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Social Network For Musicians' Drooble Song Reviews, Reviewed [Brian Hazard]

In this review of the song reviews section of the musician focused social media site Drooble, Brian Hazard of Color Theory provides a detailed breakdown of his experience using the site, kind of user feedback he received on his music, and whether the process as a whole was valuable to him as an artist. ______________________________ Guest post by Brian Hazard of Passive Promotion Drooble is a social network for musicians. Like Facebook, it has a news feed with comments ...
Tags: D.I.Y, Publishing & Songwriting, Social Media, DIY, DIY musicians, Drooble, Indie, Music, Music Business, Music Industry, Musician, Musicians, Songwriting, Guest Post

Twitter Stock ↑15.7% Tues. On Strong Revenue Growth, Mixed Monthly User Stats

UPDATE: The last monthly user stats that Twitter says it will ever share showed a social media channel struggling to grow. Twitter added monthly users for the first time in a year - 330 million monthly users vs. 321 million in the previous quarter. But that's still lower than the 336 million in the same quarter last year. Twitter had announced that they would no longer share monthly users stats.  The company's new  preferred metric - monetizable daily active users - were 134 million ...
Tags: Marketing, Social Media, DIY, DIY musicians, Indie, Music Business, Music Industry, Music Tech, Musician, Musicians, Social Media. Music, Twitter, Bruce Houghton

Kobalt's AWAL Expands Artist Marketing Team With VP Hire

AWAL, Kobalt’s red hot label services and recordings company, has hired Thomas Fiss as VP of Strategic Marketing, North America. Based in Los Angeles, Fiss will oversee multichannel marketing, which includes conceptualizing and producing content offerings and partner integrations for AWAL artists with brands, media outlets and others. "We are reimagining the construct and type of services artists and labels should have access to in the modern music industry,” said AWAL President, North Am...
Tags: AWAL, DIY, DIY musicians, Indie, Kobalt, Music, Music Business, Music Industry, Musician, Musicians, Bruce Houghton

Snapchat Is Back (Sort Of) But investor Still Aren't Happy

Snapchat's user base is finally growing again, though not dramatically enough for investors. The social channel added 4 million daily active users last quarter, marking its first gain in a year. Snapchat now has 190 million DAUs, up from 186 million at the end of 2018. That was also 3 million more users than analysts were expecting, but down from the 191 million DAUs Snapchat had in the first quarter of last year. The company saw $320 million in revenue for the quarter, beating analysts e...
Tags: Marketing, Music Tech, Social Media, Startups & Funding, DIY, DIY musiciansm SNAP, Music, Music Business, Musician, Musicians, Snapchat, Bruce Houghton

Can you make a good song by paying different musicians on Fiverr? This guy found out

If you don’t know about Fiverr, it’s a site where people can come together from all over the world and pay a fiver (or a bit more) for someone to take requests. It could be recording a video, making an announcement, doing a dare, or as in this case playing some music. But if you tried to create an entire song using different musicians to write the lyrics, sing them, record drums, add synths etc. could it work? Find out the sometimes hilarious results in the video below. The p...
Tags: Music, Funny, Cheap, Fun, Musicians, Song, Fiverr, Creation, Collaborative, Music Creation, Writing Music

Where to get help for mental health as a musician, manager, label and tour crew

There is a very valuable helpline offering support to those struggling with their mental health in the music industry.  As we have sadly been reminded a few times in recent years, mental health can be a serious issue for people involved in the music industry. There a lot of pressures involved in being an artist, manager, label-runner and the various other roles in music. A helpline is available from UK charity Help Musicians UK that offers advice for musicians and other music industry c...
Tags: Music, UK, Support, Help, Mental Health, Musicians, Managers, Linkin Park, Artist / Label News, Don, Helpline, Chester Bennington, Music Minds Matter, Struggling

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

Twitter Stock Up 15.7% On Strong Revenue Growth But Weak Monthly User Stats

UPDATED 2: The last monthly user stats that Twitter says it will ever share showed a social media channel struggling to grow. Twitter added monthly users for the first time in a year - 330 million monthly users vs. 321 million in the previous quarter. But that's still lower than the 336 million in the same quarter last year. Twitter had announced that they would no longer share monthly users stats.  The company's new  preferred metric - monetizable daily active users - were 134 milli...
Tags: Twitter, Music, Diy, Marketing, Social Media, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Music Tech, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Diy Musicians, Social Media. Music

