Social Media

Pandora Predictions: Billie Eilish, Two Other Young Female Singers Climb Fast

In this round of Pandora Predictions, youth reigns supreme as we look at the TV-fueled rise of Bill Eilish, big moves by Netherlands native Sophie Francis, and a social media boost for british crooner Connie Talbot. _____________________________ Guest post by Emily Blake of Next Big Sound On this week’s Pandora…

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Spotify Now Important As Facebook For Musicians

[UPDATED] More than just a place for fans to listen to music, Spotify also fills an important social media niche, allowing fans to interact with and stay updated on an artist. Here we look at some tips for maintaining an effective social media profile. _________________________ Guest post by Joe Pacheco…

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GENERATION Z: How 13-20 Year Olds Use Social, Choose Gatekeepers, Consume Media

Generation Z, kids and teens born between 1996 and 2010, are the new hot consumer segment. Unlike millennials, most of whom grew up during the transitional years of the internet revolution, Gen Z has grown up in an entirely digital world and interact with it differently than anyone else. _______________________________________…

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MySpace Plays Dead In Attempt To Avoid Lawsuits

Although Myspace is already considered dead by many, the lawyers of its parent company Time Inc. recently had the company play dead via a number of fancy legal maneuvers, hoping to hide it from a plaintiff in a lawsuit. ________________________________ Guest post by Mike Masnick of Techdirt Yes, let’s get…

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Why Artists Shouldn’t Trust Their Online Presence To Social Networks

While many artists are content to let their Facebook or Tumblr represent them online, doing so carries with it certain risks. In this excerpt from his book, Bobby Owsinski looks at why musicians should avoid limiting the scope of their online presence to social networks. ______________________ Guest post by Bobby…

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Why Artists Shouldn’t Trust Their Online Presence To Social Networks

While many artists are content to let their Facebook or Tumblr represent them online, doing so carries with it certain risks. In this excerpt from his book, Bobby Owsinski looks at why musicians should avoid limiting the scope of their online presence to social networks. ______________________ Guest post by Bobby…

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Spotify Has Lost Matt Ogle, Who Helped Create Discover Weekly, To Facebook’s Instagram

[UPDATED] Spotify product manager Matthew Ogle, who was an integral part of the team that some created many of Spotify’s most popular personalization features including Discover Weekly is leaving for Facebook’s Instagram. Product manager Matthew Ogle, who joined Spotify early in 2015 from his own startup, This is My Jam,…

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Spotify Has Lost Matt Ogle, Who Helped Create Discover Weekly, To Facebook’s Instagram

[UPDATED] Spotify product manager Matthew Ogle, who was an integral part of the team that some created many of Spotify’s most popular personalization features including Discover Weekly is leaving for Facebook’s Instagram. Product manager Matthew Ogle, who joined Spotify early in 2015 from his own startup, This is My Jam,…

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Spotify Hires M&A Specialist To Continue Music Tech Startup Buying Spree

Even as Spotify prepares to become a public company, it’s been on a bit of a buying spree that the music streamer apparently wants to expand. Last week, Spotify acquired music machine learning innovator Niland. Prior to that ten other music tech startups joined the Spotify family including Mediachain, MightyTV…

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Spotify Hires M&A Specialist To Continue Music Tech Startup Buying Spree

Even as Spotify prepares to become a public company, it’s been on a bit of a buying spree that the music streamer apparently wants to expand. Last week, Spotify acquired music machine learning innovator Niland. Prior to that ten other music tech startups joined the Spotify family including Mediachain, MightyTV…

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