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Post Surgery, Mick Jagger Still Has The Moves [VIDE0]

Just weeks after postponing a 17 Rolling Stones dates to have heart surgery, Mick Jagger rescheduled the full tour and posted a video on Instagram which proves that the 75 year old still has all the moves.             View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Mick Jagger (@mickjagger) on May 15, 2019 at 4:58am PDT         ...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Social Media, Mick Jagger, Music Business, Live & Touring, Bruce Houghton, Rolling Stones

Ariana Grande Sued For Her Own Photos

Ariana Grande may be learning the hard way that photographers don’t give away their product for free.  Grande is being sued by photographer Robert Barbera, who claims that Grande posted two pictures he took of her without his permission or paying him for the use, according to TMZ. The photos have apparently been deleted but TMZ is running them. Grande has 154 million followers on Instagram and the photos have received nearly 3.4 million likes. Barbera is asking for either the profit...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Ariana Grande, Bruce Houghton, National Press Photographers Association, Barbera, Grande, Robert Barbera, AP New York Times LA Times

Spotify 'Storyline' Let's Artists Tell Stories Behind Their Songs Instagram Style

Spotify is widely testing its own version of Instagram Stories for musicians and songwriters. "Storyline" provides curated commentary about each song running slideshow-style as the song plays    Spotify Tests ‘Storyline’ – a Snapchat-Style Stories Feature Offering Additional Artist Content by @waxeditorial — (@MacRumors) May 14, 2019 Currently available to a limited group artists, Spotify's Storyline borrows from...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Diy, Instagram, Music Industry, Indie, Reddit, Musicians, Party, Max, Music Business, Music Tech, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Chainz, Jonas Brothers

Has Coachella Lost It's Cool? Instagram Has The Answer

Has Coachella lost its cool? Burning Man is now the most Instagramed festival in the world, beating out Coachella for the top spot. An Instagram user at Burning Man will post an 24 times over the course of the event, compared to 21 times at Coachella. The Burning Man stat is particualrly impressive since about 80,000 people or almost 20% fewer attend the gathering vs. Coachella at 99,000. More Instagram fest stat highlights: Festival-goers are posting 5 times more at summer m...
Tags: Music, Instagram, US, Coachella, Bruce Houghton

Spotify, Chance The Rapper, Kesha Join Webby Winners 2019

Chance The Rapper, Childish Gambino, Kesha, Solange and Spotify were among the 2019 Webby Award Winners alongside Steph Curry, Ellen DeGeneres, The Walking Dead, Trevor Noah and more. Three million votes were cast in more than 240 countries to choose the Winners of the Webby People’s Voice Awards. This year’s Winners will be recognized alongside Special Achievement honorees, including trailblazer Greta Thunberg, actor Issa Rae, Glossierfounder Emily Weiss, artist Tierra Whack, and host...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Music, New York, Instagram, Jimmy Fallon, New York City, Disney, America, Nasa, Cnn, Netflix, House, Conan, Musicians, Emma Stone

EU Gives Final Approval To Article 13 Copyright Directive, YouTube, Facebook Expected To Be Hit Hard

On Monday morning, the EU Member States gave the Article 13 copyright directive the final green light, after months of contentious debate. Nineteen member countries voted yes, six voted against and three abstained. The directive is expected to hit platforms based on user-generated content including YouTube, Facebook and Instagram hardest. EU indie trade group IMPALA’s Executive Chair Helen Smith commented:  "It was a long road and we would like to thank everyone who contributed to t...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Eu, Bruce Houghton, Impala, YouTube Facebook, EU Member States, Helen Smith

Lykke Li Announces All-Female Music Festival

Lykke Li has announced a festival featuring females and female-identifying acts in conjunction with her YOLA mezcal brand. YOLA Fest will be held at Los Angeles’ Historic Park June 6th and feature Courtney Love, Charlie XCX, Cat Power, Cupcakke, Megan Thee Stallion and Ambar Lucid. A portion of the proceeds will go towa rd Downtown Women’s Center to support efforts to end women’s homelessness. Tickets are on sale at “It is finally happening, my women, my guitars!” ...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Los Angeles, Lykke Li, Bruce Houghton, Yola, Downtown Women 's Center

