Lyrics And Legacies: The Way We Remember Artists

Given the high volume of music industry deaths in the past year, we’ve seen new trends manifest in different ways as to how fans honor and commemorate these artists and the music which they created. ____________________________________ Guest post from LyricFind Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell, Prince, David Bowie and just recently…

ASCAP “I Create Music” 13th Annual Expo Set For May 7-9, 2018

ASCAP today announced that its 13th annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO will be held May 7 – 9, 2018 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. Billed as the United States’ largest conference for songwriters, composers, artists and producers, ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO offers an opportunity for…

New Order Settles Lawsuit With Longtime Bassist

After years of acrimony, members of the legendary new wave band New Order reached a legal settlement with former bassist Peter Hook over the use of the band’s name. A statement from the remaining members of New Order about the settlement:: “New Order announce that today, a full and final…

Announcement Of Latin Grammy Nominees Delayed Indefinitely By Natural Disasters

The Latin Recording Academy has postponed the announcement of nominations for the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards in the aftermath of a deadly and powerful earthquake that affected Mexico this week, as well as the lingering devastation from hurricanes Irma and Harvey. In a statement announcing the delay, Latin Recording…

RIAA Releases State Of Music Business Mid-2017: Streaming Subscriptions Drive Revenue Growth

Amazingly enough, 2017 is halfway gone already which means it’s time to take stock of the music industry as a whole, looking at where revenue has increased and how companies have been able to adapt to a rise in the popularity of streaming. __________________________ Guest post by Cary Sherman, Chairman…

Metadata Explained And 7 Key Reasons Songwriters Should Manage It Themselves

Although the term is thrown around often as an issue which needs fixing in the music business, particularly where streaming is concerned, what it is and why it’s important for songwriters to manage their own is often unclear. Here we work to explain those details. _____________________ Guest post by Niclas…

Why Moving To Brooklyn Isn’t Necessary For Your Band To Make It Big

Thanks in part to an idea perpetuated by popular culture, many fledgling bands and artists enter the industry under the assumption that moving to a densely populated area is a requirement to achieving success. This is untrue, however, and doing so can sometimes be a setback. _____________________________ Guest post by…

Concord Music Acquires Savoy Label Group, 429 Records

[UPDATED] Indie music powerhouse Concord Music continues its buying streak with this acquisition of the Savoy Label Group. Details of the deal were not disclosed. In June, Concord acquired music publisher Imagem at a record breaking price reported to be between $500 million and $600 million. The combined companies create…