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Music & Audio Industry News Roundup – September

Welcome to the latest Music & Audio Industry News Roundup! Every month, we’ll share the top music and audio news headlines, stories and more from our ever-changing industry.

This month we’ll take a look at NAMM’s “Believe in Music” week, Google Play going away, Crew Nation raising $15M, Learning Modular, and creative merch ideas.

NAMM’s “Believe in Music” Week

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Image credit: NAMM

It’s no surprise considering the suspension of events and tradeshows that NAMM cancelled the annual trade show in Anaheim for January 2021. Instead, they will be hosting a “Believe in Music” week online event starting January 18. It’s here you’ll be able to find all the latest industry news and videos brought directly to you by your favorite manufacturers. (Read More)

Google Play Will be Silenced in December

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Image credit: Google Play

Starting in August, Google will begin phasing out Google Play and migrating that service to YouTube Music. For Google Play users, there will be a transfer tool available to migrate their accounts. Artists should be notifying their audiences about the upcoming change, which might wind up being helpful to keep music on Google to a single platform. (Read More)

Live Nation Raises $15M To Support Live Technicians

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Image credit: Music Forward Foundation

With events currently cancelled, as is the livelihood of technicians and crews who make their living from such events. Live Nation’s Music Forward Foundation has announced that the Crew Nation global relief fund has raised more than $15 million to support music crews affected by the shutdown imposed due to COVID-19. You can still help by purchasing merchandise, which 100% of the proceeds go to help the unemployed. (Read More)

Chris Meyer Demystifies Modular Synthesis

Since 2016, Chris Meyer has been teaching modular synthesis both in online courses and on his YouTube channel, Learning Modular. There you will find a wealth of information on synthesizers and demonstration videos made for novices and experienced players alike.

Making the Most of Your Merch

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It’s always important for musicians and entertainers to sell merchandise to their fanbase, but the global pandemic offers some unique opportunities to expand from more reserved and traditional bits of merchandise. Spotify for Artists wrote an insightful and short article on ways to be creative and meet the moment with your merch. (Read more)

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September 24, 2021

Hosa Sponsors Corazón de Vida’s La Noche Blanca

On September 11th, Hosa was the presenting sponsor for La Noche Blanca, a fundraising dinner and outdoor event through the Corazon de Vida Foundation (CDV). The event raised $225,000 to provide life-changing support for the orphaned and abandoned children in Baja, Mexico...
September 24, 2021

Wiring a Guitar Pedal Using Guitar Patch Cables

Every guitarist’s collection likely includes guitar pedals or a full pedalboard setup. Whether you’re just beginning to build your pedal collection or looking to optimize your existing setup, it’s important to know what configuration works best for you.
September 20, 2021

Artist Spotlight: Dave Otero

Dave Otero of Flatline Audio talks about the importance of inspiring creativity and delivering the best sounding record possible for music artists and labels.