Music Festivals Hit Hard by Coronavirus: This Startup Has the Data

With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc across the world, music festivals are announcing cancellations or postponing dates on a daily basis. This puts economic strain on not only the performing artists, event organizers, and the teams involved, but also on anyone with flights, hotels, and festival tickets already booked and paid for months in advance, now struggling to get info in time to get their bookings refunded.

To help everyone stay on top of things, Slovenia-based music data company Viberate has put together a comprehensive list at www.sickfestivals.com, updated daily. Continue reading Music Festivals Hit Hard by Coronavirus: This Startup Has the Data

Dance Needs Data: Viberate Demonstrates Big Data’s Power via IDMA Nominations, at WMC

Viberate is bringing data-driven insights and a better approach to award nominations to Miami this month, as part of Winter Music Conference.

First, the live music data platform has surfaced nominees for the WMC’s high-profile International Dance Music Awards (IDMA), with the final award going to the nominee who receives the most votes. Viberate will also be hosting a panel on the WMC Main Stage with media and industry voices addressing the importance of data for live music and festivals. Continue reading Dance Needs Data: Viberate Demonstrates Big Data’s Power via IDMA Nominations, at WMC

Bandsintown’s Artist Year in Review Reveals the Power of Live Music Data

To celebrate a record year of growth with 55m registered users, and 530,000 artists sending fans to 2.5m events in 2019, live music discovery platform Bandsintown is offering its artists an Artist Year in Review for the first time.

The Year in Review gives a snapshot of 2019, aggregating their live performance, fan response, ticketing information and creating a powerful window into their career and fanbase. Continue reading Bandsintown’s Artist Year in Review Reveals the Power of Live Music Data

Soundcharts Debuts Mentions Lab, a Real-Time Media Monitoring Tool

Soundcharts, one of the world’s leading music analytics platforms, has announced its biggest product update since launching in 2016. A new feature called Mentions is now available for music industry professionals, which allows for global media and web monitoring of artists. Mentions will help to spot local promotional opportunities, identify niche genre publications, and influence marketing strategies accordingly.

The new feature has been designed to better equip music industry professionals; everyone from artist managers, A&Rs, agents, PRs and labels, through to artists themselves, with a cost-effective tool which brings all vital insights into one platform – saving both time and money. Continue reading Soundcharts Debuts Mentions Lab, a Real-Time Media Monitoring Tool

Intercept Music Debuts Globally, Offers Tools for Artists to Get Noticed

Music industry vet Ralph Tashjian announced today a partnership with Seattle-based technologies investor, entrepreneur and software engineer Tod Turner to form Intercept Music, a software suite for artists to grow their brands and get their music noticed in the crowded marketplace of streaming and digital downloads. Continue reading Intercept Music Debuts Globally, Offers Tools for Artists to Get Noticed

VNUE Announces Deal with Radio Operations International

VNUE announced today that it has signed its first radio monitoring agreement utilizing its patent-pending Soundstr technology, with Radio Operations International. The deal will utilize the tech to provide accurate music play reporting to reduce licensing costs to radio stations, and also to increase transparency to all stakeholders.

VNUE’s Soundstr is an innovative hardware and cloud computing solution that will not only help bars, restaurants and venues to reduce licensing costs, but also radio stations, many of whom pay far more than their fair share for blanket music licenses. Continue reading VNUE Announces Deal with Radio Operations International

TuneGO Partners with Priority Records

TuneGO has announced a partnership with Priority Records. The label, responsible for launching the careers of Eazy-E, N.W.A., Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and many others, will provide distribution for TuneGO content in the United States and its parent company, Universal Music Group will handle the global market.

“This is exactly what we have planned from the beginning for TuneGO and TuneGO Music Group,” John Kohl, co-founder and CEO, TuneGO, said. Continue reading TuneGO Partners with Priority Records