A lot has happened since 2015 when we published our last music industry newsletter recommendation list, so we decided to give you a quick update with more of our favourites. Newsletters are a great way of catching up on the latest industry insights and trends, especially when you have limited time.
Here are 10 more to make room for in your inbox (in no particular order):
1. Platform & Stream
2. Water & Music
Cherie Hu is a music industry and tech journalist currently working for Billboard and Forbes. She also writes the fantastic Water & Music Newsletter, which examines updates at the intersection of music, technology and creativity.
3. Deep Cuts
If music strategy is your thing then Deep Cuts is for you. Written by music marketer Amber Horsburgh, it looks at the most innovative music campaigns and provides some amazing free resources. The recently launched Deep Cutters Awards, honoring innovation in music marketing, highlights 52 inspiring campaigns from the last 18 months.
4. RightsTech Newsletter
RightsTech is published under a joint venture between Digital Media Wire, Inc. and Concurrent Media Strategies, LLC. Its goal is to provide a hub for news, analysis and opinion on emerging technologies and technology-enabled strategies for the management, authentication and monetization of creative rights across diverse media industries.
5. Goldo Sync Report
Goldo Sync Report is a dynamic digital news source, operating between the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, California. We feature exclusive and thoughtfully curated content from world class music supervisors, film and television composers, and industry innovators.
6. Side A&B
AWAL, Kobalt’s alternative to the traditional record label for independent artists, has a great weekly newsletter aimed specifically at the indie market. Each week they share tips, insights, interviews and more.
8. Music Ally
Music Ally has been at the forefront of music industry analysis and reporting for 15 years. Their in-depth email bulletins give readers access to the latest digital music industry news, fortnightly digital marketing reports, and monthly insight reports.
9. BMI’s The Weekly
Each week, Learn, Listen, Watch, Discover and Share with BMI! From must-see videos, to creative inspiration and dynamic playlists, BMI’s The Weekly is dedicated to delivering specially curated content designed for music creators and music fans alike.
10. Synchtank Weekly
Our Synchtank Weekly newsletter goes out every Tuesday and features the latest in music supervision, sync licensing, and the music industry in general. You’ll find all of our latest Synchblog posts, key events, and details of our free industry webinars.