Audio Spotlight

Thursday Jul 2nd, 2015

Stream the 4th of July Edition of Americana World HQ on SXSWfm

Written by Rory Burbeck

America and Americana music seem to go hand-in-hand, a fact that isn’t lost on Americana World Headquarters host Kevin Connor. Monday’s 4th of July edition of his weekly show featured some of the most American tracks you could think of from greats like Bruce Springsteen, Dave Alvin, Jason Isbell and...

Friday Jun 5th, 2015

Audio Recap: How Musicians Get Paid - The View From DC

Written by Rory Burbeck

Many stakeholders in the music business seem to agree that reformed copyright law in the United States is long overdue. But where do we stand on making this happen?

From the viewpoints of key legislators and decision-makers in Washington, D.C., we are making steady progress towards reform but several challenges...

Friday May 29th, 2015

Audio Recap: Why Curation Will Save the Music Industry

Written by Bobby Nall

Listen to the 2015 SXSW Music Conference panel Why Curation Will Save the Music Industry with panelists Scott Cohen (The Orchard), Gary Stewart (Trunkworthy), and Chris Becherer (Rdio) and moderator Tim Stickelbrucks (Saint Elmo's Entertainment) as they discuss the successes, challenges, and future of digital music curation....

Thursday May 14th, 2015

Audio Recap: Public Relations, Public Radio, & Music

Written by Bobby Nall

The sprawling world of public radio in the US can be a challenging entity to pitch your music to. With huge audiences (12-13 million/week!), and wildly eclectic musical tastes represented, the potential for exposure on NPR is fantastic, but according to the insiders here, you really need to tailor your...

Friday May 8th, 2015

Audio Recap: Independent Labels Then & Now at SXSW Music 2015

Written by Rory Burbeck

The landscape for independent record labels has changed quite a bit over the last several decades. An expert team of people with first-hand experience on the topic assembled for a discussion at the 2015 SXSW Music Conference.

The panel - which included Sire Records co-founders Seymour Stein and Richard Gottehrer,...

Thursday Apr 23rd, 2015

Audio Recap: Life Beyond YouTube - Maximizing Your Monetization Opportunities

Written by Bobby Nall

As 2015 brings in the 10th year of YouTube, it’s more important than ever for artists to take charge of their online video presence. But as moderator Ted Cohen (Managing Partner, TAG Strategic) points out, it hasn’t always been a copacetic (and profitable) arrangement between artists, labels, rights holders...