The Best Music & Business News Recap – Week of 5/9/16


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Must Read Music & Business Articles From Last Week

Music Business News:


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


Streaming Music:


General Career & Business Tips:


Social Media & Marketing Tips:


Other Important News:


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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)– http://tinyurl.com/jzotduo
  • Live Nation & Hulu Partner For Virtual Reality Concerts– ht.ly/4nurkD
  • Music Festivals: Revenue For Event And Host City Is Staggering– ht.ly/4nurch
  • How Music Piracy Is Completely Changing In 2016– ht.ly/4nur35
  • How Live Music Can Save Itself From Disruption– ht.ly/4ns0yC
  • 2 Acts In Congress Could Make It Easier For International Acts To Tour The USA– ht.ly/4nrZzA
  • Apple Music To Get Major Overhaul Next Month, Beats To Add Stations– ht.ly/4nrZkp
  • Back To The Future: Old Music Is Selling More Than New Music– ht.ly/4nrZ97
  • One Band Confronts Music Industry Barrier With Unique Working Wage Revenue Model– ht.ly/4nptk1
  • How Big Is The Music Business, Really?– ht.ly/4npr6D
  • Live Nation To Launch Massive $20 Concert Ticket Fire Sale– ht.ly/4npqRP
  • Days After Prince, Little Richard Is Clinging to Life– ht.ly/4nmscX
  • Happy Birthday Damages Now Approaching $19M–ht.ly/4njHfv
  • Youtube Makes Changes To Its Heavily Criticized Content ID System–ht.ly/4njGcF

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

  • 5 Money Tips for Financial Success– ht.ly/4nurV3
  • 5 Tips For Touring Smarter– ht.ly/4ns0Fc
  • Musicians Guide To Integrating Video Into Your Music Marketing– ht.ly/4npslo
  • Eventbrite Partners With Teespring For Easy Event Merch Sales– ht.ly/4nmsLX
  • Radar Awards Wants Your Music Videos– ht.ly/4njIl7
  • 7 Easy Fixes That’ll Make Your Band Look Better On Social Media– ht.ly/4njGSW
  • Touring Details To Go Over With Your Manager– ht.ly/4njGIA

Streaming Music:

  • Does Boycotting Spotify Work?– ht.ly/4nrZ1D
  • Why Cover Songs May Never Be Streamed Thanks To New Rules At Spotify & Apple Music-ht.ly/4nprgr
  • What People Are Listening To On Their Smartphones– ht.ly/4njI5G
  • New Experiences Like Video & VR Can Save Streaming Music– ht.ly/4njHS2
  • Neil Young: All 57 Albums Can Now Be Streamed In Lo-Fi On Tidal– ht.ly/4njHAk
  • Apple Music Hits 13 Million Subscribers– ht.ly/4n9ATG
  • Spotify Becoming MySpace While Apple Music Becomes Facebook– ht.ly/4njH1h
  • YouTube Says 2.5% Of Its Traffic Is Music Related– ht.ly/4njGyK

General Career & Business Tips:

  • 5 Easy Organization Tips for Musicians That Make a Huge Difference– ht.ly/4nurEL
  • 7 Ways To Improve The Efficiency Of Your Business– ht.ly/4npszD

Social Media & Marketing Tips:

  • 5 Marketing Tips for Reaching the DIY Generation– ht.ly/4nurM7
  • 9 Ways To Build Your Mailing List & Sell More Music Online– ht.ly/4ns0p8
  • Reaching Millennials Using Billboards At Music Festivals–ht.ly/4nrZTM
  • YouTube Is Getting Google’s Material Design: Here’s How To Enable It– ht.ly/4npt7p
  • Should You Rebrand? 10 Questions Must Ask– ht.ly/4npsMR
  • Turns Out Millennials Have Amazing Musical Attention Spans– ht.ly/4njG7Z

Other Important News:

  • 4 Reasons Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the New Trade Secrets Law– ht.ly/4nursQ
  • Lessons From Prince & His Struggles With Digital Music–ht.ly/4nprvJ20
  • Music Startups Named Midemlab 2016 Finalists– ht.ly/4njHnd
  • Lawyer Fighting Led Zeppelin Cited For Unprofessional Offensive Behavior– ht.ly/4njGmK

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The Best Music & Business News Recap – Week of 4/25/16


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Must Read Music & Business Articles From Last Week

Music Business News:

  • The Best Music & Business News Recap (Week of 4/18/16)– ht.ly/4n3UXC
  • Final Words From Prince: Stop Stealing My Music– ht.ly/4n3WR1
  • Prince Fans Pay Tribute Buying 1M Tracks, 240k Albums In USA– ht.ly/4n3Xto
  • Sony Seeks $750,000 After Fake Evidence Emerges In Lawsuit– ht.ly/4n9LrO
  • Led Zeppelin Is About to Win Its Stairway to Heaven Case– ht.ly/4nc4hn
  • Judge Assigns Administrator For Prince Estate– ht.ly/4neE8B
  • Beyoncé’s Lemonade & Prince Dominate Mid-Week Chart– ht.ly/4neEke
  • Ticketfly Scores 2 Big Wins In New York City– ht.ly/4neEuK

