For about six months now, fans attending shows at Washington D.C.'s 9:30 Club have been warned by signs posted around the venue that the show they were attending was being recorded. However, the nature of the recordings was obscure until the club revealed that it was partnering with public television for a new musical variety show.
Superbowl 50 mania is in full swing and, as with all marketing extravaganzas, music plays central roll. Twitter has a list of 15 music related influencers that you MUST FOLLOW prior to kickoff and the music of the music of David Bowie, Li'l Wayne and Janelle Monáe, are all anchoring major Superbowl 2016 commercials. WATCH:
Offering unique renditions of independent artist's music in an intimate and minimalist setting, video music blogs are both an excellent way to discover great new music, or simply hear artists which you already enjoy in a different context. In this piece, we look at five such blogs to keep on eye on.
Periscope can be a great way for artists to connect with their fans by offering them a look backstage, playing an acoustic set or just showing them a snippet of life on the road. Now that Periscope broadcasts will automatically play within Twitter, the audience size for such broadcasts is likely to grow.
Just as the industry starts to limit freemium music, a new marketing tactic is gaining traction - deep discounts. Spotify is offering 3 months for $.99 and Google has just added a Play Music family plan that lets 6 family members subscribe to both Google Play Music and YouTube Red together for $14.99 a month.
Popular music video and entertainment hub Vevo has released its Top Music Videos Of 2015. Mark Ronson’s smash hit “Uptown Funk,” featuring Bruno Mars managed to best Tayl0r Swift. The full list: