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Industry Calls For Gov't Investigation Of PledgeMusic As Crowdfunder Enters Administration

UPDATED: UK Music CEO Michael Dugher is leading a music industry campaign demanding that Small Business and Consumer Minister Kelly Tolhurst refer PledgeMusic to watchdogs at the UK's Competition and Markets Authority. UK based PledgeMusic is entering Administration, the UK equivalent of bankruptcy. The company suspended all crowdfunding campaigns on February 4th, leaving hundreds of musicians globally owed between between $1 and $3 million. "As artists, It's now time we demand action ...
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Musicians Mental Health Survey Is Wake Up Call To Redefine Success says Record Union's Johan Svanberg

The music industry needs to redefine the meaning of success as part of an overdue effort to protect the mental health of creators, says Record Union CEO Johan Svanberg. A new survey of independent musicians showed that 73% struggled with stress, anxiety and/or depression in relation to their career. Among those 18-25 the number rose to 80%.  _____________________________ by Johan Svanberg, CEO of Record Union The music industry needs to redefine success Johan Svanberg The...
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How To Fine Tune Your Discover Weekly Playlist: Official Tips From Spotify

Spotify has shared some official tips to fine tune your Discover Weekly playlist - even after your friend decided to play guest DJ on your phone. Tell Spotify you love a track by clicking the heart next to it on mobile or desktop. This action also adds it to Your Library. Tap “follow” for artists you like to get their music in your recommendations and keep up with their latest releases. Similar artists will also likely find their way into your Discover Weekly. Add songs you really l...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Streaming, Playlists, Bruce Houghton, D.I.Y


Copyright Terminations: What Rights Holders Must Know [Erin M. Jacobson]

With copyright terminations in the offing as a result of statutory terminations, there are plenty of authors and heirs out there hoping they can recapture their copyrights, but current rightsholders need to be just as informed as others if they hope to stay competitive in a challenging landscape.   ________________________________ Guest post by Erin M. Jacobson of The Music Industry Lawyer. This article originally appeared on Synchtank The window is open for authors and heirs to rec...
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FRI. BRIEF: Marcie Allen vs Cara Lewis • Spotify To Revamp App • Music Biz Highlights • TikTok • More

FRIDAY 5.10. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
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Fox Cancels “Star” After 3 Seasons

After three seasons on the air, Fox will not be picking up Star for a fourth season.The news isn’t surprising considering the show’s low ratings, but the abrupt cancellation will leave fans with a number of unanswered questions after Season 3’s shocking cliffhanger.Via TV Guide:The finale ended in bloodshed after Miss Ruby (Juanita Jennings) was gunned down by the same Bankhead gang members who later opened fire on unsuspecting guests during Derek (Quincy Brown) and Alex’s (Ryan Destiny) wedding...
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Verde Rose – “Crown Me” (Video)

Netherlands based underground Hip Hop artist Verde Rose drops his new music video titled “Crown Me“.
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Approved For All Audiences: How To Make Sure Your Content Doesn’t Get Rejected

Independent artists submitting their music to streaming platforms are often unaware that some fairly basic blunders can get their carefully crafted music kicked to the curb. Here we look at some of the most common pitfalls that can occur, and what artists must do to make sure their work doesn't get rejected. _______________________ Guest post by Tori Leche, Lead Agent, Content Review and Rights Administration, TuneCore Independent artists who want to get their releases on stre...
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DJ M•ROK – “Beats4Daze” (Beat Tape)

For his follow-up release, Chicago-based  boom   bap producer DJ M•ROK releases his second beat tape titled “ Beats4Daze“ . Phil Spector may have built the Wall of Sound, but DJ M•ROK enjoys bombing it with graffiti. Pounding  boom   bap  beats, Bomb Squad-style noise, electric guitars, jazzy horns, vocal samples and more swirl together in a sea of echo. The result is the perfect canvas for DJ M•ROK to tear apart with his trademark arsenal of chirps, scribbles and stabs as he cuts up everythin...
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TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

This week, some of Hypebot's most popular, chart-topping articles covered the music industry's reaction to PledgeMusic's bankruptcy, the growing rift between Spotify and the rest of the music business, some impressive new numbers on the earnings of DIY artists, and more! Artists, Music Industry React To PledgeMusic Bankruptcy Tough Love: Rift Between Spotify, Music Industry Growing DIY Musicians Now Earn More Than $2 Billion A Year Ex-PledgeMusic CEO Benji Rogers P...
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Verde Rose – “Lajit”

New single by Netherlands based Hip Hop artist Verde Rose titled “Lajit“. Verde Rose – Lajit by Verde Rose
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Marketing Smart: Who Is The Audience? [Jack Udell]

