Now More Than 1000 Musicians Are Boycotting Amazon

The number of musicians that have signed a “No Music for ICE” letter pledging a boycott of Amazon-sponsored festivals and other partnerships until the company ends support of human rights violations through contracts with ICE and other related US government agencies has now passed 1000. Deerhoof, Ted Leo, Álex Anwandter,… Continue Reading

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Molly Neuman Named President Of Songtrust

Molly Neuman has been named President of Downtown Music owned Songtrust, the indie global music royalty collection and publishing administrator. Neuman joined Songtrust in 2017 as Global Head of Business Development. During her tenure, Songtrust has posted record-setting metrics for the business, including triple-digit growth with more than 2 million… Continue Reading

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Planning A Tour? 4 Expenses You Need To Keep In Mind

Touring is often difficult and expensive, but through careful planning, there is a good deal artists can do to to at least mitigate the latter of these issues. Here we look at four major cost drains that artists need to prepare for in advance in order to avoid inviting financial… Continue Reading

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Latin Grammy-Winning Producer Haze Launches House of Haze Label, Management Company

Latin Grammy-winning producer Haze, aka Egbert Rosa, has launched his own label and management company called House of Haze. He is best known as the musical force behind Natti Natasha and Ozuna’s 2017 smash hit “Criminal.” In describing the company’s outlook, Haze said in a statement: “House Of Haze is… Continue Reading

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HOW TO: Basics Of Chinese Social Media For Musicians

While popular artist platforms like Instagram and Facebook aren’t accessible in China, musicians in the US are capable of bridging the global divide and reach fans overseas, simply by creating accounts on the following social media platforms. __________________________ Guest post by Cait McMahon from the Symphonic Blog We, as a… Continue Reading

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Why Improvisation Is Great For Seasoned Musicians, As Well As Those Just Beginning To Learn Music

When performing on stage or learning a new piece of music, musicians typically view their playing one of two ways, good or poor. Unfortunately, this binary way of look at music can do real harm to our growth as an artist, harm which can be rectified through the power of… Continue Reading

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New Spotify Kids App Launches In Beta

Spotify has launched in beta a new standalone app for children called Spotify Kids. Exclusive to Premium Family subscribers, the new app is intended for children 3 and older. Currently, the app is only available in Ireland and filters out explicit content, in addition to offering kid-friendly playlists that span… Continue Reading

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Please Tour Responsibly: Dealing With Chaos On The Road

Here industry veteran Stacy Wiseman dispenses some sage advice on how to expect the unexpected and keep the train on the rails while on tour, drawing from her considerable experience working with artists like Lizzo, Hannibal Buress, Iliza Shlesinger, and others. __________________________ Guest post from AWAL This is the second… Continue Reading

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SiriusXM Adds 210K Subs, Pandora Adds Just 33K In Q3

SiriusXM added 210,000 subscribers to its satellite radio service last quarter, while it’s Pandora streaming music service added just 33,000 paid subscribers. By contrast, Spotify added 5 million paid users in the same three months. Shares of Sirius XM declined 0.5% in premarket trading Thursday, on missed profit expectations. THIRD… Continue Reading

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Sony Music Revenue Rises 8%

Sony Music reported another round of strong results for the second fiscal quarter of 2019. The division reported an operating revenue of $344 million for the period on sales of $1.4 billion USD, up by 8% in the second quarter when measured against the same period in 2018. During the… Continue Reading

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