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Five Vectors Raises $1M To Connect New Artists with Gaming

Five Vectors Raises $1M To Connect New Artists with Gaming

Five Vectors, a start-up that works with emerging artists to produce music for gaming audiences has raised $1 million in seed funding, led by BITKRAFT Esports Ventures. BITKRAFT has been on a spree of investments in esports-related projects this year including Strafe’s esports hub, Ready’s esports platform, Tonk Tonk Games’ competitive fighting game, as well as new MMO ...

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Ticketing Exchange Platform Lyte Adds $15M In Funding

Ticketing Exchange Platform Lyte Adds $15M In Funding

San Francisco based ticket exchange platform Lyte has secured $15 million in Series A financing to drive the development of the platform and scale operations. Jackson Square Ventures was joined by Industry Ventures, Accomplice Ventures, and Correlation Ventures to close Lyte’s latest funding round, alongside entertainment and technology industry insiders including Bernie Cahill and Greg Suess’s Activist ...

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Why You Should Focus on Booking Local Gigs

Why You Should Focus on Booking Local Gigs

We all want to move on to big regional, national, or even international tours. But, it’s a mistake to rush into touring too quickly and skip out on booking local gigs. I have always been a believer in starting your career in a central place, like your hometown or a town nearby that would be conducive ...

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Musicians Union Demands Major Increase In Streaming Residuals with SAG-AFTRA Support

Musicians Union Demands Major Increase In Streaming Residuals with SAG-AFTRA Support

Musicians held rallies across the country calling for streaming residuals for music in television and film even as the American Federation of Musicians and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers resumed negotiations this week. "In made-for streaming productions, we get about 25% of what we get from traditional theatrical or TV film production,” said AFM ...

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How To Write A Stand-Out Music Biography, How It Can Help Your Music Career

How To Write A Stand-Out Music Biography, How It Can Help Your Music Career

If you want to make it as an independent artist in the music business, it's important to diversify. One avenue many may not consider is to go into publishing. Not music publishing, but actual publishing of artist bios. Being able to thread the PR needle and craft a well-written bio can do wonders for your career. Guest ...

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10 Types Of Social Media Posts That Incite Engagement

10 Types Of Social Media Posts That Incite Engagement

While building a large following on social media is important to growing you online presence as an artist, engagement is perhaps event more important. Here we look at the ten types of social media postings most likely to lead to engagement. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 When it comes to social media, large follower and ...

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Bridging The Entertainment Gap Between China, The US

Bridging The Entertainment Gap Between China, The US

While music streaming is undeniably a global business, a lot of artists are missing out on certain international revenue opportunities owing to cultural and geographic differences, such as those that exist between the US and China. Fortunately, Far East Global thinks they have a solution to this problem. Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix Music streaming is ...

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Booking The Right Venue For Your Band: What You Must Know

Booking The Right Venue For Your Band: What You Must Know

The success of your music career depends as much on your marketing savvy as it does your skill as a musician, and being able to book a venue that's a good fit for your style of music and level of success is key. Guest post by Dylan Barlett of DIY Musician How to get the gig at a ...

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Music Business Is Being Re-Defined By Generation Z

Music Business Is Being Re-Defined By Generation Z

While for years millennials were the target demographic of most music business marketing, Generation Z has since risen up as the primary stakeholder in the contemporary marketplace, which is in turn reshaping how artists, labels, and companies market themselves. Guest post by Alyssa Golden of the Berklee College Of Music- Music Business Journal Introduction Consumer commerce has long emphasized ...

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New England Conservatory Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Groundbreaking Jazz Department

New England Conservatory Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Groundbreaking Jazz Department

In recognition and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Jazz Studies department and the Jazz Studies program, New England Conservatory is hosting Jazz50, a year- long series of concerts and events. On stage will be the distinguished jazz alumni, faculty, students and special guests offering an incredible array of musical and compositional talent. Performances are to ...