Standing up at a seated venue: what’s the rule here?

I went to a show last night at a downtown concert hall. It was a classy-ish affair, with a veteran headliner and a crowd that leaned older – averaging somewhere in the 50-70 demographic, I would guess. The venue: a vintage classic, with fold-down, cushioned, mounted-to-the-floor assigned seating and a balcony. The music: tough to easily nail …

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Taylor Swift Returns To Social Media With Cryptic Video [WATCH]

Three days after wiping her web site and social media accounts clean, Taylor Swift is back online, kind of. At 11AM ET today the pop star posted a cryptic 10 second clip. The silent distorted video appears to depict a snake tail (or a cat or dragon tail as some...Read More

Crowdcasting App Helps Fill Your Gigs, But Not With Fans. Is This A New Kind Of Pay To Play?

Given that attendance is so often a concern for artists, it should come as no surprise that a new app has been developed which provides a 'crowd for hire' and although such tactics will help fill a room, it's a pricey way to go, and those in attendance won't be...Read More

Crowdcasting App Helps Fill Your Gigs, But Not With Fans

Given that attendance is so often a concern for artists, it should come as no surprise that a new app has been developed which provides a 'crowd for hire' and although such tactics will help fill a room, it's a pricey way to go, and those in attendance won't be...Read More

Don’t Ignore The College Market [Music Biz Weekly Podcast]

[UPDATED] Music Biz Weekly podcast co-hosts and music marketers Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert discuss the importance of the college market including college radio, live performances, college media and more. Learn why you should not ignore the college and how you can use them to build your story. _________________________________________Read More

Don’f Ignore The College Market [Music Biz Weekly Podcast]

Music Biz Weekly podcast co-hosts and music marketers Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert discuss the importance of the college market including college radio, live performances, college media and more. Learn why you should not ignore the college and how you can use them to build your story. _________________________________________Read More

3 Tips For Getting Your Mailing List To Stand Out

Here we take a lesson in music marketing done right, and pick up three valuable tips on getting you mailing list to stand out from the crowd while not alienating fans with excessive pleas to buy stuff. ___________________________ Guest post by Angela Mastrogiacomo from ReverbNation You know when you’re mindlessly...Read More

Lyor Cohen Drinks The YouTube Kool-Aid: The money will come, but for now “fans not being exposed to new music is death. “

When former WMG CEO Lyor Cohen joined YouTube, the music industry wondered if this often brash insider could change prevailing opinions of the video behemoth: great for promotion, but the royalties paid are far too low. Few opinions have shifted; but in a new open letter, Cohen remains both optimistic...Read More

Building A Music Content Pipeline: How To Be Prepared For Anything

In this article Kendra Gaines walks readers through why artists ought to be building content pipelines, why it is that they work, and how to better organize your creative life and content output to capitalize on their use. _____________________________ Guest post by Kendra Gaines on the TuneCore Blog. Kendra is...Read More

Spotify Exec Confirms Self-Serve Ad Platform, Shares Future Plans and It’s Good News For Musicians, Marketers

Spotify recently launched Ad Studio, a self-serve, targetable audio ad platform, in beta. As we reported, these 15 and 30 second ads play in-stream on Spotify's free tier, along with an accompanying banner. Now we're learning more about Spotify's ad ambitions, which include serving small business and music based data...Read More