Billboard + Bandsintown Tour Indexes Launch With Billie Eilish, Letterkenny Problems At #1

image from images.squarespace-cdn.comJust weeks after Bandsintown launched twenty-four Worldwide, US and City Live Music Charts, the top-ranked concert discovery platform has added the Billboard + Bandsintown Tour Index, four new weekly touring indexes available exclusively on Billboard.

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Grammys To Honor Dr. Dre For Trailblazing Production Work

image from upload.wikimedia.orgDr. Dre will be honored by the Recording Academy for his trailblazing production work.  Dre broke onto the music scene in the late 1980s as a co-founding member of groundbreaking rap collective N.W.A. and went on to produce hits for everyone from Eminem, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Nas and Busta Rhymes to Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, Gwen Stefani, and countless more.

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Sony, WMG Win Copyright Infringement Case vs TuneIn, More Lawsuits Expected

image from cms.tunein.comThe High Court of England and Wales has ruled against digital radio company TuneIn in a copyright infringement case brought by Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group.

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Lizzo Adds 'Truth Hurts' Songwriter Credit Based On A Tweet

image from upload.wikimedia.orgLizzo has added a songwriting credit to her mega-hit "Truth Hurts," effectively admitting that the lyric "I just took a DNA test / Turns out I'm 100% bitch," which is at the core of the track, came via Twitter.

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Gifts Artists Should Offer Their Fans This Holiday Season

C761f15186b4a15b3aaa3700ecca3052The holidays are right around the corner, and whether or not you celebrate them, it's  a great time of year to show your fans just how much they mean to you, either through free music, a special holiday cover, or something else altogether.

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TikTok Marketing For Indie Artists

1200px-Tiktok_logo.svgWhile it may be the one of the most discussed social media platforms of the present day, many still struggle to understand what exactly TikTok is, much less how to utilize it as the powerful marketing tool which it undeniably is. Here, we clear some of the fog surrounding TikTok marketing.

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Melinda Caffin Exits Red Bull Records For Fat Possum

image from celebrityaccess.comIndependent label Fat Possum Records has appointed Melinda Caffin as COO. Based in New York, Caffin, who most recently served as CFO of Red Bull Records, will be tasked with overseeing the company’s strategy and business operations.

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Please Tour Responsibly: Dealing With Chaos On The Road

Tour_responsibly_v1Here industry veteran Stacy Wiseman dispenses some sage advice on how to expect the unexpected and keep the train on the rails while on tour, drawing from her considerable experience working with artists like Lizzo, Hannibal Buress, Iliza Shlesinger, and others.

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Soon It Will Cost More For Copyright Registration

Copyright-registration-500x333Every few years, the U.S. Copyright Office does a detailed study on its fees in an attempt to determine whether they need adjusting. In their latest audit, the office decided it was time to raise its rates by about $10 for most electronic filings.

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Facebook Adds Millions Of New US, Canada, EU Users After 2 Years Of Stagnation

Facebook_like_logo_1Facebook now has more than 2.45 billion monthly users, up 1.65%, from 2.41 billion in Q2 2019 when it grew 1.6%. The social behemoth now has 1.62 billion daily active users, up 2% from 1.587 billion last quarter when it grew 1.6%.

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Now More Than 1000 Musicians Are Boycotting Amazon

image from 66.media.tumblr.comThe number of musicians that have signed a “No Music for ICE” letter pledging a boycott of Amazon-sponsored festivals and other partnerships until the company ends support of human rights violations through contracts with ICE and other related US government agencies has now passed 1000.

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Molly Neuman Named President Of Songtrust

SongTrustMolly Neuman has been named President of Downtown Music owned Songtrust, the indie global music royalty collection and publishing administrator. Neuman joined Songtrust in 2017 as Global Head of Business Development.

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Planning A Tour? 4 Expenses You Need To Keep In Mind

1280px-Kid_Rock_and_the_Twisted_Brown_Trucker_Band_Tour_of_the_Troops_2009Touring is often difficult and expensive, but through careful planning, there is a good deal artists can do to to at least mitigate the latter of these issues. Here we look at four major cost drains that artists need to prepare for in advance in order to avoid inviting financial destitution on the road.

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