PledgeMusic's Noisetrade Acquired By Paste Media Group [OFFICIAL]

image from cdn.pastemagazine.comUPDATED: Paste has acquired music and book discovery platform Noisetrade from PledgeMusic. Paste Media Group controls Paste magazine and live music sessions site Daytrotter.

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eOne Names Bill Wilson As SVP Digital Operations and Innovation, Music

Bill Wilson head shotEntertainment One has named Bill Wilson as Senior Vice President of Digital Operations and Innovation, Music. He will oversee all aspects of digital strategy across the company’s music business, including label service, talent management, music publishing and live entertainment.

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Spotify Bans Entire 'Blood on the Dance Floor' Catalog

image from m.media-amazon.comElectro-pop group Blood on the Dance Floor had their entire catalog pulled from Spotify, over alleged violations of the streaming service’s content policy. Blood on the Dance floor is under fire after MetalSucks and Huffington Post detailed allegations against frontman Dahvie Vanity (real name Jesus David Torres) from 21 women, who say they were forced to perform sexual acts by Torres, including several women who were minors at the time.

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How To Build Your Crowdfunding Team - A Musician's Guide

How-to-Build-Your-Crowdfunding-TeamAriel Hyatt's best selling book CROWDSTART is now a 3-part masterclass – Cyber PR LAB 9.  With leading crowdfunding service PledgeMusic at least temporarily offline, this must-read book excerpt and the course are more important than ever.

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SiriusXM + Pandora Posts Mixed Numbers

SiriusxmSiriusXM today announced missed Q1 2019 operating and financial results. Total revenue of $1.7 billion increased 27% compared to the prior year with growth driven by the acquisition of Pandora. But the purchase also hit net income driving it down 44% to $162 million.

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Women In The Mix - Roundtable Of Women Music Producers [Video]

Screen Shot 2019-04-24 at 7.03.11 AMA recent study from the USC Annenberg's Music Coalition revealed that only two percent of producers are women, as well as only three percent of mixers and engineers. In this round table, a variety of some of the industry's top female producers discuss a plan of action for raising women's profile on the other side of the mixing board.

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Band Tips For Touring On A Budget

Austin-neill-403340-unsplashHitting the road with your band is an exciting prospect, but can be an expensive one as well. Even for established bands, anyone operating below rockstar level is likely to face financial pressures on tour. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to practice frugality while on tour.

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After K-Pop's Big Week, What Comes Next?

1K-Pop is certainly having a moment as far as its Stateside popularity goes, but will South Korean pop music's recent surge in popularity in the US translate to more than just flash in the pan, and develop into longterm sustainable popularity?

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Record Store Day Drove 827,000 In Vinyl Albums Sales, 72% Came From Indie Stores

RecordStoreDayLogoRecord Store Day 2019 drove another record year of vinyl sales. 827,000 vinyl albums sold in the U.S. during the week ending April 18, according to Nielsen Music. That's a Record Store Day week record and the third-largest sales week for vinyl albums since Nielsen began tracking sales in 1991.

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2 Million Tickets To 2,800 Concerts On Sale For $20 During Live Nation National Concert Week

Live Nation $20 ticketsLive Nation has announced their annual National Concert Week beginning next Wednesday May 1-7 offering 2 million concert tickets for just $20, including all ticketing fees.

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Learning To Fail Is Essential To Music Business Success

3While you may be blessed with copious amounts of creative talent, no journey through the music industry will be smooth sailing the entire way. Failure is an inevitable byproduct of creativity, but luckily such stumbles can be a learning opportunity, and are ultimately beneficial to your career.

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'First On SoundCloud' Expands With Fan Created Content

SoundCloud_logo (1)Following the success of the “First On SoundCloud” campaigns in the U.S., U.K. and Germany, SoundCloud has announced phase two of its developing artists program. The campaign features fans and their emotional connections to the tracks and creators they discovered first on SoundCloud.

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Performance Rights Disputes: What They Are, What Causes Them

2For as long as recorded music has existed, so too have wrongful claims of ownership. Either as the result of ignorance or confusion, disputed claims continue to crop up in the recording industry again and again. Here we look at what causes the disputes, and what systems exist to resolve or avoid them.

