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.
CD Baby will host its inaugural DIY Musician Conference in Chicago, IL this fall. The DIY Musician Conference will take place Friday, October 23 through Sunday, October 25, at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel in downtown Chicago.
Amidst a host of other suspicious activity on the part of Spotify and Google, the Federal Trade Commission is instead investigatingApple regarding their 30% commission on "digital consumables" sold through their app store.
While a college education theoretically prepares one for life in the real world, the reality is often quite different. Here are a few misconceptions that recent college grads may have picked up during their academic tenure.
Record labels are considering pulling all music videos off YouTube because its become the free music service of choice for so many. They're are upset over the lack of revenue and the anemic pace of Google's efforts to add paid tiers and better monetize the service.
Can Spotify really save the music industry? Many artists and labels are putting their faith in streaming services, both as a source of direct revenue and a way of gaining access to data on their fans, but they might be better off relying on more old school methods.