Sony Launches Spotify Data-Driven Personalized Merch For Bring Me The Horizon

Sony has launched a line of customized merch created by Spotify data for the fans of UK rock band . The ‘Amo in color’ initiative connects streaming with physical merch utilizing Spotify data to generate unique T-shirts based on fans’ listening habits. The dedicated website directs fans to log in… Continue Reading

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How To Begin Booking Your Own Local Gigs

Moving from creating music in your bedroom or garage to playing in front of live audience can seem like a massive leap to make, both emotionally and logistically, but is nonetheless an important step to take. Here we look at some important tips for artists looking to book a local… Continue Reading

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Last Week In Music Commentary

Commentators inside the music business this week weighed in on the power of musical reinvention, why planning for space travel is the best way to prep for a tour, what it actually feels like to be a musician in the audience, and more. Power Of Music Reinvention Going On Tour?… Continue Reading

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Michael Stipe Of REM’s New Single Isn’t On Spotify, Apple Music or YouTube

You can’t find Micahel Stipe of REM’s new solo single "Your Capricious Soul: on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube or almost anywhere else. Stipe’s solo debut is currently available exclusively on MichaelStipe.com. The new release was timed to coincide with October 7th’s “International Rebellion” climate justice protests and for the next… Continue Reading

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4 Steps Songwriters Should Take Now To Prepare For The Music Modernization Act

In 2018, the Music Modernization Act was passed into law. Hailed as a harbinger of justice, songwriters hoped the law would help restructure the digital music economy in such a way as to make things more equitable for artists. The reality is a bit more complicated, but change is coming,… Continue Reading

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y and Indie Music

This week, we once again had a whole host of valuable tips and ideas for the industry’s do-it-yourselfers, including a look at what data metrics can do for you, how to have difficult conversations with your bandmates, which types of social media postings cultivate the most engagement, and much more!… 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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Why You Should Focus on Booking Local Gigs

We all want to move on to big regional, national, or even international tours. But, it’s a mistake to rush into touring too quickly and skip out on booking local gigs. I have always been a believer in starting your career in a central place, like your hometown or a… Continue Reading

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Five Vectors Raises $1M To Connect New Artists with Gaming

Five Vectors, a start-up that works with emerging artists to produce music for gaming audiences has raised $1 million in seed funding, led by BITKRAFT Esports Ventures. BITKRAFT has been on a spree of investments in esports-related projects this year including Strafe’s esports hub, Ready’s esports platform, Tonk Tonk Games’… Continue Reading

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CD Baby, Tunecore Add China For DIY Music Distribution

Tunecore and CD Baby have each just added China’s largest streaming music service – Tencent Music, its subsidiaries and partners – to their indie and d.i.y. music distribution networks. When users deliver their music to Tencent, they will be available on: QQ Music – A leading online music service with… Continue Reading

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