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AM BRIEF: Tencent Stock Upgrade • Spotify Adds Artist Blocking • Apple Music, Spotify Data Protection Complaints • More

TUESDAY 1.22. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Spotify, Music, Musicians, Apple Music, Music Business, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Tencent Music, Tencent Stock Upgrade

German Music Streaming Up 40% In 2018

Germany streaming music grew by over 40% in 2018 to an all-time record high of 79.5 billion, according to German music industry association Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI).While CD sales saw a 23% decline in the last year – a first for the format in the German music market – there was still an impressive 48.2m units sold in 2017. Commenting on the report, Dr. Florian Drucke, CEO of the BVMI, said: “Looking at the sales in the past year, we see a continued strong growth in the area of ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Japan, Youtube, Germany, Music Industry, Pandora, Indie, Musicians, Streaming, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech

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

If You Don’t Understand Video Monetization You Need Help With Your Digital Strategy

You need help with your digital strategy if you don’t understand video monetization. That's what Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert explore on the Music Biz Weekly podcast this week. Learn how to monetize your videos on Youtube and who is eligible. More on past Music Biz Weekly podcasts here. [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Video, Music, Youtube, Marketing, Musicians, Music Business, Musician, Bruce Houghton, D.I.Y, Michael Brandvold, Jay Gilbert, Music Biz Weekly, Podcast: Music Biz, YouTube & Video

How To Geo-Target Your Mailchimp Emails Automatically

Email lists are an essential marketing resource for artists but keeping them in tip top organizational shape can be next to impossible. That said, segmenting your email list based on geolocation is still something you can make happen, and doing so can do wonders for your open rates. ____________________________ Guest post by Chris Robley of DIY Musician You can still send regionally targeted emails, even if you didn’t collect your fans’ city, state, or zip code information. If ...
Tags: Music, Diy, Email, Marketing, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Mailchimp, Music Business, Musician, Chris Robley, D.I.Y, Diy Musicians

How Music Can Maximize Your Productivity

We all listen to music for emotional enjoyment, and the psychological benefits have long been known, but in addition to impacting mood, music has also been shown to have the more tangible effect of boosting productivity. _________________________________ In this latest piece from MusicThinkTank, Adelina Benson explores music's ability to prove our concentration, speed, and productivity. "Music without lyrics has been famous for helping people concentrate on their work. Familiar ...
Tags: Music, Diy, Musicians, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Musician, Owen Davie, D.I.Y, Diy Musicians, Adelina Benson

Fans Want To Understand An Artist's Creative Process

What we consume as the final product of an artist's creative effort typically fails to communicate the process and often struggle that goes into it. Here we explore the value of sharing the creative process, and how it helps fans gain greater understanding of not just the music, but the artist behind it. ______________________________ Guest post from Haulix Daily Recently, I came above the image at the top of this post online. The description read, “No one ever sees the process.”...
Tags: Music, Diy, Marketing, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Musician, D.I.Y, Publishing & Songwriting, Diy Musicians

YouTube To Disable Automatic Posting To Twitter, Google+

YouTube is disabling the ability to automatically repost activity (uploads, liked videos, etc.) on Twitter and Google+ as of January 31st. "We’ve found that sharing these actions with a custom message (instead of through automatically generated posts) provides a better experience for the sharer and their followers on other social networks," YouTube said in an email to creators. You can continue to easily share videos to your social network: On the watch page on any device: click Sh...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Music, Youtube, Marketing, Social Media, Musicians, Music Business, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Twitter Google, D.I.Y, YouTube & Video

Instagram Enables Reposts To Multiple Accounts

Instagram has added the ability to publish posts to multiple accounts that you control at the same time. This limited regram feature is a small concession to the artists, influencers and marketers that have been pushing the social network to enable native reposting of content. An Instagram spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that this new feature is rolling out to  all iOS users: “We are rolling out this feature to provide a better experience for people who often post to multiple account...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Marketing, Social Media, Musicians, Music Business, Musician, Bruce Houghton, D.I.Y, Regram

Amazon Adds 1 Million Reasons Not To Use Your Car Radio

Amazon is bringing Alexa voice control to the car. Announced in September, the Echo Auto is finally shipping to the more than one million drivers that pre-ordered it. To boost sales farther, the Echo Auto is on sale for $24.99, a 50% savings. Add free Spotify and TuneIn accounts and any advantage held by broadcast radio and SiriusXM virtually disappears.   ''“We had over a million [pre-order] requests,”. Amazon Alexa VP Steve Rabuchin said at CES. “Now, we’re just starting to ship....
Tags: Amazon, Music, Diy, Music Industry, Car, Radio, Indie, Musicians, Streaming, Waze, Alexa, Music Business, Music Tech, Broadcast & Satellite, Musician, Bruce Houghton

