Tag: Tech

Music Entrepreneurship Music Marketing Music Technology

Instagram Adds “Go LIVE With A Friend” And It’s Perfect For Direct Artist To Fan Engagement

instagram-live-michael-pickering-music

Instagram has added the ability to add a guest to a live stream; and it provides the perfect free platform for direct artist to fan engagement. “Go LIVE With A Friend” launches today for some and will rollout globally to all Instagram users in the coming months.  Instagram had added “Go LIVE With A Friend.” […]

CONTINUE READING
Music Entrepreneurship Music Marketing Music Technology

Great Instagram Practices For Indie Artists

instagram-michael-pickering-music.jpg

While the importance of Instagram can be elusive or confusing for some, the platform relevance in the music industry is undeniable. Using the platform effectively can be a challenge for many indie artists, so we here look at some of the best practices to employ in order to get the most out of the platform. […]

CONTINUE READING
Music Business Music Technology

Dubset Makes Sony First Major Label Legalized For Remixing

dubset-michael-pickering-music

Often containing samples of multiple pre-existing tracks, remixes and DJ sets have historically been legally difficult for streaming services to allow, but a new deal between rights clearance startup and major label Sony could be paving the way to changing all that. Guest post by Ta’Rikah Jones of SymphonicBlog Spotify and Apple Music could soon get the legal […]

CONTINUE READING
Music Business Music Technology

Merlin Has Paid Out $1 BILLION To Indie Labels

merlin-michael-pickering-music

Merlin Has Paid Out $1 BILLION To Indie Labels Merlin, the global digital music rights agency for 20,000 indie labels and distributors from 53 countries, has announced its billionth dollar in distributions, since launching in May of 2008. With all of its payments coming from music streaming, this milestone points to a promising future for […]

CONTINUE READING
Live Performance Music Business Music Entrepreneurship Music Marketing Music Technology

New Music Degrees and Certificates at CCA

This past Friday, August 25, 2017 was an extraordinary day. This day marked my 2nd anniversary working at the Community College of Aurora in Aurora, CO. On this day, our esteemed Curriculum Committee approved my first two Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Program CTE Certificates and A.A.S. Degrees: Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Program (MEE) Initial Certificates […]

CONTINUE READING
Music Business

YouTube, Facebook and Every Musician’s Moral Rights

moral-rights-michael-pickering-music

Here Chris Castle explores the concept of moral rights, statutory rights put in place to safeguard the link between an artist in their work, as well as bemoaning the lack of these same rights in the US and how the should operate in conjunction with companies like Facebook and YouTube. Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Technology […]

CONTINUE READING
Music Business Music Entrepreneurship Music Marketing Music Technology

The Indie Musician’s Guide To Digital Distribution

digital-distribution-michael-pickering-music

Guest Post By Budi Voogt, founder of Heroic Recordings, artist manager and author of The SoundCloud Bible. This article will help you overcome the difficult subject that is digital music distribution. Want to know how to choose from the great amount of different distributors, figure out which one is best for you and make sure that […]

CONTINUE READING
Music Business Music Technology

BMG Launches Royalty Tracking App

BMG-michael-pickering-music.png

BMG has partnered with a team of their songwriter clients to launch a new app to provide artists and rightsholders with up-to-date worldwide information on the value and source of their income from their music. Guest Post via Celebrity Access The new app, connected to BMG’s royalties portal MyBMG, is based on the latest MyBMG 3.0 web […]

CONTINUE READING
Music Entrepreneurship Music Marketing Music Technology

Key Principles To Viral Videos

Viral-Music-Videos-michael-pickering-music

It’s the dream of every artist to have a video that (for the right reasons) goes viral, and while it’s difficult to take any action that will ensure this happens, there are at least several widely accepted principles on how to make it that much more likely. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Everyone would love […]

CONTINUE READING
Music Business Music Technology

Warner And Spotify Strike A Deal

wmg-michael-pickering-music

Spotify has closed its third and final major label deal, signing a new multi-year global pact with Warner Music Group. Sony, Universal and Merlin had previously announced new deals with the music streamer. This deal clears the way for Spotify to enter the public stock markets via an IPO or a direct listing. Spotify has […]

CONTINUE READING