Mar 6, 2015

MySpace Paid Over $10M a Year to Host Music, Tried to Buy Spotify…

…from a discussion in Oslo with Sean Percival, former Vice President of Online Marketing at MySpace, as reported by The Guardian.
“So we’d lost the social war, in a sense, but we really should have just gone all-in on music. At the […]

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Mar 6, 2015

#SLOWNEWSDAY: McDonald’s Sponsors SXSW, but Expects Artists to Play for Free

SXSW is the place to be if you enjoy being an advertising target. Yes, there’s a lot of music, but there’s a lot of brands throwing things at you too (I’m actually a little relieved to be skipping it this year).
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Mar 6, 2015

Apple Is On a Streaming Suicide Mission…

Spotify is slashing the price on its subscription plans, eliminating restrictions on free, and spending hundreds of millions to convert paying iTunes users.
Google is now offering a three-month, $3 package to draw new subscribers to ‘Play Music All Access’.
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Mar 6, 2015

This One Time at Bandcamp… Artists Made Over $100 Million

Bandcamp is known for being an artist-friendly service. The company generally takes 15 percent of digital sales and 10 percent of physical sales, which is in line with companies like CD Baby.<!–/*
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Mar 6, 2015

How Much You Should Be Charging For Merch

I was just at a show last night at the Echo in east LA. A band from Philly was the 2nd of 3 acts. The other two were local, but this Philly band was who we were there to see. I went with a manager friend of mine […]

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Mar 5, 2015

“Haulin’ Oats” Granola Gets Sued by Hall & Oates…

“Haulin’ Oats” seems like an amusing name for granola… unless you’re Daryl Hall and John Oates…

Hall & Oates are suing Brooklyn granola company Early Bird Foods. The duo isn’t amused by Early Bird’s […]

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Mar 5, 2015

In 1987, Prominent Jazz Musicians Wrote This Letter to Their Fans…

…this was found in the sleeve of a 1987 jazz LP vinyl release.

 
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Source: Industry News

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Mar 5, 2015

Lamb of God Singer Randy Blythe Is Scoring a Ballet

Lamb of God composing music for a… ballet?
That’s exactly what the band’s singer, Randy Blythe, is doing. Blythe is scoring a ballet choreographed by his friend Matthew Frain—a member of the Richmond Ballet in Virginia.
Blythe told Richmond Magazine […]

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Mar 5, 2015

YouTube Tells Musicians: “You Need to Make a Lot of Content”

…from a discussion in Oslo with Jeroen Bouwman, manager of content partnerships for YouTube Music, as reported by Music Ally.
“Nine out of 10 of our most-watched videos are music videos.  Music is a type of content that people engage with on a […]

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Mar 5, 2015

Northside Festival Releases First Round of Programming

Northside Festival has announced their first round of programming for their music, innovation, and film festival. The festival takes place in Brooklyn from June 8th to the 14th.
Run the Jewels, Neko Case, Best Coast, and Built to Spill will […]

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