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Addiction, Recovery, The Power of Music: Ricky Byrd’s Clean Getaway [INTERVIEW]

Here Chris Robley sat down to chat with Joan Jett guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ricky Byrd about addiction, recovery, and his non-profit Clean Getaway, which harnesses the power of music as a way of helping addicts. ____________________ Guest post by Chris Robley from CD Baby's DIY Musician Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inductee Ricky Byrd has been clean and sober for thirty years. Over the ...

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Can Music Awards Be Influenced Like The Russians Did To Our U.S. Election?

By this point it appears clearly evident that a number of elections across the world have been altered by an outside influence. It appears there are smaller fish to fry in that department as well, with recent evidence suggesting the 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards were subject to such alterations to the point where the voting had to be shut down. ___________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Musi ...

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WED. BRIEF: MyMusicTaste Adds $11M • Snap Stock -20%, Tips ‘Disruptive’ Redesign • Taylor Swift Release Mania • More

WEDNESDAY 11.8.17 Music Business News From Around The Web  Taylor Swift's team has informed Spotify and other music streamers that they won't be getting her new album "Reputation" when it is released Friday, November 10th, according to multiple sources. Updated continuously under our More News tab ...

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Founding Member Of Jefferson Starship’s Lawsuit Over Name Continues

A federal judge Tuesday refused to dismiss a lawsuit from Jefferson Starship’s former lead guitarist, who wants the group to stop using the rock band’s famous name. U.S. Magistrate Judge Maria Elena James denied a motion to dismiss Craig Chaquico’s second amended complaint. Chaquico sued his former bandmates David Freiberg and Donny Baldwin in April, claiming they are using his likeness and the Jefferson St ...

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Harnessing The Power Of Music To Make Cities Better

While music plays a major role in making cities the vibrant epicenters of culture which they can and should be, few pay much attention to the work which must go into making this happen. Music Cities Convention is looking to alter this, and is taking steps to make music in cities a part of political agendas everywhere. ____________________ In this recent article on MusicThinkTank, William Cook looks at a rec ...

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Morrissey Cancels Concert, This Time Because It Was Too Cold…

Former Smiths frontman Morrissey canceled a scheduled concert in California on Sunday night just moments before he was due to take the stage, apparently because it was too cold.  Morrissey was slated to perform at Vina Robles Amphitheatre in the central California town of Paso Robles on November 5th, but after the show was due to start, venue staff told the crowd that the show had been postponed due to an " ...

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Taylor Swift To Keep New Album Off Streaming For At Least A Week, Still On Track For Biggest Debut Of Year

Taylor Swift will keep her new album off streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music for at least the first week of release, according to multiple sources.  But even without a streaming boost, she is still on track to deliver the biggest debut of the year. ____________________________________   Taylor Swift's team has informed Spotify and other music streamers that they won't be getting her new album "R ...

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Goliath Never Learns: Google Yanks True Parody By Content Creators Coalition

While people are quick to call foul when YouTube issues take-downs on what the creators think are parodies, the video sharing site recently removed a true parody from the creatives at C3, calling out YouTube for its failure to properly compensate artists. _______________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Technology Policy If you’ve ever heard some of the truly muddled gibberish from YouTubers or F ...

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Ujo Attempts Music On The Blockchain A Second Time With: EGO By RAC [Op-Ed]

Blockchain tech's potential for the music industry has long been discussed and debated, but not always acted upon. Ujo Music is one organization which has worked to make blockchain integration an actual reality, and although its first attempt didn't exactly go smoothly, hopes are high for round two. _________________________ Op-ed by David Gerard Nest HQ is a dance music culture site, associated with musici ...

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Is Taylor Swifts’ New Streaming Strategy Smart Or Hypocritical?

As we've reported, Taylor Swift intends to keep her new album off streaming services for at least week after its release this Friday November 10th.  But despite the lack of streams, "Reputation" is on track to become the biggest debut of 2017. Is Swift's new twist on her long standing anti-streaming stance smart business, the height of hypocrisy or a heavy dose of both? ________________________________ Tayl ...

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