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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


Does Ticketmaster Finally Have A Rival?

Former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard’s new Rival Ticketing has signed its first client, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment's Altitude Tickets, putting it in a position to compete with Ticketmaster, at least on paper. “Anyone looking for a not-so-subtle hint that’s he’s planning to disrupt the ticketing space could probably point to his new company’s name, Rival, or his loquacious treatises on the ticket business, often posted on Twitter in long multi-tweet threads, closely followed and pick...
Tags: Music, Colorado, Tickets, Denver, Ticketmaster, Music Business, Music Tech, Live & Touring, Bruce Houghton, Dave Brooks, Los Angeles Rams, Hubbard, Kroenke, Nathan Hubbard, Rival, Amplify


Dueling Woodstocks: Two Festivals To Celebrate 50th Anniversary On Same Days

Two major festivals just miles apart will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Woodstock Festival on the same days. One will be produced by the original Woodstock promoters and the other by Live nation will be held on the original Woodstock site. Heren courtesy of our partners at CelebrityAccess are the stories of each of the dueling Woodstocks. Woodstock 2019 Officially Announced Woodstock 1969’s Co-Producer and Co-Founder Michael Lang on Wednesday officially confirmed the...
Tags: Music, Woodstock, Music Business, Live & Touring, Concerts, Bruce Houghton, John Roberts, Bethel, Bethel Woods, LANG, Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, Summer Jam, Michael Lang, Kornfeld, Darlene Fedun


How To Sell Out A Show [Kosha Dillz]

Indie rapper Kosha Dillz does it all pretty much himself. There's no agent, no label and only occasional help with marketing. Despite those obstacles he's carved out a touring career thanks to his impressive hustle and some tips he shares here. _____________________________________ Guest post by Kosha Dillz To be honest I have only sold out one show in my life as a headliner. It was in a seattle and I got to say some people wanted to play with me so bad after meeting me at wa...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Usa, New York, Marketing, Social Media, Rap, Hip Hop, Paris, Musicians, St Louis, Sxsw, Music Business, Live & Touring, Musician, Bruce Houghton


Gig Transportation: Get The Show On The Road

Whatever sort of musician or performer you are, getting your art on the road and out into the world is key to your success. Here we look at how to arrange your transportation so that you can tour affordably without inviting disaster. ______________________________ In this recent post on MusicThinkTank, Kevin Gardner offers some helpful advice on how to effectively plan the transportation element of you next tour. "Artists, especially musicians, need their signature equipment to play....
Tags: Music, Musicians, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Live & Touring, Musician, Owen Davie, Kevin Gardner, D.I.Y, Gig Transport


Live Music, Merch Sales Management Strategies

While a live performance is hopefully a thrill for all those involved, both on and off stage, it's important to remember that making these events a positive experience requires careful planning around the practical logistics of admission sales and merch. ___________________________ In this recent post to MusicThinkTank, Rachelle Wilber looks at four key elements involved in making sure your next live show is a logistical success for fans, artists, and the venue. "It’s critical, and...
Tags: Music, Musicians, Live Music, Merch, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Live & Touring, Musician, Owen Davie, Rachelle Wilber, D.I.Y


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


Ed Sheeran Tops Pollstar 2018 Global Touring Chart, Taylor Swift Dominates US

Tour trade publication Pollstar tracked more than 44,000 live concerts in 2018 logging in a record-setting $10.4 billion total gross and 152.1 million tickets sold.  Ed Sheeran topped the year grossing a whopping $432 million, an all time touring record. Pollstar's Top 100 World Wide tours totaled $5.6 billion U.S. dollars with 59.8 million tickets sold to 3,691 events.  The Top Ten of the Worldwide Tour chart surpassed $2 billion in grosses for the first time. The Top 100 North American...
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Washington, US, Ed Sheeran, Live Music, Bruno Mars, Drake, Aeg, Pink, Justin Timberlake, Swift, Music Business, Live & Touring, Concerts, Touring


This Week In Music Commentary

Commentators inside the music industry this week weighed in on why midsize cities will be the next major music hubs, why copyright law isn't so bad for creatives, how to effectively work with a record producer, and more. Placemakers: Why Midsize Cities Are the Next Music Hubs [Kyle Bylin] Copyright Flipped On Its Head: A Creators Perspective Kid Rock Saved Christmas, Paying Off All 350 Layaway Accounts At A Tennessee Walmart How To Work With A Record Producer: Reto P...
Tags: Music, Tennessee, Music Business, Live & Touring, Owen Davie, Kyle Bylin


