Monthly Archives September 2017

Zedge Acquirehires Freeform, Will Launch Marketplace for Artists to Monetize Their Work

Zedge, a smartphone personalization platform, announced plans to roll out a marketplace for artists to monetize their creations later this year. To accelerate development, Zedge has acquired IP assets from Freeform and retained co-founders Tim Quirk and Bryan Calhoun. Quirk will become SVP of Marketplace at Zedge. Quirk is a...Read More

Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” Takes Pandora By Storm plus More New Release Reaction

New releases last Friday included Fergie, Macklemore, Cardi B, The Killers, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Dierks Bentley and more. But there was a clear favorite. Cardi B was the #1 artist there this week with over 105,000 listeners adding her artist station, and “Bodak Yellow” the top song across the...Read More

10 Marketing Lessons From Apple [Infographic]

Love them or hate them, Apple is undeniably a massively successful company, and a champion of marketing. Here we look at ten marketing lessons from apple that can be applied to the music industry. ___________________________ From The Website Group Related articles TOP POSTS: This Week's Most Read Posts On Hypebot...Read More

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Equipment • Crossing The Border • Guide To Buying Drums

This week on MusicThinkTank, we covered the challenge of coming to the US as a Canadian or Mexican band, what to keep in mind when purchasing drums, how to find time for music when you have a day job, and more. Robert Lanterman | Canadian/Mexican Bands Coming To The US:...Read More

Announcement Of Latin Grammy Nominees Delayed Indefinitely By Natural Disasters

The Latin Recording Academy has postponed the announcement of nominations for the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards in the aftermath of a deadly and powerful earthquake that affected Mexico this week, as well as the lingering devastation from hurricanes Irma and Harvey. In a statement announcing the delay, Latin Recording...Read More

RIAA Releases State Of Music Business Mid-2017: Streaming Subscriptions Drive Revenue Growth

Amazingly enough, 2017 is halfway gone already which means it's time to take stock of the music industry as a whole, looking at where revenue has increased and how companies have been able to adapt to a rise in the popularity of streaming. __________________________ Guest post by Cary Sherman, Chairman...Read More

FREE WEBINAR: How To (Properly) Release Music Online

Confused about the best ways to release music online? From selling direct to fans, to selling on stores like iTunes and Amazon, there are many options. But getting your music up for sale is the easy part. The key is to have a strategy for where your music goes up...Read More

Chatbots: Reality Or Hype?

Chatbots, also known simply as bots or interactive agents, are programs designed to mimic human conversation via text or audio. The implication of these programs for the music industry could be huge assuming that it isn't all just hype. ______________________ Guest post by Moses Namara of The Message A chatbot...Read More

23 Top Music Organizations Sign Letter On NAFTA Talks Demanding Protections For All Creators

President Trump has forced the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico; and included in that negotiation are important copyright and intellectual property provisions. Recently, major tech groups lobbied U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer as the “new faces of the American content industry.” Not...Read More

All Streaming Music Services Gain After A Q1 Lull, But Rankings Remain Unchanged

YouTube is still the world's most popular streaming music service, according to tracking from the analysts at MIDiA. But Spotify is growing at such a clip that it might be able to close the gap. In fact, in the UK, Spotify surpassed YouTube for music among Gen Z's 16-19 year...Read More