Tools For Managing Music Merch

Being an artist is hard enough without having to manage the mini-department store that is your merch - luckily there are a number of tools out there designed to lessen the headache of keeping up with orders and streamlining sales. _____________________________ Guest post by Tarryn Meyers of Symphonic If you’re an artist, you’re probably pretty busy. You’re touring. You’re working on new music. You’re promoting a new release. Whatever it is, chances are managing your merch is...
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Algorithm Gets Major-Label Record Deal

Endel is a music app that launched in Japan last November. According to a press release, the service "produces personalized sounds to help you focus and relax... The technology is backed by science and uses personal inputs such as time of day, location, heart rate, weather to create custom sound frequencies to enhance one's mood … More »
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Former LHHATL Star Tommie Lee Back in Jail (AGAIN!) After Showing Up to Court Drunk As a Skunk

Tommie Lee added the hundredth mugshot to her collection (not really, but she’s damn close!) after she was arrested for showing up to court EXTREMELY drunk.The former Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star appeared in court last Thursday (Mar. 14) in Cobb County, GA to answer to charges related to her child abuse criminal case.Tommie (real name: Atasha Jefferson) was reportedly so drunk that the judge ordered her to undergo drug and alcohol testing right then and there.Her BAC was 0.16, TWICE the legal lim...
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Stream Flume’s New Mixtape Featuring JPEGMAFIA, SOPHIE, slowthai, & More

Sydney-born, LA-based producer Flume has just released a mixtape called Hi This Is Flume, his first new music since 2017's Skin. The 38-minute mixtape features contributions from SOPHIE, JPEGMAFIA, Eprom, and slowthai, among other artists. The track list includes Flume and Eprom's remix of SOPHIE’s “Is It Cold In the Water?” from 2018's … More »
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8 Nail-Polish Colors That'll Bring Springtime To Your Fingers

After you've scheduled a haircut and swapped your heavy moisturizer for a lighter gel formula, a manicure is the next logical (not to mention mood-boosting) task to check off your pre-spring to-do list. Whether you're spending your tax return on a treat-yourself salon service — gels plus nail art — or planning to DIY before your spring social calendar gets packed, the polish color trend of the moment is the same all around: the brighter, the better.Vibrant, magenta fingernails are just meant to...

AM BRIEF: Splice Raises $57.5M • Tencent Music Tumble • Pandora Celebrates Spring • Tuner • More

THURSDAY 3.21. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
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Band To Watch: Injury Reserve

"Jailbreak The Tesla" is an evocative title, one that can work as a mantra for the Phoenix hip-hop trio that created it. "That was kind of the idea of Injury Reserve," says Nathaniel Ritchie, the rapper also known as Ritchie With A T -- "taking this thing that's supposed to be this futuristic modern car, … More »
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Border Officials Detain 9-Year-Old U.S. Citizen Over "Inconsistent Information"

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials detained a 9-year-old girl and U.S. citizen for more than 30 hours because she "provided inconsistent information during her inspection" at a port of entry, NBC7 reports.Julia Isabel Amparo Medina is a Tijuana resident who attends school in the district of San Ysidro in San Diego, CA. The girl was traveling with her mother Thelma Galaxia, her 14-year-old brother Oscar, a family friend, and her two children Monday morning on their way to school.Galaxi...

Atomic Books Comics Preview - March 21, 2019

In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics, graphic novels, and books. Benn Ray is the owner of Atomic Books, an independent bookstore in Baltimore. He also runs the Mutant Funnies Tumblr. Atomic Books has been named one of BuzzFeed's Great American Bookstores, as well as one of Flavorwire's 10 greatest comic and graphic novel stores in America. Bubbles #1 by Bubbles Bubbles exists to bring comics fandom off the internet (not that there's anythi...
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Outside Lands Announces Paul Simon Headline Set

Last year, Paul Simon wrapped up his grand farewell tour with a show in Queens, a short distance from the house where he grew up. But the farewell tour wasn't a real farewell. When he launched the tour, Simon was clear that he wasn't retiring from performing. He said that he wouldn't tour … More »
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Louisville Orchestra And Teddy Abrams Renew Contract For Five Years

“The youthful musical director of the Louisville Orchestra, who has built a national reputation as a creative and innovative force on the music scene, has signed an ‘unprecedented’ five-year contract to helm one of Louisville’s cornerstone institutions through the 2024-25 season.” – Louisville Courier Journal
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A Soulful Gathering with Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon

