[UPDATED] As music marketing becomes more and more data-driven, an increasing number of companies are popping up and promising they have the analytics tool to make it all work for you. But with such an abundance of options, picking can be difficult. Here we look at how to choose the perfect music analytics tool for you.
During their recent appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of acclaimed duo The Black Keys dished on everything wrong with the modern music industry, dispensing some hard-to-swallow pills on what life in music today is really like.
Jason Tucker from Intellectual Property HQ joins Micahel Brandvold on this week's Music Biz Weekly podcast. The company is one of the largest managers of registered copyrights in the world and Jason is an expert in global IP management and enforcement.
As with other social media, having a verified account on Instagram clearly carries with it significant value, but exactly what it means, and what the process of getting verified is like can seem elusive to some users. Here we walk through the importance of verification and how to determine whether or not you qualify.
DIY touring is challenging for a number of reasons, but perhaps none is greater than the financial burden it places on you and your bandmates. That said, touring is fun and necessary part of developing your career as an artist, and with proper planning, you can limit the amount of money you need to spend on the road.
Spotify playback controlled by Apple's Siri is finally a reality. Users that have upgraded to iOS 13.1 can now request songs, albums and playlist played via Spotify on their iPhone and iPad using Siri.
In a bit of good news for artists, Facebook recently announced at the Internatinoal Broadcasting Convention that will be unveiling a set of new video publishing features, including updates to Facebook Live, and Creator studio, as well an entirely new tool called Watch Party.
ASCAP has launched the Advanced Research & Innovation Initiative to explore how advanced technologies, new business approaches and creative collaborations can drive value for its music creator members and music consumers.
MON. BRIEF: Spotify Gets Siri Support • YouTube Replaces Play On Android • Teens Love Beatles • More
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This week in music commentary, we look at the value and staying power of deceased rockstars and their legacies, the complex issue of balancing dreams and expectations in the music business, and talk with Fierce Panda Records on what it's like to operate as an independent label in 2019.
This week, we backed up the advice truck and unloaded a whole host of valuable tips and tricks for indie artists on how to crowdfund concerts, the best strategy for dropping a single in 2019, how to get your fans completely obsessed with your music, and much more!
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This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared insights on what business skills musicians need to succeed, whether or not it's possible for touring artists to successfully pursue higher education, ten unlikely blogs where songwriters can seek inspiration, and more.
In this flip back through what's been going on in the music business over the past week, we check back on how music gets chosen for the hit show "Love Island" and how it impacts the artist, Bandzoogle's new milestone in commission-free sales for indie artists, a new decentralized platform aimed at replacing SoundCloud, and more!
Some of the most popular and frequently read posts on Hypebot this week dug into what streaming services are actually (maybe) pay out to artists, what we can learn from IFPI's Music Listening Report, some of the essential skills every artist manager needs, and more!
Corin Faife looks at the upcoming book release, Spotify Teardown: Inside the Black Box of Streaming Music, a work which takes a hands-on look at the Spotify including the process of setting up a fake record label to upload tracks to the platform.
Making it in the modern music business requires more than just talent and good music. In order to stand out in a competitive field, today's artists must work hard at defining their personal brand. In the following article, we explore what a personal brand is, and how cultivate your own.
No matter how much time you spend practicing and honing your craft, talent and ability are, unfortunately, only a part of what makes for a successful music career. For the modern musicpreneur, a solid grasp on content management, social media, and an ability to network are all key skills for industry success.
When it comes to music, the 'build it and they will come' mentality rarely plays out the way artists would like, and the vast majority of the time, fans have to be found and actively converted. Here, Chris Robley guides us through this process and how artists can practically go about growing their listenership.
With roughly four million UK citizens tuning in six nights a week, for two months, the hit show Love Island has put appointment viewing back on the map. As a program that features a huge amount of music, this is also important for artists, with those lucky enough to land a synch license on the show seeing impressive spikes in the streaming of their music as a direct result.
Lyte is on track to secure $100 million in North American event ticket reservations in 2019. The platform empowers fans to return their tickets to live events and join an event's reservation list to get authentic tickets at a fair price while giving artist, promoters and venues more control of their secondary ticketing.
The question of attending college or going back to school is a dilemma many artists face at some point throughout their career. While it can stabilize your position in the industry and give some broader career options, balancing your life as a musician and getting a degree can be difficult. Here we look at some options the modern musician has when it comes to attending school.
Entertainment and sports giant Endeavor announced late Thursday that it has postponed its IPO which had been scheduled for this Friday. Endeavor is the parent company for major music and talent agency WME.
FRI. BRIEF: Endeavor Postpones IPO • Global Citizen Fest • ASCAP Tech Initiative • Reggaeton Snub • More
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In the wake of the passing of both Eddie Money and The Cars' Ric Ocasek, Fred Jacobs here reflects on the lasting value of Classic Rock, and how music from the 60s and 70s continues to accrue cultural relevancy even as the number of actual artists from the era dwindles.
While a lot of industry focus is put on selling or - more often - streaming music, the reality is that many performers pull in much of their revenue from live shows. Given the costs and risks commonly associated with putting on live shows, more and more artists are looking into the concept of crowdfunding their concerts. So, can it be done?