Popular short video music app Musical.ly is merging with TikTok today, in a move to consolidate their substantial audiences just as Facebook and Instagram ramp up their own efforts to dominate bit-sized video.
With Facebook no longer the youth powerhouse it once was, Facebook owned Instagram is hoping to get these mobile-centric digital natives to spend an increased amount of time on Instagram, thanks in part to its new long-form video service.
ArtistGrowth, a mobile artist management platform, and Pinnacle Financial Partners have announced a strategic partnership and equity investment designed to broaden the financial services and capital available to touring entertainers.
Concert discovery and marketing app Bandsintown has announced key partnerships in Japan and France to further expand its international reach. 35% of Bandsintown's 130 million monthly active users are currently from outside of North America.
Facebook owned Instagram's launch of it's new long-form IGTV has been one-upped with YouTube's launch of several new features including channel sponsorships and direct-to-fan merchandise sales. Regardless of who comes out on top, the competition seems to be benefitting creators, at least for now.
Just days after the AT&T Time Warner merger, the combined company is rolling out new video and music offerings to its mobile subscribers. Starting Tuesday, June 26, 142 million AT&T subscribers will have access to Pandora's on-demand music service and Amazon Music Unlimited.
Veteran Music marketer and Music Biz Weekly podcast co-host Mchael Brandvold explores the Facebook Messenger tool Botletter, which provides artists with an exciting new way to effectively communicate with fans in a style similar to email.
Facebook has announced the first set of features that build on the recent licensing deals it has made with all three major label groups, Merlin and other rights holders. Most notable is a live lip sync feature that borrows liberally from the popular Musical.ly app.
[UPDATED] The most downloaded iPhone apps globally is dominated by Facebook and its owned apps Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp. But new Sensor Tower data shows that the most downloaded app globally for the last 3 months is music related. but you've likely never heard of it.
While site blocking has long been employed as a nuclear (albeit often ineffective) option for preventing copyright infringement, the entertainment industry is now taking things a step further by blocking certain apps.
As music PR companies and labels strive to get their artist’s music placed in popular places, it is becoming more and more clear that the industry has changed, with NME stopping their print edition the focus has changed on the digital landscape and how people consume media. But how has this changed for music and influenced the way people consume their music?
Rapchat, an app to create and share raps, has raised $1.6 million in funding. The Columbus, OH based startup is consistently among the top 50 music app on iOS and Android and has passed 100 million listens since launching in 2013.
While major social networks are typically seen as the best option for funneling fans to you online, smaller more targeting platforms can in many ways yield greater success when it comes to bringing fans and artists closer together.
Free and available to everyone, Google services are fantastic resources for running your band's business. Here we look at thirteen of these services and how the can be used to help your band's career.
With many in the music industry using tech advancements to help them in their creative process, a variety of smartphone apps have become more and more popular with bands ands. That said, their abundance has made choosing the right one daunting. Here we look we look at the top ten best iOS apps that can help in the creative process.
Stuart Dredge explores how the new hardware category of the smart speakers is transforming the music landscape and what the technology's rise could mean for the future of music and the music industry.
Music videos have been a part of Apple Music ever since it launched. But the new version of the streamer's app is putting music video front and center as part of a promised upgrade within Apple's new iOS 11.3.
TrumpMasterFlex attempts the impossible - making sense of Donald Trump's tweets. The app uses advanced AI technology Synthetic to analyze his tweets and pair them with a song of matching sentiment, and the results are both amusing and frightening.
Spotify says that 2 million users of its free ad-supported music service have used hacked apps to block ads in the last few months. The revelation came in a Friday morning SEC filing that also included lower user and total hours streamed counts than it previously reported.
While we are in many ways living in the golden age of music tech and apps for artists, it's important to have a discerning eye in selecting what you use, particularly when it comes to apps relating to data analysis and security.
Sound recording is younger than you might think - it was only invented around 130 years ago. Over this time, it has evolved from physical to magnetic, then digital, ultimately losing the need for a physical medium. Today, the majority of sound recordings, no matter if they are speeches, noises or online slots to fit music genres, exist as strings of ones and zeroes in cyberspace, so to say.