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"Their technologies don't and won't last. Our art - if we do it right - will." - T Bone Burnett's AmericanaFest Keynote

"Their technologies don't and won't last. Our art - if we do it right - will."  - T Bone Burnett's AmericanaFest Keynote

Bashing Spotify and YouTube is easy. But T Bone Burnett did much more than that during his keynote address given at AmericanaFest, the Americana Music Festival & Conference last week in Nashville. He issued a call to arms, while reminding his fellow creators that “art is a holy pursuit." T Bone Burnett's keynote address given at AmericanaFest, ...

Why Would Music Tech Startup BandLab Want To Buy A Stake In Rolling Stone? [Mark Mulligan]

Why Would Music Tech Startup BandLab Want To Buy A Stake In Rolling Stone? [Mark Mulligan]

Why would a new model music tech company invest in an old school rock magazine? That's what analyst Mark Mulligan asked on the news that BandLab had bought 49% of Rolling Stone. By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA News emerged yesterday that Singapore music creator community and collaboration platform BandLab bought a 49% stake in Rolling Stone. ...

Local SEO: How to Get Your Event Ranking

Local SEO: How to Get Your Event Ranking

As we delve deeper into the complex but crucial world of search engine optimization, we look at what can be done 'off-page' to help and ensure your local event climbs the ranks of regional searches.  Guest Post by Brendan Baker on Eventbrite When it comes to search engine optimization (or SEO), your event faces a unique challenge: ...

Sonos (Finally) Improves Its App To Reflect Modern Listening Habits

Sonos (Finally) Improves Its App To Reflect Modern Listening Habits

I love my wireless Sonos speakers, but the app has always left a bit to be desired. Now Sonos is attacking the problem on two fronts- the ability to control the system directly from your favorite music apps (Spotify integration is coming next month), and a major app upgrade.  Reflecting changes in how users consume music, Sonos ...

8 Takeaways For The Music Industry From Wednesday's Apple Event

8 Takeaways For The Music Industry From Wednesday's Apple Event

CEO Tim Cook spent only about 3 minutes at yesterday's Apple Event talking about Apple Music, but tucked into it and other announcements were some important messages, both real and implied, for the music industry and all music fans. A roundup up of music and music industry related news from Wednesday's Apple Event. Apple Music now has ...

Sonos Smartly Extends Speaker Control To Spotify App, Amazon Echo, Pandora [UPDATED]

Sonos Smartly Extends Speaker Control To Spotify App, Amazon Echo, Pandora [UPDATED]

I've always loved my Sonos multi-room speaker system. It's a near perfect combo of size, fidelity and wireless convenience. My single beef has been that using Sonos speakers meant using the Sonos app as a controller. And it works well, I missed some features that I enjoyed on Spotify, Pandora and other music apps. Sonos is ...

SoundCloud Gives Creators An "Album" Option

SoundCloud Gives Creators An "Album" Option

Ever since SoundCloud cut its label deals and added a paid service, it's sped up the pace at which its adding new features. Today they added the option to display groups of tracks as an album rather than just as a playlist. When SoundCloud started creators shared their work track-by-track. Over the years, the platform evolved to ...

How The Share Button Is Ruining Social Media

How The Share Button Is Ruining Social Media

If you’re anything like me, your social feeds are a mess right now. A quick sample of mine: festival flyers, ads for a CRM system, open letters to Donald Trump, a defense of Kim Kardashian, and ads to join Yahoo Mail. Even without the necessary evil of promoted posts clogging up the feed, it feels like ...

Most Music Tech Startups Don't Know Shit About How Labels Work - A Response To David Pakman

Most Music Tech Startups Don't Know Shit About How Labels Work - A Response To David Pakman

In response to David Pakman's piece on the difficulty of building a successful music industry startup, Jim McDermott looks at why it is that so many of these startups have failed, and don't seem to grasp how labels work in the music business. Guest post by music and entertainment industry consultant Jim McDermott Editor’s note: This ...

Twitter Announces Move Away From 140 Character Limit

Twitter Announces Move Away From 140 Character Limit

Expressing yourself in 140 characters or less has almost become an art form, but it can also be incredibly restrictive in certain situations. Today, Twitter announced that they are playing with the 140 charterer rule. Over the coming months Twitter is making changes to move beyond its 140 character limit without abandoning it entirely.  For example, @names ...


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