While there has been significant discussion of late over how streaming services pay artists and labels, the means by which publishers and songwriters are compensated has been shockingly absent from the conversation.
The Billions agency is hiring a marketing and artist development associate.Roll Call Records is looking for a day to day manager and Partisan Records is seeking a Director of Marketing. Details and other openings on Hypebot's Music Industry Jobs Board.
In Part 6 of his series, music business scholar and entrepreneur George Howard continues his interview with musician, artist and inventor Imogen Heap on her Blockchain inspired democratic artist technology platform and how it and similar efforts can revolutionize the music industry.
After a relatively brief run, the era of the MP3 is drawing to a close meaning that free downloads, one of the main incentives for getting fans to sign up for e-mails, no longer has much value. Here are a few other rewards that can be used to entice fans.
How can you land your band on the front page? This article offers unique insight into pitching and securing press and offers a detailed checklist of how to proceed when working to procure an appearance or feature for an artist.
Harnessing the power of engaged fans is at the center of many startups, particularly in music. The Physical Network has successfully extended that concept to music festival marketing in the EU and now their bringing it to the U.S.
Are we seeing more blurred lines controversy? For years Warner/Chappell have been collecting millions in royalties off of the song "Happy Birthday," but recent evidence, revealed last minute during a legal case involving the company, shows the song may actually belong in the public domain.
Pandora has taken multiple tacts in its effort to lower the royalties it pays to musicians, labels, publishers and other rightsholders, including lawsuits, lobbying and even buying a small South Dakota FM radio station.
With the increased presence of "mood" playlists on streaming services like Spotify, musical compilations have been becoming more and more popular. These compilations could represent one of the best ways for an artist to gain notice in 2015.
Today in part 5 of his series, music business scholar and entrepreneur George Howard continues his exploration of Blockchain technology in a conversation with venture capitalist Any Weissman who shares his vision of how the technology could be used to create a music rights "Nirvana State".
[UPDATE] Tom Windish built his booking agency from nothing to a global powerhouse in 10 years, with clients including alt-J, Diplo, The War On Drugs and Lorde. But in a nod to an entertainment industry still driven by tv, film and big media, he's joined forces with full service agency Paradigm.
In this episode of the Music Business Podcast, we talk with Bill Wilson, who is the VP of digital strategy and business development at the Music Business Association. We talk to Wilson about the state of metadata in the music business and why it’s so important for musicians and consumers.
As Spotify rolls out a new playlist discovery feature, finding new music just became that much easier. But is it enough? Many streaming services still fail to provide an effective and interactive means of searching based on the musicians and creators behind the music they are presenting.
As the world of online music remains an extremely cluttered place, music identification apps such as Shazam and SoundHound that help fans pick songs out of the crowd continue to gain popularity, along with some competition from the likes of Facebook.
The success or failure of Apple Music will signal both the speed at which consumers are shifting to paid music subscriptions, and the fate of its competitors. Tim Cook has said that "millions and millions" are using the service. Now come our first, still very unofficial, stats.
In yesterday' interview with Zoe Keating and previous posts in this series, music business scholar and entrepreneur George Howard explored Bitcoin Blockchain and its potential to revolutionize how music is monetized. Today, he interviews musician, artist and inventor Imogen Heap, who is working on her own Blockchain inspired solution to help creators and the industry.
With no official numbers available, speculation over how many Apple Watches have been sold range from somewhat weak to 'strong, but too early to tell.' Whatever the stats, interest in Apple Watch has been high, and as with most of its new product rollouts, the company puts music at the center of its branding.
In this episode of the Music Business Podcast, Alex May talks with James Shotwell of Haulix, a platform for artists to securely share electronic press kits. As the company’s Social Media Coordinator, Shotwell helps us explore how Haulix addresses and prevents the unauthorized leaking of promotional pre-releases.
ReverbNation, today launched EchoMusic, a free music discovery iOS and Android app aimed straight at fans of the 4 million independent musicians that use the ReverbNation platform to market and monetize their music.