[UPDATED] Google Search and Google Play Music are diving more deeply into song lyrics via a deal with LyricFind. Lyrics as an add-on have been getting attention lately. Apple Music is adding them. Spotify offered lyrics and recently dropped them, but insists their coming back.
While its become controversial within the industry, there's no denying that YouTube remains one of the most important social media platforms for music. Here we go beyond the basics, and look at some more in-depth ways to promote your music and reach fans.
When Len Blavatnik's Access Industries bought Warner Music Group in 2011, it took on $3.05 billion in expensive debt. Now investment ratings firm Moody's has upgraded WMG's outlook slightly from B2 to B1, but with a "high default risk."
Ariel Hyatt and her team at CyberPR spend long days helping artists build an audience. Included in their toolkit is the particularly misunderstood role of music publicist. To help explain what a music publicist does and how to hire them, they've created several free resources.
Despite an oft quoted figure of 3 billions dollars since 2005, it seems YouTube actually has has no idea what it's paying artists, although the evidence seem to be fairly clear that it's not enough, says Ted Kalo.
While being a producer may be dream job of many, not everyone's cut out for a career behind the console. Here Joey Sturgis offers some advice on what an aspiring producer/engineer should do in order to stand out and find success in the industry.
64% of respondents to a new study in five countries say that they have too little motivation on Mondays. I would have guessed a number closer to 99%, but the good news is that music can help beat the Monday blues.
Kayne West has called his marriage to Kim Kardashian live performance art, and indeed that could be said about his entire career and life. his latest piece of social media genius, a new flesh-fueled star studded video for the song "Famous."
At last night's BET Awards 2016, Beyonce won four awards - Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Video of the Year, Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award, and the Centric Award. "Straight Outta Compton," and Creed star Michael B. Jordan winning Best Actor. The full list of BET Awards Winners 2016:
Patent infringement lawsuits, both valid and unjustified, are a fact of life in tech. As the value of music streaming has grown, so have the legal action surrounding it. Spotify and iHeartMedia are the latest targets.
This week industry commentators weighed in on whether it's time to consider something other than the streaming business model, if narcissism is ruining the live music experience, and what Rhapsody's return to it's Napster moniker means for the company.
Helpful tips and good advice are in abundance this week, as we offer indie artists ideas on how to step up their image game, promote a music video when the view counts stop rising, get their music in indie games, and much, much more.
In this round of our weekly review of music industry news, we looked at what artists need in order to triumph in their battle against the DMCA, why HBO opted to stop pressing new episodes of 'Vinyl,' New York's steps to criminalize ticket bots, and more.
When it comes to popularity, these posts have got it in the bag. Some of our most read articles from the past seven days included SFX's termination of its Chapter 11 restructuring agreement, what the Brexit will mean for the music industry, and an exploration of why Twitter decided to invest in Soundcloud.
As music streaming services around the world continue to struggle, Cortney Harding looks at the possibility of hitting reset on the whole streaming business model and instead exploring a more direct artist-to-fan experience.
Alicia Keys recently joined the likes of Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Guns N’ Roses and many more who want you off your phone at their events by turning to Silicon Valley startup Yondr – a company dedicated to creating "phone-free spaces" at concerts, events and other places. They're not alone, as more musicians and entertainers are speaking out at the interference phones are presenting at live shows. What's really going on here? Can it be argued that rampantnarcissism at live events is getting out of hand these days?
Although performing in a band should, of course, be all about the music, there's no denying that the visuals are also of great importance. Here we look at some interesting ways that bands and artists can start to cultivate a unique onstage image.
Over 500 creators and 20 organizations have signed a letter to US Congress calling for reform of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The biggest grievance is with the DMCA’s “safe harbor” protections, which allow platforms such as YouTube to avoid legal liability for copyright infringement taking place on its platform.
Artists like Taylor Swift and U2 have been gaining significant traction with their latest petitionchallenging the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, but for the movement to have any appreciable impact, the artists involved need a leader able to play the political game.
Investing an exceptional music video is hardly any good if no one sees it. In this article we look at ten different ways in which artists can work to promote the popularity of the music video when the view counts begin to slow to a trickle.
It is too early to know the full affect of yesterday's vote by Britains to leave the European Union, but its almost universally believed that the musicians and the music industry will be hit hard. Here's the latest Brexit reaction from across the music industry.
Earlier today an LA jury ruled that Led Zeppelin did not plagiarize the opening chords of the iconic hit "Stairway To Heaven." This afternoon, Robert Plant and Jimmy Paige of Led Zeppelin and label Warner Music Group each released official statements.
Pandora’s New Music Stations surpassed 1 million station adds in 24 hours after launching last Wednesday. That's an impressive milestone and great exposure for the emerging artists added weekly to these stations.
Led Zeppelindid not plagiarize the opening chords of the iconic hit "Stairway To Heaven," a Los Angeles jury ruled today. It's a case that could have cost $10's of millions in back and future royalties, but may still help reshape modern copyright law.
Getting people to listen to your music even once is a challenge, but getting them to engage with it and listen repeatedly is even harder. Luckily, the indie gaming community provides the perfect context in which to have listeners form a bond with your music