Share A Toke With Snoop Dogg In New Hulu VR Experience

1If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to smoke with Snoop Dogg, you’re about to get your chance.  Hulu is today launching a brand new choose-your-own adventure live-action virtual reality experience called Door No. 1, in which viewers have the option to do exactly that.

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Vevo To Shutter Apps, Site And Stream Only Via YouTube

Vevo[UPDATED] Vevo has announced that it will shut down its mobile apps and video web site in the coming weeks, and make YouTube its sole delivery platform.  The shift also strengthens YouTube's dominance in music just as it launches its biggest push into paid streaming yet.

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5 Techniques For Engaging Social Ringleaders - The Most Important Music Fans

1When it comes to engaging with your fans online, none are more important than the social ringleaders, whose charismatic taste-making can make all the difference between as show or new release's shining success or crippling failure.

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Iconic Tests Copyright Infringement Software For Indies

Iconic Artists LLC logoIconic Artists has announced the beta testing of Streamtrack, its copyright infringement and reporting software. Launched as a response to the continued threat of piracy and exploitation faced by so many in the music industry, StreamTrack was designed to help songwriters, musicians and other rights’ holders keep track of their intellectual property.

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How To Write, Produce A Hit Song In 2018...Or At Least Increase Your Chances

1While there may be no way to guarantee your next song will become a chart-topping hit, there are certain steps you can take to increase your chances. Here we look at some tips, both in terms of composition and production, that will make your next song that much more likely to be a hit.

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Could ASCAP, BMI Consent Decrees Be About To End? Justice Dept. Antitrust Head To Speak At Publisher Conference

1Makan Delrahim, head of the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, will be a keynote speaker at the  National Music Publishers Association meeting. Delrahim recently revealed that hundreds of DOJ consent decrees are under review in order to make a determination over whether such orders should be carried out moving forward.

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8 Crowdfunding Campaigns To Keep Your Eye On And Why

2Crowdfunding can be a tricky needle to thread in any industry, and the music business is no exception, but if you can make your campaign stand out, your chances for success become that much greater. Here we look at eight crowdfunding campaigns that are exceptional for one reason or another.

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Mixcloud Pacts With EU Licensor ICE For 12M DJ Sets

image from celebrityaccess.comEuropean digital music rights organization ICE announced a new multi-territory licensing deal with dance music-focused digital music service Mixcloud.  Mixcloud’s new ‘Core’ licence deal with ICE covers PRS, STIM and GEMA repertoire for their combined 290,000 members and repertoire for some of the leading independent music publishers.

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Recording Academy CEO Accused Of MusiCares Funds Abuse By Long Term Exec

Grammy_logoUPDATED: A letter to the Recording Academy Board of Trustees by former MusiCares VP Dana Tomarken accuses President and Chairman Neil Portnow of redirecting funds intended for the charity to cover Academy shortfalls and furthering his own agenda rather than doing charitable work. 

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