Posts Categorized: Industry Trends

The Meeting Of Minds At Midem 2018


This past week, Cannes opened its arms once again to the global music community as Midem presented its annual conference. With attendees from over 80 countries, discussions were held over the course of four days on the issues we are facing today as well as what’s in store for the future of the music industry. After… Read more »

What Is a Retail Marketing Plan?


The continued growth of recorded music revenue in 2018 is incredibly exciting for our industry and fosters opportunities for labels, managers, and artists to be even more creative when planning their releases. Musicians are touring more than ever, we’ve seen incredible music videos, and publicity remains an ever important part of a comprehensive marketing plan…. Read more »

How Billboard’s Updated Streaming Methodology Will Impact Charts


After announcing potential adjustments to their chart methodology in October 2017, Billboard finalized changes pertaining to how streams are weighted on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard 200 charts, this week. The key takeaway is that plays on paid subscription-based services (such as Apple Music and Amazon Music) or on hybrid paid/ad-supported services (such as Spotify… Read more »

So Much For The Internet Making Things Easier: Why Every Indie Needs A Ninja


Bill Wilson and Laurens Kusters have a long history in independent music. As a founder of Blackout! Records and a current VP of Digital Strategy at The Music Business Association, Bill alongside I Scream Records founder and manager to Sick Of It All, Laurens, developed a brand new resource — Indie.ninja. The site connects independent labels to… Read more »