4 Tips For Ensuring Your Live Music VIP Experience A Smash Hit

VIP experiences are on the rise in the music industry, giving cash-laden fans premium access and a variety of perks, and while organizers and attendees both seem to win out on the face of it, getting VIP ticketing right is easier said than done. Here we look at four tips for ensuring both customers and venues come out on top. ___________________________ Guest post by Chris Zaldua for Eventbrite One of the fastest growing trends in the live music business, particularly within music f...
Tags: Music, Marketing, San Francisco, Guest Post, Live Music, Music Business, Live & Touring, Concerts, D.I.Y, Chris Zaldua


Taylor Swift Uses Facial Recognition At Shows To Stop Stalkers

The use of facial recognition at live events has become public with the recent report that it was used at Taylor Swift’s Rose Bowl concert on May 18th to spot potential stalkers.  A facial recognition camera was placed into a kiosk that ostensibly displayed rehearsal clips of Taylor’s Reputation tour, according to Rolling Stone. As visitors viewed the video clips, snapshots of their faces were sent to a Nashville “command post” where they were cross-referenced with Taylor’s known stalke...
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, China, Netflix, Nashville, Taylor, Facial Recognition, Music Business, Music Tech, Live & Touring, Concerts, Bruce Houghton, Madison Square Garden, Wikimedia Commons, Mike Downing, Blink Identity


Mac Presents' Marcie Allen On Music Sponsorship Trends At XLIVE Conference

MAC Presents founder Marcie Allen was a keynote at the XLIVE conference in Las Vegas this week, where the branding guru shared that tour sponsorships are no more. “First of all, you need to know that tour sponsorships are dead. I don’t sell them anymore. I can’t sell them,” Allen noted. Allen said brands “feel like if they are going to do a logo slap, they are going to do a sports deal. You have to remember, music partnerships are $1.5 billion according to IEG and sports is $60 billion.” ...
Tags: Music, Mac, Samsung, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Aeg, Esports, Miller, Music Business, Live & Touring, Bruce Houghton, Allen, IEG, Larry LeBlanc, Marcie Allen, CelebrityAccess Allen


SoundCloud Adds Live Stream-To-DJ Mixes With Serato

SoundCloud has launched the ability for DJ's to discover and live mix music from its licenced catalog through Serato’s DJ Pro 2.1 and DJ Lite 1.1 decks with a SoundCloud Go+ subscription.  By combining Pro Unlimited and Go+, users can also mix and stream millions of underground and premium tracks through Serato. How To: In the Serato DJ Lite and DJ Pro apps, log in to your SoundCloud account via the icon in the DJ library (on the lefthand side of the screen). Your playlists wi...
Tags: Music, Dj, Musicians, Streaming, Soundcloud, Music Business, Music Tech, Live & Touring, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Serato, D.I.Y, DJ Lite


Netflix To Release Fyre Festival Doc: Watch The Teaser

The failed Fyre Festival is the subject of a documentary to be released on Netflix next month. The doc “gives a first-hand look into the disastrous crash of Fyre as told by the organizers themselves.” Promoter Billy McFarland received a six-year prison sentence.     Get your exclusive first look at FYRE — a revealing new doc about the insanity and rapid unraveling of Fyre Festival: the greatest party that never happened. Premieres January 18. #NetflixNewsWeek pic.twitter.com/B4...
Tags: Video, Music, Netflix, Music Business, Live & Touring, Bruce Houghton, Fyre Festival, Billy McFarland, YouTube & Video


Ticketmaster Adds Verified Fan To Fan Ticket Resales

Ticketmaster has added a fan-to-fan resale feature within their app. The launch follows a rough 2018 for Ticketmaster which was marred by scalping accusations, a major lawsuit and the closure of the company’s secondary ticketing platforms, GetMeIn And Seatwave, where tickets were regularly being sold at insanely inflated prices. Now, using Ticketmaster’s new fan-to-fan resale option, the ticket giant says verified fans will be able to buy and sell tickets for face value or less, plus fees...
Tags: Music, UK, US, Tickets, Ticketmaster, Music Business, Live & Touring, Bruce Houghton, Seatwave, Ticketmaster UK, Andrew Parsons


