14% Of Fans Have Bought A Bogus Ticket According To New FanDragon Survey

image from cdn.pixabay.comThe new FanDragon Fan Experience Index survey confirms how much fans love live music and other events, as well as, how disappointed they are in the ticket buying experience.

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YouTube, Merchbar Partner For Artist Merch, Vinyl Sales

Youtube_logoYouTube and Merchbar have partnered to bring official merchandise sales to the platform. Merchbar has a similar deal with Spotify.

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Cities Are Artist Discovery Secret Sauce In Bandsintown's New Live Music Charts

image from www.hypebot.comIncluded in Bandsintown's new live music charts are 20 that offer a first-ever glimpse into early artist growth in 10 major US cities. Most artists first built a fan base by performing locally long before they were ever added to a Spotify playlist.

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Sony Launches Spotify Data-Driven Personalized Merch For Bring Me The Horizon

image from townsquare.mediaSony has launched a line of customized merch created by Spotify data for the fans of UK rock band . The ‘Amo in color’ initiative connects streaming with physical merch utilizing Spotify data to generate unique T-shirts based on fans' listening habits.

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How To Begin Booking Your Own Local Gigs

2Moving from creating music in your bedroom or garage to playing in front of live audience can seem like a massive leap to make, both emotionally and logistically, but is nonetheless an important step to take. Here we look at some important tips for artists looking to book a local show for the first time.

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Touring Industry To Tackle Mental Health with Non-Profit 'Tour Support' Intiative

image from celebrityaccess.comTour Support, a new nonprofit program to provide mental health support to artists, crews and vendors in the music touring industry.  Live Nation, Friends at Work and WME are launch partners as are artists including John Legend, Steve Aoki, MARINA, Grace VanderWaal and Rick Springfield.

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Why You Should Focus on Booking Local Gigs

image from cdn.pixabay.comWe all want to move on to big regional, national, or even international tours. But, it’s a mistake to rush into touring too quickly and skip out on booking local gigs. I have always been a believer in starting your career in a central place, like your hometown or a town nearby that would be conducive to your career development. Then, you can expand outward systematically from that central point.

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Ticketing Exchange Platform Lyte Adds $15M In Funding

image from celebrityaccess.comSan Francisco based ticket exchange platform Lyte has secured $15 million in Series A financing to drive the development of the platform and scale operations.

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Bandsintown Launches First-Ever Predictive Touring Charts For Established and Emerging Artists

image from www.billboard.comBandsintown has launched 24 Worldwide, US and City Live Music Charts that will be published on Bandsintown, Bandsintown for Artists, and Hypebot starting today. The concert discovery platform has also partnered with Billboard to exclusively publish the Billboard + Bandsintown Tour Index, four weekly charts launching later this month.

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How To Have Challenging Conversations With Band Members

1For the most part, being in a band is amazing, giving you an opportunity to see the world, meet new people, and perform music you're (hopefully) passionate about. That said, the pressures of touring, recording, or even just being in each other's presence 24/7 can often give rise to tension. For this reason, being able to have difficult conversations with your bandmates is an unfortunate - but necessary - skill you must cultivate.

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10 Towns To Include In Your Fall Tour

2There's a certain crispness in the air that can only mean one thing - fall is here! This part of the year is a great time to to hit the road on tour, and if you're planning to fill the spooky season with show dates, make sure these ten music friendly cities are on your list!

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Going On Tour? Plan For Space Travel [Martin Atkins]

1Touring can present a number of challenges, all of them made harder by the pressure it puts on your ability to think. Here we look at how planning ahead and treating the tour as if you're going into orbit in space can help prevent disaster on the road.

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Booking The Right Venue For Your Band: What You Must Know

2The success of your music career depends as much on your marketing savvy as it does your skill as a musician, and being able to book a venue that's a good fit for your style of music and level of success is key.

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Bridging The Entertainment Gap Between China, The US

1While music streaming is undeniably a global business, a lot of artists are missing out on certain international revenue opportunities owing to cultural and geographic differences, such as those that exist between the US and China. Fortunately, Far East Global thinks they have a solution to this problem.

