Just One Music Co. Ranks Among World's Most Admired Entertainment Businesses [Hint: It's Not UMG]

image from fortune.comFortune Magazine has released its annual list of the World’s Most Admired Entertainment Companies. While there are many awards ranking companies, climbing this list is particularly meaningful since it’s determined by 4,000 entertainment executives, analysts, company directors and experts. Only one music company made the list.

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How To Make Your Stage Presence Memorable

2As anyone familiar with the music industry knows, 'the look' can often be huge part of not only and artist's stage presence, but also their personal brand. While musicianship and ability are certainly important, an artist's stage presence can also make or break their success.

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Concert Crowd-Funding Platform Weeshing Launches In US

weeshing logoSeveral startups have tried to launch crowdfunding concert services in the U.S. and failed to gain traction. But Weeshing, which has already found success in South and Central America and attracted $9 million in funding, has just entered the American market.

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How To Use Word-Of-Mouth To Drive Music, Ticket Sales

1As consumers become increasingly bombarded with advertising, that advertising gets increasingly easier to ignore, meaning bands and artists need to seek new (or in some cases old) ways of promoting their event. Thanks to the rise of social media, word-of-mouth promotion is seeing something of a resurgence.

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Live Nation, Songkick Settle Lawsuit For $110 Million

Songkick_logoLive Nation and its Ticketmaster subsidiary have agreed to pay a reported $110 million for the remaining assets of Songkick,  ending a longstanding lawsuit between the two companies. Last year, Warner Music Group acquired the Songkick name and portion of the technology dedicated to concert discovery.

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Live Nation Acquires Majority Stake In Indie Promoter Frank Productions

LivenationLive Nation Entertainment has acquired a majority interest in Frank Productions, one of the largest independent concert promoters left in the United States. Frank  will continue to operate its network of concert promotion companies and venues, and will join forces with Live Nation on tours.

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No Weed At Coachella 2018 Despite Legalization

image from celebrityaccess.comWhile recreational marijuana became legal in the state of California on January 1st, music fans at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival still won’t (officially) be able to light up at the festival.  As Billboard noted, the festival updated its Q&A section to clarify that while the drug may be legal to use in California, its use is banned on the festival grounds.

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Promoting An Event On Social Media In 12 Steps

2Social media is one of the best avenues through which to spread the good work of your upcoming show, with different platforms catering more to different demographics. Here we look at how to customize the strategy behind your posts, and successfully pull you audience in.

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YouTube Partnering With Ticketmaster To Show Tour Dates

1In addition to being a site for music consumption, YouTube has also long served as a promotional platform for artists, allowing them to advertise upcoming releases or shows to fans. It appears the platform will be taking this a step further in its new partnership with renowned ticketing site Ticketmaster.

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Appeals Court Dismiss 'Gang Designation' Lawsuit Brought Against FBI By Insane Clown Posse Fans

1Insane Clown Posse fans, known as Juggalos, recently brought a lawsuit against the FBI in response to its classification of the fanbase as a gang in its National Gang Threat Assessment report. While juggalos are claiming this has resulted in unfair treatment from law enforcement, the appeals court appears to be rejecting this reciprocal lawsuit.

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'Slow Ticketing' Removes Scalpers From Ticketing Market

Slow-ticketingIn an effort to prevent scalpers and their bots from immediately scooping up the prime seats for shows the moment they go on sale, a new form of sales called 'slow ticketing' is being implemented which requires fans to register for tickets in advance.

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Pollstar's Former Head Of Editorial Joel Reinartz Joins CelebrityAccess

Joe ReinartzIMG_0241 (1)[UPDATED] Joe Reinartz, former head of news and editorial operations at touring trade Pollstar has joined online entertainment industry trade CelebrityAccess.com. Reinartz began his career at Pollstar in 1997, the same year that CelebrityAccess went online.

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Creditors Demand Bankruptcy For Robert F.X. Sillerman

sillermanRobert F.X. Sillerman, the founder of  what was once SFX Entertainment, is being petitioned to declare bankruptcy by two Chicago-based promoters. Jeffery Callahan and Lucas King of React Presents and Clubtix filed an involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition against Sillerman in U.S. Bankruptcy Court Dec. 27, according to Reuters.

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Ringling Bros. Files Lawsuit Against Kid Rock Over Use Of “Greatest Show on Earth”

image from www.theqarena.comKid Rock is the subject of a lawsuit over the name of his new tour. Feld Entertainment, longtime owners of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, took the extravaganza off the road this year, but claims it  retains all intellectual property for the circus including its famous tagline “The Greatest Show on Earth.”

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Live Music Today: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

1In this piece Joe Rinaldi reflects on the state of the live music industry, and how the rise of the streaming age and the drop off in retail sales has further increased the necessity of live performance for artists looking to make it in the music industry.

 

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