Here 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.
Independent 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.
AI 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.
Known for the hit "This Is Why I'm Hot" (circa 2007) Washington Heights rapper Mims is seeing new success with the RecordGram app, which allows both producers and aspiring artists to rent and lease beats, to the benefit of all parties involved.
Venues 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.
After 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.
Is 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.
In 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.
While 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.
When 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.
Facebook 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.
Concord Music, RecoChoku and Royalty Exchange have joined Warner Music Group, Harmonix Music Systems, Q Prime Management, Bill Silva Entertainment, Silva Artist Management, and Sony Music in supporting Techstars Music startup accelerator.
Twickets, 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.
Verve 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.
This 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.
Blokur, 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.
Launched 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.
Private trades for Spotify stock are now valuing the music streamer at $16 billion, according to a new report. That's up $3 billion since June alone, and could put the company's value at $20 billion when it goes public next year.
Music 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.
In this article Brian Hazard of Color Theory details his experience dishing out $500 large to promote one of songs on the streaming service Deezer, how the process worked, and what results he say from the investment.
Live 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.
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.
Former 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.