Bloodshot Records: 25 Years Of Independent Music [INTERVIEW]

1In this interview the people at SoundExchange sat down to chat with Rob Miller, co-founder of indie label Bloodshot Records about the labels upcoming twenty-fifth anniversary, the state of the music industry in general, some of challenges faced by the artists they sign, and more.

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Spotify Expands Free Music, Adds Assisted Playlists

Spotify newSpotify is expanding its free ad-supported tier with unlimited access and song play to tracks on 15 personalized playlists.  More free music, which is a direct threat to broadcast radio, will significantly grow the music industry overall, according to the streamer.

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Patience: The Most Understated Virtue In The Music Industry

1While patience is commonly known to be a virtue, it may just be a necessity for cultivating a successful career in the music business. In this piece Patrick McGuire looks what an incredibly useful asset patience can be in all areas of the music industry.

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How People Are Listening To New Music In 2018 [Infographic]

1As music PR companies and labels strive to get their artist’s music placed in popular places, it is becoming more and more clear that the industry has changed, with NME stopping their print edition the focus has changed on the digital landscape and how people consume media. But how has this changed for music and influenced the way people consume their music?

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3 Things Every Musician Needs To Remember Regardless Of Their Current Success

1In this helpful set of tips, Chris Robley outlines the three things every musician needs to keep in mind as they work to achieve success in the music industry, and why it's important to always be working toward the small victories.

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Live Nation Offers $20 All-In National Concert Week Tickets

National Concert Week 2018With the summer concert season right around the corner, Live Nation has announced ‘National Concert Week.’  Running from April 30 through May 8, the event will provide fans with access to exclusive $20 all-in tickets to 2,000+ shows across the concert giant’s roster of summer tours.

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Brandon Ebel Talks Tooth & Nail Records [INTERVIEW]

1In this interview Brandon Ebel, founder and president of Tooth & Nail records, takes us back through the history of labels multiple decades of operation and how they've been able to adapt and grown their business since the early nineties.

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Nick Tieder of Frontiers Music: 'Your Biggest Problem Is Indifference'

image from www.frontiers.itNick Tieder, GM North America Frontiers Music, talks with Michael Brandvold on The Music Biz Weekly podcast. They cover a broad range of topics from streaming, touring, social media and what artists can do to help their career.

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DistroKid Adds 'Synchronized Global Release'

image from cdn-images-1.medium.comYou upload music and on release day tweet to fans, “My new single just dropped — listen now on Spotify!“  But there’s a problem. Streaming services release music in each country according to local time zones. So, if your single goes live at midnight in London, it won’t be available to listeners in NYC for another 5 hours. DistroKid now offers a solution.

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Brand USA, Spotify Partner To Reverse Trump Era International Tourism Decline

Brand USATrump's effort to limit visas and derogatory comments about foreigners has led to a drop in international tourism to the US of 10% or more. Brand USA hopes to use music and a partnership with Spotify to reverse the decline.

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Facebook Signs Indie Licensing Deals with Merlin, Beggars, PIAS, Ingrooves

Facebook-musicFollowing deals with the majors label groups, Facebook has announced world-wide licensing packs with key independent music companies including Merlin, which represents more than 20,000 indie labels and distributors, as well as, Beggars Group, PIAS and INgrooves.

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Today Is Record Store Day - Stop Reading This Right Now And Go Buy Something

RecordStoreDayLogoToday, Saturday April 21, 2018 is the 10th annual Record Store Day, both in the US and UK.  It's a day to celebrate and support indie music and the eclectic stores that help bring it to the world, as well as, serve as cornerstones for local music scenes across the globe. 

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Lessons from Prince’s Estate, Still Unsettled On 2nd Anniversary Of His Death

Prince[UPDATED] This Saturday marks the second anniversary of Prince's untimely death. Alex Heiche of Sound Royalties explores why the estate is still unsettled, costing his heirs millions and his fans a chance to hear new music.

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How Music Journalists Deal With All Those Albums – One Writer’s Process

1Sending music has now become so easy that music writers are constantly inundated with a constant deluge of new albums to listen to. Here we go behind the scenes to look at one writers process for dealing with so much material.

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