the new music industry

Michael & Jay on how Spotify can improve Wrapped and help musicians

Like many fans, Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert enjoy getting their annual Spotify Wrapped. But they also see how it could be better, particularly in ways that would be useful. Continue reading

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How Taylor Swift’s direct to fan engagement embraces Web3 principles

Anyone involved in music can learn from Taylor Swift’s success including how she and her team have embraced the principles driving the shift to Web3 and netting spectacular results. by. Continue reading

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The ‘A-Word’ describes 2023 and how we all need to approach Marketing

Artificial Intelligence? Accountability? Artistry? What word would you use to encapsulate this past year in music? Nope. by Fred Jacobs, President & Founder of broadcast consultancy Jacobs Media One of the. Continue reading

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Indie Spotlight: MVD Entertainment Group

MVD Entertainment Group is a full-service music and movie distribution company, exclusively representing thousands of audio and visual products for DVD, Blu-ray, CD, vinyl, and digital rights worldwide.  via A2IM. Continue reading

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Record Store Day launches RSD MRKT online music marketplace

The Record Store Day team has brought together record stores from around the country to create RSD MRKT, a 24/7/365 marketplace to buy special releases while still supporting an independent. Continue reading

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MUSIC BUSINESS NEWS: Tidal lays off 10% • Shazam tops 300M MAUs • Concert ticket bill advances • Renaissances adds $1.7M for superfans • More

THURSDAY 12.7.23 • Music Business News Updated Continuously Under The MORE NEWS TAB Above

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Spotify’s Campaign Kit brings together its Artist marketing tools

Spotify offers a range of music marketing tools, including playlist pitching, Discovery Mode, Marquee, and Showcase. Each is designed to help reach the right listeners, drive engagement when they’re listening,. Continue reading

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Sona adds musician-friendly streaming, marketplace with $6.8M funding

Sona has launched a new web3-based, no-subscription, ad-free streaming music platform and a marketplace where artists can auction off SONA, the “digital twins” of songs. The startup was co-founded by. Continue reading

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10 things you need before releasing music 

If you want to release music but don’t know how to start, this guide is for you. Here are ten things you need to start the process (and you probably. Continue reading

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An argument for handcrafted Radio [Fred Jacobs]

Where’s the humanity in AI-generated music curation? Is the algorithm really giving you music you want to hear, or what they want you to hear? And yet handcrafted radio is. Continue reading

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