7 Performers Who Created Masterpieces with GarageBand

1A mainstay for budding music industry creatives everywhere, Garageband has long enabled those interested in music to cut their creative teeth before moving on to more industry standard software, at least usually. Here, however, we look at seven major performers who used the basic apple software to craft major hits.

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5 Productivity Apps To Keep Your Musical Self Organized

1If the mid year slump is hitting you hard, a lack of organization could be the issue. As with so many industries, effective time management is key  to achieving success in the music business. Here we look at five apps that can help you get organizationally on track.

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Royalty Exchange Built A Zillow For Song Royalties - What Are Your Songs Worth?

1Most homeowners are familiar with Zillow, a site which allows you to easily find out the value of your or someone else's home. Thanks to a new app from Royalty Exchange, artists can now do this same thing, but with their song royalties.

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Pandora Offers Free Year with T-Mobile, Just For 1 Day

Pandora-new-logo-image-001Pandora has partnered with T-Mobile to offer a free one year Pandora Plus subscription. But the promotion only last a single day - August 28th.Pandora Plus is an ad-free music streaming service that allows unlimited skips, replay songs and offline stations.

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6 Apps For Tracking, Analyzing, Earning More Royalties

1From tuning to songwriting, apps can be of tremendous value to musicians even, as it turns out, when it comes to royalties. Here we look at six apps which artists can use to keep track of their earnings from royalties, and even harness the data to their advantage.

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How Amazon’s Twitch.tv Cheats Music Creators

1[UPDATED] In this piece, Erin M. Jacobson, Esq. reveals how both music creators and music rights' owners are both being cheated out of a significant new source of potential revenue when their music is used by Amazon subsidiary Twitch in its live streams.

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ArtistGrowth, Pinnacle Partner To Bring Financial Services, Capital To Touring Artists

Artist-growth-logoArtistGrowth, 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.

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Instagram's IGTV Allows Artists To Post Longform Videos, As Long As They're Vertical

1In this piece Chris Robley walks us through exactly how artists and bands can set about utilizing Instagram's new IGTV in order to easily upload longform video - provided its in vertical form.

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Bandsintown Adds Int'l Partners, 35% Users Now Outside Of North America

BandsInTown new logoConcert 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.

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Facebook Takes Swipe At YouTube, YouTube Strikes Back

1Facebook 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.

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AT&T Adds Free Pandora Premium, Amazon Music To Select Mobile Plans

Pandora + AT&TJust 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.

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Botletter: Impressive Facebook Messenger Fan Communications, Marketing Tool

image from pbs.twimg.comVeteran 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.

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Facebook Finally Gets Serious About Music [Watch Out Musical.ly]

image from fbnewsroomus.files.wordpress.comFacebook 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.

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#1 iPhone App Is About Music and You've Never Heard Of It

Tik Tok[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.

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Music Industry Moves Past Site Blocking, Looking To Get Into App Blocking

1While 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.

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How People Are Listening To New Music In 2018 [Infographic]

1As 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?

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