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Weekly Industry Update – 31/07/16

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Welcome to our weekly round up! Here you’ll find the latest industry news, events, updates from our partners, what’s been going on at MG HQ and our pick of the week’s projects – enjoy!

This week in the industry…

Live Nation revenue up across the board via Music Week

The second quarter has rolled in and the results are out. Live Nation has added 5 countires and is now operating in 27 countires worldwide.

Read the article here and check out the results.


Facebook shakes YouTube with ‘Video First’ strategy – but dismisses long-form content via Music Business Worldwide

Video has become the number 1 priority to Facebook and music wil be in the heart of it all. Facebooks quarter 2 results came in and showed an increase of monthly active users.

Read the article here and see what Facebook’s future holds.


Music Dealers heads into liquidation via Music Business Worldwide

Chicago-based licensing and distribution digital music firm Music Dealers was created to license and distribute digital music, largely from unsigned artists, to the advertising, TV, film and gaming industries.

Read the article here.

Give these a read…

A beginners guide to growing as a musician and songwriter – 10 Tips and pointers to always remember

Being a music and songwriter is no easy in the music indusrty. So it’s imporatnt to remember some things.

Read the full blog here


Advanced Music Ally Training Course – weekly from 13th September

Music Ally are running a 5 session webinar course on the ins and outs and next stages of the music industry’s digital devlopment. For more details and for ticket info click here.

Unsigned Music Awards 2016

Unsigned artitst have become highly popular in the music indusrty. This is were the Unsigned Music Awards (UMA) comes in and recognises the talent these artits have. UMA and Music GAteway have recently annouced a new partnership. Read about it here.

To celebrate this partnership, Unsigned Music Awards are giving a discount for all Music Gateway members. Check it out here.



Jobs Board via MusicMatch

Here is a selection of the best jobs from our friends at Music Match…


Projects Engineer/Manager

Pop & Rock Solo / Duo / Trios

House Technician

Creative and Licensing Manager

Media Executive


Project of the Week 

Congratulations to JogTunes for Project of the Week,

This week we noticed a project that was a little different to what we normally see on the site.

So check it out and get pitching!

Looking for music tracks for my run-to-the-beat music podcast


Lots more great stuff posted this week guys, check it out…

Trap Rapper Needed to Rap Over a Beat

Remixer needed to create a great mix of an up and coming new single from Spiderz

Co-writing from various A&R’s, reps

Looking for Talented Singers to Feature on SoundTrack

RadioSparx is Streaming in 61 Countires and Growing – High Quality Music & Artists Welcome

Looking for vocalist on couple of songs. Can be released on a good label.

Upbeat Alternative Metal Needed for US Action Thriller Film Film

Sad/Bitter Love Ballad Songs needed for No.1 Charting Male Artist in China

Contemporary R&B/Pop Songs Needed for Male US Artist

Slow Emotional Ballads Needed for US Film Drama

Modern Sultry Soul Songs Needed for Major R&B Male Artist

Looking for a mix engineer/producer for sync pitches

Ed Sheeran Style Vocalist and acoustic player required

Dark/Mysterious Indie Folk-Techno Music Needed for Animation Documentary

Modern R&B Track Needed for Male US Vocalist

Singer wanted for professional studio session work with award winning production team

Emotional Piano/Cinematic Tracks Needed For New Drama Film

Progressive/Tropical House Tracks Needed For Ultra Records

Remixes needed for Let it go on (STRONG vocals)

Up to $2.5K – New Commercial Pop Production needed for Popular Korean Artist’s Upcoming Single

Rock Drummer required to provide drum tracks for album tracks

Come back next week for more industry news and updates

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