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My Song Stories: John Raso of Harry Fox Agency and Rumblefish [INTERVIEW]

AJM5933 Digest-Hard-Cover(5)Music shapes our identities and changes our lives. It brings back our memories and stirs up our emotions. My Song Stories asks music professionals and indie artists questions about the songs in their libraries. Today, John Raso, SVP Client Services for Harry Fox Agency and Rumblefish, shares the artists and songs that have impacted his life and career.

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Emoticast Raises $5 Million As Sean Parker, will.i.am, David Guetta Back Mobile Music Messenger

emoticast Emoticast believes it has found the best way make sure that music and music marketing take advantage of the current explosion in mobile messaging. Today, a group of all-star investors showed their belief the company with a $5 million investment in the startup.

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#DIYProud - Help Us Celebrate Indie Artist, Label Success Stories

#Help us celebrate and share the growing number of DIY and indie music success stories by using the hashtag #DIYproud. With more than 54,000 @Hypebot followers, we're always looking for new ways to amplify the information and stories that we're sharing online.  

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Introducing Voltra's 'Stream To Own' Approach

DownloadAlthough the idea of owning music may seem antiquated in the streaming age, a new online store known as Voltra is approaching things differently by offering consumers a 'stream to own' option, where users can initially listen to a song for free, and then pay for it incrementally with each consecutive listen until they have fully purchased the song.

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My Song Stories: Brian Popowitz of Black Box [INTERVIEW]

AJM5933 Digest-Hard-Cover(5)Music shapes our identities and changes our lives. It brings back our memories and stirs up our emotions. My Song Stories asks music professionals and indie artists questions about the songs in their libraries. Today, Brian Popowitz, the General Manager of Black Box, a music marketing agency, shares the artists and songs that have impacted his life and career.

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Hacked Coachella, Stagecoach Account Holders Offered Free ID Protection By Promoter Goldenvoice

image from www.hypebot.comAlmost 4 weeks after we reported that the Coachella and Stagecoach festival web sites were hacked, promoter Goldenvoice is letting a million plus fans know that their data has been compromised and offer a free year of identity theft protection.

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Apple Puts Another Nail In Snapchat’s Coffin

NailAprecently announced a plan to launch the service 'Clips' in April. Although an obvious challenger to Snapchat, Clips is different in that, rather than seeking to build a network of its own, it plans to work through the already existing platforms of Snapchat, Instagram and Messenger.

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Managing Your Band's Digital Identity

digital IDThe best way to find new fans of your band is still online. Though “online” is a lot more confusing than it used to be. While having well done web page design is a great place to start, you also need have a cutting-edge social media campaign, give fans access to your music via streaming services, as well generate hype from respected music blogs.

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A New Strategy For Releasing Music

Music-releases-300x300As the music industry continues to change, so too must the strategy for releasing music. With the single once again more important than the album, artists and labels both big and small are having to reevaluate when to make their material available, and in what capacity.

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QUICK HITS: Holder Exits BMI For Sony/ATV • Warner Music • Pasquale Rotella • Much More

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Sony/ATV Music Publishing has appointed Ian Holder as Vice President, Creative based in New York.  He joins after 10 years at BMI where he was Director of Writer/Publisher Relations.

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Facebook Ramps Up Hiring To Implement "A Comprehensive Music Strategy"

facebookFacebook is now advertising 7 new music related positions "ensure a comprehensive music strategy." They will join other recent hires and former YouTube and Google Play's Director Of Music Partnerships' Tamara Hrivnak who has been hired to lead Facebook's global music initiatives.

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Spotify Acquires MightyTV, Names New VP Of Technology

Spotify New $Spotify continues to up its bet on data analysis with today's acquisition of MightyTV.  The startup's team will be joining Spotify, including Founder/CEO Brian Adams, who will has been named the music streamer's VP of Technology, focusing on advertising and marketing technology solutions.

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Growth Slows In Italy's Recorded Music Market

image from www.celebrityaccess.comWhile streaming and vinyl were both bright spots for the sector, growth in Italy's music market appears to have stalled, growing by just 0.4% in 2016. Overall, the market was worth €149m in 2016, according to figures collected by accounting firm Deloitte for trade association Federation Industria Musicale Italiana, (FIMI).

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Cincinnati Nightclub Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 15 Injured - Venue Releases Statement

image from www.celebrityaccess.comGunfire inside of a packed nightclub left one dead and 15 injured early Sunday morning. According to Reuters, authorities believe that there were multiple shooters in the attack, which took place shortly after 1 a.m. in Cameo Nightclub in the suburbs of Cincinnati.

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