As Brexit proceedings move ominously forward, independent self-employed musicians who tour internationally are starting to worry about what sort of an impact the separation could have on their way of life. Here we look at what the negative outcomes could be.
Billboard has released the 2018 edition of its annual '40 Under 40' list of music industry movers and shakers. The list is designed to both honor and predict the next generation of executives across all sectors of the music industry.
Rihanna rejected an offer to perform at halftime at the Super Bowl in support of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the NFL players who are “taking a knee” during the National Anthem to protest racism and police brutality in America.
While there is a prominent school of thought in the industry that Virtual Reality shows will soon replace the expensive and detached traditional concert format with a cheaper, more intimate alternative, the "reality" may in fact be somewhere in the middle between the two.
YouTube and Eventbrite have partnered to expand direct concert ticketing on the video platform. Combined with its existing Ticketmaster partnership, YouTube now says it covers more than 70% of the US ticketing market.
SoundCloud Makes DJ's Lives Easier with Native Instruments, Serato, Virtual DJ, DEX3, Mixvibes, Hercules Integrations
SXSW, the annual music festival and industry confab, announced the initial list of showcasing artists lined up to perform at the 2019 edition of the event, and the deadline to join the party is approaching quickly.
Instagram Stories disappear after 24 hours, making them easy to dismiss as a marketing tool. But with more and more interactions on the platform shifting to Stories, it is a social channel that should not be ignored.
While a traditional industry model would have relied on getting a record deal first and them have them provide you with the people necessary to launching your music career, such is no longer the case. That said, when hiring people as a DIY artist, it's a tricky game of choosing the right people while staying inside your budget.
Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles and took the opportunity to announce the launch of a revived Virgin Festival series in the US next year.
"You have no money and you want to promote your tour," indie rapper and music marketer extraordinaire Kosha Dillz writes, as his kicks off a tour. "Well, chances are that means the venues aren't paying you much and you are figuring how to get out there and learn more from it! I have a tour happening right now, and now that I am getting paid a little bit more than I used to...lets us figure out a way to do it by writing it down and sharing the wealth. Don't be lazy. Do it!"
One the great headaches of operating as a DIY musician results from the challenge of booking a lineup of shows, whether it's a a single festival slot of populating a an entire tour, it can all be made easier by increasing your band's "bookability".
The world of online ticket sales can seem like a murky one, and not without reason, but in reality not every transaction is as fraught with peril as it may seem. Here we break down the difference between a ticket seller and a ticket broker, the risk difference between the two.
Even for those less interested in sports, the Super Bowl has often gained national attention for its pricey commercials and star-studded halftime shows. Here Fred Jacobs reflects on the significance of past performances and speculates on who might grace the field in 2019.
Concert discovery platform Bandsintown announced the launch of The Bandsintown Studio, a dedicated performance space located at the new Velvet Underground Experience exhibition, which opened on Oct. 10th.
The cloud-based management system Artist Growth has seen massive growth over the past eighteen months, bringing in multiple billions in revenue. Here the company's founder and, until recently, CEO Matt Urmy sat down to chat about the company stands, and where it's headed moving forward.
While touring can be a fun and rewarding adventure for a lot of bands, a lot them struggle with knowing where to go, and going where it counts, rather than everywhere they can. Here we look at how to plan a tour that's efficient and functional.
Eventbrite is facing a class-action lawsuit in the wake of a highly publicized hack of the company’s Ticketfly subsidiary that crippled dozens of major concert promoters and venues for days and compromised the data of 27 million users.
If your one of the many bands planning to embark on a tour and make your mark on the music scene, major populous cities can seem like essential destinations for playing shows. In reality, however, you may be better off making a big impression in a smaller city.
Spotify continues to expand its live concert initiatives. The streamer and Live Nation Urban have announced new dates for their RapCaviar concert series in Toronto, ON and Dallas, TX. The announcement comes on the heels of a massively successful show in Brooklyn, NY with Chance the Rapper.
The International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) announced the winners of its 2018 Awards on Tuesday night at the close of its annual conference in Nashville. SMG, The Greek Theatre, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Jim Mallonee of House of Blues, Kell Houston of Houston Productions and Randy Wright of Integrity Events were among the big winners.
Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys, R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe and growing list of more than 20 other artists, authors, actors and producers are joining forces for a “Protest Kavanaugh” event scheduled for this Thursday, October 4th in Washington, DC.
As the music industry continues to change the transformation is impacting not only the ways in which audiences consume recorded music, but also the way in which they experience live performances - and for many fans, the standard package just isn't cutting it anymore.
After establishing itself as a huge success in the travel industry, Airbnb is now looking at expanding its services into the live music space by partnering with Sofar Sounds to offer guests "Music Experiences".
Unless you're writing music purely for your own delight, fostering a strong connection with your fans should be a top priority as an artist. Besides simply the substance of the music itself, we here look at three essential ways in which artists can cultivate a connect with fans.
Live Nation has released "The Power of Live", a global study that captured trends and behaviors of 22,500 live music fans from 11 countries, ranging ages 13 to 65. Conducted by research agency Culture Co-op, the findings revealed that in the digital age, live music is more necessary than ever and helps create human connections.
New research has revealed that a majority of event marketers don't bother using Facebook ads in their promotion. Whatever your feelings on Facebook may be, however, there are several reasons why advertising via the social media platform can be a huge asset in making your event a success.