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Eventric’s Master Tour Makes Touring Logistics and Revenue Management Even Easier with v3.0, Currently in Beta Testing

Live events and touring are a key source of revenue for artists, performers, athletes, personalities, and groups of all kinds. Yet the margins on tours are thin and the logistics wickedly complex. Technology and devices like smartphones have seeped into the business, but mass-market software products often don’t serve busy tour teams well.

SaaS company Eventric, the masterminds behind Master Tour, is a crew of former (and sometimes current) road warriors, seasoned tour managers and live event pros who know what touring demands. For over 15+ years, their products have supported the work of more than 125,000 live-event professionals, sweeping away a tangle of spreadsheets, group texts, and other unwieldy and fragmented tracking and messaging systems.

Based on multiple years of feedback from users, the latest version of Master Tour, MT3.0, is more streamlined and powerful in just the right areas. “We’ve worked really hard to pare down the number of clicks or taps needed to ge…

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10 Tips to Become a Better Banjo Player

Banjo is one of the most iconic musical instruments today. It has had a great history and is an elegant stringed instrument that is beautiful and amazing in its sound output as well.

As beautiful and glorious the Banjo is, it is quite a thing to play and master it. Banjo masters are no less than true music artists as the trick of this trade continues to baffle many music players.

If you are a banjo enthusiast, here are a few tips that can help you to become a better banjo player.
1: Be an Active Listener Like most things in our lives, we master what we listen best. With complete attention, listen to your favorite banjo music CD or some TV shows can provide you just the idea of how to make it sound better. If you can get in on some live Banjo sessions and jams, this can be just what you might need as you will be able to have visuals of how they are playing the instrument as well. Plus when you go in live sessions or jams, you will get the opportunity to talk to famous and expert Banjo …

CD Baby and SACM Announce Historic Partnership to Empower Independent Mexican Artists and Composers

CD Baby is proud to announce its recent partnership with SACM, Mexico’s only Performance Rights Organization.
One remarkable benefit to Mexican artists from this alliance is that CD Baby will be offering free standard submissions to all registered SACM members.  SACM is equally honored to recognize CD Baby as their “preferred” and recommended distributor. Representing more than half of all Mexican artists, this is the first time SACM has inked such an agreement.
“Along with renewed hope for the future of their country, Mexican artists are feeling more empowered than ever. They want to learn more, enjoy life and be in charge of their music careers,” says Heli Del Moral, CD Baby’s VP of International Development.”Music artists in Mexico are not only producing more creative and higher quality projects, they are building loyal relationships with their fans and seeking reliable and trustworthy partners to help them manage and grow their music business. They want transparency and flexible op…

Eventric’s Master Tour Makes Touring Logistics and Revenue Management Even Easier with Release of v3.0

Live events and touring are a key source of revenue for artists, performers, athletes, personalities, and groups of all kinds. Yet the margins on tours are thin and the logistics wickedly complex. Technology and devices like smartphones have seeped into the business, but mass-market software products often don’t serve busy tour teams well.

SaaS company Eventric, the masterminds behind Master Tour, is a crew of former (and sometimes current) road warriors, seasoned tour managers and live event pros who know what touring demands. For over 15+ years, their products have supported the work of more than 125,000 live-event professionals, sweeping away a tangle of spreadsheets, group texts, and other unwieldy and fragmented tracking and messaging systems.

Based on multiple years of feedback from users, the latest version of Master Tour, MT3.0, is more streamlined and powerful in just the right areas. “We’ve worked really hard to pare down the number of clicks or taps needed t…

Dubset Enables Distribution of Mixes and Remixes Directly From Music Hardware or Software thanks to Groundbreaking New Dubset API

(NAMM Anaheim, CA January 23, 2019) Dubset is announcing its latest service to shift mix culture from the distribution shadows onto popular subscription streaming platforms: an API that allows remixers and DJs to clear and distribute their mixes instantly in the software and hardware they use to create. (developers.dubset.com)

Creators can record, mix, and get their music to streaming services directly from their preferred equipment or software. Software and hardware partners, for their part, have no publishing or label deals to make, no relationships with Apple or Spotify to navigate, just a seamless submission of mixed content via Dubset.

All remixes and mixes submitted via API run through Dubset’s proprietary MixBANK technology that identifies and clears all parts of the new work. “Once content clears, users are notified by the application of the content’s status, so they know what's going on,” notes Vadim Brenner, Dubset’s SVP Product. “As content is distributed, we can maintain…

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J. Cole’s new #1 hit “Middle Child” is powered by a Tracklib sample

The Swedish sampling service allowed the artist to sample exclusive stems from a 1973 song and to clear the sample instantly and affordably. 

