Notice: Artists Have Less Than 60 Days to Opt Into Facebook's Direct License

Notice: Artists Have Less Than 60 Days to Opt Into Facebook's Direct License

Indie artist or self-published songwriter?  Here’s how to get paid for your songs on Facebook, Instagram, and Oculus. In an attempt to avoid copyright issues on its platform, Facebook has entered into major deals with music labels and publishers. First, the social network signed a major pact with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) and its parent, UMG.  UMPG had previously […]

The Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan Dead at 46 — Cause of Death Unknown

The Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan Dead at 46 — Cause of Death Unknown

The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan has passed away unexpectedly at age 46.  At present, representatives are refusing to disclose the cause death. The iconic, Irish-drenched vocals Dolores O’Riordan are no more.  Early this (Monday) morning, the singer passed away at the young age 46. Representatives the singer confirmed the death.  But they declined to fer a reason for the […]

First Aid Kit Enlist R.E.M. and Wilco Members for Heartbroken 'Ruins'

First Aid Kit Enlist R.E.M. and Wilco Members for Heartbroken 'Ruins'

Since they uploaded their cover Fleet Foxes’ “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” to YouTube in 2008, First Aid Kit have been riding a non-stop wave good fortune and excellent songwriting that found the Söderberg sisters gaining some high-prile fans, working with Conor Oberst, Jack White and Fever Ray’s Karin Dreijer throughout their inaugural seven-year run.   After taking a nearly four-year […]

Major Facebook Algorithm Update Will Dramatically Reduce Band Posts

Major Facebook Algorithm Update Will Dramatically Reduce Band Posts

Artists and bands will now have to find inventive ways to reach out to their fans on Facebook. Last week, Facebook signed a significant music licensing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group.  The move would ensure that users on Facebook and Instagram would not have their videos containing copyrighted music taken down.  This week, the social network finalized similar agreements […]

How Musicians Can Make the Most out of Facebook's Upcoming Changes

How Musicians Can Make the Most out of Facebook's Upcoming Changes

Facebook Apocalypse for Musicians & Artists? The following comes from Savvy Musician Academy, a proud partner DMN committed to educating a brand-new class successful musicians. If you’re a musician, artist, or content creator and you pay attention to what’s happening on Facebook and your page, you’ve likely seen your engagement and reach drop dramatically over the past several months.  It’s […]

Man Rampages Through H&M Dressed as a Gorilla to Protest 'Coolest Monkey In the Jungle' Hoodie

Man Rampages Through H&M Dressed as a Gorilla to Protest 'Coolest Monkey In the Jungle' Hoodie

H&M’s ‘Coolest Monkey In the Jungle’ hoodie is sparking a massive outrage.  Now, the store is dealing with incidents at its stores. It started with a hoodie.  Now, H&M is dealing with a growing public relations nightmare. For those just tuning into this one: last week, H&M was sharply criticized for selling a kids hoodie emblazoned with the tagline ‘Coolest […]