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Americana Airplay Chart For Week Of 9.18.17

We're just back from a wonderfully productive Americanafest conference filled with incredible music.  Despite the fact that they must be more tired than I'll ever be, the folks at Americana Music Association Association have compiled this week's Americana chart.  Archive Americana Playlist for week of Monday, September 18, 2017 Rank   Spins 2W LW TW   ARTIST (Stations Playing | Stations Added)  Title Label ...

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Finding Time For Music When You Have A Day Job

Time management is an important and difficult skill for musicians to master, and becomes even more important and challenging when they have another full time job. Here we look at how artists can successfully juggle finding time for music with finding working full time either in or outside the house. _______________________ In this latest from MusicThinkTank, Bree Noble look at how musicians can successfully ...

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Vinyl Pressing Of Beyoncé’s "Lemonade" Gives Canadian Punk Band Zex An Unexpected Boost

After waiting months for the vinyl release of Beyoncé's "Lemonade," fans got quite a surprise. "Uphill Battle", an album by Canadian punk band Zex was pressed on to the lemon-yellow vinyl instead of  Beyoncé's "Lemonade" tracks. ______________________________________________   ZEX “Human error” at the Celebrate Records vinyl plant in Germany, placed  Uphill Battle, an album by punk rockers Zex, on the A sid ...

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Overcoming The ‘Nashville No’

A noted bastion of the music industry, Nashville has become infamous for its 'Nashville no,' a way of allegedly letting down artists more gently when their services are, for whatever reason, not desired. ________________________ Guest post by Daniel Reifsnyder of Soundfly's Flypaper A good friend of mine once said: “They never tell you ‘no’ in Nashville — they just don’t tell you ‘yes.’” While amusing, it’s ...

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Spotify is Beating Apple Music and Here Is Why

Of the two major front-runners in the steaming war,  Spotify and Apple Music, the former appears to be beating out its competition on several fronts. Here we look at some of main reasons for Spotify's growing success over Apple, including its 'bundling' with Hulu. _______________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 At around 65 million, Spotify has more monthly paying customers than any of its ...

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Wonderful Union and The Evolution of VIP Meet & Greets

Ed Meehan, the CEO of Wonderful Union, joins Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on this week's Music Biz podcast.  Over the last 10 years, Wonderful Union has explored new possibilities within the field of fan engagement and community development, VIP ticketing initiatives, fan club management, direct-to-consumer merchandising (DTC) and content promotion in the 40+ international markets Eddie has visited wit ...

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Simple Guide To Setting Up Your First Messenger Bot

With impressively high engagement rates, messenger bots can hugely impact your social media strategy. As traditional channels of social media marketing have grown to become more cumbersome to use, alternative options like chatbots have become more important. ____________________________ Guest post by Veselina Gerova of The Message Messenger bots can make a world of difference for your social media strategy. ...

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Indie Rock Is Thriving On Pandora

[UPDATED] The state of indie rock? Always up for debate. The state of indie rock at Pandora? Never been better, says the music streamer's Glenn Peoples, who took a deep dive into the data. ______________________________________ By Glenn Peoples, Music Insights and Analytics at Pandora Lord Huron, a folky four-piece that weaves rural tradition into the skinny-jeaned sounds of urban America, makes for an exce ...

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8 Advantages Social Media Has Over Traditional Media

While social media may receive a lot of criticism as a marketing tool, with many artists instead touting the virtues of old school methods of promotion, social media still holds a number of advantages over traditional media. Here we look at eight reasons why. _____________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Social media holds quite of number of advantages over traditional media when it comes ...

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Pandora New Music Insights For Week of 9/18/17

Each week Pandora dives into the data to share how new releases are reacting across the music streamer. New releases this week included:  Big & Rich, Björk, Eric Church, Foo Fighters, Gucci Mane, Lorde, Meek Mill, Midland, Montgomery Gentry, Nick Jonas, Nine Inch Nails, Sara Bareilles, Sia, The Killers, Toni Braxton, The Weeknd, Wyclef Jean.   Sam Smith is still making folks cry with his new release “To ...

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