Luther Dickinson has proven to be a prolific and formidable guitarist and singer through his solo work and his band North Mississippi All-Stars. He's also proving to be a consummate connector, effortlessly bringing musicians together to collaborate. And some of those collaborations become official releases including 2012's The Wandering and his latest project, Sisters of the Strawberry Moon. Dickinson and a group of musicians, including Birds of Chicago, Amy Helm and more, recorded some materi...
Tags: Music, Review, New York City, Chicago, Atlantic City, Americana, Valerie June, Dickinson, Russell, City Winery, Nero, Phil Lesh, JT Nero, Allison Russell, Luther Dickinson, Solstice

The Beauty Products Our Editors Are Purging For Spring Cleaning

What's that smell? No, it's not the scented dry shampoo that's masking your unwashed hair. It's spring. The season of flowers, dreamy manicures, and outdoor mimosas is officially here. Well, almost here. Winter is still holding on like that ex-lover that won't get the hint, but we can still dream of fresh, floral scent s and rosé cocktails.In preparation for spring, we're starting to purge the things in our life that don't bring us joy à la Marie Kondo. And our first target is the bathroom cabi...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Sephora, Marie Kondo, Kiehl, Erno Laszlo, Joanna Vargas, Neiman Marcus Cat Quinn Beauty, Nordstrom Aimee Simeon Beauty

James Corden Confirms Conor Oberst And Milo Ventimiglia Are Not The Same Person

The internet has long been convinced that Conor Oberst and Milo Ventimiglia are the same person. The folk-rock singer-songwriter and the Gilmore Girls/Heroes/This Is Us star look kind of alike, especially in older photos, and that is enough for the internet. But unfortunately, the internet is wrong. (Hey, there's a first … More »
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Spotify Condemns Apple's New "App Tax," But Could It Be A Cover For A Price Hike?

Spotify is up in arms over the 30% cut Apple is charging developers for the privilege of being part of its app store, going so far as to lodge an anti-trust complaint, as well as threatening to raise its price in order to cover the cost. Such actions, however, could be playing right into Apple's hands. _____________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Spotify is unhappy with the 30% revenue sharing royalty that Apple charges developers to be part of its App Sto...
Tags: Apps & Mobile, Major Labels, Music Business, Music Tech, Streaming, Apple, Apps, Music, Musician, Musicians, Spotify, Guest Post

Now that we know it for 9 days in June, back to the other 356 days of ... Live jazz in ROC, March 21-27

While you're looking for jazz here for the other 356 days of the year, the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival announced their lineup on Tuesday.  As usual there is are some gems and a lot for someone like me, who loves to explore music, to dig into.  More later ... but now we return to your regularly scheduled (jazz) programming! Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your ...
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AM BRIEF: Spotify Goes On Offensive • Hipgnosis Buys 3 Catalogs • UK Music Revenues Fall • More

FRIDAY 3.22. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
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Mess – “Dead Space”

The Kansas City, MO band Mess have an EP, 2017's heartswithholes, and a solitary single, last year's "Cave," to their name so far. Next week, they're putting out their debut album, Learning How To Talk. Mess recently went on tour with the Illinois Best New Band Bristletongue, and they … More »
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Trail Mix – Jane Kramer

The deeper the well, the better the song. Most of my favorite songwriters have the incredible ability to explore their darkest shadows, those inner nooks and crannies that most of us want hidden or shielded even from those closest to us. But to dig deep and bare a grief or injustice or turmoil for all the world to hear? That takes a strength many cannot fathom, and – in my mind – it sets apart great songwriters from those who just write songs. At the outset, I could tell that V...
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On The Line Dares You To Live Through This With Jenny Lewis

On “Heads Gonna Roll,” the first track of LP On the Line, Jenny Lewis sweetly sings a threat: "heads gonna roll, baby / everybody's gotta pay that toll and maybe / after all is said and done / we'll all be skulls." It’s followed by a catchy-yet-regretful bop, “Wasted Youth,” and then the album’s lead single, “Red Bull and Hennessy,” a seedy peek into hookup culture. It’s not that Lewis has become a cynic, it’s just that her Gen X penchant for irony kicked into overdrive — and that’s the blade s...

