Kerry Muzzey, Reluctant Artist-Advocate [INTERVIEW]

1In this interview, Neil Turkewitz sat down to chat with Kerry Muzzey, a composer whose knowledge of intellectual property and performance rights allowed him to act as a one man publisher and record label. Here they discuss the issue of online copyright infringement, how it's affecting artists, and what is being done to correct the problem

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SEO 2020: Top 15 Google Page Ranking Factors

1If, as you should, you have a website showcasing your music et al, your number one priority should be increasing your site's ranking in Google search results. While there are roughly 200 factors involved in the Google search algorithm, we here look at fifteen of the most important.

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Cracking The TikTok Code: How To Upload Music and Maximize Engagement

Tiktok_logoEveryone is trying to figure out how to get on TikTok. Not only is TikTok one of the most downloaded apps in the App Store, but it can drive enormous engagement for artists.

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14% Of Fans Have Bought A Bogus Ticket According To New FanDragon Survey

image from cdn.pixabay.comThe new FanDragon Fan Experience Index survey confirms how much fans love live music and other events, as well as, how disappointed they are in the ticket buying experience.

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Building A Music Solid Brand (And Why You Should Have Done It Yesterday)

1For many bands and artists, branding may simply not be a part of their day to day vocabulary, or if it is, it likely isn't their number one priority. Here, Angela Mastrogiacomo explains why creating a solid brand is so essential to your career, and how to go about making it happen ASAP.

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Merck Mercuriadis’ Hipgnosis Acquires Timbaland Catalog

image from celebrityaccess.comThe Merck Mercuriadis’ Hipgnosis Songs Fund buying spree continues with the acquisition of the catalog of Grammy-winning producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ, Timbaland.

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BUSINESS OF INDIE: AIM Distro Report • 2 Chainz Goes Indie • Bubba Sparxxx + Symphonic • More

Biz Of Indie 2In this new edition of the Business Of Indie, indie trade association AIM issues a major report on the state of independent music distribution, rapper 2 Chainz signs an indie deal, Bubba Sparxxx partners with Symphonic for a new label and much more.

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YouTube, Merchbar Partner For Artist Merch, Vinyl Sales

Youtube_logoYouTube and Merchbar have partnered to bring official merchandise sales to the platform. Merchbar has a similar deal with Spotify.

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Those Who Can Do, Teach: – Why You Should Consider Teaching Music Online

1While most musicians might not see themselves as educators, prefer the idea of performing to providing lessons, this piece offers a series of compelling reasons why, as a skilled musician, one should give series thought the idea of teaching music online.

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Meditation App Calm Names UMG Exec Head Of Music

image from celebrityaccess.comPopular sleep and meditation app Calm and has named its first head of Music, Courtney Phillips, UMG’s former Director of Brand Partnerships. And don't for a minute that Phillips made is to bring more sleep-inducing instrumental music to the platform.

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One Music Marketing Trick Every Artist MUST Avoid

2Marketing your music is a complex challenge. What works for one listener or fan could fall flat with another, and artists will often jump through hoops and try all kinds of schemes as they fight against anonymity. While it's good to try a variety of marketing tricks, there's one every artist should steer clear of.

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Former Busker Tones and I #1 In 16 Markets with Help From Spotify's Global Editorial Team

image from storage.googleapis.comAustralian busker-turned-breakout-artist Tones and I, whose single “Dance Monkey” is #1 on Spotify’s Global Chart, is the first  Australian to achieve this position.  The rapid chart accession of her catchy pop song comes in large part because of the support of Spotify's global editorial team.

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Publishers Are Driving A Full Stack Music Revolution [MIDiA's Mark Mulligan]

image from cdn.pixabay.comAs the value of music publishing catalogs have multiplied, so have the ways in which forward-thinking companies like Downtown, Round Hill, Kobalt, ole/Anthem, Primary Wave and Create Group monetized those catalogs, says MiDiA entertainment industry analyst Mark Mulligan.

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Rock Hall Of Fame 2020 Nominees Include 12 First-timers

image from i1.wp.comThe Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for its Rock Hall Class of 2020. 16 artists are shortlisted and of those nine are first-time nominees.

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