Guide To Common Creative Roles In The Music Industry

As it has become increasingly common for artists to mix and master their own material, the creative lines between each creative role have become somewhat blurry. This can sometimes lead. Continue reading

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Why New Artists Should Prioritize Engagement Over New Fans

In an industry as aggressively competitive as the music business, finding an audience is a challenging task with no guarantee of success. For this reason, unestablished artists are often better. Continue reading

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Mark Mulligan On Why Artists More Empowered Than Ever

Here MiDIA principle Mark Mulligan shares his future vision of the music industry, suggesting that, while artists may have to adapt to some fundamental economic shifts, they will emerge more. Continue reading

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How To Have A Good Relationship With Your Artist Manager

Artists and managers have very different roles to play in the great music industry machine, but both are generally committed to the same goal. That said, maintaining a positive relationship. Continue reading

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Importance Of Constructing A Narrative

Here Jake Udell reflects on how the non-linear nature in which fans often experience music differs from that of other media, and how this experience should inform the way bands. Continue reading

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EDM Business Down Worldwide

The International Music Summit Business Report 2018 shows the global electronic music business took a 2% drop in 2017, fueled mainly by a dip in record sales, but added that. Continue reading

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How To Book Convention Concerts (Without Pissing Off Staff)

Fandom convention shows can make for fun, fantastic gigs, but while these performances can be laid back, they require the same (if not more) amount of planning as any other. Continue reading

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R. Kelly Streams Increase After Spotify Ban

A week after Spotify made R. Kelly the poster boy for its "Hate Content and Hurtful Conduct" policy, total streams of his music actually went up slightly. Last week,  Spotify. Continue reading

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How We Crowdfunded 18K With No Experience, Fans [Part 4]

In this fourth of a five part series, Justina Grayman looks back on her successes (and failures) running a successful crowdfunding campaign, and outlines what others considering embarking on a. Continue reading

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Troy Carter Denies Spotify Exit, Admits To Disagreement

After Spotify announced a new "Hate Content and Hateful Conduct" policy last week that resulted in R. Kelly and others being downgraded on  the platform, the rumor mill went into. Continue reading

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