In 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.
Performing has long been a mainstay of most musician's income, and as festivals continue to grow in popularity, many artists have found that they can earn good money and maintain more creative control by engineering more artist curated festivals.
While 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.
With 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.
While touring brings with it a fair share of difficulties, one of the less talked about dealing with the often lengthy amounts of time spent at venues between arrival and performance. Here we look at some ways to maximize this often tedious stretch of time.
Here David Deal highlights how clever performers are able to turn what initially seems like slip-ups or mistakes on stage into carefully tailored 'moments' that only enhance their presence in front of an audience.
"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.
While 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.
While 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.
Gigs No Longer Just For Musicians: How A Society Of Starving Artists Is Being Created By The Gig Economy
In 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.
Before 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.
In this second installment of a two part series, Justin M. Jacobson addresses additional clauses artists and musicians should be aware of in live performance agreements, such as those surrounding per diems, tech riders, and merchandise.
In 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.
In this piece Shain Shapiro catches us up on the the state of music cities, a somewhat nebulous term which came about as a term to recognize the cultural role of music in cities. Here he looks at what the Music Cities are doing right, what needs to improve, and where they're headed from here.
A pan-EU music manager’s body, the European Music Manager Alliance (EMMA), waslaunched in London earlier this week. Chaired by Stevie Wonder manager Keith Harris, it is aimed at giving artist reps a stronger voice in decisions that shape the global music industry.
The music business tends to lend itself to collaborations in ways that can benefit all parties involved. In this piece, CD Baby's Chris Robley details six different types of collaboration which can help artists grow their fanbase.
While 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.
Goldenvoice 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.
While 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.
Recent news that Slayer will be packing it in after this year's tour has metal fans getting nostalgic. In an effort to get a feel for where other pioneers of metal are at, Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine sat down to chat about where the band is headed and the state of metal's Big Four.
Three very different veteran artists (an experimental rocker, an industrial hip hop producer, and a jazz guitarist) offer advice on how to tour on your own terms and successfully navigate the DIY circuit.
UPDATE 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%.
[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.
The battle between Live Nation and AEG has escalated with a New York Times report that the Department of Justice is probing whether Live Nation strong-arms its clients into using Ticketmaster.
While 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.
Beatport 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.