Instagram Challenges Snapchat As Facebook, Twitter Become Old News For Young Users [CHART]

SNAPCHATSnapchat is the clear choice for U.S. teens as we near the summer of 2018. 45% of the 6,000 teens polled for PiperJaffray’s bi-annual “Taking Stock With Teens” survey chose its as their favorite social media platform. 26% said Instagram was their favorite, while Facebook and Twitter continued their downward decline with the demographic.

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Optimizing The Day You Send Your Email Newsletter

1Once you've sunk the time into crafty a comprehensive and compelling email, you'll want to ensure it goes out at a time when recipients are the mostly likely to actually open it. Here we look at how to utilize a built in email scheduler to be sure you're hitting send when it counts the most.

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Be-Hookd's Silas Armstrong Talks Talks, Branding, Bots, Marketing Strategies [INTERVIEW]

1Here Creative Director of Be-Hookd media, Silas Armstrong, discusses his job there, the work he's done to grow artists' digital presence, and how messenger bots can be used to connect with fans.

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Direct-To-Fan Payola: Jamz Pro Pays Fans To Discover Music

Jamz Pro logoIf you're going to participate in payola, you might as well cut out the middleman. Jamz Pro has launched as a music discovery platform that puts a new spin on the relationship between fan and artist. Founder Karl Talla designed the site to enable artists to pay music lovers to listen to their songs.

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Patience: The Most Understated Virtue In The Music Industry

1While patience is commonly known to be a virtue, it may just be a necessity for cultivating a successful career in the music business. In this piece Patrick McGuire looks what an incredibly useful asset patience can be in all areas of the music industry.

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3 Things Every Musician Needs To Remember Regardless Of Their Current Success

1In this helpful set of tips, Chris Robley outlines the three things every musician needs to keep in mind as they work to achieve success in the music industry, and why it's important to always be working toward the small victories.

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Brandon Ebel Talks Tooth & Nail Records [INTERVIEW]

1In this interview Brandon Ebel, founder and president of Tooth & Nail records, takes us back through the history of labels multiple decades of operation and how they've been able to adapt and grown their business since the early nineties.

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Nick Tieder of Frontiers Music: 'Your Biggest Problem Is Indifference'

image from www.frontiers.itNick Tieder, GM North America Frontiers Music, talks with Michael Brandvold on The Music Biz Weekly podcast. They cover a broad range of topics from streaming, touring, social media and what artists can do to help their career.

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3 Ways Promoters Rely On Artists To Market Live Shows

1While there may have once been a time when a performance was all that was asked of performer, promoters and venues who do so now are wasting a huge marketing opportunity. Here we look at three key ways in which event marketers should involve artists in promoting their shows.

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20 Creative Marketing Resources For Bands And Artists On A Budget

1With most most musicians who are just starting out, money is typically scarce, and amassing the necessary resources to achieve success is no easy feat. Here we look at twenty creative marketing resources available to artists on the cheap.

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Eminem Dishes Up Mom’s Spaghetti At Coachella

image from celebrityaccess.comBefore his performance to close out Coachella on Sunday night, Eminem tried his hand at something new – selling pasta at an onsite pop-up restaurant. Eminem’s food stand, “Moms Spaghetti,” sold pasta with sides including garlic bread, meatballs, and mozzarella.

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Facebook's Struggles Are Good For Musicians, Marketers

Facebook-musicFacebook's troubles are front page news. Data from 87 million users was compromised, #deletefacebook has been trending on Twitter on and off for days and  Congress is considering regulations after hours of continuous hearings. But all this bad new for Facebook may be good news for musicians and music marketers.

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Spotify Adds Social Media Links, Image Galleries, But Still No Link To Artist Websites

image from cdn-images-1.medium.com[UPDATED] Spotify has added two important features that will help artists build and engage a fans base. Users of the free Spotify for Artists platform can now add social media links and an image gallery to their profile on the streamer. Still glaringly missing is the ability to link to the artists own web site.

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YouTube Creator Studio Adds Impressions, Unique Viewers

2Artists who operate YouTube channels are by now likely accustomed to YouTube's Creator Studio, a service which will soon be unveiling a new design. Here we look at some of the new features which will be included in the update, and how you can make the most of them.

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Facebook Is Least Trusted Tech Company By 1100% [CHART]

Facebook thumbs downFacebook is the least trusted tech company in the U.S. by a wide margin, according to a new poll by Survey Monkey and Recode. Poll respondents were asked to choose among Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Lyft, Microsoft, Netflix, Tesla, Twitter, Snap and Uber. 

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Every Minute On The Internet... The Futility Of Trying To Be Everywhere [CHART]

Every Minute On The Internet[UPDATED] In a fractured media landscape, marketers often encourage artists to "be" everywhere their potential fans might be. But with 973,000 logging into Facebook, 481,000 tweets and 187 million emails sent every minute, getting above the noise is harder every day.

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