Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Indie Tour Tips • Self-Care On The Road • Pre-Show Jitters • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, our contributors shared articles on what indie bands need to know before they embark on a tour, how artists on the road can maintain their personal health, some tricks for calming stage nerves before a show, and more. Dixie Somers | 5 Tips For An Indie…

Spotify, Netflix Should Worry About A Global Recession

Spotify, Netflix and a select group of streaming services have experienced meteoric growth. But that growth – already slowing in some sectors – could be reversed if there is the global recession that many economists predict, says MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan, and it’s not for the reasons you might think….

PledgeMusic’s Winding Up Petition Is Now Public

PledgeMusic’s official Winding Up petition is now public and it shares little new information, including which assets are still available to be sold to pay off the failed crowd funders substantial debt to artists, labels and other creditors. Winding Up is the UK equivalent of a court controlled asset liquidation….

Streaming Income: How Sustainable Is It?

How much artists actually earn from streaming has been a popular topic of debate in the music industry for some time. Here, we look at a slightly different perspective on basic income forecasting, and exactly how the economics of streaming affect artists. __________________________________ Guest post from AWAL This article provides…

5 Top Ways to Promote Your Event Via Eventbrite

Once you’ve poured the necessary blood, sweat, and tears into your event required to ensure your attendees will have a good time, how do you guarantee anyone will actually show up? Here we look at five key ways in which you can boost your next event to encourage maximum turnout….

Why Songwriters Neeed To Embrace Authenticity Over Trends

While consumers often focus on an artist’s ability to perform and their technical expertise, there is significant evidence suggesting that having a unique, authentic creative voice is in fact more important than ability. ___________________________________ Guest post by Patrick McGuire of TuneCore Every time a songwriter sets out to create music,…

Hasbro Buys Dualtone, Death Row Owner eOne For $4B Cash

UPDATED: Hasbro has acquired Entertainment One in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $4 billion. The multi-platform entertainment company is home to the popular children’s franchises Peppa Pig and PJ Masks, as well as one of the largest independent music companies in North America. eOne’s music division includes 150 artists…

Warner Music Licenses Music Discovery App Audiomack

Warner Music Group has entered into a licensing deal with fast-growing music discover app Audiomack. The partnership marks Audiomack’s first with a major label. The streaming service, which allows independent artists to upload an unlimited amount of music for free, says it has achieved 210% year-over-year growth in daily active…

Apple Music Adds New Music Daily Playlist

of “the latest must-hear songs.” According to Apple, “When the most important artists—from across the world and across genres—have something new to drop, this will be the place to find it first.” New Music Daily replaces Apple Music’s Best of the Week playlist and is updated daily. The first track…

HostBaby To Transfer Accounts To Bandzoogle

Established as one of the biggest online distributors in the game, CD Baby has consistently provided a number of online features, including the option for artists to host their website through a company called HostBaby. No more, however, with the parent company recently announcing their plan to transfer all artist…

Producing Tracks For Licensing – How To Boost Your Chances For Success [Part 2]

In this second part of a breakdown on how to improve your odds for success when producing tracks for licensing, we look at what you need in order to ensure you have your organizational ducks in a row with respect to your digital audio workstation, your paperwork, and your network….