Earlier this month Deezer added $185 million at a valuation of more than $1 billion. New investors include a top Middle Eastern music and media company poised to give the streamer a distinct competitive advantage on the region.
In this every two week update from the Synchtank team, we'll review the important placements and major happenings in the wild and wonderful world of music supervision and music sync.
The Orchard has released the latest album in its Ten Bands One Cause series with a limited edition pink vinyl disc featuring tracks from Silversun Pickups, Modest Mouse, El-P of Run The Jewels, Local Natives, Tyler Childers, The All-American Rejects, The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack, Soccer Mommy, Daryl Hall & John Oates and Black Moth Super Rainbow.
In this piece music industry veteran and experienced music publicist Jamie Roberts shares her knowledge of the world of music PR, and looks at exactly what the role of publicist is, and what to take into account when considering hiring one.
We offer solid advice to the music industry's scrappy self-starters on the pros and cons of releasing an EP, how to draw more people to your merch table, what to expect when DJing abroad, and so much more!
Concord Music has acquired the London-based record label Independiente Records. Independiente currently serves as a label home to the Scottish rock band Travis, as well as Embrace, So Solid Crew, Archive, Martina Topley-Bird and Paul Weller, among others.
Collecting and listening to vinyl can be a delightful hobby for music enthusiasts from all walks of the industry, but the nature of the medium can often make getting into vinyl financially intimidating. Here we look at how to become a vinyl enthusiast on a budget.
In this piece Patrick McGuire details the importance of a solid pre-release program, and how it's necessary for building hype and excitement, growing your audience, and ensuring your release makes the biggest splash possible.
Here a variety of different artists and managers working within the Midem hub recount what it's like to be operating in the music business today, and how changes in technology have effected so many aspects of the industry.
Digital music distributor Ingrooves has named five new hires to key positions in its Strategic Marketing and Label Development divisions. "These new appointments are reflective of our ability to quickly augment our expertise in key growth areas for our business, namely the electronic, Latin and urban music genres," said Amy Dietz, General Manager of Ingrooves.
In this piece we pull back the curtain of London based independent management company/record label OddChild Music, speaking with Artist Manager Luke Bunce about his experience, passions, and what everyday life at OddChild is like.
The Americana Music Association has finalized an impressive and diverse lineup of live music for AMERICANAFEST 2018 to be help alongside and Americana music conference in Nashville, TN on September 11th – 16th.
While much has changed in the music industry, getting proper press coverage remains an important part of pushing new music. Here we look at some tips and tricks that can help your music stand out from the crowd of demos.
The New York Times‘ Ben Sisario has published a scathing report on the business culture of Billboard, both before and after the exit of chief John Amato. The expose comes just as the trade is feeling increased pressure from online outlets and a well financed effort to challenge its dominate music charts.
[UPDATED] Since 1940, Billboard has been the gold standard for measuring industry success, whether sales, radio or just bragging rights. BuzzAngle partnering with Penske Media is challenging Billboard's turf by offering analytics more in touch with the streaming world.
Jerry Garcia Music Arts LLC, a new mission-based music and arts entertainment services company, is commemorating the August 1st birthday of the late great Grateful Dead founder Jerry Garcia.
Pitchfork today debuted a new section dedicated to of hip-hop. “Levels," the first new section to launch on Pitchfork since “The Pitch” debuted in 2013, hopes to be "the essential destination for hip-hop obsessives."
It is no secret that data now drives who gets signed, with record labels chasing stats in search of the next streaming friendly hit. But analyst Mark Mulligan and some label execs are wondering how music can evolve when A&R is a reflection of current trends rather than as a tastemaker; and how an out of the box music can find a place with an increasingly closed loop of statistics.
Music download store eMusic is late paying at least one independent distributor, according to an internal email obtained by Hypebot. The troubles come just as the indie digital retailer launches an ambitious music blockchain project.
The role of tour manager requires an entirely different but equally important skillset from most other industry roles. Here we hear from David Burton, an incredibly seasoned veteran of the music industry with a vast swath of tour manager miles under his belt.
A record label is a business, and like any business it needs quality employees. For those interested in working in the music industry from behind the scene, we look at seven easy steps for securing yourself a position at a record label.
After forty-two years in the corporate music world, music industry legend Seymour Stein (notable in part for his discovery of Madonna, The Ramones, and The Talking Heads) is leaving Warner Music Group to return to his roots working in indie music.
Spotify's launch of a playlist pitching platform certainly seems like good news, however, if artists want to actually get their music on those powerful Official playlists, there are a few tactics to get the most out of the new tool.
[UPDATED] Chance The Rapper has become the poster child for truly independent artists with his hugely successful streaming only releases. So Ditto Music being chosen to handle the worldwide distribution for his new release is a major score for the D.I.Y. distributor.
DIY distributor TuneCore has added a new opportunity - Facebook and Instagram monetization. Facebook recently cut licensing deals with all three majors, Merlin and others for music on all its platforms, but this is the first time we've heard of funds trickling down to DIY artists.
After you've dumped blood, sweat, and tears into recording and mixing an album, there still remains the final step of creating album artwork. While this element of the process may not be one artists want to sink a lot of time or energy into, these eight online resources can help musicians pull together cover art with ease.