Court Approves $112M Spotify Artists Compensation Fund Settling Class Action Lawsuit

[UPDATED] The court has approved the settlement of combined class action lawsuits originally brought against Spotify for copyright infringement by musicians David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick. The settlement guarantees an. Continue reading

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‘Big Tech Abuses Outdated Laws To Decimate Music Economy’, says CAKE Lead Singer John McCrea

In this opinion piece, John McCrea of the the rock band CAKE and board member of Content Creators Coalition explains why pro-tech Senator Ron Wyden must recognize the Silicon Valley's. Continue reading

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Why DIY Musicians Should Be Pressing Vinyl

Now at a 25-year sales high, vinyl's resurgence among music lovers is undeniable, and as the cost of record players continues to dip and nostalgia continues to rise, the barriers. Continue reading

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Bandcamp Launches App For Artists and Labels, Shares New Stats [VIDEO]

[UPDATED] Bandcamp has added a free app that makes it possible for artist and label users to manage their sales on the platform, view analytics and message their fans. They. Continue reading

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YouTube Takedowns As Extortion

[OP-ED] While we've already seen plenty of evidence that giving people the ability to takedown someone else's content will inevitably abused, we see a new evolution on the issue, with someone. Continue reading

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Making The Most Of Your Press Interviews

While landing a solid interview with music press is challenging enough, what you do with the coverage once you get it is also incredibly important. Here we examine how an. Continue reading

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Budget-Friendly Ways For Indie Artists To Enhance Their Photography

Photography is one of the best and most powerful in which artists and bands communicate with and market to their fans. So how can you make the most of your. Continue reading

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Spotify Launches RISE Emerging Artists Program and Here Are Troy Carter’s First Four Picks

Spotify has launched RISE, a program "designed to identify and break the next wave of music superstars." Two common denominators  underpinning he first four artists chosen are a decidedly DIY/indie. Continue reading

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Best Cheap Tablets And Apps For Editing Music

For artists looking to successfully record music on a budget, there are a broad range of relatively inexpensive tablets and apps easily accessible by consumers. Here we break down some of. Continue reading

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Techstars Music Accelerator Launches Global Search For 2018 Class

Launched by respected startup accelerator Techstars and led by former Topspin and Twitter music head Bob Moczydlowsky, Techstars Music graduated its first class of 11 startups earlier this year. Now, a. Continue reading

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