THIS WEEK IN MUSIC COMMENTARY

This week, we heard from Mark Mulligan on who will be the lucky buyer of UMG, from Colin Kaepernick on why he's not pleased about Travis...

GETTING IT DONE: THE WEEK IN D.I.Y. AND INDIE MUSIC

We unloaded a torrent of valuable knowledge for DIY musicians this week, with advice on how to implement video monetization, why it's...

 
 
 

MUSIC THINK TANK WEEKLY RECAP: MAXIMIZING PRODUCTIVITY • SOUND SYSTEM • INNOVATIVE MUSIC COMPANIES • MORE

This week on MusicThinkTank , contributors shared pieces on how to maximize your productivity, what to keep in mind when purchasing...

REWIND: THE NEW MUSIC INDUSTRY'S WEEK IN REVIEW

In this journey back through a wild week of music industry news, we revisit Sony's severing of ties with R. Kelly Cardi B's Shutdown...

 
 
 

SONY MUSIC SEVERS TIES WITH R. KELLY, BUT CONTINUES TO PROFIT FROM HIS RECORDINGS

R. Kelly and Sony have parted ways, according to multiple sources who characterized the split as everything from mutually agreeable...

CARDI B'S EPIC TRUMP SHUTDOWN RANT IS NOW A SONG

Cardi B took to Instagram on Wednesday to express her righteous outrage over the longest government shutdown in history. "Now, I know...

 
 
 

TOP POSTS: THIS WEEK'S MOST READ POSTS ON HYPEBOT

This week, Hypebot's most popular posts delved into Lil Uzi Vert's quitting of music over issues with Atlantic Records, Spotify's updates...

SONGS ARE GETTING SHORTER AND STREAMING IS TO BLAME

Songs are getting shorter. The average length of a song on the Billboard Hot 100 fell from 3 minutes and 50 seconds to about 3 minutes...

 
 
 

SHOW4ME CLOSES $12.8M ROUND FOR MUSIC CROWDFUNDING, 'FAN INTERACTION NETWORK'

Wefuture announced that it has closed a$12.8 million series A round from a UK-based corporate investor. The UK startup will use the...

IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND VIDEO MONETIZATION YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR DIGITAL STRATEGY

You need help with your digital strategy if you don't understand video monetization. That's what Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert...

 
 
 

BANDCAMP OPENS BRICK AND MORTAR RECORD STORE AND PERFORMANCE SPACE - A LOOK INSIDE

Bandcamp is opening a record shop and performance space in Oakland, California on February 1st. The store will feature a rotating selection...

IMPORTANCE OF PUTTING OUT A SINGLE FIRST, EVEN IN 2019

In this piece, Chris Robley explains why it's essential for new artists getting their start in the industry to release a standalone...

 
 
 

BLOCKCHAIN TICKETING TODAY: ONE COMPANY'S QUEST TO OVERCOME CURRENT HURDLES

In this piece, the people at Project Admission outline how they're working to make the often fraught concept of blockchain ticketing...

SPOTIFY STOCK SURGING AFTER POSITIVE VALUATIONS

Spotify stock closed Thursday at $133.25 and was up another 2.46% to $136.40 in pre-market trading Friday. That's a jump of more than...

 
 
 

HOUSE OF BLUES NEW ARTISTS PROGRAM APPLICATIONS OPEN

Applications are open for the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation's 2019 Bringing Down the House. The four city program helps emerging...

MUSIC INDUSTRY, STARS PAY TRIBUTE TO CHRIS CORNELL

The music industry and rock royalty were out in force in Los Angeles on Wednesday night as Chris Cornell's friends and family filled...

 
 
 

WHAT DO PEOPLE LISTEN TO WHILE DRIVING?

The confines of a car have long been a favorite spot for enjoying music, helped by the rise of streaming and the enduring popularity...