Sell More Merch At Gigs: 7 Techniques

Although it's a great way for artists to boost their overall revenue, selling merch at shows can often be a challenge to do. Here we look at seven ways to switch things up and move a few more shirts at your next show. By Dave Ruch from CD Baby's DIY Musician blog Do you sell stuff at your gigs? Me too. After experiencing a slump in sales over the last few years, I’ve recently changed my “pitch” a bit and added a few more items to the table, and things are looking . . . Up! ...
Tags: Music, Diy, Abc, Marketing, Music Industry, Dave, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Merch, Merchandise, North America, Huffington Post, Music Business, Live & Touring, Musician


3 Email Strategies You Must Implement To Drive Show Attendance In 2019

While 91% of people check their email every single day, you're not the only hitting their inbox, and it can be incredibly easy for your message to be lost or condemned amid the digital clutter. Here we look at three key strategies artist must use to ensure that their email marketing is successful. _________________________ Guest post by Rachel Grate of Eventbrite A whopping 91% of people check their email every day, but that doesn’t mean using email to promote your event is a sure th...
Tags: Music, Diy, Email, Marketing, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Tickets, Eventbrite, Music Business, Live & Touring, Musician, D.I.Y, Rachel Grate, Diy Musicians


NOLA's Favorite Band Just Bought NOLA's Favorite Nightclub

Galactic has announced that they’ve purchased the iconic New Orleans nightclub Tipitina’s. The recently finalized deal, which has been in negotiation for most of the year, will transfer ownership of the music venue and it’s associated business to the popular indie funk band. . Photo Credit: Melissa Stewart Galactic is no stranger to Tipitina’s and the band has been performing there for more than two decades. The members of Galactic stated that they plan to continue to operate Tipitin...
Tags: Music, New Orleans, Music Business, Live & Touring, Bruce Houghton, NOLA, Tipitina, Galactic, Stanton Moore, Orlean, Roland Von Kurnatowski, Melissa Stewart Galactic, Ben Ellman, Neville Brothers the Meters Cowboy Mouth, Tipitina 's Foundation


SXSW 2019 Badge Price Goes Up In 2 Days

A reminder that the price of a badge to one or all of the SXSW 2019 conferences goes up at 11:59 PT on December 7.  Register now to save. [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Sxsw, Music Business, Live & Touring, Conventions & Awards, Bruce Houghton, D.I.Y, SXSW 2019


The Ticketing Tides Are Turning For The Secondary Market

The secondary ticketing market has been a problematic feature of the music industry for ages, with online technology transforming it into a multi-billion industry. Now, however, the ticketing industry is on the cusp of a massive transformation which could disrupt things for the secondary ticketing market.   ________________________ Guest post by Sergey Bludov  Sergey Bludov, SVP of the Media & Entertainment Practice at DataArt, compares ticketing and retail markets and their atti...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Marketing, Los Angeles, Chicago, Guest Post, Tickets, Ticketing, Music Business, Live & Touring, Kohl, Amit Sharma, Amazon Customer, Narvar, Sergey Bludov Sergey Bludov


FestWorld Magazine Will Chronicle Music Fests, Lifestyle

FestWorld Magazine, billed as the world’s first print magazine devoted exclusively to music festivals and music festival fans, is set to launch on March 9, 2019.  The quarterly magazine will travel and food,  fashion, art, and music, and will will be available at airports and music festivals globally. Each issue of the magazine will be 136+ pages, with 38 pages of advertising, have a guaranteed circulation of 350,000, and will feature eight key editorial anchors: music festival reviews...
Tags: Music, Festivals, Live Music, Music Business, Live & Touring, Bruce Houghton, Kevin Lyman, FestWorld Magazine Will Chronicle, FestWorld Magazine, Scotty Moore Moore


Threatin's Fake News, Fake Fans and Fake Reality

The rise of the streaming age has brought with it an  unsurprising uptick in artists attempting to game social media and streaming platforms in a less-than-honest approach to finding success in the music business. The "band" Threatin's faked fanbase and resulting failed tour has become perhaps the most extreme instances of this tactic. _____________________________________ In this latest piece from MusicThinkTank, Aaron Bethune breaks down the debacle of pseudo-band Threatin's remarkabl...
Tags: Music, Social Media, Streaming, Music Business, Live & Touring, Owen Davie, D.I.Y, Publishing & Songwriting, THREATIN, MusicThinkTank Aaron Bethune


