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Facebook Discovers More Broken Metrics

1In a follow up to their realization that they had accidentally been inflating a key video metric, Facebook recently revealed that were several additional audience metrics which have been being miscalculated, although the fixing of said metrics will likely be a huge benefit the metrics and marketing industry.

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7 Instagram / Snapchat Story Rules For Musicians

11[UPDATED] With social media platforms constantly changing and upgrading, it can be difficult to stay up-to-date, particularly if you're new to the platform in the first place. While such can often seem to be the case when it comes to Instagram and Snapchat in particular, we here look at seven rules to help artists navigate the the story functions of both apps.

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CD Baby Acquires Show.co, Soundrop To Expand Artist Services, Pledges New Distribution Approach That Favors Constant Creation

CdbabyCD Baby has acquired music marketing platform Show.co and its defunct app Soundrop. The deal continues a trend of established new music industry players including ReverbNation, PledgeMusic, TuneCore acquiring startups to expand their offerings.

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How Artists Can Get Their Music Played on Sirius XM, Local Radio

2Time spent listening to music on the radio can often lead artists to question why their music isn't getting played on the airwaves and, although it certainly isn't easy, getting your music on the radio, be it XM or a local college station, is within your grasp.

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Facebook Music Test: Proof Fans Are Missing Updates From Their Favorite Artists

1In the early days of Facebook, it was an excellent resource for artists looking to market themselves to followers, but as advertising was introduced and the platform became increasingly crowded, it became harder for artists to get their content seen. Here Ronan Mason tests just how bad it's become.

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Busting The Myth That Artists Don't Need Record Labels And Producers

Wearechangetv-us-the-ultimate-exit-strategy-TA4kS3-clipartWhile there has been a significant amount of hype over the past few years regarding self-releasing tracks and producing and marketing one's music independently, the truth is that there remains a great deal that record labels can still do for artists that can't do as well on their own.

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Music Publisher's Send President-ElectTrump Their Wish List

trumpMany in the music community have argued that the Obama administration has a too cozy relationship with tech, particularly Google. Could a Trump team be better for the music industry and the creative community? David Israelite who helms the National Music Publisher's Association hopes so, and laid out a wish list in a letter to the president-elect.

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Ed Sheeran Performs A Mini Concert For Hospitalized Fan [VIDEO]

image from www.celebrityaccess.comMusicians have always visited sick fans in the hospital, but one benefit of social media is that every act of kindness is amplified. Ed Sheeran's mini-concert for an ailing fan is more than a pr stunt and serves as a reminder that we all need to do what we can to help others.

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Music Industry Seeks To Ban Concert Ticket Buying Bots

Concert-ticket-300x196Having choice seats snatched out from under them by the ticket bots of a third party ticket broker is an all-to-common occurrence for a lot of ticket buyers, and while it's been an annoyance for some time, it looks as though something may finally get done about it, at least in Britain.

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Composer For 'A Clockwork Orange' Sues Australian Creator Of 'A Trumpwork Orange' Parody

DownloadWhen determining whether or not to move forward with a lawsuit over a parody, it is important to first determine that the original work has, in some way, been negatively impacted by the parody, something which a recent 'Trumpwork Orange' lawsuit failed to take into account.

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Trade Group Files Suit Against Azoff's Global Music Rights On Behalf Of 10,000 Radio Stations

azoff[UPDATED] When Irving Azoff launched Global Music Rights, he promised to battle what many see as too low payments from Pandora, YouTube and other free music streamers, and an impressive group of songwriter's signed on. But a group representing 10,000 U.S. radio stations, say Azoff's tactics are  “anti-competitive."

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