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February 5, 2018

Our own Wade Sutton joins music marketing expert Michael Brandvold to talk about the use of biographies, press releases, and press kits in today's music industry.

November 8, 2017

Twitter’s expansion to 280 characters is rolling out publicly today to all users in supported languages, including English. The company had first announced the controversial plan to move beyond its traditional 140 characters back in September, noting at the time how a...

October 30, 2017

Start “selling” your new music before its official release date.

A pre-sale on iTunes or Amazon allows your fans to order your music anywhere from one week to six months in advance of its release. When the drop date arrives, your pre-sale customers will automatically be...

October 24, 2017

Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert of Music Biz Weekly Podcast and Bruce Hougton of Hypebot discuss one of the most heated subjects in music:  Whose job is it to promote a concert?

October 17, 2017

Universal Music Group (UMG) has launched a new ‘Accelerator Network’ to help develop music-based startups around the world – and, naturally enough, get in there early before they get big.

UMG says it will will work closely with existing entrepreneurial ‘accelerator’ pro...

October 17, 2017

On Monday (Oct. 16), IEBA hosted its Agents Power Panel with recent Nashville transplant Brian Manning (CAA – Demi Lovato, Meghan Trainor, Penatonix), Pete Pappalardo (AGI – Hall and Oats, Megadeath, Kidsbop), Sam Hunt (Paradigm – Major Lazer, xx, Run the Jewels) and a...

Registration is now open for the Music Biz 2018 conference which will be held May 14-17, 2018, at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville.

Those wanting to attend can sign up at, with early bird rates available through March 2, 2018. Prices...

October 13, 2017

Disclaimer: This article does not provide advice regarding how to find an investor for your music career!

However, reading this article may assist in structuring the relationship between you and your investor.

Some musicians looking to raise money to record and promote a...

October 13, 2017

I’ve got a controversial opinion for you: playing a show at a “real” music venue isn’t always everything it’s cracked up to be. When you picked up an instrument and started performing, you probably had big dreams of playing massive stages in front of sold-out crowds of...

October 13, 2017

Does the YouTube value gap actually exist?  According to Google and YouTube, of course not.  Yet, multiple studies have shown the contrary.

Last July, the team at Information is Beautiful found that the popular video platform only pays $0.0006 per play.  For an uns...

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