The Best Music & Business News Recap – Week of 5/2/16

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Must Read Music & Business Articles From Last Week

Music Business News:

  • The Best Music & Business News Recap (Week of 5/2/16)–
  • Live Nation & Hulu Partner For Virtual Reality Concerts–
  • Music Festivals: Revenue For Event And Host City Is Staggering–
  • How Music Piracy Is Completely Changing In 2016–
  • How Live Music Can Save Itself From Disruption–
  • 2 Acts In Congress Could Make It Easier For International Acts To Tour The USA–
  • Apple Music To Get Major Overhaul Next Month, Beats To Add Stations–
  • Back To The Future: Old Music Is Selling More Than New Music–
  • One Band Confronts Music Industry Barrier With Unique Working Wage Revenue Model–
  • How Big Is The Music Business, Really?–
  • Live Nation To Launch Massive $20 Concert Ticket Fire Sale–
  • Days After Prince, Little Richard Is Clinging to Life–
  • Happy Birthday Damages Now Approaching $19M–
  • Youtube Makes Changes To Its Heavily Criticized Content ID System–

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

  • 5 Money Tips for Financial Success–
  • 5 Tips For Touring Smarter–
  • Musicians Guide To Integrating Video Into Your Music Marketing–
  • Eventbrite Partners With Teespring For Easy Event Merch Sales–
  • Radar Awards Wants Your Music Videos–
  • 7 Easy Fixes That’ll Make Your Band Look Better On Social Media–
  • Touring Details To Go Over With Your Manager–

Streaming Music:

  • Does Boycotting Spotify Work?–
  • Why Cover Songs May Never Be Streamed Thanks To New Rules At Spotify & Apple
  • What People Are Listening To On Their Smartphones–
  • New Experiences Like Video & VR Can Save Streaming Music–
  • Neil Young: All 57 Albums Can Now Be Streamed In Lo-Fi On Tidal–
  • Apple Music Hits 13 Million Subscribers–
  • Spotify Becoming MySpace While Apple Music Becomes Facebook–
  • YouTube Says 2.5% Of Its Traffic Is Music Related–

General Career & Business Tips:

  • 5 Easy Organization Tips for Musicians That Make a Huge Difference–
  • 7 Ways To Improve The Efficiency Of Your Business–

Social Media & Marketing Tips:

  • 5 Marketing Tips for Reaching the DIY Generation–
  • 9 Ways To Build Your Mailing List & Sell More Music Online–
  • Reaching Millennials Using Billboards At Music Festivals–
  • YouTube Is Getting Google’s Material Design: Here’s How To Enable It–
  • Should You Rebrand? 10 Questions Must Ask–
  • Turns Out Millennials Have Amazing Musical Attention Spans–

Other Important News:

  • 4 Reasons Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the New Trade Secrets Law–
  • Lessons From Prince & His Struggles With Digital Music–
  • Music Startups Named Midemlab 2016 Finalists–
  • Lawyer Fighting Led Zeppelin Cited For Unprofessional Offensive Behavior–

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The Music Business Network’s CMJ 2013 After Party

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CMJ Done? Not just yet!!! Join us for our CMJ 2013 Afterparty & Networking Event!



Date:  Wednesday October 23, 2013

 Time:   7:00PM – 10:00PM

Location: Pranna Lounge (79 Madison Avenue at 28th Street)

RSVP: FREE with RSVP by 10/22/13  $5 at the Door

Who:   This event is open to those individuals who are currently working in the music industry (including those recently laid off), musicians, and all students of the music and entertainment industries.

Event Food & Drink Specials From 7:00 – 9:00

– Draft Beer $5

– Bottled Beer $6

– Signature Cocktails $8

– Wok Fired Bowls  $5

– 5 Types of Dim Sum $5


For More Info About the Venue Please Visit:

The Music Business Network Presents… Hello Spring!!! – REGISTER TODAY


Wednesday April 17, 2013, Music and Entertainment Industry professionals are invited to attend The Music Business Network’s Spring Networking Event “HELLO SPRING!” (hosted at White Rabbit from 7:00 – 10:00pm). Come chill, drink, and connect with individuals who comprise the future of the music industry.

This is one of our quarterly PAID networking events. We will have appetizers, giftbags, and other goodies at this event! If you have promo materials that you’d like to us to include in our giftbags at this event please contact us.

The Cost to Attend This Event Is As Follows and does not include any fees EventBrite charges for registration  (**Special Promo: We’ve reduced the cost of attending for this event**):

  • Non-Members of The Music Business Network– $15 to attend (Reduced from $25)
  • Members of The Music Business Network – $15 to attend
  • Student – $15 to attend

RSVP HERE To Attend our Hello Spring! Networking Event


The Music Business Network’s Recent & Upcoming Networking Events



Event Overview & Recent & Upcoming Events

The Music Business Network hosts monthly (no fee) “Music Connect” meet-ups (in both New York City and Albany, NY) and quarterly networking events (in New York City) for Members and Potential members so that they may connect and interface with one another on a more personal level in an intimate setting. “Music Connect” monthly meet-ups are held at various locations throughout New York City and are held in Albany, NY at Lark Tavern (on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00pm – 9:00pm).



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Our Next MUSIC CONNECT Event in New York City will be on 2/20/13 from 7:00 – 10:00pm at White Rabbit



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Our First MUSIC CONNECT Event in New York’s Capital District will be on 2/27/13 from 6:00 – 9:00pm at Lark Tavern (Albany, NY)



**We Are Currently Planning our Spring (Quarterly – Paid) Networking Event  – Keep Checking Back for More Information!**


Thank you to all who attended The Music Business Network’s 2012 Holiday Meet Up at Aspen Social Club on 12/5/12!

Exclusive Release Party & Performance: Jasmine Solano & Machine Gun Kelly

Monday! Jasmine Solano’s “TURN IT UP” Video & Single Release Party! Hosted by Vashtie & Angela Yee!

Brooklyn-based DJ and rapper Jasmine Solano announced today the release of her second single and music video, “Turn It Up,” off her upcoming EP due out early this summer. Featuring Chicago’s own wunderkind Hollywood Holt and produced by the legendary Junior Sanchez, “Turn It Up” boasts a uniquely unparalleled hybrid mix of hip-hop, boom-bap, and skate-punk genres, leaving little to be desired and never disappointing. On Monday, Jasmine Solano hosts a screening and release party for a hand selected group of media Professionals & personalities, fashion models & Stylists, Actors & Musicians, etc.

RSVP for this event by using the Eventbrite links below or at

Register for Jasmine Solano's  TURN IT UP  Video & Single Release Party w/ Hollywood Holt! Hosted by Vastie & Angela Yee! in New York, NY  on Eventbrite

Sunday! Jasmine Solano performs with Machine Gun Kelly, Live at the Grammercy NYC!!


For more information about Jasmine Solano visit:

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