BREXIT: How End of Free Movement Will Affect All Musicians

2As 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.

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Rihanna Rejects Superbowl Slot To Support Colin Kaepernick

RihannaRihanna 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.

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VR: Real Future Of Live Music Or Another Shiny Distraction?

2While 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.

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SoundCloud Makes DJ's Lives Easier with Native Instruments, Serato, Virtual DJ, DEX3, Mixvibes, Hercules Integrations

SoundCloud_logo (1)SoundCloud has partnered with Native Instruments, Serato, Virtual DJ, DEX3, Mixvibes and Hercules, to connect its music catalog with these popular DJ performance software platforms.

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How To Hire Great People As A DIY Artist

1While 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.

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How To Promote A Tour Before And During It With No Money [Kosha Dillz]

Kosha Dillz"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!"

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The Difference Between Ticket Brokers, Ticket Resellers

1The 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.

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Artist Growth CEO Matt Urmy Discusses Company’s Rapid Ascension [INTERVIEW]

1The 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.

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Class Action Filed Against Eventbrite Over Ticketfly Hack

Eventbrite_wordmark_orangeEventbrite 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.

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Big v Small: How To Decide Which Cities To Focus On During Your Tour

2If 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.

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Spotify, Live Nation Add Dates For RapCaviar Live

image from celebrityaccess.comSpotify 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.

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IEBA Live Music Industry Award Winners 2018

image from www.ieba.orgThe 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.

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Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys, Michael Stipe, More Confirmed For ‘Protest Kavanaugh’ Event

image from celebrityaccess.comErykah 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.

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Why Basic Shows Frequently Aren't Enough To Make An Impact

1As 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.

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Can Airbnb Concerts And Sofar Sounds Revolutionize The Live Concert Industry?

1After 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".

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3 Effective Techniques For Connecting With Your Audience

1Unless 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.

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Live Nation Survey Reaffirms "The Power Of Live" Music

Live NationLive 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.

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3 Reasons You Should Be Using Facebook Advertising

1New 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.

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