Included 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.
Sony 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.
Moving 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.
We 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.
Bandsintown 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.
For 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.
There'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!
Touring 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.
As much as they may depend on a good audience for a living themselves, musicians are often guilty of being of the worst people to have at your show. Here Joe Hoten reveals the many judgements and insecurities which make musicians terrible audience members.
The 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.
While 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.
Unfortunately 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.
As 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.
US 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.
While 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.
As 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.
Ticketfly, 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.
As 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?
An 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.
DIY 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.
When 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.
Lyte 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.