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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Loss Of Fair Pay And Why We Should All Write Rock Operas [David Lowery]

Here we look at how the legal action (and inaction) by those in the federal government and the Department of Justice in particular has it challenging for songwriters to be. Continue reading

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Impact of Piracy On Music Creators: What To Make Of A Newly “Unearthed” Study

The debate as to how much piracy has hurt the recorded music industry rages on and currently informs decisions as to how much ad supported music reduces illegal downloads. An. Continue reading

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Unreleased Beatles Demo For Sale On eBay [LISTEN]

A rare and unreleased demo of The Beatles' “What Goes On” with John Lennon and Paul McCartney singing is now for sale on eBay. This 1963 demo predates the Beatles. Continue reading

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The Orchard Acquires Two Top European Music Distributors and Merlin CEO Charles Caldas Isn’t Happy

Music and film distributor The Orchard is acquiring two leading European independent music distributors – Germany's finetunes and Norway's Phonofile – from holding company SendR SE. But some in the. Continue reading

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Spotify Premium For Students Adds 50% OFF Subscriptions In 33 More Countries, Partners with SheerID

[UPDATED] Spotify has launched its Spotify Premium for Students in 33 new countries. Spotify Premium for Students allows all registered students to enjoy Spotify Premium, including all of the benefits that. Continue reading

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Phase 1 of Amazon’s Plan For Live Music: VIP Ticket Deals, Seating For Amazon Prime Members

Amazon had very publicly said it can make the live music experience better.  It's also promised that it has no intention of getting in secondary ticketing (at least for now…).. Continue reading

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Indie UK Music Publisher Sentric Adds $3.7M To Fund Int’l Expansion

Liverpool, UK base indie music publisher Sentric Music, has closed a £3m funding round led by the Business Growth Fund (BGF). The new funding will be used to expand internationally,. Continue reading

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7digital To Acquire Top Competitor 24-7 Ent, Raise $3.6 Million

Consolidation in the digital music space continues with today's announcement that digital music services provider 7digital is acquiring its last major European competitor, 24-7 Entertainment. 

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Crowdmix CEO Alleges “Gangster” Investor Used “Blackmail” To Gain Control Of Company

Crowdmix was one of music tech's most spectacular failures ever. After raising more than $18 million, the startup quickly went down in flames without ever launching a public product.

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