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You’ll Be Shocked At The Number Of Fake Followers These Top Music Celebs Have

2Pretty much every kind of social media capital is available for sale these days, and followers are no exception. Surprisingly, however, the very people whom you would think didn't need to purchase fake fans have, for one reason or another, accrued vast swathes of these artificial followers.

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A2IM Sets LA SynchUp For Day After Music Tectonics

Marketing deck cover pageUPDATED: A2IM is sponsoring its fifth annual SynchUp conference presented by Vydia on October 30th at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica, California.

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Tour:Smart Bus Edition - Martin Atkins, Millikin University Offer The Ultimate Hands-On Experience

image from images.squarespace-cdn.comMusician, teacher, author and industry provocateur Martin Atkins has partnered with Millikin University for his most audacious project yet - Tour:Smart Bus Edition which embeds real live students on a real live rock tour.

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Facebook Video vs. YouTube Video: How to Release Music Videos On Both Channels


Facebook-video Facebook-videoThis week Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert discuss why you should release your video to both YouTube and Facebook on the Music Biz Weekly Podcast One of the most common questions that these two music marketers get asked is… 'I have a new music video. Should I release it to both YouTube and Facebook?.'

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71 Great Ways Of Rewarding Your Music Fan Subscribers

1Once an artist has started selling fan subscriptions, it's important to establish a rewards system which consistently gives back and keeps them engaged enough to stay subscribed.

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Chance The Rapper Passes 1 Billion Streams On Soundcloud

image from www.digitalmusicnews.comChance the Rapper has become the first independent SoundCloud Premier creator to hit a billion streams. The Chicago native’s upload of his "#10Day" mixtape 8 years ago introduced his music to the world.

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Amazon, UMG, Paradigm Execs Join Troy Carter Startup Q&A

image from www.billboard.comTroy Carter's new music & technology company, Q&A has named industry veterans Clarissa Reformina as Vice President of Creator Services, Ray Kurzeka as Vice President of Digital Strategy and Austin Hurwitz as Vice President of Music Operations.

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5 Steps For Building A Music Marketing Plan

1The idea of constructing a marketing plan can seem intimidating at first, particularly when it comes to the expense involved, but in reality a solid and effective marketing plan can be more about goals and careful planning than total dollars spent. Here we look at the five steps to putting together a solid music marketing plan.

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Indie Label Rancho Humilde Inks with Cinq Music Worldwide

image from i2.wp.comIndie distributor and publisher Cinq Music has inked independent record label Rancho Humilde to a worldwide distribution deal. The label targets 2nd and 3rd generation Mexican Americans in the US.

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How To Build Your Own Artist Development Team: The Music Publisher

1In this piece we explore the role of the music publisher, looking at the services they perform as well the relationship between the publisher and the other members of your artist development team.

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Spotify Upgrades Family Plan. Are Higher Prices Next?

Spotify New Family MixSpotify has launched an upgraded Spotify Premium Family at the same $14.99 price. The upgrade comes alongside a reported Spotify Family price increase test in Scandanavia and pressure from rightsholders to reverse a continuing slide in per listener revenue.

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Sound City's Dave Pichilingi To Head Modern Sky US & UK

image from celebrityaccess.comDave Pichilingi, who founded Modern Sky UK in 2016, is expanding his role to take over operations of its US division.  In his new role as Modern Sky’s CEO UK and North America, he is tasked with creating opportunities for Modern Sky’s Chinese repertoire for sync and publishing.

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. & Indie Music

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b657970b-150wiIn our tips and advice section this week, we offer independent, DIY artists advice on how to promote themselves on social media when they have zero followers, why touring has become more important than ever for up and coming musicians, some of the best techniques for boosting merch sales, and much, much more!

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: How To Write A Hit • Protect The Headliners • Getting Pumped For Your First Major Gig • More

MTTRecapNew copySMOLThis week on MusicThinkTank, our contributors broke down some of the reasons behind Old Town Road's success, how you can keep the headliners at your summer festival safe, what you need to do to get your band sufficiently pumped for their first major show, and more.

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