In this piece, Gimme Radio's Tyler Lenane outlines why they felt compelled to start another streaming service in an already crowded sector and how Gimme Radio differentiates themselves from other platforms by focusing on serving the passionate fan.
Gracenote is now using Muzooka's unified artist asset management platform to help deliver the latest photos and more. Gracenote is a leading provider of music metadata to many top music platforms and electronics devices.
Merchandise sales is one of the top income streams for most musicians, when its done well. The folks at RushOrderTees often remind their clients that great merch accomplishes many things. For the band, it generates revenue and serves as promotional material. For fans, it provides a piece of memorabilia they can get excited about and show off.
For those weary of the same tired royalty free music, Magic Records offers an excitingly large catalog of copyright free music in the techno/electronic vein, and is available for use by producers, artists, and mixers. Here we look at how this resource can be utilized.
Indie Tommy Boy is finally preparing to release its De La Soul catalog to the streamline services and the band is crying foul. "The music WILL be released digitally. After 30 long years of good music and paying their debt to Hip Hop, De La Soul unfortunately, will not taste the fruit of their labor. Your purchases will roughly go 90% Tommy Boy, 10% De La,” De La Soul wrote on Instagram.
After new research was released suggesting that millennials prefer golden oldies to contemporary pop, Stephen Carlisle did some digging to determine if this was in fact accurate and, if so, what role technology may have played in the "decline" of music's quality.
If history is any guide, this may not end well... The two top suitors eyeing a $20 - $25 billion bid for a 50% stake in Universal Music Group are US investment firm KKR and China’s Tencent Music Entertainment Group.
CD Baby is continuing to expand globally with hires in Canada, Latin America, East Asia/Pacific, and the UK and EU. CD Baby is also adding local Artist Support Centers around the world, starting with the UK in the coming months. These centers will give specific advice in local languages tailored to the needs of artists in those locales.
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Synch licensing can be one of the greatest ways for artists to gain exposure to a wider, fresh audience. Once a privilege largely reserved for already successful artists, more developing band are getting these exciting opportunities, as evidenced in a recent collaboration between New Balance Shoes and up-and-coming AWAL artist BEGINNERS.
As more allegations of predatory behavior by men in the music business continue to emerge, Chris Robley shares a recent open letter from Joe Crookston to the Arts and Music Community, encouraging men in the music industry to make a commitment to act as true allies to women in the business.
On Wednesday February 6th, PledgeMusic sent an email to all artists with active crowdfunding campaigns suspending them immediately. The move same after months of late payments and non-payments to artists. Three weeks later, all campaigns remain suspended and hundreds of artist's left unpaid.
Talent manager, producer, and film agent Shep Gordon recently released a book titled The Call Me Supermensch, which uses a backstage pass to his life as a framing device for some important lessons about the music and entertainment industry. Here we look at five key takeaways.
ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) has filed copyright infringement lawsuits against 13 music venues for “unauthorized public performance of its members’ copyrighted musical works.”
Despite all the changes the world of music marketing has undergone (technologically and otherwise) word-of-mouth remains the most effective method of selling tickets. So how do you, as an artist, harness the power of such an elusive form of marketing?
As the major streaming platforms continue to bludgeon each other in hopes of gaining an industry monopoly, unsigned artists are seeking better, independent options for sharing their music with the general public - unfortunately, all these smaller platforms face a number of shortcomings.
Words have become weapons in the battle between Spotify and WMG's Warner/Chappell Music publishing. Overnight, Spotify clarified one of their jabes, alongside a fill announcement of the streamer's launch in India.
WED. BRIEF: Spotify Launches In India • Pandora Adds Audio 'Stories' • Drake Tops Global Sales • More
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Spotify ramped up its battle with Warner Music Group on Tuesday, launching in India without a signed deal with the Warner/Chappell music publishing arm of the world's third largest music group. WMG had failed on Monday to get a court injunction to stop the launch.
Once you've spilled the blood, sweat, and tears necessary to create quality content, you're going to want to share it on all the social media platforms. When it comes to Facebook, however, it's unlikely your followers will actually see your post, unless you game the system.
In a new edition of the Business Of Indie, indie licensing powerhouse Merlin turns 10, Shaggy signs with Downtown Music Publishing, AIM names a new chair plus sets a SXSW showcase and much, much more.
Billboard magazine recently released a profile of teenaged musician/rapper NLE Choppa, who handily turned down a $3 million label deal, opting instead to partner with a distribution company, UnitedMasters, and maintain all rights to his work. Kids these days!
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced the election of its new board of directors on Tuesday, including nine new members. The board will serve a four year term, lasting until 2022.
In this important piece of marketing advice, Jake Udell expands on his theory that the most important marketing an artist can do is to their core fans, and the value of investing time and money in quality content, rather than trying to reach as many listeners as possible.
Music technology provider Audible Magic has announced two new services, Rights Audit and Rights Rx, designed to verify rights ownership across more than 200 territories before new music is added to a catalog. Sony owned indie distributor The Or
chard is among the first to sign on.
Whether you're an artist, venue, or gear seller, one of the most critical decisions you'll make when building your website is how the content is organized. Clear, concise menu options, and simple menu navigation make all the difference when it comes to appealing to users.