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Myspace Has Lost 50 Million Tracks From 14 Million Artists

Myspace has lost all content uploaded to the site before 2016 including more than 50 million tracks,videos and photos from 14 million artists.  Users noticed that content was missing almost a year ago. MySpace was once the most important social network in the world and served as a vital conduit of fan communications for many musicians. Over time, however, most fans moved on to Facebook and other social networks. Now, MySpace has confirmed the new data loss, blaming a faulty migrat...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Social Media, Time Inc, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Andy Baio, D.I.Y, People Entertainment Network


Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Classical Music • Brand Or Mouse • Reaching Out To Fans • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared ten surprising benefits of classical music, explored the question of 'are you a brand or a mouse?,'  offered seven email marketing tips for communicating with fans, and more! Jessica Dais| 10 Surprising Benefits Of Classical Music Ghostly Beard | Are You A Brand Or A Mouse? Nora Mark  | 7 Email Marketing Tips For Musicians To Reach Out To Their Fans Allen Cranston | Music Internships: A Great Way To Gain Expe...
Tags: Music, Classical Music, Musicians, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Musician, Owen Davie, MusicThinkTank, D.I.Y, Jessica Dais, Music Internships, Nora Mark, Allen Cranston


Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y & Indie Music

This week, we offer sage council to independent bands and artists out there on a variety of issues, including how to sell merch without coming off as too 'sales-y', when the best times to post on social media are, how to have a successful SXSW, and much more! Guide To Selling Merch, Music At Shows Without Being ‘Sales-y’ Decoded: The Smart Way To Spend Your Music Money (Pt. 1) Best Times To Post On Social Media 2019 [INFOGRAPHIC] The Art Of Marketing Music ...
Tags: Music, Sxsw, Music Business, Owen Davie, Ariel Hyatt, D.I.Y


Guide To Selling Merch, Music At Shows Without Being ‘Sales-y’

Being a talented musician doesn't necessarily mean that you're also an amazing salesperson, and a lot of artists struggle with how to effectively sell their merchandise without the slimey sales-y feeling that comes from pushing merch on fans. ______________________________ Guest post by Bree Noble of Soundfly's Flypaper When it comes to selling merch and music at live shows, it’s not uncommon for musicians to feel uncomfortable and out of their element. This unsettling feeling usual...
Tags: Music, Marketing, Guest Post, Musicians, Merch, Merchandise, Music Business, Live & Touring, Musician, Soundfly, Bree, D.I.Y, Bree Noble, Bree Noble of Soundfly, Women of Substance Radio


How To Pretend You're At SXSW 2019 Edition plus The Official #SXSW 2019 Playlist

SXSW 2019 is in full swing, but perhaps you blew your conference and travel budget donating funds to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood or your local Premium Tequila Society. Or maybe the chaise lounge at your Austin hotel pool is so damn comfortable that you can't bear the thought of waiting in line to see Buzz Band 2019. Whatever the reason, if you can't - or don't want to - participate in SXSW this year, but also don't want your hip rating to sink to the Osmond Family level, we offer strategi...
Tags: Music, Austin, Aclu, Sxsw, Music Business, Music Tech, Conventions & Awards, Bruce Houghton, D.I.Y, Osmond Family, SXSW Spotify Playlist


CD Baby Adds Low Cost Audio, Banner Ad Placement For Indie Musicians, Labels

CD Baby's Show.co marketing platform for independent musicians and labels has added the ability to purchase and run audio ad campaigns on Spotify, iHeart and other music platforms targeting a specific city or region with customized 30-second ads. Users can also target potential fans using banner ads on selected sites, including Rolling Stone, CMT and many niche blogs, sorted by genre with campaigns starting at $50 for audio ads and $20 for banner ads. CD Baby artists get free access to S...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Diy, Marketing, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Streaming, Music Business, Cd Baby, Indie Labels, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Kevin Breuner, D.I.Y, iHeart