New Music: Lil Duval Feat. 2 Chainz & Ty Dolla Sign “Pull Up (Remix)”

Lil’ Duval has another potential summer anthem on his hands with the song, “Pull Up.” Following the huge success with “Smile Bi**h” last year, the Florida artist/comedian released the music video for the Ty Dolla $ign-featured single earlier this month. Duval and Ty $ are now back with an official remix, as 2 Chainz graces the feel-good song with a guest verse. Stream it below. Continue after the jump…. New Music: Lil Duval Feat. 2 Chainz & Ty Dolla Sign – “Pull Up (Remix)” Previously: ...
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Song Stories: How Boise's Treefort Music Fest Grew From A Small Event Into A Huge Success [PODCAST]

Song Stories, hosted by Hypebot contributor Kyle Bylin, explores how music changes people's lives and impacts the places they live in. This week's episode features Eric Gilbert, who is the co-founder and director of Treefort Music Fest, a music festival in Boise, IA. The festival proudly shines a spotlight on regional music, literature, art, food, and beer. We talk about why the festival came to be and how it has impacted Boise's national reputation and local music scene. [Au...
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Stream Mdou Moctar’s New Album Ilana: The Creator

Earlier this month, we made Saharan guitar protege Mdou Moctar an Artist To Watch. His upcoming album Ilana (The Creator) is out next Friday, but luckily we get to stream it today, a week in advance. The Tuareg guitarist and songwriter seamlessly blends his roots with influences spanning from ZZ Top to … More »
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Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

ICYMI we've devised a fun user-generated assignment for young Julia: Stereogum Presents... Nochella. You guys are gonna pick a random-ass music festival and we're gonna send her there to report on it. Just to be clear, though, we expect you'll pick an unappealing event or at least a fish-out-of-water scenario -- it's supposed to be … More »
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Spotify Songwriter Town Hall Charm Offensive: Go Ahead, Make My Day [Op-Ed]

In an effort to combat some of the negative press it's been receiving over its efforts to keep down songwriter royalty rates, Spotify is planning to hold a series of "town halls" where songwriters can air their concerns, a tactic the streaming company tried in 2014, with less than ideal results. ________________________ Op-ed by Chris Castle of Music Tech Solutions If you’ve heard about the high turnover at Spotify, here’s the latest confirmation:  Someone at Spotify evidently thinks...
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Facebook Could Be the Future of Social Music, But Isn’t Yet [Mark Mulligan]

In an ere where almost everything is billed as "social," streaming music is a surprisingly outlier. Given music's power to bring people together, streaming would seem ripe as a social hub. Facebook could fill that void - without ever launching its own streaming service.  But, as MIDiA's Mark Mulligan points out, so far Facebook + music are more about promise than delivery. By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA from his Music Industry blog Facebook recently secured licensing deals with music r...
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Fistfight At The Opera: Lawyer Punches Designer In Dispute Over Seats At Covent Garden

“Matthew Feargrieve, 42, was accused at Westminster Magistrates Court of repeatedly punching Ulrich Engler on the shoulder in the performance of Wagner’s Siegfried at the world-famous [Royal Opera House]. It is understood the dispute began because Mr Engler allegedly grabbed a coat belonging to Mr Feargrieve’s wife from an empty seat and threw it on her lap.” – The Telegraph (UK)
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THU. BRIEF: Splice Raises $57.5M • Tencent Music Tumble • Pandora Celebrates Spring • Tuner • More

THURSDAY 3.21. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
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Sorry – “Jealous Guy” Video

Band To Watch alums Sorry are back with a new one, "Jealous Guy," the latest in a string of singles that stretches back over the last year. This one was written in response to John Lennon's Imagine track "Jealous Guy," poking holes in the overbearing possessiveness of that song with Asha … More »
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A Major Label Signed An Algorithm To A 20 Deal

This is NOT an early April Fools joke. Endel, an app that uses algorithms the company calls predictive mechanics to produce personalized sounds to help you focus and relax, has signed a multi-album deal with Warner Music Group. As part of the deal with WMG's Art Music division,  the five first albums part of its Sleep series titled Clear Night, Rainy Night, Cloudy Afternoon, Cloudy Night, and Foggy Morning have been released on Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, and Deezer. They will b...
Tags: Major Labels, Music Business, Music Tech, Streaming, app. AI, DIY, DIY musicians, Endel, Indie, Music, Music Industry, Musician, Musicians, Spotify, WMG, Bruce Houghton

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