Instagram showed tremendous growth in 2014, ultimately edging out Twitter to claim it's place as the second-largest social network in the US.eMarketer has just released a forecast for Instagram projecting the platform to be 106.2 millions users strong in 2018.
With streaming services pushing the paid subscription model, profit for those company's should be growing - but not only are the streaming music giants not making money, they're losing it. Who is to blame?
Less than 48 hours after launching on patronage platform Patreon, 2100 supporters of Amanda Palmer have pledged more than $20,000 "per thing" - an ongoing stream of songs, videos, writings and other creations.
Little tweaks in your social media strategyand simple messages, tweets, or emails can make a surprisingly large impact on your music career. And those little changes can add up to something game-changing.
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Yet again, Amanda Palmer and her legion of loyal fans are blazing a trial of support for the arts; not just for herself, but for all musicians and creators. Less than a day her new Patreon campaign has attracted almost 1600 patrons.
In many ways, YouTube’s dominance in the online video space familiarly echoes Apple’s historic dominance in the downloads market – plenty wish to compete given such an obvious demand, but few companies are capable of taking on such a behemoth. Times have changed.
YouTube has succeeded in establishing itself as the premier destination for online video consumption, so how is it possible for a platform with an audience exceeding 1 billion viewers to remain an unprofitable business? It's really quite simple.
UPDATED: Fan patronage platformPatreon has been helping creators - musicians, YouTube stars, podcasters, artists and others - monetize their relationship with their fans since launching in 2013. Today, founder Jack Conte's startup launches what will likely be its biggest ongoing patronage campaign yet for Amanda Palmer.
One thing that artists can do to increase fan engagement and even their fan base is to create and share Spotifyplaylists.This has been shown to gain a lot of attention with both fans and non-fans alike. It's also something that big brands do all the time.
Georgia Music Partners (GMP) recently published a white paper analyzing the current state of Georgia's music industry. The publication reveals competitive challenges and opportunity for growth within the music business statewide.
Eurovision has always been a contest about pop music - albeit the diverse range of European pop. But Finland sending a punk band made up of musicians with learning disabilities to the Eurovision Song Contest is welcome news.
Not everyone thought Beck should win the "Best Album" Grammy for "Morning Phase," but its hard not to deny it is a good album. And since its one of the lowest selling Best Album winners in Grammy history, chances are you don't own it.
If James Bay isn't already on your list of artists to watch in 2015, the Brits Critics Choice Award winner should be. Currently projected by Next Big Sound to have a 40% chance of hitting the Billboard 200 this year, Bay has leveraged social media to grow his fan base and build his career.