It is often said that those that can, do and those who cannot, teach. Thankfully, the music industry is filled with people that can "do" very well and now want to teach. But getting that business off of the ground can be a difficult task.
As we reported yesterday, international recording industry trade body IFPI has declared that by summer Friday at 12.01 AM will be the new official date and time for new global music releases. Friday is already new release day in Germany and Australia, but the shift means big changes in the US, UK and elsewhere.
A quick look at album sales will tell you that increasingly we live in a world where the single song is king and the album is feeling unnecessary. According to the RIAA, album sales fell 11% last year after falling about the same the year before, and there’s no sign of a turnaround.
Dispensing best practices for establishing, reaching, and growing your tribe, Seth Godin, an entrepreneur, marketer, and keynote speaker, speaks to the spirit of independent musicians and music industry professionals more than one might originally suspect.
PIZICATO is a newly launched digital donation website connecting fans with their favorite musicians, enabling them to send untaxed donations to help compensate artists by directly funding the music they love.
Cell phone overuse at concerts is as annoying for musicians as it is for the other fans. To combat the trend, Marky Ramone as created the Smartphone Swatter and shares his tips for for using it in this video.
For the third consecutive year, BET Networks and AEG are partnering to bring BET Experience to L.A. LIVE June 25 – 28, 2015. A four day event, attendees will have the opportunity to experience a plethora of music and comedy concerts, entertaining and interactive activations at the free Fan Festival.
Which day of the week new music is released on varies from country to country, leading to confusion and some say to more piracy. But getting everyone to agree has not been easy, and some retailers may use it as an excuse to stop selling music altogether.
Live music is struggling in different ways but for many of the same reasons as the recorded music industry. With these helpful tips and a little effort, the live music experience can be substantially improved for participants on both sides of the stage.
[UPDATE 2] With billions in the bank, a court ordered payout of $533 million is a very survivable hit for Apple. But the underlying question remains. Did Apple really create all of the tech upon which Job's built his empire or are patent trolls just trying to extract ransom?
The New Music Seminar has announced it's Artist on the Verge (AOV) Class of 2015. The 100 artists comprising this year's class have showed positive career momentum and remain unsigned to any major or major independent label.
Musicians and creative cultural contributorsrallied behind Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, in an open letter thanking him for his unwavering commitment to strong net neutrality rules, penned prior to the Commission's vote on February 26th.
Most people do not know if a certain video or photo will be viral until its all over the internet and everyone is taking about it. But making something go viral is something that takes skill and a bit of luck.
If you aim to accomplish something with your smartphone or mobile device, odds are, "there's an app for that." In a fast paced and continually evolving market, it's hard to choose what to use. The following article provides an overview of key players in today's music industry.
A federal court in Maryland ruled in favor of Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE:LYV) and dismissed all claims in a lawsuit filed in 2009 by indie promoter Seth Hurwitz' It's My Party, Inc., and It's My Amphitheatre, Inc. The lawsuit alleged violations of federal and state antitrust laws.
YouTube multichannel networks (MCNs) like Maker, Machinima, and Fullscreen have reshaped the business of online video, but there's still one dicey area that hasn't yet been worked out to everyone's satisfaction - the music that accompanies many of those videos. Read more from Bobby Owsinski.
Birdman won big last night at the 87th Annual Academy Awards claiming the Oscar for Best Picture, but many musicians made noteworthy statements on stage with their live performances. Shazam compiled data from throughout the awards show, releasing the Top Shazamed Musical Performances of the 2015 Academy Awards.
A new Billboard expose uses court filings to offer a look inside the messy 2012 split between TuneCore and two of its founders Jeff Price and Peter Wells. During the weeks following, Price and Wells maintained that they had been treated unfairly; while Tunecore and its investors remained steadfastly silent.