Despite the headlines, YouTube is still the top music destination in most of the world. That massive reach, particularly within the global Latin community, is changing the face of what it means to be a superstar.
Since playlists are the new radio, Soundcloud is making sure they have a place on the dial. Beginning today, alongside the personalized “SoundCloud Weekly” and playlists like “Fresh Pressed,” the steamer is adding more handcrafted playlists, including some curated by leading music journalists and artists.
PosterMyWall offers a low cost d.i.y. graphic design tool to create everything from gig poster and flyers to custom images for social media, album covers and even video teasers. Its secret sauce is ease of use along with 80,000+ customization templates.
Sweeping Article 13 copyright reform passed the European Parliament yesterday, effectively ending Safe Harbor protections for YouTube and shifting the paradigm for all sites based on user generated content. In this detailed article, Jason Peterson looks at the progression of Article 13 through European Parliament and what it means for content creators going forward. .
While some artists may like to believe that they're music industry career will hold nothing but success story after success story, the reality is that finding your feet in an incredibly challenging and competitive business requires that you first learn how to fail.
The Apple Music app has been installed on 40 million devices running on the Google Android operating system. Of course, installs and paid subscriptions are two different things, with Apple Music only having a total of 50-55 million subscribers worldwide.
Apps have been integrated into all aspects of the creative process for some time now, and songwriting is no exception. Beyond simply facilitating the technical aspects of composition and recording, several apps have now been released designed to help spark inspiration in composers.
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This week on YouTube Music CardiB, Sia, Post Malone and Maroon 5 each celebrate reaching a new billion views milestones, Daddy Yankee continues to dominate the Global Charts with “Con Calma,” Iggy Azalea makes her chart return with “Sally Walker.”
A country music superstar, Maren Morris' sophomore release recently debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, but its performance on streaming services, while good for a country album, is revealing just how far the genre has to go to catch up with others.
At least one potential buyer is taking a serious look at acquiring debt ridden PledgeMusic, according to new reports. Unable to pay funds due artists and labels, PledgeMusic suspended all crowdfunding campaigns in early February, and has been operating with a skeleton staff since.
While managers in the music business have always has a lot to do with an artists' success, never have they made or broken an artist more than in the current music economy, and never have they had to work harder - so what is a sustainable business model for managers in the modern music industry that still fairly compensates them?
Some official Spotify playlists will now be personalized based on a listener's taste. For those playlists, no two will be the same. So while not the same as a permanent playlist placement, all music now has a much better chance of getting heard by the right listeners.
ASCAP has released the results of its biennial election for the Board of Directors and named the twelve writer and twelve publisher members elected to serve on the Board for a two-year term beginning April 1st, 2019.
The European Union gave its final approval to the Article 11 and 13 Copyright Directive designed to update copyright law in Europe for the online age. Members of the European Parliament voted 348 in favor and 274 against.
The vast majority of successful bands usually end up going through some kind of personnel change, sometimes to the point of having no original members at all. So what are the legal ramifications of these switcheroos and breakups? Prof. David Philp explains.
More than 50 major music companies have joined to file separate lawsuits against ISP providers Charter and Bright House for not doing enough to stop copyright infringement. Each suit could result in more than $1 billion in damages.
Spotify continues its major push into podcasting with the acquisition of Parcast, a storytelling-driven podcast studio. The deal comes just weeks after the streamer acquired podcast giants Gimlet and Anchor. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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An SEC IPO filing share stats that serve as a reminder of just how popular the ‘visual search engine’ is and why it should not be ignored by any serious marketer. The highlights and how to use the platform to market music:
The concept of neighboring rights parallels that of performance rights. Where performance rights reference the right to perform a composition, neighboring rights reference the ability to publicly perform the sound recording. So, why are these neighboring rights so important to artists and independent labels?
While tax season is commonly a source of dread for most Americans, working as a musician carries with it some unique tax implications, both when it comes to paying on what you earn, and in terms of what you're allowed to deduct. In this piece, we hear from some of the music industry's top tax experts on how to make the system work to your advantage.
New scandals in South Korea that cast doubt on K-Pop stars, K-Pop culture and a male chauvinist and sexist South Korean culture in general, could halt the genre's recent hugely successful drive into other countries.
Music and technology PR firm rock paper scissors has announced the launch of the first annual Music Tectonics Conference. Designed to sit at the intersection of music, technology and business, the day long event will be held on on October 29 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.