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  • Full List Of MTV VMA Nominees 2018, Fan Voting Open Now: Cardi B and The Carters Lead Nominees July 16, 2018
    MTV's 2018 Video Music Awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Monday, Aug. 20th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Starting today through Aug. 10, fans can vote for their favorite artists across eight categories. Cardi B leads with 10 nominations including Video, Song and...
    Bruce Houghton
  • Study Reveals Challenges Facing All Musicians July 16, 2018
    Making a living as a musician has never been regarded as one of the easier careers out there, and things don't appear to be getting any better in the streaming age, as a new study reveals why it is that so many artists have it so tough. ____________________ Guest post...
    Guest Post
  • As Apple Music 'Passes' Spotify, Remember That Apple's Strength Is Also Its Weakness July 16, 2018
    The typical headline goes something like this: Apple Music Passes Spotify In The US. Along with ignoring that Spotify still leads in the US when factoring in its tens of millions of ad-supported users, these stories also ignore that Apple's lead is likely temporary and that there is almost no...
    Bruce Houghton
  • Tom Sarig On The Rediscovered Power Of An Indie Label [Podcast] July 16, 2018
    Here Tom Sarig, music industry veteran and founder of the AntiFragile Music label as well as running the Esther Creative group, discusses the power of the indie label and what it can do help artists in a way majors no longer do. _________________________ Guest post by Andrew Apanov from the...
    Guest Post
  • How Micro-Influencers Help Sell More Tickets July 16, 2018
    While traditional advertising remains an essential part of promoting a tour or show, industry influencer are much more trusted by consumers, and therefore can be a powerful promotional tool. in this piece Georgina Rutherford explains the power of the mico-influencer. ______________________________ By Georgina Rutherford from the Eventbrite blog. Georginai the...
    Guest Post
  • Your Three Communities, Part 1: Your Super Fans July 16, 2018
    Building community is the best rewarding way to build an engaged fanbase. Amanda Palmer's crowdfunding efforts earned her $2.8 million from her community of supportive fans. Ariel Hyatt of CyberPR explores the three communities that make up every fan base and how to engage each. _____________________________________ By Ariel Hyatt of...
    Cyber PR
  • Former Billboard CEO Accused Of Sexiual Harrasment, Hiding Misconduct Of Others July 16, 2018
    Ousted Billboard, Spin and Hollywood Reporter CEO John Amato was reportedly pushed out earlier this month after an internal investigation uncovered allegations of sexual harassment and efforts to cover up misconduct by others. In May, The Daily Beast reported that John Amato had derailed several stories in publications under his...
    Bruce Houghton
  • CD Baby's Kevin Breuner On August's DIY Musician Conference 2018 July 16, 2018
    Kevin Breuner Of CD Baby joins Michael Brandvold on the Music Biz Weekly podcast to talk about the 4th annual DIY Musician Conference being held August 24-26th in Nashville. CD Baby expects another standing-room only event, welcoming 1500 independent artists. The DIY Musician Conference is the only major national event...
    Bruce Houghton
  • Performance Rights Disputes: What They Are And What Causes Them? July 16, 2018
    As old as recorded music itself, disputes over ownership have permeated the music industry for decades. Luckily the advancement of technology has made it a little easier to keep performance rights in check. In this article we explore exactly what performance rights disputes are, and where they come from. ___________________________...
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  • MON. BRIEF: Sony Challenges Kesha Ruling • Billboard CEO Misconduct Allegations • Sony/ATV, Elvis Musical Partner July 16, 2018
    MONDAY 7.16.18 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab
    Bruce Houghton