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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 TuneCoreIf there is one common theme in the DIY touring series of […]

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Molly Neuman Named President Of Songtrust

Molly Neuman has been named President of Downtown Music owned Songtrust, the indie global music royalty collection and publishing administrator. Neuman joined Songtrust in 2017 as Global Head of Business Development.During her tenure, Songtrust has posted record-setting metrics for the business, including triple-digit growth with more than 2 million songs under its management from 26,000 publishers and 205,000 songwriters across 64 countries. Prior to joining Songtrust, Neuman was Head of […]

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Now More Than 1000 Musicians Are Boycotting Amazon

The number of musicians that have signed a “No Music for ICE” letter pledging a boycott of Amazon-sponsored festivals and other partnerships until the company ends support of human rights violations through contracts with ICE and other related US government agencies has now passed 1000.Deerhoof, Ted Leo, Álex Anwandter, Immortal Technique, Speedy Ortiz, Guy Picciotto of Fugazi, Downtown Boys, Xenia Rubinos, Priests, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Riobamba, Evan Greer, […]

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Facebook Adds Millions Of New US, Canada, EU Users After 2 Years Of Stagnation

Facebook now has more than 2.45 billion monthly users, up 1.65%, from 2.41 billion in Q2 2019 when it grew 1.6%. The social behemoth now has 1.62 billion daily active users, up 2% from 1.587 billion last quarter when it grew 1.6%.Most notably, Facebook added 2 million users each in the US, Canada, and European markets which drive the most ad sales, after no or weak growth there in the […]

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Soon It Will Cost More For Copyright Registration

Every few years, the U.S. Copyright Office does a detailed study on its fees in an attempt to determine whether they need adjusting. In their latest audit, the office decided it was time to raise its rates by about $10 for most electronic filings.___________________________Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0The fee for official copyright registration is about to go up. Every three to five years, the U.S. Copyright Office does an in-depth study of its fees to determine whether to adjust […]

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FRI. BRIEF: Live Nation Strong In Q3 • Pandora Struggles • Billboard + Bandsintown Charts • More

With the internet and digital technologies driving rapid change within the music industry, articles about new releases and who has been hired and fired are no longer enough. Our up to the minute industry news alongside insightful commentary helps our readers sift through the rumors and developments to find the information they need to keep their businesses moving forward. Hypebot is read daily by more than 30,000 music industry professionals […]

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Live Nation Delivers Record Operating Income As Revenue Drops In Q3

Live Nation Entertainment has reported both record operating income and adjusted operating income for the third quarter of 2019.According to Live Nation, operating income grew 11% in the quarter and 12% year-to-date while AOI grew 11% in the quarter and 13% year-to-date, handily beating last year’s Q3 results which were also records for the company.Live Nation reported revenue for the quarter of $3.73bn, which was down 2% from the $3.83bn […]

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Please Tour Responsibly: Dealing With Chaos On The Road

Here industry veteran Stacy Wiseman dispenses some sage advice on how to expect the unexpected and keep the train on the rails while on tour, drawing from her considerable experience working with artists like Lizzo, Hannibal Buress, Iliza Shlesinger, and others.__________________________Guest post from AWALThis is the second piece featuring tour manager Stacy Wiseman. Click here for the first read. Smooth sailing is learned, not given. Dodge, dip, duck, dive, and dodge your way […]

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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 Black Keys, Band of Horses, Spiritualized, and […]

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