SoundCloud Adds Digital Distribution With Acquisition Of Repost Network

SoundCloud_logo (1)SoundCloud has acquired digital rights management and distribution company, Repost Network. With the acquisition, SoundCloud can offer "high-performing, emerging creators " distribution, analytics and content protection.

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If My Music Changes, Should I Change My Artist Name?

1Many musicians tend to go through an artistic evolution over the course of their career, and there can be any number of reasons why a band or artist might seek fresh moniker at some point to during their time in the industry. That said major rebranding, as Chris Robley here explains, can be a risky proposition.

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PledgeMusic Fiasco Is Even Weirder Than You Think - Part 1 [David Lowery]

PledgeMusic NewFew failures have had a more direct impact on the indie music community than the recent demise of PledgeMusic, not only for those owed millions of dollars, but also for the many others who had come to rely on the platform for pre-sales and fundraising.  In recent days, a variety of sources has accused the PledgeMusic board of being at the root of the failure. Here David Lowery takes his own critical look.

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BUSINESS OF INDIE: Soundcloud Hires Indie Rep • Syntax Move To Nashville • Americana Nods • Merlin • More

Business Of Indie 2019

In this newest edition of the Business Of Indie, Souncloud names a liaison with the independent music community, distributor Syntax exits san Diego for Nashville, the Americana Awards names nominees and much more. 

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Creative Ways Of Engaging With Your Fanbase

2The accessibility of social media has made it easy for artists to fall into to much of routine when communicating with their fans and get lost among the herd of other bands and artists out there trying to make their mark. Here we look at some creative ways that artists can engage their base that will help them stand out.

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How Cameo App Can Jumpstart Music, Tour Promotion

1Celebrity endorsements have long been a powerful force in the music industry, helping to propel certain releases on to massive success. Now, thanks to Cameo, these gold stars of approval are easier (and cheaper) to get than ever before.

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DJ Khaled, Maren Morris, More Lead Pandora ‘Sound of Summer’ Campaign

image from samoa-observer.s3.ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.comPandora is teaming with DJ Khaled, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Natti Natasha and Dalex among others for the third edition of its recurring “Sound On” series for the upcoming summer season.

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Music Royalties Explained: Where To Sign Up To Get All Your Royalties

1Royalties are, in the many ways, the number one source of income for a lot of musicians, particularly once they start to make it big, which is why making sure you're registered in the proper place to actually see that income is so important.

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More Crowdfunding Trouble? Layoffs At Indiegogo, CEO Exits

image from learn.indiegogo.comThe CEO of crowdfunder Indiegogo is exiting "for personal reasons" amid multiple reports of layoffs at the company. Former Reddit exec Andy Yang will takeover as Indiegogo CEO today.

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Tracklib Raises $1.7M For Easy Music Sample Licencing

image from www.jaybirdcom.comMusic sampling startup Tracklib has raised $1.7 million. The new funding for the Stockholm based company was led by the Sony Innovation Fund, WndrCo and Jörg Mohaupt, an early-stage investor who also has stakes in Discogs and Amuse.

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CD Baby Partners With CloudBounce For Mastering

CD_Baby_Logo_Black newA new partnership with CloudBounce means that CD Baby users can now instantly master music from within their CD Baby dashboard for just $4.90 a track. The startup is an Abbey Road Red music tech incubator graduate.

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Sofar Sounds Adds $25M While Musicians Make $100 A Show

image from dax2lgcd0wbaz.cloudfront.netSofar Sounds has announced $25 million in new funding led by Battery Ventures and Union Square Ventures with participation from existing investors Octopus Ventures and Virgin Group. That brings total investments in Sofar to $31 million. Three months ago, former Spotify and The Echo Nest executive Jim Luccesse was name Sofar CEO. 

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Make The Most Of Social Media Marketing Using Email And Instagram

Social media using instagramIt's important to stay ahead of your competitors and Instagram and email are the two best platforms to make that happen. Pete Campbell breaks down the best strategy for Instagram promo, how to most effectively execute an email marketing campaign, and how to combine the two.

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