Musician's Guide To Music Conferences: 2019 Edition

1While 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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$5K Gets You A Box At The Grammys With Two Congressmen

3In 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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Placemakers: Why Midsize Cities Are The Next Music Hubs [Kyle Bylin]

IMG_2325Hypebot 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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Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame 2019 Inductees Named: Radiohead, Roxy Music and 5 More

image from www.rockhall.comThe 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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Hall of Heavy Metal History Names 2019 Inductees: Lita Ford, David Ellefson, Jon and Marsha Zazula, More

image from celebrityaccess.comMove 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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Grammy Nominees Announcement Moves To Friday, Apple Music Scores Co-Exclusive

Grammy_logoThe 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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Int'l Folk Music Awards Names First 2019 Winners: Buffy Sainte-Marie, More

image from celebrityaccess.comFolk 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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Grammy Nominees To Be Announced Dec. 5

Grammy_logoThe 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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Recording Academy Shifts To 'Community-Driven Membership,' But Could It Lead To Less Diversity?

recording academy logoThe 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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15 Dream Fellowships, Grants That Musicians Need To Know About

1Making 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 Secret Genius Awards 2018 - Full Winners List

image from celebrityaccess.comSpotify 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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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

6a01b7c7aa2d2b970b01b7c907b5d7970b-100wiAs 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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Country Music Awards Winners 2018 - The Complete List: Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves, More

image from cmaawards.comThe 52nd Annual Country Music Association Awards were held last night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Here is a complete list of CMA 2018 winners and nominees.

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Marketing Music In 2018: Music Ally’s Sandbox Summit

1In an effort to come together and share and discuss the current state of music marketing in 2018, Music Ally hosted an all-day Sandbox Summit conference, pulling in music industry leaders from across the global digital marketing space. Here we look at a breakdown of the day's events and what was learned from some of the key speakers.

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Songwriters Hall Of Fame Announces 2019 Nominees

SongwritersHallofFamelogoThe Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its 2019 nominees and they include Chrissie Hynde, Tom T. Hall, Missy Elliot, John Prine and Vince Gill among others. Successful nominees will be inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame during its annual Induction & Awards Gala on June 13, 2019 in New York City.

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UK Americana Awards Names 2019 Nominees, Graham Nash To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

image from celebrityaccess.comThe UK Americana Awards have announced its shortlist for their 2019 nominees. Iconic singer, songwriter and musician Graham Nash OBE, has been selected by the Americana Music Association UK as its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.  U.S. and international artists including Darlingside and Brandi Carlisle were also nominated.

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ASCAP Opens Registration For 'I Create Music' EXPO 2019

ascap logoASCAP has opened registration for the 14th edition of its signature event, the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, May 2 - 4, 2019.  Last year’s event attracted songwriters from 23 countries. 

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Miami Winter Music Conference Announces 2019 Plans

image from celebrityaccess.comOrganizers of longtime electronic music gathering, Miami's Winter Music Conference, have announced plans to shake up the event for 2019. Under the umbrella of Miami Music Week, the Winter Music Conference [WMC] will return to Miami Beach from March 25-28 in the Faena District, centered on the downtown Faena Hotel.

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CNCO, Daddy Yankees Top Latin American Music Awards 2018

image from celebrityaccess.comCNCO, Ozuna and Daddy Yankee were the big winners at the Latin American Music Awards 2018 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood last night. CNCO took home Favorite Duo or Group, Favorite Artist – Pop and Favorite Artist – Pop for CNCO. Ozuna won Favorite Artists – Urban, Album of the Year and Favorite Album – Urban for Odisea. Daddy Yankee won Favorite Male Artist and was honored with the ICON award, according to UPI.

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Neil Young, Alanis Morissette Among Polaris Heritage Prize Winners 2018

Polaris Heritage PrizePolaris Music Prize has announced the winning albums for the 2018 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize. The winners were chosen from four shortlists, each representing a different musical era, and were curated by a Heritage Prize jury of music historians and music media. Two winners for each era were chosen — one by public vote and one by the jury.

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Hypebot Tops 'Best Music Industry Blogs Of 2018'

Number-one[UPDATED] Hypebot has been named the top blog on The Music Marketers' Best Music Industry Blogs of 2018 list.  "Whether you’re wanting to learn about music industry news, the latest how-to’s, or even some marketing tips, music industry blogs is content you really should be reading daily."

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Music in Media Awards Names 2019 Nominees

Cropped-HMMA-logo-512x512-1The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) has announced its 2019 nominees for music in film, TV, video games, commercials and trailers. With over 500 submissions, nominees were chosen from around the world in genres of music for film, TV and video games, including dramatic feature, sci-fi/ fantasy, documentary and animation.

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