Startups and change makers leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.
Now that January, also known as the longest Monday of the year, has passed there seems to be quite a pick up in the music business news cycle.
Marshmello took over Fortnite with a live virtual concert. In the process he increased his views by 500%.
PledgeMusic makes a huge fumble with artist payouts and they get called out by their peers.
Bandsintown brags about their 50 million users.
Meet the new Techstars Music class for 2019 including a wide variety of startups.
This week’s featured startup is Seated. Seated seeks to take on the tour date listings void of an artist’s website by allowing them a fully customizable solution. As someone who has used the frustratingly complicated Bandsintown and Songkick, Seated offers anyone with a little CSS knowledge a welcome reprieve.
SoundCloud co-founder Eric Wahlforss announced on Wednesday (Jan. 23) he will be stepping down from his day-to-day role as chief product officer and transition into an advisory role for the streaming service effective March 1.
With 500,000 registered musicians and 50,000,000 users, Bandsintown, the website that brings together touring artists and concertgoers, is one of the biggest resources for musicians. I spoke with CEO Fabrice Sergent about how they are working with that massive community.
For the past decade, a number of prominent musicians, including Bob Dylan and the late Tom Petty, have quietly attempted to reclaim rights to songs by serving notices of termination to publishers and record labels. Often, like in the case of Prince, these notices become invitations to renegotiate deals for more favorable royalty arrangements. But according to lawsuits filed Tuesday in New York federal court, in the face of hundreds of termination notices, UMG Recordings and Sony Music have “routinely and systematically refused to honor them.”
SoundExchange paid out $952.8 million to artists and labels last year, the most it has ever distributed since the organization began. That represented a $300 million, or 46.1 percent increase over the prior year when it paid out $652 million.
Women remain shockingly under-represented in the key songwriting and production arms of the music industry, according to “Inclusion In the Recording Studio?” the second annual investigation into the industry by Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.
The industry consensus group has announced board and committee memberships for the Mechanical Licensing Collective ahead of its March 21 application deadline to form the entity tasked with overseeing the blanket mechanical license formed by the Music Modernization Act.