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32 Days of Halloween XII, Day 16: Night of Terror!

Holy crap, these things fly by! We are halfway through our twelfth year of 32 Days of Halloween. Tonight we kick off with our #TrackoftheDay, a 1989 classic from The Ramones. It’s “Pet Sematary,” the theme (?) from the original movie adaptation. Apparently, King was a big fan of The Ramones, and rightly so. Are they the only band that are known for a horror movie theme song as well as a badass cover of an animated superhero series? Probably. And here’s an awesome piece of audio: apparen...
Tags: 32 Days of Halloween, Bela Lugosi, H.G. Wells, Halloween, Horror, Movies, Music, Orson Welles, Ramones, Stephen King


Google Pixel Buds 2 hands-on review: All about the assistant

The new Pixel Buds are lightweight, comfortable, and fit securely. They're far more svelte than Microsoft's Surface Earbuds or Apple's AirPods, but they won't hit store shelves until Spring 2020.
Tags: Android, Home Theater, Mobile, Music, News, Bluetooth earbuds, Google, Google Pixel Buds 2, Pixel Buds, Pixel Buds 2


How To Pick The Best Seat In The House To Hear An Orchestra

The idea of a “best seat” is subjective and depends on how important a good sightline is to you and what sort of instrumental blend you enjoy. While describing sound in terms of “warmth” and “clarity” and “resonance” may seem subjective, these are in fact quantifiable acoustic terms. – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tags: MUSIC, 10.15.19


Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” Hit With Plagiarism Claim From Producer Justin Raisen

Lizzo has been accused of plagiarizing the "I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that bitch" line from her hit single "Truth Hurts," which recently spent six weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart despite being released back in 2017. The first accusation of plagiarism came in February … More »
Tags: News, Justin Raisen, Lizzo


DOPE Call Out Robb Flynn; Point Out They Have More Listeners Than MACHINE HEAD

Edsel Dope hits Robb Flynn with the numbers. The post DOPE Call Out Robb Flynn; Point Out They Have More Listeners Than MACHINE HEAD appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Feuds, DOPE, Edsel Dope, MACHINE HEAD, Robb Flynn


Animal Collective – “Autumn Rites”

A couple months ago, Animal Collective shared "Summer Blaze," the A-side to a digital split called New Psycho Actives Vol. 2. The first volume was released about four years ago and featured mixes themed around winter and spring. Today, they've completed the seasonal quartet with "Autumn Rites," a 21-minute collection of … More »
Tags: Music, Animal Collective


Tonight, JINJER's Tatiana Shmailyuk Calls Into The LIVECAST

We have a very special guest, Jinjer vocalist Tatiana Shmailyuk is calling into the show. She's talking about the band's... The post Tonight, JINJER's Tatiana Shmailyuk Calls Into The LIVECAST appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Metal Injection Livecast Preview


Canadian Choir Performs On Both Sides Of US/Mexico Border

“With a barbed wire fence and border patrol dividing two groups of drop-in singers, one located on the beach at Border Field State Park in San Diego, Calif., and the other just metres away in the border town of Tijuana, Mexico, the popular choral group performed a rendition of With A Little Help From My Friends by The Beatles. About 300 people took part on the U.S. side and 500 across the divide in Tijuana.” – CBC
Tags: MUSIC, 10.15.19


One Music Marketing Trick Every Artist MUST Avoid

Marketing your music is a complex challenge. What works for one listener or fan could fall flat with another, and artists will often jump through hoops and try all kinds of schemes as they fight against anonymity. While it's good to try a variety of marketing tricks, there's one every artist should steer clear of. _____________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix The internet has created countless avenues to promote their music, so why would anyone invest mo...
Tags: D.I.Y, Marketing, Publishing & Songwriting, DIY, DIY musicians, Indie, Music, Music Business, Music Industry, Musician, Musicians, PR, Press, Guest Post


Cassette Production Delayed After Natural Resources Temporarily Run Out

Mostly due to a factory renovation. The post Cassette Production Delayed After Natural Resources Temporarily Run Out appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: It's Just Business, Cassettes


Publishers Are Driving A Full Stack Music Revolution [MIDiA's Mark Mulligan]

As the value of music publishing catalogs have multiplied, so have the ways in which forward-thinking companies like Downtown, Round Hill, Kobalt, ole/Anthem, Primary Wave and Create Group monetized those catalogs, says MiDiA entertainment industry analyst Mark Mulligan. _____________________________ By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA from the Music Industry Blog Music publishing catalogs are gaining momentum fast as an asset class for institutional investments, with transactions ranging fro...
Tags: Indie Labels, Music Business, Publishing & Songwriting, Bruce Houghton


TUE. BRIEF: Deezer Considers IPO • eOne Losses Grow • Jay Frank Remembered • Merck Mercuriadis Profiled • More

TUESDAY 10.15. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music Business, Music Tech, Deezer, DIY, DIY musicians, eOne, Indie, Music, Music Industry, Musician, Musicians, Spotify, Bruce Houghton


How Does The Money Flow From Music Streaming To Artists, Music Industry?

