Marching To The Beat

Quick reminder that next Thursday we’ll be gathering at The Gibson New York Showroom for our October meetup.
The theme for the evening is “Marching To Your Own Beat.” Whether it’s an EDM beat created in Looplabs, or a drum beat created using Sensory Percussion, Marching To Your Own Beat is about being creative and pushing boundaries. It’s about initiative, and NewMusicUSA is going to share with us how they’re empowering the whole music community to take that next step. It’s about telling new stories, in new ways, and Triller is doing just that. And Marching To Your Own Beat is about discovery and realizing that we’re not alone, and is rethinking the way music brings us together when we’re together. So let’s get together!
We hope you’ll join us. There will music by the duo Sunshine and The Rain. AND a special drum session by Ian Chang of Son Lux as part of the demo.
+ Dub Pies and Bronx Brewery Beer. Big thanks to Gibson for hosting us!
RSVP and see you then!
$17 adv
$20 door

tuneteams add great new licensing service


tuneteams, founded by Ian Henderson, is an awesome new company that demoed last year at our meetup. You can watch the archive here It is an online, B2B marketplace for exclusive recording licenses, publishing and sub-publishing deals. Basically they help labels and publishers build international businesses and find new music to license. And it’s a great service for artists looking to expand their reach. You can submit music for free and if you find a deal, Tuneteams will take a 7% commission on a deal’s advance.

Check it out at and create an auction for your song or album that you think has international sales potential. Also create a free profile and network with labels, publishers, managers and other industry professionals from all over the world.

Here’s a great video to learn more:

Bandsintown Introduces Self-Serve Concert Promotion Ad Solution

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This month Bandsintown opened its self-service platform to all event promoters and reduced the required minimum spend to $150 – or 3,000 emails – in order to serve those with small or medium-sized budgets.

Bandsintown’s email campaigns are highly targeted and optimized to reach the right fan, in the right location, at the right time — leading to some of the highest email open rates and clickthrough rates in the music marketing business. The platform gives promoters a cost-effective way to leverage Bandsintown’s brand and reach. With new self-serve advertising tools, you are in control of your messaging and can design any campaign that fits your budget.

Simply follow these 3 easy steps to create your first campaign:

  • Step 1: Go to and register for a free account.
  • Step 2: Select artists whose fans you would like to reach and their location.
  • Step 3: Build and submit your email creative for review

Put your event in front of millions concert-goers at the perfect moment in time with Bandsintown Promoter!

Spotify Unveils New Tool To Reward Adventurous Listeners

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Another way of analyzing listening habits.

Spotify’s latest feature, “Found Them First,” allows listeners to discover if they are early adopters when it comes to new artists. The tool will scan your listening history to see if you were in the top 15% of the population listening to a “breakout” singer. 

Find out who you’ve Found First HERE!

Spotify is Launching its Counterattack on Apple Music

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Especially in light of its recently surge in trial memberships, Apple Music’s status as would-be Spotify killer seems more justified than ever. Competing against the likes of Apple poses problems for even some of the world’s largest and well-funded companies.

However, Spotify remains appropriately far from throwing in the towel. A recent series of moves from the streaming upstart helps illustrate its willingness to go toe-to-toe against Apple for the future of streaming.

Super Mario Maker
Lets Gamers Make Music

Nintendo released new details about its upcoming Wii U game, Super Mario Maker, in a new overview video today, revealing that a long list of amiibo will be supported in the game and that players will be able to make musical levels.

Amid the game’s creation tools are musical blocks that play notes based on the height of the block, allowing savvy gamers to arrange music.

Summer fun

We took a breather for a few months. Our meetup had a series of great Winter/Spring events and deserved the summer off.

But lets have a little late summer fun yeah? If you’d like to present at our next event, please send links to Seth via the meetup group with to your working products and we’ll go from there.