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3 Ways To Maintain Your Health On The Road

2Unfortunately for artists, touring tends to draw out some of their most unhealthy habits, and maintaining both your emotional and physical wellbeing while on the road takes a concerted effort. Here we look at three important ways in which musicians can maintain good health on tour.

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Why Being Independent Is So Important In Live Music

1We hear from managers, promoters, and others about the value of relationships and community in the independent music sector, and why exactly being indie matters so much in live music.

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Bandsintown Offers Discounts For 5 Top Artist Services

BaandsInTown Fist PngAs part of the launch of its new Bandsintown For Artists platform, which includes free fan messaging, analytics and more, Bandsintown has partnered with a curated group of services and platforms offering special discounts to musicians and their teams and designed to help grow a career in music.

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Silver Lake Acquires Concert, Ticketing Giant TEG

image from logodix.comUS investment firm Silver Lake Partners has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TEG, the Australian and Asian Pacific concert promoter and ticketing giant from funds advised by Affinity Equity Partners. TEG's senior management team, including CEO Geoff Jones, will continue to run the company and remain equity partners.

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Tegan and Sara Tell Fans: 'Pay What You Can For Tickets'

image from celebrityaccess.comTegan And Sarah took a swipe at ticket scalpers when they offered a “substantial” number of seats for their Tuesday night concert in San Francisco at a “pay what you can” price.

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5 Techniques For Maintaining The Fans You Made On Your Last Tour

1While a lot of emphasis is put on how to prepare for your first DIY tour, it's also important to make the most of a tour after it's over. Keeping the fresh-faced new fans you made on the road is essential to growing not only a solid fanbase, but your career as whole.

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Beatport, DjCity Launch Beatsource To Serve Open-Format DJs

image from www.billboard.comBeatsource, a joint venture between Beatport and DJcity, has launched in public beta to serve as a digital music platform for open-format multi-genre DJs, including a curated download store.

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4 Ways To Get Yourself Out Of A Performance Rut

2As a musician or performer of any kind, consistently delivering a high-quality show is extremely important to the success of your career. That said, we're all bound to get stuck in a rut of one kind or another eventually, what's important is how you get out, and back on top of your game.

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All Ticketfly Events Move To Eventbrite

Ticketfly_colourTicketfly, the independent ticket company that Eventbrite acquired for $200 million from Pandora in 2017, has now been absorbed within the Eventbrite platform. The main Ticketfly.com URL now redirects to Eventbrite.com.

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How To Use Bandsintown To Reach Your Fans For Free

FreemusicAs the world's most popular concert discovery app, Bandsintown delivers info on live shows to more than 100 million music fans each month. Impressive numbers, but the burning question is how do you reach your fans?

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Anonymous Survey To Measure Music Industry Bias, Harassment: TAKE THE SURVEY NOW!

image from images.unsplash.comAn anonymous global survey hopes to provide an honest look at gender bias and sexual harassment in the music industry. The survey sponsors are encouraging people to share their experiences anonymously.

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A Penny Saved Is A Tour Date Earned: How Be Frugal On Tour

2DIY touring is challenging for a number of reasons, but perhaps none is greater than the financial burden it places on you and your bandmates. That said, touring is fun and necessary part of developing your career as an artist, and with proper planning, you can limit the amount of money you need to spend on the road.

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Fans: What Every Artist Wants

1When it comes to music, the 'build it and they will come' mentality rarely plays out the way artists would like, and the vast majority of the time, fans have to be found and actively converted. Here, Chris Robley guides us through this process and how artists can practically go about growing their listenership.

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Lyte Empowers Fan-Friendly Ticket Resale

LYTE Logo_BlkLyte is on track to secure $100 million in North American event ticket reservations in 2019. The platform empowers fans to return their tickets to live events and join an event's reservation list to get authentic tickets at a fair price while giving artist, promoters and venues more control of their secondary ticketing.

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Global Live Music Ticket Sales To Top $25B By 2023

image from cdn.pixabay.comPrice Waterhouse Coopers has released the Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2019–2023 report which concludes that ticket sales for live music events are expected to exceed $25 billion by 2023.

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