The rollout of Apple's newest operating system iOS 12 began yesterday and with it comes some significant changes and improvements to Apple Music. Overall, the updates should improve Apple Music's sometimes confusing user experience.
A 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.
If 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.
Fresh research has revealed that Google has pulled ahead of Amazon in the smart speaker department, the latest move by the tech giant in its quest to be the best in the biz at tracking users and building speech recognition tools.
Collaborators can now comment on private tracks uploaded to SoundCloud. The iOS app update enables musicians and producers working on a track to give and receive feedback on their work before it is shared publicly.
Most 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.
Pandora 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.
From 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.
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.