New York state bans all ticketed events, effectively cancelling all live music gigs

After some venues re-opened their doors, new coronavirus guidelines have forced the doors of New York’s bars and restaurants offering live music to close. All bars and restaurants in New York state offering any live…

In an open letter to Bezos, musicians demand to know why Twitch doesn’t license music

The Artist Rights Alliance (ARA) wants Amazon-owned livestreaming service Twitch to account for why it doesn’t licence music on the platform. After testifying in Congress, Jeff Bezos was asked if Twitch pays artists royalties. He…

Top 10 most popular musicians on TikTok

Social media platform TikTok is home to many rising singers and well established musicians looking to engage with fans online. Here’s a list of the top 10 most followed accounts from musicians on TikTok. 1….

3 Scams That Target Musicians (Video)

Benn Jordan from Benn and Gear goes through three common scams targeted at beginning musicians. Pay-to-play, the lazy publisher and pitch for pay are covered in this video. Make sure you’re all clued up on…

Musicians’ Union calls for extension to UK Government support schemes for musicians

With COVID-19 cancelling live events and negatively impacting musicians incomes, Musicians’ Union’s General Secretary Horace Trubridge calls for more financial support and a review into streaming models. UK Parliament’s Culture, Media And Sport Select Committee held…

Discover music from every country with MusicMap

MusicMap presents an interactive map, full of artists from around the world, with an easy way to listen to their music and learn more about them. Simply click a continent, then country, or search and…

Instagram introduce effects that move to the music

Instagram’s new AR Music tool allows designers to get creative and musicians to promote their music in new ways. Instagram are adding tools within their Spark AR app to help designers create filters in Instagram…

5 tips to engage with fans on SoundCloud and beyond

Engaging with your fans is crucial to building a following and right now it can be more important than ever. It’s hard to connect with your fans when both you and them are stuck at…

Spotify’s new ‘Directory’ is here to help artists with COVID issues and much more

Spotify have launched a brand new hub to bring together all of the helpful links for artists they can with a focus on the current uncertainty in many’s lives. Over the last two months (has it really only been that long?)…

Apple Music is now streaming audiobooks

Apple Music are keeping podcasts separate from their music streaming service but audiobooks could be a game-changer. Apple Music have added 13 audiobooks free to stream for Apple Music subscribers in the US. The limited…