Posts Categorized: Industry Trends

NARM and Become The Music Business Association and Brad Navin Appointed to Board

It’s official: as of Monday October 7th, the trade organization National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) and its digital industry counterpart will be known as the Music Business Association ( The association launches this re-brand in hopes that it can provide a more clear and straightforward organizational structure that will improve cross-industry support and embrace the… Read more »

Now That’s What I Call A Compilation

Who doesn’t love a great mixtape? A collection of handpicked songs that represent the best of the best of whatever genre, activity, theme, emotion, season, holiday, or mood those songs embody. And while many music lovers may say that compilations erode the value of the album, it cannot be refuted that compilations provide tremendous value… Read more »

Why You Should Submit Your Music for the Independent Music Awards

Festival season is slowly ending, and ready to replace it gladly is awards season. Among these are the Independent Music Awards, which are now gearing up for their 13th annual ceremony. Submissions are being accepted now through October 11th, and as an exclusive partner, we’ve secured 2-for-1 discounts for our clients to submit. Check your… Read more »

Don’t Miss A Thing with Spotify Connect

Spotify has done it again and moved the needle to awesome on the Neat Stuff Scale. With the launch of Spotify Connect, premium subscribers can listen to their music anywhere. Spotify Connect provides a wireless music solution which allows users to send and receive audio across Spotify-enabled devices including your iPhone, iPad and select home audio… Read more »

Spotify Is Not a Streaming Service

Spotify is a subscription service. And subscriptions are where the money is. Here are some reasons why we think you should put your music on them. In 2012, the average yearly spend on recorded music per person in the U.S. was only $43.33 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. A Spotify or similar subscription is $9.99… Read more »