Funk band Vulfpeck have worked out a way to make money from Spotify streaming silence – release short clips of silence and ask fans to stream it repeatedly overnight. Could other bands take note? Who says you can’t make money out of Spotify? Certainly not Vulfpeck, a funk band from Ann Arbor, Michigan, who seem to have devised a way to beat the streaming service at its own game. Their new


Sep 2015

Dream Bigger

Success occurs when your dreams get bigger than your excuses.

  Are playlists the best new method of exposure for artists? Like social media, streaming playlists are viral in nature: Add a track to a popular playlist and listeners as well as friends’ listeners will save the song to their playlists. Getting a song onto a hot playlist is most likely to ensure great awareness. Lorde was an unknown New Zealand teenager until Sean Parker, founding President of Facebook, added her

Poisonous relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking you’re worthless… but you’re not worthless, you’re unappreciated. – Steve Maraboli

No surprise — Taylor Swift’s 1989 tour continues to do blockbuster business. Taylor Swift takes her 1989 World Tour back to No. 1 on this week’s roundup of Hot Tours (see list, below) for the third time since hitting the road in the U.S. in May. Fueling this top ranking are $28 million in sales from five shows at three of the tour’s 17 North American stadiums on the tour schedule,

Taylor Swift still has bad blood with Spotify over streaming music dispute The prospect of Taylor Swift and music streaming service Spotify ever evergetting back together looks remote, after Swift negatively compared the company’s response to her withdrawal of her music in 2014 to that of her recent criticism of Apple. “Apple treated me like I was a voice of a creative community that they actually cared about,” Swift told Vanity Fair about the latter

This Song Around The World episode features children performing alongside PFC musicians on the Bobby McFerrin classic, “Don’t Worry Be Happy”. Perfect message and a great song. This video is part of PFC partnership with Okaidi, a children’s clothing line based in France. Playing For Change Foundation is working with Okaidi to launch a music program across 10 primary schools in the Mirpur District of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Okaidi Foundation recently created these schools and

Favorable market trends are helping Warner Music Group right the ship, CEO Stephen Cooper said during Thursday morning’s earnings call for the quarter ended June 30. With growth in streaming and slowing declines in download and physical revenues, “the business looks like it’s stabilizing,” he said. Revenue in the quarter was down just 1 percent excluding the impacts of currency fluctuations but was down 10 percent when the impact of a stronger

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” — Zig Ziglar

Although recent Hunter Hayes music has been available only via digital platforms, his management confirmed to Billboard on Thursday (Aug. 6) that a “physical project” will be headed to retail this fall. On Friday, Hayes is releasing the final two songs of his The Drop campaign on Spotify, centered around current single “21,” and he’s been outspoken about not necessarily following the traditional album-release model. “This music wasn’t created with an album in