9 Steps To A Successful #SXSW [Ariel Hyatt]

"I launched my company at SXSW in 1996 with a dream to be a publicist and a stack of orange business cards that I had stayed up all night perfecting at Kinkos the night before I arrived in Austin," writes Ariel Hyatt of CyberPR.  "I remember seeing Joan Osborne and I also remember taking it very seriously because after all, it is a music conference. Amazing to think how much it has grown." TIP:  Remember to treat SXSW like a music conference and not a party.  It can be pretty over...
Tags: Music, Marketing, Linkedin, Austin, Conferences, Sxsw, Music Business, Conventions & Awards, Facebook Instagram, Ariel Hyatt, Fomo, Austin SXSW, Joan Osborne, South By Southwest, Kinkos, Music Conferences


5 Tricks For Writing YouTube Descriptions To Improve Your Video Rank

Frequently neglected, YouTube's description boxes can often be an extremely valuable tool for video marketing and, with a little clever composition, can rocket your video to the top of people's searches. Here we break down how to make it happen. ____________________________ Guest post by Chloe Bennet for TuneCore YouTube video description boxes are an often-forgotten element of video marketing, but they can be very valuable. They’re like the third-string quarterback who rides the ben...
Tags: Google, Music, Youtube, Marketing, Guest Post, Music Business, LSI, Chloe Bennet, D.I.Y, YouTube & Video, Essayroo, Boomessays, TuneCore YouTube, Alvin Jung, Catherine Maurice


11 Shows And Panels You Need To Be At For SXSW Starting Today [Kosha Dillz]

From indie rapper Kosha Dillz: "SXSW is in full swing. This is my life 11th year playing it officially out of 12 years in Austin.  There are certain shows and bands and panels I just wouldn't wanna miss. There are so many out there, I just think it is time to shed light on a few."   PS. My big showcase is tonight  so of course come say hey and say you saw me on hypebot so we can give you free pickles and seltzer, since everyone else gives free food and alcohol.   1. KO...
Tags: Music, Austin, Congo, Npr, North Carolina, Jackie, Sxsw, Music Business, Live & Touring, Conventions & Awards, Bruce Houghton, Brooklyn Vegan, Memphis Tennessee, Kosha Dillz, Stub Hub, Maggie Mae


Bandsintown Data-Driven Big Break SXSW Showcase Returns To Austin Wednesday

Concert discovery platform Bandsintown returns to SXSW on Wednesday with its second annual Big Break Showcase, the festival’s only fan data-driven official showcase. It will be held on Wednesday, March 13th from 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM on the rooftop of Maggie Mae’s on 6th Street in Austin. This year's Bandsintown Big Break Showcase will feature live performances by R&B singer Adrian Jean, LA rock duo KOLARS, critically acclaimed indie-pop group illuminati hotties, R&B vocalist Herizen, Po...
Tags: Music, Austin, Portland, Sxsw, Music Business, Music Tech, Live & Touring, Conventions & Awards, Bandsintown, Bruce Houghton, Fabrice, Fabrice Sergent, Kolars, Maggie Mae, D.I.Y, Herizen


5 Tricks For Writing YoutTube Descriptions To Improve Your Video Rank

Frequently neglected, YouTube's description boxes can often be an extremely valuable tool for video marketing and, with a little clever composition, can rocket your video to the top of people's searches. Here we break down how to make it happen. ____________________________ Guest post by Chloe Bennet for TuneCore YouTube video description boxes are an often-forgotten element of video marketing, but they can be very valuable. They’re like the third-string quarterback who rides the ben...
Tags: Google, Music, Youtube, Marketing, Guest Post, Music Business, LSI, Chloe Bennet, D.I.Y, YouTube & Video, Essayroo, Boomessays, TuneCore YouTube, Alvin Jung, Catherine Maurice


Yes Theory & Seeking Discomfort: What's Your Jump?