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

  • Why Every Musician Needs A Website & What It Should Include– ht.ly/4n3ZBa
  • Artist Images: A New Chapter In Revenue– ht.ly/4n6zlG
  • 3 Tips for Building Relationships With Hip Hop Bloggers– ht.ly/4n9MqY
  • How To Take A Headshot That Reflects Your Personal Brand– ht.ly/4n9NJ0
  • How To Make Money From Your Music On YouTube– ht.ly/4nc4XA
  • Emmerge Mixes Email With Task Management on iOS– ht.ly/4neEJx
  • Don’t Waste Money on a Lawyer: 5 Legal Steps for Every New Artist– ht.ly/4neFcR
  • The Best Productivity Tools for Entrepreneurs– ht.ly/4neFue

Streaming Music:

  • What a Record Label With 2.5M YouTube Streams Actually Earns– ht.ly/4n3Ytl
  • Beyoncé Lemonade Release Available For Download On Apple Music, Amazon &, GooglePlay– ht.ly/4n3YHl
  • One of MTV’s Biggest Stars Says YouTube Exploits Musicians– ht.ly/4n6yeL
  • Can Rhapsody Survive Against Spotify, Apple, Tidal, SoundCloud & Google?– ht.ly/4n6yng
  • Spotify Slams Tidal Saying Streaming Music Exclusives Are Bad For Fans– ht.ly/4n6yyi
  • Apple Music Hits 13 Million Subscribers– ht.ly/4n9ATG
  • Tidal Exclusives Causing Major Piracy Craze– ht.ly/4n9Lh1
  • Spotify Acquires CrowdAlbum– ht.ly/4nc3H1
  • The Contract Songwriters Are Signing With Spotify– ht.ly/4nc58l
  • Streaming Music War: Apple Music vs. Spotify– ht.ly/4neDYO

General Career & Business Tips:

  • Your Mindset Helps Ensure Success In Your Music Career– ht.ly/4n40o9
  • Music Business Growth Hacking 101: READ If You Are Serious About Your Music Career–ht.ly/4n6zad
  • Things Which Separate Career Musicians From Hobby Musicians– ht.ly/4n9MB5
  • 7 Resources For Finding A Job In The Music Industry– ht.ly/4nc5nS
  • 7 Self-Defeating Psychological Habits That Stymie Success– ht.ly/4nc5ze
  • What’s Working in Indie Music Today: Lessons In Success from New Artist Model– ht.ly/4neEV5

Social Media & Marketing Tips:

  • 4 Key Snapchat Marketing Secrets From DJ Khaled– ht.ly/4n3ZkM
  • 7 New Tools That Will Streamline Your Marketing Campaigns– ht.ly/4n6yMK
  • 3 Social Media Fan Scenarios That Musicians Get Wrong– ht.ly/4n40R1
  • How Long Should A Teaser Video Be?– ht.ly/4n9M5M
  • Know About Live Video Social Media’s Latest Craze– ht.ly/4nc4sz
  • If You Use Bandcamp Or Soundcloud You MUST Tag Your Music– ht.ly/4nc4GP

Other Important News:

  • Compulsory Licenses Must Require Display Of Songwriter Credits– ht.ly/4n3Z1f
  • Prince Observations– ht.ly/4n6yEK
  • What Record Stores Will Look Like In the Future– ht.ly/4n9LFK

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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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The Music Business Network Changes


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Website Re-Development Information

What We’ve Been Doing:

  • We have been re-developing our website in order to improve member experiences and assist you in furthering your careers.

Why You’ve Been Waiting So Long For Our New Site To Launch:

  • We had many site developer personnel changes
  • Each developer utilized different methods in developing the new site (causing us to start from scratch with each developer change)
  • Developing a membership website takes a lot of time and is extremely difficult! Our Executive Director (on top of everything else she does) has been tirelessly developing this site.

When The New Site Is Launching:

  • The new site is still under development – If you would like to see real-time site development updates visit this link
  • The full site will launch in Q1 or Q2 of 2016
  • We are beta testing during development

What You’ll See On The New Site:

  • Educational content,
  • Increased ability to interact with members and connect in a much simpler manner,
  • Additional “Members Only” Discounts,
  • Topic Specific Forums & Discussion Boards for you to ask questions and engage in the community,
  • Event Calendar that lists all major music business and member events (ranging from conferences to shows and workshops),
  • Much, much more….

