This is a weekly digest of the top news at the intersection of the music industry, brand marketing, and commerce compiled by Carlos Diaz & Music Audience Exchange.
In our latest sessions from “The Exchange” artist interview series, we sat down with 4artists from South Carolina who are turning up the heat in their home state: Elise Testone, Atlas Road Crew, The Movement, and Ricky Young are the top four finalists vying for Wild Wing Café’s Red Hot and Rising Music Award, a competition honoring emerging music in South Carolina.
Find out what inspires these artists’ music, what it means to have the support of Wild Wing Café, and how they feel about brands like Jack Daniels, Vans, and Red Bull.
TOP NEWS THIS WEEK
Former Gap CMO on How His Fashion Marketing Experience Will Influence Spotify
Sony pulls music from SoundCloud over money dispute
New details emerge on Spotify’s plans to fend off Apple and Beats Music
How The Hotel Industry Is Using Music To Find New Customers
Wave Goodbye To Traditional Radio Spots And Say Hello To Custom Content
5 videos that show YouTube’s music impact
Pandora wins lawsuit against Ascap and music publishers in royalties appeal
Apple pushing music labels to kill free Spotify streaming ahead of Beats relaunch
Can Music Be Used as Medicine?
Americana Music Triangle creates road map for southern US music genres
Apple Said To Be Without Key Music Deals Weeks Ahead of Rumored Streaming Service Launch
Allstate’s “Safe in My Hands” Wins Best In Show for Leo Burnett at 2015 AMP Awards for Music and Sound
Carlos is Chief Revenue Officer at Music Audience Exchange. Previously, Carlos built and operated large sales organizations for marketing and technology companies including ReachLocal, Neustar and Hibu.
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