Retail

Sunrise Music Saves 70 HMV Records Stores

Indie music retailer Sunrise Records announced that they will take over 70 of HMV’s brick and mortar retail locations across Canada. The acquisition will significantly expand Sunrise’s footprint in Canada. Previously, the music retailer operated nine brick and mortar locations around Ontario. As a part of their strategy, Sunrise will…

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4 Ways A Great Graphic Designer Can Help Musicians Market Their Music 

While having quality music is import, the impact the visuals have on your brand as an artists, and on connecting with fans and selling your music in general, cannot be understated. Here we look at four ways in which a good graphic designer can benefit you as an artist and…

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Tips For Creating Great Music Promo Items In The Music Business

While marketing merch may not be most musician’s favorite part of the business, it remains a critical aspect. Here we review some tips on how to create promotional items that will market the band independently. _________________________ Guest post by Emma Miller True fans love to have and collect items with…

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Bandcamp Makes Major Improvements To Help Sell More Merchandise, Physical Goods

Sales of music merchandise, along with other physical formats, continue to grow on Bandcamp. To accelerate growth, Bandcamp has unveiled major improvements. __________________________________ Vinyl sales grew 48%, cassettes were up 58% and even CD sales grew 14% last year on Bandcamp. To date, fans have bought over four million physical…

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Lady Gaga Sales Jump 1000% After Superbowl Perfomance

Lady Gaga’s Superbowl half time show on Sunday created a massive bounce, according to stats from Nielsen Music. Based on initial sales reports collected for Sunday, Gaga sold about 150,000 digital albums and songs in the U.S. that day – an increase of over 1,000% compared to the day before…

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How Changing In-Store Music Can Change The Way Shoppers Think

For almost every consumer, music is an integral part of the retail shopping experience, but many stores rely on radio to cultivate their in-store atmosphere, when there may be a better way to entice shoppers with music. __________________________ Guest Post by Phillip Adcock Music is present in almost every shopping…

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It’s A Streaming World With Vinyl Only Living In, But It’s Living Much Better These Days [Glenn Peoples]

[UPDATED] Streaming and vinyl are two growth areas helping to return the music industry to profitability. But getting your vinyl pressed hasn’t been easy. “You used to not have to worry about manufacturing,” Matthew Johnson, co-founder of Fat Possum Records told Billboard. _________________________________ Image credit: Will Folsom, Creative Commons Attribution…

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Are Cassettes The New Vinyl? Look At These Stats Before You Answer

Vinyl is not the only old school music format making a major comeback. Cassette album sales were up an impressive 74% in 2016. ________________________ 25 albums sold at least 1,000 copies on cassette in 2016, compared to just 8 in 2015, according to Billboard and Nielsen. Overall, cassette album sales…

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Jack White Is Opening Own Vinyl Pressing Plant

Not content with the current state of the record pressing industry, Jack White is set to open a brand new record pressing plant in Detroit this February, both for Third Man artists and those outside the label. ___________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Frustrated with the long…

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Band Of Heathens, Jamestown Revival, Tift Merritt Top Americana Music Chart This Week

The Americana Music Association’s Airplay chart represents the reported play of terrestrial radio stations, nationally syndicated radio shows, satellite radio and internet stations who have agreed to submit weekly spin counts. Here is this week’s chart: Americana Playlist for week of Monday, January 23, 2017 2W LW TW ARTIST (Stations…

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