The Difference Between Owned, Paid, And Earned Media

For any artist, getting media exposure is important to the success of your music, but understanding the breakdown between owned, paid, and earned media is key to navigating the world. Continue reading

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Responsible Independent Music Budget: 10 Top Notch Ways To Spend Your Money

Proper money management is one of the keys to succeeding as an independent artist. In this piece, we look at ten items that consistently make for smart investing. Guest post. Continue reading

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Facebook, Spotify, CAA Backed Cryptocurrency Libra Rebrands Before January Launch

Facebook led and Spotify back cryptocurrency Libra has rebranded as the Diem Association as it prepares for launch. CAA, Union Square Ventures, who invested in Sofar Sounds, and Andreessen Horowitz,. Continue reading

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Making The Entertainment Industry More Diverse, Representative [INTERVIEW]

In this interview, California-based music business entrepreneur David Franz discusses his own unique career journey, and the need to make the music business – and entertainment industry as a whole. Continue reading

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Guitar Center Officially Files For Bankruptcy, But Promises ‘Business As Usual’

Guitar Center has confirmed that it has filed for bankruptcy. But what does that mean for musicians? The Guitar Center Chapter 11 bankruptcy hopes to strike a deal with key. Continue reading

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Round Hill Music Royalty Fund IPO Raises $282M

Round Hill Music Royalty fund has successfully completed its Initial Public Offering on the London Stock Exchange, garnering roughly £212m in the process. Guest post by Emmanuel Legrand of the. Continue reading

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State of Music Synchronization With Synchtank Founder Joel T. Jordan [INTERVIEW]

In this interview, punk rock entrepreneur and Founder/President at SynchTank, Joel T. Jordan discusses how he got his start in the industry, and his work at SynchTank bringing together movies,. Continue reading

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National Independent Venue Foundation (NIVF) Created To Preserve Live Music

While the industry waits with baited breath for the passage of the Save Our Stages Act in Congress, the National Independent Venue Association has announced the formation of the National. Continue reading

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Eventbrite Acquires Social Music Marketer ToneDen

Ticketing platform Eventbrite had acquired social music marketing platform ToneDen. Details of the deal were not announced. While more than a single product platform, ToneDen is best known as a. Continue reading

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Google-Backed Live Music Data Platform DEMAND To Shut Down

Google-backed live music data platform DEMAND is shutting down. The startup, which launched just a month before the pandemic cancelled all shows, was part of Google’s experimental Area 120 lab.. Continue reading

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