Touring On A Budget: How To Make It Work

Making the decision to tour is an important step toward growth as a band. Unfortunately, not having any money can make hitting the road a bit more of a challenge. Here Angela Mastrogiacomo shares some key penny-pinching tips to help artists cultivate a successful tour off a shoestring budget. _____________________________… Continue Reading

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20 Highest Paid Hip-Hop Stars 2019 [Forbes]

Kayne West finally beat Jay-Z to top this year’s Forbes Top 20 Hip-Hop earnings chart despite the later’s hit tour with Beyonce. Drake tounds out the top three. Top 20 Earning Hip-Hop Stars 20. Pitbull ($18 million) 19. Wiz Khalifa ($18.5 million) 18. Nas ($19 million) 17. Future ($19.5 million)… Continue Reading

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DOJ Confirms Live Nation Under Investigation For Alleged Ticketmaster Consent Decree Violations

A senior official at the US Department of Justice revealed that Live Nation was facing regulatory scrutiny over alleged antitrust violations involving its Ticketmaster division. The confirmation came during a hearing of the Senate antitrust subcommittee, which included testimony from the anti-trust heads of the Federal Trade Commission and the… Continue Reading

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5 Free Online Event Invitation Ideas

So you’ve crafted the perfect subject line for your upcoming show or festival, but for some reason people still aren’t clicking through to your event site. What’s the issue? There’s a good chance the trouble could lie in the actual copy of your event invitation – if the body of… Continue Reading

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Bandsintown For Artists Launches with Free Geo-Targeted Messaging To Fans and, More

Bandsintown Manager has relaunched as Bandsintown For Artists. The revamped platform adds free geo-targeted messaging to fans and other improvements that build upon concert discovery platform Bandsintown’s ongoing commitment to enhance the connection between artists and fans through live music. Starting today, Bandsintown for Artists is available free to the… Continue Reading

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All The World’s A Vertical Stage – Particularly On Instagram

In an exploration of how much the ubiquity of smartphones has impact our media consumption, Fred Jacobs looks at the recently constructed Samsung KX stage, a vertically stacked contraption taylored specifically for its view-ability via smartphone. ______________________________ Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media Strategies If you took Communications… Continue Reading

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Global Citizen Announces Largest Live Concert Broadcast In ‘Cause Event History’

Global Citizen, the nonprofit best known for its efforts to end extreme global poverty, has announced “Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream,” a 10-hour performance, spanning five continents to raise funds to support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The event, which aims to be the largest live broadcast… Continue Reading

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7 Inspiring Musical Quotes, Why They Resonate

While the music industry has undergone a massive transformation over the past decades, music itself remains an incredibly powerful tool capable of sparking intense emotion in the consumer. Here, Ellisa Sun shares seven inspiring musical quotes by artists from the last hundred years, and why they resonate with her so… Continue Reading

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5 Tips For Working With Touring Bands, Artists

Every artist and every venue is different, but when it comes to the two parties working together, there are some practices that are pretty much universally a good idea for making sure things going smoothly between the host and artist performing. ____________________________ In this most recent post to MusicThinkTank, Owen… Continue Reading

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