For artists with a fanbase, email marketing is often one of the most neglected marketing resources available. Here we look at some of the best services available for you to begin targeting a mailing list of fans to alert them of major events.
While 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.
VEZT, 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.
With 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.
While 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.
Razor & 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.
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.
After weeks of scathing criticism over misuse of user data, Facebook is rolling out tougher privacy controls. that were forced on it by the European Union to, all 2 billion of its active users worldwide.
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The Orchard has named Jay Andino Vice President of the company’s newly established Urban Division. He joins from 300 Entertainment where he was Director of National Urban and Rhythm Promotions under Lyor Cohen and Kevin Liles.
After months of bad news and public struggles, new data from analytics firm comScore and Goldman Sachs show a rise in unique Snapchat visitors in March compared to the previous month. The uptick seems to have come after a controversial redesign.
Gigs No Longer Just For Musicians: How A Society Of Starving Artists Is Being Created By The Gig Economy
In 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.
Before 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.
While 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.
In this second installment of a two part series, Justin M. Jacobson addresses additional clauses artists and musicians should be aware of in live performance agreements, such as those surrounding per diems, tech riders, and merchandise.
Since 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.
In the two years since rock legend Prince died, his heirs are still waiting to collect on the late rocker’s estate, but the same cannot be said about lawyers, bankers, and consultants in the case, who have reaped a windfall of millions.
Qobuz, 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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Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his album Damn. Lamar is the first rapper to win the award which has previously only gone to classical and jazz artists, including Wynton Marsalis and Ornette Coleman.
Facebook'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.
In 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.
While 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.
Spotify-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.
Online radio and long-form audio streaming platform Mixcloud has closed its first-ever funding wound with a $11.5 million investment from WndrCo, a holding company that focuses on startups operating at the intersection of media and technology.
With 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.