Facebook if flat. As part of a Q3 earning report, the social network shared that the number of daily active users in US and Canada remained flat at 185 million. In the EU, users actually fell from 279 million to 278 million.
Once you've put the finishing touches on your crisp new album, you're doubtless going to be eager to release it to the world, but before you do, take some time and make sure you have these six elements in place to ensure your release is a success.
In this third part of a multi-part series on the break down of the ins and outs of email marketing, Cheryl B. Engelhardt looks at combining the middle two S.T.A.G.E.S. of Awareness and Gathering, and tackling them together.
While sharing the music they've created should certainly be an artist's number one priority when it comes to interacting with fans, but as the distance between audience and creator shrinks, it becomes important for artists to share other information with fans as well.
While hip hop may reign supreme when it comes to the music charts, the concert circuit is a very different situation, and while rock music may be waning accordng to a lot of metrics, the genre continues to dominant live music.
Spotify has partnering with Google Home to give U.S. subscribers with Premium for Family plans a free Google Home Mini smart speaker. The offer, valued at $49, is good for all subscribers through the end of the year.
The Americana Music Association has launched The Americana Tour Blueprint, an initiative to improve and promote touring opportunities for Americana artists. An inaugural tour featuring Caitlin Canty and Oshima Brothers will begin on Jan 4th.
In this piece Rick Sanders revisits the reversal of the Stairway to Heaven verdict by the Ninth Circuit, looking at the actual strange reason the panel reversed the verdict and gained the opportunity to correct its own weird copyright law.
Spotify [SPOT] stock ticked upward Tuesday, after days of downward trading that saw the streamer hit an all time low. SPOT stock ended the day at $141.68 up 1.85%. It was up another 1.21% in pre-market trading on Wednesday, trading at $143.40.
Organizers of longtime electronic music gathering, Miami's Winter Music Conference, have announced plans to shake up the event for 2019. Under the umbrella of Miami Music Week, the Winter Music Conference [WMC] will return to Miami Beach from March 25-28 in the Faena District, centered on the downtown Faena Hotel.
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The rise of tech giants like Amazon and Netflix has left a number of bodies in their wake, include former brick and mortar businesses like Blockbuster Video and Toys R Us. Now, as the streaming continues to dominate the music consumption, we're starting to wonder - could radio be next?
Martin Atkins has drummed for Public Image Limited, Ministry and Nine Inch Nails. But in recent years, he has become an author and educator. Now at Millikin University, Atkins shares why more artists need to radically rethink their approach to building a career in the new music economy.
Universal Music Group's Global Accelerator Engagement Network has added its eighth partner with the addition of the Melbourne, Australia Accelerator Program (MAP) Since launching in 2012, the UMG initiative has backed over 100 startups - 28 of which were digital music ventures - that have raised more than $70 million in funding, generated over $100 million in revenue and 1000 new jobs.
Hypebot chronicles music tech and how its changing music discovery, consumption, marketing and monetization. But seldom do we get to share a look behind the scenes at the people that make it all work. Now, the fine folks at Bandzoogle have offered a look at a day in the life of their support team.
At SoundExchange, they are often asked by recording artists and rights owners alike about who is responsible for whose royalties, how they get distributed, and which royalties SoundExchange doesn't administer. Here they share the answers to some of the most frequent questions.
Popular navigation app Waze has added 7 audio services including Pandora, Deezer, iHeart and TuneIn to its Waze Audio Player, designed to seamlessly stream audio alongside Waze driving directions and alerts. Spotify was announced as a launch partner last year.
Spotify is using the songs we play to deliver targeted ads. That's not surprising or different than Google delivering ads based on previous searches. But, as Urbi Khan, the business and tech editor for the Eyeopener points out, it can be a bit creepy. Kahn found that Spotify tracked her location and mood, as well as, the genres she listened to.
Though not quite as active as it once was, Spotify's Insights blog once offered its artists ideas and information about different industry trends - here we look at a distillation of some of the blog's more salient points.
Spotify stock fell 4.88% on Monday to close at at $139.11, an all time end of day low for the streamer. That's a fall of 24% in the last month. Spotify's market cap is now $25 billion, down 30% from a summer peak of a $198.99 per share price and $35.29 billion market cap.
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YouTube expands its Nashville team: Copeland Isaacson joins as Artist Relations Manager and Rachel Whitney as Country Music Programming Manager. "It's critical that Nashville receives the support and respect from YouTube it deserves and bringing on two of Nashville's very best, Copeland Isaacson and Rachel Whitney, is a strong signal of our commitment to this highly creative community," Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music said in a statement.
SoundCloud has revised its Premier agreement, which artists must sign before they can monetize their music on the platform, after receiving almost universal condemnation. Like a similar free service from Spotify, SoundCloud allows Premier artists to monetize their music without going through a distributor or aggregator.
While amassing fans is certainly a key part of music industry success, cultivating and sustaining relationships with your industry peers is also essential to getting ahead in a tough field. Here we look at seven ultimate tips on how to network in the music industry.
Recently the magical fairytale land that is Iceland has been making a quite a name for itself on the international scene, but it's been producing some incredibly successful musicians for years. Here we look at what Iceland's culture and unique, tight-knit music community can teach us about fostering a successful creative microcosm.
Spotify has made some radical moves lately including direct deals with artists that include cash advances to offering free Spotify distribution to all and then buying part of distributor DistroKid to help artists put their music on its competitors. Collectively, they are causing concern at the record labels. But as analyst Mark Mulligan shows, there may not be much the labels can do about it.
Dave Lopez, lead guitarist from the band Flipsyde joins Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on the Music Biz Weekly podcast to share the band’s story of being discovered and signed by Jimmy Iovine to Interscope Records. One song got them discovered and signed. Now, looking back 13 years later Dave shares the ups and downs of being a major push on a major label.