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The judging panel, which includes top executives from Glassnote, Razor & Tie and Atlantic, will be tasked with analyzing song entries from more than 130 countries. The competition, established in 2002, is open to both professional and amateurs in 23 genre categories. ISC gives away more than $150,000 split among 71 winners, with the grand prize comprised of $25,000 in…

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Apple could be about to make a bold move towards becoming a truly global player in content ownership. The Cupertino giant is reportedly getting closer to a $1bn acquisition of the film and music library of Eros Group. Eros is the largest movie producer in India, counting more than 3,000 films across Bollywood and other productions under its control. read more…

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Organizers are currently raising funds for the event through a GoFundMe link, and all remaining proceeds will be donated in Bennington’s name to the band’s Music for Relief fund. Bennington was found dead at age 41 in his Palos Verdes residence on July 20, and was laid to rest in a private funeral on July 29. His death, ruled a suicide, has since sparked discussion…

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With independent artistry on the rise and the entire landscape of the music industry making shifts in the right direction every day, international distribution label Global Sounds Records arrives right on time. The album is especially anticipatory with iconic sound genius 4th Disciple, best known for his ties to legendary rap clique Wu-Tang Clan, dropping his production skills on it. 1…

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Facebook’s recruitment drive in the music business continues. The news comes barely a week after it was revealed that the social media giant had taken another big step towards working with the music business by acquiring copyright identification startup Source3. Someone with more than six years of experience in music partner relationship management is sought, while a “proven track record…

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As Billboard’s story circulated, many in the Canadian music industry began to offer comments about the blow the office’s closure will deal, but primarily wishing all the staff well. A recurring theme, one presented yesterday by Ross in an interview with Billboard and echoed by others: a certainty that everyone would land on their feet and continue what they do best, finding, developing…

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Or, in other words, ultimately enlarging the chunk of change coming the way of all songwriters from US radio. These legal limitations – originally intended to stop anti-competitive behavior – have been blamed for unfairly capping the potential radio (and digital radio) royalties achieved by both PROs for their members. It’s in this context that many see yesterday’s result as…

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Independent publisher Reservoir has signed a worldwide deal with multi-Platinum, Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Dave Bassett. The deal includes compositions from Bassett’s catalog, plus worldwide rights for future works. “Reservoir¹s boutique structure, plus their enthusiasm and hunger for success made it easy to realize that it was the perfect fit for me. read more at musicbusinessworldwide.com Follow @HookBlast on Twitter for…

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When Apple Music launched in 2015, many observers speculated that, given Apple’s huge customer base and legendary marketing, it’s new music streamer would soon equal or surpass Spotify.  read more at hypebot.com Follow @HookBlast on Twitter for the best curated music industry news feed on the web. See vetted & verified music industry opportunities for bands, songwriters, & musicians.

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Want to grow a successful career in music much more quickly? Don’t accept these false claims about the music business: Music Career Myth #1: Your age is a big part of your success in music. Reality: How old you are actually does not matter much to people in the music business. read more at musicthinktank.com Follow @HookBlast on Twitter for the…

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“It’s not the industry – it’s the fans,” Simmons says. You have to give away your music for free, because generations of fans have been trained – shamefully – not to pay for music. “A few weeks ago, Ace and I sat down and we wrote two things for his next record, which is gonna be coming out, you know, whenever…

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Right now, YouTube’s music ecosystem is unnecessarily complicated. There’s YouTube Red, which removes ads from videos and lets you save them offline, while also giving you access to Google Play Music for free. Then there’s YouTube Music, which anyone can use, but it gets better if you’re signed up for YouTube Red. read more at theverge.com Follow @HookBlast on Twitter for…

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We wish him only the best.” Nusse added, “Bertil has earned an excellent reputation as a successful A&R executive on both the publishing and recorded music sides of the business. His track record at Universal has been outstanding, and his progressive vision for music makes him the ideal executive to lead our publishing efforts in France. read more at musicbusinessworldwide.com Follow…

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The music industry hasn’t been too enamored with YouTube, what with all the unsanctioned content on the video site. Now that Google is planning to merge Google Play and YouTube into one music service, however, it’s time to start fixing that awkward relationship. YouTube’s head of music, Lyor Cohen, took the first steps toward reconciliation at the New Music Seminar…

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Glass Animals are signed to another label client of Caroline’s, Wolf Tone, which is owned by producer Paul Epworth. Chancellor told MBW earlier today: “We are beside ourselves with excitement for our artists – this is a mind-blowing result. “I know some have suggested it’s fallen off its pedestal a little bit in terms of media attention – that it…

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Legendary musician RZA has sprinkled new flavor on Chipotle’s menu in the form of an incredibly detailed music app. To commemorate Chipotle’s use of 51 non-additive ingredients, the company teamed up with the legend to orchestrate 51 pieces of music to each ingredient, thus creating an audio version of a customer’s meal. 19), RZA crafted his orchestra to perform his…

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Artists can use the promotional tools on Pandora’s Artist Marketing Platform with assurance they will reach the right listener. Sure, there are other ways to promote a song or album. Social media provides a connection to fans, too, but artists might have to pay real money to reach their fans on social media. The Artist Marketing Platform provides insights and access to…

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