Here Is the Complete List of Nominees for the 2017 Grammys

GrammysThe nominees for the 59th Grammys were announced this morning (Dec. 6), with last year’s Best New Artist winner Meghan Trainor unveiling the contestants for the marquee categories live on CBS. The field is led by Beyoncé with 9 nominations, followed by similarly huge stars Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West (8 each).

But of course, with 84 categories in all, the Grammys are always about far more than just the biggest names. Here Billboard presents the complete list of nominees for music’s biggest night, to take place on February 12, 2017.
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7 Badass Venue Logistics Tips

Venue TipsPlanning an event means juggling about 100 tasks at once — and it’s easy to let things to slip through the cracks. Luckily, there are several things you can check off your list well in advance of the big day.
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How to Promote Your Band Online To Music Venues and Festivals

For independent artists looking to promote their music online to venues and festivals, the sheer variety of choices can often make it challenging for artists to know how to best channel their online presence for positive results. Here we examine how determine which yes the most success.
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How We Listen To Music In Our Cars

Listening in CarsOnce upon a time the only way to hear music while driving was through the radio. Of course you were at the mercy of the station of what you were listening to, but thanks to the 8 track tape, cassette tape, and then the CD player, you could personalize your listening experience. Today there are many more choices for music listening available in the car, and a new study by Music Biz Consumer Insights and LOOP gives us more details into not only the technology choices, but the listener ages as well.
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Four Tips To Jumpstart Your Songwriting Routine

SongwritingOriginal post by MusicThinkTank.  If you’re visiting the blog for the first time or the 50th time, you have something in common, you’re here for the music and your whole life has probably been dedicated to music. Perhaps this craft of songwriting is basically all you can imagine yourself doing for the next however long.
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10 Ways to Give Back (and Give Thanks) With Your Event

10 Ways to Give Back (and Give Thanks) With Your EventORIGINAL POST BY  EVENTBRITE.  When you think about Thanksgiving, what comes to mind? Indulging in too many pumpkin spice lattes? Long lines at the airport and hassles getting an Uber? Spirited discussions with family members who disagreed with us in the recent election? Certainly, all of the above. But there’s way more to Thanksgiving than obligatory family time and indulgent meals.
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How to Sell Out Your Event in 10 Minutes

Sell Out Your EventIf you’re like most organizers, selling out your event is priority #1. And if you’re already selling out your events, you’d probably like to do so faster.  Kevin Newman helps organize the Brighton SEO conference, which sold every one of its 3,500 tickets last year…in only 10 minutes. As he acknowledged in a recent webinar, there are plenty of challenges that stand in the way of fast sales — a small marketing budget, for example, or a tough competitor.
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5 ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO MAKE MONEY FROM YOUR MUSIC

Make Money on MusicIn today’s environment where music is consumed mostly from streaming and free sources, making money from music sales seems like a thing of the past. CD sales were replaced by downloads fees, which are now being replaced by royalties from music streaming, often worth less than the checks they’re written on.  While free music streaming can be great for marketing your music, it doesn’t typically result in a livable income stream for artists on its own. Musicians today have to find other ways to make a living from their music, and must find other ways for their recordings to generate a consistent income stream. Here are some ways you can make money from your music.
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Do Playlists Make It Harder To Break An Artist?

PlaylistOriginal post on Music 3.0 by Bobby Owsinski. A record label would love to break an artist after one release or album, but that’s getting more and more difficult these days according to One Direction’s manager Will Bloomfield. One of the reasons is that the industry is breaking songs now, and not artists at all, almost without even realizing it. This is thanks to the “playlist dominated culture” brought about by Spotify that’s changed everyone’s view to more short term than career building.
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