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A pair of musicians recorded every possible MIDI melody just to get around copyright law

Motherboard has an interesting new piece about musical copyright law, and the fact that there are only so many musical sequences using half-step frequencies possible. What happens when they're all used up, and the copyright trolls take everyone to court for any song that even remotely resembles another one, just by virtue of the fact that it relies on the same music theory? Think about Lana Del Rey ripping off of Radiohead, who had accidentally ripped off of the Hollies. It's not crazy to w...
Tags: Post, Video, Lana Del Rey, News, Music Industry, Copyright, Radiohead, Sam Smith, Midi, Songwriting, Public Domain, Noah Rubin, Tom Petty, Rubin, Riehl, Copyright Reform


Ted Templeman Biography Casts a Wide, Deep Net

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Tags: Music, Book Review, Music Industry, Rock, Biography, Greg Renoff, ECW Press, Ted Templeman


Music industry fears bands will be unable to tour UK without visas

Professional body urges ministers to clarify proposed post-Brexit immigration rules The music industry has urged the government to clarify its proposed immigration rules amid fears that bands from the EU will not be able to tour the UK without written permission or a visa.They are the latest to warn of the economic risks posed by the new immigration rules which have already drawn criticism from the agriculture, hospitality and social care sectors. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Politics, UK, Eu, UK News, Music Industry, Immigration and asylum, Culture


Glossary of music industry terms

Don’t get lost in the music industry chat. All the lingo you’ll need to get clued up on all things distribution, s treaming, revenue, etc. C/P Line – The C Line and P Line are indicators of who owns the music, be it you, your label or (if a cover) the original artist.Content ID – YouTube & Facebook both use a system that will identify where your music is being used and how you can control what happens to it.Copyright – Copyright is what protects you and your work from being stolen. Your w...
Tags: Terminology, Music, Digital, Music Industry, Copyright, Terms, Revenue, Music Streaming, Release, Chat, Content Id, Distribution, Metadata, Lingo, Don, UPC


Glossary of music industry words, terms and what they mean

Don’t get lost in the music industry chat. All the lingo you’ll need to get clued up on all things distribution, s treaming, revenue, etc. C/P Line – The C Line and P Line are indicators of who owns the music, be it you, your label or (if a cover) the original artist.Content ID – YouTube & Facebook both use a system that will identify where your music is being used and how you can control what happens to it.Copyright – Copyright is what protects you and your work from being stolen. Your w...
Tags: Terminology, Music, Digital, Music Industry, Copyright, Terms, Revenue, Music Streaming, Release, Chat, Content Id, Distribution, Metadata, Lingo, Don, UPC


Pop star, producer or pariah? The conflicted brilliance of Grimes

Claire Boucher has spent a decade battling the press to reclaim her reputation. Dating Elon Musk means she’s never been more controversial – but could her new album set her free?Grimes has always had a tortured relationship with visibility. No sooner had Claire Boucher broken beyond the Montreal warehouse scene at the turn of the 2010s than she was telling journalists that she only fronted her music because she couldn’t afford to hire someone to do it for her. She wanted to be Phil Spector – tho...
Tags: Music, Elon Musk, Celebrity, Women, Music Industry, Culture, Canada, Pop and rock, Grimes, Electronic Music, Montreal, Experimental music, Napoleon, Phil Spector, Claire Boucher, Boucher


France’s music publishing was worth $450m+ from latest reports

France’s music industry is growing each year and the latest publishing reports show how strong 2018 was. The latest figures from the French music publishing trade associations The CSDEM and CEMF show considerable growth in 2018. According to their reports two-thirds of 15,000 new French work published in 2018 were from new talents. Their Barometer of Music Publishing report analysed the country’s music publishing results between 2017-2018. They found that revenues were up 7% to €393 mil...
Tags: Publishing, Music, France, Music Industry, Industry, French, Deezer, Publishers, Artist / Label News, Qobuz, Music Publishing, Music Publishers


Independent artists snapshot 2020 – fastest growing part of the music industry

At this year’s Eurosonic, Mark Mulligan spoke on the music industry and especially independent artists’ position in it. MIDiA Research have kindly provided a snapshot of how independent music looks in 2020.  The post Independent artists snapshot 2020 – fastest growing part of the music industry appeared first on RouteNote Blog.
Tags: Music, Music Industry, Artists, Indie, Music Streaming, Musicians, Earnings, Streaming, Labels, Artist / Label News, Independent Music, Independent Artists, Music Streams


