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Latest Kemper Profiler Version Introduces New Delay Effects

The latest version of the Kemper Profiler, OS 5.1, introduced an array of advanced, comprehensive delay effects. The Kemper approach to delay effects is quite different from what guitarists are accustomed to. There is no dedicated Reverse Delay, Tape Delay or Ducking Delay. Kemper decided that it simply makes no sense splitting crucial tone design features into separate delay types. Instead, Kemper equipped ...

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IFPI Numbers Show How The Music Industry Is Getting Healthy Again

A recent revue by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has given further support that the music business is bouncing back, show its first double-digit uptick in twenty years, something for which we have streaming to thank. __________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 The annual IFPI revue of the music business confirms what all the other studies have shown – that ...

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Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act Passes Congress Overwhelming

HR 1695, the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act, has passed the U.S. House of Representatives on a roll call vote with 378 for and 48 against. Little opposition is expected in the Republican controlled Senate and President Trump is expected to sign the law. The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act reframes the Office of Copyrights as an independent agency. Currently i ...

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Nominees A2IM’s Indie Music Libera Awards Announced [FULL LIST]

Indie label trade association, the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), announced the nominees for its 6th annual Libera Awards. Created by and for the Independent label community, the Libera Awards – name adapted from the Latin word for freedom – is part of A2IM’s Indie Week in New York City. Nominees are voted for by members of the U.S. independent music community and the name Libera comes fr ...

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TuneCore Launches SocialPro Social Media Management App, Free Educational Resources

TuneCore today launched TuneCore Social Pro, a social media management platform that enables artists to manage their social media activity and distribution sales in a single app and dashboard. ______________________________________ [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifHhLYPhBGY?feature=oembed] TuneCore's newly launched SocialPro offers a mobile app and dashboard to help musicians manage social media a ...

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Simple Growth Hacks Necessary For Building A Solid Music Career

While many budding artists work for success in the music industry, they frequently struggle to get their careers off the ground. Here we cover several simple growth hacks ranging from how to develop your band to properly investing in your career. ____________________________ In this fresh piece of career advice from MusicThinkTank,  Mylène Besançon explains five simple growth hack that can help you take you ...

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Instagram Growth Accelerates Past 700 Million Users

Instagram now has more than 700 million monthly users, up 200% in two years actives in two years. It took just four months to add these last 100 million. Adding the previous 100 million users tooks 6 months. ____________________________________ Instagram's meteoric growth to 700 million users has been fueled in large part by Stories and other innovations copied from Snapchat. Instagram Stories users passed ...

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Streaming Income For TuneCore Artists grew 85% Last Year

New stats from TuneCore, shared as part of its launch today of SocialPro, show another year of sustained growth, with artist revenue up 32% to $188 million in 2016. Like the rest of the industry, streaming drove the revneue increase. Streaming revenue for TuneCore artists was up 85% with top streaming stores including Apple Music, Tidal, Spotify and Google Play. Publishing revenue for TuneCore artists was u ...

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How Kendrick Lamar Achieves Mainstream Appeal Using A Complex, Innovative Approach

In this piece we take an in depth look at how Kendrick Lamar is able to craft tracks which have achieved such prominent mainstream appeal, while still remaining deeply personal and specific to Lamar's personal experiences. ___________________________ Guest post by Sam Friedman of Soundfly's Flypaper One of Kendrick Lamar’s greatest benedictions as an artist is his ability to connect, which, on the surface, ...

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How To Convert More Interested Fans Into Attendees Using Bandsintown

In this day and age, music fans expect to receive information about tours and shows, not to have to seek it out. Here we explore how artists can use Bandsintown in conjunction with streaming services to encourage fans to purchase tickets to their next show. ________________________ Guest post by Dana Tom of Eventbrite Picture a potential ticket-buyer for your next show. She’s listening to a band on Spotify ...

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