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Apply To Perform At SXSW 2018 – Applications Open Today

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SXSW is by far my favorite music industry event. I’ve been honored to join the SXSW community as a mentor for the past three years. One of the many amazing things about SXSW is its hosting hundreds of artists, bands, and ensembles from around the world. Showcasing artists perform at dozens of venues for an entire week bringing together an array of musical experiences for everyone to enjoy, no matter their tastes. I’ve discovered new and up-and-coming artists, experienced interesting musical styles and performances, and have been awed by undiscovered talent.

SXSW organizers also highlight the impact showcasing has on many artists’ careers:

SXSW Showcasing Artists benefit from career changing exposure and publicity provided by the amazing mix of influential participants who attend SXSW every year. Showcasing at SXSW means performing in one of the many venues located in famous downtown Austin for industry reps, media members, and thousands of fans and fellow musicians from all over the world.

If you’ve ever thought about showcasing at SXSW, now is the time to working towards that goal. Today, SXSW Showcasing Artists applications open at SXSW.com. The deadline for early entry is Friday, September 8, 2017.

For full details, visit https://www.sxsw.com/apply-to-participate/showcase-applications/

Who’s Leading The Streaming Pack?

Music Industry Blog

At MIDiA Research we are currently in the final stages of producing the update to our annual landmark report: The State Of The Streaming Nation, a report which compiles every streaming market data point you could possibly need.

In advance of its release in June we want to give you a sneak peak into a couple of the key areas of focus: streaming app usage and major label streaming revenue.

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Subscriber numbers only tell part of the streaming story. They are solid indicators of commercial success, but can often obscure how well a service is doing in terms of engaging its user base. That’s why we track the main music services’ active user bases every quarter. But rather than tracking Monthly Active Users (MAUs), we track Weekly Active Users (WAUs). The MAU metric is past its sell by date. In today’s always on, increasingly mobile digital landscape, doing something just…

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If Only Artists and Managers Had Listened To Us : Spotify Per Stream Rates Keep Dropping

An alarming truth about Spotify royalties…

The Trichordist

We hate to say we told ya so, but… Below is our post from September 2015. Two years ago we predicted the inevitable truth of the all you can eat Spotify subcription model. Like many of our predictionsand proposals (example; windowing titles) we’ve had to wait for the industry to catch up to us. Today, two years later, Digital Music News confirms our prediction.

Read the report from Digital Music News by clicking the headline link here.

Exclusive Report: Spotify Artist Payments Are Declining In 2017, Data Shows | Digital Music News

Our original post from 2015 is below…


Spotify Per Play Rates Continue to Drop (.00408) … More Free Users = Less Money Per Stream #gettherateright

Down, down, down it goes, where it stops nobody knows… The monthly average rate per play on Spotify is currently .00408 for master rights holders.

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48 Months of Spotify Streaming Rates…

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GRAMMY Showcase Call for Entries!

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CALL FOR ENTRIES!

Entry Deadline: April 21, 2017
Showcase: June 8, 2017

CLICK HERE TO ENTER
GRAMMY Showcases have built a successful track record of exposing new emerging talent to industry professionals and fans. This is your opportunity to perform live at the Los Angeles GRAMMY Showcase.

To enter and for a complete list of rules and regulations, click here.
The event is open to unsigned artists and/or artists without major label distribution

I’m Going To Start Trolling My Music Creator Friends, But Not How You’d Think…

I’m going to start trolling my music creator friends.

Not by commenting on their “check out my new release posts.” 

No. 

I’m going to troll them by capturing the royalties that they WILLINGLY leave on the table by refusing to be more proactive when it comes to the business of music.

The independent music community turns its collective back on nearly a billion dollars in unclaimed royalties and unlicensed usage every year from domestic and international sources, despite the fact that artists are generally distributing music wider and further across more varied platforms and apps than ever before.

If you’re going to leave money on the table, I’ll go ahead and pull up a seat and take your share.

Music Subscriptions Passed 100 Million In December. Has The World Changed?

Brief, yet interesting, data-driven analysis on the impact of streaming.

Music Industry Blog

In streaming’s earlier years, when doubts prevailed across the artist, songwriter and label communities, one of the arguments put forward by enthusiasts was that when streaming reached scale everything would make sense. When asked what ‘scale’ meant, the common reply was ‘100 million subscribers’. In December, the streaming market finally hit and passed that milestone, notching up 100.4 million subscribers by the stroke of midnight on the 31st December. It was an impressive end to an impressive year for streaming, but does it mark a change in the music industry, a fundamental change in the way in which streaming works for the music industry’s numerous stakeholders?

Streaming Has Piqued Investors’ Interest

The streaming market was always going to hit the 100 million subscriber mark sometime around now, but by closing out the year with the milestone it was ahead of schedule. This was not however entirely surprising as the…

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Dae Bogan’s New Year 2017 Announcements

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I am excited to share with you some new developments and updates for 2017:
 
– My music rights tech startup, TuneRegistry, will launch version 1.1 with new features in the coming weeks. Learn more at http://www.tuneregistry.com.
 
– I have joined the advisory board of two interesting music industry startups: ethr (ethr is a live feed service, allowing anyone to listen to the same music – friends, influencers, or celebrities are listening to, live, in real time. Learn more at http://www.ethrmusic.com) and Spectrvm (The Spectrvm pack lets you physically feel live music by vibrating the bass frequencies throughout your body in real time. Learn more at http://www.spectrvm.co).
 
– I am an advisor to the founder of FestEvo (Our app centralizes all the tools FestivalGoers need to have their best festival yet.Explore lineups, discover artists, customize schedules #FestivalBetter. Learn more at http://www.featevo.com) on a number of music festival related ventures.
 
– I have co-developed and will co-instruct a class on innovation and entrepreneurship in the music industry to graduate students earning a master of arts degree at CSUN Music Industry Administration.
 
– I will expand my role as Innovation Fellow at the UCLA Center for Music Innovation and I will potentially develop and teach a new course on music industry entrepreneurship at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music for Summer 2017.
 
– I will launch a series of online music business courses and a DIY music business workshop series in Spring 2017.
 
– I will provide business and career mentorship to indie artists and music entrepreneurs, and I will moderate a panel on music rights and metadata at SXSW. If you’re going to SXSW Music, add my panel to your schedule http://schedule.sxsw.com/2017/events/PP62361.
 
– I will organize more gatherings this year for Southern California Music Industry Professionals, a network of music industry professionals that I lead.
 
– I will increase my work with The Recording Academy / The GRAMMYs, specifically in the Advocacy division where we focus on music creator rights and supporting legislation that enhances the livelihood of music creators.
 
– My website www.DaeBoganMusic.com will get a complete design overhaul.
 
Here’s to 2017!
 
Dae Bogan
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