Anghami could be up for sale at a value of up to $400m

One of the biggest names in music streaming for the Middle East right now, Anghami are weighing up their options for the future. Anghami is a major music streaming service based in the Middle East and is one of the biggest streamers in the region. New reports from “people familiar with the matter” reveal that Anghami are eyeing up a potential sale if not a round of investment. Despite facing encroaching competition from worldwide streamers like Spotify Anghami weren’t worried, announcin...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Hbo, Sale, Investment, Bloomberg, Music Industry, Middle East, Dubai, Music Streaming, Streaming, Deezer, Valuation, Digital Music News, Music Business, Mena


Germany streamed over 100 billion songs in 2019

Germans have joined the UK in a landmark year of music streaming with people listening more than ever. Around the world, music streaming services have become the number one destination for music addicts to casual listeners to get their fix. 2019 saw a monumental decade of music streaming close on a major high that is evident in Germany’s streaming figures. Music streams in Germany hit 107 billion this year, research by GfK Entertainment in cooperation with the country’s Federal Associat...
Tags: Music, UK, Germany, Streams, Music Industry, Music Streaming, Streaming, Streaming Music, Stream, Mariah Carey, Digital Music News, GfK Entertainment, Germans, BVMI, Federal Association of the Music Industry BVMI, Florian Drücke


Music streaming broke 100 billion streams in 2019!

Music streaming is a booming industry and it’s only getting bigger every single year with 3000% more streams last year than in 2012. Figures released by music industry body BPI show that for the first year, music streaming broke the 100 billion mark in 2019. The last decade’s surge in music streaming has made for 5 years in a row of rising music consumption after the industry slumped with from rife music piracy. BPI’s report shows that in 2019 songs were streamed 114 billion times, a la...
Tags: Music, UK, Streams, Music Industry, Music Streaming, Revenues, BPI, Growth, Digital Music News, Geoff Taylor, 2019, Music Piracy, Equivalent Streams


UK music at it’s highest point since 2006

The surge in music streaming popularity has overtaken a 10+ year dip in music sales and reinvigorated the UK music industry to it’s highest point in 14 years. British music started declining in after 2006 as physical album sales started dropping and digital music took it’s place. With the massive uptake in music streaming in recent years the industry has been recovering and is now at it’s highest since 2006. More than 150 million equivalent album sales were made in Britain last year – i...
Tags: Downloads, Music, UK, Music Industry, Britain, Artists, Music Streaming, Vinyl, Streaming, BPI, Digital Music News, Album Sales, Geoff Taylor, Cd's, British Music Industry


Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You reaches US No 1 after 25 years

‘We did it,’ Carey says, after streaming services finally help seasonal hit to top spotIt is perhaps the most cherished, euphoric and vocally impressive Christmas song of all time, but Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You had never reached the US No 1 spot – until now.When it was released as part of an EP in 1994, US chart rules meant it couldn’t compete with singles. Later reclassified as a standalone song in 2000, it has been a seasonal fixture in the charts ever since – and after 25...
Tags: Music, Christmas, US, Music Industry, US news, Culture, Pop and rock, Music Streaming, Mariah Carey, Carey


Scooter Braun pleads for resolution with Taylor Swift following death threats

Owner of label embroiled in dispute over master recordings says he has been trying to contact singer for six monthsScooter Braun, the former manager of Taylor Swift – whom she accused of forbidding her to perform her own music – has asked her to resolve their dispute.In a lengthy message posted to Instagram, Braun says his family have received “numerous death threats” in the wake of the dispute with Swift, including a phone call to his wife threatening the safety of their children. He posted a s...
Tags: Business, Music, Taylor Swift, Celebrity, Law, Life and style, World news, Music Industry, US news, Culture, Pop and rock, Intellectual Property, Swift, Braun, monthsScooter Braun, Instagram Braun


Coldplay pause touring until they can offer 'environmentally beneficial' concerts

The British group are delaying a tour to support new album Everyday Life as they work towards developing concerts that will be carbon neutralColdplay have pledged to make any tour in support of their new album “actively beneficial” to the environment.Frontman Chris Martin told BBC News that the British group was waiting to tour their new album, Everyday Life, so they can ensure such a tour is carbon neutral. “Our next tour will be the best possible version of a tour like that environmentally,” s...
Tags: Music, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Music Industry, BBC News, Culture, Pollution, Pop and rock, Chris Martin, Coldplay, The 1975, Martin, Billie Eilish


The Horror and the Humor in Liz Phair's 'Horror Stories'

