Facebook’s new Mentions app is only for verified accounts
Stars in the US, including musicians, now have their very own app from Facebook. Launched yesterday for iOS, Facebook Mentions is described as “a new app for actors, athletes, musicians and other influencers to discover...
July 18, 2014
More musicians add their voices to US net neutrality debate
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking lots of flak for its net neutrality proposals, with critics arguing against its proposals to allow ISPs to charge digital media companies for smooth access to their...
July 10, 2014
How much Anssi Kela earned from a hit song’s sales, streams and radio spins
Finnish musician Anssi Kela has revealed some figures from 2013 on royalties for his song Levoton tyttö across various digital services. Published as a blog post on Finnish performing rights society Teosto, it breaks down...
July 7, 2014
The intriguing story behind SoundCloud smash ‘OctaHate’
Ryn Weaver is new to us, but it turns out she’s new to pretty much everyone, even though her new track ‘OctaHate’ is proving to be a big hit on SoundCloud. Mic has the intriguing story behind the song, which turns out...
July 4, 2014
Imogen Heap says she’ll press on with Mi.Mu gloves even if Kickstarter fails
Last month, we wondered if musician Imogen Heap was on course for an embarrassing Kickstarter flop, after raising £70k of a £200k target for her Mi.Mu music-making techno-gloves with 11 days to go to the deadline. It’s...
July 2, 2014
Jared Leto talks streaming: ‘Artists are getting the short end of the stick’
The latest musician to speak out about streaming music is Jared Leto, and if you’ve seen the ‘Artifact’ documentary about his band’s legal battles with EMI, you’ll be unsurprised to hear that...
July 1, 2014
UK IP adviser Mike Weatherley publishes report on ad-sponsored piracy
Some musicians and music rightsholders – notably David Lowery in the US – have been talking about ‘ad-sponsored piracy’, the ads (often from big brands) that provide an income for filesharing sites, for a...
June 26, 2014
Audiam raises $500k for YouTube optimisation business
Audiam is the new company of TuneCore founders Jeff Price and Peter Wells, aiming to help musicians make more money from their YouTube channels.
August 5, 2013
Shoutabl combines commerce and social networking for musicians
Shoutabl is the latest 'social network for artists', founded by two former executives at news site Huffington Post
August 5, 2013
UMG teams with Russell Simmons for YouTube music label
Universal Music Group is working with hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons on a new label that will focus on signing, developing and promoting musicians on YouTube.
July 24, 2013
Giggem helps bands audition musicians online
Turkish service Giggem is one of a growing number of websites trying to connect music industry pros, including musicians, with a B2B social network.
July 17, 2013
Google+ steps up live concert streaming offer with Studio Mode
Google+ has launched a new Studio Mode for its Hangouts On Air service, in a move that suggests it wants to become the default choice for musicians to stream their live shows. The new mode lets users optimise the sound quality...
August 14, 2012