Having heard plenty, both good and bad, about streaming services, Chris Robley here attempts to debunk several myths surrounding music streaming ranging from its potential profitability to the differences between the various platforms.
Anti-piracy tech developer MUSO has raised a $3.2M Series A round led by NJ based VC Harwell Capital. MUSO has a suite of products to help rights-holders protect content, identify piracy and redirect those on pirate sites and “dark channels” to legitimate sources.
As artificial intelligence continues to expand and replace many jobs traditionally held by humans, even the creative sector has seen advancements in artificial intelligence, raising the question of whether the next pop culture icon could potentially be an artificially intelligent bot.
Imagine Dragons Offer Advice To Struggling Musicians: 'Have No Ego... And Say Yes To Every Single Show"
Multi-platinum artists Imagine Dragons have just released their third album and are about to embark on a year long global tour. But it did not come easily. Two in the band suffer from bouts of severe depression; and there were many years spent toiling obscurity. But in the end, they believe, it was checking their egos, paying their dues and a dose of luck that got them where they are today.
Although it's been a tough few years, streaming services seem to have endured the worst the music business can throw at them, and some have even begun dipping their toes in profitability. Here Hugh McIntyre explores where the future of streaming might be headed, and how much space the industry has to grow.
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, Patti Silverman, an advisor to the SF MusicTech Summit and a community builder in the music and tech sector, shares the artists and songs that have impacted her life and career.
It's official. Pandora CEO and founder Tim Westergren is exiting the music streamer, along with two other key executives. CFO Naveen Chopra was named interim CEO and former MySpace head Jason Hirschhorn has joined the Pandora board.
Pandora made the rumored exit of co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren official this morning along with the appointment of a new board member. In addition to our full story and analysis, here is the full official press release from Pandora:
Although rumors about a new Tesla streaming service have been flying thick and fast, the truth may be something rather different. While Tesla has indeed been in talks with major labels, it seems more likely that they're trying to enhance their auto experience than launch a standalone music service.
[UPDATED] The results of Sirius XM's $450 million investment rocked the music streamer early this week as it became official that co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren is out at Pandora. New reports have that the company exiting its only non-U.S. markets.
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Pandora exits Australia as Westergren exits Pandora. What cuts are next?
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When it comes to making music time is one of the most valuable (and most misused) resources available. Here Jesse Cannon describes how "phased check-ins" can be used in place of deadlines to get the most out of a creative, whether they're an obsessive or an underachiever.
While the reported exit of Pandora co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren does not change the music streamer's difficult path to profitability, Wall Street seemed to approve of the change. By mid-day on Monday, Pandora stock was up 2.78% to $8.51. More on Westergren's exit and what it means for artists and the music industry here.
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, Marni Wandner, who runs Sneak Attack Media, a boutique creative services company, shares the artists and songs that have impacted her life and career.
In the hope of providing assistance to curious artists in search of answers, George Howard has here assemble a list of the ten things every musician should do in order to achieve success in the industry, as well as mapping out the order in which to do them.
SoundCloud has finally added "Next up", a feature for desktop and mobile devices that allows users to see what’s playing next with a visible queue. Users can also add, reorder and remove items and access a full set of shuffle and repeat modes.
This article explores the new ins and outs of Sparkplug, a resource which allows artists to make money by renting out instruments and space to fellow artists, as well as save money by renting space and gear from same said artists.
Indie music distributor TuneCore has announced that its artists are approaching the milestone of $1 billion in revenue earned solely from downloads and streams. TuneCore along with its parent corporation Believe Digital are currently actively for sale.
The next SXSW will be held March 9 -18, 2018 in Austin Texas, and today, Monday Hun3e 26th, the festival begins accepting applications for one of the 2000 or so official showcase slots, as well as the panels and sessions the are held throughout the festival.
As the future of video continues its move into our pockets, all artists and musicians should keep in mind how their videos will play on a mobile platform. Here we look at four different tips for optimizing your video to make sure it will hold up to a phone or tablet.
Pandora [P] CEO Tim Westergren is stepping down, according to reports surfacing late on Sunday. The shift comes just weeks after U.S. satellite radio company Sirius XM [SIRI.O] agreed to invest $480 million in the music streamer. A Pandora spokesperson declined to comment.
Whether a solo artist or member of band, the number of tasks which an artist must complete on a daily basis can be overwhelming, particularly if that person's time management skill are less than stellar. Here we look at three essential tips every artists should keep in mind when managing their daily tasks.
Remy Ma ended rival Nicki Minaj's 7 year winning streak at last night's 2017 BET Awards. The show was punctuated by performances by R&B music cnad stars from the 90's along with 5 big wins for Beyonce. The complete list of BET Awards 2017 winners:
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We have a whole truckload of useful advice for independent, do-it-yourself artists this week, with tips for promoting your shows on Spotify, things you simply must know about music licensing, how become verified and utilize analytics on Shazam, plus much, much more.
Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Being A Star • Breaking Into The Industry • Why Your Home Recording Sucks • More
On MusicThinkTank this week, we covered the difference between being a diva and an imposter, how to break into the industry as a broadway musician, how to improve your home recordings, and more!
In this leisurely meander back through a week chock full of industry news, we look back at Apple Music's quiet launch of a $99/ year price tier, Elon Musk and Tesla's discussions of launching a streaming service, the Supreme Court's refusal to hear Prince/dancing baby appeal, and much more.
Several hit articles posted on Hypebot over the past seven days included a list of the top ten sites most apt to feature that music video you worked so hard on, how treating Spotify the way you might Facebook or Instagram can garner you more plays, a new deal between PRO ASCAP and video mogul YouTube, plus much, much more!
Spotify recently launched its Spotify Codes feature, a new and innovative way for listeners to easily share a track, album, playlist, etc. via iOS and Android. Here we dig deeper and examine some creative ways in which these codes can be used creatively as a marketing tool.