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Eventbrite President Andrew Dreskin Steps Down

image from celebrityaccess.comEventbrite President Andrew Dreskin is exiting his leadership role at the independent ticketer. “After more than a decade at Ticketfly, two acquisitions, and all told almost 20 years running ticketing companies, it feels like the right time for me to transition into a different role,” Dreskin told Billboard’s Dave Brooks, who first reported his exit.

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Using Next Big Sound To Grow Your Fanbase

1In order to successfully grow as an artist, it's essential to cultivate a solid and authentic relationship with your fans. While the very idea of this can feel overwhelming, Next Big Sound offers a toolset that can make this kind of fan growth an achievable reality.

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Monetising Fandom: How ByteDance Is Poised To Lead A Streaming Paradigm Shift [Mark Mulligan]

image from cdn.pixabay.comMusic subscriptions are going a great job of monetising music consumption, says MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan, but the next phase is monetise music fandom. "In short," he says, "streaming needs to figure out how to bring heart and soul back to music.

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URSA Music Offers Artist Center Streaming Platform

image from pbs.twimg.comThe co-founders of URSA Music, Christopher Jones and Chad Royce,  join Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on the Music Business Weekly podcast. URSA is the only streaming service that features extensive Artist-controlled profiles, including Music, Photos, Videos, Tour Dates, Bios,and more, all in one place.

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Warner Brothers Records Has Changed Its Name...

Warner Records logo newWMG's flagship label, Warner Bros. Records, is rebranding as Warner Records after 61 years.The major label is billing this the latest step in the company’s ongoing evolution. But let's be honest, "Bros." was always an awkward add-on.

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Facebook Engagement Is Falling And There's No End In Sight

Facebook thumbs downDo you find your Facebook posts getting less and less traction? You're not alone and this time, more than the latest change in algorithms is to blame. User engagement with Facebook is declining and that trend is likely to continue, according to a new report from eMarketer.

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Leadership Music Names 49 Industry Leaders

Leadership-music-logoLeadership Music has named forty-nine industry leaders to its 2020 class, which begins in September. Founded in 1989 by twelve music industry alumni of Leadership Nashville, Leadership Music, now a nationwide program based in Nashville, has graduated more than 1,200 leaders.

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4 Signs You’re Ready To Hire A Music Publicist

2As an artist, the number day to day demands you face in writing, touring, practicing etc. can make it challenging to carve out time to speak with music journalists, a frustrating and often dead-end endeavor. So how do you know when it's time to take the plunge and hire a publicist to do it for you?

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SoundCloud Adds Native Instruments and Mixvibes DJ Software Integrations

SoundCloud_logo (1)Soundcloud has announced its latest DJ software integration with Native Instruments. Now live in their new iPad and desktop app, TRAKTOR DJ 2 connects to SoundCloud, enabling creators to instantly stream and mix SoundCloud’s catalog of more than 200 million tracks.

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Promoter 101 Podcast Schedules Farewell Show

image from scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.netThe Promoter 101 podcast will end production this Fall.  The podcast show had a large and loyal music industry following despite the fact that co-hosts Dan Steinberg of Emporium Presents and WORKS Entertainment’s Luke Pierce never asked me to appear on the show.

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10 Rules Of Music Industry Networking

4As with so many industries, networking is paramount to finding success in the music business, regardless of what area you may be operating in. Here we look at ten rules for effectively conducting yourself that will help you make connections and be remembered.

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Iggy Azalea Deletes Social Accounts After Nude Photos Leaked

image from upload.wikimedia.orgIggy Azalea has deactivated her Instagram and Twitter accounts after topless photos of her appeared online without her consent. The pictures were outtakes from her 2016 GQ cover shoot and not intended for release.

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iTunes Info Sold To 3rd Parties Claims Class Action Suit

Apple-music-itunes-icon-100594579-origApple has been slapped with a federal class action lawsuit by customers alleging that information linked to their iTunes purchases was sold by Apple to various third parties. The plaintiffs argue that this was done in violation of their own individual states’ privacy laws and are seeking an excess of $5 million in damages.

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How To Compose A Great, Attention Grabbing Press Release

3Even if you have all your ducks in a row when it comes to your social media presence and your website, press releases can often end up taking a back seat when it comes promoting your latest release. A solid, attention-grabbing press release is critical to a successful release strategy, however, as Angela Mastrogiacomo here explains.

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3 Reasons A Streaming Platform Will Reject Music

2As music streaming's heavy hitters start to get into the distribution business, some artists are getting kicked to the curb, and left wondering why their music didn't make the cut. Here we look at some of the main reasons your music might be getting rejected by major streaming platforms, and what you can do to fix it.

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. & Indie Music

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b657970b-150wiDoing our bit to help the music business's independent self-starters out there, we this week offered tips and advice avoiding touring dead-ends, whether or not it's worth rebranding yourself as an artist, how to make the most of social media marketing, and more.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: New Band Members • Find Your Fans • Music Royalties Explained • More

MTTRecapNew copySMOLThis week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared advice on how to successfully recruit new band members, how to use data to find fans, where you need to register to collect all your music royalties, and more!

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

6a01b7c7aa2d2b970b01b7c907b5d7970b-100wiNot quite ready to move on, we're taking a moment to revisit the past week of music industry news and refresh ourselves on ten artists that, while not exactly real, are owning the streaming game, the rise of Mixtape Monkey, Tencent's look at a major stake in UMG, and more!

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TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b568970b-150wiThis week, the most popular and voraciously consumed articles to appear on Hypebot covered a statement from the board of PledgeMusic, why it's no longer a major label world, a look at the biggest streamers of 2019 so far, and more!

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10 Fake Artists With Over 1 Billion Streams

2As if making it in the music industry wasn't hard enough, musicians now face competition from fake artists. Often they are production companies paid a flat fee by streaming services to create music so it does not have to pay royalties.

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Avoid Dead Ends: 6 Tips For Touring Successfully As An Independent Musician

2Touring is difficult for anyone, and doing so as an independent artist brings its own set of challenges, with no guarantee of success no matter what you do. That said, it can also be an incredibly rewarding experience if done correctly. Here we look at six tips for preventing your tour from crashing and burning.

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MixTape Monkey Now Has 11 Million Listeners

Mixtape_monkey_logo-300x198Underground mixtape site MixTape Monkey now has 11 million listeners, according to founder Mark Serrano, who runs the influential site from his two bedroom apartment in Kansas City.

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What Bands, Artists Can Learn From Fortnite [Video]

1The incredibly popular game Fortnite has become an unstoppable force in the video game industry. Using basic marketing tactics, fortnite has been able to adapt and keep fans engaged, showing the kind of ingenuity and maneuverability musicians could learn a lot from.

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5 Things Your Email Press Release Must Have

1When it comes to emailing press releases, acting as your own PR team makes an already challenging task even harder, and if you're hoping for industry gatekeepers to even give you the time of day, there are five essential things you absolutely need to be sure to include.

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Find Your Fans: Utilizing Data To Analyze Your Audience

FIND YOUR FANSThanks to the wonders of the digital age, artists now have a vast array of data and analytics at their fingertips that can help them to get a much better sense of who their fans are help expand their reach and attract new ones.

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Roc Nation Fires 5 Executives [REPORT]

image from celebrityaccess.comRoc Nation Records has reportedly at least five senior-level executives, according to Billboard. Those let go include senior vp promotion Azim Rashid, senior vp A&R Orlando McGhee, executive vp marketing Gita Williams and senior director publicity Fairley McCaskill.

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