Addiction, Recovery, The Power of Music: Ricky Byrd’s Clean Getaway [INTERVIEW]

1Here Chris Robley sat down to chat with Joan Jett guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ricky Byrd about addiction, recovery, and his non-profit Clean Getaway, which harnesses the power of music as a way of helping addicts.

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Kobalt Raises Additional $600 Million To Invest In Copyrights

KobaltLOGOIndependent music rights management, publisher and label services firm Kobalt has raised an additional $600 million to acquire and monetize copyrights within its Kobalt Capital division. Kobalt had previously raised $205 million in multiple rounds, with Kobalt Capital previously raising an additional $350 million.

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4 Ways AI Startups Can Target The Music Business

3AI has been on the rise for some time now, with things like speech recognition tech have gained ground owing to the popularity of mobile technology.  The potential for voice recognition and AI tech to disrupt the music industry is also huge and, as of yet, untapped.

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Sony Music Pledges Money To Save London Music Venues

2Venues world wide have been going through a rough patch recently, with high rents and stricter legal requirements, with London in particular seeing a lot of its venues bite the dust in recent years. In the wake of such closures, Sony Music has pledged to financially support 'at risk' venues in a new campaign.

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Warner Music Responds To Songkick Concert Listing Concerns: 'We're still here for you"

image from www.hypebot.comAfter Songkick announced that it was shutting down its concert ticket sales division, many musicians and music marketers became concerned that Songkick's popular concert app and artist focused Tourbox service was on the way out, as well.  

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Blockchain And The Music Industry: RAC, Nest HQ and UJO Music Offer A Beginners Guide [VIDEO]

RACIs blockchain just a buzzword or could it radically change the music industry?  We think it's the later, but understanding what blockchain is and does is confusing. Grammy winner RAC recently released his latest album EGO using the Ethereum blockchain via UJO Music, and this 6 minute documentary looks inside the process.

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Managing Artists At Scale: Using Tech To Turn Musicians Into Industry Experts

1In this piece DeCarlos Garrison explains the challenges of artist management and of guiding a band or artist towards industry success, as well as how embracing tech can work to transform artists into industry experts in their own right.

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8 Types Of Music Investment Agreements

1-aDsblOYr4qfZEb5XGfKVewWhile crowdfunding has become a popular option for artists looking to raise money for their next musical production, other musicians may be lucky enough to find an investor who's willing to front cash for an artist's next creative venture. Should you find such a person or company, however, it's important for both sides to know what they're signing up for.

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Best Ways To Invest In Your Music Career And In Yourself

1-aDsblOYr4qfZEb5XGfKVewWhen cultivating a career in music, cash can be hard to come, and when it does finally begin to roll in, it's critical that you take the time to reinvest at least a portion of the funds back into your career. Here we look at some smart and effective ways to invest in your music career.

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Facebook Buys 3 Month Old TBH App, As It Battles For Teens

image from i.ytimg.comFacebook announced that it has acquired TBH, a positive-focused anonymous polling app that has become an overnight success with teens. Facebook and its Instagram app are fighting for teen engagement and loosing so far. Launched just three months ago, TBH has gained amazing traction with the demographic that Zuckerberg & Co. seek.

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Twickets Launches Low Cost Ticket Resale Platform In US

image from www.accessaa.co.ukTwickets, the European based face-value or less ticket resale platform has now launched in the U.S. Twickets is supported by Adele, Ed Sheeran, Mumford & Sons, One Direction and other artists as an alternative to StubHub and ticket companies that encourage top dollar ticket resales.  

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Verve Adds $18.5 Million For Fan-To-Fan Concert Marketing

Ticket scalpingVerve has raised an additional $18.5 million to expand its fan-to-fan peer concert marketing and ticket sales platform. The UK based startup, formerly called StreetTeam, counts some of the globe's biggest concert promoters among its early clients.

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What is BlockChain and How Can BlockChain Help Musicians & The Music Industry

image from zimriiwebsite.azurewebsites.netThis week co-hosts Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert are joined by Mo Jalloh Co-founder of Zimrii Music to discuss BlockChain technology. We answer the question what is BlockChain in the simplest terms possible.  We also explore how can BlockChain help musicians and the challenges it is facing.

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LiveXLive Follows Slacker, SNAP Interactive Acquisitions With Public Stock Offering

LiveXLive_Logo_(new)LiveXLive Media, Inc. (OTC: LIVX), a live music and music-related online video network, has announced a public offering of shares of its common stock.  LiveXLive will sell 7,692,308 shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Blokur Raises $1.2M Seed Round For Music Blockchain, Machine Learning Startup

image from crunchbase-production-res.cloudinary.comBlokur, led several music industry veterans, has raided a $1.2 million seed round to bring blockchain technology to music and other creative arts. But Blokur faces steep competition, as well as, the age-old problem of getting the music industry on the same page... about anything.

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Techstars Music Accelerator Launches Global Search For 2018 Class

image from www.hypebot.comLaunched by respected startup accelerator Techstars and led by former Topspin and Twitter music head Bob Moczydlowsky, Techstars Music graduated its first class of 11 startups earlier this year. Now, a global search for worthy 2018 candidates has begun.

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$10 Million Later, Former MOG, Beats CEO David Hyman Shutters Music Video AR App Blin.gy

image from cdn-images-1.medium.comMusic video augmented reality app Bling.ly has shut down, after acquisition talks fell through. Originally launched as Chosen by former MOG and Beats CEO David Hyman, the music tech startup had raised $10 million to date.

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LiveXLive Acquires Slacker Radio For $50 Million, Names Revolt TV's Andy Schon President

Slacker NewLive concert streamer LiveXLive has acquired music streamer Slacker Radio and named Revolt TV co-founder Andy Schon as president. The merged companies create a potentially competitive streaming music service that combines live converts, music video, on demand streaming and personalized online radio.

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Live Music Streamer LiveXLive Acquires Social Video App SNAP Interactive For $34 Million

LiveXLive_Logo_(new)Premium live music video streaming network LiveXLive Media has entered into a merger agreement to acquire SNAP Interactive, a provider of live video social networking and interactive dating applications.

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Ex-Maker, MySpace Music, MTV Exec Courtney Holt To Head Revamped Spotify Video Effort

Spotify newFormer Maker, MySpace Music and MTV executive Courtney Holt is finally moving his career past the letter "M" to head revamped video efforts at Spotify.  The news comes on the  same day the music steamer announced bundled discounts with video streamer Hulu.

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