Artist management platform Artist Growth has seen an impressive 18 months. This cloud-based system which provides artists and managers with tools to organize touring, finances, merch and data reporting, now tracks more than $2.5 billion in tour revenue and nearly $700 million in expenses.
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With over 47 million events being created on Facebook in a single year, getting yours to stand out from the crowd is no easy task. Here we look at 5 tips from the Facebook Events Team on how you can make you next event, whether it's a workshop or an album release, catch your fans' attention.
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The Music Modernization Act, which is scheduled for a full Senate vote over the next 24 hours, is supported by the music industry because it brings music copyright and compensation into the digital age. But SiriusXM is working to scuttle key MMA provisions, and artist advocates the musicFIRST Coalition are fighting back.
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While the ways in which people discover music have changed dramatically in many ways, some avenues remain the same. Here we offer advice to artists on how to get their music discovered in the digital age by consulting with industry experts on where they go to find new music.
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Although both residents of the Northwest, Kurt Cobain and Elliott Smith shared much more than just a geographical similarity, and both represented a fiercely independent, do-it-yourself mentality which optimized the vibe of their respective cities of Seattle and Portland.
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Musician website platform Bandzoogle has promoted Stacey Bedford to CEO. An 11 year veteran of the company and its third hre, Bedford has helped lead the company to record growth.
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Spotify recently gave users the ability to submit their music to officially curated playlists, and as any artist knows, getting your music on these coveted can do wonders for you popularity and exposure. Here we look at how to determine eligibility and the submission process itself.
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Small businesses make the music industry go round, and whether you're a record label, marketing agency, or management company, we here offer five essential tips for achieving success as a small music business in 2018.
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When spreading the gospel of you latest release, you have to strike a delicate balance between full on promotion and cultivating a genuine connection with fans. One platform which makes this easier is Instagram, whose story feature allows artists to wear both hats.
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We've been keeping the music industry's indy self-starters up to speed on the latest music industry tips this week, with advice on promo tools that will stop fans in their tracks, four things music promoters should know about Instagram geotagging, the best way to utilize samples in your tracks without wrecking the mix, and more!
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While you may think you have everything ready to go for a release as far as your marketing campaign and advertising plan are concerned, getting the attention of fans (or potential fans) can sometimes require an extra push. Here we look at promo tools that will grab consumers by the throat and hold their attention.
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Instagram is an incredibly valuable and effective social media marketing tool, and while most music promoters already have a regularly established strategy when it comes to the photo sharing platform, they could be leaving out a key piece: Geotagging.
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In celebration of AmericanaFest 2018, Noisetrade here conducts a group interview with artists including Amanda Shires, Tommy Emmanuel, Erik Koskinen, Them Coulee Boys about the festival and the genre itself.
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One of the most valuable types of data for artists and labels is demographic information on exactly who is listening to their music. This is why a new deal being struck between Spotify and Nielsen Research could have implications for not just advertisers, but also artists.
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Arthritis is hugely prevalent in the population, and one of the primary causes of disability in adults. The lifestyle of musicians makes them particularly prone to this ailment due to the repetitive strain practicing and performing can put on one's joints. Here we look at how to keep arthritis at bay, and cope more effectively with it as a condition.
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Samples are an incredible tool at all levels of music production, opening up all kinds of new creative horizons. However, they can be confusing and difficult to implement effectively. Here we explore how to use samples the proper way.
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ASCAP has announced that the 14th edition of its signature “I Create Music” EXPO, will return to the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles on May 2 - 4, 2019. The PRO also announced the release of 60+ hours of video of panels and performances from the 2018 conference.
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While every band has to start somewhere, lining up shows can be a challenge, and finding decent shows to play, particularly at the early stages, is not easy task. Here we look at some mixed techniques to try in an effort to line up more shows for your band.
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The price of virtually all 2019 SXSW tickets, showcase fees, Pitch fees and other tickets, applications and fees go up today, Thursday, September 2018 at 11:59 PT.
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While musicians typically follow an established formula when it comes to releasing new music, this doesn't mean it's always the best way. Here Chris Robley digs into three way you can think differently about releasing your music and see drastically improved results.
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Chasing press can be one of the most frustrating elements of self-marketing, and is made even more frustrating by the fact that there is no guarantee of a payoff. Here we look at five easily fixable problems that could be preventing you getting the press you need.
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Rarely does someone purchase a ticket for an event immediately after learning about it, and 'converting' them into a ticket buyer can be a delicate process. Here, we look at how to target the right potential attendees through Facebook.
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Quincy Jones has led a $1 million seed funding round in music tech startup Jammcard. The music industry professionals network has been called the "LinkedIn for musicians" by Forbes.
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Playlist doesn't seem to be going away, and while landing on Spotify curated playlists may seem out of reach, their hardly the only option, with user-generated playlists often having hundreds of thousands of followers. Here we look at what artists need to do land spot on one of these coveted lists.
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While you may not yet be ready to employ a full-time music manager, that doesn't mean that, as a DIY artist, you need to totally go it alone. In fact, there are a number of ways you can expand your team and advance your career without having to fully invest in a manager. Here we look at five things an accountability team can do for you.
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Apple Music has improved how its displays an artist's albums and singles. Previously, tracks, collections and albums were lumped together, forcing the user to scroll through dozens of often redundant releases to find what they are looking for.
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In this piece Gloria Ruth Finney looks at the phenomenon of a YouTube Pop-space dubbed the Nashville Sessions which allows select up-and-coming musicians to connect and collaborate over the course of a week as well as work on increasing their YouTube viewership.
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Acknowledging that "with 180 million tracks and millions of artists to discover, sometimes SoundCloud can feel like a very big place to explore," the streamer has launched SoundCloud Weekly, a personalized discovery playlist.
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Becoming a successful artist will, on some level, always necessitate a certain amount of branding, and a huge part of your visual identity comes from the font you choose. In this piece we look at how to determine which will work the best for you.
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Your brand is your calling card, but most artists and entrepreneurs fail at one of the cornerstones of building and protecting their online brand. Ariel and her team CyberPR offer 5 Elements to Include For A Perfect Press Kit and more.
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