Watch Lead A&R Benny Scarrs Talk Navigating the Music Industry (Dave, Tinchy Stryder)

Benny Scarrs is a Point Blank Music School alumni who, since graduating from the Music Production & Sound Engineering course, has achieved some incredible feats. He’s been working in the music industry for a number of years now – having been involved with events booking talents such as Professor Green, Mr Hudson, Labyrinth and many more. Following these accolades, the […]

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‘It is time for a change in how we think about music,’ says MIDiA’s Mark Mulligan

The future of music lies beyond the constraints of its current formats, says top industry analyst Mark Mulligan. Answers to questions like the relevancy of the album format, how streaming informs music creation and the internet’s ability to blur the line between recorded and live music will fundamentally change music… Continue Reading

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Beat House, Pulse Music Group Form Joint Venture

Los Angeles-based music services agency Beat House has signed a joint venture and worldwide co-publishing deal with Pulse Music Group. Launched earlier this year, Beat House was founded by music industry executive Tiffany Kumar who previously served as Global Head of Songwriter Relations at Spotify. During her tenure with the… Continue Reading

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Live Nation Adds Augmented Reality To Concert Experience

Live Nation has unveiled a suite of customizable augmented reality products aimed at creating more immersive ways for fans to connect with artists and brands at live music events. Live Nation roles out new suite of customizable AI products for fans at festivals. Courtesy of Live Nation "More than 90%… Continue Reading

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Red Pill VR, Sensorium Partner For $70M Bet On Social VR For Live Music

Red Pill VR and Sensorium Corporation have formed a strategic partnership to launch a platform that unifies live music experiences in extended reality, cinema and gaming alongside Social Virtual Reality (SVR).. Unnamed investors have pledged $70 million to the project “SVR overcomes hurdles of modern virtual reality, specifically the emotional… Continue Reading

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Red Bull Records Bulks Up A&R Team

Red Bull Records has promoted Kenny “Tick” Salcido to Senior Vice President of A&R and added Charles “CB” Burks as Director of A&R. Salcido will report to Greg Hammer, Managing Director of Red Bull Records and Charles “CB” Burks will report to Salcido. Charles served as Director of A&R at… Continue Reading

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MelodyVR Reports $14.7M Losss

Virtual-reality music startup MelodyVR has reported a loss of $14.7 million on revenues of $1,6 million in 2018. It was the first full year that its signature app was available. The company promised to focus more future efforts on mobile in addition to standalone headsets. “While VR device adoption continues… Continue Reading

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Song Stories: The Future of Virtual Reality and Music Experiences w/ Cortney Harding [PODCAST]

After a several year hiatus, Hypebot’s Music Biz Podcast is relaunching as Song Stories. The show, hosted by long-time contributor Kyle Bylin, will explore how music changes people’s lives and impacts the places they live. This week’s episode features Cortney Harding, the founder of Friends with Holograms, an AR and… Continue Reading

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David Bowie Blows Minds With Augmented Reality

In this piece, David Deal explores how new tech innovation in the form of the app David Bowie Is has allowed the legendary performer to once again grace our homes in the form of augmented reality. _____________________________ Guest post by David Deal of Superhypeblog David Bowie visited my home on… Continue Reading

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How Analytics Make All The Difference In A&R, Marketing

In this piece Chaz Jenkins explains why implementing a broader approach to analytics is key to an effective marketing strategy, and why only looking at past data simply doesn’t provide enough information. ____________________________ Guest post by Chaz Jenkins of ChartMetric On my first day in a new role a few… Continue Reading

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