Industry News Roundup // 07.21

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These are the Highest Grossing Tours of 2017

Don’t you ever wonder how much your favorite stars make whenever they go on tour? Well, now you can find out; Pollstar has come out with their list of the top grossing tours in 2017.

\\ Via Noiseprn //


Forget About Fake Artists – It’s Time to Talk About Fake Streams

I’ve got a confession to make. I’m a fake artist.

One afternoon, about a decade ago, I started nobbing about on GarageBand. Made a scratchy demo. It wasn’t very good.

Last month, thinking nothing of it, I uploaded that demo to Spotify, via Tunecore.

\\ Via Music Business Worldwide //


Chester Bennington’s Career in Photos: A Timeline

RIP Chester Bennington.

\\ Via Billboard //


How SoundCloud’s Broken Business Model Drove Artists Away

In December 2012, as part of a major redesign, SoundCloud introduced a feature called the repost. Similar to Tumblr’s reblog or Twitter’s retweet, reposts were designed as a way to help new music spread virally. But from the start, artists abused the feature by constantly reposting their own tracks, pushing them back to the top of their followers’ feeds every few days. Artist collectives made agreements to repost one another’s songs, and eventually, a popular music blog was caught selling “slingshot” packages that included paid reposts. Fans and artists alike loudly complained — but SoundCloud, which was busy fighting an existential threat from major record labels, didn’t address the abuse for nearly three years.

\\ Via The Verge //


Vevo’s new Watch Party Live is Twitch meets Turntable.fm for music artists

Fans can watch an artist-curated music video playlist.

\\ Via The Verge //

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