In this episode of Music Biz Podcast, we talk with Craig Watson, the co-founder of Soundwave, a popular music discovery app. They also make an SDK, called Shine, that helps developers learn about the mobile music habits of their user base and provide better recommendations when they install a new music app. We talk about how Soundwave’s product and focus changed as they learned more about the mobile music sector.
LANDR's automated online mastering service helps music creators get professional sounding masters. By uploading a track to LANDR, artists get quick results, and are able to choose from a few different styles of processing. In this episode, Alex May (@alexmaydrums) talks to co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Justin Evans about how this process works, and what it means for artists.
In this episode of Music Biz Podcast, we talk with MaryLeigh Bliss, who is a Trends Editor and Strategic Consultant at Ypulse, a youth market research firm. We talk to Bliss about the millennial generation. Who are they? How do they listen to, discover and interact with music? How should indie artists and music companies market to them?
In this episode of Music Biz Podcast, Alex May talks with James Shotwell of Haulix, a platform for artists to securely share electronic press kits. As the company’s Social Media Coordinator, Shotwell helps us explore how Haulix addresses and prevents the unauthorized leaking of promotional pre-releases.
In this episode of Music Biz Podcast, who is an Associate Professor of Management at Berklee College of Music and Head of Music at Music Audience Exchange. We talk to Howard about his recent Forbes article about why people do not want to discover music.
In this episode of Music Biz Podcast, Cortney Harding and Kyle Bylin review Apple Music. They both spent a lot of time using the brand-new service before they gathered to share their thoughts. It turns out that Apple Music is actually pretty good. In fact, it's really good. There are rough edges. Hopefully, they smooth out in time.
In this episode of Music Biz Podcast, we talk with David McMillin, the lead singer of Fort Frances and author of a recent essay on Pop Matters called “Why Its Time To Stop Hating Spotify.” In the piece, McMilion adds an indie musician's perspective to the royalty payout discussion and floats the idea that maybe Spotify isn’t managed by crazy people. We talk to McMillion his essay, Spotify, Tidal, and much more.
In this episode of Music Biz Podcast, Cortney Harding and Kyle Bylin discuss the launch of Apple Music. How is Apple Music different from Spotify Now? How can Apple improve its podcast experience? Can the Internet radio station Beats 1 become a shared experience at a global level? Can Apple Music crack the mainstream market?
In this episode of Music Biz Podcast, I talk with Anu Kirk, the former Director of Music Services at Sony Network Entertainment. He spent over three years as the business owner of Sony Music Unlimited, a global multi-platform music subscription service. We discuss Spotify Now, Pandora’s acquisition of Next Big Sound, and the state of music streaming services.
In this episode of Music Biz Podcast, Cortney Harding and Kyle Bylin discuss YouTube and music videos. YouTube is widely known as the most popular music service. It's where most young people go to find and stream songs. Harding and Bylin talk about where music videos are today and how technology has changed them.
In this episode of Music Biz Podcast, we talk with Jack Conte, co-founder and CEO of Patreon, a platform that allows people to support creators by becoming paid sponsors. We talk to Conte about his transition from indie musician and EDM artist to startup founder. We also learn what it takes to develop a successful Patreon campaign.
Millennials may make up just under a quarter of the US population, but they have a huge influence when it comes to music fandom, according to Next Big Sound data journalist Liv Bulli. For any given artist, around two-thirds of his or her fans fall into the millennial age range—and that has major repercussions for how artists communicate with those fans and work with brands.
Imagine a lab where college students would be challenged to envision and create the future of music. At any given time, there would be dozens of music-focused research studies, startup ventures, emerging technologies, and innovative projects that students could assist for a single semester or an entire year.
According to professor Aram Sinnreich, author of the 2013 book The Piracy Crusade: How the Music Industry’s War on Sharing Destroys Markets and Erodes Civil Liberties, college students have changed significantly in their music listening habits and overall musical tastes over the last decade, in part due to market forces and technological innovations.
By Kyle Bylin, author of Promised Land: Youth Culture, Disruptive Startups, and the Social Music Revolution.
Studying people’s music buying habits used to be simple. You handed a person a stack of postcards and told them to send you one the next time they bought an album. They wrote down what they purchased, why they purchased it, where they purchased it, how much they paid for it, and sent that postcard back to you.
Russ Crupnick, managing partner of research group MusicWatch Inc., says the rise of file-sharing clients and streaming music services has made it harder to track where people getting their music and whether they are paying anything at all. The number of things that people are doing has increased each passing year.