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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Promoting Music On A Budget

New music, merch, or an upcoming tour are like any product or service, in that they need some form of promotion in order to be successful. Here we look at. Continue reading

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

We have a host of valuable tips for the independent, do it yourself artists among us this week, including advice on using community to propel your success, how to get. Continue reading

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