While many artists seek exponential growth borne of a viral stunt, too many of them focus on the tactics and strategy of making this happen without giving enough thought to what it is that their audience actually wants. _________________________ Guest post by Jake Udell from Art of Manager I need a stunt… I get that text multiple times a week  You too may be in need of viral power… A marketing driver capable of creating exponential growth for your artist or product. The cha...
Tags: Music, Diy, Marketing, Social Media, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Musician, D.I.Y, Music Marketing, Diy Musicians


Playlist Manipulation Will Create A Crisis In Streaming says MIDiA's Mark Mulligan

Label and artist manipulation of songs, playlists and the streaming services themselves will lead to a crisis, says MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan. "The paradox here is that casual fans have the potential to generate more streams than engaged listeners," says Mulligan."Streaming makes casual listeners ‘more valuable’ than aficionados." _______________________________ By Mark Mulligan off MIDiA and the Music Industry blog Streaming economics are facing a potential crisis. The problem do...
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Move Over Music, Spotify App Redesign Spotlights Podcasts

Spotify's $500 million investment in podcasting is driving a new version of its app that will give podcasts more prominence. The goal is to make it easier to find and listen to podcasts. Its unclear how the changes will effect music and music discovery is unclear. But its hard to imagine that any move that means less real estate on the app would not have a negative effect. "Tabs at the top of users’ libraries display the words 'music' and 'podcasts' in a large font," sources tell Bl...
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How To Create A Great Music Marketing Plan

While the term 'marketing' gets tossed around a lot in the music business community, it's important to take a step back and think about what that word actually means in a 2019 context. Here Angela Mastrogiacomo breaks down how marketing can be effective for you, and why it's so crucial for you to put together an effective marketing plan. _______________________________ Guest post by Angela Mastrogiacomo of the Symphonic Blog I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word “marketing...
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Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Almost forgot to tell you guys about this new music periodical. An annual subscription costs $650 and every issue has an interview with Odesza. More »
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Watch: Rolling Loud 2019 (Day 3) With Kid Cudi, Lil Uzi Vert, Gucci Mane, Wiz Khalifa (Live Stream)

The biggest Hip-Hop festival is here as Rolling Loud returns for its 5-year anniversary. Taking place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, the three-day event kicks off on Friday (May 10). Migos, Cardi B, Rick Ross, YG, Rae Sremmurd, Da Baby, and Juice WRLD highlight Day 1. For Day 2 on Saturday (May 11), Travis Scott, Lil’ Wayne, Young Thug, Kodak Black, 21 Savage, Gunna, and Chief Keef will hit the various stages. Kid Cudi, Lil’ Uzi Vert, DMX, Gucci Mane, Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y, Playbo...
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Watch: Rolling Loud 2019 (Day 2) With Travis Scott, Lil’ Wayne, Young Thug, Kodak Black (Live Stream)

The biggest Hip-Hop festival is here as Rolling Loud returns for its 5-year anniversary. Taking place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, the three-day event kicks off on Friday (May 10). Migos, Cardi B, Rick Ross, YG, Rae Sremmurd, Da Baby, and Juice WRLD highlight Day 1. For Day 2 on Saturday (May 11), Travis Scott, Lil’ Wayne, Young Thug, Kodak Black, 21 Savage, Gunna, and Chief Keef will hit the various stages. Kid Cudi, Lil’ Uzi Vert, DMX, Gucci Mane, Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y, Playbo...
Tags: Jazz, Livestream, Concerts, Rolling Loud


Your music software goes modular: builder-friendly Bitwig 3 beta is here

It may have been in the temple of wires and racks, but Berlin’s Bitwig chose this weekend’s Superbooth to launch a public beta of their all-modular DAW, Bitwig Studio 3. It lets you wire together with hardware, or just inside software, or as a combination. It’s called The Grid – and it’s all about patching inside your music workflow, so you can construct stuff you want instead of dialing up big monolithic tools and presets. And that sounds great to builders, I’m sure. Going modular was really ...
Tags: Music, Mac, Windows, Production, Software, Stories, Linux, CV, Modular, Bitwig, Bitwig-studio, Music Tech, Daw, Patching, Superbooth, Superbooth19


Watch: Rolling Loud 2019 (Day 1) with Migos, Cardi B, Rick Ross, YG, Rae Sremmurd (Live Stream)

The biggest Hip-Hop festival is here as Rolling Loud returns for its 5-year anniversary. Taking place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, the three-day event kicks off on Friday (May 10). Migos, Cardi B, Rick Ross, YG, Rae Sremmurd, Da Baby, and Juice WRLD highlight Day 1. For Day 2 on Saturday (May 11), Travis Scott, Lil’ Wayne, Young Thug, Kodak Black, 21 Savage, Gunna, and Chief Keef will hit the various stages. Kid Cudi, Lil’ Uzi Vert, DMX, Gucci Mane, Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y, Playbo...
Tags: Jazz, Livestream, Concerts, Rolling Loud


