As such 'best ofs' are want to do, Billboard's recent Power 100 list of the music industry's most important people was met with some controversy by the industry as a whole, with many feeling the company's ranking missed the mark a bit. In this piece David Philp explores where Billboard went wrong, as well as some of things they were a little more accurate about.
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Following the National Association of Music Merchants 2019 gathering, Michael Hahn highlights some the most exciting music tech releases/announcements from this years event, and wheat they suggest about music tech trends moving forward.
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A2IM has announced their first ever showcase at this year's SXSW featuring six acts from the rosters of U.S, based independent labels. " While planning the lineup, the most important goal was to have the acts best represent our unique and diverse membership, said Patrick Ferrell, Head of Label Relations at A2IM.
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The Independent Music Awards will soon be given out, bringing industry attention to self-released and independent artists. Here Alexandra Kennedy outlines five reasons to enter the IMAs by February 1.
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The She Rocks Awards took over the House of Blues Anaheim last the weekend to pay tribute to women from all corners of the music and audio industries. Co-hosted by Lyndsey Parker and Christine Devine in association with the Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN), the 7th annual gala celebration featured an array of honorees that including Terri Nunn, Lisa Loeb and Nita Strauss.
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[UPDATED] A partial list of Grammy winners which was "leaked" via Twitter is a fake, according to The Recording Academy, which oversees the music awards. Main Pop Data published a list of winners in several main categories that it said had leaked on the Grammy web site.
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The Grammys have created a new site that traces the connections - both obvious and wonderfully obscure - between the 19,000 artists and individuals that have been nominated for or won a Grammy over the years.
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The Clio Music Awards today announced its 2019 call for entries. Part of the Clio Awards, the global creative and ad community's premier awards show, Clio Music recognizes work spanning artist promotion, music marketing, brand collaborations and the use of music in advertising.
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Folk Alliance International has announced the dates and location of its 2020 conference, just a few weeks before its 2019 gathering in Montreal. The 2020 edition is headed to New Orleans at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel on Canal Street Jan. 22-26.
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SXSW is just weeks away and the organizers have announced a slate of additions to the Keynote and Featured Speaker lineup for the 2019 event. The updated list of Keynote speakers announced for the event includes Endeavor Chief Marketing Officer Bozoma Saint John, director, actress, producer and activist Olivia Wilde, and the addition of Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger to a conversation with Kevin Systrom and Josh Constine.
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After parting ways with comedian Kevin Hart, The Recording Academy and CBS announced today that Alicia Keys will host the 61st Annual Awards. The awards will be broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, 8 p.m.ET / 5 p.m. PT.
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The Blues Music Awards have announced their 2019 nominees and set a date for the 40th annual gathering. Leading this year with the most nominations is keyboardist Anthony Geraci, who is in the running in six categories.
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Music related films scored big wins at last night's 76th Golden Globe Awards. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was the surprise winner for Best Drama and "Green Book" the winner of Best Film Comedy/Musical. Rami Malek best actor for “Bohemian Rhapsody" and Glenn Close won best actress for “The Wife. ”Lady Gaga won for co-writing the "Star Is Born" title track "Shallow."
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While a great deal of focus is typically put on artists promoting themselves online, there is still much to be said for old school in the flesh networking. Music conferences can be a great place to do this, so here we look at a helpful breakdown of some 2019's best upcoming events.
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In a classical example of maybe-legal but still atrocious 'soft corruption', this article looks at a recent email sent around to a group of industry lobbyists offering them tickets to sit with to congressional big wigs at the grammies for a steal at just $5k a pop.
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Hypebot contributor Kyle Bylin writes about the rise of midsize cities. He believes these places are the next platforms for music ideas. Local residents are choosing to build their businesses where they live rather than relocating to pursue their dreams. These small businesses, fused with state personality and pride, are poised to reshape the music landscape in the coming decades.
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2019 class of inductees. Of the 15 nominees, seven were chosen. Three made it into the Hall on the first year that they were eligible. Here they all are, in alphabetical order:
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CD Baby's DIY Musician Conference is moving from Nashville to Austin " to connect with a fresh community of musicians in another deeply musical city." Presentations, workshops, mentoring, jam rooms and more will be held at the downtown Hilton August 16-18, 2019.
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Move over today's Grammy nominees, the men and women of metal are march through with their own award announcement. Lita Ford and David Ellefson of Megadeath are among the 2019 The Hall of Heavy Metal History inductees.
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The nominations for the 61st GRAMMY Awards are in and Kendrick Lamar leads the 2019 pack with 8 nominations for his Black Panther soundtrack. Here are all of the nominees in each of the 84 categories.
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The announcement of this year's Grammy nominees is shifting two days to Friday December 7th to not conflict with coverage of memorial services for former President George H.W. Bush.
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Folk Alliance, the organizers for the International Folk Music Awards (IFMAs) announced the details for the 2019 edition of the event, as well as an early slate of award recipients for the event. Musician and broadcaster Tom Powers has been announced as the host for the 2019 return of the awards show.
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The Music Moves Europe Talent Awards, an awards event to be presented at Eurosonic Noorderslag in January, announced its winners out of 24 nominees last week.
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The Grammy Awards final nominees will be announced on December 5th , starting with the announcement of top categories on CBS This Morning starting at 8:30 a.m. ET. Approximately 15 minutes later, the Recording Academy will reveal the nominees in all 84 categories on grammy.com and social media.
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The Recording Academy, whose members determine the Grammy Awards, has announced a new "community driven" membership model, as part of an an effort to increase diversity and build a more relevant organization. But could new professional recommendation and peer review requirements have the opposite effect, turning Academy membership and The Grammys into an insider's game?
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Making a living as an artist can be hard, and having to keep down a day job while still working to fulfill your musical potential isn't a juggling act everyone can keep up. For a fortunate few, however, there are fellowships and grants that can give you the opportunity to live comfortably and massively expand your creative abilities at the same time.
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Spotify honored behind the scenes music makers at the Secret Genius Awards Friday evening in Los Angeles. Held at the Ace Theater, the award show was hosted by Ne-Yo.
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As we flip back through essential music industry news and events from the past seven days, we're revisiting the full list of Latin Grammy Award winners, determining whether the CD is really dead, looking at some of this years big winners in Country Music, and more!
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The winners of last night's 2018 Latin Grammy Awards came from a broad spectrum of styles and genres. The awards were televised on Univision from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
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