Modern Touring: New School Tricks With Old School Hustle

Here we explore how both forward thinking entrepreneurial artists and music tech companies like Bandsintown are pushing the envelope on how they market themselves  in order to launch successful tours. _____________________ Guest post from AWAL “I don’t like the VIP section. I prefer the mosh pit.” You won’t find Fabrice Sergent backstage, or, god forbid, pressed against a venue’s back wall, arms crossed, in the mix with an industry crowd. The music-tech exec’s path to co-foundi...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Diy, Marketing, Music Industry, Ed Sheeran, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Lil Wayne, Miller, Music Business, Music Tech, Live & Touring, Bandsintown, Musician


Paradigm Adds Kenny Chesney In Dale Morris Acquisition

Dale Morris & Associates, the artist-driven in-house touring arm of Morris Higham Management, has been acquired by Paradigm Talent Agency.  Under the terms of the deal, Morris & Associates executives Mike Betterton and Nate Ritches will move over to Paradigm along with the rest of the company’s roster, which includes country star Kenny Chesney, ascending country band Old Dominion, singers Brandon Lay and Ryan Griffin, and duo Walker County among others. Paradigm’s roster currently includ...
Tags: Music, Paradigm, Cma, Music Business, Live & Touring, Alessia Cara, Bruce Houghton, Old Dominion, Kenny, Kenny Chesney, Ryan Griffin, Walker County, Dale Morris, MHM, Sam Gores, Brandon Lay


Music Moves Europe Talent Awards Announces Winners

The Music Moves Europe Talent Awards, an awards event to be presented at Eurosonic Noorderslag in January, announced its winners out of 24 nominees last week.  The awards replace the European Border Breakers Awards and are co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Commission. The winners, according to IQ magazine, are: Pop: Bishop Briggs and Lxandra Rock: Pale Waves and Pip Blom Electronic: Smerz and Stelartronic R&B/urban: Rosalía and Aya Nakamura Hip ho...
Tags: Europe, Music, Music Business, Live & Touring, Conventions & Awards, Bruce Houghton, Bishop Briggs, Smerz, Blackwave, Music Moves Europe, Aya Nakamura Hip, Albin Lee Meldau Winners


How Robyn Sold 50% of Madison Square Garden In 2 Days

Here we look at how Swedish pop star Robyn succeeded in selling out over half of Madison Square Garden in just two days through some clever marketing techniques combining her Events Landing Page with her Instagram story. ____________________________ Guest post from BandsInTown To announce her upcoming show at Madison Square Garden, Robyn shared her Events Landing Page on her Instagram story to ramp up RSVPs ahead of the pre-sale. Those who RSVP’d to the show would receive an e...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Marketing, Social Media, Guest Post, Tickets, Music Business, Live & Touring, Bandsintown, Robyn, MSG, Madison Square Garden, Live Concerts, Robyn Sold, Madison Square Garden Robyn


50,000 Sign Petition Asking Maroon 5 To Skip Super Bowl Show In Support Of Colin Kaepernick, #TakeAKnee

Just under 50,000 have already signed a Change.org petition calling for Maroon 5 to drop out of performing as part of  the Superbowl halftime show in February. The band are rumored to have accepted the gig even after Rihanna turned it down in support of former NFL player Colin Kaepernick and other players. Kaepernick originated the 'take a knee' protest over police brutality and racial inequality in the United States. Rihanna reportedly turned down an offer to perform in front of over 1...
Tags: Music, Rihanna, Jay Z, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco, Maroon 5, Music Business, Live & Touring, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, Kaepernick, SUPERBOWL, Take A Knee, Apesh, Colin Kaepernick TakeAKnee


Invite Subject Lines That Will Capture Potential Concert-Goers’ Attention

As with so many aspects of marketing, event invite subject lines need to be carefully tailored in order to make a potential attendee feel excited and as though they're being personally catered to. ____________________________ Guest post by Ronnie Higgins of Eventbrite When it comes to your first invite to an event, you need to create urgency in your subject line to get the open. So whether it’s amazing music, networking and industry trends, or a food experience unlike any other, mak...
Tags: Music, Email, Marketing, Social Media, Guest Post, New Orleans, Live & Touring, Mardi Gras, D.I.Y, Ronnie Higgins