The Weeknd was the big winner at last night’s Billboard Music Awards, but a reunited Go-Go’s got the biggest bump from the televised ceremony. Following their performance of ‘We Got the Beat', the 70’s all female group had a 300% increase in streams during next hour. Here's a full list of last night's winners:
CMT has named the 2016 CMT Music Awards nominees, with newcomers Cam and Chris Stapleton leading the field with three nods each. The CMTs are fan selected and voting begins today at CMT.com. The awards show will be broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on June 8th.
As part of a lead in to Music Tech Fest Berlin, some of the music industry's best minds are coming together for a five day blockchain laboratory, to explore and experiment with the possibilities presented by this innovative new technology and its potential to make the music industry a more transparent and profitable place for artists.
Join us next month for an impressive lineup and some unprecedented networking with global music industry leaders at MUSEXPO in Los Angeles from April 17-20, 2016.
I've published Hypebot for a decade and run Skyline Music for longer, and in that time I've lost count of the promising music and music tech startups that have come and gone, often with surprising speed. The best way to avoid that fate is to actually understand the music business before launch and a great way to do that is Music Biz's Music Startup Academy.