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

Deutsche Bank Raises UMG Valuation 45% To $33 Billion As Sales Search Continues

Deutsche Bank has raised its valuation of Universal Music Group 45% to $33.19 billion, up from a previous  $22.86 billion. That values UMG higher than the market capitalization of its parent company Vivendi, which currently sits at $32.35 billion. "With the hype around UMG stake sale having subsided, there is now scope for valuation to surprise to the upside in 2H 2019," says Deutsche Bank says. The bank sees music streaming revenue growing to $21B by 2023 from $7B last year, reports Seek...
Tags: Music, Alibaba, Musicians, Deutsche Bank, Sirius Xm, Stock, Vivendi, Music Business, Music Tech, Major Labels, Umg, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Liberty Media, Startups & Funding, Seeking Alpha Vivendi

Finally, a frequency splitter made for musicians – KMA ‘Tyler’ pedal review

KMA Machines offer a sexy solution to frequency splitting in their pedal – ‘Tyler’.  Lewis from the wonderful post-hardcore/math-rock band Hypophora gives the low-down after taking the pedal on the road for their latest tour. Crossovers used to split the high and low frequencies of an audio signal have long been commonplace in the Hi-Fi, PA, and Pro Audio worlds and offer many advantages by allowing precise control of specific frequency bands, but unfortunately few crossover units have been de...
Tags: Reviews, Music, Musicians, Effects, Bass, Tyler, Frequency, KMA, Pedals, HPF, Pedal, Lpf, Hypophora, Bass Pedal, Bassists, Freq Splitter

Email Service Providers For Musicians: An Overview

Given the value of email marketing for artists, being able to send mass emails to more than 100 of your fans at a time is essential. For such tasks, we enlist the help of Email Service Providers. Here we look at some of the most popular ESPs and what they can do for your marketing operation. __________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 When I wanted to send my first email newsletters to a list of only about 1200 (which seemed large at the time but is really ti...
Tags: Music, Diy, Email, Marketing, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Musician, Bobby Owsinski, D.I.Y, Diy Musicians

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

So You’re Considering Advertising On Spotify?

With such a vast free user base, advertising on Spotify can be tempting prospect for bands and artists looking to promote their music. In this piece we look at the different types of Spotify ads available, and how to go about successfully launching one on the platform. __________________ Guest post by Jordyn Reese, Global On-Platform Advertising Manager of The Orchard fromThe Daily Rind Spotify is based on a "freemium" model — where all users can have free, unlimited access sup...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Diy, Marketing, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Streaming, Music Business, Musician, D.I.Y, Diy Musicians, Jordyn Reese, Daily Rind Spotify

FRI. BRIEF: BuzzAngle Music 2018 Report • YouTube + Coachella Expansion • MMA Lobbying • More

1.4. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Youtube, Musicians, Coachella, MMA, Music Business, Musician, Bruce Houghton, BuzzAngle Music

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

AM BRIEF: BuzzAngle Music 2018 Report • YouTube + Coachella Expansion • MMA Lobbying • More

1.4. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Youtube, Musicians, Coachella, MMA, Music Business, Musician, Bruce Houghton, BuzzAngle Music

Pow! The superhot WAXX will keep you warm this January

WAXX are the hottest drum & bass duo since Royal Blood and they know how to rock! Combining raucous fat riffs with sexy pop hooks Pixie and Bubz know how to melt some faces whilst leaving you weak at the knees. Let WAXX help you forget that it’s another few weeks until the return of RouteNote sessions and get your fill of this MAJOR session now! Find more ‘WAXX’ Facebook Spotify Follow RouteNote Sessions Facebook  Spotify YouTube The post Pow! The superhot WAXX will keep ...
Tags: Music, Featured, Band, Rock, Play, Pop, Live, Artists, Indie, Musicians, Cornwall, Talent, Duo, Bass, Peaches, Artist

Japan protects artists with new 70 year Copyright laws

Japan have updated their copyright laws to protect intellectual property for up to 70 years following agreements with countries around the world. Japan have updated their copyright law to extend the copyright protection period from 50 years to 70 years in the country. The bill was passed through their National Diet legislature houses on June 29th, 2018 and the law went into effect on the 30th December to protect creator’s content for a longer period of time. It’s not clear what this will mean ...
Tags: Tpp, Music, Japan, Laws, Entertainment, Law, Mexico, US, IP, Copyright, Canada, Creators, Artists, Musicians, Protection, Parliament

Advice All Music Writers Should Follow In 2019

As another year turns over, the music business has become unrecognizable from how it was almost 20 years ago, where the value of music journalists and their role in the industry has been called into question. Here we look at how music writers can best navigate this rocky new landscape moving into 2019. ________________________________ Guest post from Haulix Daily The music business in 2019 would be virtually unrecognizable to the music business of 2000. In less than two decades the i...
Tags: Music, Journalism, Guest Post, Musicians, Music Business, Musician

