Live Nation has pulled the plug on a company unit that produced video content for advertising. According to the New York Post, sources said the division, a joint venture with Vice Media, had 12 employees, who have all lost their jobs.
Musicians and music marketers are just beginning to discover how to properly use the many live video that are suddenly available from Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and more. But it's clear that they offer a powerful way to connect with fans, as Rihanna proved during last night's Instagram Live feed.
Once you've got your music ready to go, the costs of making a record may quickly cause you to turn to crowdfunding, but doing so successfully is no easy task, and will necessitate massive amounts of persistence and hard work.
Spotify is reportedly getting close to finally signing new deals with the major labels; and if those same sources are correct, it will be at a lower per stream royalty rate. How did Spotify go from pariah to partner deserving of a sweetheart deal?
Here Ryan Kairalla explores the idea of hypercreation, and why musicians should now work to make as much quality music as often as they can in order to achieve success in an industry where music creation is cheaper and easier than ever before.
Twenty three music industry and musician trade group have joined together to battle President Trump's March 6th Executive Order to implement new screening, visa issuance, and admissions procedures for the citizens of 6 Middle Eastern countries.
Creating the best music in the world is no good if no one ever hears it. Here we look at key ways in which independent artists on a budget can take proactive steps to effectively promote their music using a social media and a personal website.
Warner Music Group has launched a new imprint, Artists To Watch Records, that will identify singles with the potential to become global streaming hits; and the record company already has its first success story.
As a member of A2IM, Bandcamp made a pitch to serve the association's many independent label members. The blog post offers an interesting insight into how the company has grown from being a quirky, friendly and cost effective indie artist toolkit into a robust music industry services provider.
Here we explore the newfound success of R&B/soul singer Khalid, as well as the persistence of the theme of geographical location in his music, with much of the music on his debut album American Teen centering around the border city of El Paso Texas.
Business is booming at CD Baby, Bandcamp, Tunecore, Bandzoogle and a host of other service providers for DIY musicians. But from Chance The Rapper to Stormzy and beyond, we are also witnessing a new chapter in artist self-development: The Post-DIY Music Era.
MusiComms, an organization focused at the nexus of the music and communications industries, has announced that their inaugural event, MusiComms 2017, will be held this September 11th in Washington, D.C. at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
Apple usually creates apps and other products that enhance its own product ecosystem. But Clips, announced today, empowers the creation of short creative video clips made to share on outside social networks. Or is Apple creating the tools it needs to launch its own social channel?
While the onset of the digital age has made many aspects of networking in the music industry easier, it has also made the publicizing of credits that much more challenging, meaning it can be harder for engineers and producers to find clients.
In this piece we hear from the founders of Mutualism UK, a growing scene based 50 miles outside of Manchester, as they discuss the origins of the organization, the challenges of growing in a small town, and what their goals for the future are.
Clothing retailer Urban Outfitters and their affiliate Free People are facing legal action from Coachella organizers Goldenvoice, for allegedly trying to capitalize on the festival's brand. According to the Los Angeles Times, the lawsuit centers on several items in Free People's catalog: the “Coachella Boot,” “Coachella Mini Dress,” “Coachella Pocket Tank” and “Coachella Valley Tunic.”
After noticing a pattern of artists trying to avoid revealing their age and/or a pre-existing amount of time spent trying to make it in the industry, Chris Robley decided to examine whether obvious age and experience are truly a liability in the music business.
Known for cultivating a strong positive connection with his fans, Ed Sheeran appears to have taken things one step further by going to bat for a fan who recently posted a video of herself covering a Sheeran song to Facebook, only to have it taken down and her account suspended.