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46 Concerts In 46 Cities To Elect The 46th President

image from www.billboard.com46 For 46 was created to use the power of music to unseat President Trump in the next election. Launched by former music manager Kyle Frenette, the campaign has already attracted artists like Bon Iver, Patty Griffen, Sylvan Esso and Dashboard Confessional.

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Austin Musicians Test DipJar, A Digital Tip Jar

image from cdn.shopify.comAustin, Texas, is launching a DipJar pilot program that will let fans digitally tip their favorite musicians. The Music and Entertainment Division of the city’s economic development department has provided 10 artists with a DipJar, a device that allows fans to tip artists using a credit or debit card.

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15 Top Earning DJs Of 2019

image from cdn.pixabay.comThe top 15 DJ's on this year's Forbes analysis earned a total of $358 million in pretax earnings in the last 12 months, up from $260 million last year. $272 million of this year's Top 15 DJ income came from its top ten earners.

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Making Emotional Connections With Real Fans Is Your Job, Here Are 5 Ways To Do it

image from cdn.pixabay.comIt's not the number of fans an artist has, but rather their level of commitment that matters, says Ariel Hyatt of CyberPR. It's true fans, those emotionally connected to the artist, that matter. Understanding fan commitment and building an emotional bond are essential to building a meaningful fanbase. Hyatt offers a road map.

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Spotify Posted That Nirvana Is Playing A Concert, Band Members Respond With Humor

image from images-na.ssl-images-amazon.comSpotify accidentally posted that Nirvana was playing a new concert on August 9th at the 450 capacity club Discovery in Ventura, California. That's quite a feat since lead singer Kurt Cobain died in 1994 and the remaining band members have avoided performing together.

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Why We All Need To Make Live Experiences Our Go To Form Of Self-Care

1As most by now know, excessive screen time has been closely linked to stress and feelings of isolation, making the need to "digitally detox" all the more pressing. Here we look at how making lived experiences (looking at you concerts) your go-to form of self-care can drastically improve your well-being

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Live Nation Q2 Report: It's A GREAT Time To Be A Major Concert Promoter

LiveNationTightLive Nation Entertainment has released its latest financial report showing continued strong revenue growth for the second fiscal quarter and first six months of 2019. Live Nation stock rose 2.34% in after-hours trading Thursday.

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Live Nation Acquires Latin Concert Giant OCESA, Ticketmaster Mexico

image from celebrityaccess.comLive Nation has signed a deal to acquire a controlling interest in OCESA Entretenimiento, one of the leading concert promoters in Latin America. OCESA promotes more than 3,100 events for nearly 6 million fans each year in Mexico and Colombia.

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Come Together: Why The Music Industry Must Break Down Data Silos

1In this article, Jeppe Faurfelt breaks down the different data silos which industry artists should be keeping track of, why the distinction between them is so important, and why everyone on an artist's team should have access to all of them.

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Ticketmaster Names Kathryn Frederick Chief Marketing Officer, Adds VPs Partnership, Brand Marketing

image from celebrityaccess.comTicketmaster has named Kathryn Frederick as Chief Marketing Officer to lead the ticketer's marketing, brand, partnership, insights, growth and digital teams.

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Incubus Guitarist Michael Einziger’s Startup Mixhalo Raises $10.7M To Improve Concert Sound Quality

image from assets-global.website-files.comLive music audio startup Mixhalo has raised $10.7 million in Series A funding. The company was co-founded by Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger and his wife, violinist Ann Marie Simpson-Einziger.

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The Difference Between Music Pros And Amateur Musicians

image from cdn.pixabay.comWhile there are plenty of people who would like to be professionals in the music business, transitioning from a hobbyist to an actual professional, regardless of your area in the industry, requires a commitment, hard work, and the ability to follow through - not simply claim you're going to.

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Secrets For Digitally Advertising Around Your Next Tour

1We have reached a point where artists can run digital advertising simultaneously across Facebook, Instagram, and even YouTube with relative ease, but with your budget likely already tight, making every dollar spent on digital advertising go as far as possible is paramount. Here we look at some secrets for getting the most bang for your buck.

