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December 12, 2017

"Standing in the large and dimly-lit winter wonderland-themed Pier 36 on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Pandora president and CEO Roger Lynch has a huge smile on his face. In another hour or so, chart-topping acts and 2018 Grammy nominees Post Malone and SZA will take th...

November 14, 2017

Concert discovery platform Bandsintown is giving venues and festivals more control when it comes to alerting fans of new events. The popular startup -- 38 million-plus registered users -- said on Monday that venues can now use Bandsintown Manager to claim and customize...

November 9, 2017

Fans can now emblazon their favorite lyrics on merch ranging from mugs, T-shirts and even shower curtains through the first consumer-facing lyrics service, LyricMerch, which officially launched Wednesday (Nov. 8). 

While customization is made possible through an in...

October 24, 2017

Independent labels generated over $6 billion in sales in 2016, accounting for 38 percent of the global recorded music market, according to a new report from Worldwide Independent Network (WIN).

A key distinction of the study -- which was compiled by Mark Mulligan of MID...

October 17, 2017

This summer, as Atlanta rapper 21 Savage was releasing what would become his first top 20 hit on the Hot 100, his manager Kei Henderson got a call that made her ponder -- and not for the first time -- why Atlanta-based artists and their teams have to travel to entertai...

October 13, 2017

Verve, a leading word-of-mouth live music marketing platform based in the U.K., has closed an $18.5 million Series B funding round led by Draper Esprit. Formerly known as StreetTeam, the startup enables brands to turn the expertise of everyday people into a scalable sa...

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