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Kobalt's AWAL Expands Artist Marketing Team With VP Hire

image from upload.wikimedia.orgAWAL, Kobalt’s red hot label services and recordings company, has hired Thomas Fiss as VP of Strategic Marketing, North America. Based in Los Angeles, Fiss will oversee multichannel marketing, which includes conceptualizing and producing content offerings and partner integrations for AWAL artists with brands, media outlets and others.

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Guess The Top 10 Global Recording Artists [It's Harder Than You Think]

1The IFPI, the global association for the recording industry, dropped its annual report including a ranking the top 10 global recording artists. While much of it plays out as expected, there are a few dark horses that we'll bet you'll miss. Before you llok below, take a minute and write down your top 10.

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Trailblazing Sylvia Rhone Named Epic Records CEO, Chairman

image from celebrityaccess.comSony Music Entertainment has promoted label veteran Sylvia Rhone to Chairman and CEO of Epic Records. In her new role, Rhone will lead the creative direction and management of Epic, and report to Rob Stringer, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment.

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Legacy Music Industry Shouldn't Watch Over Royalties Of Independent Songwriters [Op-Ed]

1Although there was plenty of trepidation leading up to the recent passage of the Music Modernization Act, the legislation was met with surprisingly little controversy once it was passed. Since then, unfortunately, some details have emerged over how the royalties of independent songwriters will be monitored that are raising the ire of some in the music industry.

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Berklee Announces Online Master's Degree In Film Scoring

Berklee-online-horizontalBerklee Online has announced a new Master Degree in Music in Film Scoring. The program will officially start in January 2020, with applications launching on May 13.

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Pandora Set To Launch Interactive Voice Ads

1A fundamental part of the music business, advertising's latest evolution is arriving at Pandora in the form of interactive voice ads, built in partnership with Instreamatic around AI tech and with an alleged ability to understand listeners' speech beyond simple "yes" and "no" commands.

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Remix Hits Opens Stem Marketplace, Partners With Sony To Offer Iconic Songs

image from scontent-iad3-1.cdninstagram.comNashville based Remix Hits has launched a hit song stem marketplace offering producers iconic songs in the form of an affordable remix-focused ‘Kontakt’ stem instrument dubbed ReleaseTM.

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Free 'Profitable Musician Summit' Begins Online Today

1In a new ten-day event created by Bree Noble, thirty-three experts will offer tactical strategies and actionable advice to independent artists looking to both earn and retain more money in their music industry careers.

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Muso Raises $4.5M For Piracy Tracking From Hartwell Capital

PiracyDigital piracy specialist MUSO has raised $4.5 million in an extension of its $3.2 million 2017 Series A with Harwell Capital. The new investment will be used to expand the company’s efforts in the digital media, gaming and live broadcast sectors.

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Beyoncé's ‘Lemonade’ Is Available On Spotify, Apple Music Exactly Three Years After It Was Released

image from thatgrapejuice.netThree years to the day after it was released, Beyonce' has made her 2016 Grammy-winning album Lemonade available on Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services. The album was previously only available for purchase and as an exclusive stream on Tidal.

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There Is Still Active Interest In Acquiring PledgeMusic

PledgeMusic NewThe sale of PledgeMusic is still an active possibility, multiple sources tell Hypebot. Several people with direct knowledge of the situation reached out after we published the concerns of hopeful musicians that emails they received from the crowdfunder touting "negotiations the board is having with a potential buyer" were empty promises.

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Eventbrite Expands It's Useful App Marketplace

Eventbrite_wordmark_orangeIndie ticketer Eventbrite has relaunched its Spectrum app store as the Eventbrite App Marketplace with 100+ vetted apps to help save time, run events more efficiently and, of course, to sell more tickets.

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Springtime Means New Snapchat Features

2Buckle up Snapchatters! Everyone's favorite now-you-see-it, now-you-don't platform is rolling out a host of new features this spring, including a variety of new filters, and the integration of Shazam, as well as some additional new tools which could help band/artists be more creative and make a bit more of a splash with some of their posts.

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