Indie Venues vs. COVID-19: What Is The New Normal? [Fast FWD Panel Recap]

In this recap of a recent music business panel featuring industry heavy hitters, we look at the tenuous future of independent venues in the wake of COVID-19 and what the. Continue reading

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WED. BRIEF: Spotify Adds Couples Plan • $18.5M MelodyVR Loss • Landr Pro Network • More

WEDNESDAY 7.1.2020 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under The More News Tab Above READ HERE

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TUE. BRIEF: India Bans TikTok, Tencent QQ Music • Spotify + Lyrics In 26 Countries • Garth Entertains 350K • More

TUESDAY 6.30.2020 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under The More News Tab Above

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2000 Black Artists, Labels, Producers To Support On Bandcamp Today Commission Free

Just in time to inform your Juneteenth music purchases, a fan-generated list of black artists, producers, and labels on Bandcamp has grown past 2000 entries. Today on Juneteenth 2020 from midnight. Continue reading

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Bandcamp Waves Juneteenth Commissions, Bjork, Many Other Indies Joins In

Today, June 19th from midnight to midnight PDT and every Juneteenth hereafter Bandcamp has pledged to donate 100% of its share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Bandcamp is. Continue reading

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WED. BRIEF: Grammys Drop ‘Urban’ • Music Venue Crisis • WMG Stock Soars • iHeart Furloughs • More

WEDNESDAY 6.10.2020 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under The More News Tab Above

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NEWS BRIEF: #TheShowMustBePaused Tues. Protest Grows • Tencent Eyes WMG Stake • Midem Goes Digital • More

MONDAY 6.1.2020 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under The More News Tab Above READ HERE

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COVID-19’s Impact On The Global Music Business, Part 3: Live Streaming Artists

As part of their ongoing effort to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the entertainment industry, Chartmetric here provides some data driven insights into live streaming and what’s working for. Continue reading

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FRI. BRIEF: ABBA Founder Named CISAC Chief • JioSaavn Subs Quadruple • Apple’s Africa Now Radio • Clubify • More

FRIDAY 5.29.2020 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under The More News Tab Above

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The Modern Record Label Post COVID-19 and Navigating The Recession

Last week, FastFWD enlisted Mark E Stewart, CEO and Partner at RZ3 Recordings (formally Red Zone Entertainment) and Jesse Kirshbaum, CEO of NUE Agency, LLC to discuss what the record. Continue reading

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