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Festify Uses Spotify To Create Your Dream Music Festival

Festify takes the users most listened to Spotify artists and creates a visual line-up that they can share with friends.  Connect a Spotify account and the Festify program uses play counts to bill favorite artists as headliners and ranks others as openers. There are options to use just the last month’s listening habits, the last six months or all time. Try out Festify here and don't forget to hydrate.   [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Spotify, Music, Festivals, Music Tech, Apps & Mobile, Live & Touring, Concerts, Bruce Houghton, Festify


Bob Dylan's Heaven’s Door Distillery To Open Live Concert Space In Nashville

Heaven’s Door Spirits, an alcohol company partnered with Bob Dylan, announced plans for a new venue in Nasvhille – the Heaven’s Door Spirits and Center for the Arts. The facility, which is expected to open in the fall of 2020, will be located in an old church at 614 Fifth Ave. S. in Nashville, and will include a craft whiskey distillery and whiskey library, and an art ‘sanctuary’ that will showcase Dylan’s non-musical artwork. It will also include a restaurant and a 360-seat live perfo...
Tags: Music, Bob Dylan, Nashville, Music Business, Live & Touring, Bruce Houghton, Dylan, Nashville Skyline, Nasvhille, Marc Bushala


LiveXLive, iHeartMedia Pact For Live Streaming, New Content

Live music streaming service LiveXLive has announced an exclusive multi-year agreement with iHeartMedia that combines content, distribution and promotion. The newly expanded partnership gives LiveXLive access to live streaming rights to 17 iHeartRadio events in 2019, including ALTer Ego, iHeartCountry Festival, iHeartRadio Wango Tango, Daytime Stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival and iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, as well as licensing and streaming rights for select iHeartRadio Theater sho...
Tags: Music, New York, Los Angeles, Streaming, Music Business, Live & Touring, Broadcast & Satellite, Bruce Houghton, John Sykes, LiveXLive


Setting Up A Foolproof Home Practice Space

Improving as a musician without practicing is impossible, and practicing without a space to do it in is similarly difficult. In this piece we explore how to allocate the optimal practice space with regard to temperature, humidity, and tech needs. _________________________ In this new post to MusicThinkTank, contributor Dan Matthews offers some key tips for how to set up the ideal practice space in your home. "One of the easiest things to totally skip on in setting up a practice are...
Tags: Music, Diy, Musicians, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Live & Touring, Musician, Owen Davie, D.I.Y, Dan Matthews, Diy Musicians, Music Rehearsal


6 Event Marketing Tips From The Facebook Live Team

As with everything else that takes place live, Facebook Live moments can be an unpredictable beast, and using the tool successfully means being prepared for mishaps and pitfalls. Here we look at six essential tips from the from the Facebook Live team. _______________________________ Guest post by Ronnie Higgins of Eventbrite You’re backstage before the show when you see your headlining band horsing around. “This is a Facebook Live moment,” you think. You whip out your iPhone, queue u...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Diy, Marketing, Social Media, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, New Orleans, Facebook Live, Music Business, Live & Touring, Musician, Mardi Gras, Facebook Page


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


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


Austin's Prism Raises $2.2M For Live Music Booking And Management Software

Austin-based music tech startup Prism has raised a $2.2 million seed round. Prism's software simplifies the booking and management of live music events. Last night, Prism hosted the Annual Music Tech Mashup and is hosting the SXSW Official Live Music Meet-up at Empire Control Room from 4-7PM on Wednesday, March 13th. Investors in the round include Kip McClanahan, founder of Pershing and long-time Austin entrepreneur; Mario Fighali, chief operating officer and co-founder at Sparefoot; Bill...
Tags: Music, Funding, Startup, Austin, Zappos, Prism, Sxsw, Music Tech, Live & Touring, Bruce Houghton, McMenamin, Matt Ford, Pershing, Capital Factory, Sparefoot, Kip McClanahan


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


Red Hot Chili Peppers To Livestream From Giza Pyramids

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced a historic first-ever free concert livestream from the Giza Pyramids. While details are scarce, it will take place this Friday, March 15 at 11 am PT / 2pm ET. Commenting on the historic event, RHCP bassist Flea said in a statement: “Before each new place my body tingled with excitement, a yearning for a new mystery to unfold, a fascination with a new culture, the possibility of new friends, tasting new food, smelling new tastes, absorbing...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Egypt, Streaming, Music Business, Live & Touring, Pyramids, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Giza, Bruce Houghton, Flea, Giza Pyramids, YouTube Twitter, RHCP, YouTube & Video


Eventbrite Stock Down 30% On Higher Than Expected Loss, Weak Revenue Projections [UPDATE]

UPDATE: Eventbrite shares fell sharply Friday morning, after the company issued a first-quarter revenue outlook below Wall Street expectations. The independent ticketing company predicted first-quarter revenue of $80 million to $84 million, well short of the $91 million analysts polled had forecast. Revenue topped expectations, but it was not enough.  Per share Q4 losses were 17 cents per share vs the 14 cents predicted by analysts polled by Refinitiv and reported by CNBC. Revenue was $7...
Tags: Music, Mexico, Tickets, Stock, Cnbc, Stock Price, Eventbrite, Music Business, Live & Touring, Bruce Houghton, FactSet, Startups & Funding, Refinitiv, Mexico Eventbrite


