On Music Licensing, Placements and Samples with Deborah Mannis-Gardner

This week music licensing, placements and samples expert Deborah Mannis-Gardner joins co-hosts Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on the Music Biz Weekly podcast. 

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Recording Academy Names 16 To Music Industry Diversity And Inclusion Task Force

Former Obama administration official Tina Tchen, now Chair of the Recording Academy’s new task force on diversity and inclusion, has announced the names of 16 members who will join her. Continue reading

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Musicians Dominate Top Earning Dead Celebrities List

Forbes' annual list of the estimated annual earnings of dead celebrities is out, and musicians dominate the rankings.  Michael Jackson holds the top spot for the 5th year in a. Continue reading

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7 Key Social Media Tips For Savvy Musos

When it comes to promoting your work as a band or artist, the goal is to attain maximum visibility, and social media can be one of the best free ways. Continue reading

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Concert Backlash • Home Studio Mistakes • Essential Repair Tasks • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at the top home studio mistakes and how to fix them, essential repair tasks when it comes to maintaining your venue, the principles behind. Continue reading

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Grammy Voting Is About To Begin: Key Dates & Deadlines

First round voting for the 2018 Grammy Awards begins next Monday October 16th; and as a reminder, the voting is only happening online for the first time. Here is a. Continue reading

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Did Zeppelin Steal Stairway To Heaven Revisited

Talk of plagiarism and theft consistently permeate the music industry. In this instance, we look at the possibility of Led Zeppelin having 'stolen' their classic song Stairway to Heaven and,. Continue reading

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4 Indicators K-Pop Band K.A.R.D. Is Bound For Worldwide Success

The past months have seen a number of shake-ups in the music charts; with Despacito dominating the summer, and Cardi B bumping out Taylor Swift. Now, a new player is. Continue reading

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Full List Of Latin Grammy Nominees 2017: Residente, Maluma, Shakira, Mon Laferte and More

After being delayed for a week by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and the Mexico City earthquake, the nominations have been announced for the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards.  Topping this. Continue reading

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4 Safest Concert Venues

If you're involved in the music industry, chances are attending concerts is up there on your list of favorite activities, but doing so often carries an inherent risk. If you're. Continue reading

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