Conventions & Awards

Things We Learned From Austin Music Foundation’s DIY Musician Marketing Panel

From the Austin Music Foundation’s June DIY marketing panel, we learn some of the insights shared at the event regarding marketing tools and techniques available to artists seeking success in a rapidly shifting marketplace. _________________________ Guest by Sarah of Wysidio On June 7th, the Austin Music Foundation hosted “Breaking Through…

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Bots, Playlists, Blockchain, Value Gap & Growth – Top Trends From #Midem 2017

Fresh from a full week at Midem 2017, Romy Harber shares some of the key trends and hot topics discussed during the event, including the role of chatbots, the future of playlists, what we can expect from blockchain tech, and much more. ______________________ Guest post by Romy Harber on MidemBlog…

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A Sneak Peak At CD Baby’s 2017 DIY Musicians Conference

Here we preview 2017’s upcoming DIY Musician Conference, an event curated specifically with independent, do-it-yourself musicians in mind, designed to assist with their careers and allow them to meet others in their field. ______________________________ Guest post by Chris Robley of DIY Musician Tickets to the DIY Musician Conference are only…

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Two U.S. Senators Ask SXSW To Leave Texas In Protest Of Anti-Immigration Laws

Two U.S. Senators have called on the organizers of South by Southwest (SXSW) to relocate the annual conference and festival out of Texas until President Trump’s anti-immigrant SB4 law is repealed or overturned by the courts. ____________________________________ In a letter to Roland Swenson, the CEO of SXSW, two Latino U.S….

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3 Big Takeaways From Midem 2017

Midem 2017 is a wrap. And although attendance at the global music industry gathering did not see the uptick that the overall music industry is having there were deals done an important topics debated during the four day convention in Cannes. ________________________________ By Zach Fuller of MIDiA Research MIDiA Research…

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#Midem 2017 Attendance Flat Despite Music Industry Upturn

Despite a significant uptick in the global music industry over the last year, attendance at international music industry convention Midem was flat this year. Held June 6-9, 2017 in Cannes, France, the 51st Midem drew 4400 attendees, the exact same number as 2016, according to show officials. _______________________________________ Attendance at…

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#MIDEM DAY 4: Deezer • E1 • Mute • The Future • Much More

Day 4, the final full day of international music industry convention Midem 2017 has wrapped with Deezer, Sarah Stennett, Mute & A&R, predictions, trends and more on the agenda as recapped in this post from Midem Blog in partnership with Music Ally. ___________________________________________ Deezer CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht provided an informative…

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#Midem Day 3: Blockchain • Copyright Reform • MidemLab • More

Day 3 of international music industry convention Midem 2017 has wrapped with with blockchain, copyright reform, MidemLab and much more all on the agenda as recapped in this post from Midem Blog in partnership with Music Ally. ______________________________________ Blockchain has been a buzzword rarely far from the music industry’s lips…

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Midemlab 2017 Music Tech Startup Winners: HumOn, Truelinked, Soundcharts, Vinci Smart Headphones

Midemlab, the startup contest of music industry conference Midem has chosen its winners. Finalists delivered live pitches today in front of an audience and jury of investors and potential partners. The twenty 2017 Midemlab finalists who pitched live on Wednesday were chosen from 136 submissions representing 32 countries worldwide by…

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New York City Music Scene Grows With A2IM Indie Week and Northside Festival

When CMJ died it left a void in the New York City music industry scene. Thankfully two important industry events, Northside Festival and A2IM’s Indie Week, have grown to fill that space. By Matt Voyno, consultant, strategist and Editor of Beats + Bytes for Nue Agency Indie Week, organized by…

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