Eventbrite Stock Falls 25% On Higher Than Expected Losses, Weak Q1 Revenue Projections

Eventbrite shares feel sharply in after hours trading Thursday, after it issued a first-quarter revenue outlook below Wall Street expectations. The independent ticketing company predicted first-quarter revenue of $80 million to $84 million, well short of the $91 million analysts polled had forecast. Revenue topped expectations, but it was not enough.  Per share Q4 losses were 17 cents per share vs the 14 cents predicted by analysts polled by Refinitiv and reported by CNBC. Revenue was ...
Tags: Music, Mexico, Tickets, Stock, Cnbc, Stock Price, Eventbrite, Music Business, Live & Touring, Bruce Houghton, FactSet, Startups & Funding, Refinitiv, Mexico Eventbrite, Eventbrite Stock Falls


Eventbrite Falls 25% On Higher Than Expected Losses, Weak Q1 Revenue Projections

Eventbrite shares feel sharply in after hours trading Thursday, after it issued a first-quarter revenue outlook below Wall Street expectations. The independent ticketing company predicted first-quarter revenue of $80 million to $84 million, well short of the $91 million analysts polled had forecast. Revenue topped expectations, but it was not enough.  Per share Q4 losses were 17 cents per share vs the 14 cents predicted by analysts polled by Refinitiv and reported by CNBC. Revenue was ...
Tags: Music, Mexico, Tickets, Stock, Cnbc, Stock Price, Eventbrite, Music Business, Live & Touring, Bruce Houghton, FactSet, Startups & Funding, Refinitiv, Mexico Eventbrite


Live Nation Has Donated Over 1M Tickets To US Veterans

Live Nation has donated more than a million tickets to veterans since the kickoff of its partnership with the Veteran Tickets Foundation, also known as Vet Tix. Vet Tix is a leading nonprofit working to provide free tickets to currently serving military and veterans of all eras and since 2014, Live Nation has been their largest donor, providing over $75 million in tickets. “Live Nation is incredibly proud to be a partner of Vet Tix, and we’re honored to have helped over one millio...
Tags: Music, US, Veterans, Broadway, Live Nation, Music Business, Live & Touring, Concerts, Bruce Houghton, Michael Rapino, Vet Tix, Veteran Tickets Foundation, Brandi Shannon, On Tuesday Live Nation


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


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


16 Cool People I Met At Pollstar Live! [Kosha Dillz]

From agents to artists and tour buses to trucks, Pollstar Live! is the gathering of the tribe for the touring industry. This was the first year that new grand poobah Ray Wadell and the Oak View Group were in charge, and they left their stamp in nothing but positive ways. Hypebot and our sister company, the Skyline Artists Agency were there. But so was Kosha Dillz, and this man knows how to work a room. _____________________________ By indie rapper Kosha Di...
Tags: Music, Florida, Usa, UK, Hollywood, Mexico, America, Los Angeles, Dave, Pennsylvania, Idaho, Portland, Dave Grohl, Rob, Wu Tang, Atlantic City


Marshmello Fortnite Concert May Reveal Next Realm For Artists

While the idea of performing to thousands may be dream for many artists, DJ Marshmello took things to an even higher level, with a recent in-game Fortnite concert which drew in millions of viewers. Virtual concerts may not be a new thing, but technology and gaming culture have developed to a point where such performances offer a whole host of exciting opportunities for fans and artists alike. _______________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 For a music artis...
Tags: Music, Ed Sheeran, Guest Post, Second Life, Music Business, Music Tech, Live & Touring, Sony Music, Bobby Owsinski, Marshmello, Fortnite, Pleasant Park


What Should Be Included In A Tour Sponsorship Deck

Nothing is free, particularly in the music industry, and putting together a fantastic tour or festival requires money. One of the best ways to secure funding for these sorts of events is through sponsorships - but doing so requires careful planning. _________________________ Guest post by Randi Zimmerman of the Symphonic Blog So, you want to create an amazing sponsorship deck? Here’s how. Nothing is free in this world. If it was, we could all fund our freshest festivals and eve...
Tags: Music, Marketing, Guest Post, Live & Touring, D.I.Y, Randi Zimmerman


Why Musicians Should Think More B2B, Less About B2C

In this piece, Bobby Owsinski explains why, in the new music economy, artists need to think more about Business to Business transactions instead of just focusing on Business to Consumer transactions. _________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 You might be wondering about the title and that’s because it contains some popular business-speak, so let me translate – B2B means “business to business” and B2C means “business to consumer.” This really relates to artis...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Diy, Marketing, Music Industry, B2C, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, B2b, Music Business, Live & Touring, Indie Labels, Musician, Bobby Owsinski, D.I.Y


