No More Genres: Making Your Musical Niche Work For You

Yesterday, top music industry analyst Mark Mulligan wrote that Niche Is Music’s New Mainstream. But how do you find your own unique niche and connect with what Mulligan calls "a passionate cluster of fans?"Tarryn Meyers says that it is by building a brand that is uniquely you, but can also… Continue Reading

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It’s No Longer A Major Label World

If there was still any doubt in your mind that you didn’t need to be signed to a major label in order to succeed in the music industry, wonder no longer, as new data reveals just how much of market share indies have gained in recent years. __________________________________ Guest post… Continue Reading

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5 Crowdfunding Myths Exposed

While many artists view crowdfunding as their ticket to music industry success, recent events like the PledgeMusic train wreck may have them second guessing the concept. That said, crowdfunding can still be effective if you know what you’re doing. Here, we look at the truth behind five commonly believed crowdfunding… Continue Reading

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How To Unlock Dozens Of Revenue Streams From A Single Song

In this piece, the people at Disc Makers break down the multitude of ways in which artists can earn revenue from just a single song, via the fans and musicians seeking access to source tracks, samples, stems, and more. __________________________________ Guest post by Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan from the… Continue Reading

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Music WorX Startup Accelerator Opens Applications

Music WorX Accelerator 2019, the start-up funding program of the German Ministry of Culture and the Media and the Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft, is accepting applications. Music WorX Accelerator helps music and music tech founders from all over Europe. In this accelerator program, up to four start-up teams are supported for… Continue Reading

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How Are Music Festivals Becoming More Environmentally Friendly, Sustainable?

The onset of summer means it’s festival season once again – time for rocking out to your favorite artists and spreading good vibes all around. Unfortunately, good vibes won’t be the only things spread around, as festivals typically generate vast amounts of garbage and waste. Here we look at what… Continue Reading

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The Day Hattie Webb Broke Into The PledgeMusic Office

PledgeMusic owes independent artist Hattie Webb $6876. She’s not alone. Hundreds of artists are owed thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars. But Hattie did something we’re not aware of any other artist doing. When she learned that the crowdfunder was in financial trouble, she stormed their London office and… Continue Reading

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Apple, Amazon, Google Sued For ‘Massive’ Music Piracy

Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Pandora are being sued for selling and streaming unauthorized recordings of Harold Arlen, the composer of Over the Rainbow and other classic songs. The lawsuit accuses the companies of running “massive music piracy operation” involving more than 6,000 pirated recordings. The lawyers say that the… Continue Reading

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TickTok Owner In Talks To Launch Music Streaming Service

ByteDance, valued at $75 billion thanks in large part to the huge popularity of its TikTok app, is in talks with major labels and publishers to launch a music streaming service, according to multiple sources. The Chinese conglomerate could launch its Spotify competitor as soon as the end of this… Continue Reading

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