Tracklib is announcing the first major charting hit featuring a sample taken from its extensive library of original music. J. Cole’s “Middle Child” is currently taking US charts by storm and is based on a sample from Reservoir Media Management’s Philly Groove catalog powered by Tracklib. The Swedish company has transformed the way samples are licensed and is built to empower artists and producers to sample easily, legally and cost-effectively.

J. Cole created the track together with multi-platinum producer T-Minus (who’s worked with Drake, Kendrick Lamar, DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Travis Scott, Big Sean and The Weeknd). To get access to exclusive material to sample and get licenses quickly and easily, they turned to Tracklib. On the platform, producers can dig through virtual crates, find gems and in many cases even multi-track versions o…

5 Tips: How do Kids Microphones Work?

Kids microphones work similar to how actual microphones work, but there are a few features that this has that others don’t. Here, we’ll touch on how they work, and some other important features that kids will enjoy from these.
They are like Reverse Loudspeakers Kids microphones are reverse loudspeakers. You probably think of a loudspeaker and then look at a mic and don’t know how in the world you get that from the other. Well, they each have their own capabilities, but they follow a similar pattern.
Essentially, how a kids microphone works are simple. They sing into it, and then, it hits something called a diaphragm. The diaphragm vibrates, creating a reverberation in all of this, and from there, it goes towards the electrical output and puts it out, or in this case, the sound that the microphone can put out for the kid to have. That means, that their voice is what causes it to vibrate, and it’s what makes it shake. it’s pretty remarkable what you can do with one of these, and the …

Globally Local: CD Baby Expands and Regionalises to Better Support Artists in International Markets

CD Baby is announcing several key hires in music’s fastest-growing countries and regions: Latin America, the UK and EU, Canada, and East Asia/Pacific.
In the global music business, all independent music is local. CD Baby’s artist-centered approach means international expansion equals regionalisation, and the independent distributor and artist services company has hired representatives worldwide. These regional specialists will either expand CD Baby’s existing presence in their area, or launch a new regional presence.
“CD Baby is committed to becoming a global leader and to serving independent artists around the world. We need to be present where the artists are, and to provide artists everywhere the ability to get support and access to our services the way our US artists do,” says Heli Del Moral, CD Baby’s VP for International Development. “We feel it is very important to be physically present in these regions. To this end, we are expanding our global team with industry professionals …

DIY in the EU: CD Baby Brings its Positive, Idea-Packed DIY Musician Conference to Valencia, Spain for its Second Edition

CD Baby is once again returning to Spain for its EU edition of the popular DIY Musician Conference (April 6-7, 2019), the only conferences designed to impact self-managed artists’ careers through accurate, actionable ideas and advice. The DIY Musician conference has been called “life-changing,” empowering artists to do what they do better, in ways tailored to their specific needs.
For the price of modest dinner in most European cities (59 Euros), artists can spend two days exploring new approaches to marketing, pr, recording, songwriting, and royalties collection tailored to the EU market. Workshops, inspiring keynotes, special offerings from YouTube and others, and ample networking time offer musicians from all walks of life a chance to learn about the business and art of music making, in a welcoming, positive environment.
The conference will once again take place at Aula Magistral of the prestigious Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía and on the grounds of Berklee College of Music Valencia …

Dubset adds Warner to its clearance catalog

This week, Dubset and Warner have announced an agreement to make Warner’s tracks available on Dubset’s rights clearance catalog for DJs. This means that DJs using the Dubset platform are legally clear to include songs from Warner’s catalog in full-length mixes, and distribute those mixes to streaming services. The original rightsholders are then paid out appropriately.
This deal brings Dubset’s catalog to over 45 million tracks, now with Warner, Sony, and Merlin in their arsenal. Universal is the only Major label still holding out.
“Dubset’s team has worked tirelessly to expand its catalog, giving DJs a broader set of tracks to use in DJ sets that can be distributed to streaming services,” says Stephen White, Dubset’s CEO. “The licensed songs that DJs can include in their mixes has expanded at a blinding rate due in large part to deals signed with Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and Merlin (also known as the fourth major).”

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Show.co, CD Baby’s music marketing platform, offers new marketing tools unavailable elsewhere

Now indie artists can run inexpensive audio and banner ads with precise targeting
Show.co is rolling out new, powerful tools to self-managed artists and independent labels. The marketing magic, once the sole purview of big industry players, is no longer out of reach for working musicians.

Users of the site can now run audio ad campaigns on Spotify, iHeart, and other platforms to reach fans right where they are most likely to engage, while they are listening to music. They can target listeners in a specific city or region with customized 30-second ads. 

Artists can also target potential fans via banner ads on carefully selected sites, from big music destinations like Rolling Stone and CMT.com, to niche blogs, sorted by genre. All starting at the accessible price of $50 for audio ads, and $20 for banner ads.

“We’re really excited about this new set of campaigns,” says CD Baby VP of Marketing, Kevin Breuner, who conducted several test campaigns for his own band using the tools. “A lot of the…