How Become A Verified Artist On Spotify

In this piece, Chris Robley walks us through the twelve steps to becoming a verified artist on Spotify, including attaining the requisite 250 followers necessary for such verification to take. Continue reading

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Why Would A Big Arms Dealer Want A Piece Of Pandora?

Given that arms dealers and music tend not to mingle much as industries go, it is perhaps surprising that Lockheed-Martin owns two million dollars worth of shares of the popular. Continue reading

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YouTube Buries Hatchet With GEMA, Meaning Germany Can Watch Videos Again

Germany's citizens can once again watch YouTube to their hearts content. After years of conflict between everyone's favorite video sharing site and the German collection society GEMA, it appears the dust. Continue reading

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In Japan, Music Business Changes Very Slowly

A recent look at some overseas music industry numbers in Japan has revealed streaming's continued growth, and that physical sales, while still dropping, are slower to decline there. Additionally, and unlike the US, ringtones. Continue reading

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German Music Market Up In The First Half Of 2016 Thanks To Streaming

The turnaround that the music industry has waited almost a decade for has finally arrived, thanks to streaming. The latest evidence comes from Germany where the recorded music market was. Continue reading

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Paul René Albertini On MarathonArtists And Supporting Artists, Managers, Music Tech Startups [INTERVIEW]

Here music industry veteran and chairman/co-founder of the music tech accelerator MarathonArtists Labs, Paul René Albertin discusses his tech investment companies, as well as the changing landscape of the music business overall,. Continue reading

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Google Launches $14.99 Six Person Family Plan For Google Play Music, YouTube Red Combined

Just as the industry starts to limit freemium music, a new marketing tactic is gaining traction – deep discounts. Spotify is offering 3 months for $.99 and Google has just. Continue reading

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StubHub Responds To Hypebot Post On All In Ticket Pricing Reversal

Last week,we wrote about how StubHub had dropped all-in pricing after declaring  it would revolutionize ticketing with transparency.  In response, StubHub issued a statement:

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The Importance Of Creating A Paper Trail

While you hopefully won't end up in court, creating a paper trail when submitting your work is critical when it comes to protecting your intellectual property, be it music, art,. Continue reading

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3 Things Bands Usually Overpack On Their First Tour

When loading up to go on tour for the first time, there are a few items that are better left at home rather than making your already crowded van feel. Continue reading

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