Watch BTS Recreate The Beatles On Ed Sullivan With Stephen Colbert

K-Pop icons BTS stopped by the Late Show With Stephen Colbert this week which included a recreation of the Beatles famed appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show with BTS dressed in Fab Four style suits and Colbert as Ed Sullivan. photo: BTS performs on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert… Continue Reading

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8 Best Methods For Promoting Your Music

In the digital age, many traditional obstacles to cultivating a successful career have been lifted. But this also means the field is more crowded. Cathy Baylis looks at how entrepreneurial artists can most effectively promote their music and stand out in the crowd. In this latest contribution to MusicThinkTank, outlines… Continue Reading

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YouTube Music Adds 6 Countries

YouTube Music has just launched in Poland, Czechia, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, and Cyprus. YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are now available in 50 countries, 10 times more then when it re-launched a year ago. The services previously launched in the United States, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil,… Continue Reading

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YouTube Music Adds 7 Countries

[UPDATE] YouTube Music has just launched in Poland, Czechia, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, and Cyprus. YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are now available in 50 countries, 10 times more then when it re-launched a year ago. The services previously launched in the United States, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia,… Continue Reading

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Guide To Promoting Your Unreleased Music [Video]

Music promo is harder than it was in the good ol’ days, and easy to use services like Soundcloud have become crowded and easily dismissed by industry gatekeepers. In this video, James Shotwell addresses these drawbacks and details some low-cost alternatives artists should consider. _________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell… Continue Reading

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Soundstripe Raises $4M For Video Music Licensing

Nashville music tech startup Soundstripe has closed a $4 million Series A financing round led by Vocap Investment Partners. Soundstrip offers subscription based royalty-free music micro-licences to YouTubers, advertisers and other video creators. The startup reports triple digit year-over-year growth for the past three years, issuing 2 million “micro-licenses” since… Continue Reading

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Facebook Alters Its Video Ranking System

In what looks like a move that could possibly be changing things for the better, Facebook is once again tailoring its video algorithm, giving preference to videos containing longer runtimes and more repeat viewers, while penalizing so called ‘content mills.’ ______________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 In… Continue Reading

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UPDATE: Google Responds To Reports That YouTube, Google Music Services Have Just 16M Subscribers

UPDATE: YouTube Music and Google Play Music have a total of just 15-16 million subscribers and growth has plateaued, according to two new reports. The totals, which reportedly include customers who are on promotional trials, is being strongly disputed by Google. The company added 5 million music subscribers since YouTube… Continue Reading

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At Age 80, Sheila Nevins Tapped To Run MTV Doc Division

MTV has hired legendary producer Sheila Nevins to oversee MTV Documentary Films, a new division aimed at creating content which explores social, political and cultural stories of interest to its young audiences. At age 80, Nevins, who had an award winning run 38 year run with HBO’s doc division, is… Continue Reading

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YouTube Coachella Views Jump 90% A Live Concert Streaming Comes Of Age

Here’s a stat for the many who doubted that mainstream fans would ever want to watch a concert live on their computer or phone: YouTube’s live stream of Coachella’s first weekend logged 82 million live views – an increase of 90% compared to 2018. YouTube is also expanding its live… Continue Reading

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