Jun 17, 2015

Nielsen: “Less Than 6% of DJs Booked by EDM Festivals are Female”

We already knew that EDM festivals book about 20 times more men than women, but now we have the Nielsen data to prove it.

The following slide was included in a presentation by Nielsen’s VP of Branded Music, Tatiana Simonian, at EDMbiz.

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Jun 16, 2015

Music Tourism Generated $4.85 Billion in the UK Last Year…

Last year music tourism generated £3.1 billion ($4.85 billion) in the UK, both directly and indirectly.

Music tourism generated £1.9 billion ($2.97 billion) directly.

Generally, music tourism numbers are growing across the board. 2012 was an off year, but besides that numbers […]

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Jun 15, 2015

Breaking: Killer Mike Is Running for Georgia State Representative…

Michael Renner (aka Killer Mike of Run the Jewels) has announced that he is running for Georgia state representative of District 55. A special election is being held June 16th (tomorrow), and Renner is asking voters to write his name in.

In Atlanta Georgia there will […]

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Jun 14, 2015

OWSLA Spills the Secret to Getting Signed by a Record Label

Blaise DeAngelo
Blaise DeAngelo runs OWSLA day-to-day as the label’s General Manager. OWSLA was started in 2011 by Sonny “Skrillex” Moore, Blood Company‘s Tim Smith, Biz 3 Founder Kathryn Frazier, and Biz 3’s Clayton Blaha. 
DeAngelo will be speaking at the EDMbiz Conference […]

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Jun 13, 2015

Jason Bentley: “The Most Enduring Artists Stick to Their Guns; They’re Purists…”

As music director at KCRW, Jason Bentley is one of the most influential tastemakers in the world.  He’s also a major figure in electronica and dance, and will speaking at the upcoming EDMbiz Conference & Expo, happening June 17th and 18th in Las Vegas.  
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Jun 12, 2015

Just 9 Percent of College Students Say They’ll Pay for Apple Music…

Data comes from a survey of college students conducted by textbook service Chegg. Take these results with a huge grain of salt, as only 184 students answered the first question and 477 students answered the second question.
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Jun 11, 2015

The More Money Spotify Makes, The Less Artists Get Paid…

The following guest post comes from Jeff Price, one of the original founders of Tunecore and more recently, founder YouTube music-focused MCN, Audiam.  Jeff’s mission is to gets rights holder paid from the digital use of their music.
Spotify just posted a blog stating…
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Jun 10, 2015

Breaking: Apple Music Faces Gov’t Investigation Over Ruthless Negotiation Tactics…

Apple wants 100 million streaming subscribers, but achieving that number may require some brutal competitive tactics.  Which might just include colluding with major label partners like Universal Music Group into cutting free-access benefits for competitors like Spotify, according to investigations now initiated by state attorneys […]

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Jun 9, 2015

Breaking: Apple Is Paying Just 58% of Streaming Royalties Back to Indie Artists…

Spotify has signed its share of dirty contracts, but they also pay 70% of subscription revenue back to rights owners, including indie labels and artists.  “We pay out nearly 70% of our total revenue to rights holders,” the company flatly stated this year.  “We retain approximately […]

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Jun 8, 2015

MIDEM Blames ‘Pirating Executives’ for Its Failing Conference…

If you didn’t fly to the South of France for MIDEM this year, you weren’t alone.  But what about those that did fly down, but skipped the formal conference while dealmaking at parties and cafes in Cannes?  Well, maybe you’re also downloading discographies on BitTorrent […]

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