How to Build a Sustainable Music Career and Collect All Revenue Streams [Emily White]

Emily-White by Adrian BuckmasterEXCLUSIVE ADVANCE LOOK: Emily White has deep first hand knowledge of how to build a sustainable music career from her years an an artist manager, consultant and more. She's shared some of that knowledge from the stages of countless conferences including MIDEM and SXSW and in a Billboard cover story. Her new book, How to Build a Sustainable Music Career and Collect All Revenue Streams, brings all of that knowledge together in a single volume.

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ASCAP Named Pandora Nicole Carbone-Rogers SVP Events

Ascap-new logoASCAP has named Nicole Carbone-Rogers as Senior Vice President of Events. She will be responsible for ASCAP’s awards shows and other events. Previously, Carbon-Rogers was Head of Experiential Marketing & Live Production at Pandora, where she managed 75 events.

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5 Collaborative Opportunities Most Musicians Are Missing

2With a brand new year comes a whole host of new opportunities for collaborating with your industry peers. Here we look at five such collaborative options you won't want to miss out on.

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BUSINESS OF INDIE: Vinyl At CES • A2IM Reshuffles • Rezonant Scores • eOne • AIM • More

Business Of Indie NewOur latest Business Of Indie roundup includes the resurgence of vinyl at the Consumer Electronic Show, A2IM staff moves, Rezonant publishing's banner year, a VP hire at eOne, AIM's inclusivity campaign and much more.

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19 Marketing Predictions From Music Industry Experts

1In this piece nineteen different experts in fields ranging from musician to author to podcast host, weigh in with their marketing predications for the music industry in 2019, and what artists can do to prepare for the year.

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Is Podcasting's Bubble About To Burst Or Just Catching Its Breath?

1Following its explosion in popularity, podcasting has established itself as a lead player in the audio renaissance. But can this platform continue to keep growing? Low barriers to entry have led to a crowded content field, leaving some in the industry concerned about its future.

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Fans Want To Understand An Artist's Creative Process

1What we consume as the final product of an artist's creative effort typically fails to communicate the process and often struggle that goes into it. Here we explore the value of sharing the creative process, and how it helps fans gain greater understanding of not just the music, but the artist behind it.

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How Many Songwriters Does It Take To Write A Hit? 9.1

2While the process of group-writing a song is not a new concept, a recent look at the Top Ten hits suggests that having more songwriters involved in the creation of a song can improve its chances of topping the charts.

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6 Songwriters Hall Of Fame 2019 Inductees Named

Songwriters hall of fameThe Songwriters Hall of Fame will induct six new honorees at its 50th Annual Awards Dinner. The star-studded event is slated for Thursday, June 13, 2019 in New York City.

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Black Music Execs Are Finally Rising Faster

image from celebrityaccess.comBlack music industry executives are rising faster in 2019, according to Billboard Magazine. “We need to fight for our seat at the table,” one major label senior VP told Billboard’s Gail Mitchell. Over the past eight months, some 20 seats were added to that top executive table.

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Goal Setting Guide: How To Kick Off 2019 Right

1A new year means a new opportunity to take your budding music career to the next level! One of the best ways to ensure you start things off right, is to establish goals from the outset. Here we look at how to do this most effectively.

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Notorious Q4 Release Date: Myth Or Fact?

1In the music business, grizzled industry veterans and young up-and-coming indie stars agree with the Q4 adage that, when it comes to releasing music, it's best to wait until the New Year is under way. But in an ever-changing industry, does this theory hold up?

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Data Trends and The Songwriter [Songtrust Report]

SongTrustThe end of another year means it's time for data analysis, which is just what the good people at Songtrust have done. They've analyzed down a number of data sources from that past year to help songwriters make smarter business decisions and bring in greater profits in 2019.

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Live Nation Music Industry Scholarships Now Accepting 2019 Applicants

1Working with Live Nation, the Music Forward Foundation is opening up it's 2019 Live Nation US Concerts Scholarship program, giving three lucky recipients $30k with which to pursue their careers in the music industry.

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50% Of New Guitars Sold To Young Women

2The gender has been a significant issue in the music industry for a number of years, with women often getting marginalized or in other ways receiving the short end of the stick. A positive indicator that change is finally coming however, reveals that half of the guitars sold in the US and UK are going to young women.

