Helpful tips and good advice are in abundance this week, as we offer indie artists ideas on how to step up their image game, promote a music video when the view counts stop rising, get their music in indie games, and much, much more.
In this round of our weekly review of music industry news, we looked at what artists need in order to triumph in their battle against the DMCA, why HBO opted to stop pressing new episodes of 'Vinyl,' New York's steps to criminalize ticket bots, and more.
Patent infringement lawsuits, both valid and unjustified, are a fact of life in tech. As the value of music streaming has grown, so have the legal action surrounding it. Spotify and iHeartMedia are the latest targets.
As music streaming services around the world continue to struggle, Cortney Harding looks at the possibility of hitting reset on the whole streaming business model and instead exploring a more direct artist-to-fan experience.
Alicia Keys recently joined the likes of Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Guns N’ Roses and many more who want you off your phone at their events by turning to Silicon Valley startup Yondr – a company dedicated to creating "phone-free spaces" at concerts, events and other places. They're not alone, as more musicians and entertainers are speaking out at the interference phones are presenting at live shows. What's really going on here? Can it be argued that rampantnarcissism at live events is getting out of hand these days?
Although performing in a band should, of course, be all about the music, there's no denying that the visuals are also of great importance. Here we look at some interesting ways that bands and artists can start to cultivate a unique onstage image.
Over 500 creators and 20 organizations have signed a letter to US Congress calling for reform of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The biggest grievance is with the DMCA’s “safe harbor” protections, which allow platforms such as YouTube to avoid legal liability for copyright infringement taking place on its platform.
Artists like Taylor Swift and U2 have been gaining significant traction with their latest petitionchallenging the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, but for the movement to have any appreciable impact, the artists involved need a leader able to play the political game.
Investing an exceptional music video is hardly any good if no one sees it. In this article we look at ten different ways in which artists can work to promote the popularity of the music video when the view counts begin to slow to a trickle.
It is too early to know the full affect of yesterday's vote by Britains to leave the European Union, but its almost universally believed that the musicians and the music industry will be hit hard. Here's the latest Brexit reaction from across the music industry.
Earlier today an LA jury ruled that Led Zeppelin did not plagiarize the opening chords of the iconic hit "Stairway To Heaven." This afternoon, Robert Plant and Jimmy Paige of Led Zeppelin and label Warner Music Group each released official statements.
Pandora’s New Music Stations surpassed 1 million station adds in 24 hours after launching last Wednesday. That's an impressive milestone and great exposure for the emerging artists added weekly to these stations.
Led Zeppelindid not plagiarize the opening chords of the iconic hit "Stairway To Heaven," a Los Angeles jury ruled today. It's a case that could have cost $10's of millions in back and future royalties, but may still help reshape modern copyright law.
Getting people to listen to your music even once is a challenge, but getting them to engage with it and listen repeatedly is even harder. Luckily, the indie gaming community provides the perfect context in which to have listeners form a bond with your music
In this forward-looking piece, Vickie Nauman outlines the five elements of the music/tech industry which are need to bring about a sustainable future in music where artists are able to create and distribute music to be enjoyed by fans in an ongoing cycle.
HBO may have cancelled music industry drama "Vinyl," but we've got 4 DVDs of its one and only season to give away. Just tell us your favorite true story about the music industry and we'll pick four winners. Maybe you lived it or maybe its legendary, but either way we share your best music industry tale.
For any band trying to hone their sound and become performance ready, practice time is critical, unfortunately, most bands don't use this time as effectively as they ought to. Here we look at some ways to make practicing more efficient and productive.
This week's Make Music Day 2016 surpassed all milestones with people in more than 700 cities and across 120 countries re-imagining their cities as stages, using music to engage, unite and educate. Two industry leaders involved in this global reminder of the power of song reflect on just how essential music is.
The court's recent ruling that remastered recordings of pre-1972 works should be granted a new sound recording copyright will likely have far-reaching implications for the music business, particularly where radio is concerned. Here we look at what some of those implications might be.
Today we should learn if the UK will leave the European Union. Recent polls show the vote could go either way. But how would a Brexitaffect the music industry? We look at the impacts from touring artists to fans travelling to gigs and much more. READ AND JOIN THE DISCUSSION:
SoundCloud is now competing directly against Spotify, Apple Music and others. So it's adding features to match them. With 125 million tracks on SoundCloud vs. about 35 million on Spotify and Apple, solving music discovery is a big issue.
Eager to be at the forefront of popularizing innovative new tech, Google recently announced their new high-quality virtual reality platform known as "Daydream," set to be released this fall, a platform for which YouTube also plans on creating a dedicated app.
[UPDATED] Alongside today's announcement that Spotify would be selling merchandise from 35,000 artists thanks to a new partnership with Merchbar, was a mention that offers from BandPage would no longer be offered on the music streamer.