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Alternative Folk Artist the last optimist Uses Music As a Tool For Awakening

Independent Music Promotions

“This has been a year of alchemy. Turning challenging times into poetry, poetry into song verse, guitar plucking into orchestration, and hard experience into resilience. ‘Seed Water Sun’ is the soundtrack for that rough ride of human experience in 2023 with moments of rage and sadness resolved by the salve, the antidote, and the solace that we are…

received 1st BMI Royalties Earnings for music in a doc but only 1 of three songs used is accounted for

Music Industry

Hi, curious if anyone has had experience with this – I had 3 songs featured throughout a 6 episode docu-series released in 2020 – didn’t expect much honestly but I did just receive a notification from BMI that I received some royalties for 1st quarter of 2023. What I’m confused by is that only 1 of the 3 songs used in this series was accounted for…

Songwriters are worried about BMI’s private equity sale – and if it will hurt their royalties. What happens now?

Music Business Worldwide

MBW has heard rumors from senior music biz figures that BMI has explored talks with a number of potential backers/suitors, with the latest name on the lips of the business being New Mountain Capital Source…

[Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — Tackling the Challenges Presented by Generative AI in Music: An Interview with ARS Counsel’s Almuhtada Smith

News Archive – Music Business Association

As with the advent of most new technologies, the arrival of Generative AI tools poses unprecedented opportunities and challenges for the music industry ecosystem. While some artists are already using these tools as an additive element to their creative process, bad actors have found ways to exploit them by posting fake tracks modeled after, and a…

Managing Your Health as a Music Teacher

Jessica Peresta- The Domestic Musician

Music teachers are passionate individuals who want to bring the wonder of songs and melodies to their students. But this can be hard to do when their wellness takes a back seat. A study on music educators found that professionals in this role are more likely to report poor well-being in comparison to their other colleagues, with 77% experiencing s…

Making Emotional Connections With Fans Is Your Job


There is a huge issue that most artists face today with building actual fanbases. They don’t take the time to make emotional connections. So many want to skip the real work and go straight to the streaming platform that will get them plays (they won’t) or to the pub

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IBMA Selects Ken White As New Executive Director


Ken White The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Board of Directors has named Ken White as the association’s new Executive Director, effective Oct. 2, following the completion of IBMA World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, North Carolina. White joins the IBMA with a wealth of experience in bluegrass music and business leadership. Raised on…

Michigan Central acquires historic church that was home to music recording studio

Music Industry News

… and collaboration space to which musicians had round-the-clock … — provided a space for musicians to produce hip-hop, R … other types of music. Assemble Sound gives musicians sanctuary to collaborate … lives of countless Detroit area musicians,” he said via … …

Karol G at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA


Colombian singer Karol G has been an unstoppable force in Latin music. In February, she became the first female artist to reach #1 on Billboard Top 200 with a Spanish-language album with her fourth studio album Mañana Será Bonito. Karol G’s musical formula is easy to gravitate to, she is not afraid to experiment and mix genres of reggaetón, trap,…

Sianon Releases Catchy Ballad ‘Loving You This Way’


Sianon, hailing from Irish heritage, was raised in Dudley, UK, and is currently a resident of Melbourne, Australia. She has recently released a contagious and radio-ready ballad titled “Loving You This Way.” Sianon’s musical journey began when she taught herself to play the piano and guitar at the age of 13. She started crafting her own songs a…

A Short-Ish Guide to Cadences


Can you help me finish my musical sentence? No? Well a cadence can! Here’s everything you ever wanted to learn about cadences, and more! The post A Short-Ish Guide to Cadences appeared first on Flypaper. …

Avicii’s Wake Me Up hits two billion Spotify streams

RouteNote Blog

Image Credit: Spotify The late producer’s track, featuring the vocals of Aloe Blacc, has now joined an elite roster of only 40 songs in history to reach this monumental achievement and is only the fourth dance music track to achieve this benchmark. Spotify’s CEO, Daniel Ek, proudly shared the news on X, acknowledging the significance …

@MikeHuppe: Protecting the Creative Class


Guest post By Mike HuppePresident & CEO at SoundExchange Creators – whether they be writers, actors, or musicians – are the heart of the entertainment industry. They… Read more “@MikeHuppe: Protecting the Creative Class”…

licist who will get them PR But the harsh reality is you don’t have a music busines…

Sheffield City Council says it “cannot directly intervene” in ongoing Leadmill dispute


The leader of Sheffield City Council has said that, while he understands the “the strength of feeling” among supporters of the city’s Leadmill venue, he “cannot directly intervene in the legal process taking place between The Leadmill’s landlord and tenant”. Council leader Tom Hunt issued his statement after the current management team at…

Indie Artist Insider Rewind – Learn From Others

SongCast Music Distribution Blog

Indie Artist Insider Rewind – Learn From Others More than two years ago, we began something called the Indie Artist Insider.  Our tag line is “providing tips, tricks, and sound advice on how to succeed in the music industry.”  Some episodes are geared towards those new to the indie scene and some are for more experienced  Continue Reading The po…