The 6 Nail Polish Colors Everyone Will Be Wearing This Summer

Maybe it's the new ruffle skirt hanging in your closet, or the fact that it's now warm enough to walk down the street without a second layer, but we're all feeling serious summertime vibes. Despite the fact that we're still a couple weeks ahead of Memorial Day, we're riding this warm-weather high early, with peep-toe sandals on our feet and a stack of colorful bracelets on one wrist — dangling down to the fresh, glossy manicure on our fingernails.From a summery take on Coachella 's glitter mani...
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It Seems Like Woodstock 50 Co-Founder Michael Lang Ignored A Lot Of Solid Advice

As Woodstock 50 implodes in slow motion with delusional flair, Billboard has a new report on questionable decisions by co-founder Michael Lang that appear to have led to the current situation. To recount: the festival's primary investor Dentsu and production company Superfly have both pulled out, and Lang, who maintains Woodstock … More »
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3 Perks of Owning Your Own Business

One of the American dreams is to be able to own your very business. Trust me, there’s nothing wrong in working a normal 9-to-5 as it’s something I’ve done for years. When you’re doing that, you automatically know you’re getting paid every pay period. When you’re a business owner, your pay depends on how hard you work and the ability to get customers. If you are able to create your own business that means you don’t have to answer to no one but yourself. My dreams are still to open a consulting ...
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Pras Pleads Not Guilty In Campaign Finance Embezzlement Case

One of the founding members of the 1990s hip-hop group the Fugees has been charged in a campaign finance conspiracy that took place during the 2012 election. More »
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Hilary Duff's Makeup Artist Spills Her 7 Must-Have Products

Hilary Duff is making a major comeback — not that she ever really left. As a mom of two with a brand-new 3-carat diamond sitting on her ring finger, the Disney channel alum looks the exact same as she did when she broke onto the scene in 2002 with butterfly clips in her hair. Since then, we've been eager to glean all the details of her Cali-girl look — from her sunlit blonde hair to her skin routine.While her La Mer moisturizer might set you back $310, her go-to makeup artist Denise Madrigal t...
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13 Celebrity Moms Who Got Sentimental Tattoos For Their Kids

For Mother's Day, it's become customary for your child to pay you a visit, send you a handwritten card that will inevitably bring you to tears, or gift you a relaxing spa treatment. But just because it's tradition for them to shower you with presents on the special day doesn't mean you can't treat herself to a little something, too — like a tattoo.Whether you're already covered in ink or you're looking for your very first tattoo, there are plenty of options for mothers — and moms-to-be — out th...
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New Music To Know Know This Week: Australians Rock, Jamila Woods Owns It All & More

Ever since my first job at MTV working as a music programmer, I can't stop trying to match people with music they might like. So, I wrote a book calledRecord Collecting for Girls and started interviewing musicians. The Music Concierge is a column where I share music I'm listening to that you might enjoy, with a little context. Get everything I've recommended this year on Spotify, follow me on Twitter or Facebook, and leave a comment below telling me what you're listening to this week. Carla Ge...
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New Video: Ciara “Beauty Marks”

Ciara’s new album Beauty Marks is out today, featuring appearances by Kelly Rowland (“Girl Gang”), Macklemore (“I Love Myself”) and Tekno (“Freak Me”). The R&B star celebrates the release day with a music video for the title-track. Directed by Ciara herself, the visual opens up important personal moments for the world to see. Viewers get a glimpse of major life moments in CiCi’s life over the past few years including her wedding day and the . Focusing on family, the clip ends in the hospital...
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New Music: Tee Grizzley “Locked Up”

With Mother’s Day arriving this weekend, Tee Grizzley dedicates his new song to the one woman that means the most. On the emotional “Locked Up,” the Detroit MC pens a letter on the record where he updated his mother who is currently serving time in prison. While she’s locked up behind bars, Grizzley lets his mother know he’s taking on the household responsibility until she arrives home. Hear the heartfelt song below. Continue after the jump…. Previously: Tee Grizzley – “God’s Warrior”
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"1994 was a great year for music, and May 10 was one of the better days that year."

"Three bands, all categorized as alt rock but all significantly different from each other, put out great albums 25 years ago today," writes my son John on his blog, with 3 clips from Weezer ("Weezer"), 3 from Sonic Youth ("Experimental Jet Set, Trash, and No Star"), and only one from the band you're least likely to remember. If you want to destroy my sweater/Hold this thread as I walk away/Watch me unravel I'll soon be naked... [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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