#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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Live Nation Offers $20 All-In National Concert Week Tickets

National Concert Week 2018With the summer concert season right around the corner, Live Nation has announced ‘National Concert Week.’  Running from April 30 through May 8, the event will provide fans with access to exclusive $20 all-in tickets to 2,000+ shows across the concert giant’s roster of summer tours.

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"I interviewed 54 women at Coachella, and they all said they had been sexually harassed."

Coachella logo"During the 10 hours I was reporting on this story, I was groped 22 times," writes Vera Papisova in Teen Vogue. Sexual misconduct is a too-common experience for women at music festivals. One survey found that more than 90% of female concertgoers have been harassed at a music festival or show. 

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3 Ways Promoters Rely On Artists To Market Live Shows

1While there may have once been a time when a performance was all that was asked of performer, promoters and venues who do so now are wasting a huge marketing opportunity. Here we look at three key ways in which event marketers should involve artists in promoting their shows.

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Why Your Band Should Accept Credit Cards & How To Do It

1While once upon a time credit cards were only accepted at major businesses this is no longer the case, and many consumers don't even bother to carry cash or checks with them. In this piece we explore why it's essential for bands and artists to accept credit cards, and how they can go about doing so.

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Gigs No Longer Just For Musicians: How A Society Of Starving Artists Is Being Created By The Gig Economy

1In this piece George Howard explores how the music industry, the original gig business, should serve as a cautionary example to the other industries as they begin to shift towards a gig based economy.

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Eminem Dishes Up Mom’s Spaghetti At Coachella

image from celebrityaccess.comBefore his performance to close out Coachella on Sunday night, Eminem tried his hand at something new – selling pasta at an onsite pop-up restaurant. Eminem’s food stand, “Moms Spaghetti,” sold pasta with sides including garlic bread, meatballs, and mozzarella.

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Shovels And Rope Talk Running Their Own Festival [INTERVIEW]

1In this interview NoiseTrade sat down with indie-folk duo Shovels and Rope to discuss the own managed and curated festival, High Water, a year after its initial launch, as well as what they've learned throughout the process, and what we can expect from the festival in the future.

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Why The Music Business Favors Night Owls

1While many industries are structured in a way which benefits the early risers among, the music business is one of few populated largely by night owls. Here we look at why the business caters to night dwellers and why can be a scheduling challenge for all of us.

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Promoter Sues Coachella Over 1300 Mile Radius Clause, Goldenvoice AEG Responds

Gavel-clipart-gavel_bwGoldenvoice has been hit with a lawsuit from a promoter in Oregon that claims the company uses “monopolistic practices” to keep artists from playing the promoter’s festival if they play the Coachella festival in Indio, California.

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Understanding Live Performance Agreements

1While recorded music sales may facing choppy waters, the live music market remains healthy and strong, making it a preferable vein for recording artists to focus on. As with so many aspects of the music industry, having an agreement in writing can spare all parties a lot of grief. Here Jusin M. Jacobson catches us up on how these agreements work.

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Spotify Stock Struggles On Day 2, Live Nation Rises

Arrows up and downUPDATE Wednesday After The Close: Spotify stock struggled on day two of trading Tuesday, but Live Nation stock appeared to be recovering from two days of declines, after a New York Times story that it was being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice. The NYSE had a choppy day overall, but managed to end up .08%.

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London Calling: What the US Can Learn From The UK About Defending Local Music And Arts Communities

1[UPDATED] The UK has earned a reputation as a musical powerhouse, churning out globally renowned groundbreaking artists, bands and DJs. But how? - with the backing of the government. At a time when the Trump administration is adamant on pulling public funding for local artists, community projects and public radio, McIntyre details what the US can learn from the UK’s art scene.

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How To Set The Right Concert, Event Ticket Price

1While it may be difficult to price your event in way that works for everyone and will channel a river of gold into your pocket, there are several commonly held beliefs regarding ticket pricing that simply aren't true, and finding a price that's at least close to ideal is well within your reach.

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Beatport To Add DJ Subscriptions, Music Lockers

BeatportLogoBeatport CEO Robb McDaniels revealed that the company plans to make life a little easier for professional DJs with the help of the cloud. In an interview with MusicWeek, McDaniels talked about the digital download service’s plans to to add a subscription service for its professional DJ audience in the third quarter of 2018.

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