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Songwriting • UK Festival • The Business Of Sync, Music Supervision • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared articles on some unconventional tips for writing music, how the UK festival scene has evolved over time, what goes on behind the scenes of sync and music supervision, and more! Shaun Letang| How To Write A Song, 5 Unconventional Tips Jessica Higgins | The Evolution Of The UK Festival Scene Emma Griffiths | 7 Podcasts On The Business Of Sync & Music Supervision Sadi Khan | 7 Scientific Studies Prove Exercise Mak...
Tags: Podcast, Music, UK, Diy, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Songs, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Musician, Owen Davie, MusicThinkTank, D.I.Y, Jessica Higgins, Emma Griffiths

If you watch one celebrity-filled, anally obsessed charity video before Earth Day, make it this one

Lil Dicky, the white comedy rapper with questionable taste but an impressive rolodex, has come up with a millennial’s Earth Day answer to the 80s celebrity-studded, charity hit “We are the World“. Dicky isn’t tackling African famine, instead he’s come up with an oddly anally-fixated paean to the Earth’s climate and the disaster the world faces if there isn’t some collective action taken to reverse our current course of carbon emissions. To hammer this message home, and raise money for Leonard...
Tags: TC, Africa, Actors, Tech, Earth, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Musicians, Leonardo Dicaprio, Miley Cyrus, Snoop Dogg, Artist, Earth Day, DiCaprio, Lil Dicky

CD Baby Partners With Audible Magic To Identify Copyright Infringement

CD Baby has partnered with Audible Magic to identify content rights conflicts prior to delivery to Spotify, Apple Music and other digital service providers, ensuring that CD Baby remains a trusted distribution partner. CD Baby is currently one of a handful of distributors named as "preferred" partners by both Spotify and Apple Music When a CD Baby artist or label uploads a new music file, Audible Magic's RightsRx checks a registry of 30 million media assets. RightsRx then indicat...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Diy, Youtube, Music Industry, Copyright, Pandora, Indie, Musicians, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Cd Baby

Vevo Uses A Simple Tactic To Increase Music Video Views and You Should Too

Major label owned music video platform Vevo has discovered a simple tactic that leads to an average double digit improvement in engagement. This tactic works particularly well for videos released years ago, many of which were getting lost within YouTube’s massive and always growing catalog. What is Vevo's secret sauce?  Improve the thumbnail that represents each video.  Tell the story of the video with a brighter and more eye catching image and the results can be dramatic, repor...
Tags: Video, Music, Diy, Youtube, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Music Tech, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Diy Musicians

How To Successfully Submit To Music Blogs, Magazines, Radio

So often when submitting their music to a magazine or music blog, artists fail to do their research and follow proper protocol, with the result that their work ends up being rejected. In such a competitive field, it is essential that artists do the proper leg work to set themselves up for success. ______________________ In this most recent post on MusicThinkTank, Tracy Arbon breaks down proper procedure for submitting your music to promotional gatekeepers. "If blogs don’t have a si...
Tags: Music, Diy, Musicians, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Musician, Owen Davie, Music Blogs, D.I.Y, Diy Musicians, MusicThinkTank Tracy Arbon

Staying In Love With The Craft Of Songwriting

As with so many creative arts, songwriting can often be an incredibly frustrating experience, and it can be easy for you to lose your inspiration and forget your love of the craft when compositional process grinds to a halt. Here we look at how to rekindle the fire and maintain your love of songwriting. ______________________________ In this most recent post to MusicThinkTank, Caleb J. Murphy looks at how songwriters can maintain their love of the craft, even when faced with creative ro...
Tags: Music, Diy, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Song, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Songwriting, Musician, Owen Davie, D.I.Y, Publishing & Songwriting, Diy Musicians, MusicThinkTank Caleb J Murphy