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Business Of Indie: AWAL's Big Year • Indie Publishers Do Deals • V-Files • Hopeless Top 10 • More

Business Of Indie NewOur regular Business Of Indie roundup includes a look at AWAL's banner year, some impressive deals by indie music publishers, V-Files aim to be the new Motown, a Hopeless Records Top 10 and much more. 

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Will Robot's Top The Chart? Musician's Voice In Age Of AI

1Here Marc G Tan looks ahead to future where artificial intelligence has become an integral part of the creative music process, and why it may or may not be the creative machine apocalypse which many people in the music business seem to fear.

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How To Fight Post-Holiday Grogginess And Kickstart Music Momentum For 2019

2The holidays can often put on strain on musicians, bringing a further layer of disruption to their already tumultuous lives, and often putting major projects on hold. That said, this pause can be a great opportunity to gather yourself and dive into the new year with fresh-eyed efficacy.

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Everybody Loses After Metal Band, Photographer Get Pissy Following Copyright Threat

1In yet another messy and unfortunate copyright squabble, Timothy Geigner here breaks down a recent incident in which a photographer's copyright threat levied at a metal band caused all parties involved to go full nuclear and end up with egg on their faces.

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Jury To Decide Ed Sheeran, Marvin Gaye Infringement Case

image from celebrityaccess.comUS district judge Louis Stanton has ruled that a jury will decide the outcome of a plagiarism lawsuit against Ed Sheeran over his No. 1 single “Thinking Out Loud.” The lawsuit, which alleges that Sheeran copied portions of Marvin Gaye’s 1973 hit “Let’s Get It On,” was launched against the singer, Sony/ATV and Atlantic Records by the estate of producer Ed Townsend, who co-wrote the song.

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Indie Soul, Funk Artist Jodie Abacus Talks MJ, Tour Tips and American Oddities

Screen Shot 2019-01-03 at 8.17.50 AMIn this installment of the #nofilter interview series, AWAL talks with soul/R&B/funk artist Jodie Abacus about his thoughts and opinions on the his career and musical preferences.

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Business Of Indie: IBMA Leadership Bluegrass • Indie Country Thrives • More Metal Grammys • More

Business Of Indie NewIn this new edition of The Business Of Indie, the IBMA names the Leadership Bluegrass Class Of 2019, indie country music thrives on creative freedom and Dave Mustaine lobbies for more metal categories at The Grammys.

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The Liberation of Music Sampling

1While many music creators are eager to draw on elements of music from the past, actually legally sampling tracks is typically a slow and expensive project. In this op-ed, Pär Almqvist discusses an emerging platform aimed at streamlining the sampling process.

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FCC Suspends Operations, Copyright Office Remains Open As Government Shutdown Enters Day 13

image from pmcdeadline2.files.wordpress.comThe Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will suspend most operations midday today, January 3rd, because of the partial government shutdown. The closure comes as the shutdown over border wall funding enters Day 13.

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K-Popnomics: What Indonesia, Other Nations Can Learn From Korean Pop Music Industry

Screen Shot 2019-01-01 at 4.20.51 PMWhile we in the US have our share of big name pop artists, South Korea has its own share of stadium-filling stars that may be slightly less familiar to an American audience. But as the K-Pop industry continues to grow, other nations would do well to pay attention to what it's getting right.

 

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Copyright Office Issues Interim Ruling On MLC Applications Including Oversight Of MLC Board By Librarian of Congress

1The United Sates Copyright Office recently issued an interim rule which maps out a carefully crafted approach to the registers position in designating the Mechanical Licensing Collective and Digital Licensee Coordinator.

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Universal Scores Win vs ISP In DMCA Safe Harbors Case

Gavel-clipart-gavel_bwIn the latest development in the case between ISP Grande Communications and Universal Music Group, a judge has ruled that Grande shouldn't be able to use the DMCA's 'safe harbor' defense since the ISP failed to terminate infringers.

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FCC To Suspend Operations Due To Government Shutdown, Copyright Office To Stay Open

FCC logoUPDATED: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will suspend most operations on Thursday, January 3rd. The suspension announcement comes as the US government shutdown over the funding of a border wall enters Day 12.

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