Feb 18, 2015

Festivals Can Easily Create a Mobile App that Geolocates Attendees

Greencopper, a company that has built apps for Pitchfork Music Festival and Sasquatch!, has released a content management product for festivals. Greencopper’s new service is called Golive.

Festival organizers can use Golive to create mobile apps, event calendars, and maps. Festivals can also send out […]

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Feb 18, 2015

Breaking: Nicki Minaj’s Tour Manager Murdered

Two of Nicki Minaj’s tour crew members were stabbed in Philadelphia in the early hours of Wednesday morning. One of the men died, and the other is currently in the hospital.
Buzzfeed reports that tour manager De’Von “Day Day&#8221 […]

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Feb 18, 2015

Tumblr Is Now Blocking Uploads of Infringing Content…

 
The technology exists, so why not use it?

Effective immediately, Tumblr has started blocking uploads of unlicensed music, while suggesting legal alternatives to users.

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Feb 18, 2015

Snapchat Could Be Valued at $19 Billion…

Snapchat is more than just disappearing photos now…
The app recently added editorial content, a feature called Snapchat Discover. They also introduced a mobile payment system and were recently considering a serious entry into the music space.<!–/*
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Feb 17, 2015

Firefly Music Festival’s 2015 Lineup…

Firefly Music Festival has released their 2015 lineup. Kings of Leon, The Killers, and an unannounced third headliner take the top spots. Morrissey, Snoop Dogg, Foster the People, and Zedd take up the second row of the stacked roster.
The festival takes place June 18-21 […]

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Feb 17, 2015

Executive Shuffles: MTV Networks, SoundExchange, AEG Brasil

Jacqueline Peterson and Mark Eisenberg
MTV Networks Music & Logo Group President Van Toffler is stepping down. Toffler will form his own content creation company.<!–/*
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Feb 17, 2015

Apply to Win $10,000 at SXSW’s Hackathon

SXSW will be hosting their second annual Music Hackathon at this year’s conference. Hackers, designers, programmers, and showcasing artists will work on projects that enhance live performance and fan interactivity.

The event starts on March 18th at 2:00 PM at the Hilton and […]

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Feb 17, 2015

Spotify’s Chairman Has “Zero Understanding” of Why Artists Are “Complaining”

…from a little-read interview with Spotify chairman Martin Lorentzon, conducted back in November by Swedish magazine SvD Näringsliv.

 
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SvD: Is growing artist discontent a risk for Spotify?
Lorentzon: No, Spotify’s risk […]

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Feb 17, 2015

Dear Spotify, Please Pay Us Fairly. Signed, 133 Swedish Songwriters…

An open letter from a newly-formed collective of 133 Swedish songwriters, first published (in Swedish) in Stockholm-based magazine, Aftonbladet.  

Over the past few months, the debate over streaming royalties has intensified with Taylor Swift’s decision to remove her entire catalog from Spotify.  Swift, who […]

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Feb 17, 2015

Stagehands Protesting Mistreatment at Live Nation Concert in Atlanta

The following statement comes from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. They will be protesting poor treatment of stagehands at a Live Nation Maroon 5 concert on Thursday, February 19th in Atlanta.

Stagehands to Protest “Poor Performance” at Thurs., Feb. 19, Live Nation-Sponsored
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