"I'm only twenty-six years old and I've known three friends who killed themselves, a dozen girls with eating disorders, seven guys who went to rehab, and more people that I can count who've been sexually assaulted and never talk about it. I want to hear the truth." (Liz Phair - Horror Stories, p. 115) In 1993, 26-year -old Liz Phair released Exile in Guyville, a starkly frank and spectacularly self-assured album that eventually went gold, becoming Matador Records' most successful release t...
Tags: Music, New York, Nbc, Review, Book Review, Music Industry, Paris, Manhattan, Memoir, Horror Stories, Ryan Adams, Liz Phair, Shirley Temple, Williamsburg, Phair, Camus


Planning A Tour? 4 Expenses You Need To Keep In Mind

Touring is often difficult and expensive, but through careful planning, there is a good deal artists can do to to at least mitigate the latter of these issues. Here we look at four major cost drains that artists need to prepare for in advance in order to avoid inviting financial destitution on the road. ______________________________ Guest post by Rich Nardo from TuneCore If there is one common theme in the DIY touring series of articles I’ve been writing over the past few months…it...
Tags: Music, Diy, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Expedia, Priceline, Music Business, Live & Touring, Touring, Musician, McDonald, TuneCore, Rich Nardo, D.I.Y


Why Improvisation Is Great For Seasoned Musicians, As Well As Those Just Beginning To Learn Music

When performing on stage or learning a new piece of music, musicians typically view their playing one of two ways, good or poor. Unfortunately, this binary way of look at music can do real harm to our growth as an artist, harm which can be rectified through the power of innovation. _______________________________ Guest post by Patrick McGuire of Soundfly's Flypaper When we’re performing on stage, learning a new instrument, or trying to nail down a tough musical passage, it’s always ...
Tags: Music, Diy, Washington Post, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Live & Touring, Musician, Soundfly, Improvisation, D.I.Y, Patrick McGuire, Publishing & Songwriting, Diy Musicians


Creative Ways To Advertise Your Music On TikTok

Although still in its infancy when it comes to the platform's advertising availability, TikTok's broad and rapidly expanding global user base has musicians and their marketing teams eager to get in on the ground floor. Here we look at some creative ways to promote your music on the rising video platform. ____________________________ Guest post by Randi Zimmerman of the Symphonic Blog With 500 million users worldwide, TikTok offers the potential to expand your business’s reach exp...
Tags: Music, Diy, Jimmy Fallon, Marketing, Social Media, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Music Tech, Musician, D.I.Y, YouTube & Video, Tiktok, Diy Musicians


Melinda Caffin Exits Red Bull Records For Fat Possum

Independent label Fat Possum Records has appointed Melinda Caffin as COO. Based in New York, Caffin, who most recently served as CFO of Red Bull Records, will be tasked with overseeing the company’s strategy and business operations. Previously, she served as VP Finance & Label Operations of RED Distribution/Sony Music Entertainment, Director of Business Affairs at Atlantic Records, and Manager of Finance at Tommy Boy Records. Fat Possum’s current artist roster includes Al Green, The Bl...
Tags: Music, Diy, Finance, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Atlantic Records, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Courtney Marie Andrews, Fat Possum Records, Red Bull Records, Diy Musicians, Independent Label, Melinda Caffin


29 Ways To Market Your Music Immediately

With this set of actionable bullet points, Chris Robley fires off twenty-nine ways in which bands and artists can promote their music right now. _____________________________ By Chris Robley from CD Baby's DIY Musician Make a lyric video. Create a playlist of artists who influenced the new album or single. Pin the release as your Artist’s Pick on Spotify. Do a live-stream where you tell stories about your new songs. Share every track through Instagram Stories. Ask f...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Diy, Marketing, Social Media, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Streaming, Musixmatch, Music Business, Music Tech, Musician, Chris Robley, D.I.Y


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

This week, we unleashed a whole deluge of useful advice for DIY artists, ranging from the upsides of releasing your music on cassette, to how to take care of both yourself and your career, to essential marketing strategies you have to know, plus much, much more. Starting A Band Means Starting A Business The Upside To Releasing Your Music On Cassette How to Take Care Of Yourself, Your Music Career [VIDEO] Marketing Strategies Need To Know As A Musician Impro...
Tags: Music, Diy, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Music Tech, Musician, Owen Davie, D.I.Y, Tiktok, Diy Musicians


Why Right Now Is The Best Time To Launch A Music Career

While it's been a tumultuous past decade for the music industry, and things are showing no sign of calming down, all the chaos has created a tremendous amount of opportunity for artists across the music business spectrum. ____________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix The music industry is an absolute mess right now, and that’s good news for artists big and small. The music industry, as we know it, is roughly one-hundred years old. Comparing the business of m...
Tags: Career, Music, Diy, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Live & Touring, Musician, D.I.Y, YouTube Subscribe, Retail & Vinyl, Diy Musicians, James Shotwell, Haulix


Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Sharpen Your Skills • Productivity For Musicians • Music Industry Myths• More

On MusicThinkTank this week, our contributors shared insightful articles on how to hone your skills as a performer, what it take to be the optimally productive musician, music industry myths every artist should work to discredit, and more. Wassim Awess | Sharpen Your Performance Skills With These 6 Daily Tasks  Jamie Leger | 5 Keys To Optimal Performance And Productivity For Musicians Anica Oaks | How To Help Your Voice Recover When You Quit Smoking Dan Matthe...
Tags: Productivity, Music, Diy, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Music Tech, Music Think Tank, Musician, Owen Davie, Anica Oaks, D.I.Y, Dan Matthews, Adam Mezzatesta, Diy Musicians


Marketing Tips For Touring Artists

It may be a busy and demanding time for a musician, but letting your marketing slip because you're on tour is a huge mistake. Here we look at some key tips for how artists can keep their marketing game strong while on the road. ____________________________ Guest post by Ainsley Lawrence of Dotted Music G oing on the road as a music artist is an exciting, busy, and even exhausting experience. You’ll be playing a lot and may have other obligations, too, like album signings or meet-an...
Tags: Music, Diy, Marketing, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Live & Touring, Touring, Musician, D.I.Y, Music Marketing, Diy Musicians, Ainsley Lawrence, Focus on Social Media When


What's cooler than being cool? Hundreds of musicians protesting ICE and Amazon

Stop, collaborate, and listen: Amazon's complicit in ICE's extraditions (plus other abuses of human rights enabled by that agency's authoritarian agenda) That's why hundreds of musicians—nearly 500, at the time of this writing, though it was just over 100 when news broke Thursday morning—have signed onto an open letter pledging to boycott Amazon festivals, events, and other exclusive deals until the tech giant stops enabling the systematic abuses of Immigration Customs Enforcement. The list of s...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Music, News, US, Music Industry, Ice, Musicians, Music Festivals, Fugazi, Palantir, Boycott, Ortiz, Jeff Rosenstock, Ted Leo, Tom Morello


How An Artist Grew To 500,000 Monthly Spotify Listeners Without The Use Of Playlists

In this piece, Ari Herstand walks us through the rise of Virginian hip hop artist Lucidious, and how he managed to go from about 150 monthly listeners to 500,00, without relying on playlist placement. ______________________________ Guest post by musician and author Ari Herstand of Ari's Take Three years ago the northern Virginia conscious hip hop artist Lucidious was struggling to get listeners to his music. He had about 150 monthly listeners on Spotify (no I didn’t forget a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spotify, Music, Diy, Instagram, Youtube, Virginia, Marketing, Los Angeles, Music Industry, Pandora, Guest Post, Indie


The Value Of Merch For Today's Working Artist With Joey Stucky [INTERVIEW]

Here award-winning musician, personality, and engineer Joey Stuckey discusses the success of his music and the important role merch plays in branding his act and drawing in valuable revenue. _____________________________ Guest post from Disc Makers Blog Being blind hasn’t stopped Joey Stuckey from living a life of intention, joy, and music-making. He also helps design and sell his merch, which is a big part of his revenue stream as an indie artist. Joey Stuckey is an award-winni...
Tags: Music, Diy, Marketing, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Merch, Music Business, Live & Touring, Touring, Musician, Joey, Macon Georgia, D.I.Y, Publishing & Songwriting


10 Ways To Enjoy Yourself More On Tour

Touring, particularly that of the DIY variety, brings with it countless challenges and stress-inducing mishaps, and can at times be hard to remember when you wanted to be on the road in the first place. Here, Ellisa Sun reminds us of ten key ways in which artists can have more fun on tour. ____________________________ Guest post by Ellisa Sun of Soundfly's Flypaper In August 2018, my partner Ken and I left the (expensive) San Francisco Bay Area to live in an RV and tour the country. ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, Diy, Los Angeles, Walmart, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Vancouver, San Francisco Bay Area, Music Business, Live & Touring, Lauryn Hill, Oklahoma City


How to Take Care Of Yourself, Your Music Career [VIDEO]

No matter where you turn, people are always telling you to work harder in pursuit of success, but the reality is that it can be just as important to take time off from your work, and nonstop hustling can be detrimental in the long run. ___________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix Everywhere you look, people are encouraging you to work harder, but there is more to life and success in music than grinding yourself to death. The world is full of lies, and the ...
Tags: Music, Diy, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Live & Touring, Musician, D.I.Y, Publishing & Songwriting, Diy Musicians, James Shotwell, Haulix, Self-care For Musicians