SXSW announced its first three Keynotes on Monday. They are Garbage lead vocalist Shirley Manson, who will join Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches for a conversation in association with PRS Foundation's Keychange program, Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of Instagram and writer, producer and director Marti Noxon.
AIM’s Independent Music Awards were last night. The awards celebrate the best of the UK's independent artists and labels. Here is the full list of AIM Independent Music Awards Winners 2018:
CD Baby is moving its popular DIY Musician Conference to Austin , Texas in 2019, after several years in Nashville. The gathering is billed as "the only music conference geared specifically towards the needs of independent artists in charge of their own careers ."
If you didn't make it to the recent sold out CD Baby DIY Musician Conference, you can still watch full video of 15 of the most popular and informative sessions. One of our favorites is “How to Run Effective Facebook Ads for $1 a Day” session with Rick Barker. Other sessions include:
The International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) has announced the nominees for its 2018 Industry Awards. Winners will be announced during IEBA’s 48th Annual Conference in Nashville September 30 to Oct 2nd.
The organization Monitor Latino recently organized it's first Digital Summit Convention, attended by several members of The Orchard Mexico Team. Here they recount their conference experience and breakdown the major issues covered.
Spotify's second annual Secret Genius Awards designed to the people behind the music - songwriters, producers, engineers and even beat makers - will be hosted by NE-YO on November 16 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles Mix Engineers.
The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards were held last night at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. Madonna was attacked on Twitter for her tribute to Aretha Franklin. Despite performances by Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Travis Scott, and more, reviewers panned the show as low on star power. And, oh yeah, there were a bunch of awards given away.
Last night's Teen Choice Awards were held at the Forum in Los Angeles last night. The 2018 awards were hosted by Nick Cannon and Lele Pons and featured performances by Bebe Rexha, Meghan Trainor, Khalid and Lauv.
The Americana Music Association has finalized an impressive and diverse lineup of live music for AMERICANAFEST 2018 to be help alongside and Americana music conference in Nashville, TN on September 11th – 16th.
Ten albums have been named to the Polaris Music Prize short list for Canadian album of the year. “These 10 titles traverse language and culture and highlight the beauty and richness of Canada’s musical life in 2018,” said Polaris jury foreperson Katherine Duncan.
MTV's 2018 Video Music Awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Monday, Aug. 20th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Starting today through Aug. 10, fans can vote for their favorite artists across eight categories.
Kevin Breuner Of CD Baby joins Michael Brandvold on the Music Biz Weekly podcast to talk about the 4th annual DIY Musician Conference being held August 24-26th in Nashville. CD Baby expects another standing-room only event, welcoming 1500 independent artists.
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Dotcom Deportation - Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom (real name Kim Schmitz) has lost his latest legal bid to avoid extradition to the U.S. to face criminal charges. New Zealand’s Court of Appeal upheld earlier court rulings that found Kim and three of his colleagues (Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk, and Finn Batato) were eligible to be handed over to U.S. authorities.
Kevin Breuner Of CD Baby joins Michael Brandvold on the Music Biz Weekly podcast to talk about the 4th annual DIY Musician Conference being held August 24-26th at the Omni Nashville. CD Baby expects another standing-room only event, welcoming 1500 independent artists.
In this recap of the A2IM's recent Indie Week music conference, Amy Hanna looks at the event's focus on inclusivity and representation, as reflected in the conference's panels discussing gender inequality and the music industry's involvement in the #MeToo movement.
Vanessa Reed of the PRS Foundation has announced that the organization's initiative to commit to a 50/50 music industry gender balance by the year 2022 has been joined by more than one hundred music related festivals.
South by Southwest has launched its PanelPicker accepting programming and panel proposals. Music Showcasing applications and Film submissions are also open for next year’s event. SXSW will be held March 8-17, 2019 in Austin, Texas.
Last week's American Association Of Independent Music Libera Awards in New York City celebrated the best in independent music. Hosted by comedian Kate Wolff and sponsored by SoundExchange and BuzzAngle, the evening included a special celebration of Merlin’s 10th Anniversary.
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The Polaris Music Prize announced its ‘long list’ of nominations for 2018, with artists such as Arcade Fire, Gordon Downie, Sloan and U.S. Girls making the cut. 225 albums were considered by the 203 member jury for Long List selection.
Eight-year-old Yoyoka Soma covered John Bonham's drum part on Led Zeppelin's "Good Times Bad Times" as her entry into the 2018 Hit Like A Girl drum contest. She made it into the finals with a joyous performance that crushes the classic tune. WATCH:
Midem attendance for 2018 was up by 9% over last year, according to organizers Reed Midem. The global music industry conference, which was held June 5-8 in Cannes, France, hosted 4800 delegates from 80 countries.