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DIY – PR Tips For Musicians, Bands

Without the financial resources available to spend major cash on your PR, DIY promotion on next-to-no budget presents a significant obstacle to artists. Here we look at some helpful tips for artists and bands to help them better overcome said obstacle. Guest post by Zac of ZingInstruments As a musician or band without the funds for an agent […]

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Digital Marketer Darren Hemmings Talks Online Branding, Music Marketing Strategies

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Here digital marketing veteran and former head of digital marketing at [PIAS] shares his knowledge of online branding for artists, marketing strategies, and the use of bots. Guest post by Veselina Gerova of The Message Behind The Artist is a Q&A style interview series featuring the people behind the artists; the marketing heroes you don’t hear about that often. […]

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New Spotify Songwriter Lawsuits, Legal Filings Threaten Streaming Driven Music Industry Recovery

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The recorded music industry is in the midst of a renaissance thanks to revenue from a single source – streaming. But a growing string of lawsuits filed by songwriters and publishers, and an aggressive new legal tactic by Spotify, threatens the company’s pending IPO and could derail the industry’s delicate recovery. Over the last year, […]

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Vivian Campbell Shares Upside Of Music Piracy For Def Leppard

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Coming off a long summer of touring, Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell here weighs in on his twenty-five years in the group, what the experience has been like, and what the band has described as an ‘upside’ to music piracy. Guest post by Shivani Patel om the SymphonicBlog It’s now been 25 years since Vivian Campbell joined Def Leppard, stepping in […]

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Facebook Offering Labels, Publishers “Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars” For Music Rights

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Facebook is offering major record labels and music publishers millions of dollars for limited rights to their catalog, according to a new report. The offer comes alongside efforts by the social network to create its own content ID system and ongoing licensing talks with music industry. Guest Post Via Hypebot Facebook is offering major record […]

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Austin Welcomes New Short Run Vinyl Pressing Plant

Further evidence that the return of vinyl is as strong as ever, the city of Austin will soon see a new vinyl pressing plant known as Gold Rush Vinyl – this is good news for indie acts who often have lengthy waits when ordering their music on vinyl. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 I guess […]

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3 Pillars Of A Successful Artist Brand

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While some artists may be uncomfortable with the notion, an artist is a brand whether they like it or not. Outlined here are the three main pillars which can make or break the success of any given artist’s brand. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 One of the problems with the process of developing an artist […]

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Spotify Decides That Streaming Does Not Equal Reproduction, Distribution

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Today’s music industry is the Wild, Wild, West and nowhere is this seen more evidently than with respect to new challenges to old copyright laws. In what is turning into a defining battle with rightsholders, Spotify is now arguing that streaming is not the same as either reproduction or distribution and therefore not subject to […]

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Ahead Of iPhone 8 Announcement, Apple Music Finally Gains Traction With iOS Users

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Music Watch and Hypebot will be covering next Tuesday’s iPhone 8 announcement live on Twitter, even though the rumors we’re hearing about Apple Music and iTunes announcements seem fairly minor.  But whatever is revealed next week it clear that Apple’s music streamer is finally gaining traction with its core audience.   By analyst Russ Crupnick of MusicWatch September 12 […]

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