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Top Music Business Articles This Week – March 21

Top Music Business Articles This Week – March 21

I was traveling most of last week so I wasn’t able to get this out on Friday, but here are the best music business articles I came across last week.

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BILLBOARD’S BRANDING POWER PLAYERS: MEET THE MASTERS OF MARKETING


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INSIDE SOUNDCLOUD, THE MOVE TO REVENUE BEGINS


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A COUNTRY REVOLUTION WITH A LOW-STAKES SOUND


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FALL OF AN EMPIRE: SIX THINGS TO EXPECT IN THE WAKE OF THE SFX CRASH


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KANYE WEST’S “THE LIFE OF PABLO” IS THE FIRST SAAS ALBUM


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MORE COMPANIES SPONSOR PERFORMERS TO BOOST BRANDS


 

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Top Music Business Articles this week – March 12

Every week I read dozens of music business articles. Many of them are announcements about albums, tours, award shows, etc. Some of them contain real value and important information. I’m going to start hand-selecting the best, most informative articles and share them on the blog. Here we go!   CHART-TOPPING ARTISTS SIMPLY WORK HARDER, STUDY FINDS  … Continue Reading

Is Success Based On Luck? How To Improve Your Chances

Is Success Based On Luck? How To Improve Your Chances

As I write this, the Powerball lottery just surpassed $1 Billion in total payout. After daydreaming about what you would do with the money, imagine if there was a way to improve your odds of winning. Other than purchasing a few hundred million tickets, there really isn’t anything you can do. The lottery, by definition,… Continue Reading

How To Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You

How To Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You

What does it take to become world-class? Is it the result of passion? What about sacrifice? What if your passion and interest in something isn’t enough? The music business is dominated by blockbusters. The vast majority of artists are either just getting by, or stuck. In the middle there are some career artists. However, there… Continue Reading

12 Books I Loved In 2015

12 Books I Loved In 2015

As the author Joyce Carol Oates exclaims: “Read widely and without apology. Read what you want to read, not what someone tells you you should read.” Good advice in my opinion. Charlie Munger, the billionaire partner of Warren Buffet states: “I believe in the discipline of mastering the best that other people have figured out.… Continue Reading

Steal This List! 12 Music Partnerships Ideas For Savvy Brands

Steal This List! 12 Music Partnerships Ideas For Savvy Brands

When I started my career in the music industry a decade ago, I never expected to end up as a specialist in brand and music partnerships. I started in artist management and now I work at a talent agency handling brand partnerships for our artist clients. Working with brands is creative and different from other aspects… Continue Reading

The Top 40 Music Industry Social Media Influencers Of 2015

The Top 40 Music Industry Social Media Influencers Of 2015

At Three Sixty Deal, the mission is to serve artists by providing useful and actionable information. For the first time, we’ve compiled a list highlighting The Top 40 Music Industry Social Media Influencers of 2015.   Continue Reading

3 Ways To Find Hidden Opportunities In The Music Business

3 Ways To Find Hidden Opportunities In The Music Business

Recently I joined a number of colleagues at a showcase for a hot, up and coming band. I won’t say who it is, but the venue was packed with music industry executives. I can’t help but think about how many of those shows and showcases I’ve been to over the years. How many of those… Continue Reading

9 Surefire Ways To Get Ignored By Record Labels

9 Surefire Ways To Get Ignored By Record Labels

The music industry will never be the same. In 2000 NSYNC sold 2.4 million copies of their album “No Strings Attached” in the first week. Today, artists like Chance The Rapper are headlining festivals and selling out shows – all without the support of a major label. Succeeding in music without a label is possible, but… Continue Reading

Unconventional Innovation Tips From The Inventor Of Auto-Tune

Unconventional Innovation Tips From The Inventor Of Auto-Tune

If you’ve listened to music in the past 20 years you’ve experienced the work of this inventor. If you appreciate low gas prices, you’ve experienced the work of this inventor. And soon, if you experience an irregular heartbeat, you too will experience the work of this inventor. These days, the word innovation has been watered… Continue Reading