Beatport has been making some aggressive moves of late, including a partnership to power an EDM channel on Spotify. Now, Beatport is aiming straight for Soundcloud and allowing anyone to upload tracks or a mix to the EDM-centric service.
Do you have what it takes to blaze your own trail in the music industry? Being a DIY musician requires an incredible amount of work, as well as a certain degree of tenacity and an ability to handle rejection. As lifestyles go, it's not for everyone.
Today is the last day to get discount pricing to CD Baby's inaugural DIY Musician Conference. The DIY Musician Conference will take place October 23 - 25, at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel in downtown Chicago.
Get ready to cry tiers of subscription. Long touted as a largely free service, Soundcloud will soon be attempting to convert its free users into paid subscribers, owing to pressure from investors and labels.
In Part 6 of his series, music business scholar and entrepreneur George Howard continues his interview with musician, artist and inventor Imogen Heap on her Blockchain inspired democratic artist technology platform and how it and similar efforts can revolutionize the music industry.
After a relatively brief run, the era of the MP3 is drawing to a close meaning that free downloads, one of the main incentives for getting fans to sign up for e-mails, no longer has much value. Here are a few other rewards that can be used to entice fans.
How can you land your band on the front page? This article offers unique insight into pitching and securing press and offers a detailed checklist of how to proceed when working to procure an appearance or feature for an artist.
In this episode of the Music Business Podcast, we talk with Bill Wilson, who is the VP of digital strategy and business development at the Music Business Association. We talk to Wilson about the state of metadata in the music business and why it’s so important for musicians and consumers.
As Spotify rolls out a new playlist discovery feature, finding new music just became that much easier. But is it enough? Many streaming services still fail to provide an effective and interactive means of searching based on the musicians and creators behind the music they are presenting.
As the world of online music remains an extremely cluttered place, music identification apps such as Shazam and SoundHound that help fans pick songs out of the crowd continue to gain popularity, along with some competition from the likes of Facebook.
In this episode of the Music Business Podcast, Alex May talks with James Shotwell of Haulix, a platform for artists to securely share electronic press kits. As the company’s Social Media Coordinator, Shotwell helps us explore how Haulix addresses and prevents the unauthorized leaking of promotional pre-releases.
ReverbNation, today launched EchoMusic, a free music discovery iOS and Android app aimed straight at fans of the 4 million independent musicians that use the ReverbNation platform to market and monetize their music.
CD Baby will host its inaugural DIY Musician Conference in Chicago, IL this fall. The DIY Musician Conference will take place Friday, October 23 through Sunday, October 25, at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel in downtown Chicago.
While a college education theoretically prepares one for life in the real world, the reality is often quite different. Here are a few misconceptions that recent college grads may have picked up during their academic tenure.
Some unique ways of peddling merch, advice for touring in the Eurozone, techniques for maintaining interest in your music post-release, and how not to describe your music to journalists. It's our weekly guide to getting it done.
Touring can be a difficult experience no matter where you are, but these difficulties are often magnified when said tour takes place in a foreign country. Here are a few tips for saving money and reducing stress when touring across the pond.
Will YouTube see a return on its latest investment? In an effort to assist its creators in making original content with high production value, YouTube has begun opening resource centers to be used by its filmmakers, free of charge.
Looking to get your music featured on Beatport or iTunes? Here are some different rules and techniques to utilize that will help to draw increased attention to your music, whatever service it may be on.
An official stat from Spotify buried in a press release announcing a partnership with SFX's Beatport and some basic math net a statistic that should make both independent artists and established record label executives smile.