For the third consecutive year, BET Networks and AEG are partnering to bring BET Experience to L.A. LIVE June 25 – 28, 2015. A four day event, attendees will have the opportunity to experience a plethora of music and comedy concerts, entertaining and interactive activations at the free Fan Festival.
This time of year means music conference after music conference. For an indie musician, this means countless opportunities to learn and network. Singer and songwriter Elaine Romanelli shares the second installment of three on how to get the most out of music conferences with tips from our friend, publicist Ariel Hyatt.
Music conferences are in full swing this time of year. While I am sure that many of you are super excited for events like the Indie Artist Summit in Nashville this weekend, I want to bring to your attention another amazing conference coming up this week. This year's Folk Alliance International Conference brings over 3,000 attendees per year and is sure to deliver some great insights into taking your career to the next level. With conference season gearing up, Elaine Romanelli shares in the first of this 3 part series how to get the most out of music conferences from PR powerhouse Ariel Hyatt.
For most intents and purposes, the music industry is constrained to New York City and Los Angeles. While both cities have rightfully established themselves as the leading musical locales, there are a number of up-and-coming cities with their own scenes that are worth keeping an eye on. Here is your guide to the top 10 best emerging cities for music.
Musician Jack White is the latest artist to join the ranks of performers with leaked hospitality riders after a copy of a document purported to be White's rider was leaked by a student newspaper ahead of his performance at the University of Oklahoma on Feb. 2. The rider revealed the tour's surprisingly specific preference for homemade guacamole dip, even going so far as to include a recipe.
A Banana Free Zone
As an artist, touring can be the heart and soul of getting your music out to the masses in the most personal way possible. But venues, like any other business, want to make a profit. So, talent buyers spend a lot of time vetting artists that will pack their venues. What are they looking for and how can you make sure you have everything you need to play at the venue you want? Brandon Waadenburg gives an in-depth look into the world of music venues and how you can come out on top when you are looking for your next gig.
Last year, more than 1.25 million people visited Do512 seeking SXSW information and this year, those numbers are only expected to increase. Do512 reaches more party goers during SXSW than any other media outlet - as they become the destination hub for all things party central at SXSW, be sure to contact the team at Do512 to get your event information listed on the 2015 Site.
Every singer/songwriter or acoustic act who's played out enough knows the drill. You show up to a gig where you must perform underneath a TV showing the big game or in a coffeehouse with the erratic, nerve-jarring grinding and screeching of the espresso machine, or maybe in a bar with the incessant cackling of people doing shots five feet away from where you're performing, oblivious to your presence. And all this for very little pay, usually. House concerts are the antidote to such maddening scenarios.
Organizers for the South By So What?! Music Festival announced that the event will be returning for the 8th time on March 20th, 21st, & 22nd at QuikTrip Ballpark, right by downtown Dallas. The lineup for this year's fest features more than 100 bands including artists such as, Circa Survive, Motionless In White, Atreyu, Mayday Parade, Hatebreed, La Dispute, Memphis May Fire, Suicide Silence, Cartel, Chiodos, Crown The Empire, Balance & Composure, Emmure, The Maine, Title Fight and more.
As part of a two year long program that promotes up and coming music artists across a variety of genres, from indie rock to hip-hop, Skype has been giving music fans direct access to emerging music artists during the “Ones to Watch” tour. As part of a successful launch, they've been working behind the scenes with rising alt-country artists, Devil Makes Three, asking their fans to vote for their favorite track. Having established that "Hand Back Down" is the fan favorite, Devil Makes Three has recorded an acoustic music video for their fans, available exclusively at Hypebot.com.
[UPDATED] Concert discovery and marketing app Bandsintown today introduced a free analytics tool that taps into its user base of 15 million concert goers. Bandsintown Manager allows musicians and their team to know where their largest concentrations of fans that go to shows are located, so that they can better plan tours and chose the right size venues. Having spent most of my career as a booking agent, Bandsintown Manager offers the first glimpse at the holy grail of touring: playing only where the fans are and avoiding wasted nights of half-empty venues.
You're an artist, you need money, and you want to attempt to generate those funds via an engaging crowdfunding campaign. That's all well and good, but as soon as you've figured that out, you have to stop thinking like a band and start thinking like a fan.
By Eric Peckham on Medium.com
The evolving music industry is turning top managers into moguls—operating across media, tech and consumer brands The evolution of the music industry is putting greater power into the hands of top artist managers and transforming their firms—traditionally very small, behind-the-scenes operations—into miniature conglomerates operating across media, tech, and consumer brands.
In the information age in which we live, falsehoods, myths, and misnomers about today's music business are prevalent. But if you want to get ahead and achieve your goals, you better focus on the realities of the business. Here are five universal truths that all musicians should understand.
As an independent artist, it can be very easy to want to find as many opportunities to gain exposure. For some, getting exposure can be a challenge. For others, exposure can mean taking every opportunity to let the world know about your music. But is there a line for having too much exposure? If so, where do you draw that line. In this article Kyle Williams explains how exposure can be used to either help or hurt your career.
Many of my musician friends, especially the ones who lead their own bands, spend a lot of time worrying about and planning out what they're going to say onstage and when they're going to say it. There are plenty of advice articles that cover things that you can and should say onstage, but equally important are the things that you should avoid saying at a gig.
Rob Hallett, former head of AEG Live's UK operation, has returned to the music business as the head of a new venture, Robomagic. According to Music Week, Hallett bills Robomagic as a multi-faceted "360" company, focused on the live sector. While Hallett described it as a boutique, Hallett says the firm has the financial backing to compete with larger players in the market, including Live Nation and AEG.