How To Spend Less, But Sell More Tickets

1While every artist and promotor wants sold out shows, pouring endless amounts of money into every aspect of marketing isn't usually an option for the typical musician. This piece looks at how to budget your money effectively in order get the greatest return on every marketing dollar spent.

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Tunecore Adds Facebook, Instagram Monetization

Facebook-musicDIY distributor TuneCore has added a new opportunity - Facebook and Instagram monetization. Facebook recently cut licensing deals with all three majors, Merlin and others for music on all its platforms, but this is the first time we've heard of funds trickling down to DIY artists. 

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Lack Of Streaming Artist, Song Info 'Is Just D-U-M-B'

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Don't Wait For U.S. Music Modernization Act: What All Artists Performing In Canada Can Do Now To Get Paid More

1With the future of the Music Modernization Act looking uncertain, and things generally not looking great for artists in the performance rights in general, Shawn Wilson offers some advice on what those artists performing in Canada can do to pull down a little more money.

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How Micro-Influencers Help Sell More Tickets

1While traditional advertising remains an essential part of promoting a tour or show, industry influencer are much more trusted by consumers, and therefore can be a powerful promotional tool. in this piece Georgina Rutherford explains the power of the mico-influencer.

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Performance Rights Disputes: What They Are And What Causes Them?

1As old as recorded music itself, disputes over ownership have permeated the music industry for decades. Luckily the advancement of technology has made it a little easier to keep performance rights in check. In this article we explore exactly what performance rights disputes are, and where they come from.

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Who Owns The Publishing Rights To Your Music, And How Is The Money Split?

1As a writer of music, you may be curious where the money comes from when your composition is consumed, whether via streaming, live performance, or any other medium. Here Chris Robley breaks down exactly who owns what, and where the money goes.

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Spotify Playlists, Influencer Marketing, YouTube Placement: Case Study Of Indie Band Victors

1In this case study, the team at Burstimo worked to raise the profile of the band Victors to the next level, by hitting hard on YouTube, Spotify, industry influencers, and social media as whole. Here we explore the story of their success.

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What's Next For ASCAP, BMI As Justice Dept. Starts Termination Of Legacy Antitrust Judgments?

1As the Department of Justice begins its termination of 19 decades-old 'legacy' antitrust judgements, Chris Castle writes about questions being raised as to what the future holds for ASCAP and BMI, as the Music Modernization Act continues to move forward.

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Hipgnosis Songs Closes $23M The-Dream Catalog Deal, Debuts On London Exchange

image from www.hypebot.comHipgnosis Songs Fund Limited (LON:SONG) has acquired a 75% stake in the song catalog of Terius Youngdell Nash aka The-Dream.  The fund, which listed on London’s main exchange today, will pay $23.75 million USD.

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QUICK HITS: Crowd Surf • Big Deal + Sounds Of Memphis/XL Records • Steel Wool Entertainment • Downtown

Quick HitsMusic marketers Crowd Surf has added Sarah Gaupel and Emily Bowman as Marketing Account Managers in the LA office. Gaupel worked as a Digital Marketing Specialist at Fearless Record and Bowman joins from Bkstg where she was a Community Manager. 

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Change Needed Before Net Can Drive Creativity and Prosperity, say Musicians, Academics

1In this except from a submission made to the EU's National Telecommunications and Information Administration, a coalition of performers, musicians, and academics issue a plea to restructure the web as a place where creative culture can thrive.

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One77 Music Launches With $27M Catalog Backed By Virgo

Jennifer BlakemanMusic publisher One77 Music has launched in New York City, with an eye for new catalog and some very deep pockets.  Led by veteran music exec Jennifer Blakeman, One77 launches with a catalog of 6,000 songs, which it values at $27 million, as well as a substantial, but undisclosed capital investment.

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Assert Your Independence: Contact Your Senator To Support Music Modernization Act

1In this piece William Glanz reviews the current state of the Music Modernization Act, what progress it still has to make, relevant commentary being made about the bill, and more, as well as encouraging artists to advocate for copyright law by calling their senator.

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Brand Sponsorships, Endorsements Agreements For Artists [Part 2]

1Here Justin M. Jacobson highlights several important clauses which artists should take note of when entering into brand sponsorship agreements, using three different examples to illustrate the terms and language used.

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Breaking Through In The Social Media Age

2Since its humble origins these many years ago, YouTube has made more than a few stars, and continues to do so even now. The platforms ubiquity, however, has made it that much harder for artists to break through the clutter and get noticed. Here we look at a few success stories from artists who have managed to do just that.

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What Is Article 13? What Did Today's Vote Mean For Music?

image from cdn.pixabay.comThe vote by the EU Parliament Thursday to open debate on Article 13, sweeping legislation that revamps copyright law, is seen as a setback for the music industry. But what is exactly is Article 13 and what does today's vote mean for musicians and the music industry?

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Stem Offers Digital Music Distribution Alternative

2Founded in 2015, Stem.is is a unique digital aggregator which submits your music to all major streaming services and, unlike most other digital aggregators, has a more streamlined payment process, meaning you and your collaborators can earn royalties with fewer accounting hassles.

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Music Industry Reacts To Today's Article 13 Defeat

image from shirtboss.comUPDATED: The EU Parliament voted Thursday to open debate on Article 13, sweeping legislation that revamps copyright law in the European Union, putting more onus on the likes of YouTube and Facebook to police user generated content.  The vote, which opens the door for amendments that could weaken the bill, is seen as a setback for the music industry. But even after they vote, they vowed to fight on.

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1300 Musicians, Trade Groups Push For Article 13 Adoption Today, Big Tech Disagrees

image from cdn.pixabay.comUPDATE 2: 1300 recording artists including Sir Paul McCartney, Plácido Domingo, James Blunt and Max Martin, as well as most industry trade groups are urging the European Parliament to support the Article 13 EU Copyright Directive today.  But big tech disagrees. 

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