Why Your Band Should Accept Credit Cards & How To Do It

1While once upon a time credit cards were only accepted at major businesses this is no longer the case, and many consumers don't even bother to carry cash or checks with them. In this piece we explore why it's essential for bands and artists to accept credit cards, and how they can go about doing so.

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Blockchain Music Startup VEZT Adds All Star Advisors, CSO

VEZT logoVEZT, the blockchain powered marketplace that lets fans share ownership with artists in their favorite songs, has announced an advisory board packed with music industry leaders and the hiring of Swedish producer and music tech investor Andreas Carlsson as Chief Strategy Officer.

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20 Creative Marketing Resources For Bands And Artists On A Budget

1With most most musicians who are just starting out, money is typically scarce, and amassing the necessary resources to achieve success is no easy feat. Here we look at twenty creative marketing resources available to artists on the cheap.

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Music Modernization Act Sails Through House Judiciary Committee

1While copyright and licensing law have a lot of catching up to do to be brought into the digital age, the Music Modernization Act's passage by the House Judiciary Committee brings reform much closer. Here we look at what's inside this package of bills.

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Razor & Tie Co-Founders Launch New Label RT Industries

image from images-na.ssl-images-amazon.comRazor & Tie co-founders Craig Balsam and Cliff Chenfeld have launched a new music venture, RT Industries, after selling their successful indie label to Concord last year. Their new label is dedicated to curating, developing and marketing classic recordings with the same level of care and attention regardless of era or genre.

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Spotify (NYSE:SPOT) To Report Q1 Results May 2

Spotify New $Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE:SPOT) will report its first quarter 2018 financial results on Wednesday, May 2nd, after the market closes. It is the first time that the music streamer has reported financial results since going public earlier this month.

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Gigs No Longer Just For Musicians: How A Society Of Starving Artists Is Being Created By The Gig Economy

1In this piece George Howard explores how the music industry, the original gig business, should serve as a cautionary example to the other industries as they begin to shift towards a gig based economy.

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Eminem Dishes Up Mom’s Spaghetti At Coachella

image from celebrityaccess.comBefore his performance to close out Coachella on Sunday night, Eminem tried his hand at something new – selling pasta at an onsite pop-up restaurant. Eminem’s food stand, “Moms Spaghetti,” sold pasta with sides including garlic bread, meatballs, and mozzarella.

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A&R Meets AI: Why Your Next Label Rep Could Be A Robot

1While record label talent scouting may have seemed like one bastion of the industry that was safe from artificial intelligence, Warner Music Group clearly feels differently, having recently acquired Sodatone, a startup which uses technology to identify unsigned talent.

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Canadian Music Industry Confirms (Again) Enough Is Never Enough For Copyright Companies

1Since its inception, copyright has consistently grown to become longer, broader and stronger; writes Glyn Moody, as most recently evidenced by a 30 page reform proposal from the Canadian Music Policy Coalition.

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Hi-Rez Streamer Qobuz Names CEO, Plots Summer US Launch

image from i0.wp.comQobuz, the EU based high resolution music streaming and download service, has named music-industry vet Yann Miossec as CEO. Miossec was EVP of Warner Music France. and is tasked with expanding into the American market, scheduled for the summer of 2018.

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Facebook's Struggles Are Good For Musicians, Marketers

Facebook-musicFacebook's troubles are front page news. Data from 87 million users was compromised, #deletefacebook has been trending on Twitter on and off for days and  Congress is considering regulations after hours of continuous hearings. But all this bad new for Facebook may be good news for musicians and music marketers.

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Shovels And Rope Talk Running Their Own Festival [INTERVIEW]

1In this interview NoiseTrade sat down with indie-folk duo Shovels and Rope to discuss the own managed and curated festival, High Water, a year after its initial launch, as well as what they've learned throughout the process, and what we can expect from the festival in the future.

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8 Label Submission Tips For Saving You Time And Frustration

1While many artists are taking a DIY route and eschewing labels altogether, there's still a lot to be gained from a connection to a label, and while submitting to a label can be challenging, we here examine eight tips that will spare you wasted time and frustration.

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Spotify-Backed 'Soundtrack Your Brand' Cuts Direct Deals

image from crunchbase-production-res.cloudinary.comSpotify-backed music streaming service Soundtrack Your Brand today announced direct deals with hundreds of music labels, publishers, and collection societies including Sony/ATV, Kobalt, WarnerChappel, ICE (PRS/GEMA/STIM),  BMG, ASCAP, SOCAN, SABAM, and APRA.  

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Top iOS Apps For Songwriters, Music Makers

1With many in the music industry using tech advancements to help them in their creative process, a variety of smartphone apps have become more and more popular with bands ands. That said, their abundance has made choosing the right one daunting. Here we look we look at the top ten best iOS apps that can help in the creative process.

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