Pop Prodigy Greyson Chance Talks Gaga, Buzzwords And Cheap Wines

In this piece from AWAL's #nofilter Q&A series, viral sensation Greyson Chance discusses how he was able to spin his fifteen minutes of fame from a sensational Lady Gaga cover into a successful career in the music industry. _______________________________ Guest post from AWAL Welcome to #nofilter, a recurring Q&A series that gives standout artists room to breathe. It’s not easy flipping 15 minutes of fame into legions of fans that give a f*ck. Eight years ago, on the back of a jaw...
Tags: Music, Diy, Marketing, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Ellen, Music Business, Indie Labels, Musician, Greyson Chance, Greyson, Awal, D.I.Y, Publishing & Songwriting

A New Era for Music Made in Berlin: Watch these 12 Great Music Videos

Berlin in 2018 represents Europe’s creative metropolis number one. “Berlin reminds me of what New York was like in the early ‘80s,” Honey Dijon, iconic DJ, and cultural encyclopedia, told Clash in an interview in 2017, “It hasn’t been tainted as bad. It retains its rawness and roughness, it’s really young and still somewhat affordable. So there’s a lot of young artists.” – The European city that attracts musical talent ain’t London no more. Take a look at the following list of exceptionally tale...
Tags: Videos, Europe, Fashion, Music, New York, London, Molly, Berlin, Los Angeles, Courtney Love, Netflix, United States, Alaska, Musicians, Montreal, Lou Reed

Soundcloud Artist Services Team Offers 5 Tips To Jump-Start Your Music Career In 2019

Soundcloud sees the most new music uploads during this January. So since it's the time for creators to refocus on growing and building their careers, Soundcloud's artist and label services team it offering its top 5 tips to“break through the noise" and kick-start a music career in 2019.   1. Get Inspired, Get Motivated Getting out of a creative slump and back on track can feel more difficult than it is. We’ve heard from creators that motivation is one of the biggest barriers to con...
Tags: Music, Marketing, Social Media, Musicians, Streaming, Soundcloud, Music Business, Musician, Bruce Houghton, D.I.Y, Soundcloud Artist Services Team

How to write a hit – 10 top songwriting tips from famous musicians

Even if you’ve written one hundred songs before, sitting down to write a song can be one of the hardest things to do as a musician. Whether it be finding inspiration, finding the right key, hearing which chord comes next, or the message you want to convey there are lots of things you can do to make sure that you’re songwriting in a way that works for you. Here are 20 great tips to aid you in writing your next masterpiece or hit single from some of the world’s biggest and most accomplished ...
Tags: Music, Featured, Top, Writing, Advice, Inspiration, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Paul Mccartney, Billy Joel, Tips, Musicians, John Legend, Prince, Lyrics, Beatles

Instagram Best Practices For Artists

Instagram: currently the fastest growing social media platform, it's one of the most important tools when it comes to making a splash on social media, and variety of new perks and features mean it's become easier than ever to connect with your fans and stoke the growth of you fanbase, provided you follow these practices. _______________________ Guest post by Tarryn Meyers of the Symphonic Blog With over a billion monthly users, Instagram has become the fastest growing social...
Tags: Music, Diy, Instagram, Marketing, Social Media, Guest Post, Musicians, Music Business, Musician, D.I.Y, Diy Musicians, Tarryn Meyers

Alison Wenham Steps Down As CEO of WIN, A2IM CEO Burgess Offers Praise

Alison Wenham is stepping down as the CEO of The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) after 12 years with the global independent music industry trade group. Prior to joining WIN full time in 2016, Wenham was the CEO of the UK's Association of Independent Music (AIM), the organisation she started in 1999. WIN was also set up under her leadership, initially as an informal global network in 2006 in response to global threats and opportunities. The annual WINTEL Report, now in its third year, ...
Tags: Music, Aim, Indie, Musicians, Win, Alison, Music Business, Indie Labels, Bruce Houghton, Martin Mills, Burgess, Richard James Burgess, Wenham, Alison Wenham, Worldwide Independent Network WIN, Independent Label

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

Trala Scores $1.3M For Violin Learning App, Another Win For Techstars' Startup Incubator

Trala has raised an oversubscribed $1.29 million seed investment round for its violin learning app. Trala is part of the Techstar Chicago startup incubator. Investors in the round include Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn; lead investor Origin Ventures and Techstars Ventures, as well as three  execs at language learning app, CEO Luis Von Ahn, VP of Business Bob Meese and CTO Severin Hacker. Trala is part of Techstars Chicago, a satellite of the successful Techstars global startup ecosyst...
Tags: Music, Diy, Startup, Linkedin, App, Musicians, Jeff Weiner, TechStars, Techstars Ventures, Music Business, Music Tech, Apps & Mobile, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Luis Von Ahn, Violin