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

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MUSICIANS, DJs: Take This MIDiA Artist Survey Now

Music industry consultantcy MIDiA has begun its third biannual Artist Survey and we encourage all musicians and DJs to take it today. The MIDiA survey takes the pulse of the. Continue reading

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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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3 Things To Keep In Mind When Hiring Musicians for Your Band

As an artist, hiring competent, reliable artists is one of the many challenges you will likely face as you embark on booking shows. Here we look at three essential things. 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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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Protecting Your Instruments • Starting An Independent Music Career • Unexpected Expenses • More

On MusicThinkTank this week, our contributors shared pieces on how to keep you instruments safe from harm, what it takes to start your own independent music career, how to prepare. Continue reading

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MUSICIANS: Are You Buying Tools… or Toys? (Video)

It’s a common pitfall nearly every musician falls into: buying TOYS—the gear we lust after, but doesn’t really advance any creative or professional potential—when we should be reserving our resources. Continue reading

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Musicians 4X Less Likely To Have Access Substance Abuse, Addictions Help

ASCAP revealed the results of what it promises will be an annual US Music Creator Wellness Survey, alongside today’s launch of TuneUp, a wide-ranging mental and physical wellness program for. Continue reading

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