Ditto Scores Distribution Of New Chance The Rapper Release

Chance the rapper[UPDATED] Chance The Rapper has become the poster child for truly independent artists with his hugely successful streaming only releases. So Ditto Music being chosen to handle the worldwide distribution for his new release is a major score for the D.I.Y. distributor.

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How To Spend Less, But Sell More Tickets

1While every artist and promotor wants sold out shows, pouring endless amounts of money into every aspect of marketing isn't usually an option for the typical musician. This piece looks at how to budget your money effectively in order get the greatest return on every marketing dollar spent.

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Getting To The Top Of The Pile When Submitting Your Music For Licensing

1With record deals no longer what they once were, and live shows and merch sales notoriously unstable, music licensing has become one of the best ways to make reliable and significant money in the music industry. That said, the competition is understandably significant. Here we look at how to get ahead of the pack.

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Tunecore Adds Facebook, Instagram Monetization

Facebook-musicDIY distributor TuneCore has added a new opportunity - Facebook and Instagram monetization. Facebook recently cut licensing deals with all three majors, Merlin and others for music on all its platforms, but this is the first time we've heard of funds trickling down to DIY artists. 

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Spotify Opens Access To Official Playlist Editors To All, Guarantees Release Radar Placement

image from spartists-1.global.ssl.fastly.netSpotify has launched a new beta feature that gives artists, labels and their teams a channel to submit unreleased music directly to their editorial team for playlist consideration. The new feature also guarantees playlist placement for an artist or label selected track on the Release Radar playlist of all their followers.

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Netflix $9B Stock Tumble Also Offers A Warning For Spotify [Mark Mulligan]

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$9.1 billion was wiped off its market capitalization this week, after Netflix missed aggressive targets by analysts, despite solid earnings. As Spotify prepares for its quarterly earning report next week, there are lessons for both  investors and CEO Daniel Ek that can be learned from the fate of its fellow streamer.

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Ted Nugent Bans Guns At Show, Calls Protesters "Dumb F**KS [HYPOCRISY ALERT!]

tedSecond amendment supporter and gun enthusiast Ted Nugent banned all guns during his performance in Roanoke, Virginia on Tuesday night. His security team made the call at the last minute to bar guns. That did not stop Nugent from calling local protesters like Andy Parker, who is the father of a gun violence victim, "dumb fucks."

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