MON. BRIEF: Live Nation Furloughs 20% • Facebook Acquires Giphy • Hacker Has Dirt On Trump, Music Stars • More

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ASCAP, BMI, A2IM, Music Biz, RIAA, NMPA, Others Demand Congress Improve Aid Access For Musicians, Industry Workers

Top music and film organizations sent a joint letter to Congress that highlights the many ways that implementation of the CARES Act has fallen short in assisting workers in need. Continue reading

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Patreon Lays Off 30 As It Adds 50,000 New Creators

Patreon has laid off 30 employees or 13% of staff because of economic pressures from the current COVID-19 crisis. Kickstarter is reportedly also considering layoffs as crowdfunding projects on the. Continue reading

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Music Artists Coalition Calls On US Gov’t To Help Music Industry

The Music Artists Coalition has joined the call for the Federal Government to throw a financial lifeline to the music industry as it grapples with the wide-ranging financial impact of. Continue reading

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14,000 TikTok Followers In Just Three Months

It’s no secret that TikTok has officially arrived as a go-to destination platform to promote music, but many have yet to overcome the hurdle of starting a new social presence from scratch. In. Continue reading

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Singles Vs. Albums: What Performs Better In 2020 [VIDEO]

As the music economy continues to shift the ways in which we consume content, opinions differ on the ‘best’ way to release in the year. Here we look some tips. Continue reading

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3 Effective Ways To Make Music Focal Point Of All Your Promotion

As an artist, the more time you can spend working on your music and honing your creative craft the better, but putting time and energy into promotion and branding is. Continue reading

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Why Everyone Needs A Boiler Room Experience

Here Randi Zimmerman delves into the underground EDM phenomenon known as the Boiler Room, an early pioneer of livestreaming music which showcases a broad spectrum of unique dance music performances.. Continue reading

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Music Education • Becoming A Great Composer • Tour Decisions • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, our contributors shared articles on the state of music education in the US, what it takes to become a great composer, how to decide between national. Continue reading

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Don’t Miss These Official Holiday Sweaters From Your Favorite Artists

For bands and artists, the holidays can offer up a fun opportunity to experiment with new and sometimes unconventional types of merch. Here we look at sixteen different ‘ugly’ holiday. Continue reading

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