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These Women Are Changing New York’s D.J. Game. Watch Them Work.
Bushwick, Brooklyn, has emerged as the center of New York’s club scene. From the casual-chic string lights and tarps of Nowadays to industrial art spaces like Elsewhere and the new, kitsch-fabulous Sultan Room, there is plenty of music-inspired euphoria to choose from.
And plenty of female D.J.s, deep in the zone, setting the mood.
But these women didn’t appear out of nowhere. Many of them have been part of a grass-roots movement based on collaboration and empowerment that has helped elevate the stature (and pay) of female D.J.s.
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AI IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS NOTHING TO BE SCARED OF – IT’S A STEP TOWARDS AN EXCITING NEW FUTURE.
Artificial Intelligence is becoming big news in the music business, a fact which was recently amplified by TikTok owner Bytedance acquiring UK-based AI Music company, JukeDeck.
Here, Mubert founder and CEO Alexey Kochetkov (pictured) argues why he believes AI is about to usher in an exciting new future for artists, and for those seeking to license their music…
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Let’s Talk About The Western Music Scene & K-Pop
MTV announced the nominees for the 2019 VMAs a few days ago, with Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and Billie Eilish landing among the most-nominated artists. A few months ago, there was rumored talk of MTV making a K-Pop category for their award show. K-Pop stan twitter immediately showed their disdain for this ruling, claiming it was a way to separate K-Pop acts who are performing better than the Western acts into another category.
Lo and behold, it was true. For the first time, the VMAs will also include a “Best K-Pop” category, recognizing songs from artists Blackpink, BTS, EXO, Monsta X, NCT 127 and TXT.
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HOW AMAZON FIRE TV IS HELPING VEVO GROW ITS REACH BEYOND YOUTUBE
Last year, Vevo announced that it was phasing out elements of its owned and operated platforms – just months after its two biggest co-owners, Sony Music and Universal Music Group, inked new global deal with YouTube.
At the same time, it was revealed that – seemingly as part of those Sony and UMG deals – YouTube had won the right to sell some advertising direct on Vevo’s videos.
The suggestion was clear: Vevo’s status as a standalone advertising sales ‘rival’ to YouTube was being deliberately reduced.
However, there is still significantly more to Vevo than its YouTube presence, and the latter company continues to prove it – especially on connected or ‘smart’ TVs, amid the growth of so-called ‘cord cutting’ in the US and beyond.
\ Read more on Music Business Worldwide //
Live Nation admits to helping artists scalp their own tickets to make more money
Live Nation, the promotion company that merged with the ticket-selling platform Ticketmaster in 2010, admitted to Billboard that it had a quiet practice of helping performers sell thousands of tickets on resale sites at higher prices, rather than offering them at face value to fans.
\\ Read more on Vox //