BLACKPINK Beats Ariana Grande, BTS To Claim 3 YouTube Debut Records

"Thank u, next" took on new meaning over the weekend as BLACKPINK’s 'Kill This Love' music video broke three records for its YouTube debut, including beating Ariana Grande and BTS to claim the most viewed 24 hour debut of all time. BLACKPINK now has: the biggest YouTube Premiere of all time, with peak concurrent views reaching over 979,000 the fastest music video to 100M views, reaching the milestone in under 3 days 1he most viewed music video debut in YouTube history, earning ...
Tags: Video, Music, Youtube, Ariana Grande, Musicians, Bts, Music Business, Musician, Bruce Houghton, K-pop, Nicky Jam, Blackpink, Eminem Killshot, YouTube Debut Records

Daytrotter Moves Iowa Studio To Atlanta To Strengthen Paste Magazine Connection

Daytrotter has closed its Davenport Iowa venue space and recording studio and will relocate to Atlanta.The move will put Daytrotter closer to Paste Magazine, the online publication that hosts Daytrotter’s catalog of more than 7,000 live music sessions. The Atlanta studio will be open by July 1. The lease on the Davenport studio expired at the end of March and the company was no longer making a profit hosting live shows there, Matt Lundberg, a senior vice president of Daytrotter and Paste ...
Tags: Music, Diy, Marketing, Atlanta, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Streaming, Paste, Music Business, Indie Labels, Macy Gray, Vault, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Davenport

450,000 Deleted MySpace Tracks Saved, Including Early Katy Perry, Danny Glover

After learning last month that MySpace had "lost" millions of tracks and photos uploaded before 2016 in a data transfer, collectors went into action.  Now an archive of 450,000 form MySpace have found a new home within the Internet Archives. Called the MySpace Music Dragon Hoard, the 450,000 songs include early work from now-famous artists including Donald Glover and Katy Perry.  ANNOUNCING THE MYSPACE MUSIC DRAGON HOARD, a 450,000 song collection of mp3s from 2008-2010 on MySpace, g...
Tags: Music, Diy, Social Media, Music Industry, Katy Perry, Indie, Musicians, Internet Archives, Myspace, Music Business, Music Tech, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Donald Glover, Jason Scott, D.I.Y

Elton John explains Tiny Dancer as he plays it for a TV crew in 1971

Elton John, then around 23, takes a TV crew through the structure of "Tiny Dancer," a song with lyrics written by John's longtime writing partner Bernie Taupin about his girlfriend (later wife) Maxine Feibelman who at the time was the Elton John Band's seamstress. (via Laughing Squid)
Tags: Video, Music, News, Elton John, Musicians, John, Piano, Bernie Taupin, Blue Jean Baby, Maxine Feibelman, Elton John Band

How Data Metrics Work For Independent Artists

While social media platforms offer artists a convenient method for contacting and advertising to fans, these sites also provide valuable marketing info behind the scenes on the demographics of visitors and other helpful data-driven insights. _____________________________ Guest post by Carter Wilson of the Berklee College of Music: Music Business Journal Introduction Since the rise of social media and other online platforms like YouTube and Facebook, artists have been able to reach...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Music, Diy, Instagram, Youtube, Marketing, Social Media, Music Industry, Data, Analytics, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Universal, Music Business

PosterMyWall Offers Low Cost Graphic Design Toll with 80,000 Templates

PosterMyWall offers a low cost d.i.y. graphic design tool to create everything from gig poster and flyers to custom images for social media, album covers and even video teasers. Its secret sauce is ease of use along with 80,000+ customization templates. Payment is based on use - usually just $2-$5 to use a template - rather than an ongoing monthly subscription. PosterMyWall has offers templates for both digital and traditional marketing.  Create a sweet album cover for your n...
Tags: Music, Diy, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Graphic Design, Music Business, Music Tech, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Diy Musicians, PosterMyWall

Ariana Grande’s latest tour is a major copyright grab; photographers protest

The agreement required to cover Ariana Grande’s Sweetener Tour has made photographers mad. The agreement requires them to transfer their copyright of the concert images to Grande’s tour company. And if photographers wish to use their own photos, they need to ask for a written permission from the performer in advance. Because of this and […] The post Ariana Grande’s latest tour is a major copyright grab; photographers protest appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Ariana Grande, Musicians, Copyright Law, Grande, Music photography, Copyright Protection

