Russell Simmons Faces New Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Vows To Defend Himself

Russell Simmons, the founder of Def Jam Records, has denied new sexual harassment allegations from four women, including three who claim they were raped by the hip-hop mogul. “I vehemently deny all these allegations. These horrific accusations have shocked me to my core and all of my relations have been…

What Exactly IS An Artist’s Brand?

The importance of “branding” and “promoting one’s brand” is thrown around a lot this days when advising artists on how to achieve music business success, but what exactly does it mean for a musician or band to have a brand? Here we answer that exact question. ________________________ Guest post by…

Live Music Today: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

In this piece Joe Rinaldi reflects on the state of the live music industry, and how the rise of the streaming age and the drop off in retail sales has further increased the necessity of live performance for artists looking to make it in the music industry. ______________________ Guest post…

Rock Legend Bill Graham’s Sons Lose Renewed Estate Fight

The sons of legendary concert promoter Bill Graham cannot prove their rights to concert posters and other San Francisco Bay Area rock memorabilia they say they were swindled out of by Graham’s estate executor, the Ninth Circuit ruled Wednesday. Graham famously produced concerts for the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis…

State Of Concert Ticketing 2017

In this recap of the International Entertainment Buyers Association 2017, the panelists discuss ticketing innovation in a series of topics ranging from distribution, marketing pricing, loyalty programs in conjunction with fan engagement and more. _______________________ Guest post from IEBA.org Panelists: Justin Atkins, Ticketmaster Jason Comfort, Red Light Management Charlie Goldstone,…

Pandora Takes On Spotify With Free Ad-Supported On Demand Streaming Music Service

Pandora is unlocking free access to its Premium on demand streaming service after they watch a 15 second video ad. Users gain access to a Pandora Premium listening session which can include a song, album or playlist. With the exception of YouTube, this offers consumers the closest alternative to Spotify’s…

4 Ways To Share Your Music Video

After spending days and possibly even a significant chunk of change on putting together the perfect music video, your going to want a way to disseminate it to the masses without breaking the bank. Here we look at some effective ways of getting your video out there beyond a lazy…