Sony Music’s Thread Shop Acquires Araca Group To Expand Merch Operation

Sony Music's music merch division, The Thread Shop has acquired the music merch department of The Araca Group for an undisclosed sum.

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

Our wise counsel to the music industry' scrappy and determined do-it-yourselfers this week dug into mastering your merch sale, how you can capitalize on music festivals even if you're not. Continue reading

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TheHub.fm Music Merch Management & Sales App Launches At SXSW March 8th

TheHub.fm is an ecommerce music merch startup featuring a mobile app that will be available in beta on March 8th. Bands can use the app to manage their merch inventory. Continue reading

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Music Merch For Seasonal Gifts: Deluxe Editions, Random Gifting, Clothing & Downloads

Christmas is a particularly dramatic driver of gift giving and music merch that takes advantage of that massive wave is always a great thing to have. From deluxe editions put. Continue reading

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Creative Marketing: Wayne Coyne, Adam Duritz, Fort Atlantic, Trash Talk, Metaform, Here We Go Magic

Recent creative examples of music merch and marketing include getting cred for using Twitter, releasing an album on Nintendo cartridges, making a studiously transgressive label announcement, fansourcing mixtape art and. Continue reading

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Dizzyjam vs. Bitvibe: Music Merch Store Battle

Dizzyjam.com and Bitvibe offer contrasting models for web-powered music merch stores. Dizzyjam.com is similar to CafePress with more limited options while Bitvibe is an even newer breed of merch store. Continue reading

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Creative Music Merch From Talain Rayne & Pink Floyd

As revenue from sales of music continues its ups and downs, music merch only increases in importance. But music merch isn't just about having more stuff to sell. Band-related items. Continue reading

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It’s Time to Stop Price Matching Music Merch!

A recent interview with 3OH!3 on Music Think Tank raised the topic of price matching merch at concerts. It's surprising how little is said about price matching, maybe because the. Continue reading

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