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Etsy Acquires Musical Instrument Marketplace Reverb For $275 Million

image from reverb-res.cloudinary.comReverb has a sign a deal to be acquired by Etsy for $275 million. The cash deal for the new and used musical instrument marketplace is expected to be finalized in the third or early fourth quarter of the year.

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Live Nation Helped Sell 88,000 Metallica Tickets On The Secondary Market

image from www.hypebot.comLive Nation directly facilitated the sale of 88,000 Metallica tickets at inflated prices on the secondary ticketing market.  This strong piece of investigative journalism by Billboard's Dave Brooks has finally brought the long-standing practice out into the open.

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TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b568970b-150wiThis week on Hypebot, some of our most popular covered the preservation and return of Aerosmith's first touring van by 'American Pickers' Badash's edging out of BTS curtesy of Google AdWords, how Spotify runs the numbers on an artist's monthly active users, much more!

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The Ups & Downs Of A Life On The Road [INTERVIEW]

Screen Shot 2019-07-17 at 6.14.51 PMWhile a dream of many, a life on the road brings with it countless challenges, temptations, and setbacks, which is why it's so important to have someone with you to steer the ship. Here we talk with a veteran tour manager about how to manage the slings and arrows of touring.

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3 Ways A Mailing List Can Turn Out Fans To Your Show

1Getting people to actually show up at your show can be exhausting, and if you've been at the DIY artist thing for awhile, chances are you've given most attendance tactics a try, from social media blasts to old school postering. At the end of the day, however, the mailing list is the most likely to get potential concert goers off the couch and out of the house.

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How To Book Increasingly Larger Shows Over Time

1Despite how good they may be as performers, many bands struggle with making the transition from playing tiny clubs to large rooms on sought after bills, but toiling away in obscurity can be detrimental to an artist's career, and their moral. Here we look at how to expedite the transition to bigger, fuller venues.

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Concert Ticket Sales Are Down Significantly This Year

1Despite the tumult of the recorded music business, live music was thought to be a bit more of  a blue chip when it came to an otherwise unstable industry, but new data from Pollstar shows that sales of concert tickets have taken a significant dip in comparison to previous years.

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It's Independent Venue Week: 4 Things You Need To Know

5As Independent Venue Week kicks of its second year running, we look at four things you should know, including where the event got its inception, and which artists and venues will be participating.

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Billboard, Bandsintown Partner To Grow Artist and Concert Discovery Across Their Massive Music Platforms

Bandsintown+BillboardBillboard and Bandsintown have announced a multifaceted partnership designed to drive music discovery, fan engagement and sell more tickets. The collaboration launches with the addition of Bandsintown's comprehensive global tour date listings across Billboard and its portfolio of music sites which include Spin, Vibe, and Stereogum.

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How To Stay Healthy On Road: Tips For Touring Artists

3While touring can, for many artists, be a dream come true, it also likely means countless hours on the road trapped in tiny van. Conditions like these can make make maintaining a healthy lifestyle difficult but not, should you take the right precautions, impossible.

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Mastering Your Merch: Music Merchandise Strategies

2Once you've covered the basics of how to go about selling merch at your shows, it's time get a little more into the weeds and actually flesh out a strategy for boosting your merch income and overall profit to the max.

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5 Tips For A Successful Tour [VIDEO]

4As live touring continues to become an increasingly important aspect of a band/artist cultivating a successful music career, more acts are loading up the van with dreams of success, but hitting the road without first planning ahead has derailed many a promising talent's future in the industry.

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16 Types Of Shows We’ve Played On Tour

1In this piece, Ellisa Sun walks us through the experience of dropping everything to go on a completely DIY tour for a year, and the sixteen different types of shows they played during their time time on the road.

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Peter Shapiro To Chair Headcount Voter Registration Effort At Live Music Events

image from www.headcount.orgIndependent music entrepreneur Peter Shapiro has been named Chair of the Board of Directors of HeadCount, the non-partisan nonprofit aimed at registering voters at live music events.

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Garth Brooks To Play Tour Of 7 Dive Bars

image from encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.comCountry superstar Garth Brooks can fill big arenas, but Sunday he announced a 7 city tour of nightclubs to promote “Dive Bar,” his new single with Blake Shelton. Coinciding with National Dive Bar Day, the singer unveiled plans for the tour during a special edition of his live online show Inside Studio G.

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