Live & Touring

How to Promote Your Shows To More Fans On Spotify

Spotify’s overall popularity has made the streaming service a go-to for engaging active music fans, and now Spotify’s discovery algorithm has enabled artists to promote shows and festivals to their fans directly through the streaming service, at no additional cost. _______________________________ Guest post by Dana Tom of Eventbrite If you’re…

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Coping Strategies For Dealing With Performance Anxiety And Stage Fright

Whether a sold out stadium or an open mic night, stage fright can affect many in the performance industry, and is something artists are, more often than not, likely to have to deal with. Here we look at some effective coping strategies musicians can implement in order to deal with…

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CMA Music & Fan Fest 2017 Reports Record Attendance

Despite stiff competition from rivals, the Country Music Association reported record attendance for the 46th annual CMA Music Festival. The festival drew capacity crowds to Ascend Amphitheater and other venues around the city including 11 stages, 7 of which are free of charge to the public, and 167 hours of…

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Techstars Music Graduate Hurdl Raises $2.5 Million For Concert, Live Event Data Collection

Live event data startup Hurdl has raised $2.5 million in seed funding. The experiential marketing company has built an analytics platform for collecting and analyzing data from concert and other live event attendees. _____________________________________ Event analytics startup Hurdl’s new $2.5 million seed funding round came from current and previous athletes…

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Pandora Sells Ticketfly To Eventbrite For $200M, A $250M Loss

[UPDATED] In addition to a $480 million investment from SiriusXM, Pandora today announced it will sell its Ticketfly ticketing arm to Eventbrite for $200 million. _________________________________________ In addition to today’s $200 million sale by Pandora of Ticketfly to self-service ticketer Eventbrite, the two companies say they are close to a…

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YouTube Takes Down Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester Benefit Concert On Copyright Grounds

The streaming of Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester concert on the singer’s YouTube page was shut down by Warner Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment for copyright infringement, despite the event being a benefit for victims of the recent deadly terrorist attack. By Mike Masnick of Techdirt At a time…

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Leaked Fyre Festival Emails Show Behind The Scenes Chaos

Things took a turn for the worse for organizers of the disastrous Fyre Festival this week after internal emails revealed that senior management for the festival shook off warnings from subordinates and consultants, and tried to cut corners by skimping on essentials such as sanitary facilities. _________________________________________ According to Fyre…

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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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Arianna Grande’s Manchester Benefit Concert – The Right Thing To Do

Here Bobby Owsinski explains why Arianna Grande’s organization of the One Love Manchester benefit concert on the site of the bombing which took place just weeks before, was the right thing to do, and carries on a tradition of artists giving back to their fans. ________________________ Guest post by Bobby…

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Charges Filed In Oakland Ghost Ship Fire

Criminal charges have been filed in the wake of the Ghost Ship Fire, a deadly warehouse blaze in Oakland last December that left 36 people dead. According to the New York Times, prosecutors will charge two tenants of the building. Derick Almena, who had a supervisory role at the building,…

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