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Millions Of Musicians Affected As MySpace, Tumblr, LinkedIn Hacked, Sensitive Data For Sale Online

MyspaceMost musicians have forgotten that they ever had a MySpace account, much less remember the password. Millions more use Tumblr as a blogging platform and LinkedIn for business contacts. Now, hundreds of millions of hacked account details from all three are being advertised for sale online.

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5 Tips For Increasing Fan Engagement On YouTube

1Being able to engage with their fans on YouTube is a significant concern for any artist, and some new analytical data about user's viewing habits has allowed us to offer these five tips on how musicians can use the video sharing platform to better capture their fan's attention.

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Embracing Virtual Reality Could Enable Streaming Services To Finally Move Forward [Cortney Harding]

1Rhapsody's recent announcement that it plans to launch a VR app is raising some interesting questions about how VR tech will influence the future of streaming services, and if they'll be able to successfully bring it to a more mainstream audience.

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Texas Has a Music Office And It's Director Tells Us What That Means For Musicians And Business

1 (1)In this recent interview, Brendon Anthony, the Director of the Texas Music Office chats about his experience as a musician in Texas, how it was that he came to hold his current job title, and why the Lone Star State is a fantastic place for entrepreneurial creatives in 2016.

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Watch Adele tell off fan for filming her concert with a video camera

AdelleDuring a recent concert, Adele spotted a woman filming the show with a video camera and tripod.  "Yeah, I want to tell that lady as well, can you stop filming me with a video camera because I'm really here in real life," Adele said stopping the show and pointing to the offender, "You can enjoy it in real life, rather than through your camera."

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Former Ticketmaster Chief Nathan Hubbard Joins Executive Exodus As Twitter Continues To Struggle

Twitter_logo_blueTwitter is having an identity crisis.  User growth has slowed and its very purpose questioned.  With that uncertainty has come the exit of a large number of its executive team.  Now former Ticketmaster head Nathan Hubbard is joining the rush to the exit door.

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MON. BRIEFING: Pandora Stock Up 32% On Sale Rumors • Musical.ly Launches Live.ly • Jawbone Exiting Speakers • More

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Music Business News From Around The Web

It's Memorial day in the US, but the music industry and music tech are still making news globally.

 

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Mistakes The Beatles Made • Increase Your Chances Of Getting Press • New Artist Model Approach • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d1b7a85c970c-150wiThis week on MusicThinkTank, we learned from mistakes The Beates made, looked at how you can increase your chances of getting press, a better way to structure your website, and more.

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UPDATE: Fame House Acquired By UMG For $1 Million, Will Continue To Also Serve Non-Universal Clients

FameHouse_Logo_MDRUPDATED: Fame House has always been on the list of non-core assets that a bankrupt SFX thought it could sell.  In the end, only one real bidder stepped up to offer. [UPDATE AFTER THE JUMP]

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SuperPhone Allows Artists To Own Their Audience, Communicate With Them Directly

2While services like iTunes, Spotify, and Facebook often make it difficult for artists to easily communicate with fans, SuperPhone provides artists with a way to directly message large groups of their fans outside of complex and crowded social channels.

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Liv Buli's Weekend Reading List: Snapchat Makes It Rain, Spotify Turns 10, And The Album Drop As You Know It Is Gone

Liv-Buli_avatar_1457109562-400x400Liv Buli has the unique title of Data Journalist at Pandora owned analytics provider Next Big Sound. With one eye on the data and the other on the cultural zeitgeist, she often uncovers what matters most before the rest of us. So, we're proud and happy that she's agreed to share what's caught her eye (almost) every Friday.

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Get Your Music Into YouTube Content ID: A How To Guide

Youtube-385-sizedAlthough YouTube's Content ID system certainly has its fair share of detractors, it's important to keep in mind that the system can be useful to artists, and gives them a degree of agency and control over their work. Here we examine the process of getting your music into the Content ID system.

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Millions Of Fans Are Discovering Music On Spotify [New Stats]

Spotify newWith 75 million users, Spotify has the potential to be a powerful music discovery and marketing tool. New stats from the streamer show that it's already helping to boost some artists. We can only hope that Spotify remains an independent discovery channel and is not co-opted by the major labels.  I guarantee that their trying....

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HANDS ON: Indie Label Light In The Attic Records Keeps Organized Using Evernote

EN-Creative-Record-464-232x232Here Patrick McCarthy, Reissue Producer and Project Manager for Light in the Attic Records, an independent company which works to bring deluxe vinyl music to the listening public, discusses how his use of Evernote has allowed him to make the company a success.

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5 Tips For Increasing Your Chances Of Getting Music Press

Images.duckduckgo.comMusic writers typically find themselves drowned in a deluge of promo emails from artists and publicists, to the point where many of them are never even read. Here we look at how you can craft an email which a music writer will actually pay attention to and consider.

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