rate. How did Spotify go from pariah to partner deserving of a sweetheart deal?
Here Ryan Kairalla explores the idea of hypercreation, and why musicians should now work to make as much quality music as often as they can in order to achieve success in an industry where music creation is cheaper and easier than ever before.
Twenty three music industry and musician trade group have joined together to battle President Trump's March 6th Executive Order to implement new screening, visa issuance, and admissions procedures for the citizens of 6 Middle Eastern countries.
Creating the best music in the world is no good if no one ever hears it. Here we look at key ways in which independent artists on a budget can take proactive steps to effectively promote their music using a social media and a personal website.