Spotify Names Chaka Zulu To Head Artist Relations

Spotify has hired Chaka Zulu to head artist and talent relations. Zulu is the long term manager of rapper Ludacris and co-founder of the Disturbing Tha Peace label. He replaces Troy Carter who exited the streamer several months ago. He shared the news via a post on Instagram. “I am excited to share that I am joining the Spotify team as Head of Artist and Talent Relations,” he said. “With my background, expertise and passion for the music industry and artists, I look at this new position w...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Instagram, Troy Carter, Ludacris, Zulu, Bruce Houghton, Chaka Zulu

“Old Town Road” Was #19 On Country Chart, Then Billboard Decided It Wasn't Really A Country Song

Lil Nas X scored a crossover country hit when his cowboy-themed rap song “Old Town Road,” debuted at #19 on the Billboard country chart. The Billboard decided to pull the song from a country chart after determining it wasn’t a good fit for the genre. In a statement to Rolling Stone, a rep for Billboard said: “Upon further review, it was determined that ‘Old Town Road’ by Lil Nas X does not currently merit inclusion on Billboard‘s country charts. When determining genres, a few facto...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Streaming, Music Business, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, Old Town Road, YouTube & Video

Everything You Need To Know About Article 13

The Article 13 copyright directive passed the European Parliament this week, bringing with it sweeping copyright reform, limits to Safe Harbor and an end to YouTube as we know it, at least in the EU. The legislation is complex, so here is Everything You Need To Know About Article 13. ________________________ Guest post by Tony Li, Co-Founder of ACRCloud [Editors note: This was written just prior to the directive's passage this week.] If you happen to spend most of your life su...
Tags: Google, Music, Instagram, Youtube, Eu, European Union, European Commission, Susan Wojcicki, European Parliament, Bruce Houghton, DSM, YouTube Facebook, YouTube FaceBook Instagram, Audible Magic, Tony Li Co Founder of ACRCloud, Members of Parliament Similarly Twitch

Facebook Files Lawsuit To Stop Fake Likes, Followers

Facebook and Instagram have filed a lawsuit in US Federal Court four companies and three individuals for promoting the sale of fake accounts, likes and followers. The China based companies being sued also target other online service providers including Amazon, Apple, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter. "By filing the lawsuit, we hope to reinforce that this kind of fraudulent activity is not tolerated, said Facebook, "and that we’ll act forcefully to protect the integrity of our platform."...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Instagram, China, Bruce Houghton, Facebook That, Amazon Apple Google, US Federal Court

Cardi B's Epic Trump Shutdown Rant Is Now A Song [LISTEN]

Cardi B took to Instagram on Wednesday to express her righteous outrage over the longest government shutdown in history. "Now, I know a lot of y’all don’t care because y’all don’t work for the government or y’all probably have a job,' she said addressing Trump and Congress. "This s--- is really f---ing serious, bro, this s--- is crazy." 12.5 million views later, meme masters The Gregory Brothers remixed her minute long rant into a political jam, "Yeah Bitch/ Nah Bitch."  Enjoy! so e...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Congress, Trump, Bruce Houghton, Cardi, Gregory Brothers

SXSW Adds Keynote, Featured Speakers For 2019

SXSW is just weeks away and the organizers have announced a slate of additions to the Keynote and Featured Speaker lineup for the 2019 event. The updated list of Keynote speakers announced for the event includes Endeavor Chief Marketing Officer Bozoma Saint John, director, actress, producer and activist Olivia Wilde, and the addition of Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger to a conversation with Kevin Systrom and Josh Constine. Contributors who have joined the Featured Speakers list for 2019...
Tags: Travis Vanderzanden, Music, Instagram, Neil Gaiman, United States, Jeffrey Katzenberg, John, Olivia Wilde, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Cameron Crowe, Vox Media, Sxsw, Priscilla Chan, Tim Ferriss, Bruce Houghton

