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How Are Music Festivals Becoming More Environmentally Friendly, Sustainable?

1The onset of summer means it's festival season once again - time for rocking out to your favorite artists and spreading good vibes all around. Unfortunately, good vibes won't be the only things spread around, as festivals typically generate vast amounts of garbage and waste. Here we look at what festivals can and should be doing as they move toward a more sustainable model.

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Travis Scott, Maggie Rogers Pledge Merch $'s To Abortion Ban Battle, Billie Eilish Speaks Out

image from live.staticflickr.comA growing chorus of musicians and other celebrities are speaking out in opposition to recent attempts in Alabama, Georgia and elsewhere ban abortions, with two artists also pledging a days proceeds from their merchandise sales to Planned Parenthood.

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Set Realistic Goals, Expectations [Music Biz Weekly Podcast]

image from cdn.pixabay.comThis week on the Music Biz Weekly podcast Jay Gilbert and Michael Brandvold discuss why you need to set realistic expectations and goals for any project you are working on. It's your very first release, thinking that Rolling Stone will review is not realistic. You can't sell out a show in your home town, touring Europe probably isn't too realistic.

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LiveXLive Adds Slacker To App

Slacker NewLiveXLive Media, the music tech company focused on live events, has launched a redesigned app that brings live streams from more than 35 global music festivals together with its Slacker recorded music streaming platform.

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5 Surefire Techniques For Marketing Your Band’s Next Tour

1Going on tour can certainly be an exciting prospect, but becomes even more so if you know people are going to actually turn up at your shows. As with so many things in the music biz, properly publicizing your event and reaching out to fans is key ensuring your time on the road is a success.

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Watch BTS Recreate The Beatles On Ed Sullivan With Stephen Colbert

image from celebrityaccess.comK-Pop icons BTS stopped by the Late Show With Stephen Colbert this week which included a recreation of the Beatles famed appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show with BTS dressed in Fab Four style suits and Colbert as Ed Sullivan.

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Midem Adds Marsha Vlasic , Rebecca León Keynotes

image from celebrityaccess.comMidem has added keynotes with Rebeca León, themanager of  Juanes, Rosalía, J. Balvin and Marsha Vlasic, agent to Neil Young, Elvis Costello, PJ Harvey for its 53rd conference, June 4-7 in Cannes.

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Unique Music Merchandise Ideas

1Just like any small business, a band needs to turn a profit. Merch can be an excellent way to bring in additional revenue while also being the perfect avenue through which to expand a personal or artistic brand.

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Woodstock 50 Can Rock On says Court

image from dk5gvgp9n495wcv3tirfvl85-wpengine.netdna-ssl.comA New York court on Wednesday ruled that Woodstock 50’s emergency injunction request against its former financial backer Dentsu Aegis and its Amplifi Live subsidiary, providing festival organizer Michael Lang with some good news and some bad.

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8 Ways The Grateful Dead Have Become An American Brand

1While their music may not be to everyone's taste, there's no denying that the The Grateful Dead have been incredibly successful, not only in their musical career, but also in leveraging their success into an iconic American brand.

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Americana Music Awards Nominations 2019: Women Take Center Stage [FULL LIST]

AMERICANAThe Americana Music Association has named nominees for its 18th annual Americana Honors & Awards. Women dominated the 2019 nods with Brandi Carlisle Carlile, Rhiannon Giddens, Kacey Musgraves and Mavis Staples among the nominated.

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A Brief History Of Record Deals

1While artists have always been responsible for music's artistic future, technology and the recording industry have always shaped how that future has been implemented. Here we look at record deals through the ages, from their inception in the late 1800s through to present day.

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Respected Touring Trade Amplify Shifts To Billboard

image from www.ampthemag.comDave Brooks led touring industry trade Amplify will be integrated into Billboard.com. Respected veteran journalist Brooks joined Billboard in 2017; and last year Valence Media acquired Amplify, making it a wholly-owned subsidiary of Billboard.

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Fan Data Drives 5 New Bandsintown Big Break Artists

BIT FistConcert discovery leader Bandsintown has named five new developing artists to its Big Break fan-driven emerging artists program. An early identifier of success, Bandsintown's live music insights identify acts who have seen a notable increase of trackers on the platform within a six month period.

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How to Make A Living As A Full Time Musician

How-To-Make-it-as-a-Full-Time-MusicianThe goal of most musicians is simply to earn a living doing what they love. But in this DIY, D2F, streaming and social media era, that goal can seem both simultaneously attainable and a million miles away. Ariel Hyatt talks to Eli Lev, who is making his living as an independent musician and their mutual efforts to help others do the same.

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10 Music Festivals Around The World: Exciting But Unheard Of

2While most people are aware of major festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury, the scale and massive hype around these events can make them less appealing for some music fans. Here we look at ten exciting, but largely unheard of, music festivals from around the globe.

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SOCAN, RE:SOUND Join To Simplify Performance Licensing

image from celebrityaccess.comCanadian performance rights management organization SOCAN and  no-profit music licensing company RE:Sound have launched Entandem, a joint venture aimed at simplifying licensing for retailers, restaurants, nightclubs and other businesses.

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73% Of Independent Musicians Suffer From Stress, Anxiety And Depression

Report73% of independent musicians have experienced negative emotions such as stress, anxiety and/or depression in relation to their career, says a new study which surveyed 1500 indie artists. Among those 18-25 the number rose to 80%.

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UK Musicians Speak Out On Brexit

EU flagUK trade association The Incorporated Society of Musicians has released a new report that chronicles how Brexit, the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union, will impact the music industry.

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DIY Musicians Now Earn More Than $2 Billion A Year

CashDIY musicians now in earn more than $2 billion a year from recorded music, music publishing income, live performance fees, merchandise sales and other income

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BandsInTown: How To Message You Trackers

2For artists looking to communicate directly with their most tuned-in fans, BandsInTown now allows bands to post newly released music, upcoming shows, or simply share a personal messages with tracking fans. Here we break down how it's done.

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From Playing Coachella to Busking: Why It's Ok To Do Both [KOSHA DILLZ]

image from image-ticketfly.imgix.netKosha Dillz recently appeared on stage at Coachella, but reaching that career milestone does not mean that the indie rapper is going to give up on the guerrilla tactics that have gotten him this far.

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These Cities Lead In Last Minute Ticket Sales

2While concert attendance can often involve a great deal of advance planning, some show-goers are just as likely to turn up on a whim. Here we look at which cities have inhabitants most likely to snatch up concert tickets at the last minute, with the US capital coming out on top.

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The Event Marketing Lifecycle: When Can You Sell The Most Tickets?

1When and where you market your event is essential to selling tickets, and thanks to a plethora of data, we can now map out an event's entire marketing lifecycle in order to pinpoint when the most opportune times to sell the maximum number of tickets will occur.

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YouTube Coachella Views Jump 90% A Live Concert Streaming Comes Of Age

image from cdn.pixabay.comHere's a stat for the many who doubted that mainstream fans would ever want to watch a concert live on their computer or phone: YouTube’s live stream of Coachella's first weekend logged 82 million live views - an increase of 90% compared to 2018.

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Tinder Adds ‘Festival Mode’ To Enable Music Fest Hookups

image from celebrityaccess.comHookup app Tinder has added “Festival Mode” which effectively connects users at music festivals who are looking to 'connect.' The new feature allows users to add badges to their  profile to show which music festivals that are attending over the summer.

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