November 2021

Adele Lands Highest Selling First Week Album In Australia Since 2017

Adele continues to break records, with her just-released fourth album 30 earning the highest selling first week for any album in Australia since 2017. Her first album since 2015’s 25, 30 debuted atop the ARIA Albums Chart with lead single ‘Easy On Me’ simultaneously topping the ARIA Singles Chart. Nine other songs from 30 also debuted in the singles chart, with […]

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States on target to open up live music despite Omicron concerns

The new COVID-19 “Omicron” variant has the potential to put the spanner in the plans to open everything up in Australia. The fears have been summed up by this article: States on target to open up live music despite Omicron It states… Has the Australian live sector’s confidence of a mini-boom heading into summer been […]

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Why Doing The Work Is The Only Way To Succeed As A Musician

Succeeding in music is a frustratingly vague thing to wrap your mind around because it means something different to every music-maker. For some, success might be the idea of transforming into a mega popstar overnight and earning enough money to buy an island. For others, success means making music audiences love and being praised by […]

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The Pros and Cons of Releasing New Music Midweek

Sometimes in the entertainment world, breaking from the norm can be a good thing. In fact, it usually is… though there are calendars and structures in place that are very tough to fight, and doing so can come with just as many drawbacks as benefits. Just in case you were wondering… Source: The Pros and […]

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How to Make a Professional EPK for Musicians

One of the things that every songwriter/musician/artist needs is up-to-date promotional materials to further their career. One of the best promo assets to have is an EPK. This article on Performer Mag demonstrates the essential components of an EPK. “What is an EPK?” I hear you ask. Well the article describes an EPK as… … […]

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Spotify acquires Findaway to “revolutionize the audiobook space”

Spotify has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire audiobook distribution company Findaway. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.According to a media statement, Spotify and Findaway “will accelerate” the music streaming company’s entry into the “rapidly growing audiobooks industry”, currently dominated by the likes of Audible, which was acquired by Amazon for $300 […]

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4 Music Marketing Methods That Are Rewarding and Effective

Music promotion is simply offering your music to people as the valuable thing it is. These four methods for engaging with your fans will strengthen your connection with them. And you’ll still feel like the good person you are. These four music marketing methods mentioned in this article are different, outside of the box ways to […]

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Taylor Swift Shakes Up Music Industry With Remakes | Kings of A&R

Taylor Swift has shaken up the music industry with the Rerecording of her 2012 album Red. After Scooter Braun bought her master recordings, Swift made a promise to rerecord her hit albums in attempt to “stick it” to her betrayers. People never actually thought she would follow through with the effort. There was hope that […]

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The Rise And Rise Of Virtual Acts

Virtual music acts – complete with cartoon-like identities and huge social media followings – come without the trappings of human fame. No egos. No ill-health. No certainty of death. But what’s the appeal for music consumers and fans? And are they a long-term viable option for the recorded music industry?  I’ve got to be honest […]

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Singapore’s BandLab acquires DIY artist services platform ReverbNation

Music making platform BandLab has acquired ReverbNation from parent company, eMinor, Inc. The deal is effective immediately. Hmmm, I wonder what this is going to mean for the many thousands of musicians on ReverbNation. Maybe BandLab will stop all of the annoying pay-to-play spammy adverts that ReverbNation inflicted on its subscribers. Source: Singapore’s BandLab acquires […]

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