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Pokemon Go: A Competitive Social Formula For The Music Industry? [George Howard]

Pokemon Go: A Competitive Social Formula For The Music Industry? [George Howard]

Here George Howard looks at how the social, fun, and competitive formula which has made Pokemon Go the massive success that it is could potentially work in the music industry, and the hurdles it would have to overcome to do so. Guest post by George Howard I’ve long believed that in order for any web or ...

Canadian Music PRO SOCAN Acquires Jeff Price's Audiam "to finally fix the global industry problems"

Canadian Music PRO SOCAN Acquires Jeff Price's Audiam "to finally fix the global industry problems"

In May, Canadian performing rights organization SOCAN acquired music and metadata delivery technology provider MediaNet. Late yesterday, they added Audiam, a digtal music licensing and royalty collection service, to their music tech portfolio. Canadian performing tights organization SOCAN has acquired Audiam. Founded in 2013 by TuneCore founder and former CEO Jeff Price and former TuneCore CTO David ...

Record Labels Need Change Of Culture In ‘Dashboard Era’ Of The Music Industry

Record Labels Need Change Of Culture In ‘Dashboard Era’ Of The Music Industry

Music streaming data makes it possible to understand the fan behavior behind each stream. “But the way we translate this creativity into monetizable, digitally-mediated experiences requires a culture change" within the music industry," says Samuel Potts, the head of radio at Columbia Records UK. Guest Post by Samuel Potts, head of radio at Columbia Records UK As ...

Warner Music No Longer Selling To Small Record Stores

Warner Music No Longer Selling To Small Record Stores

As if they didn't already have it bad enough, mom and pop music shops have been dealt yet another blow with the news that Warner Music will no longer allow direct accounts with stores which do less than $10k in business with them each year. Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 In another blow ...

Is YouTube Not Music's Boogie Man After All?

Is YouTube Not Music's Boogie Man After All?

Although YouTube been taking a lot of heat from the music community of late owing to its alleged failure to pay sufficient royalties, some of the numbers used to make this claim may be not be clear enough to fully condemn the service, a service which seems to be waning in popularity. Guest Post by Bobby ...

Most Musicians Are Not Entrepreneurs

Most Musicians Are Not Entrepreneurs

This article examines how, in the modern era, artists need to be able to not only make music but also effectively sell themselves, something which most musicians are not naturally good at, meaning they need a good entrepreneurial team on their side. By Matt Voyno of The New Rockstar Philosophy In my internationally published, award winning book, ...

6 Successful Music Managers Discuss Launching Their Careers

6 Successful Music Managers Discuss Launching Their Careers

Here an impressive roster of several talented managers offer advice and share their experiences launching the careers of not only the artists in their charge, but also of they themselves as managers. Guest Post by  on Pigeons and Planes In the latest installment of Inside Track, we’ve partnered with P&P to explore the challenges faced in the early stages ...

Time Travel, Teleportation And Music Publishing Metadata

Time Travel, Teleportation And Music Publishing Metadata

This article looks at the value of metadata, as well as the challenge of keeping it accurate and up-to-date over time, as ownership and rights can easily change from year to year, as well the difficulties of dealing with geographical shifts. Guest Post by Annie Lin If you work in music publishing, you've probably heard a lot ...

5 Words Which Will Define The Next 10 Years Of Music

5 Words Which Will Define The Next 10 Years Of Music

Looking ahead to the future of the music business, this article lays out the five words which are most likely to define the coming ten years of music technology, creation, and consumption. Guest Post by Scott Parsons on Landr The only guarantee is change. Music is more contested right now than a Steph Curry layup. The same ...

The Brexit's Impact On The Global Music Economy

The Brexit's Impact On The Global Music Economy

The surprise Brexit vote is guaranteed to have far-reaching economic effects in a variety of areas, and the music industry is by no means immune. Here we examine some of the ways those operating in the music business can expect to feel the Brexit's impact. Guest Post by Dre Dimura on Soundfly's Flypaper With the aftershocks ...


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