Now accounting for 75% of total music industry revenue, there's no denying that streaming is now the dominant form of music consumption. That said, one question continues to plague the industry: where is all that revenue going, and how can artists get their hands on it? Here, we breakdown step by step where the money is going. ______________________________ Guest post by Ava Roche and Samuel Smith of the Berklee College of Music - Music Business Journal Introduction Since their i...
Tags: Music Business, Music Tech, Streaming, Amazon, Apple, Apple Music, DIY, DIY musicians, Google, Indie, Music, Music Industry, Music Monetization, Musician, Musicians, Pandora


Cities Are Artist Discovery Secret Sauce In Bandsintown's New Live Music Charts

Included in Bandsintown's new live music charts are 20 that offer a first-ever glimpse into early artist growth in 10 major US cities. Most artists first built a fan base by performing locally long before they were ever added to a Spotify playlist. "Granular data at a city level really has never been available before in a meaningful way, which is why we never really saw a chart," said Bobby Oswinski of Music 3.0.  "The new Bandsintown charts address that and more." The Bandsintown...
Tags: D.I.Y, Live & Touring, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton


Tech-Death Tuesday: Behold ESTUARINE’s “Rapturous Overload”

Hey there, tech fiends. It's that time of the week again. Before we dive into today's focus, here's the usual... The post Tech-Death Tuesday: Behold ESTUARINE’s “Rapturous Overload” appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Song Premiere, Tech-Death Tuesday, Estuarine


MMF, YouTube Music Manager Grants, Accelerator Program Is Accepting Applications

The UK Music Managers Forum (MMF) and YouTube Music have opened applications for their unique grants and accelerator program for music managers. Aiming to increase the number of sustainable full-time management businesses, the initiative offers grants of up to £15,000 and over 100 hours of professional mentoring, training and masterclasses to UK-based music managers currently in full or part-time employment. The program is backed by Arts Council England (ACE), Creative Scotland and the...
Tags: Music Business, DIY, DIY musicians, Indie, MMF, Music, Music Industry, Music Managers, Musician, Musicians, UK, YouTube, Bruce Houghton


Deezer Signs With Targetspot, Flirts With IPO

[UPDATED] Deezer , has signed a two year deal with Targetspot, the digital audio ad platform, to be the exclusive seller of the m usic streaming service's audio advertising inventory in five countries. Targetspot will sell Deezer ’s audio ad inventory in the United States, Canada, The Netherlands, Spain and Italy. Deezer has 14 million monthly active users in 180 countries. “It was important for us to find an ad sales house partner in some of our key markets," said Marianne le Va...
Tags: Music Business, Music Tech, Startups & Funding, Streaming, Amazon, Apple, Apple Music, Deezer, DIY, DIY musicians, Google, Indie, Music, Music Industry, Musician, Musicians


LACUNA COIL Featured in Batman Comic

Lacuna Coil are getting some mainstream love in their home country of Italy. The group will be featured on the... The post LACUNA COIL Featured in Batman Comic appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Metal In The Mainstream, Batman, Lacuna Coil, Stubhub


Former Busker Tones and I #1 In 16 Markets with Help From Spotify's Global Editorial Team

Australian busker-turned-breakout- artist Tones and I, whose single “Dance Monkey” is #1 on Spotify’s Global Chart, is the first  Australian to achieve this position.  The rapid chart accession of her catchy pop song comes in large part because of the support of Spotify's global editorial team.   As of this weekend, the song is #1 in 16 countries on Spotify, and in the top 3 in 25, including markets like the UK, France, Germany, and Norway.  It’s been streamed almost 223 million t...
Tags: Marketing, Music Business, Social Media, Streaming, Dance Monkey. Australia, DIY, DIY musicians, Indie, Music, Music Industry, Music Tech, Musician, Musicians, Spotify, Bruce Houghton


TOOL Reach #1 at Active Rock Radio with "Fear Inoculum" Single

The TOOL train keeps rolling. The post TOOL Reach #1 at Active Rock Radio with "Fear Inoculum" Single appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: It's Just Business, Stubhub, Tool


Music Piracy Continues To Dip Dramatically, But The Industry Is Loathe To Admit It Because It Ruins The Narrative [Op-Ed]

