the new music industry

Artist’s guide to contacting brands for sponsorships, collaboration

In the still unstable music economy, collaborating with and getting sponsored by brands is one of the most lucrative opportunities for bands and musicians, regardless of where you’re at in. Continue reading

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You bought fake followers: What to do NOW!

With so much value now being put on streaming numbers and social media metrrics, the promise of buying followers as a means towards rapid artist growth enticing, but the devastating. Continue reading

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10 minutes with Royal Potato Family label [Interview]

Here Kevin Calabro of Royal Potato Family (a New York-based independent record label, now celebrating it’s twelfth year) discusses the origins of the unique label, and where it and it’s. Continue reading

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SoundExchange distributions grew 4% to $947M last year

SoundExchange announced today that despite the pandemic it had distributed $947 million in performance royalties to creators during the fiscal year 2020. That’s a $39 million increase from 2019, marking. Continue reading

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Tips for making your daily music listening more enjoyable

In addition to creating and marketing music, it’s important to remember just how enjoyable actually sitting down to listen to music is, not to mention the boon it can be. Continue reading

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Free Webinar Today: Why every songwriter needs to join The Mechanical Licensing Collective

The Mechanical Licensing Collective is presenting a free webinar today for self-administered songwriters who have yet to join. Today, Tuesday, June 22 at 11 a.m. CT PM ET and hosted. Continue reading

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Your Morning Coffee Podcast #45: Great record stores • Amazon rethinks radio • the next Spotify • more

Episode #45 of the “Your Morning Coffee: Weekly News for the New Music Business” podcast with hosts Jay Gilbert and Mike Etchart Episode is live. Episode #45 Highlights On this latest. Continue reading

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New music industry Report Card rates companies on commitment to social justice

A new study published by the Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC) takes a comprehensive look at music industry efforts to promote equality. Just one year after many major music companies. Continue reading

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NFT Guide for smaller musicians

Even if you haven’t been paying attention to what’s going in the arts/tech sector, you’re likely familiar with Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTS) and how lucrative they’ve been for high-profile bands and. Continue reading

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6 dos, don’ts for being a successful independent artist

Here, Disctopia offers an insider view of the challenges and struggles independent artists face climbing the ladder to success, and offers some guidance on how to succeed in an industry. Continue reading

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