Music industry

Every day one perfoming arts company closes in Spain, according the sector

The fifth Mercantes Fair, to be held in Seville on 14 and 15 November, aims to be "an incentive" in this “critical” situation.

Since 1 September 2012, one performing arts company closes business every day in Spain. 

Daniel Martinez, president of the Spanish Federation of Business Associations of Theatre and Dance (FAETEDA) has painted a bleak picture for the sector it represents, which has worsened dramatically with the 13-point-rise of VAT of culture. "The situation is devastating," he said stressing the need to "restore dignity". Although there are no official contacts with the government on this issue, there are occurring conversations "with those who have decision-making capacity," said Martinez, for whom "there is only one possible partner: the PP (the governing party), because the rest is pure illusion.


How To Make Your Music Career Highly Profitable And Sustainable

If you hold the belief that it is ‘wrong’ to try to make money with your musical talents, do not read any further…simply close this page now.

For those of you who have decided to continue reading….welcome. Fact is, the majority of musicians want to have a career in music. However, these musicians also doubt their abilities to make good money in music, and fear that they will not be able to support themselves. Unfortunately, these people end up pursuing non-music jobs where they work full time and despise every time they go to clock in. This is all done out of the idea that a ‘normal job’ is safe and secure, while a music related career is highly risky with little security. This is one of the very most common misconceptions that I see ALL THE TIME while training musicians to succeed in their careers!

Playing to the crowd sources cash for recording

THE last time the Herald spoke to Greta Gertler, in 2009, the Bondi expat in New York was wondering if enough strangers were prepared to pay to help make her next album of orchestral pop songs.

After a decade in Brooklyn making do but hardly making a fortune, she recognised that the only way she was going to afford the recording of her third album was to put out her hand and ask for money.

So-called crowd-sourcing was catching on in the US and Europe but was barely considered here. It felt odd and required Gertler to set aside ''the Australian in me''. But she signed up to the Kickstarter website, which structured the fund-raising, then anxiously watched as the deadline approached to raise that $15,000

 The Sydney Morning Herald

Getting Sponsors For Your Music

This morning, I read an article that talked about how hot dog manufacturers have been closing six to seven digit sponsorship deals left and right, especially with local football and baseball teams. I immediately thought: how could a partnership like that be beneficial for everyone if my band got involved?

International Conference "Performing Arts Management Today"

"Performing Arts Management Today" is the professional conference open to arts managers, arts administrators, arts management educators and consultants, arts entrepreneurs, fundraisers, producers, arts agents and talent managers working in various artistic disciplines from all over the world interested in the research of topical questions and processes in contemporary performing arts administration and training.

Arts Digital R&D podcast 3 on content distribution now live on iTunes

The third in the Arts Council's Arts Digital R&D podcast series is now live on the Arts Council's iTunes  and SoundCloud channels. The series, hosted by arts and culture broadcaster and journalist John Wilson, explores the innovative use of digital technology in the arts and cultural sector and features discussion and debate from expert studio guests and pioneering case study examples of digital projects.

iTunes launches in Southeast Asia

Apple on Wednesday announced the launch of the iTunes Store in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.


European Regulators Near Universal Music Group-EMI Deal Vote

LONDON - European regulators will vote next week on Universal Music Group’s $1.9 billion bid for EMI’s recorded music arm, which could set the stage for a final EU decision on the deal later in September, according to a report.

 The Hollywood Reporter

Banned exiled singers allegedly stricken from censorship list

The BBC reported on 8 August 2012 that several Cuban radio stations confirm they no longer face restrictions on playing music by exiles.


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