In celebration of AmericanaFest 2018, Noisetrade here conducts a group interview with artists including Amanda Shires, Tommy Emmanuel, Erik Koskinen, Them Coulee Boys about the festival and the genre itself.
Spotify recently gave users the ability to submit their music to officially curated playlists, and as any artist knows, getting your music on these coveted can do wonders for you popularity and exposure. Here we look at how to determine eligibility and the submission process itself.
71% of professionals said that they are at least somewhat more productive when music is playing at work. Pop, rock and country songs were the leading boost producing genres, according to the survey of 1000 workers by Accountemps.
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An official email sent to the offices of all U.S. Senators on Monday evening stating that the Music Modernization act had officially been hotlined, began a 24 hour countdown for a voice vote by the full Senate late on Tuesday or early on Wednesday.
Small businesses make the music industry go round, and whether you're a record label, marketing agency, or management company, we here offer five essential tips for achieving success as a small music business in 2018.
Most streaming platforms have seen their share of woes, but perhaps none more so than TIDAL, which has been plagued with a flagging user base and numerous legal issues. A new partnership with Sprint could change things around for the platform, however, and give TIDAL a fighting chance.
When spreading the gospel of you latest release, you have to strike a delicate balance between full on promotion and cultivating a genuine connection with fans. One platform which makes this easier is Instagram, whose story feature allows artists to wear both hats.
Spotify will launch across the Middle East and North Africa this upcoming November. According to a leaked internal email, the streaming service, which joins rivals Anghami, Deezer and Apple Music who are already operating in these markets, will be headquartered in Dubai.
Last week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at articles on quitting the music industry to join your local scene, how to deal with and hopefully prevent arthritis as a musician, how to get more gigs for your band, and more.
Pandora has just added The Drop, a personalized playlist for Premium listeners. The new feature uses machine learning to create a custom-built playlist from the artists the user plays the most, alongside new artists. The daily playlist automatically updates as soon as new music is released.
UPDATE: The Music Modernization Act is being fast tracked for a voice vote in the Senate. It's a bold strategy that could backfire if even one Senator votes no. Despite earlier reports, it is now unlikely that the vote will happen today.
[UPDATED] Warner Music Group continues to diversify beyond recorded music with the $180 million acquisition of EMP Merchandising, a major European specialty music and entertainment merchandise e-tailer. EMP is currently owned by Sycamore Partners, a New York City private equity firm.
While YouTube certainly has received plenty of negative attention from the music industry over the years, due in large part to its failure to pay fair royalties to artists. It has a least been good for promoting music discovery thanks in large part to user generated content, something which Bobby Owsinski says the EU's copyright reform could make harder.
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Half the users of Spotify's free ad supported tier convert to Premium paid users, if they stay engaged, Barry McCarthy, Spotify Chief Financial Officer said in an interview at the Goldman Sachs 27th Annual Communacopia Conference Friday.
We've been keeping the music industry's indy self-starters up to speed on the latest music industry tips this week, with advice on promo tools that will stop fans in their tracks, four things music promoters should know about Instagram geotagging, the best way to utilize samples in your tracks without wrecking the mix, and more!
Here we check back in on major news in the music industry from the past seven days including the departure of Spotify's head of marketing (the ninth industry exec to step down in the past 18 months), what a deal between Spotify and Nielsen could mean for artists, BMI's bumper year, and much, much more!
This week on Hypebot, the articles most frequently perused by our readers looked at some different way to think about releasing music, significant changes coming to apple with the rollout of iOS 12, and end to 'Safe Harbor' in the EU, and more.
While you may think you have everything ready to go for a release as far as your marketing campaign and advertising plan are concerned, getting the attention of fans (or potential fans) can sometimes require an extra push. Here we look at promo tools that will grab consumers by the throat and hold their attention.
Instagram is an incredibly valuable and effective social media marketing tool, and while most music promoters already have a regularly established strategy when it comes to the photo sharing platform, they could be leaving out a key piece: Geotagging.
One of the most valuable types of data for artists and labels is demographic information on exactly who is listening to their music. This is why a new deal being struck between Spotify and Nielsen Research could have implications for not just advertisers, but also artists.
Amazon Music jumps into the streaming exclusives game with a new "Produced By" series. The legendary Al Green's first new recording in more than a decade was released yesterday as part of the series produced Matt Ross-Span.
Arthritis is hugely prevalent in the population, and one of the primary causes of disability in adults. The lifestyle of musicians makes them particularly prone to this ailment due to the repetitive strain practicing and performing can put on one's joints. Here we look at how to keep arthritis at bay, and cope more effectively with it as a condition.
A new lawsuit pits Scooter Braun, who manages Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber against recently departed Storify executive and former Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter. Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Management Holdings has filed suit against Troy Carter, his wife and his company Atom Factory for fraud and breach after Carter allegedly defaulted on a $10 million loan.
BMI has reported record revenue of $1.199 billion for the fiscal year ending June 30th. The PRO distributed and administered a record $1.118 billion in royalties to its songwriters, composers and publishers, an increase of $95 million, or 9% higher than the previous year.