The Best Music & Business News Recap – Week of 4/18/16


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Must Read Music & Business Articles From Last Week

Music Business News:

  • Coachella Files Lawsuit Against L.A. Marketing Firm For Scalping Wristbands– ht.ly/4mO9PK
  • Bombshell Emerges In “Stairway to Heaven” Plagiarism Case– ht.ly/4mO9XL
  • 10 Years of Music Industry Change In 10 Seconds Or Less– ht.ly/4mOban
  • An Independent Release Is #1 Album In USA– ht.ly/4mQQfJ
  • Record Store Day 2016: What Was Hot, What Was Not–ht.ly/4mTuRB
  • Top Vinyl Sales: Record Store Day 2016– ht.ly/4mTv6d
  • Bandpage Adds AllMusic Integration– ht.ly/4mW463
  • Shazam For Brands wants to be the catch-all QR code of the future– ht.ly/4mW4fP
  • Facebook Launches Its Version Of Content ID– ht.ly/4mW4ms
  • Prince Dead At 57: Icon Passed Away Suddenly– ht.ly/4mXCaY 
  • How Prince Pioneered The Fight For Independence From Record Labels–ht.ly/4mYYnz

DIY or DIE ~ What You Need To Know To Succeed In The Music Industry:

  • Key Questions To Get The Most Out Of Your Live Event– ht.ly/4mOaKW
  • Want To Get On The Cover Of Rolling Stone? Follow These Tips– ht.ly/4mOaWD
  • 8 Common Ways Small Businesses Waste Money Marketing– ht.ly/4mObqj
  • Content-Release Tricks From 4 Video Streaming Giants– ht.ly/4mObhJ
  • Finding An Audience In The College Market– ht.ly/4mTvE7
  • Get An Honest Opinion Of Your Music– ht.ly/4mQRan
  • 8 Unusual Options For Booking Live Shows– ht.ly/4mQRpn
  • Ten Rules For Musicians On The Road– ht.ly/4mQRFg
  • Self Evaluation (Quiz): Are You Set To Succeed In The Modern Music Business?– ht.ly/4mW5os
  • Design 101: How To Make Great Graphics Without Design Skills– ht.ly/4mW5T0
  • 7 Questions to Ask Freelancers Before You Send Them Work–ht.ly/4mW6d9
  • 5 Simple Ways To Become More Involved With Your Local Music Scene– ht.ly/4mZ07I

Streaming Music:

  • $15M Reasons Not to Launch a Streaming Music Service– ht.ly/4mTvpd 
  • SoundCloudGo Launch Leaves Unanswered Questions– ht.ly/4mOaar
  • Sony/ATV Signs Multi-Territory Deal With SoundCloud– ht.ly/4mQPVQ
  • Kanye West & Tidal Sued Over Life of Pablo Exclusive– ht.ly/4mQQ80
  • Why Prince Hated Spotify YouTube SoundCloud AppleMusic Deezer & Rdio– ht.ly/4mZ0uT

General Career & Business Tips:

  • The 4 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Day Job– ht.ly/4mOalD
  • Why Rushing Actually Slows You Down–ht.ly/4mTw4m
  • The 3 Most Important Phrases In the Entrepreneurial Vocabulary– ht.ly/4mZ0So

Social Media & Marketing Tips:

  • When It Comes To Social Media On Mobile There’s Facebook & Everybody Else– ht.ly/4mOazd
  • Best Post Times: Facebook & Twitter 2016– ht.ly/4mQQyI
  • 7 Insider Tips And Tricks For Musicians On Facebook– ht.ly/4mTvOt
  • Social Media Is Too Important To Be Run By The Marketing Department– ht.ly/4mW4F8
  • 5 Steps To Creating An Effective Music Marketing Plan–ht.ly/4mW51c
  • Facebook Changing Your Timeline Again: Tips To Save Your Traffic– ht.ly/4mYZsf
  • 9 Powerful Ways to Use the Pareto Principle in Marketing–ht.ly/4mW6oS
  • Integrating Your Digital & Offline Local Marketing Campaigns– ht.ly/4mW6jd
  • Facebook Live: 6 Best Practices– ht.ly/4mYZYc

Other Important News:

  • House Passes Bill To Sabotage Net Neutrality– ht.ly/4mOc1L

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