Artist’s Guide To Preparing For Winter Isolation

While summer has provided many in the US with a little bit of breathing room (literally), the coming season, and a lack of any guaranteed vaccine, mean bands and artists. Continue reading

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Are Radio Broadcasters Facing A “Hardware Challenge…Or A Digital Opportunity?

In this piece, Fred Jacobs looks at the negative impact the pandemic has had on traditional AM/FM broadcast radio listenership, and how broadcasters might be able to turn this struggle. Continue reading

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Students Create Quarantine Marketing Battle 2020

With the prospect of a 2020 summer internship in the music industry disintegrating before her, one forward thinking music business student decided to create a quarantine marketing battle, where students. Continue reading

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Musical Skills You Should Hone While You’re Stuck At Home

At this point, many of us may be get sick of our go-to quarantine activities, and are looking for something new. Here, we explore some fresh skills for the musically. Continue reading

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Streaming Music Deemed ‘Essential’ By Consumers During COVID-19

While the economy overall and music industry in particular have been hit hard by the global pandemic, streaming has – according to most metrics – seen some impressive growth and. Continue reading

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Where Did Live Nation, Disney’s Missing $10B Go? [Mark Mulligan]

Live Nation and Disney revenue collectively fell $10 billion in the first half of 2020 thanks to the pandemic. “The big question is whether that spend remains dormant, waiting to. Continue reading

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Are You Just Dying To Go To A Concert?

In this piece, Fred Jacobs shares information gathered from focus groups on what music fans are missing most since the COVID shutdown began, and some of the strategies researchers are. Continue reading

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Van Morrison Calls Out COVID “Pseudoscience,” Demands Concerts Return In Full

Aging rock icon Van Morrison has taken a decidedly controversial stance on the current global pandemic, proclaiming publicly that “pseudoscience” regarding COVID-19 is holding the music industry back, and requesting. Continue reading

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Concerts Are Back! Inside The First Socially Distanced Venue [VIDEO]

Remember concerts? A new 2,500-capacity venue in Newcastle, England has recently opened, allowing show-goers a strange (but seemingly effective) socially distanced format for viewing live music. Guest post by James. Continue reading

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Ben Folds 2020: A Case Study For Indie Musicians

As with so many artists, indie musician Ben Folds was mid-tour in Australia when the pandemic hit. Here we look at some important lessons other artists can take away from. Continue reading

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