Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Concert Backlash • Home Studio Mistakes • Essential Repair Tasks • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at the top home studio mistakes and how to fix them, essential repair tasks when it comes to maintaining your venue, the principles behind a well designed music website, and more. Rachelle Wilber | Concert Backlash: How To Deal With A DWI Charge Emma…

10 Things You Should Do As Soon As You Sign Up New Music For Distribution

While signing up for a distribution process is certainly an important of getting your music out there, it doesn’t end there. Here we look at ten things you must do once you’ve signed it up for distribution to ensure your new tunes actually make an impact. ___________________________ Guest post by…

Billboard Adjusts Chart Calculations To Favor Paid Streaming Over Ad-Supported Streams, YouTube

As how people consume music shifts, Billboard has adjusted how it calculates the charts. Bowing to pressure from the recorded music industry, the latest set of changes give more weight to paid streams vs ad-supported streams including YouTube. _________________________ Beginning next year, plays occurring on paid services and tiers on…

Spotify Launches RISE Emerging Artists Program and Here Are Troy Carter’s First Four Picks

Spotify has launched RISE, a program “designed to identify and break the next wave of music superstars.” Two common denominators underpinning he first four artists chosen are a decidedly DIY/indie ethos and a smart use of social media to build a committed fanbase. __________________________________ Spotify’s new RISE emerging artist program…

How To Guide To Advertising Music On Instagram

Instagram has become one of the best ways to promote your personal brand as a musician, but the platform’s complexities necessitate a fair amount of finesse on the part of the artist. Here we look at some key practices for promoting your music on Instagram. _________________________ Guest post by Lisa…

Show.co Adds “Pre-Save” To Spotify Campaigns For Upcoming Releases

Show.co, the music marketing platform acquired by CD Baby last year, continues to innovate with the addition of campaigns that offer “pre-saves” on Spotify. The new feature and full Show.co platform is free to all CD Baby artists and offered very affordably to all others. ___________________________________ Show.co’s Music Marketing Toolbox…

5 Reasons Music Venues Won’t Write You Back

Artists and bands often experience frustration when reaching out to venues in hopes of booking a show, only to be greeted with deafening radio silence. This silence can often be justified, however. Here we look at five reasons venues might not be getting back to you. _____________________ Guest post by…

RIAA Goes After Lengthy List Of Piracy Sites

Although music piracy ain’t what it used to be it’s still alive and well. Here we look at a list of some of the most notorious piracy platforms currently in the crosshairs of the RIAA. _________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Music piracy isn’t what it once…

AM BRIEF: Billboard Adjusts Streaming Chart Weight • Spotify Adds Emerging Artists Program • Deezer To Russia • More

10.20.17 Music Biz News From Around The Web Billboard will give more chart weight to paid streams over free. It may be a more accurate reflection of income, but does it mirror interest? Updated continuously under our More News tab

Tunecore Passes $1 Billion In Revenue To Artists

Tunecore has passed the $1 billion milestone in revenue paid to artists from streaming and sales. That impressive number does not include revenue from other TuneCore offerings, such as Publishing Administration and YouTube revenue collection. According to the IFPI’s 2016 Report, while overall digital revenues for the global recorded music…