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In Touch Entertainment Adds Ten New Artists To Its Roster

In Touch Entertainment Adds Ten New Artists To Its Roster

NYC-based In Touch Entertainment has signed several new musicians to its roster of world-renowned artists The new pool of talent includes Cuban artists Rey Cabrera, Jorge Chicoy and Xiomara Laugart; jazz guitarist Fareed Haque; trumpeter Wallace Roney; vocalists Lauren Kinhan, Fleurine, Maria Alejandra Rodriguez and Nancy Harms, as well as trumpeter/vocalist Bob Merrill. “We are very ...

Capitol Music Group Launches Music Innovation Center

Capitol Music Group Launches Music Innovation Center

Capitol Music Group, has launched the Capitol Innovation Center to help drive future innovation in music and the music industry.  Housed in the iconic Capitol Tower in Hollywood, it will house a collaborative workspace and songwriting studio aimed at fostering innovative ideas, bridging the gap between content creators and the tech community, and developing the next ...

How Music Journalists Deal With All Those Albums – One Writer’s Process

How Music Journalists Deal With All Those Albums – One Writer’s Process

Sending music has now become so easy that music writers are constantly inundated with a constant deluge of new albums to listen to. Here we go behind the scenes to look at one writers process for dealing with so much material. Guest post by music journalist Adam Bernard  Back in the days of physical album mailings, opening ...

ASCAP Paid Songwriters, Music Publishers More Than $1B For First Time In 2017

ASCAP Paid Songwriters, Music Publishers More Than $1B For First Time In 2017

ASCAP announced record revenues and distributions of $1.14 billion in 2017. After 11% operating expenses this marks the first time that the 660,000 members of the performing rights organization have split revenue in excess of $1 billion. ASCAP is distributing $1.007 billion to its songwriter, composer and music publisher members. Total ASCAP revenues increased by 8^ ...

A&R Meets AI: Why Your Next Label Rep Could Be A Robot

A&R Meets AI: Why Your Next Label Rep Could Be A Robot

While record label talent scouting may have seemed like one bastion of the industry that was safe from artificial intelligence, Warner Music Group clearly feels differently, having recently acquired Sodatone, a startup which uses technology to identify unsigned talent. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Automation is taking over so many aspects of the ...

Gigs No Longer Just For Musicians: How A Society Of Starving Artists Is Being Created By The Gig Economy

Gigs No Longer Just For Musicians: How A Society Of Starving Artists Is Being Created By The Gig Economy

In this piece George Howard explores how the music industry, the original gig business, should serve as a cautionary example to the other industries as they begin to shift towards a gig based economy. Guest post by consultant, teacher and author George Howard from Forbes As the world moves toward a gig economy, the music industry —where the original ...

Music Cities: State Of The Union

Music Cities: State Of The Union

In this piece Shain Shapiro catches us up on the the state of music cities, a somewhat nebulous term which came about as a term to recognize the cultural role of music in cities. Here he looks at what the Music Cities are doing right, what needs to improve, and where they're headed from here. Guest ...

Mixcloud Lands $11.5M, Plots Global Expansion

Mixcloud Lands $11.5M, Plots Global Expansion

Online radio and long-form audio streaming platform Mixcloud has closed its first-ever funding round with a $11.5 million investment from WndrCo, a holding company that focuses on startups operating at the intersection of media and technology. The new capital will be used to scale the company globally, expand the team, and diversify the platform. Two WndrCo partners ...

Gigroad: Airbnb For Booking Shows

Gigroad: Airbnb For Booking Shows

Mark Mckelvie from Gigroad joins co-hosts Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on the Music Biz Weekly podcast. Gigroad is like an Airbnb for concerts, connecting artists with fans and places to play.  Venues on Gigroad may be professional, but they may also be just about anywhere, which enables artists and fans to create gigs in towns ...

Missing Iconic Photo of Carmen McRae Found and Restored

Missing Iconic Photo of Carmen McRae Found and Restored

The photo sat in an antique frame in the subject's guest room in Beverly Hills, California. Canadian author Robert Joseph Greene recalls how mesmerized he was by it. “The technique, the pose, and her whole persona. It really encompassed how I visualized my cousin singing," said Greene. Greene had just graduated from the University of San ...