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Full List Of Latin Grammy Nominees 2017: Residente, Maluma, Shakira, Mon Laferte and More

image from www.celebrityaccess.comAfter being delayed for a week by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and the Mexico City earthquake, the nominations have been announced for the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards.  Topping this year's list with nine nominations is Latin hip hop artist Residente, with Colombian reggaeton singer Maluma following with 7. 

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WED. BRIEF: Latin Grammy 2017 Nominees • Twitter Doubles Character Limit • Live Nation Adds Concert Bot • MORE

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A disaster delayed Latin Grammy 2017 nominees list features many alternative artists

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Loss Of Fair Pay And Why We Should All Write Rock Operas [David Lowery]

Download (12)Here we look at how the legal action (and inaction) by those in the federal government and the Department of Justice in particular has it challenging for songwriters to be paid fairly for their time time spent producing anything other than a dramatic musical.

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What Does All Of This Action On Healthcare Mean For Musicians?

image from futureofmusic.orgMusicians, by the nature of their craft are often self-employed and under capitalized making them particularly vulnerable to changes in health care and insurance. But there is so much noise coming out of Washington that it's impossible to keep track. So Kevin Ericson of The Future Of Music Coalition did the research and shares an important update.

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Spotify's Ongoing War With The Music Industry

1Spotify has a long and sordid history of failing to pay proper mechanical royalties to creators and publishers, and has already been hit with two major class action lawsuits relating to such. Here we take a look at the legal details negating Spotify's claim that it doesn't need to pay these royalties.

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How To (Properly) Release Music Online [FREE WEBINAR]

Release MusicIf you're confused about the best ways to release your music online, have we got a free webinar for you! Getting music up for sale is the easy part. The key is to have a strategy for where your music goes up for sale, and when. Join the Bandzoogle team online Wednesday to learn more.

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4 Safest Concert Venues

Music+Maniac+The+4+Safest+concert+Venues+To+Add+To+Your+Bucket+ListIf you're involved in the music industry, chances are attending concerts is up there on your list of favorite activities, but doing so often carries an inherent risk. If you're looking for a more relaxing venue, or possibly a good spot to bring an apprehensive friend or acquaintance, the following represent a few good options.

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Vimeo Acquires Livestream, Launches Live Video Platform

image from www.tubefilter.comVideo platform Vimeo has acquired live video destination Livestream and launched its own live solution Vimeo Live. Livestream powers over 10 million events a year many for 10,000  paying customers including Spotify, Quartz, Dow Jones and the Philadelphia Eagles. 

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Zedge Acquirehires Freeform, Will Launch Marketplace for Artists to Monetize Their Work

zedge logZedge, a smartphone personalization platform, announced plans to roll out a marketplace for artists to monetize their creations later this year. To accelerate development, Zedge has acquired IP assets from Freeform and retained co-founders Tim Quirk and Bryan Calhoun. Quirk will become SVP of Marketplace at Zedge.

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Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" Takes Pandora By Storm plus More New Release Reaction

Pandora-new-logo-image-001New releases last Friday included Fergie, Macklemore, Cardi B, The Killers, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Dierks Bentley and more. But there was a clear favorite. Cardi B was the #1 artist there this week with over 105,000 listeners adding her artist station, and “Bodak Yellow” the top song across the service.  Who else dominated on Pandora last week?

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Impact of Piracy On Music Creators: What To Make Of A Newly "Unearthed" Study

piracyThe debate as to how much piracy has hurt the recorded music industry rages on and currently informs decisions as to how much ad supported music reduces illegal downloads. An "unearthed study," which some interpret a proving that piracy had not negative impact on the music industry, is setting the internet on fire. Not so fast, says Neil Turkewitz. 

 

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How Gene Simmons Of KISS Mastered The Art Of Selling The Experience Instead Of The Music

image from www.genesimmonsvault.comIs music becoming more about the experience than the music itself? It seems Gene Simmons of KISS may have just cracked the code on how to sell music: you don't sell the music, you sell the experience of buying the music.

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Eventbrite Improves Direct To Fan Ticket Sales on Facebook, BandsInTown with Braintree Partnership

Concert crowd[UPDATED] The digital marketing and sales mantra of being available anywhere and everywhere your fans are, is evolving.  Music, tickets and merch, not only has to be accessible; it has to be easy to purchase. Every extra click and keystroke leads to diminished sales. Braintree is working to solve that problem; and with an expanding Eventbrite partnership, is bringing contextual commerce to DIY ticketing.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Equipment • Crossing The Border • Guide To Buying Drums

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d291fefc970c-150wiThis week on MusicThinkTank, we covered the challenge of coming to the US as a Canadian or Mexican band, what to keep in mind when purchasing drums, how to find time for music when you have a day job, and more.

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

6a01b7c7aa2d2b970b01b7c907b5d7970b-100wiBefore moving on to what will surely be another full week of music industry news, we're taking some time to revisit major stories from the past seven days, including a breakdown of where the major money in the music biz is coming from, how we remember artists who have passed away, the state of streaming mid-2017, and more!

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