Monthly archives: February, 2016

What I Learned Working with a Label That Failed.

In early 2015, I was invited to join a “dream team” of music industry professionals. This team consisted of a former VP of a major record label, a manager from a “major” indie artist, as well as an assembly of top-notch graphic designers, publicists and assistants. Our mission was to work with a brand new…

SoundCloud Pulse Now Available On iPhone, Musicians Rejoice!

Already popular on Android, SoundCloud’s creator app, Pulse, has finally come to the iPhone. SoundCloud Pulse is a companion to SoundCloud’s existing app and enables creators to manage their accounts. SoundCloud Pulse features include:…

The Experts Share 6 Instagram Tips For Muscians

iDigic has an excellent post with a great infographic containing bits of advice from 31 Instagram experts. You can check it out here, but below is a summary of what they feel is important to use the platform to its utmost….

4 Reasons Snapchat Is A Major Marketing Opportunity For Artists

Whatever your opinion of the photo sharing service may be, the rapidly growing Snapchat will be a critical marketing weapon in your social media arsenal moving forward into 2016, and provides artists with a unique opportunity to connect with fans on a personal level….

The Music Industry Needs Better: Bandpage And How Open Technology Will Save The Industry [Jesse Von Doom]

While Bandpage is the most recent music startup promising to save artists to be purchased by tech giant like YouTube, it’s hardly the first. What the music industry needs, however, is to move away from corporate partnership and embrace open technology….

Building A Successful Tour: Tips From A Former Booking Agent

Here former manager and former booking agent Sharyn Goldyn outlines how an up-and-coming band should approach their first tours, what then can expect financially, and how they can promote their shows while on the road….

Billboard 200 Chart Moves: ‘Deadpool’ Soundtrack Debuts in Top 40

On the most recent Billboard 200 albums chart (dated March 5), Adele’s 25 returned to the top slot for a ninth nonconsecutive week. It shifted another 151,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Feb. 18, according to Nielsen Music. Elsewhere in the top 10, country duo Joey + Rory scored their best week ever…

Spotify Killed Piracy? 57M In U.S. Still Pirate Music, Says New Survey

According to the prevailing wisdom, education, judicial action, Spotify, Pandora and streaming music that makes a free or almost free infinite jukebox available to everyone, has killed piracy. But that’s not true, according to a new study by MusicWatch….

Spotify Announces Google Cloud Platform Partnership

Spotify announced today on their news blog that they have selected Google Cloud Platform as an infrastructure partner for their popular music streaming service. Up until now, it appears Spotify has been managing that hardware burden themselves via multiple providers and data centers (including Amazon Web Services for whom they were an AWS case study). However the…

8 Strategies For Selling Music Online

As streaming becomes more and more popular, actually trying to sell music online can seem pointless, and many artists simply aren’t very good at it. Here we look at eight effective strategies for how you can still profit off of digital music sales….