How Playlist Pitching Really Works On Apple Music

2In 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.

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Stairway To Nowhere: Court Flips Verdict Led Zeppelin's Favor

1The 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.

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How To Promote A Tour Before And During It With No Money [Kosha Dillz]

Kosha Dillz"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!"

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Netflix To Launch Unscripted Music Reality Show

image from celebrityaccess.comNetflix 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.

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Consumers Worldwide Still Listen To A Lot Of Music Says IFPI Study

1A 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.

 

 

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Soundbetter Paid $12M To Musicians, Producers In 18 Months

image from www.anomalymusicgroup.comSoundbetter 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.

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Is Chance The Rapper Running For Chicago Mayor? News Conference Today

image from pbs.twimg.comChance 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.

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3 Digital Marketing Trends You Need To Know

2The 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.

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If It's Too Good To Be True, It Is

too good.. 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.

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Female Performers Get Just 5% Of Country Music Consumption

No-womenThe 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.

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$2.7B Yearly Loss From Illegal Music Streaming By Businesses

Money on fireArtists 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.

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Radio In The Time Of Streaming: Chartmetric’s RadioWave Top 300 Data

1As 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.

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Mixcloud Inks Universal Music Group Direct Licensing Deal

Mixcloud-logo (1)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.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Tickets • Happiness From Music • Band Project Management • More

MTTRecapNewThis 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.

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

6a01b7c7aa2d2b970b01b7c907b5d7970b-100wiIt'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!

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'A Scary Time' (For Boys) Goes Viral For Lynzy Lab

image from pbs.twimg.comA 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.

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