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Laura Schneider
San Francisco, CA
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Numerous songwriter and composer guilds from around the world have joined forces in an open letter directed toward the American Music Publishing Community regarding the ongoing debate surrounding publishing rights. The letter exposes the National Music Publishers Association's (NMPA) refusal to discuss unilateral withdraw by publishers of rights and repertoire... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has released an infographic to help illustrate the importance of International Standard Recording Codes (ISRC) and how they're being used in today's music industry. In the inforgraphic, Music Biz explains that an ISRC code is a unique identifier for music tracks, spoken word recordings,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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BottleRock Napa Valley, a 3-day music, food, and wine festival, is giving fans a sneak peek into the upcoming festival by hosting Instagram takeovers featuring artists from this year's lineup. Featuring headliners like Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant, No Doubt, and supporting artists such as Passions Pit, Foster The People and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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Fender is removing the headache and hassle of touring on an emerging artist's budget by providing musicians with gear, transportation, and tour support as part of it's newly launched Fender Accelerator Tour. The Fender Accelerator Tour, underway now through June, is comprised of a unique mix of musicians throughout the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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Answering his own question "Can we turn music consumption into a game?" ex-CEO of Beats Music, David Hyman is back, launching his 4th music startup, "Chosen", this morning. Brought to you by the team that created Beats Music, MOG and Gracenote, Chosen is the only mobile app to turn online... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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This morning, urRadio launched an impressive set of creative, music discovery, and social tools empowering anyone to create, discover, and share live streaming music and talk radio stations. urRadio is putting the power to become an on-air DJ in the hands of anyone with enough initiative to try it out.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Austin based startup, The Entertainment Helping Company (ehco) has announced their next campaign in partnership with Friendly Savages. Having chosen Every Village as the non-profit to support, the is offering exclusive merchandise via ehco to provide clean water to South Sudan. __________________________________________ The Giving Channel empowers artists to offer fans... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Musicraiser, an online community where musicians engage directly with their fans to offer them exclusive rewards in return for helping fund their activities and projects is expanding their reach. With a model reminiscent of Kickstarter, Musicriser allows artists to offer fans exclusive merch, music, or experiences in exchange for funding... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at hypebot
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Merchbar, a leading music merchandise website, has launched Merch Alerts, a new feature that alerts fans when their favorite artists release new merchandise for purchase. Merchbar Merch Alerts was built with the superfan in mind. Released in Beta, Merch Alerts is a downloadable iPhone app that tracks the artists in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at hypebot
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Superstars teamed with MixRadio to create a collaborative lip-sync of Charlie XCX's hit song "Boom Clap" in celebration of today's International Day Of Happiness. Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth! The United Nations has teamed with MixRadio for #HappySoundsLike International Day of Happiness campaign. A host... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at hypebot
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Yesterday morning. Croquet Records announced the launch of it's non-profit label, the first record label to receive 501(c)3 nonprofit status in North Carolina, signing Indie Rock band Melt. Serving as a stepping stone to larger labels, Croquet Records only requires artists to sign a non-executive contract, allowing them to retain... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at hypebot
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The eight startup companies selected for the Project Music tech accelerator have been undergoing rigorous business development and music business bootcamp in preparation for Pitch Day on April 23rd. Developed in partnership with Nashville Entrepreneur Center and the Country Music Association, Project Music is a tech accelerator geared specifically for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at hypebot
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Fezzee introduced FessMesh at SXSW as the newest addition to it's suite of event management tools that creates a device-to-device, ad hoc mesh network using mobile devices at festivals to overcome the common issues of connectivity at large events. Thousands of college football fans can shut down a cell tower... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at hypebot
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Rdio unveiled a series of new features today at South by Southwest (SXSW). Songkick is among the list of updates, allowing users to access up-to-date tour information on Rdio artist profile pages. The announcement at SXSW is the latest in Rdio's efforts to enhance users' sharing and discovery experiences within... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at hypebot
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The Fair Trade Music Initiative is on a mission to foster a sustainable music ecosystem by giving fans an uninterrupted listening experience that fairly compensates artists through Mad Genius Radio. “It’s a sad but true fact that the first exposure many people had to online music was an illegal, free... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at hypebot
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SoundExchange has reached a five year agreement with NPR and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) for webcasting by public radio stations. Reaching it's second settlement in five months with non-commercial webcasters, SoundExchange has reached an agreement ensuring colleges and other educational institutions will have consistent royalty framework and that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at hypebot
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AdShare, a premier social media monetization service for music, film, television and sports rights-holders, has tripled its global reach, expanding their worldwide operations into 14 countries and territories. AdShare has spent the last year established itself as a leader in global social media monetization ensuring their clients' creative content is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at hypebot
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Dear SXSW Band, You're Screwing Up Your Career With Your Profile 5 Common Gig Booking Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid Couch By Couchwest Proudly Presents The Exact Opposite Of South By Southwest 5 Things To Share On Social Media (Besides Your Music) 4 Out-of-the-Box Ways To Promote Your Next Album... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at hypebot
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Minority Shareholders Shift, Approve Jay Z Acquisition Of Aspiro's Streaming Music Services South By Southwest Posts SXSW On Live Streaming Schedule Pandora Holds Lead As Top Music Streaming Service In The U.S. Couch By Couchwest Proudly Presents The Exact Opposite Of South By Southwest Riff Digital Offers Alternative To Snapchat... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at hypebot
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SXSW On will run for the duration of the 10 day festival, highlighting the best of original music, independent films, emerging technology, cuisine, and gaming culture in an effort to deliver the look, feel, and spirit of SXSW to audiences around the world. SXSW On live streaming will begin on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at hypebot
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The annual International Music+Sound Awards, celebrating exceptional music and sound design in the media for the third year in a row, is now accepting entries. The International Music+Sound Awards are open to anyone involved in a film, TV show, commercial or video game, broadcast or released between October 2013 and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at hypebot
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Can't make it to Austin? Too smart to go during SXSW? Couch By Couchwest (CXCW) has been offering an alternative to the madness for five years running. Where? In the living rooms of musicians everywhere. Forget the wrist bands, the crowds, the overpriced food, the hassle, the headache, the ticket... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at hypebot
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"The Infinite Dial 2015" report from Edison Research and Triton Digital took an in depth look at US music streaming revealing Pandora as the clear leader. Music streaming pioneer, Pandora has proven it's staying power in what an increasingly saturated marketplace, dominating US music streaming by impressive margins. Pandora remains... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at hypebot
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Independent music label SideOneDummy Records, expanded it's partnership with one of the world's leading independent music distributors, INgrooves Music Group to include global distribution services for every release on the label. The expanded partnership was announced on Wednesday morning by Bill Armstrong, Founder of SideOneDummy and Amy Dietz, General Manager... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at hypebot
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If you wish you were headed to Austin next week for the 27th annual South By Southwest (SXSW) festival but can't make the trip, you don't have to miss the action. Roku, YouTube, and SXSW.com are bringing the best of SXSW to you through SXSW On. SXSW On will run... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at hypebot