Posts Categorized: Industry Trends

Bilbao BBK Live: Boosting Music & Business in Spain


Spain is one of the countries most affected by the economic crisis. And though many festivals have had to close their doors due to a lack of funding from municipalities, the Bilbao BBK Live Festival, organized by Last Tour International — one of our clients — every summer, has become a clear example of how to be an… Read more »

The Rise of the Emoji & How It Can Work For You


Unless you’ve lived in a cave for the past few years, you should know what an emoji is. Smileys, those mini faces that smile, laugh, cry are emojis but emojis can also be small drawings of nature, food, activities, flags 🍀🍔🎶🇫🇷. Initially created in Japan in 1999 by a engineer from NTT DoCoMo’s i-mode mobile Internet, emojis really… Read more »

Who Has Time to Wait? Direct to Digital Business Thrives


Windows in the Home Entertainment space continue to shrink. Just recently, Paramount announced a deal with AMC Theaters and Cineplex shortening the time from the theatrical release to the home theatre screen. Now, only two weeks after a film’s theatrical run has shrunk down to 300 theaters or less, that film will be released on DVD/digital… Read more »

5 Reasons Compilations Belong on Your Radar


Right now, compilations are more popular than ever before. Just open Spotify’s homepage and you will find a plethora of playlists including “Mellow Beats,” “Creativity Boost,” “The Indie Mix” along with hundreds of others to help get you through your day. How many times have you discovered new music through playlists like these? I know… Read more »

T.G.I. New Music Fridays


Listen up folks, because we just experienced history. Last Friday, July 10th was the first ever global release date for music, and the first of many New Music Fridays. An initiative to standardize national release dates for albums and singles, New Music Fridays have many benefits for us music industry folk, not least of which is… Read more »