Editorial Staff Cuts At Spin, Stereogum, Vibe

Billboard and Hollywood Reporter owner Valence Media laid off seven editorial staffers at Spin Media Group this week across music sites Spin, Stereogum and Vibe as the profits from a resurgent music industry. Continue reading

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The Reality Of Music Journalism And How To Get Covered

Getting good press in the music business hasn't gotten easier in recent years. Competition is stiff and engaging the interest of press can be even harder than capturing the attention. Continue reading

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Why We Need More (Quality) Music Journalism

In this piece James Shotwell argues that, as music industry becomes increasingly crowded with artists, the need for more music journalists grows, and that social media's ability to fill this. Continue reading

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Music Think Tank: Call For Your Submissions

Our sister site, MusicThinkTank, was built to share opinions, ideas, and best practices in the current and future music industry.  In order to give our community the best possible content, we are. Continue reading

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Writing About Music Sucks, But You Should Do It Anyway

While bemoaning the challenges and downsides of writing about music as a career, Erica Hawkins here explains why it remains important and valuable to do so anyways.

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3 Stages Of A Successful Music Launch

While an artist may have created wonderful music, how they launch it can make or break the success of the material. Here Yann Ilunga discusses what he learned in his. Continue reading

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THU. BRIEF: Changes @SpinMedia • Verizon Wants To Buy Vessel • Streaming Best Anti-Piracy Tool • More

Thursday 9.22.16 Music Business News From Around The Web Constant change in music journalism creates openings for new voices, but also means fewer platforms that really move the needle.  Updated. Continue reading

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WARNING TO MUSICIANS: Beware Of The Controlled Composition Clause

Artists and publishers can expect to earn a statutory mechanical rate of $.091 cents per song, as outlined by American copyright law, but record labels will often exert their leverage and. Continue reading

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Facebook’s Lead Ads Make Growing An Email List Easier

Good news for artists trying to connect with potential fans over Facebook. The social media site has recently announced it will be using Lead Ads, reducing the amount of input. Continue reading

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Surprising New Study Shows 66% Of U.S. Streams Music, Amazon #1 Paid Music Service

Streaming music is growing even faster than we thought, according to a new U.S. study, and Amazon is the #1 choice for those who pay for streaming. That Amazon's music costs are. Continue reading

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