Billboard, Twitter Launch Bop.fm Chart Integration

Music is meant to be heard, rather than just read about. So to solve that problem Billboard and Twitter have integrated Bop.fm, “the Switzerland of music services” into select charts. Billboard and Twitter have integrated a Bop.fm music player into select charts to allow online users to hear each charted…

Songwriter Equity Act Makes It’s Way Back To Congress

The Songwriter Equity Act returned to Congress yesterday afternoon. While an identical bill proposed last year was unsuccessful, there is an increased level of optimism surrounding it’s reappearance. Presented with bipartisan support, the Songwriter Equity Act would update Sections 114 and 115 of the Copyright Act, giving the special royalty…

Does Music Subscriber Growth Cripple Profitability?

With streaming services pushing the paid subscription model, profit for those company’s should be growing – but not only are the streaming music giants not making money, they’re losing it. Who is to blame? Guest Post by Jon Maples I recently wrote about how Rhapsody is facing issues as it…

Merchbar Launches Hot Merch Charts To Track Top Merchandise Globally

Merchbar, the platform that hit the market last September to provide fans with merchandise offerings individually curated to their unique personal taste has launched the Merchbar Hot Merch Chart. Offering over 100,000 individual pieces of merchandise from over 5,000 artists, Merchbar has become a destination for fans seeking the latest,…

5 Common Gig Booking Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

We’re all busy, right? You’d think inadequately written inquiries would be a rarity but, unfortunately, they’re sent on a regular basis. Avoid making simple gig booking mistakes with these 5 pointers. Guest Post by Jhoni Jackson on Sonicbids Blog There are standards for written inquiries that bands and artists email…