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Proposed Tesla Music Service Not What Everyone Thinks

Proposed Tesla Music Service Not What Everyone Thinks

Although rumors about a new Tesla streaming service have been flying thick and fast, the truth may be something rather different. While Tesla has indeed been in talks with major labels, it seems more likely that they're trying to enhance their auto experience than launch a standalone music service. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski on Music ...

Full Text Of Official Pandora Announcement Of Tim Westergren Exit, New Board Member

Full Text Of Official Pandora Announcement Of Tim Westergren Exit, New Board Member

Pandora made the rumored exit of co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren official this morning along with the appointment of a new board member. In addition to our full story and analysis, here is the full official press release from Pandora: Senior Leadership Transition and Appoints New Board Member Board Initiates CEO Search Following Tim Westergren Decision ...

5 Biggest Myths About Music Streaming

5 Biggest Myths About Music Streaming

Having heard plenty, both good and bad, about streaming services, Chris Robley here attempts to debunk several myths surrounding music streaming ranging from its potential profitability to the differences between the various platforms. Guest post by Chris Robley of CD Baby's DIY Musician Between conferences, emails, blog comments, and just hanging out with musician friends, I hear ...

Pandora CEO Tim Westergren To Exit [REPORT]

Pandora CEO Tim Westergren To Exit [REPORT]

Pandora [P] CEO Tim Westergren is stepping down, according to reports surfacing late on Sunday. The shift comes just weeks after U.S. satellite radio company Sirius XM [SIRI.O] agreed to invest $480 million in the music streamer. A Pandora spokesperson declined to comment.  Pandora's co-founder and most visible advocate, Tim Westergren, is exiting the music streamer, ...

Sparkplug: Rent Instruments, Gear, Space From And To Your Fellow Musicians

Sparkplug: Rent Instruments, Gear, Space From And To Your Fellow Musicians

This article explores the new ins and outs of Sparkplug, a resource which allows artists to make money by renting out instruments and space to fellow artists, as well as save money by renting space and gear from same said artists. Guest post by Jennifer Newman Sharpe, CEO and founder of Sparkplug Make money renting out your instruments; ...

Elon Musk, Tesla In Talks To Launch Streaming Music Service

Elon Musk, Tesla In Talks To Launch Streaming Music Service

Just in case you weren't sure that there are already a few too many music streamers, comes word that Elon Musk and his Tesla auto brand are in talks to launch their own music service. But why would they not just partner with Spotify or Apple Music?   Tesla is in serious talks with the major ...

Things We Learned From Austin Music Foundation’s DIY Musician Marketing Panel

Things We Learned From Austin Music Foundation’s DIY Musician Marketing Panel

From the Austin Music Foundation's June DIY marketing panel, we learn some of the insights shared at the event regarding marketing tools and techniques available to artists seeking success in a rapidly shifting marketplace. Guest by Sarah of Wysidio On June 7th, the Austin Music Foundation hosted “Breaking Through the Noise: Digital Marketing for DIY Musicians” ...

The music community helps its own

The music community helps its own

One of the latest instances involves West Coast bassist Marc van Wageningen. He and drummer David Garibaldi were injured severely on January 12 when struck by an Amtrak train while were walking to a Tower of Power performance at Yoshi’s in Oakland CA. Marc VW, a 30-year fixture on the Bay Area’s jazz, funk and Latin ...

Royalty Exchange Adds $6.4 Million Funding, 3 Industry Veterans To Advisory Board

Royalty Exchange Adds $6.4 Million Funding, 3 Industry Veterans To Advisory Board

Royalty Exchange, a digital marketplace for royalties, has secured $6.4 million in funding, as well as added three new industry veterans to its board of advisors. The company had been seeking to raise $3 million, but said it increased its offering due to demand.  Royalty Exchange provides a platform for rightsholders to sell a part of ...

Streaming Shifting The Industry For Labels and Artists

Streaming Shifting The Industry For Labels and Artists

SongCast’s Mike Wright explores how the culture of music consumption has shifted from one of 'ownership' of content, to one of on-demand enjoyment, and how this change is impacting the entire industry, and how labels and artists choose to distribute their music. Guest post by Mike Wright of SongCast We’ve seen the trajectory from tapes, to CD’s, ...


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