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Why Musicians Need Dedicated Video Chat In 2021

photo: LANDR Video calls became a regular part of everyone’s life this past year. The following comes from LANDR, and proud partner of DMN. With non-essential work deemed too risky to conduct in person, video communication exploded in nearly every industry. BusinessofApps.com reports that videoconferencing newcomer Zoom had over 300 million meeting participants per day […]

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There’s a Little-Known Jackpot of $60 Million In ‘Non-Featured’ Musician Royalties Collected Every Year — Is Some of It Yours?

Photo: Qimono In a quiet, unsuspecting office in Valley Village, California, the year-round staff of 65 people at the AFM & SAG-AFTRA Fund diligently processes more than $60 million annually in artist and musician royalties. And they’re dying to send you a check. Despite the name, the AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund […]

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Yes, Composers Can Make Money In Sports — Meet One of the Top Programmers In the Field

Photo Credit: Thomas Serer A number of artists are scoring paychecks – and potentially career-changing exposure – from film, television, and video-game sync placements. But according to one veteran music supervisor, it’s also possible for creators to make money (and connect with fans) by writing music for sports. Former Sky TV senior music supervisor Justin […]

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Exactuals Pops the Champagne After Crossing $1 Billion In Total Payments Processed

Exactuals has processed over $1 billion in total payments through its PaymentHub product, company officials revealed today. Exactuals announced PaymentHub’s payment-processing accomplishment – and 250 percent year-over-year growth – via a formal release that was emailed to Digital Music News. PaymentHub’s strong performance, the 10-year-old SaaS company and City National Bank subsidiary indicated in the […]

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Bandzoogle Announces Printful Integration, Allowing Artists to Deliver Commission-Free Merch to Fans

Musician-tailored website platform Bandzoogle has partnered with on-demand printing service Printful to help creators seamlessly deliver commission-free merchandise to fans. DMN is proud to have partnered with Bandzoogle to bring you this important announcement. As part of the recently announced integration agreement, Bandzoogle artists can quickly and easily equip their websites with any of Printful’s over 200 […]

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Gibson Announces Joint Venture With Gene Simmons to Develop Electric Guitars & Basses

Gibson has unveiled a joint venture with Gene Simmons to develop electric guitars and basses – as well as “new entertainment content” – under the G² banner. The Nashville-headquartered guitar manufacturer announced its partnership with the Kiss cofounder today, in a formal release that was emailed to Digital Music News. Gibson – which turned in […]

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Sorry, Americans: $600 Second Stimulus Checks Are Now Being Mailed

The government has officially started mailing the $600 second stimulus checks earmarked in the recently passed $892 billion aid package. Since negotiations on a follow-up to the $2.2 trillion CARES Act began earlier this year, Digital Music News has provided regular updates about second stimulus checks. Owing to the far-reaching economic impact of the COVID-19 […]

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Second Stimulus Check Update: Is a $2,000 Check Coming?

Photo Credit: Alexander Mils Here’s everything that we currently know about the second stimulus check, including an answer to the question that many Americans are asking: Is a $2,000 payment on the way? After months of back-and-forth negotiations, Congress last week passed a $2.3 trillion spending and relief package. The lengthy stimulus legislation – which […]