Live performance is becoming an increasingly important part of artists' revenue, but booking a tour that is both profitable and enjoyable remains a challenge. For artists with a strong social media following, the service Stagelink makes this process easier by allowing the creation of fan-driven low-risk tours.
While the live music market is strong and getting stronger, it may soon struggle, as increasing numbers of potential concert goers opt for a night in. It's time that the music industry take steps to make live shows more enticing.
With significant losses SoundCloud has been taking a significant amount of heat. Still, among the many streaming services, there are still a lot of things SoundCloud gets right that its competitors do not. As it expands its paid service in the UK and Ireland, we take another look.
While many may have moved on from Facebook, it remains one of the most popular social media platforms out there meaning that, as an artist, having an active presence there is important, whether you hate the site or not. Here we look at an assortment of tips for how musicians can use Facebook effectively.
In an attempt to throw their hat in the already rather full on-demand streaming ring, SoundCloud has launched the service SoundCloud Go and, although the service has interesting potential, there remain several unanswered questions regarding things like how artists will get paid, or how royalties are being calculated.
New Bandsintown stats tout 23 million users. That's up 8 million from last year in a competitive sector that includes Songkick, BandPage, ReverbNation and others helping to spread concert dates across the web. Today, Bandsintown added a promising tool to their concert marketing toolkit - free direct artist to fan messaging.