Instagram Enables Reposts To Multiple Accounts

Instagram has added the ability to publish posts to multiple accounts that you control at the same time. This limited regram feature is a small concession to the artists, influencers and marketers that have been pushing the social network to enable native reposting of content. An Instagram spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that this new feature is rolling out to  all iOS users: “We are rolling out this feature to provide a better experience for people who often post to multiple account...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Marketing, Social Media, Musicians, Music Business, Musician, Bruce Houghton, D.I.Y, Regram

B2K Sets 2000’s Inspired Fan Dress Code For Reunion Shows

Early 2000’s pop group B2K surprised their fans just before the holidays when the group announced that they would be hitting the road on a reunion tour.  Shortly after the announcement, frontman Omarion shared a post via Instagram outlining a series of dress code rules for all those in attendance. The post also said that those born after the year 2000 should keep their “young asses” at home and that skinny jeans and Balenciagas would not be permitted. The singer later confirmed to TMZ ...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Pop, Hip Hop, Omarion, Music Business, Live & Touring, Bruce Houghton, B2K, Balenciagas

THU. BRIEF: Instagram Improves Profiles • Artists Invest In Genies • Music Harbor Hacks Apple Music • More

THURSDAY 11.22. 18 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Instagram, Apple Music, Bruce Houghton

AM BRIEF: Instagram Improves Profiles • Artists Invest In Genies • Music Harbor Hacks Apple Music • More

THURSDAY 11.22. 18 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Instagram, Apple Music, Bruce Houghton

STOCK WATCH: Eventbrite, Spotify and Snap

With more music and music related stock traded on the public markets, Hypebot is stepping up its coverage of the markets, quarterly reports and earnings calls. Here, with a help from CelebrityAccess, are updates on Eventbrite, Spotify and Snap. Snapchat parent company Snap saw its stock drop in pre-market trading Wednesday, after divulging that regulators at the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether it misled investors before the launch o...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Instagram, Ipo, Department Of Justice, Doj, Stock, Securities And Exchange Commission, Eventbrite, Snap, Bruce Houghton, Nick Bell, Skift, Snap Snap, Meanwhile Square, Deadline Hollywood Its IPO

If You Want To Live Stream, Twitch Dwarfs YouTube [CHART]

While longform live streaming on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram is on the rise, their audience is still dwarfed by Twitch. While thought of as a gaming and esports platform, a lot more happens or could happen there. Savvy musicians like Drake have already experimented with the platform by playing a top gamer live, but that just scratches the surface of how the Amazon owned platform could be used to connect with fans.  via [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Amazon, Music, Instagram, Marketing, Drake, Twitch, Live Video, Bruce Houghton, YouTube Facebook, D.I.Y, YouTube & Video

Jack White Responds As Women Told To Stop Kissing At Show

Jack White has responded to news that two women were prevented from kissing during his show at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta on November 2nd. According to a CBC report, White was performing his hit song “Seven Nation Army” when a member of the venue’s staff confronted a woman named Allyson MacIvor who was attending the concert with her girlfriend. “I embraced my girlfriend, and some staff member came in between us, and she said, ‘This is not allowed here,’” MacIvor told the publi...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Jack White, Calgary, Edmonton, White, Cbc, Music Business, Live & Touring, Bruce Houghton, Edmonton Alberta, Rogers Place, Seven Nation Army, MacIvor, Allyson MacIvor, PST White

Snapchat Just Lost 2 Million Daily Users

As part of a quarterly earnings report, Snapchat shared that it had last 2 million active daily users in the last three months. With 186 million users, Snapchat still has impressive reach.  But pressure from Facebook and Instagram and an unpopular redesign spell trouble for the social network. [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Facebook, Music, Instagram, Marketing, Snapchat, Streaming, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton

Spotify Playlist Submission Exits Beta, 1 of 6 Scored Official Playlist Placement

In July, Spotify opened the process of submitting music to Official Spotify playlists - 2018's holy grail of music marketing - to all artists and labels.  The submission tool has now exited beta, and the stats from the first few months are impressive. Since July, more than 67,000 artists and labels have submitted music resulting in 10,000 artists being added to official Spotify playlists for the first time.  Factoring in that some of the artists and labels using the submission tool had pr...
Tags: Spotify, Music, UK, Instagram, Netherlands, Brighton, Belgium, Streaming, Playlists, Music Business, Indie Labels, Bruce Houghton, Bryan, D.I.Y, La Vida Loca, Gustavo Bertoni

