Tag Archives: Industry

Songkick shutting down; Facebook now scans Bandsintown for events

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Songkick “will bow to pressure from Live Nation and Ticketmaster and complete the shutdown of all ticketing operations,“ its founder said in a statement. Facebook is now also officially scanning Bandsintown for concert listings.

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meet music supervisors at Brooklyn Public Library, where Laura Jane Grace is also playing “Genderful!”

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Learn how music gets picked for movies, TV shows, video games and commercials. BrooklynVegan is presenting a panel-discussion called “Sounds on the Screen: A Behind the Scenes Look at Music SupervisionL” which will be hosted by Dave Hill (who also knows a thing or two about the topic)…

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The Village Voice just published its last print edition (Dylan’s on the cover)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 9/20 issue of The Village Voice came out today — it’s the last-ever print edition of the iconic NYC weekly which was founded in 1955. Bob Dylan’s on the cover, offering a farewell salute…

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SiriusXM bought a $480 million stake in Pandora

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Not only did Eventbrite buy Ticketfly from Pandora, SiriusXM has bought a $480 million stake in Pandora. This gives Sirius XM around 16% ownership of Pandora…

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NPR asks why Italian band were deported ++ more SXSW bands have been denied U.S. entry this year

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Last Friday, we read about the horrible ordeal Italian band Soviet Soviet went through while trying to enter the United States to play SXSW and some other shows. NPR looked more closely at the issue to find answers…

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de Blasio administration releases report on NYC music industry, finds small venues to be at risk

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“The reasons for these closures—the rising real estate prices, zoning pressures, increasing operating costs and financial risks, noise complaints, and licensing problems that small venue owners face—are, if anything, more acute and more worrisome today.”

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Spin, Vibe & Stereogum sold to Billboard/Hollywood Reporter

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group will be able to fully capture the value of millennials and music, and continue to strengthen its leadership position in this critical arena.” – Media Group co-president John Amato.

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President Obama signs anti-scalping BOTS Act into law

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Better Online Ticket Sales Act, whose acronym is cleverly BOTS, and will “prohibit the circumvention of control measures used by Internet ticket sellers to ensure equitable consumer access to tickets for certain events.”

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Gov. Cuomo vetoes NY State tax credit bill designed to boost music production

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“In his veto, [Gov. Cuomo] pointed out that he was very supportive of the [music] industry he just didn’t know how it would be paid for”…

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Madison Square Garden, Radio City & more hit by credit card data breach

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The breach affected cards used for food, drinks and merch at five of their venues, but not ticketing or online sales.

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CMJ CEO releases statement about the state of CMJ

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“A little patience and a whole lot less wild and unsubstantiated speculation is what we need right now. CMJ will continue as an innovative force and a strong presence going forward. We’ll share more about our 2016 and 2017 program soon.” — CMJ CEO Adam Klein

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The Ramones, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed & more in new documentary about music biz legend Danny Fields

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

If HBO’s tone-deaf series Vinyl left you cold but wanting to learn more about the NYC music scene of the ’70s, you may want to keep an eye out for new documentary Danny Says which is about legendary music biz figure Danny Fields, who helped the careers of The Ramones, Iggy Pop, The Doors, The Velvet Underground, MC5 and more.

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Ticketmaster posts initial lists of concerts available for free vouchers

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

No voucher-accepted shows in NYC, but lots of NJ amphitheater shows for acts like Steely Dan, Hall & Oats, and more.

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Ticketmaster giving away millions of free tickets as part of lawsuit settlement over service fees

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

If you’ve thought Ticketmaster’s wide array of service fees and handling charges have been exorbitant over the years, you are not alone. A $400 million class-action lawsuit that dates back to 1999 was settled last month, and Ticketmaster is compensating its customers in the form of free tickets.

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