¡Viva Latino! Spotify Takes Another Playlist On Tour

image from pbs.twimg.comSpotify has announced that it will be taking its popular ¡Viva Latino! playlist on the road.  The tour, produced in partnership with Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN), will feature performances by Daddy Yankee, Jowell y Randy, Bad Bunny, Becky G and Natti Natasha and is set to kick off at Chicago’s Allstate Arena on Thursday, August 23.

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Fans Don’t Access Live Music Experiences, They Own Them

1Touring has now shifted to become the primary source of income for many artists, with preferring to amass live experiences over recordings. These new consumption habits raise the question of whether these types of experiences could be documented and commodified to the benefit of both fan and artist.

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Court Reveals New Details Of Coachella's Controversial Radius Clause

Coachella logoCourt filings in the legal battle between Coachella and the promoters of Oregon's Soul’D Out Festival share new details of the controversial radius clause which dictates where artists can perform both before and after the massive Southern California fest; and they are significantly more restrictive than previously reported.

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Lessons Learned From Scooter Braun [INTERVIEW]

1In this piece renowned talent manager and all around business man Scooter Braun shares his insights on making deals with artists, things he's learned from his time in the industry, and his experience with the 2017 Manchester bombing, as well just what kind of person he is.

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One Music Festival Is Retargeting Ads To Drive Ticket Sales: Here's How

2Seattle's Capitol Hill Block party music festival has now integrated the retargeting of ads as an essential part of their marketing mix and the results have been clear, with a much improved return on advertising money spent.

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Ex-Apple Music Exec Bozoma Saint John Joins Agency Giant Endeavor

image from griotmag.comAfter less than a year at Uber, chief brand officer Bozoma Saint John is leaving for a role at talent agency giant Endeavor. Saint John had previously helmed marketing at Beats and then Apple Music, where she was a key figure in its launch. 

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Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister Shares Dose Of Music Business Reality

Jay FrenchJay Jay French from Twisted Sister shares a dose of reality about the music business with Music Biz Weekly podcast hosts Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert. French is most famous for his role as the founding member and one of the guitarists of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister.

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Ticketfly Confirms Data Of 27M Users Stolen, Site Online A Week After Hack

Ticketfly_colour[UPDATED] Ticketfly.com is back online a week after being hacked, as are "the vast majority" of its venue and promoter websites. But the ticketer is now confirming reports that personal data from 27 million accounts were accessed by the hacker. At least some of that data has already been posted online.

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How To Use Facebook To Promote Live Music Events

1Facebook is one of top platforms for promoting a live music event and getting the word out to fans, who often use the service as a way to discover events. Even if you're already using Facebook Events, this article looks at some of the best practices for maximizing the services effectiveness.

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Ticketfly Site Offline 6 Days After Hack, Personal Info On 26 Million Users Stolen

Ticketfly_colourTicketfly.com was still offline Wednesday, more than six days after a hack that included a ransom demand and the public posting of as many as 26 million stolen email addresses, home addresses and other personal information.

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Booking Wisdom From Skyline Artist Agency's Bruce Houghton [INTERVIEW]

BruceHRezIn this Bandzoogle interview, summarized by William Paterson University Professor David Philp, music industry veteran Bruce Houghton shares a booking primer for artists at all stages of their career, as well as, lessons learned at the helm of the Skyline Artist Agency.  You may also know Bruce as the Publisher and Editor of Hypebot and MusicThinkTank.

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Ticketfly Site Still Offline Tuesday Afternoon, 5 Days After Hack [UPDATE]

Ticketfly_colour[UPDATE] Ticketfly.com was still offline as of Tuesday afternoon, more than five days after being hacked and hit with a ransom demand. Many of the the venues and promoters it serves were coming back online, including flagship clients IMP and JAM Productions. But an analysis of database posted publically show that the personal data of 26 million users was stolen.

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Ticketfly Slowly Coming Back Online 4+ Days After Hack [UPDATE 3]

Ticketfly2[UPDATE 3] Ticketfly, and the venues and promoters it serves, are slowly coming back online more than four days after being forced offline by a hack and ransom demand. The sites of some Ticketfly promoters and venues, including flagship clients IMP and JAM, are back online and selling tickets.

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Pollstar To Move To Los Angeles, Slashes Staff

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Oak View Group has announced it is moving the headquarters of Pollstar to OVG’s Los Angeles office, and that founder Gary Bongiovanni will be leaving at the end of June. CelebrityAccess has learned that layoffs are plentiful (“just about everyone” according to a source) and has learned the names of some of the individuals but will not report them – however the layoffs affect at least the graphics department, executive staff and subscription sales.

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Ticketfly, Major Venues Still Offline 2 Days After Hack, Ransom Demand [UPDATE 3]

Ticketfly_colour[UPDATE 3] For more than 50+ hours and in the midst of a busy Spring concert weekend, Ticketfly and the sites of the major venues and promoters it services have been offline. Ticketfly, which is owned by Eventbrite, was hacked before 6 AM ET Thursday and went offline with the tweet: "To protect our clients and fans, and to secure the website and related data, we have temporarily taken all Ticketfly systems offline."

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