Touring Industry To Tackle Mental Health with Non-Profit ‘Tour Support’ Intiative

Tour Support, a new nonprofit program to provide mental health support to artists, crews and vendors in the music touring industry. Live Nation, Friends at Work and WME are launch partners as are artists including John Legend, Steve Aoki, MARINA, Grace VanderWaal and Rick Springfield. Tour Support is a new… Continue Reading

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A2IM Opens Libera Independent Music Award Submissions

A2IM 2020 Libera Awards for the best in independent music submissions are now open. The deadline to submit is January 31, 2020. Click here for an updated list of categories and submission guidelines. A2IM Members receive a discounted price for submissions. Offer code is available on the Special Offers page…. Continue Reading

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How To Dominate A Niche Music Market [Video]

In this video/transcript from CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference, music industry veteran Simon Tam shares some knowledge (and inspiration) on how artists can effectively go about carving out and dominating a niche market. By Chris Robley of CD Baby from the DIY Musician blog Music Marketing: How to Dominate in… Continue Reading

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Music Tectonics Trading Cards Capture Seismic Shifts Reshaping Music Industry [EXCLUSIVE]

Dmitri Vietze and the team behind the new LA music technology conference, Music Tectonics, is launching a set of thought-provoking music industry-related “Seismic Shifts” trading cards. Each card pairs an illustration alongside a transformative theme and short explanation. Hypebot is debuting the first four cards today. The cards are the… Continue Reading

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Free 5 City ‘All Access’ Music Career Fairs Begin Tues. sponsored by HoB Music Forward Foundation

The House of Blues Music Forward Foundation begins its second annual series of free music industry-focused career fairs “All Access Fest” in 5 cities starting this Tuesday, Oct. 8. Slated for five U.S. cities – Chicago, Illinois; Las Vegas, Nevada; Los Angeles, California; Orlando, Florida; and New Orleans, Louisiana -… Continue Reading

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RIAA To Host Key Streaming Policy Panel At Mondo.NYC

The RIAA promises to cut through the complexities of consent decrees, the Mechanical Licensing Collective and other issues related to streaming in an intensive 60 minutes session at the Mondo. NYC conference later this month. Hosted by RIAA Chairman and CEO, Mitch Glazier, “Everything You Need to Know About Streaming… Continue Reading

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Anonymous Survey To Measure Music Industry Bias, Harassment: TAKE THE SURVEY NOW!

An anonymous global survey hopes to provide an honest look at gender bias and sexual harassment in the music industry. The survey sponsors are encouraging people to share their experiences anonymously. InChorus Group and Shesaid·so have partnered to launch the survey, with the key findings to be announced at Shesaid·so’s… Continue Reading

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JUNO Awards Opens 2020 Submissions

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has announced that submissions for the 2020 JUNO Awards are open. To be considered for nomination for the 2020 JUNO Awards, releases must meet these criteria: National music release dates must fall between the eligibility period of September 1, 2018 and… Continue Reading

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Mark Mulligan Of MIDiA To Keynote Premier Music Tectonics Conference Oct. 28-29

Straddling the increasingly important nexus of music and technology, organizers for the first annual Music Tectonics Conference in Los Angeles announced that MIDiA’s Mark Mulligan will deliver the keynote address. Set for October 28-29, the conference will also feature an address by music tech journalist (and DJ/producer) Dani Deahl, who… Continue Reading

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Haviah Mighty Wins Polaris Music Prize 2019

Haviah Mighty has won the Polaris Music Prize 2019 for her album "13th Floor." The Prize, which was presented in Toronto by CBC Music, goes to the best Canadian album of the year based on artistic merit without regard to genre, sales history or label affiliation. It was determined by… Continue Reading

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