43% of all women under 40 have experienced unwanted sexual behavior at a UK music festival, according to a new survey by the Press Association. Anecdotal evidence puts the figure as high or higher in the U.S.
When submitting music for radio, musicians will, at some point in the process, hit a brick wall. Here we look at straight forward breakdown of how to submit your music in a way that increases your chances of it getting picked up.
[PIAS] co-founder Michel Lambot looks at how the economic structure of media consumption has shifted over time to one of renting vs. owning; and how tech companies bypassing record labels to make direct deals with artists is the next logical step in this progression.
YouTube's newest subscription service, YouTube Music, is now available to all users in the U.S, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea, in addition to 12 new countries: Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
Garrison Snell CEO of Crosshair Music and Gyrosity Projects joins Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on the Music Biz Weekly podcast to discuss the self-service platform, Crosshair Music, for submitting music to playlists. Their mission is to affordably connect musicians directly to the playlist curators and social influencers who can help grow their audiences. But does it work?
The recorded music industry has been on the up and up for the past few years, seeing double digit growth thanks to the magic of streaming. As with so many good things, however, doomsayers at Sony are predicting this precipitous growth will soon come to an end.
Elektra Music Group is launching as a stand-alone, fully staffed label group under Warner Music Group's Atlantic Records Group umbrella. It will bring together Elektra, Fueled By Ramen (FBR), Roadrunner, Low Country Sound, and Black Cement Records, which will each be nurtured as a unique label brand.
Earning a living from music alone is no easy task, but can be done, particularly if you're willing to get your musical fingers in a few different pies. Here we look at the top five side jobs musicians can while still focusing on music.
ALTERNATIVE TAKE: In a rather archaic approach to battling piracy has once again been proposed by the Canadian music industry in the form of "smartphone tax" aimed at recouping alleged potential revenue lost at the hands of piracy.
"Everything Is Love" by The Carters, the first joint release by Beyoncé and Jay-Z, is now available to stream on Spotify, Pandora and Amazon Music. The roll out to other music services comes less that 36 hours after the album was released as a Tidal streaming exclusive. LISTEN:
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Beyoncé and Jay-Z surprised fans and the industry with the release of their first joint album on Saturday afternoon. The announcement came at the end of the duo’s London show on their joint "On the Run Tour II" with the casual announcement: “Album Out Now.”
Commentators inside the music industry this week weighed in on whether playlists are ruining album sales or helping them, why Senator Ron Wyden's claim that he's pro-artist is bogus, important lessons about music and radio learned from Anthony Bourdain, and much, much more.
Our advice for the independent self-starters in the music industry this week covered how to give your album that perfect flow, how to grow superfans from the ground up, the best technique for landing your music on a playlist, how to make your merch pop, and so much more!