How Robyn Sold 50% of Madison Square Garden In 2 Days

1Here we look at how Swedish pop star Robyn succeeded in selling out over half of Madison Square Garden in just two days through some clever marketing techniques combining her Events Landing Page with her Instagram story.

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Recording Academy Shifts To 'Community-Driven Membership,' But Could It Lead To Less Diversity?

recording academy logoThe Recording Academy, whose members determine the Grammy Awards, has announced a new "community driven" membership model, as part of an an effort to increase diversity and build a more relevant organization. But could new professional recommendation and peer review requirements have the opposite effect, turning Academy membership and The Grammys into an insider's game?

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4 Most Important Facebook Practices For 2018's Artists

1When it comes to social media marketing, Facebook is no longer the cool kid on the block, and has in many ways become a social media pariah. All that aside, it remains the most widely used social media platform on the planet and, with the right strategy, can still be a useful marketing tool.

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Music Modernization Act: What’s In It, Why Is It In There, Is It A Good Thing?

2Enacted on October 11, the Music Modernization Act will have vast impact on the music business and how it is conducted in the US. Here we look at exactly what sort of changes this new legislation will bring about.

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50,000 Sign Petition Asking Maroon 5 To Skip Super Bowl Show In Support Of Colin Kaepernick, #TakeAKnee

Maroon 5  Drop Out of the Super Bowl Halftime Show · Change orgJust under 50,000 have already signed a Change.org petition calling for Maroon 5 to drop out of performing as part of  the Superbowl halftime show in February. The band are rumored to have accepted the gig even after Rihanna turned it down in support of former NFL player Colin Kaepernick and other players.

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Taylor Swift's UMG Deal Includes A Gift To Other Artists

tsTaylor Swift has once again used her power to help hundreds of other musicians.  Universal Music Group will share profits from the sale of Spotify stock with artists that have not recouped their advances.  While this almost unprecedented payment promise will match Sony's Spotify payments, the real person to thank for UMG's largesse is Swift.

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BUSINESS OF INDIE: Swift Goes Major • Glassnote Goes AWAL • Recording Academy Changes • More

Business Of Indie (1)In this 2nd edition of our continously updated Business Of Indie compendium of independent  music news, we share stories on Taylor Swift's exit from indie Big Machine to UMG, Glassnote's switch from UMG to AWAL (Do they cancel each other out?), changes in Recording Academy membership to increase diversity and much more. As always, you'll find it under our INDIE tab here


12 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Post On Social Media

2Being on social media is important for artists, but using it effectively is another matter, and clumsy posting can often do more harm than good. Here we look at twelve important questions to ask yourself before you post on any social media.

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Big Radio Payments To Artists, Producers, Labels Are Overdue [A2IM's Richard James Burgess]

2While radio stations have provided compensation to songwriters and music publishers, they have never never paid record labels, artists, or producers, something which, Richard James Burgess of A2IM believes, it's high time to change.

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