17Feb

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Fame Hurts • Important Tour Lesson • Increase Engagement • More

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On MusicThinkTank this week, contributors shared pieces looking at why fame can be so destructive, the dangers of incurring crippling debt while on tour, how social media can be effectively used to increase engagement at shows, and more! Hilde Spille | Fame Hurts – 5 Reasons Why Daniel Matthews |…

16Feb

Gibson Guitar Faces Imminent Bankruptcy After 116 Years In Business

Source DIgital Music News

We’ve been hearing about declines in guitar sales for years.  Now, one of the most storied guitar makers in history — Gibson — may be in serious trouble. Gibson Guitars is now falling on hard times, and softer guitar sales are ju…

16Feb

50% of the Music Industry Says Neil Portnow Should Stay

Source DIgital Music News

Despite what critics have demanded from the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow won’t resign anytime soon. Iggy Azalea wants Neil Portnow to step down now.  So do Pink, Halsey, Vanessa Carlton, other top female musicians, the six most powerful w…