Music shapes our identities and changes our lives. It brings back our memories and stirs up our emotions. My Song Stories asks music professionals and indie artists questions about the songs in their libraries. Today, John Raso, SVP Client Services for Harry Fox Agency and Rumblefish, shares the artists and songs that have impacted his life and career.
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Although the idea of owning music may seem antiquated in the streaming age, a new online store known as Voltra is approaching things differently by offering consumers a 'stream to own' option, where users can initially listen to a song for free, and then pay for it incrementally with each consecutive listen until they have fully purchased the song.
Music shapes our identities and changes our lives. It brings back our memories and stirs up our emotions. My Song Stories asks music professionals and indie artists questions about the songs in their libraries. Today, Brian Popowitz, the General Manager of Black Box, a music marketing agency, shares the artists and songs that have impacted his life and career.
Almost 4 weeks after we reported that the Coachella and Stagecoach festival web sites were hacked, promoter Goldenvoice is letting a million plus fans know that their data has been compromised and offer a free year of identity theft protection.
The best way to find new fans of your band is still online. Though “online” is a lot more confusing than it used to be. While having well done web page design is a great place to start, you also need have a cutting-edge social media campaign, give fans access to your music via streaming services, as well generate hype from respected music blogs.
SoundCloud Go and Go+ have launched in the Netherlands. The announcement come fresh on the heels of $70 million in much needed debt funding for the music service.
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While streaming and vinyl were both bright spots for the sector, growth in Italy's music market appears to have stalled, growing by just 0.4% in 2016. Overall, the market was worth €149m in 2016, according to figures collected by accounting firm Deloitte for trade association Federation Industria Musicale Italiana, (FIMI).