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Music Modernization Act Is Good For Songwriters, But Don’t Add CLASSICS and CASE Acts, says EFF

MusiccopyrightWhile key issues remain within the U.S. Music Modernization Act, many in the music industry support the bill. Now Congress is working to add on two more related bills that also have widespread support - the CLASSICS Act and the CASE Act. Not so fast, says the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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Charlie Walk Exits Republic Records After Multiple Sexual Harassment Allegations

image from celebrityaccess.comCharlie Walk, record exec and judge on television show “The Four,” has parted was with Republic Records. Walk and the Universal Music Group label “have mutually agreed to part ways,” according to a statement from Republic obtained by Variety. 

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How To Set The Right Concert, Event Ticket Price

1While it may be difficult to price your event in way that works for everyone and will channel a river of gold into your pocket, there are several commonly held beliefs regarding ticket pricing that simply aren't true, and finding a price that's at least close to ideal is well within your reach.

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New Taylor Swift 'Delicate' Video Is Live On Spotify

 Taylor Swift tweets[UPDATE 2] Taylor Swift's second video for her single "Delicate" premiered overnight exclusively on Spotify, as part of a larger partnership with the streamer. The single take self-shot vertical video has been added to "This Is Taylor Swift" and select official Spotify playlists.

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With Spotify Deeply Linked To Facebook, How Safe Is Your Streaming Data?

1Recent major reveals that Facebook has been violating account holders' privacy has some Spotify users with accounts linked to the spcial network spooked and concerned for the safety of their streaming data.

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What's The Point Of SXSW, Music Conferences? [Ari Herstand]

2Coming on the heels of another busy SXSW, Ari Herstand here explains the value of participating attending and participating in major music industry conferences and conventions, and how to most effectively capitalize on such events once you're there.

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Instrumental Raises $4M For TalentAI, WMG Buys Sodatone As Data Driven A&R Takes Center Stage

Instrumental-logoUK based A&R data platform Instrumental has added $4 million in funding and Warner Music Group announced it has acquired A&R  insights startup Sodatone, as data and machine learning become primary drivers of who gets a deal and how label resources are allocated.

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When To Consider Signing With A Label

1While many artists struggling to make it in the music industry may be under the impression that signing with a label is their holy grail, the reality is that signing  is only beneficial some of the time, and that having the backing of a label can sometimes do more harm than good. Here we look at how to identify if the time is right.

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5 Tips To Make Any Newsletter More Visually Appealing

1As the choppy waters of social media become increasingly difficult to navigate (for those users not dipping out altogether over privacy concerns) artists and bands are falling back on the time-tested standby of the email newsletter. Even in this case, however, making the email visually interesting is essential to prevent hitting of the unsubscribe button.

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Meredith Gardner Exits Capital, Named Maverick SVP Digital

Maverick ManagementMaverick Management has appointed veteran label exec Meredith Gardner to the role of Senior Vice President of Digital. In her new posting, Gardner will lead the company’s digital team as well as consult on digital marketing strategies for Maverick’s client roster. 

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Beatport To Add DJ Subscriptions, Music Lockers

BeatportLogoBeatport CEO Robb McDaniels revealed that the company plans to make life a little easier for professional DJs with the help of the cloud. In an interview with MusicWeek, McDaniels talked about the digital download service’s plans to to add a subscription service for its professional DJ audience in the third quarter of 2018.

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Guide To Facebook Live Tips For Indie Artists

1Facebook live has come a long way in cultivating some of the same appeal that users get from seeing an artist live in concert. Here we go over the basics of Facebook live, and how indie artists can make the live video streaming service work for them.

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Next Big Sound Adds Free Weekly Performance Insights

Next big soundPandora owned data music aggregator Next Big Sound has added Weekly Performance insights to its free analytics toolkit. It is designed to give artists context to their data including how they are performing compared to other artists with similar sized audiences on the same platforms. 

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Professional vs Amateur Musician: The Art of Showing Up

1When it comes to separating the wheat from the chaff and the difference between a professional and an amateur, an artist's ability to buckle down, persevere, and overcome obstacles can make the difference between success and failure in a difficult industry. Here we look at the art of "showing up".

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