Here Jake Udell explores the marketing/self improvement phenomenon of Yes Theory, a group of content creators focused on showing celebrities and others working to live their fullest life by stepping out of their comfort zone. _____________________________ Guest post by music manager Jake Udell from his blog, Art of Manager   The best things in life are on the other side of your comfort zone. This is the motto of Yes Theory. You may have heard of them… Or maybe not....
Tags: Google, Music, La, Marketing, Guest Post, Justin Bieber, Musicians, Will Smith, Will, Music Business, Bieber, D.I.Y, Jake Udell, YouTube & Video, Yes Theory, Music Manager


7 Email Marketing Tips For Artists To Reach Out, Connect With Their Fans

While a marketing channel that many may consider to be relegated to the corporate world, email can do wonders for bands and artists when it comes to connecting with and growing their fan community, but only if done correctly! _______________________________ In this latest post to MusicThinkTank, Nora Mark outlines seven essential marketing tips for artists when crafting emails to connect with in and draw in their fans. "Before you even think about typing a letter, it’s important to...
Tags: Music, Marketing, Email Marketing, Owen Davie, D.I.Y, MusicThinkTank Nora Mark


2 Types Of Spotify's Algorithmic Playlists, How To Land Your Music On Them

If you're trying to get your music heard on Spotify, there's no better way than to get it scooped up by some of the platform's top algorithmic playlists. Here we look at some ways you can manipulate the platform to increase your chances of this happening. ______________________________ Guest post by Randi Zimmerman from the Symphonic Blog Trying to gain some real success on Spotify? Landing your music on some of Spotify’s best algorithmic playlists will boost those chances. ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Guest Post, Streaming, Playlists, Music Business, Indie Labels, D.I.Y, Amelie Bonvalot, Randi Zimmerman, Spotify Codes These


Building Your Dream Team: Music Publicist

In this edition of Building Your Dream Team, AWAL breaks down the who, what, when, where, and why of music publicists, and how they can help tell an artist's story within a broader cultural landscape. ___________________________ Guest post from AWAL Building Your Dream Team breaks down the fundamentals of an artist's operation through the 5Ws lens: Who, What, When, Where, Why.   It’s not easy to write your story the right way. Enter music publicists, battle-tested word warriors wi...
Tags: Music, Marketing, US, Eu, Guest Post, Music Business, Fader, D.I.Y, Publishing & Songwriting, Lauren Aquilina


WMG, Dubset Partner To Offer Legal DJ Mixes

Dubset, the music marketplace and rights management database for DJs and artists, has inked a deal with Warner Music Group (WMG). Warner is the latest major label to partner with the platform whose aim it is to equip DJs with new mix and remix distribution and monetization opportunities. Sony signed on with Dubset back in August 2017. Since then Merlin, Tidal and SoundCloud have also partnered with the company. Warner’s deal with Dubset means artists using the Dubset platform are now ...
Tags: Music, Diy, Music Industry, Dj, Indie, Sony, Musicians, Streaming, Warner, Music Business, Music Tech, Mixes, Major Labels, Musician, Bruce Houghton, WMG


Put Your Best Tweet Forward: 2019 Edition

Twitter can be a loud and crowded section of the internet, so getting a handle on how to be heard (sometimes literally as a musician) above the din is key to marketing success on the social media platform in 2019. Here we look at the best practices, tips, and tricks for how to make it happen. _____________________________ Guest post by Victoria Morris, Interactive Marketing at The Orchard. This article originally appeared on The Daily Rind. There can be a lot of noise on Twitter, whi...
Tags: Twitter, Music, Diy, Marketing, Social Media, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, The Orchard, Music Business, Musician, D.I.Y, Diy Musicians, American Twitter, Victoria Morris Interactive Marketing


11 Proven Band Merch Ideas To Create Excitement, Sales, Fan Loyalty

Although physical sales of music may have dwindled over the past few years, merchandise remains an exciting and lucrative aspect of the music industry, generating billions of dollars every year. Here we look at eleven true and tested types of merch that get fans excited, while providing artists with a nice bump in revenue. _______________________________ Guest post by Imri Merritt of Rush Order Tees Band merchandise, or “merch” for short, is a huge market. While physical copies of mu...
Tags: Google, Music, Wikipedia, Marketing, Guest Post, Philadelphia, Merch, Music Business, Napster, Art Department, University of the Arts, D.I.Y, Retail & Vinyl, Imri, Imri Merritt, Nexel Level If


