The New Music Seminar has announced it's Artist on the Verge (AOV) Class of 2015. The 100 artists comprising this year's class have showed positive career momentum and remain unsigned to any major or major independent label.
Musicians and creative cultural contributorsrallied behind Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, in an open letter thanking him for his unwavering commitment to strong net neutrality rules, penned prior to the Commission's vote on February 26th.
Most people do not know if a certain video or photo will be viral until its all over the internet and everyone is taking about it. But making something go viral is something that takes skill and a bit of luck.
If you aim to accomplish something with your smartphone or mobile device, odds are, "there's an app for that." In a fast paced and continually evolving market, it's hard to choose what to use. The following article provides an overview of key players in today's music industry.
A federal court in Maryland ruled in favor of Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE:LYV) and dismissed all claims in a lawsuit filed in 2009 by indie promoter Seth Hurwitz' It's My Party, Inc., and It's My Amphitheatre, Inc. The lawsuit alleged violations of federal and state antitrust laws.
YouTube multichannel networks (MCNs) like Maker, Machinima, and Fullscreen have reshaped the business of online video, but there's still one dicey area that hasn't yet been worked out to everyone's satisfaction - the music that accompanies many of those videos. Read more from Bobby Owsinski.
Birdman won big last night at the 87th Annual Academy Awards claiming the Oscar for Best Picture, but many musicians made noteworthy statements on stage with their live performances. Shazam compiled data from throughout the awards show, releasing the Top Shazamed Musical Performances of the 2015 Academy Awards.
A new Billboard expose uses court filings to offer a look inside the messy 2012 split between TuneCore and two of its founders Jeff Price and Peter Wells. During the weeks following, Price and Wells maintained that they had been treated unfairly; while Tunecore and its investors remained steadfastly silent.
In an industry where musicians are constantly vying for any source of substantial income, CD Baby's rights management service known as CD Baby Pro forges ahead into 2015 with promise worthy of indie artist's attention.
Being an emerging artist, you learn very quickly that success is dependent on how much you hustle. Networking with promoters, connecting with fans, and performing great shows are a lot of work. But how do you know if you are getting all you can get out of the hard work you put in?
When BBC Radio One DJ Zane Loweannounced an unexpected move to Apple, Mark Mulligan interpreted that as writing on the wall. Take a closer look at the shifts happening within the streaming service sector and what they could mean for the industry as a whole in this guest post from Music Industry Blog.
Musicians unhappy with the size of their payments from streaming music services have meant an ongoing public relations nightmare for Spotify, Pandora and their competitors. Attempts to plead for patience, explain the complex math and blame the record labels have all fallen on deaf ears. So the music streamers have each hatched a plan to win over artists without increasing payouts. They're promising to help them...
2014 was the year many of us realized that Spotify and other streaming services aren’t doing right by our favorite artists, but breaking it off can be hard. Peter Getty explores new ways to discover music in 2015 on PeterGettyMusic.com