ASCAP’s 12th annual “I Create Music” Expo took place last week in Los Angeles. The national conference dedicated to songwriting and composing provides a unique opportunity for songwriters, composers, artists, producers, publishers – and those in the industry that support them – to come together to share their knowledge and expertise.
"Songwriting is fragile," says Garth Brooks, "(yet) it's the most important step in music." But the craft is undervalued in the digital age. The number of full-time songwriters in Nashville is down 80%, according to the Nashville Songwriters Association Int'l. In the film, "The Last Songwriter," some of Nashville's best discuss the demise of the artform.
[Op-Ed] Copyright Office legislation is moving through Congress, and the House of Representatives is expected to take up the bill when they return from Easter Recess. In this op-ed, leaders from five leading advocacy organizations come together to explain why this debate is important for all creatives.
For months, YouTube has been the music service the industry loves to hate. Love, because of its huge audience that can clearly break artists and boost releases. Hate, because of the comparatively small revenue it returns to creators and rightsholders. But now broadcast radio is feeling the heat, and for exactly the same reasons.
2017 is the year that Blockchain will become more of a tool than a theory. The technology, which allows seamless tracking of digital use has been called the savior of an industry where tractions yield only a fraction of a penny. Now, three of the world's biggest collection societies have joined together to advance the technology.
Amanda Byers, the Managing Director of Tunefind, joins host Michael Brandvold this week for Hypebot's Music Biz Weekly Podcast. TuneFind helps fans find music from their favorite TV shows and Movies, and artists can use Tunefind to locate music supervisors and get a better understanding of the type of music they work with.