9 Ways Instagram Stories Is Perfect For Concert Marketing

Instagram Stories disappear after 24 hours, making them easy to dismiss as a marketing tool. But with more and more interactions on the platform shifting to Stories, it is a social channel that should not be ignored.  This Eventbrite infographic breaks down the why and how of Instagram Stories, from key stats you should know to strategic applications to help drive ticket sales.  [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Instagram, Marketing, Social Media, Live & Touring, Bruce Houghton, Instagram Stories, D.I.Y

Taylor Swift Finally Gets Political, Endorses Democrats and Calls For LGBTQ, Gender, Racial Equality

Taylor Swift has broken her long self-imposed silence on all thing political with a call to end discrimination in all forms and a full throated endorsement of two Tennessee Democrats.  Having a political opinion is not easy for any country musician, particularly if they lean anywhere left of center. And while Swift has moved from country music to pop, her Nashville roots run deep. On Instagram Swift wrote: “In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but du...
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Social Media, Tennessee, Nashville, Swift, Music Business, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, Jim Cooper, Marsha Blackburn, Phil Bredesen, Instagram Swift

TUE. BRIEF: Inside SiriusXM + Pandora • Apple Cancels Dr Dre • Instagram Founders Exit • More

TUESDAY 9.25. 18 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Apple, Music, Instagram, Pandora, Dr Dre, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, SiriusXM

AM BRIEF: Inside SiriusXM + Pandora • Apple Cancels Dr Dre • Instagram Founders Exit • More

TUESDAY 9.25. 18 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Apple, Music, Instagram, Pandora, Dr Dre, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, SiriusXM

SXSW 2019 Announces First Keynotes, Speakers

SXSW announced its first three Keynotes on Monday. They are Garbage lead vocalist Shirley Manson, who will join Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches for a conversation in association with PRS Foundation's Keychange program, Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of Instagram and writer, producer and director Marti Noxon. Featured Speakers at SXSW 2019 will also include Jason Blum in conversation with John Pierson; writer and 2017 Time Person of the Year Susan Fowler; artist and musician Amanda Pal...
Tags: Music, Instagram, New York Times, Amanda Palmer, Kevin Systrom, Jason Blum, Sxsw, Music Business, Conventions & Awards, Shirley Manson, Bruce Houghton, Michael Pollan, Lauren Mayberry, Susan Fowler, Amy Webb, Joanna Shields

How To Get Verified On Instagram, As Badges Open To All

That blue and white checkmark on Instagram is a sign that the account is both official and safe.  Yesterday, Instagram opened to all users the verification process that leads to the coveted badge. Here is how to get verified on Instagram: ___________________ How To Get An Instagram Verification Badge First, c lean up your account information.  Have you filled out every field and are you compliant with all of Instagram’s Terms of Service and Community Guidelines? " We will re...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Marketing, Social Media, Bruce Houghton, D.I.Y, Instagram Verification Badge First, Instagram 's Terms of Service

AdRev Payments To Artists, Publishers Passes $100M

AdRev, the music rights administration service and platform, announced today that they have paid out over $100 million to their growing roster of artists, publishers and TV and film production libraries. The company represents music rights found in over 320 million videos on YouTube. “Music rights holders handing over YouTube claiming rights to their distributors hoping for the best, generally are missing a large part of their online video income,” says AdRev President Noah Becker.  “We ...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Youtube, Streaming, Music Business, Bruce Houghton, Becker, Noah Becker, Facebook As Facebook, Publishing & Songwriting, YouTube & Video, Matt Whitmire, TicTok Apps Merge As Facebook Closes In

Popular short video music app is merging with TikTok today, in a move to consolidate their substantial audiences just as Facebook and Instagram ramp up their own efforts to dominate bit-sized video.  Starting today, users will have their app switched to TikTok via an update; with their old account, videos and personal settings already in place in the new combined app. is popular in the US with about  100 million users globally, and sister short video a...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Instagram, Marketing, US, Social Media, Apps & Mobile, Bruce Houghton, Alex Zhu, YouTube & Video, Bytedance, Tiktok

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