ReverbNation was among the first online companies to attract and serve a large numbers of developing artists. They've continued to add new products and innovate, but are now testing the potential of their reach in a new way with the announcement of an artist development incubator.
Rapper and business mogulJay-Z has an old idea that he’d like to try out on the new music business. Prior to the official announcement of his acquisition of the Swedish streaming music service Aspiro, the magnate held a giant pow-wow with some of the movers and shakers of the music business during Grammy week in February.
Music managers have always been the quarterback of any artist's team. But in the new digital landscape, they're increasingly playing other important positions, as well. Now the National Conference of Personal Managers is honoring some of the business' best.
Broadcast radio is asking the FCC to be allowed to accept payments to play songs with minimal disclosure. If you find that as abhorrent as we do, its time to speak out. As David Lowery wrote, "Let’s not let the bastards get away with this." Here's some background and how to get involved.
YouTube is so popular that it was bound to attract competitors; and just-launched Vessel may have found the Google owned video giant's achilles heal - low payouts to creators. Along with details, here's how to check out Vessel for one year completely free. But you need to act fast.
The major labels have long seen Grooveshark as the enemy, launching lawsuits and shutting the music streamer out wherever they could. Now they've found a new ally in their ongoing battle with Grooveshark - Google.
YouTube has released a collection of music videos, behind the scenes interviews, and other exclusive content featuring the 2015 YouTube Music Awards recipients as a part of the 2015 YouTube Music Awards Show, presented by Kia.
The Allocation for Music Producer Act (AMP) will be presented to Congress this week with bipartisan support. The bill aims to redistribute digital royalties in a way that fairly compensates producers, mixers, and engineers.
YouTube Cards allows musicians to raise funds, sell merchandise, beef up your mailing lists, announce new tour dates, and drive video views. Have you tried YouTube Cards? Here's how they can make a difference for you.
Independent music publishing and rights management company ole has acquired music marketing agency Jingle Punks in a transaction that the companies say creates one of the world’s largest production music libraries.
Both artists and their loyal listeners have expressed disdain about artist payouts (or lack thereof) - but why are streaming services like Spotify, who are seemingly so successful, paying the artists that attract listeners so little? Jack Stratton tries to calculate an answer.
Berklee College of Music's inaugural Women's Empower Symposium, will welcome a host of female role models to discuss various topics, showcase entrepreneurialism in the music industry, and generate debate on the subject of gender diversity in the music industry.
Sponsorships are a mutually-beneficial relationship wherein two (or more) product-based companies market their products via the support and approval of the other. Are you networking with companies that could help you build your career?
Apparently, Jay-Z and I have something in common besides the love of an occasional cigar. Neither of us liked the strange name WiMP for a music service. So, as of today, the WiMP brand is being retired before the ink is even dry on Jay's $56 million contract to buy it.
YouTube monetization and micro-licensing have become essential sources of income for a growing number of artists and labels. Now smart startups like Rumbefish are creating the tools to manage, track and monetize these new outlets.