Music marketing and music business topics and discussions. Featuring The Music Biz Weekly podcast with Michael Brandvold. Discussions for the DIY artist. Topics include music licensing, Facebook marketing, Twitter marketing, email marketing, website development, finding fans online, selling your music, selling merchandise and much, much more.
Ep. 462 The Straightforward Guide to the Music Biz with Author and Lawyer Kamal Moo
Lawyer and author Kamal Moo joins us to discuss his book The Straightforward Guide to the Music Biz. What some things artists should look for in contracts? What can you expect to see change in contracts due to COVID? Kamal received his degree in Music Industry from USC, then attended Southwestern Law School, where he […]
Ep. 461 Reimagining Old Models During COVID with Cameron Almasi from Inertia Management
Reimagining Old Models During COVID with Cameron Almasi from Inertia Management Cameron Almasi is a music entrepreneur, concert promoter and artist manager, who began his career nearly a decade ago as a teenager promoting shows across the greater SF Bay Area. Cameron recently spoke with Pollstar for their “Voices of Live” series about an article […]
Ep. 460 WithTheBand.co the Next Generation of Artist Fan Clubs Called Fan Crews
Sarah Beth Perry joins to discuss WithTheBand.co With the Band is revolutionizing fan engagement by putting community first. We’ve been creating connections among fans and their favorite artists through fan projects, and we’ll soon be launching Fan Crews – our modern day version of a fan club. Our vision is to be the premiere fan […]
Ep. 459 New York Opens Up Arenas and Stadiums and Two New Networks Clubhouse and Lunchclub
New York Opens Up Arenas and Stadiums and Two New Networks Clubhouse and Lunchclub This week we start by talking about the announcement that New York will allow arenas and stadiums to reopen, at 10% capacity. Then we move onto two new social networks… Clubhouse and Lunchclub. For help contact our support team at: email@example.com […]
Ep. 458 Amuse – Innovating Distribution with Services Like Fast Forward and Amuse Pro
Ep. 457 The Mechanical Licensing Collective Collects Royalties from Streaming and Download Services
We are joined by Kris Ahrend from The Mechanical Licensing Collective. The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) is a nonprofit organization designated by the U.S. Copyright Office pursuant to the historic Music Modernization Act of 2018. In January 2021, The MLC began administering blanket mechanical licenses to eligible streaming and download services (digital service providers […]
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Keeping Up with the Times
The music industry is rapidly changing and Music Biz Weekly keeps up with the twists and turns. Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert talk with people inside the fast-growing music streaming businesses to help cut through the bluster heard by artists and executives to get at how it all really works. Much thought goes into discussing why certain artists’ royalties are unusually low despite high numbers of streams. Hint: if you’re a signed artist, you might want to read the fine print of what your record label is taking from the streaming royalties!