In this new music economy, pitching to playlists has become an essential part of a musicians promotion, as solid streaming placement can often propel an artist toward major success. Here we look behind the curtain at what the pitching process is actually like when it comes to Apple Music.
The Ninth circuit recently reversed a preexisting verdict on whether or not the iconic "Stairway to Heaven" had stolen from the slightly less well known "Taurus" by the band Spirit. Here Stephen Carlisle digs into the some of the dubious music theory applied in these court proceedings, and looks at how it could affect future cases.
"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!"
The Orchard has named Tim Pithouse Global Head of Artist & Label Services. Pithouse joins Sony owned distributor from Sony Music Australia where he served as General Manager, International Marketing and Artist Development.
Netflix will venture into the world of reality television with the debut of their first unscripted music show, “Westside.” Set to debut on Nov. 9th, “Westside” will follow the stories of nine aspiring artists, including former “American Idol” finalist Pia Toscano, as they try to stage a live performance.
A new report from the IFPI has confirmed suspicions that, yes, a lot a of people are listening to a lot of music, a lot of the time. While this may not be much of a surprise, the annual report does provide some interesting additional data on when and where listeners across the globe are consuming their music.
Soundbetter has paid out more than $12 million to the musicians and production talent that utilize it's platform, most of it in the last 18 months. Soundbetter helps musicians connect with vetted mixing and mastering engineers, singers, songwriters, producers and studio musicians.
Chance The Rapper is holding a press conference "regarding the Chicago Mayoral election" at 10 a.m. CST at City Hall. Current mayor Rahm Emanuel unexpectedly announced that he would not be seeking reelection. On Sunday, Chance also posted a tweet hinting at a potential run for mayor.
AM BRIEF: Spotify Latin Chief Joins WMG • Winamp Returns • Investors Covet Dire Straits Catalog • More
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Classical music powerhouse Naxos of America today joined a growing list of labels and distributors pulling it's 1.8 million track, 80,000 album owned and distributed catalog from eMusic due to " continued non-payment, as well as non-reporting."
Having a website is a hugely important aspect of establishing your brand and web presence as an artist, but that doesn't mean your website can still suck. Here we look at some of the top complaints consumers have had when using artist websites in the past.
The world of digital music marketing is complex and ever shifting, making success in such an area a challenge. That said, there are some things we can do to try and keep up. Here we look at three current marketing trends every entrepreneuring artist ought to be aware of.
.. BEWARE! There are a lot of experts, people who claim to have figured IT out and those with guaranteed methods to get there faster. This week the Music Biz Weekly podcast is all about the old saying... if it's too good to be true, it is. There is no substitute for hard work and putting in the time and effort.
The statistics for women in country music could not be more stark. Of the Top 50 songs on country radio in the week of October 1st, just six were performed by women. Look beyond radio to streaming and other forms of consumption, and the numbers are even more dramatic.
Artists and record labels are losing $2.7 billion in revenue each year because many small business owners use their $10 per month personal accounts to stream music in their retail shops and cafes, rather than pay for a $35 per month commercial license.
One the great headaches of operating as a DIY musician results from the challenge of booking a lineup of shows, whether it's a a single festival slot of populating a an entire tour, it can all be made easier by increasing your band's "bookability".
A complete list of all the deadlines and dates for the 2019 Grammy Awards including nominations, voting and the celebration itself. First round voting begins this week. The 61st annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.
As streaming continues to establish itself as the dominant form of music consumption, we're taking a look at the state of radio in 2018, and how American's love affair with listening on the road has helped keep radio alive as a viable portion of the market.
Mixcloud has signed a multi-year direct licensing agreement with Universal Music Group. Under the deal, UMG artists will be compensated for use of their music on Mixcloud's ad-supported and yet-to-launch subscription crowdsourced radio platform.
Apple has acquired streaming analytics startup Asaii to bolster Apple Music. First word of the deal came when Asaii founder and CEO Sony Theakanath changed his Linkedin to reflect his employment at Apple Music.
MON. BRIEF: Apple Buys Asaii Music Analytics • Mixcloud Signs UMG • BMG Acquires World Circuit • More
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This week in music commentary, we heard the industry's reaction to the passage of the Music Modernization Act, how broadcast radio is innovating in 2018, how a political Taylor Swift really feels after all these years, and more.
This week our tips and advice for the music industry's scrappy self-starters covers the importance of maintaining rights to your masters, how to keep your music on a playlist, the best way to get started with email newsletters, and more.
This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared articles on the difference between ticket brokers and ticket resellers, how to bring happiness into your life using music, how to run a band from a project management perspective, and more.
It's been a busy week for the music industry, so we're taking a moment to check back on some of the major events from the past seven days, including the American Music Awards hitting an all time low, some key stats from Spotify's 10th anniversary, the dismissal of Coachella's radius clause lawsuit, and much more!
Some of the top articles on Hypebot this week covered the historic signing of the Music Modernization Act, Spotify's most streamed songs from the past twenty years, why the EP is edging out the LP, and more!
Radio streaming service Pandora and popular photo sharing platform Snapchat recently unveiled an exciting new partnership where users of both platforms will be able to share their Pandora listening habits over Snapchat, all in hopes of increasing engagement.
A song and video inspired by Trump's post-Kavanaugh comments that it's "a scary time to be a boy," has gone viral. Texas A &M instructor Lynzy Lab wrote and record "A Scary Time" which has 11.2 million views on Twitter and 121K retweets along with more than a 1.1 million YouTube views and countless more via Facebook.