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Taylor Swift Announces "Reputation" Global Concert Tour

Taylor Swift's new release "Reputation" is on track for a BIG debut week, predicted to be around 1.5 million units. The hugely popular singer is also going BIG with her global album support tour which will begin on May 8th in Glendale, AZ.  Here are all the "Reputation" tour cities, as well as, pre-sale and on-sale details: The full tour announcement: NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The first round ...

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Thor Tops Movie Box Office For Second Weekend, Orient Express #2

Disney's superhero blockbuster "Thor: Ragnarok" held the top spot in the box office, both in the U.S. and internationally, generating estimated revenues of $56.6M domestically and $132.5M worldwide in its 2nd week of general release. The weekend's returns brings the movie's global total above $650 million, surpassing first entry in the Thor franchise and within arm's reach of passing the sequel.  Also makin ...

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Regulators Raid UK Offices Of Stubhub, Viagogo

British regulators raided the offices of two of the leading players in the UK secondary ticketing industry on Thursday as part of an investigation into suspected violations of consumer law. According to the Guardian, Officials from the Competition and Markets Authority raided the offices of Viagogo and StubHub and were seeking information about the two companies' relationship with prominent ticket resellers ...

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Broker Genius Raises $15M For Dynamis Ticket Pricing

New York based Broker Genius, developers of dynamic ticket pricing technology has secured a $15 million Series A round of funding from Boston-based growth equity firm Volition Capital. Broker Genius offers pricing automation technology in the live event secondary market. The travel industry uses similar technology to price flights and hotels rooms. To date, Broker Genius technology has priced over $2 billio ...

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‘Tis The Season, But Are Holiday Albums Profitable?

With November well under way, the sleigh bells are already ringing out, and holiday classics will soon dominate the airwaves, but for all the music played around the holidays, is releasing new holiday music really that profitable for the creator? _______________________ In this recent post to MusicThinkTank, Andrea Balogun looks into whether or not the numerous holiday releases and concerts done by artists ...

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Taylor Swift Announces "Reputation" Global Concert Tour

Taylor Swift's new release "Reputation" is on track for a BIG debut week, predicted to be around 1.5 million units. The hugely popular singer is also going BIG with her global album support tour which will begin on May 8th in Glendale, AZ.  Here are all the "Reputation" tour cities, as well as, pre-sale and on-sale details: The full tour announcement: NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The first round ...

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How And Why To Make Your Band An LLC

The simplest kind of business entity, registering your band as an Limited Liability Corporation can offer a number of advantages, both when it comes to taxes and if your band should ever be sued. It's a litigious world out there, after all. _________________ Guest post by Peter Vaughan Shaving of CASH Music WHAT IS A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY? A Limited Liability Company (“LLC”) is the most simple kind of b ...

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Taylor Swift Using Dubious Trademark Registrations To Put An End To Sales Of Fan-Made Goods

In an effort to capture maximum Swift Dollars, the popular singer's legal team has been outdoing themselves by attempting to  to copyright multiple key phrases from Taylor Swift's lyrics, and "swiftly" bringing down the hammer on any unlicensed fan made goods which feature them. __________________________ Guest post by Tim Cushing of Techdirt Oh, to be a lawyer retained by Taylor Swift™ -- free of concerns ...

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Mixcloud Rethinks Online Radio For Listeners, Curators and Musicians

Nico Perez, co-founder of Mixcloud, joins co-hosts Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on this week's Hypebot Music Biz Weekly podcast. They discuss how musicians can use Mixcloud to promote their music. Mixcloud is a digital audio streaming platform rethinking radio for listeners, curators, and brands alike. Mixcloud works to connect listeners with new music and ideas through radio shows, DJ mixes and Podcas ...

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Keynote Q&A With WME’s Marc Geiger At This Year’s IEBA Conference

Here we look at a recent Q&A with American music executive and co-founder of Lollapalooza Marc Geiger who shared his message on the importance of eliminating consumer frustration, and smoothing out the process of getting music into the hands of said consumers. ____________________________ Guest post from IEBA’s 47th Annual Conference in October of this year William Morris Endeavor's head of music Marc G ...

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