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are the single-shift days, and even the two-shift days. For
what seems like a couple years now, United’s been running
24-hours-a-day, six days a week, with 28 presses. Not only
that, but on the horizon are 18 more presses at a newly
created second location here in Nashville. The vinyl only
one-stop is still going too, and thriving, not only
functioning as a one-stop for all vinyl releases, but carrying
exclusive titles and becoming an official Record Store Day
happens when you press play on a music streaming service? It
depends on the service, but in any scenario many different
parties end up splitting fractions of a penny. Here we look at
Spotify and Pandora, two of the most popular music streaming
services in the United States.
measurement is weekly and not monthly and begins at the age of
6 or 12 depending on the market. Nielsen acknowledged,
comparing monthly 2+ TV tuning with 12+ weekly radio audiences
was not a fair "apples to apples" comparison. With
the publication of the most recent Q1 "Total
Nielsen leveled the playing field and began reporting weekly
audiences for standard audience demographics such as Adults
18+, Adults 18-34, Adults 35-49 etc. The results have
surprised many in the industry.
has held talks with the major labels about "getting into
music," multiple sources tell The Verge. Facebook
has spoken with Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music
Group, and Warner Music Group about its interest in music, but
to what extent the social network wants to get involved is
still up in the air — while the popular assumption may be a
streaming service, sources say that Facebook hasn't
yet decided precisely what it wants to do.
you have an opportunity to play in front of a large crowd at a
fair, festival or other venue you need to capitalize on it.
This is a HUGE opportunity. You should ask a few friends or
members of your street team to walk around the crowd holding
up CDs, vinyls, and flyers wearing your shirt. Make sure you
are equipped with a Square or PayPal credit card swiper, and
plenty of cash for change. They should have backpacks with
extra merch and a mailing list clipboard, or better yet, an
iPad or phone signup. Anyone who is interested ask them to
sign the list. Sell them merch, or at least hand them a flyer
so they can start the process of becoming a life long fan.
They will most likely come see you again.
an online portfolio is crucial for today's musicians. Whether
you're looking to highlight the work you've done or showcase
the training you've received, a website is not only the first
step, it's the most budget-friendly way to market yourself.
best or worst years of an artist’s career can be defined by
a single square image. Album cover art is often the first step
toward that album’s reception — good or bad — and we
often associate the sound with the visual. A good album cover
becomes part of the cultural subconsciousness of music lovers,
but a great album cover becomes intertwined with the
band that created the music and those who love it.
Apple Music turn around the record business? It has
the same answer as the question, Will Apple Music help
Apple sell more iPhones and laptops? There are some
guesses but little certainty to both questions.
the focus of a massive study and initiative now churning
inside Universal Music Group, the largest
music label in the world but a company still hemorrhaging
from piracy-related issues after more than a decade. According
to a pair of sources familiar with the comprehensive study,
global consulting firm Bain & Company conducted
the research and delivered the final report, while top brass
at UMG parent Vivendi SA largely spearheaded
who read through Judge Louis Stanton's decision on the court
battle between performance rights organization BMI and
Internet radio giant Pandora, wherein Stanton decided that
pay 2.5 percent of its annual revenue to the PRO.
The decision tosses out terms like headline rate, effective
rate, industrywide rate, and BMI-adjusted rates, sometimes
using those terms interchangeably.
assortment of Nashville music industry executives have united
with an unusual long-term goal: making their own group
obsolete.The collective’s name also spells out another of
its key goals: Change the Conversation -- specifically, the
ongoing discussion about why female artists have long faced a
significantly more difficult struggle than male artists in
acquisition of analytics consultancy Seed Scientific, whose
clients include Audi, Unilever, and the United Nations, is
another stage in its race to build the best digital music
service for artists, advertisers and the company itself.