A number of key execs have exited Twitter in recent months, so it should come as no surprise that the company's head of music, Bob Moczydlowsky, is also headed for the door. But does Moz's departure from Twitter signal something more?
As both an artist and a savvy business person, Bjork has always done things differently. The release of her new album "Vulinicura" is no exception. You won't find it on Spotify for now, but that could change...
Good PR isn't cheap. Nor is it free. If you can't afford a legit PR campaign, then chances are you might not be ready for it... but at the same time, it's also extremely difficult to elevate yourself or your band without some good PR behind you.
If you were approached about the use of your music in a TV Show and/or Film, would you know what questions to ask regarding synchronization rights? If you're not 100% certain you know the questions and their answers now would be a good time to do your homework.
Britain feted the music industry last night with the broadcast of the 35th annual Brit Awards with Ed Sheeran taking top honors for the evening. Sheeran won awards for British Album of the year and British Solo Artist.
Kobalt made a name for itself with innovative and transparent tech solutions for artists and rights holders. Now Google Ventures and an impressive group of tech investors have taken notice and just invested $60 million in the company.
[UPDATE 2] The centerpiece of today's Spotify web upgrade is a Lyrics button that delivers lyrics from MusixMatch scrolling across the screen karaoke style. (see video below) But the new feature may place Spotify in violation of U.S. copyright law, according to Joseph C Vangieri, CEO of karaoke provider DigiTrax.
U2's automatic installation of "Songs of Innocence" may have had Apple customers throwing temper tantrums, but a recent study presents data that suggests 95% of iOS users who listened to U2 in the month of January sampled songs from the new album.
Apple made big news last week by hiring one of the music’s best tastemakers, Zane Lowe, the preeminent DJ on BBC Radio 1 who has introduced the world to artists like Arctic Monkeys, Gnarls Barkley, Adele and Sam Smith.
It is often said that those that can, do and those who cannot, teach. Thankfully, the music industry is filled with people that can "do" very well and now want to teach. But getting that business off of the ground can be a difficult task.
As we reported yesterday, international recording industry trade body IFPI has declared that by summer Friday at 12.01 AM will be the new official date and time for new global music releases. Friday is already new release day in Germany and Australia, but the shift means big changes in the US, UK and elsewhere.
A quick look at album sales will tell you that increasingly we live in a world where the single song is king and the album is feeling unnecessary. According to the RIAA, album sales fell 11% last year after falling about the same the year before, and there’s no sign of a turnaround.
Dispensing best practices for establishing, reaching, and growing your tribe, Seth Godin, an entrepreneur, marketer, and keynote speaker, speaks to the spirit of independent musicians and music industry professionals more than one might originally suspect.
PIZICATO is a newly launched digital donation website connecting fans with their favorite musicians, enabling them to send untaxed donations to help compensate artists by directly funding the music they love.
Cell phone overuse at concerts is as annoying for musicians as it is for the other fans. To combat the trend, Marky Ramone as created the Smartphone Swatter and shares his tips for for using it in this video.
For the third consecutive year, BET Networks and AEG are partnering to bring BET Experience to L.A. LIVE June 25 – 28, 2015. A four day event, attendees will have the opportunity to experience a plethora of music and comedy concerts, entertaining and interactive activations at the free Fan Festival.