My Song Stories: Randy Nichols of Force Media Management [INTERVIEW]

Music shapes our identities and changes our lives. It brings back our memories and stirs up our emotions. My Song Stories asks music professionals and indie artists questions about the songs in their libraries. Today,. Continue reading

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Using Merchandise As A Fan Engagement Tool

Although artists of today have the ability to capitalize on the multiple income streams available in the digital age, doing so requires a larger skillset than ever before, including creating. Continue reading

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Ticketmaster Expands ‘Verified Fan’ Program To Combat Bots, Ticket Scalping

Live Nation's ticketing division Ticketmaster has rolled out an expanded version of their “Verified Fan” program in an effort to combat ticket scalping.

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Indie Artists Can’t Afford To Skip Streaming: A Look At The Numbers

In this illuminating look at a year in streaming, CD Baby CEO Tracy Maddux examines how indie artists are beginning to see appreciable payouts from online streaming services, although other revenue. Continue reading

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this final re-visitation of a full seven days of music industry news, Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' smashes records, music streamers are paying less to licensing orgs, Jimmy Buffet over extends. Continue reading

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5 Essential Tools For DIY Music PR

In the current music economy, up and coming artists are often expected to do work traditionally handled by labels and A&Rs themselves, including most of the leg work when it. Continue reading

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How One Artist Got Millions Of Spotify Streams Without Being Signed

As an unsigned artist, you may be struggling to work past the <1000 play count on Spotify. Luckily there's plenty you can do to grow your following on the streaming. Continue reading

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Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ Breaks 1st Week Album Record In 4 Days

Ed Sheeran’s new record ÷ (‘Divide’) has smashed the previous record for most first week streams of an album in a little over 4 days. The previous first week record. Continue reading

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How Influential Are You? Leverage Branding And Online Influencing For Creatives

While the inability to relay on income from sales has moved many artists and their representatives to seek income from sync placements, the sync market has become oversaturated and less. Continue reading

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Alternative Power 100 List Honors Women In The Music Business

Only 14 women were among the 153 honored in this year's Billboard Power 100. On this International Women's Day, music industry network SheSaid.So has released their second Alternative Power 100. Continue reading

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