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Opinion/Analysis

Blockchain, Virtual Reality, and Others Disrupting the Music Industry

By | Aug 29, 2016 at 11:10 am

The music industry has always been hugely influenced by technology. Think about it. The CD, streaming music services, even the concept of plugging a guitar into an amp have all been technological revolutions. Without technology, the concept of layering tracks simply would not exist…

Partnership

Chicago

Startup Jammber Teams Up with Music Industry Names for a Cause

By | Jun 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Chicago music tech startup, Jammber, has been working with big names in the music industry to create momentum behind solving some of the industries’ most prominent issues – including how music contributors are paid and credited. The collaboration will connect Jammber with companies such…

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Product Launch

Soundcloud Launches Spotify Competitor

By | Mar 30, 2016 at 3:45 pm

The music industry is once again bracing itself for a change as Soundcloud, a popular music streaming site, officially launches its subscription service. The music industry has been cranking out a plethora of subscription based services in order to capitalize on the listeners’ tendency…

Opinion/Analysis

How Evolving Tech Has Changed Music Production

By | Jan 25, 2016 at 10:00 am

Some of us are old enough to remember a different time in music production. Not only did we make and mix music differently, we distributed it in a way that kids today would see as completely alien. That’s because today you can record, mix,…

Entrepreneur

What can marketers learn from the music industry?

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 8:00 am

No matter what business you’re in, if you work as a sales person or marketing professional, or if you’re a small business owner or business executive, if you are interested in marketing, technology, or music and pop culture, you should read the blog of…

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Startups & Apps

NYC

Tuneteams: The Global Music Licensing Marketplace

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Do you ever wonder why big music companies have a marketing advantage when it comes to breaking artists, globally? According to industry insiders, it’s because of their networks of local companies, or wholly-owned subsidiaries, in different countries around the world. It stands in stark…

Trends

A List of Other Things I Want Taylor Swift to Change

By | Jun 22, 2015 at 5:02 pm

This weekend, Apple changed its position on Apple Music after multi-Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift penned a blog post admonishing the company for its initial plans to not pay royalties to artists during the company’s music service’s free, three-month trial for users. Last night,…

News

Madonna is Releasing a Music Video on Snapchat

By | Feb 5, 2015 at 5:00 pm

You know you’ve made it when the Queen of Pop decides to use your product to release her new music video. We’re talking about singer Madonna releasing a music video from her new album, Rebel Heart, on Snapchat today. Madonna’s decision to use the messaging app’s Snap Channel comes…

Music

Tech and the Music Industry: the Evolution Continues

By | Feb 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm

The music industry is evolving at a rapid pace and 2015 promises to see even more innovations. With streaming music taking over the primary way people get their music, the entire industry from artists to producers has to change and adapt, and here are…

iPad

NYC

A Music Industry-Friendly Startup? MyStream Does Device-to-Device Sharing

By | Sep 20, 2011 at 1:30 pm

MyStream, a free app that streams music from device to device, could be a boon for a music industry that has been flailing for years. “We’re making it more valuable to have your own copy of music again,” says founder Richard Zelson, whose background…

iPad

NYC

Add a Soundtrack to Your Reading Experience with Booktrack

By | Sep 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Your favorite movies have their own unique soundtracks, and now your favorite books can, too. Founded by Paul Cameron, Booktrack is a startup that is changing reading – and the publishing industry – forever. Booktrack creates synchronized soundtracks for ebooks to enhance the reader’s…