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Can Airbnb Concerts And Sofar Sounds Revolutionize The Live Concert Industry?

1After establishing itself as a huge success in the travel industry, Airbnb is now looking at expanding its services into the live music space by partnering with Sofar Sounds to offer guests "Music Experiences".

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Next Big Sound Makes All Pandora Artist Data Public

image from cdn-images-1.medium.comPandora's Next Big Sound has made all artist data open and available to anyone. Until now, Pandora data was only visible to the artist, label and their team. "In an industry where stream counts are an important measure of an artist’s success," writes Next Big Sound senior product manager Dan Wissinger, "the inaccessibility of this data publicly has meant that Pandora’s important role in many artists’ career trajectories has gone unnoticed."

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3 Effective Techniques For Connecting With Your Audience

1Unless you're writing music purely for your own delight, fostering a strong connection with your fans should be a top priority as an artist. Besides simply the substance of the music itself, we here look at three essential ways in which artists can cultivate a connect with fans.

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Live Nation Survey Reaffirms "The Power Of Live" Music

Live NationLive Nation has released "The Power of Live", a global study that captured trends and behaviors of 22,500 live music fans from 11 countries, ranging ages 13 to 65. Conducted by research agency Culture Co-op, the findings revealed that in the digital age, live music is more necessary than ever and helps create human connections.

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3 Reasons You Should Be Using Facebook Advertising

1New research has revealed that a majority of event marketers don't bother using Facebook ads in their promotion. Whatever your feelings on Facebook may be, however, there are several reasons why advertising via the social media platform can be a huge asset in making your event a success.

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What Artists Get Paid By Spotify Direct Deal

1Spotify has recently begun not only allowing artists to directly upload their content to the streaming service, but also cutting directly deals with artists. Here we take a closer look at what exactly artists, labels, and Spotify all get out of these deals.

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BMI Files Rate Court Action Against Concert Promoters

BMI logoBMI has filed against the North American Concert Promoters Association (NACPA) in the U.S. Rate Court.  The performing rights organization  says it has been negotiating with NACPA for five years to agree on new rates when  BMI member songs are performed publicly.

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Spotify Launches Free Co.Lab Musician Career Workshops - How To Apply Now

Image001 (7)Spotify has announced Co.lab, a series of free educational and networking events open to all working musicians.  Every Co.Lab event will be organized around a music business theme.

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PledgeMusic Payment Problems Continue say Multiple Artists

PledgeMusic NewLate payments continue to plague artists using PledgeMusic more than 100 days after the music crowdfunder promised to fix the problem, blaming rapid growth and "externally imposed transfer of the company’s payment processing systems." 

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On-Demand Streaming To Have 19.8% Compound Annual Growth Through 2026 [PMR Analysis]

Arrow_outline_green_downOn-demand streaming will have 19.8% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2026, according to an new analysis by PMR.  YouTube and its massive audience remains the wild card. Will more YouTube users pay for music - including via its own recently launched subscription service - or are it and Spotify's free service enough?

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Instagram Shares Strategies For Selling Out Your Event

1Instagram has become a go-to resource for people looking to discover local businesses and experiences while simultaneously share them with their community and friends. Here we look at a step-by-step strategy from the platform on how Instagram can be used to help sell tickets to your event.

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Top Reason Your Facebook Page Isn’t Growing, And Other Tips [Cyber PR]

#! FacebookWhile there are alternatives, Facebook is still the top promotional tool for most artists and labels.  But the rules about what gets promoted on Facebook continually change making it difficult to grow your Page following. Ariel Hyatt and her team at CyberPR offer some solutions.

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Increase Your YouTube Subscribers With One Simple Link

1The life of a DIY musician is crowded one, and every minute of time saved in marketing and promotion is one that can be spent honing your craft. This means automation is your friend, so here we look at how you can easily boost the growth of your YouTube channel via the inclusion of one simple link, shared in strategic places.

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Musicians & Their Online Personas

1For good or for ill, the first impression potential listeners get of you will likely result from whatever online persona you've established for yourself, meaning it's critical to get it right the first time. Here we look at how to establish a solid online persona/reputation, while keeping an eye on how developing technologies could effect you.

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Ricky Nelson Estate Sues Sony and It Could Mean More Money For Every Artist Ever Signed To A Label

Ricky NelsonThe estate of 1950s teen idol Rick Nelson has filed a class action lawsuit against Sony Music Entertainment. The suit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in New York on Tuesday, alleges that the label is improperly withholding a portion of Nelson’s royalties from international streaming revenue.

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Industry Reacts To Music Modernization Act House Passage: SoundExchange, BMI, NMPA, More

image from openclipart.orgThe "Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act” passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday night and is on its way to the President for a final signature. Widely praised by the industry, the leaders of music trade groups and others were quick to react.

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