Note: If there are any specific kinds of content that you’d like to see on the new site please contact us! We are open to suggestions because our company is all about helping you!

Membership Fees:

  • You can join today by becoming a beta tester for the site (contact us for additional information),
  • We will be imposing an annual membership fee upon the relaunch,
  • All current members will be grandfathered in and will not be charged the new membership fee for their first year.

Our LinkedIn Group:

  • We were processing membership applications via our LinkedIn group page,
  • LinkedIn changed group settings and no longer indexed and is completely private,
  • You are no longer able to request to join (unless you request to receive a direct invite from Kathryn N. Sano).

Networking Events

What’s Been Going On With Our Events?

  • It has been a while since we’ve hosted our last networking event (we did this intentionally)
  • Upon our site’s relaunch we will be bringing back our monthly “Music Connect” networking events

Thank You For Your Continued Patience While We Undergo These Changes!

The Best Music Business Weekly News Recap – Week of 10/19/15


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The Music Business Network’s Weekly News Recap – Week of  10/19/15

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The Best Music Business Weekly News Recap – Week of 10/12/15


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The Music Business Network’s Weekly News Recap – Week of  10/12/15

Must Read Articles From This Week:

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Here Are Our Top CMJ 2015 Event Picks For The Week!


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Not Sure What Your CMJ Plans Are For The Week? Here Are Our Top CMJ 2015 Event Picks!

The CMJ Music Marathon is upon us again. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the CMJ Music Marathon. CMJ will be taking over New York City this week (10/13/15 – 10/17/15) with live performances, exclusive parties, networking events, panels, presentations, and workshops. Here are some of The Music Business Network’s top picks for this week’s events.

 


Marketing & PR Panels

10/13/15 – 11:45am – Augmented Entertainment: A New Way Of Connecting Fans And Artists

10/14/15 – 12:00pm – 10 Fundamentals Of A Creative Strategy

10/14/15 – 1:30pm – 10 Fundamentals Of A Creative Strategy

10/15/15 – 12:00pm – Artist Tools and Top Music Strategies

10/15/15 – 1:30pm – Artist Tools and Top Music Strategies

10/15/15 – 2:45pm – Talking Music Technology For Branding

10/16/15 – 11:20am – Artist Branding


Live & Touring Panels

10/15/15 – 3:30pm – Touring Advice For DIY Bands By Bandsintown

10/16/15 – 2:15pm – Smart Booking


Publishing Panels

10/15/15 – 12:45pm – Popular Music In The Streaming World: Publishers’ Role In Reaching The Most In Out Crowds

10/16/15 – 10:10am – The Changing Landscape of Collective Music Licensing

10/16/15 – 1:30pm – International Music Licensing

10/16/15 – 2:40pm – Blurred Lines or Fuzzy Math: How Did They Come Up with$7.3 Million, or Was It $5.3 Million? – Damage Calculations in the Music Industry


Other Important Panels

10/13/15 – 2:30pm – Shaping The Future: Music, Technology and Creative Collaboration

10/15/15 – 10:00am – The College Radio Resume and Interview Review and Workshop

10/15/15 – 1:15pm – The Hometown Hero’s Dilemma

10/16/15 – 1:30pm – It Takes A Village to Make a Band – Best Practices for Musicians and Their Professional Advisors

 

Register To Attend CMJ 2015


Networking Events & Shows

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10/13/15 – 8:00pm – CMJ Takeover 2015 (SHOW)


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10/14/15 – 4:00 – 7:00pm – Speakeasy: Music+Tech Mixer (NETWORKING EVENT)

Sponsored By: Sneak Attack Media & Bandsintown


 

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10/15/15 – 12:00pm – 4:30pm – CMJ Afternoon Delight Day Party (SHOW)


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10/16/15 – 11:00pm – Purple Lemonade X CMJ 2015  (SHOW)


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10/17/15 – 11:00pm – Craig Greenberg Band @ CMJ 2015!! (SHOW)

Website Re-Development Update


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We have been re-developing our website in order to improve member experiences and further assist you all in furthering your careers. Due to a variety of site developer personnel changes, there have been delays with the relaunch. We will keep you posted with updates. Our new site will feature a plethora of new content, enable members to connect with one another in a simpler manner, and offer many many more services and opportunities! If there are any specific kinds of content that you’d like to see on the new site send us an email as we are open to suggestions (because we’re here to serve your needs). Once the new site launches our LinkedIn group will still exist but will no longer be the primary source of The Music Business Network or its members’ activity. A $99 annual membership fee will also be imposed for both students and musicians upon the relaunch. Industry professionals and companies will not be charged but will continue to be screened for membership. All current student and musician members will be grandfathered in and will not be charged the new membership fee for their first year. Thank You For Your Patience While We Undergo These Changes!

 

~ The Music Business Network Team