In just over 3 years, Robert Sillermanbuilt SFX Entertainment into an EDM powerhouse. But since taking the company public in October 2013 and raising $260 million with the IPO, the company has seldom met investor expectations.
Garth Brooks' comeback tour has put him on top of Forbes’ annual “Country Cash Kings” ranking by a wide margin. And let's not forget that Brooks earned all this cash while keeping his music off all digital music services - streaming or download.
The Billions agency is hiring a marketing and artist development associate.Roll Call Records is looking for a day to day manager and Partisan Records is seeking a Director of Marketing. Details and other openings on Hypebot's Music Industry Jobs Board.
Harnessing the power of engaged fans is at the center of many startups, particularly in music. The Physical Network has successfully extended that concept to music festival marketing in the EU and now their bringing it to the U.S.
[UPDATE] Tom Windish built his booking agency from nothing to a global powerhouse in 10 years, with clients including alt-J, Diplo, The War On Drugs and Lorde. But in a nod to an entertainment industry still driven by tv, film and big media, he's joined forces with full service agency Paradigm.
Touring can be a difficult experience no matter where you are, but these difficulties are often magnified when said tour takes place in a foreign country. Here are a few tips for saving money and reducing stress when touring across the pond.
Much like its founder Robert Sillerman, EDM giant SFX Entertainment has been constantly shifting and somewhat volatile since birth. Now, just days before Sillerman is set to take the public SFXE private, there's been another shakeup in the company's upper management.
Web site builder and music marketing platform Bandzoogle has continued to improve it product in ways that serve its growing community of musicians and music companies. Now, the've added robust ticketing alongside music and merch sales on their commission free platform.
The Tralf, as locals call it, has been a fixture on the Buffalo, N.Y. live music scene for decades. But it may be forced to close thanks to a lawsuit filed by the family of a 28 year old doctor who slid down the venue's banister to his death.
When it comes to Warped Tour, there's quite a bit of competition for fans' merch dollars. Here are a few artists who are setting themselves apart from the crowd with attention getting marketing techniques.
Conventions. Who needs another convention? Well, if you're a professional or artist involved in live entertainment, IEBA has evolved into a must go event. I'm a repeat attendee and beyond the usual panels and networking, I like IEBA because it is an event where real business gets done.
The Grateful Dead's farewell tour, along with large festivals like Coachella, have been garnering increasingly massive audiences through their live streams. What does this mean for the companies providing the streaming service, and their ability to monetize the phenomenon?
If you read this blog regularly, you know that we're big believers in fan engagement; and let's face it, when it's done on a grand and public scale, it a has a multiplier effect. Obviously, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters agree.
Now shuttered Live Nation Labs was never able to cause significant change within old-school ticketing bastion Ticketmaster. Now a group of digital savvy execs from outside of the music industry get their chance to retool the company.
Electronic Dance Music is one of the fastest growing music genres in music. Festivals draw over 32 million attendees a year in the US alone, and EDM is at the center of it all. It’s not just the music though; it’s a culture that extends beyond the music itself.
This month's Merchbar Hot Music Merchandise Chart is heavily influenced by the summer touring season. From The Grateful Dead to The Rolling Stones, classic acts dominate. But Miley, MKTO and 5SOS are making cash register ring, as well.
Although music and band shirts are often thought of as making up the bulk of merchandise sales at shows, this article lists several items which are often omitted from the merch table, in spite of their popularity among concert attendees.
Chace Johnson, manager of A$AP Rocky, has joined Career Artist Management as an executive vice president. Both A$AP Rocky and Chace's client AWGE will join the management roster at CAM, joining their other clients such as Maroon 5, Robin Thicke, Hinder, Anthrax and others.
The American Federation of Musicians (AFM) has filed suit against Sony Music Entertainment for repeatedly violating its collective bargaining agreement with the union. Sony hired musicians under false pretenses, according the lawsuit, and they have been unable to collect residuals on the film.
We’ve talked about all the ways you can engage with your audience online, and that is FanBridge’s primary focus. However, it’s also important to make sure that you give 110% to your fans in person as well. It’s not always enough to just show up. Remember, events are crucial to connecting with audience members, and they will either solidify and build on that connection or diminish it.