How To Pull Off A Great Looking Music Video On A Budget

Producing a music video for free simply isn't going to happen, but creating a great looking, quality product while actually sticking to budget and not leaving your band destitute is significantly more achievable. Here we look at how. ____________________________ Guest post by Gideon Waxman of Soundfly's Flypaper Making a great music video will cost you money. There’s no two ways about it. But it is possible for you to obtain a memorable, high-quality music video whilst sticking to a ...
Tags: Facebook, Video, Music, Diy, Youtube, Marketing, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Indie Labels, Musician, D.I.Y, YouTube & Video, Diy Musicians


Bandsintown Big Break Showcase Returns To SXSW 2019

Concert discovery platform Bandsintown returns to SXSW with its second annual Big Break Showcase, the festival’s only fan data-driven official showcase. It will be held o Wednesday, March 13th from 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM on the rooftop of Maggie Mae’s on 6th Street. This year's Bandsintown Big Break Showcase will feature live performances by R&B singer Adrian Jean, LA rock duo KOLARS, critically acclaimed indie-pop group illuminati hotties, R&B vocalist Herizen, Portland’s Reptaliens, and...
Tags: Music, Diy, Music Industry, Austin, Portland, Indie, Musicians, Sxsw, Music Business, Live & Touring, Conventions & Awards, Bandsintown, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Fabrice, Fabrice Sergent


Proven Ideas To Sell More Music Merchandise [INFOGRAPHIC]

Merchandise sales is one of the top income streams for most musicians, when its done well.  The folks at RushOrderTees often remind their clients that great merch accomplishes many things. For the band, it generates revenue and serves as promotional material. For fans, it provides a piece of memorabilia they can get excited about and show off. via RushOrderTees   [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Diy, Marketing, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Merch, Merchandise, Music Business, Live & Touring, Musician, Bruce Houghton, D.I.Y, Diy Musicians


Why Word-Of-Mouth Is Key To Live Music, How To Earn It

Despite all the changes the world of music marketing has undergone (technologically and otherwise) word-of-mouth remains the most effective method of selling tickets. So how do you, as an artist, harness the power of such an elusive form of marketing?   ______________________________ Guest post by Chris Zaldua of Eventbrite It’s no secret: In the music business, word-of-mouth marketing is worth its weight in gold. Put simply: In music, “a personal recommendation is still the only on...
Tags: Google, Music, Marketing, San Francisco, Guest Post, Live Music, Newton, Eventbrite, Music Business, Live & Touring, Concerts, D.I.Y, Eventbrite Facebook, Chris Zaldua, Jess Bryndza


Could The Proliferation Of Indie Streaming Platforms Be Harming Unsigned Artists?

As the major streaming platforms continue to bludgeon each other in hopes of gaining an industry monopoly, unsigned artists are seeking better, independent options for sharing their music with the general public - unfortunately, all these smaller platforms face a number of shortcomings. _______________________________ In this new post to MusicThinkTank, contributor Ghostly Beard tackles the issue unsigned artists face in the proliferation of indie streaming platforms, even as they seek ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Diy, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Streaming, Music Business, Music Tech, Musician, Owen Davie, MusicThinkTank, D.I.Y, Diy Musicians, MysucThinkRTank


8 Must-Have Pages For Your Music Website

Whether you're an artist, venue, or gear seller, one of the most critical decisions you'll make when building your website is how the content is organized. Clear, concise menu options, and simple menu navigation make all the difference when it comes to appealing to users. _____________________________ In this recent post on MusicThinkTank, contributor Dave Cool lays out the eight essential pages every music website simply must have in order to be functional and successful. "4) Show...
Tags: Music, Marketing, Social Media, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Owen Davie, MusicThinkTank, D.I.Y, Publishing & Songwriting, Dave Cool