How To Keep Fans Engaged On Social Media Before A Show

Engagement (particularly when it comes to social media) has become all the buzz for not only bands and artists looking to connect with fans, but also for the venues where those musicians perform. Here we look at six techniques venues can use to draw in music lovers. ___________________________ Guest post by Stefanie May from the Eventbrite blog This is a guest post by Stefanie May, the Marketing Director for The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY. Image by Scott Harris.  As m...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Diy, Marketing, Social Media, Music Industry, Guest Post, Fans, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Music Tech, Live & Touring, Concerts, Musician, Dawes


Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Top Models Face Fyre Festival Subpoenas

Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and Emily Ratajkowski and other top models, as well as the modeling agencies that represent them, can now be subpoenaed for their involvement in promoting the disastrous Fyre Festival, a federal judge ruled . The ruling is part of a bankruptcy case involving the festival, which took place in the Bahamas in April of 2017. The models all appeared in promotional videos and social media campaigns leading up to the ill-fated event, and now a judge says they mus...
Tags: Music, Netflix, Kendall Jenner, Hulu, Bahamas, Music Business, Live & Touring, Bruce Houghton, Emily Ratajkowski, Bella Hadid, CC BY SA, Kendall Jenner Bella Hadid, Fyre Festival, Billy McFarland, Wikimedia Commons CelebrityAccess, Emily Ratajkowski. top models


Four Types Of Indie Music Fans

Here Nick Carr of RazrMusio dissects the four types of people who typically comprise a listening audience, and how one can go about converting a casual attendee into a dyed-in-the-wool-fan.   ____________________________ Guest post by Nick Carr of RazrMusic I help run an acoustic music night at a local pub in every Wednesday night and I notice that attendances go up or down depending on a whole range of things. Who is playing, the weather and so on. Lately though, I have been thi...
Tags: Music, Diy, Marketing, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Live & Touring, Indie Labels, Musician, Nick Carr, D.I.Y, Diy Musicians


Guide To Making Your Live Show More Interesting

The shows that truly stick in our minds often transcend just great music, using stunning visuals or other dramatic elements to emphasize the emotional power of the performance. Here we look at how artists can take their show to the next level and give fans a truly unforgettable experience. ____________________________ Guest post by Evan Zwisler for Soundfly's Flypaper Great, memorable shows go so far beyond the music itself. Great performers will tap into what makes their music spec...
Tags: Music, New York, Diy, California, New York City, Music Industry, Live, Brooklyn, Guest Post, Shanghai, Indie, Musicians, Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Music Business, Live & Touring


Folk Alliance Announces 2020 Conference Move, 2019 Registration Still Available

Folk Alliance International has announced the dates and location of its 2020 conference, just a few weeks before its 2019 gathering in Montreal. The 2020 edition is headed to New Orleans at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel on Canal Street Jan. 22-26. The 2020 conference theme is “The Story of People and Place” and will explore ideas of diversity, inclusion, immigration, intersection and influence. The conference will highlight collaboration and how place impacts shared identities, art...
Tags: Music, Diy, John Lennon, Music Industry, Yoko Ono, Indie, Musicians, New Orleans, Folk Music, Montreal, Folk, Music Business, Live & Touring, Conventions & Awards, Indie Labels, Musician


Show4Me Closes $12.8M Round For Music Crowdfunding, 'Fan Interaction Network'

Wefuture announced that it has closed a$12.8 million series A round from a UK-based corporate investor. The UK startup will use the funds to transition its Show4Me site from concert crowdfunding platform to a broader "music interaction network." The redesigned Show4Me will help musicians and music industry professionals manage their music business activities on a single network, grow a fan base and engage them through a "direct-interaction model".  For fans, the incentive is lower price...
Tags: Music, UK, Diy, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Music Tech, Live & Touring, Musician, Bruce Houghton, D.I.Y, Startups & Funding, Diy Musicians, Show4ME. music, Karėn Chiftalaryan


Colin Kaepernick NOT OK With Travis Scott Super Bowl Gig

After rapper Travis Scott was announced as a guest performer with Maroon 5 during the halftime show for the Super Bowl month, he revealed that as a condition of his performance, the NFL had agreed to join him in making a $500,000 donation to a social justice organization. At the time, Scott also suggested that he had “consulted” with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick before accepting the high profile NFL gig, seeming to imply that Kaepernick was on board with the performance. As ...
Tags: Music, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Donald Trump, Jay, Music Business, Live & Touring, Big Boi, Major Labels, Travis Scott, Bruce Houghton, Scott, Variety, Kaepernick, Nessa, Kap


CAA Music Turns 35: A Look Back

Creative Artists Agency’s storied music division is celebrating its 35th  year, and Thom Duffy and Melinda Newman at Billboard have published an in-depth look back. Digging deep into the history of the agency co-founded by Michael Ovitz, Ron Meyer, Bill Haber, Michael Rosenfeld and Rowland Perkins, the two reporters talked with all the heavy-hitters of the music department, including Rob Light, Darryl Eaton, Mitch Rose and Rick Roskin, the co-chiefs of contemporary music for North ...
Tags: Music, Live Music, Nashville, Caa, North America, Yankees, Ross, Music Business, Live & Touring, Touring, Rose, Bruce Houghton, Tom, Creative Artists Agency, Ovitz, Tom Ross