We run through the top music industry newsletters and blogs to subscribe to, whether you’re an indie musician or a label owner.
1. CMU Daily
CMU Daily is the most read daily news bulletin in the UK music community. It’s a great roundup of key developments across the music industry, as well as artist stories, tour dates and gossip. We highly recommend this daily news source that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
2. ASCAP Daily Brief
This daily email is compiled by ASCAP Board member, music publisher and songwriter Dean Kay, who has provided songs for top recording artists including “That’s Life” for Frank Sinatra. Kay scours the web for the most interesting industry news and commentary from multiple sources, and there’s always the odd humorous article for good measure.
3. Music Business Worldwide (MBW)
Our favourite new music industry newsletter comes from ex Music Week editor Tim Ingham. Launched this year, MBW delivers in-depth news, insight and analysis for the international music industry. From interviews to the latest acquisitions, this is a great resource with a global outlook.
Published by Bruce Houghton, Hypebot provides daily news and commentary on the music industry and the technology and social media that drives it, for music industry professionals, indie labels, and DIY musicians. With guest posts from a huge range of industry pros, this is definitely not one to be missed.
5. Sonicbids’ Weekly Newsletter
The Sonicbids Blog is a useful resource for indie artists looking for advice in all areas of their career, from performing to marketing and promotion. Subscribe now for the latest career advice from industry experts, as well as information on available gigs.
6. Digital Music News – The Daily Snapshot
Founded and published by Paul Resnikoff, Digital Music News offers insight and analysis of all key music business news. Their Daily Snapshot is a great addition to any music professional’s inbox.
7. CD Baby’s DIY Musician Newsletter
Synchtank client CD Baby are helping artists discover everything they need to know about being a successful musician on their own terms with their DIY Musician Blog. You’ll find a wealth of advice and resources from a DIY perspective.
8. MIDiA Research Newsletter
MIDiA Research is a boutique media and technology analysis company. Subscribe to their newsletter for the latest analysis in the world of music and technology. Don’t forget to also check out Music Industry Blog run by MIDiA founder Mark Mulligan.
9. jason hirschhorn’s @MusicREDEF
Probably our favourite of them all so far, this newsletter comes from former MySpace president and current CEO of REDEF Jason Hirschhorn. It’s an awesome blend of music, tech, business, and random culture and makes for a great daily read. You can also subscribe to their separate Fashion, Tech, Media, and Sports newsletters.
10. Synchtank Weekly
Ok, we might be biased on this one, but our Synchtank Weekly newsletter is a tasty blend of the latest music supervision, sync licensing and music business news, plus our latest blog posts, podcast episodes and free webinars. Subscribe now for a great addition to your inbox each Monday.