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Once Promising Nashville Music Tech Startup Dart Music Selling Assets In Chapter 11

image from www.celebrityaccess.comDart Music, once considered the most promising tech startup in the Nashville music scene, has begun the process of selling off their assets after filing for bankruptcy protection in February.

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PWR BTTM Pulled Off Streaming Services, Dropped By Label, Managment After Sexual Assault Allegations

Pwr bttmOnce promising alt-rockers PWR BTTM has been pulled from the major streaming services and dropped by their label and management in the wake of sexual assault allegations against co-founder Ben Hopkins.

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Thaddeus Rudd Of Mom+Pop Music On Label-Artist-Manager Relationships, Industry's Future [INTERVIEW]

DownloadIn this interview, Thaddeus Rudd of one of the world's best respected indie labels, Mom+Pop Music about his career highlights, how someone looking to get involved in the music industry today should proceed, and what he anticipates for the future of the music business.

 

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At Music Biz 2017? Don't Miss My On Stage Interview with A2IM CEO Richard Burgess

MusicBiz 2017I'll be in Nashville most of this week for the annual Music Biz convention. This Thursday May 18th at 3:45 PM, as part of the Hypebot and Music Biz Indie Music Forum, I'll be interviewing Richard Burgess, the CEO if the American Association Of Independent Music (A2IM) live on stage.

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Pandora May Sell Ticketfly To Refocus On Streaming

Pandora-new-logo-image-001Pandora is exploring the sale of ticket seller Ticketfly. Purchased for $335 million in 2015, Ticketfly combined with Pandora was touted as a game changer.  But given Ticketmaster's dominant position, the  pairing has proven to be more good PR than great business.

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Latest "Twist" In Prince "Dancing Baby" Saga

twist[UPDATED] "Let's Go Crazy" and take a legal dive into the ongoing saga of the infamous Prince "Dancing Baby" YouTube case, circa 2008. Stephen Carlisle examines a brief stating that the 9th Circuit Court of appeals, along with everyone else, got it wrong, but that the Supremes (court, not singing group) should take up the case.

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SoundExchange Expands Mission With Acquisition Of CMRRA, The Harry Fox Of Canada

Sound-exchange-logoSoundExchange has broaden its mission with the acquisition of the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA), a licensing collective representing 85% of songs recorded and broadcast in Canada.

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Rank On Google: How To Manage SEO For Events

1Although about 5-10% of an event's ticket sales result from people searching for the event, getting to this point requires concerted effort and careful search engine optimization on the part of the organizer. Here we look at some techniques for ensuring that your event appears at the top of a potential ticket buyers search results.

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President Trump Comments On L. A. Reid Sexual Harassment Claims [VIDEO]

tShortly after Sony confirmed L.A. Reid's abrupt departure from Epic Records, multiple reports of sexual harassment by the former top executive surfaced in the media. Having been the target of similar claims, President Trump decided to comment.

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How To Create A Successful Music Business By Teaching Online

IDELT-Core-ProgramAs the online learning industry continues to grow, more people are now able to make a living through teaching online. The music industry is no exception, and here we look at seven steps those interested in teaching online courses can get started building a business.

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Lawsuit That Claims Fyre Festival Sent Cease And Desist Letters To Online Critics Doesn't Show Actual Proof

1Although plenty of lawsuits have come out of the luxury music festival turned disaster that was Fyre Festival 2017, one recent such suite is alleging that Fyre Festival threatened social media posters with cease-and-desist letters for negative posts regarding the festival, although the evidence behind it seems fairly flimsy.

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Sony Confirms L.A. Reid's Exit In 6 Terse Words, As Multiple Sexual Harassment Claims Emerge

L.A. ReidTwo days after it became public that L.A. Reid was exiting his position as the head of Epic Records, Sony finally confirmed the change in a 6 word statement: “L.A. Reid will be leaving the company.”

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Securing Brand Sponsorship • Things Singer/Songwriters Need To Fix • Music Rating System • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d1b7a85c970c-150wiOn MusicThinkTank this week, we explored how to secure brand sponsorship as a musician, the top five things every singer/songwriter needs to stop doing, and the launch of new music rating system.

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