Gaming Facebook Algorithm To Create More Cost Effective Ads: A Musician's Guide

Once you've spilled the blood, sweat, and tears necessary to create your band's quality content, you're going to want to share it on all the social media platforms. When it comes to Facebook, however, it's unlikely your followers will actually see your post, unless you take some time to game the system. _______________________ Guest post by Keturah Brown of So you’ve just gone and created something super cool and worthy of being shared with your adoring fans. You’d love to share it...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Marketing, Social Media, Guest Post, Memphis, Music Business, Berklee College of Music, D.I.Y, Headliners Club, Keturah Brown, Soundfly Keturah Brown, Yvette Noel Shure Beyoncé Prince, Brian Messenger Radiohead


Instagram Story Ideas For Fan Engagement

With the release of its story' feature, Instagram opened the floodgates on a strong new resource for artists to promote their work. Here we look at some helpful story ideas for helping artists to engage and reel in their fans on IG. ___________________________ Guest post by Randi Zimmerman from the Symphonic Blog Instagram introduced it’s ‘stories’ feature a couple years ago, and everyone has been obsessed ever since. With this feature, you are no longer confined to a single post. Yo...
Tags: Post, Music, Diy, Instagram, Marketing, Social Media, Guest Post, Musicians, Music Business, Musician, Instagram Stories, D.I.Y, Music Marketing, Diy Musicians, Randi Zimmerman


Growing Your Music Industry Network In 15 Minutes A Day

While most artists would rather spend time honing their craft than rubbing shoulders with industry peers, socializing and networking is key to moving up in the industry. Luckily, there is a strategy for building your network that only requires investing fifteen minutes a day. ___________________________ Guest post by Suzanne Paulinksi of TuneCore Let me guess – you’re working on new music, but you keep hearing about the importance of having an engaged, growing fanbase and solid conn...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Marketing, Guest Post, Facebook Groups, Music Business, Gary Vee, D.I.Y, Publishing & Songwriting, Suzanne Paulinksi


The PledgeMusic Debacle [Iain Baker of Jesus Jones]

In this piece Iain Baker breaks down the dismal PledgeMusic situation, reflecting on how the current crisis is reminiscent of similar incidents in the history of the music industry, as well as speculating on the somewhat bleak future of the platform. ________________________________ Guest post by Iain Baker of Jesus Jones from Music Technology Policy [Used by permission of the artist.  This post is from a series of tweets by Iain Baker of Jesus Jones regarding both thei...
Tags: Music, Crowdfunding, Guest Post, Pledge, Bank, Music Business, Indie Labels, Napster, Jesus Jones, PledgeMusic, D.I.Y, Startups & Funding, Iain Baker, Pledge and Pledge


The Perfect Live Opener Set's Defining Characteristics

When opening for a more established artist, it's important to stick to a certain etiquette. The journey from opening artist to main act is full of pitfalls, but by sticking to these five rules, we can help you maximize your success and limit your failures in the opening slot. __________________________________ Guest post by Dre DiMura of Soundfly's Flypaper If your band has the opportunity to open for a more established artist, it’s important to respect the craft and brush up on your...
Tags: Music, Hbo, Maryland, Australia, La, Guest Post, New Jersey, David Fincher, Music Business, Live & Touring, Judas Priest, Montreal Canada, Dre, Soundfly, Heppner, Steve Howe


Viral YouTube Formats: Creating Original Content That Works

For artists, creating original, successful content can be a challenge, but like so many things, systems and guides have been developed which can provide bands and artists with the structure for creating content that is either wholly new, or remixes preexisting elements in a new, unique way. ______________________________ Guest post by Jake Udell of Art Of Manager Earlier today, I found this article about the taxonomy of YouTube videos via Music Ally – It’s an outline for “how you ...
Tags: Music, Marketing, Guest Post, Vogue, Kendall Jenner, Music Business, Matt, Bill Burr, D.I.Y, Jake Udell, Matt Gielen, Publishing & Songwriting, YouTube & Video



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