AM BRIEF: DEEZER RADIO APP • CASSETTE SALES GROW • SPOTIFY STOCK RALLY • DOLBY 234 • MORE

1.18.19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab

 
 
 

HOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MEMES, MEMES, MEMES, MEMES

As the realities of content and distribution continue to transform in the contemporary media economy, many artists and distributors...

HOW TO GEO-TARGET YOUR MAILCHIMP EMAILS AUTOMATICALLY

Email lists are an essential marketing resource for artists but keeping them in tip top organizational shape can be next to impossible....

 
 
 



2019 Academy Gala Nominations!

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I As the creator of music

Dear Members: Jerry Nadler, Kirsten Gillibrand, Chuck Schumer: I As the creator of music, I hope the 116th Congress will continue to promote policies that modernize copyright... Read more ...

Drake Age, Height, Discography, Net Worth, Affairs, Tattoos – WikiFamous

“The worst feeling is to be unwanted by someone you want the most.” Aubrey Drake Graham is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is the highest... Read more ...

True Detective's Season 3 Theme Song Reveals Some Chilling Information

True Detective's Season 3 Theme Song Reveals Some Chilling Information

Not since Big Little Lies has a theme song chilled us to the bone the way True Detective's season three theme song does. In case you need a refresher, the opening credits... Read more ...

Erykah Badu Says She Wants To Pray For R. Kelly During Chicago Show

Erykah Badu Says She Wants To Pray For R. Kelly During Chicago Show

Erykah Badu performed last night at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago and during her set, she took a moment to say she's “puttin' up a prayer right now” for R. Kelly, as TMZ... Read more ...

Ja Rule Criticizes New Fyre Festival Documentaries

Ja Rule Criticizes New Fyre Festival Documentaries

Netflix and Hulu both released documentaries about the disastrous Fyre Festival this past week. Fyre Fraud and Fyre follow the failed music festival and its co-founders Billy... Read more ...

Lady Gaga Calls Out Trump And Pence During Vegas Show: 'There Are People Who...

Lady Gaga Calls Out Trump And Pence During Vegas Show: 'There Are People Who Live Paycheck To Paycheck And Need Their Money'

Lady Gaga took a moment out of her residency in Las Vegas last night to address the government shutdown and call out President Trump... Read more ...

A Little Birdie Told Us Jessica Simpson Picked This Unique Name For Her...

A Little Birdie Told Us Jessica Simpson Picked This Unique Name For Her Third Child

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are preparing to welcome their third child together , and it looks like they might already have a name picked out. The 38-year-old singer and... Read more ...

Bishop Briggs Becomes First Female to Headline ALTer EGO

Bishop Briggs Becomes First Female to Headline ALTer EGO

Bishop Briggs made alternative rock history Saturday night at iHeartRadio's ALTer EGO at the Forum in Los Angeles by being the first... Read more ...

Cardi B's Government Shutdown Speech Quoted on Signs at 2019 Women's March...

Cardi B's Government Shutdown Speech Quoted on Signs at 2019 Women's March: See the Photos

Last week, Cardi B caught the attention of fans and lawmakers alike with her thoughts on the government shutdown. The video, Read more ...

'Green Book' Named Outstanding Motion Picture at Producers Guild Awards

'Green Book' Named Outstanding Motion Picture at Producers Guild Awards

Green Book, the dramedy about a friendship that developed between Italian-American Tony Lip and black pianist Dr. Don Shirley during a road trip... Read more ...

'SNL': Pete Davidson Makes Light of Suicide Scare on Weekend Update

'SNL': Pete Davidson Makes Light of Suicide Scare on Weekend Update

Former Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney made a surprise appearance on the show's Weekend Update with Pete Davidson on Saturday, with the... Read more ...

Greta Van Fleet Perform 'Black Smoke Rising' and 'You're the One' on 'SNL'...

Greta Van Fleet Perform 'Black Smoke Rising' and 'You're the One' on 'SNL': Watch

Saturday Night Live returned from its holiday break last night , and the show's first episode of the new year featured a musical... Read more ...