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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: SoundExchange Explained • 6 Things This Band Did To Make A Sizable Profit From A Short Tour • More

16a00d83451b36c69e201b8d13d401f970c-800wiThis week on MusicThinkTank, we take a close look at the inner workings of SoundExchange, learn how an unknown band can make a significant profit on tourthree major mistakes artists make which can ruin their careers, and much more.

 

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SF MusicTech Names 2015 Startup Innovators Challenge Winners

image from www.sfmusictech.com[UPDATED] SF Music Tech has named its 2015 Startup Innovators Challenge winners. Each will be showcasing when SF Music Tech convenes on November 10th. BTW, if you have not registered, do it right now.  Prices go up tonight and you can save by using this link to register. The winners:

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Bands Meets Brands: How To Make Money In Music 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

BANDS AND BRANDSAs physical sales continue a downward spiral, artists are turning to brands to replace revenue. Examples are everywhere from Drake (“I avoided the coke game and went with Sprite instead”) to Rihanna (“Got my Ray-Bans on and I'm feelin’ hella cool tonight”) and 5 Seconds of Summer (“You look so perfect standing there in my American Apparel underwear”).

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Apple Music By The Numbers [Mark Mulligan]

Apple-Music-iOS-9-IconApple CEO Tim Cook recently announced that Apple Music has 6.5 millions paid subscribers. While a promising figure on its face, it seems unlikely that all these listeners will continue paying past the first month. This article breaks down Apple Music's most recent statistics, offering us some idea of where the streaming service is headed financially.

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The Importance Of Getting A Sync Rep

3There is good money to be made by artists who can acquire a sync deal for their music, but getting your composition into the hands and ears of those who have the power to make it happen is no easy task. Here we look at why and how artists should go about getting a sync agent.

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Trademarks And Trademark Rights Explained

1With the number of legal battles currently being fought in the music industry, having a solid grasp of trademark rights, what a trademark is, and what exactly can be trademarked remains extremely important for any artist working to make sure their intellectual property is safe.

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Live Nation Reports Record Quarter

image from www.celebrityaccess.comLive Nation beat Wall Street's expectations on Thursday when the company posted revenue increase of 10%, up to $2.76 billion in the third fiscal quarter and an adjusted operating income of $279 Million, up 8% from the same period in 2014. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had estimated that the concert giant would announce revenue of $2.44 billion for the quarter.

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Bop.fm To Shuttter After Aquirehire By Lifelock

Bop.fmAnother innovative music startup is going offline. Bop.fm, a service agnostic music streamer, is shutting down as of Oct 31st.  The startup has been aquirehired LifeLock, a provider of identity protection services for consumers and consumer risk management services for enterprises.

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Adele, Apple Love/Hate Relationship Reaches Schizophrenic Heights

AdeleDoes the famously independent chart topping songstress Adele have a price? Is being associated with this anti-music establishment, often anti-music streaming artist worth a whopping $30 million to Apple Music? If several well sourced rumors are true, the answer to both questions is a resounding YES .

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The Ongoing Happy Birthday Copyright Saga: Warner Asks Judge To Reconsider, Filmmakers Push For Public Domain Ruling

1While many may have hoped that the saga of Happy Birthday's copyright (or lack thereof) had finally come to a close, the ambiguity of the ruling has caused both sides to issue a joint status report stating their wish that the case continue.

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Who Uses Pinterest? Is It A Good Marketing Channel For Your Music?

PinterestWhen evaluating whether or not to add another social media channel to your marketing mix, start by asking yourself two questions. The first is, do you have the time? The second is, are you reaching the right people? Pinterest is fast and easy to use, but is it reaching the right audience to market your music?

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Red Hot Manager Sarah Stennett Partners With Billionaire Len Blavatnik's Access Industries

stennetRed hot music manager Sarah Stennett and Len Blavatnik's Access Industries, the privately held company with major stakes in a number of music, media and telecom companies including the Warner Music Group, have launched a new joint venture called First Access Entertainment.

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How To Save You Ears: Hearing Loss Is 3rd Most Common Health Issue In U.S. [INFOGRAPHIC]

 
hearing lossHearing loss is the 3rd most common health problem in the U.S. with 43 million between the ages of 12 and 35 living with disabling hearing loss. The safe volume listening is 85db for a maximum of 8 hours, but most portable media devices are capable of producing sound levels of at least 100db. 

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AM NEWS BRIEF: Deezer Adds Podcasts • Spotify Effect Reexamined • Sony Finds Profits • BMG Ascends • More

Deezer takes on Google Play Music with 20 000 new podcastsThursday 10.29.2015

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Halloween Music Hot Spots: Spotify Calculated The Spookiest Cities In The U.S.

image from www.rentcafe.comTo help us all get in the Halloween spirit, Spotify has calculated the top 10 Spookiest Cities in America based on how much residents of each city listened to Halloween music on Halloween and the surrounding days last year.  Surprisingly, the winner isn't Salem, Savannah or Sleepy Hollow

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BandPage And How To Use Metadata To Build Your Fanbase [INTERVIEW]

BandPageLogoRecently the folks at Music Consultant sat down to have a chat with Jim Patterson, the Chief Product Officer at BandPage, to discuss the expansion the platform has experienced in recent years, and how the site's metadata can be a huge asset for artists looking to expand their fan base.

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Spotify's Most Viral Tracks - US, UK And Global

Spotify newEach week Spotify reports its 10 most viral tracks based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it from October 16-22 on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

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An Overview Of Email List Service Providers For Artists

1Having a solid email list is critical for any band or artist looking to build up their fanbase and their brand, but with so many email list service providers out there, choosing the right one has to be done carefully, as your choice will impact the frequency and type of emails you are sending.

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