Web site builder and music marketing platform Bandzoogle has continued to improve it product in ways that serve its growing community of musicians and music companies. Now, the've added robust ticketing alongside music and merch sales on their commission free platform.
The Tralf, as locals call it, has been a fixture on the Buffalo, N.Y. live music scene for decades. But it may be forced to close thanks to a lawsuit filed by the family of a 28 year old doctor who slid down the venue's banister to his death.
It didn't matter as much when streaming music was primarily attracting fan who prefer deep catalog over hits. But as more casual music fans convert to streaming, they are in for some disappoints thanks to 7 major artists who have kept their catalog off Spotify, Apple Music and all on demand streaming services.
Roll Call Records is hoping to hire a day to day manager and Partisan Records is seeking a Director of Marketing. Details and other available jobs on Hypebot's Music Industry Jobs Board.HIRING? Here's how to post your job:
When it comes to Warped Tour, there's quite a bit of competition for fans' merch dollars. Here are a few artists who are setting themselves apart from the crowd with attention getting marketing techniques.
Conventions. Who needs another convention? Well, if you're a professional or artist involved in live entertainment, IEBA has evolved into a must go event. I'm a repeat attendee and beyond the usual panels and networking, I like IEBA because it is an event where real business gets done.
Is the takedown-first approach to copyright infringement really a good option? A recent video featuring the Mayor of Toronto head-bopping to Kanye has been pulled, with little consideration given to fair use.
As companies seek to promote younger and younger stars, they are wary of a minor's ability to disaffirm contracts at any time, and so will take legal steps to guarantee that said company gets what it wants.
[UPDATED] Apple Music launched with an undeniable advantage. More than 55 million U.S. households have at least one iPhone, iPad, iPod or Mac, and millions more use iTunes on a PC. So if even a fraction those users signed up, Apple Music would be a strong competitor. But would they like Apple Music enough to continue to pay?
In this episode of Music Business Podcast, we talk with George Howard, who is an Associate Professor of Management at Berklee College of Music and Head of Music at Music Audience Exchange. We talk to Howard about his recent Forbes article about why people do not want to discover music.
Data created or human curated? Which one music fans will ultimately prefer is being tested at every music service. Most - except Pandora - offer a mix of both approaches, but lean towards one of the other. Spotify launched a new use of data today that could prove to be popular with both fans and creators.
Connecting artists to fans without the middlemen has long been holy grail of the new music industry. Last week, Bkstg, a new player with a substantial pedigree, powerful backers and a major war chest entered the race.
[UPDATED] When it comes to being a musician, there are both hobbyists and professionals. Here are some of the characteristics that the latter exhibit that allow them make a career in the music industry while others only dabble.
The Artists Coalition comes down on Sony, we take a look at how Apple Music measures up to its competition, and Sinead O'Connor declares the death of the music industry. This and other chatter from the week in music.
NPR leaves the Anti-Artist Mic Coalition, GM controversially sponsors Kid Rock's tour, 50 Cent files for bankruptcy, and we take a closer look at Taylor Swift's negotiations with Apple. This and more in our weekly rewind.
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While it offers a lot of exciting new possibilities, Apple Music is new on the scene and some of its features may be unfamiliar. Here we explain five key aspects of the program, helping you to get the most out of this new service.