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California Churches Sue Over COVID-19 Singing Ban

An interior shot of a North Carolina church. Photo Credit: Debby Hudson Three California churches have filed a lawsuit against Governor Gavin Newsom over his state’s prohibiting singing in places of worship. On Monday, Governor Newsom responded to an uptick in his state’s total COVID-19 cases by reimplementing an array of lockdown measures and mandatory closures. […]

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Want Your Music In a Major Gaming Series? Meet the Guys Who Create Their Soundtracks

Music licensing and distribution platform Songtradr recently hosted their fifth “Happy Hour” livestream event, Music for Gaming: What’s Working + What’s Ahead. The hour-long sit down invited two of today’s foremost video game sync professionals and soundtrack coordinators to discuss the ins and outs of music’s integral role in the gaming world. The following was […]

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Why Buying Spotify Streams Is for Losers — And Earning Real Followers Is for Winners

While the temptation to buy Spotify streams is understandably strong, the low-cost move is most always accompanied by low-quality results – and disastrous consequences. In today’s music landscape, streaming is a key component of every successful artist’s career.  So it’s no surprise that musicians are bombarded with offers to quickly spike their inclusion on playlists. […]

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Rebeat Says Music Distribution Is Out of Date. But What Does ‘Distribution 2.0’ Look Like?

Rebeat COO Christoph Enzinger Digital music distribution is sometimes dismissed as a simple task — even by music industry executives themselves. It’s just a matter of getting music files from point A to point B, with the obligatory metadata and royalty-tracking sprinkled on top. Even Spotify fell for this trap: back in 2018, the company […]

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The Music Fund Has Money for Musicians Who Can’t Tour, But Still Have Streaming Income

Spotify for Artists: just one touchpoint used by The Music Fund to assess upfront cash offers. With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continuing to wreak havoc on live touring, artists are having a particularly difficult time making ends meet. But that’s sparking more innovation from non-touring areas, with players like The Music Fund focusing on ways […]

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Artist Branding Isn’t Selling Out Anymore — But What’s the New Balance?

(clockwise l tor ) Jive PR + Digital co-founder and CEO Lindsay Nahmiache; Songtradr CXO Victoria Wiltshire; branding expert Mike Tunnicliffe. Music licensing and distribution platform Songtradr recently hosted their fourth “Happy Hour” livestream event, Balancing Branding with Artistry. During the hour-long discussion, two prominent branding professionals discussed what artists should – and shouldn’t do as […]