Saturday, September 21, 2019

Tag: industry news

“We owe it to our bands to maximize their success”— Rise Founder Craig Ericson...

Leading metalcore/punk label RISE RECORDS signed a multi-million dollar acquisition deal that gives ownership to BMG, the Berlin-based music company once associated with Sony...

Not one artist’s album has gone platinum this year

According to Billboard (via Digital Music News), after nine months, not a single artist’s album has hit one million units sold in 2014 (in...

Urban Outfitters is now the world’s biggest seller of vinyl records

Urban Outfitters chief administrative officer Calvin Hollinger confirmed to Buzzfeed recently that the company is the world's biggest seller of vinyl records. “Music is...

Music industry considering a new global album release day

The music industry is considering a new global release day that may see all countries releasing new albums on Fridays (instead of the traditional...

Twitter and Billboard partner for real-time music charts

Twitter and Billboard are announcing today a deal to create the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts: an ever-changing and updated chart/list of music that’s being...

New regulations significantly increase cost for international artists to perform in Canada

New regulations in Canada, enacted July 31, stand to make it significantly harder for international artists to perform in the country. While dedicated venues...

How to begin a career in the music industry in 2012

A newly posted essay (taken from a graduation speech at Syracuse University) outlines how to begin a career in the music industry in 2012....

Album sales up in 2011; first increase since 2004

Discmakers has an interesting report culled from a series of sources that indicates album sales were up in 2011 by 1.3%. While that growth...

New essay about prices of shows: “Five bucks, in my mind, is WAY too...

An interesting new essay from Scott Honsberger (chief blogger at Your Band’s Best Friend, Founder & President of the Toronto Music Industry Association) talks about...

Study: Lawyers and accountants highest-paid members of musicians’ teams

Digital Music News reports on a new study by The Future of Music Coalition, who interviewed thousands of bands and artists about the makeup of...