"I interviewed 54 women at Coachella, and they all said they had been sexually harassed."

Coachella logo"During the 10 hours I was reporting on this story, I was groped 22 times," writes Vera Papisova in Teen Vogue. Sexual misconduct is a too-common experience for women at music festivals. One survey found that more than 90% of female concertgoers have been harassed at a music festival or show. 

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3 Ways Promoters Rely On Artists To Market Live Shows

1While there may have once been a time when a performance was all that was asked of performer, promoters and venues who do so now are wasting a huge marketing opportunity. Here we look at three key ways in which event marketers should involve artists in promoting their shows.

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Music Modernization Act: Payday Built On Bad Policy [Op-Ed]

Music Modernization PerilThe Music Modernization Act appears poised to pass in Congress with both bipartisan support and the approval of most music industry trade groups. But the sweeping bill still has its critics, including the DC based non-profit public interest group Public Knowledge.

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#DeleteFacebook Is Dead: Here's Why [David Deal]

1While The Zuck and his team at Facebook have certainly been marinating in hot water over the past weeks, and the social media network does have a host of issues to worry about, a hemorrhaging of users as a result of the #deleteFacebook campaign isn't one of them. Here we look at why.

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100M Pay For Amazon Prime, 10's Of Millions Stream Music

AmazonAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos has revealed the number paid Amazon Prime subscribers for the first time. More than 100 million globally now pay for the combination of  fast free shipping and streaming content, according to a letter sent to investors yesterday.

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Why Your Band Should Accept Credit Cards & How To Do It

1While once upon a time credit cards were only accepted at major businesses this is no longer the case, and many consumers don't even bother to carry cash or checks with them. In this piece we explore why it's essential for bands and artists to accept credit cards, and how they can go about doing so.

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Blockchain Music Startup VEZT Adds All Star Advisors, CSO

VEZT logoVEZT, the blockchain powered marketplace that lets fans share ownership with artists in their favorite songs, has announced an advisory board packed with music industry leaders and the hiring of Swedish producer and music tech investor Andreas Carlsson as Chief Strategy Officer.

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20 Creative Marketing Resources For Bands And Artists On A Budget

1With most most musicians who are just starting out, money is typically scarce, and amassing the necessary resources to achieve success is no easy feat. Here we look at twenty creative marketing resources available to artists on the cheap.

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Music Modernization Act Sails Through House Judiciary Committee

1While copyright and licensing law have a lot of catching up to do to be brought into the digital age, the Music Modernization Act's passage by the House Judiciary Committee brings reform much closer. Here we look at what's inside this package of bills.

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Razor & Tie Co-Founders Launch New Label RT Industries

image from images-na.ssl-images-amazon.comRazor & Tie co-founders Craig Balsam and Cliff Chenfeld have launched a new music venture, RT Industries, after selling their successful indie label to Concord last year. Their new label is dedicated to curating, developing and marketing classic recordings with the same level of care and attention regardless of era or genre.

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Spotify (NYSE:SPOT) To Report Q1 Results May 2

Spotify New $Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE:SPOT) will report its first quarter 2018 financial results on Wednesday, May 2nd, after the market closes. It is the first time that the music streamer has reported financial results since going public earlier this month.

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Gigs No Longer Just For Musicians: How A Society Of Starving Artists Is Being Created By The Gig Economy

1In this piece George Howard explores how the music industry, the original gig business, should serve as a cautionary example to the other industries as they begin to shift towards a gig based economy.

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Eminem Dishes Up Mom’s Spaghetti At Coachella

image from celebrityaccess.comBefore his performance to close out Coachella on Sunday night, Eminem tried his hand at something new – selling pasta at an onsite pop-up restaurant. Eminem’s food stand, “Moms Spaghetti,” sold pasta with sides including garlic bread, meatballs, and mozzarella.

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A&R Meets AI: Why Your Next Label Rep Could Be A Robot

1While record label talent scouting may have seemed like one bastion of the industry that was safe from artificial intelligence, Warner Music Group clearly feels differently, having recently acquired Sodatone, a startup which uses technology to identify unsigned talent.

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