A 3 Step Plan To Consistently Gain New Fans

Image1-livemusicsignFans are an essential part of finding success as a band, and while fanbase growth has an huge variety of factors, this article focuses on three tactics which, in addition to be successful in their own right, have proven to produce spectacular results when when consistently used in conjunction with each other.

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Kickstarter Names Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves New Director Of Music

image from ksr-ugc.imgix.netMeredith Graves has joined Kickstarter as their new Director of Music. Graves is an outspoken writer, former MTV News anchor,  indie label founder and frontwoman for the hardcore punk band Perfect Pussy. 

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Live Nation Launches Fund To Back Female Founded Live Music Businesses

LivenationLive Nation has established the Women Nation Fund, an early-stage investment fund focused on female-led live music businesses.  It will provide access to the company’s resources and capital for underrepresented female entrepreneurs in the concert promotions, events, and festival spaces.

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How To Make The Power Of Community The Key To Music Industry Success

2While the music industry is often described as a cutthroat dog-eat-dog world (and this certainly can be the case) there is much to be said for the power of community, and what working productively with others in the industry can do to buoy your chances of success.

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SoundExchange, RIAA, ASCAP, BMI, Others Voice Strong Support Of Senate's Music Modernization Act

thumbs up musicThe bipartisan Music Modernization Act was introduced in the US Senate today. It closely mimics the House version which passed recently on a unanimous vote.  As with the previous bill, music industry trade groups lined up in strong support.

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Ex-Ticketmaster CEO Amasses $30M War Chest To Shakeup Ticketing

image from celebrityaccess.comFormer Ticketmaster exec Nathan Hubbard recently announced plans to take on the ticketing giant with the formation of a brand new company he’s calling Rival. The Los Angeles-based startup has raised more than $30 million in venture capital over the last 18 months.

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Live Nation, Ticketmaster To Use Troubling Facial Recognition To Track Concert Goers

image from static1.squarespace.comLive Nation and its ticketing arm Ticketmaster have announced that it has invested in facial recognition technology and will introduce it into its venues. The concert and ticket giants are teaming up with Blink Identity, a company that specializes in facial recognition technology, so that concert-goers will no longer need to scan a digital or paper ticket.

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Music Stocks: Pandora, Live Nation Soar, Spotify Down

Arrows up and downMost major music stocks are generally having a great day on Wall Street, with the exception of Spotify. As of mid-day Friday, most major indexes were up 1-2%. But Pandora is up a whopping 25% and Live Nationis up more than 11% after both reported financials that, while mixed, beat analysts expectations  Spotify, on the other hand...

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Live Nation Reports 19% Revenue Growth Q1 2018

LivenationConcert giant Live Nation has posted another quarter of strong financial results with revenue of $1.5 billion, an improvement of 19% over last year. However, the company still failed to achieve profitability and reported a net loss of $41.028 million for the quarter, as well as an operating loss of $6 million.

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9 Resources For Musicians On The Road

1'The world can seem like a harsh place to independent artists on the move, but the modern age has a variety of helpful resource that can make DIY touring a reality. Here we look at 9 resources for artists, whether they're looking for gigs, management, or housing.

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Music's Alarming Gender Gap [Infographic]

1Last.fm have researched the last 16 years of music awards and festivals to find out if we are crediting female artists as much as we are listening to them. As each year comes and goes, the elephant in the room for the music industry is whether the popularity of female solo artists is mirrored in their inclusion in both; festivals and award ceremonies. Last.fm have compiled all its listening data and found a relatively narrow split between genders, but the story isn’t the same for those topping the bill and taking home the trophies.

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No Fee TickPick Acquires Razorgator, Adds 1M Users

image from crunchbase-production-res.cloudinary.com[UPDATED] No-fee ticket marketplace TickPick has acquired  ticket reseller Razorgator. Details of the acquisition were not disclosed, but Razorgator had raised $60 million in funding from Oak, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers and Steamboat since 2001.

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This Years' Record Store Day Was The Best Day Ever

1With the music industry continues to change, Record Store Day offers an opportunity and experience which can be embraced by industry enthusiasts across the board, here we check in with a variety of music business players on their experience with Record Store Day, 2018 edition.

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#irespectmusic Tour Advocacy With Blake Morgan [INTERVIEW]

1In this interview, Chris Castle sat down to chat with Blake Morgan, a performing artist, business owner and advocate for the music industry about how he is able to combine his touring and advocacy work and how it always him to effectively leverage press.

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Thinking Locally Is The First Step To Success

1While the internet can theoretically allow you to access a potentially limitless fanbase, starting out there can make it difficult to cut through the clutter of millions of other vying for listeners attention, meaning artists just starting out are often better off working to develop a local fanbase first.

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