Pandora’s New Music Stations surpassed 1 million station adds in 24 hours after launching last Wednesday. That's an impressive milestone and great exposure for the emerging artists added weekly to these stations.
This week's Make Music Day 2016 surpassed all milestones with people in more than 700 cities and across 120 countries re-imagining their cities as stages, using music to engage, unite and educate. Two industry leaders involved in this global reminder of the power of song reflect on just how essential music is.
[UPDATED] With current royalty deals already leading to unprofitable businesses, Spotify, Pandora and other music streamers have been turning to add-ons to try to keep artist and labels happy. For Spotify, that's meant free robust analytics thanks to its acquisition of The Echo Nest, and concert listings with buy links via Songkick.
Kickstarter was the original music crowdfunding platform. Amanada Palmer raised more than a $1 million there, and countless music projects by independent artists were funded. Since then, PledgeMusic and others have gained traction in music, but Kickstarter has started reasserted itself an essential tool for musicians.
One of the best ways to get new strategies for your music career is to look at what others are doing. So Dave and Lindsay of the New Artist Model put together a series of case studies from musicians pushing the envelope. The 7th installment is singer Angèlia Grace who has found her niche by covering film scores.
There has been a great deal of criticism of the court settlement that Ticketmaster reached over unfair charges. But whatever your position, there's no point in not taking advantage of the free and discounted tickets made available this week. That's, if you act in time.
A decade ago, major labels forgoing middlemen to sell direct to fans would have led to a revolt from retailers. Now, with the ranks of retailers diminished and streaming the new normal, ringing every dollar out of fans is so essential that Warner Music has created a division to focus its D2F efforts.
Recently on MusicThinkTank, we examined how the EU referendum might affect creatives, how to network effectively, and why so many artists fail on social media.