In this op-ed, Mike Masnick reveals how better-authorized services have, in contrast to increased legal enforcement, been incredibly effective at reducing online piracy, but that the music industry is choosing to ignore the numbers in favor of a different narrative. ____________________________________ Guest post by Mike Masnick of Techdirt This was wholly predictable, of course. Back in 2015, we released a detailed analytical report showing that the absolute easiest and most effect...
Tags: Digital Music, Music Business, Streaming, DIY, DIY musicians, Indie, Music, Music Industry, Musician, Musicians, Piracy, RIAA, Guest Post


The Opera That Reimagined The Last Habsburg Emperor And Empress For The Shattered Europe Of 1919

“The year 1919 was pivotal in European culture, with bold portents for the postwar future — it was the year that Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus and Marcel Duchamp painted a mustache on the Mona Lisa. [Richard Strauss’s] Die Frau ohne Schatten, in contrast, was almost reassuringly conservative in its late Romantic musical language, in its fairy tale libretto about a fundamentally good-hearted emperor and empress, and in its celebration of fertility and childbirth as the foundation of marriag...
Tags: MUSIC, 10.12.19


How To Engage With Superfans Using Facebook, Instagram

As an increasing number of music fans head to social media channels like Instagram and Facebook, the platforms are offering an increasing number of services to artists to help them engage with their listeners. Here we provide some advice for how to utilize these features to the max. _____________________________ Guest post by Kevin Cornell of TuneCore The following is part of the TuneCore Live webinar series We’ve never been shy about reminding independent artists of the importanc...
Tags: D.I.Y, Marketing, Social Media, Guest Post


China Banning People for Liking South Park

A European DJ claims that he has been banned from communist China simply for “liking” a South Park tweet. Russo-German musical artist Zedd (Anton Zaslavski) appears to have been banned over his South Park “like” as a result of the American anime’s decision to mock China and the Western companies that bend to its will. […]
Tags: International, Bans, Censorship, China, Music, Politics, South Park


Rock Hall Of Fame 2020 Nominees Include 12 First-timers

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for its Rock Hall Class of 2020. 16 artists are shortlisted and of those nine are first-time nominees. Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, The Doobie Brothers, Motörhead, The Notorious B.I.G., Soundgarden, T. Rex, Thin Lizzy and Whitney Houston are up for the honor for the first time. Returning nominees are Depeche Mode (already 2X nominees), Judas Priest (1 previous nomination), Kraftwerk (5X), MC5 (4X), Nine Inch Nails (2X), Rufus...
Tags: Conventions & Awards, Indie Labels, Major Labels, Music Business, DIY, DIY musicians, Indie, Music, Music Industry, Musician, Musicians, Rock Hall Of Fame, Bruce Houghton


PERIPHERY Announce 2020 Tour Dates with PLINI, COVET

Periphery are not done touring yet. Having wrapped up the first leg of their North American tour, the band just... The post PERIPHERY Announce 2020 Tour Dates with PLINI, COVET appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Tour Dates, Periphery, Stubhub


Remembering Digial Music Pioneer Jay Frank: His Hypebot Articles & Interviews

UMG senior executive Jay Frank, who passed away this week, was a digital music visionary. Frank often understood streaming's long term effects on artists and the music industry years before the rest of us. To celebrate Jay and share a fraction of his insights, we've compiled a sampling of his key Hypebot interviews and contributions. Jay Frank On How To Create Hits,  Build A Next-Gen Label Interview: Jay Frank of Futurehit.DNA & CMT (Pt. 1) Interview: Jay Frank of Futurehit.DNA...
Tags: Major Labels, Music Business, Music Tech, Streaming, Amazon, Apple, Apple Music, DIY, DIY musicians, Google, Indie, Jay Frank, Music, Music Industry, Musician, Musicians


Joy Crookes (feat. Jafaris): Early

With a video filmed in her grandmother’s house in Dublin, Joy Crookes’ “Early” depicts a love story doomed or destined to last—depending on how you listen. Aside from Crookes’ soulful delivery, Dublin-based rapper Jafaris contributes a catchy verse and harmonizes with the singer on the chorus. But the pair admits that they “wrote this song called ‘Early’ when were both experiencing the opposite ends of …
Tags: Culture, Dublin, Ireland, ListenUp, Music, Music Videos, Rapper, RB, UK


BLOOD HAS BEEN SHED Has A New Album In Various Stages Of Completion

"Well it does exist, that was awhile ago. Currently there’s around ten tracks on it." The post BLOOD HAS BEEN SHED Has A New Album In Various Stages Of Completion appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Upcoming Releases, Blood Has Been Shed, Killswitch Engage


Jason Newsted Told By Doctors To Stop Headbanging

It took him ten years, but Jason Newsted is finally listening to doctor's orders. Newsted recently was interviewed by WZZR... The post Jason Newsted Told By Doctors To Stop Headbanging appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Bummer Alert, Jason Newsted