AmericanaFest 2018: NoiseTrade Songsmith Social [INTERVIEW]

2In 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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ASCAP Announces 2019 'I Create Music' EXPO Dates, Releases 60 Hours Of 2018 Video

Ascap-new logoASCAP 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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Americana Awards Winners 2018 - Full List: Jason Isbell, John Prine and More

John Prine image from pbs.twimg.comJason Isbell was the big winner, taking home three trophies at the 2018 Americana Honors & Awards last night in Nashville. The singer-songwriter won for "The Nashville Sound" as  Album of the Year,  Isbell also won Song of the Year race for “If We Were Vampires.” and  Duo/Group of the Year with his band the 400 Unit. John Prine was named Artist of the Year.  The full list of Americana Honors & Awards 2018 winners:

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SXSW 2019 Announces First Keynotes, Speakers

2019-sxsw-announcementV5-copySXSW announced its first three Keynotes on Monday. They are Garbage lead vocalist Shirley Manson, who will join Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches for a conversation in association with PRS Foundation's Keychange program, Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of Instagram and writer, producer and director Marti Noxon.

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CD Baby DIY Musician Conference Moves To Austin, Texas

image from mediad.publicbroadcasting.netCD Baby is moving its popular DIY Musician Conference to Austin , Texas in 2019, after several years in Nashville. The gathering is billed as "the only music conference geared specifically towards the needs of independent artists in charge of their own careers ."

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Watch Sessions From CD Baby DIY Musician Conference 2018

image from diymusiciancon.comIf you didn't make it to the recent sold out CD Baby DIY Musician Conference, you can still watch full video of 15 of the most popular and informative sessions. One of our favorites is “How to Run Effective Facebook Ads for $1 a Day” session with Rick Barker. Other sessions include:

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Spotify Secret Genius Award Nominees 2018 [Full List]

image from memberdata.s3.amazonaws.comSpotify's second annual Secret Genius Awards designed to the people behind the music -  songwriters, producers, engineers and even beat makers - will be hosted by NE-YO on November 16 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles Mix Engineers. 

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MTV Video Music Awards 2018 Winners and Nominees

image from upload.wikimedia.orgThe 2018 MTV Video Music Awards were held last night at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. Madonna was attacked on Twitter for her tribute to Aretha Franklin. Despite performances by Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Travis Scott, and more, reviewers panned the show as low on star power. And, oh yeah, there were a bunch of awards given away.

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Polaris Music Prize Short List 2018

image from www.hypebot.comTen albums have been named to the Polaris Music Prize short list for Canadian album of the year. “These 10 titles traverse language and culture and highlight the beauty and richness of Canada’s musical life in 2018,” said Polaris jury foreperson Katherine Duncan.

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Full List Of MTV VMA Nominees 2018, Fan Voting Open Now: Cardi B and The Carters Lead Nominees

MTV VMA 2018MTV's 2018 Video Music Awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Monday, Aug. 20th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.  Starting today through Aug. 10, fans can vote for their favorite artists across eight categories.

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CD Baby's Kevin Breuner On August's DIY Musician Conference 2018

DIY-Musician-Conference-in-Nashville-1132x670Kevin Breuner Of CD Baby joins Michael Brandvold on the Music Biz Weekly podcast to talk about the 4th annual DIY Musician Conference being held August 24-26th in Nashville. CD Baby expects another standing-room only event, welcoming 1500 independent artists.

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QUICK HITS: Kim Dotcom • ANiUTa Anime Music • Eurovision Song Suit • Spotify Hires • Eventbrite + MJR

Quick HitsDotcom Deportation - Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom (real name Kim Schmitz) has lost his latest legal bid to avoid extradition to the U.S. to face criminal charges. New Zealand’s Court of Appeal upheld earlier court rulings that found Kim and three of his colleagues (Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk, and Finn Batato) were eligible to be handed over to U.S. authorities.

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CD Baby's Kevin Breuner On August's DIY Musician Conference 2018

DIY-Musician-Conference-in-Nashville-1132x670Kevin Breuner Of CD Baby joins Michael Brandvold on the Music Biz Weekly podcast to talk about the 4th annual DIY Musician Conference being held August 24-26th at the Omni Nashville. CD Baby expects another standing-room only event, welcoming 1500 independent artists.

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A2IM Indie Week 2018 Recap: #RepresentationMatters

A2IM Indie WeekIn this recap of the A2IM's recent Indie Week music conference, Amy Hanna looks at the event's focus on inclusivity and representation, as reflected in the conference's panels discussing gender inequality and the music industry's involvement in the #MeToo movement.

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100+ Festivals Join Keychange Pledge To Tackle Gender Inequality In The Music Industry

1Vanessa Reed of the PRS Foundation has announced that the organization's initiative to commit to a 50/50 music industry gender balance by the year 2022 has been joined by more than one hundred music related festivals.

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Grammys Expand Best Album, Song, Record, New Artist Categories and More

Grammy_logoThe Grammy Awards are making changes, some of which appear to be a response to the miniscule number of women nominated last year. Others changes effect music supervisors and the World Music category.

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A2IM Libera Indie Awards Winners 2018: Slowdive Wins Album Of The Year

A2IMLast week's American Association Of Independent Music Libera Awards in New York City celebrated the best in independent music. Hosted by comedian Kate Wolff and sponsored by SoundExchange and BuzzAngle, the evening included a special celebration of Merlin’s 10th Anniversary. 

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