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Apple Music Unveils Free Data Analytics Tool for Artists, Managers

Apple Music Unveils Free Data Analytics Tool for Artists, Managers

On Thursday (August 8), Apple Music for Artists, a free analytics tool for verified musicians and their camps, launched on Apple Music. The product, available on desktop or iOS devices, uses Apple Music streaming data to give artists a comprehensive picture of their global impact.
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Is the 'Magical' Marfa Myths Festival the Anti-Coachella?

Marfa Myths is a festival for escape artists of all ilk. Located on a Chihuahuan desert plateau in far west Texas at least three hours from any city you can name, it's free of your average festival grievances like scheduling issues and surprise sets by Chris Brown. There are no VIPs, no velvet ropes, just long brambles called ocotillo, which look like the kind of menacing weeds you expect to find on your way into hell -- which is to say, Marfa Myths is a music adventurer’s dream.
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Why Reddit to Richard Branson Are Betting Big on Crowdfunding

In the wild, DIY world of crowdfunding, sharp-eyed financiers from Richard Branson to Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian are vying for a piece of what’s now a multibillion-dollar industry. Behold, the oft-hoped for — and equally feared — future of music