Listen to David Bowie hear a touching birthday message from Scott Walker

On January 8, 1997, David Bowie became quite emotional after hearing happy birthday message from the pioneering pop/experimental musician Scott Walker, who died yesterday. It was a touching moment then and even moreso now that both of these inimitable forces of avant-garde art/music are gone. Turns out that Walker's birthday was the following day: "I'll have a drink to you on the other side of midnight. How's that?"
Tags: Video, Music, News, David Bowie, Musicians, Scott Walker, Birthdays, Bowie, Walker

Music Tectonics Conference To Bring Together Music, Tech

Music and technology PR firm rock paper scissors has announced the launch of the first annual Music Tectonics Conference. Designed to sit at the intersection of music, technology and business, the day long event will be held on on October 29 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Music Tectonics will bring thought leaders and industry insiders who work at the epicenter of music and technology. Confirmed speakers include Cherie Hu, the award-winning music tech journalist (Billb...
Tags: Music, Diy, Los Angeles, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Forbes, Music Business, Music Tech, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Mark Mulligan, Skirball Cultural Center, Kevin Breuner, Dmitri Vietze, Ken Umezaki

Scott Walker, pioneering art rock singer, RIP

Legendary singer Scott Walker, whose journey as a musician took him from blue-eyed soul to baroque pop to heady avant-garde experimentalism, has died at age 76. Walker counted the likes of Radiohead, Pulp, Julian Cope, and Sunn O))) as fans and collaborators. From an obituary released by Walker's record label 4AD: Noel Scott Engel (later known as Scott Walker) was born in 1943, the son of an Ohio geologist. He began his career as a session bassist, changing his name when he joined The Wal...
Tags: Post, Music, News, Britain, Musicians, Scott Walker, Ohio, Scott, Walker, Scott Scott, Sunn O, Walker Brothers, Radiohead Pulp Julian Cope, Noel Scott Engel

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

5 Excellent Free Software Options For Creating Music At Home

The ubiquity (and quality) of available home recording software has dramatically lessened the cost of DIY recording, but with so many options available, it can be difficult to know exactly where to begin. Here, we breakdown five of the best. ____________________ Guest post by Evan Zwisler of Soundfly's Flypaper The prevalence and quality of home recording software available today has made recording music at home so much cheaper than it was 30 years ago. But still, for those of us ju...
Tags: Music, New York, Diy, California, Macbook, Brooklyn, Guest Post, Shanghai, Musicians, Recording, Garageband, Music Business, Music Tech, Musician, Tracktion, Giada

Patreon Raises Some Prices, Reports 100K Creators Earn $500M Yearly

Patreon has added new tier pricing which mean higher fees for many new creators using the fan funding platform. To take advantage of the lower grandfathered rates, creators must Patreon in the next few weeks before the new rates hit in early May. 3 million fans now pay 100,000 creators more $500 million a year on Patreon, It will cross $1 billion in payouts in 2019, six years after launching.  The rate increase has been long anticipated by many who questioned if Patreon could survive a...
Tags: Music, Diy, Crowdfunding, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Jack Conte, Patreon, Music Business, Music Tech, Musician, Bruce Houghton, D.I.Y, Diy Musicians, Fan Funding

The Value Consistant Branding In Music

As an artist, cultivating and communicating and image to your fans is important for success, but just as important to that success is consistently maintaining said image, so that consumers know who you are and what it is that you create. ______________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix Your music is your business. You might not rely on music to pay your bills, but I am willing to wager that a part of you hopes will one day provide for your needs. The fact yo...
Tags: Music, Diy, Marketing, Social Media, Guest Post, Musicians, Branding, Music Business, Musician, D.I.Y, Diy Musicians, James Shotwell

A Formula For Viral Music Marketing [Jack Udell]

For anyone marketing in a social space, a viral hit is the holy grail, but coming up with a teachable formula which accurately quantifies and maximizes the possibility for viral success is no easy task. ___________________________ Guest post by music manager Jake Udell of Art of Manager How do you teach, quantify, and maximize the possibility for virality?  Here’s the best I’ve come up with… Degree of Virality  = The unique way(s) a artist, story, or activation is...
Tags: Music, Diy, Marketing, Social Media, Music Industry, Guest Post, Viral, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Musician, Miles Evert, D.I.Y, Music Marketing, Jake Udell, Diy Musicians