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Indie Artists Live: From Stage To Sync [May]

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and the MD artists are singing. With shows every other day, it’s hard to figure out which are worth heading to. Lucky for you, we have the perfect list of shows you straight up cannot miss. Check out May’s Indie Artist Live line up and if you find yourself kicking it at one of these shows, hit us up on twitter to give us all the details.

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Artist of the Month: Shields

Hopping from across the pond into the Music Dealers catalog, Shields brings a unique sound and high production value to the tribe of indie rock. Described as “punchy” and “upbeat,” the band has a sound reminiscent of Muse complete with fuzzy guitars but with even stronger, brighter lyrics and melody. Shields captivates audiences with their shimmering synths and layers of lush harmonies, creating a new take on the traditional style of indie rock.

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9 Types of People You See at Music Festivals But Wish You Didn't

It’s festival season, which means it’s time to have your personal space invaded by strangers. Prepare yourself for awkward moments, side eye glances, and things you’ll never be able to unremember with this list of the people you wish you didn’t see at music festivals.

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The No BS Guide To Custom Music As Branded Content

Let’s talk. Lean in closely. Closer. There’s a truth that you and I know to be very real. What’s that you ask? Content is king. It’s taking over. Great content is being demanded by today’s savvy, message-controlling consumer. It’s why crafty brands like Red Bull and Dove strive to create incredible content. This is the new world in which we live.

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The Music Industry Unites to Change Digital Copyright

Ever wonder what it’d take for BMI, ASCAP, and SESEAC to all get in bed together? Or Katy Perry, Steven Tyler, and Lionel Richie?

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The Ins & Outs of The Gratis License

There aren’t many topics hotter in the licensing world than a Gratis Licenses. As more artists develop in the industry and the amount of content being created continues to grow, gratis licenses are becoming a more common practice among licensors and licensees.

Gratis licenses are definitely not for all artists. It’s important to consider the specific opportunity, the stage you’re at in your career, and other factors before entering into situations where your music may be used gratis.

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How To Kill It With Custom Music: A Talk With Brand Anthem Maker, Scott Fritz of Space Camp

Record producer, company president, composer, and husband — Scott Fritz is the renaissance man of custom music, and an idol for artists of any genre or background seeking a leg up in the music licensing industry.

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Artist of the Month: Faded Paper Figures

Most bands break up after college. You move away, you get a job, and you leave your dream behind. Faded Paper Figures, an ambitious, devoted trio fought the stereotype by keeping their music alive, even while working bicoastally. These three, comprised of astonishingly bright minds, bring a fresh taste of electronic music to the MD catalog.

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Fredda Hurwitz Joins Music Dealers’ Board Of Directors As Global Strategic Advisor

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, April 5th, 2016 – Music Dealers, the global music agency and licensing platform, is proud to announce the appointment of Fredda Hurwitz, Global Chief Strategy Officer, Havas Sports & Entertainment (Havas SE), to its Board of Directors as Global Strategic Advisor.

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Indie Artists Live: From Stage To Sync [April]

We’re all thawing out from the cold which means it’s time to get back into catching incredible live shows. Check out this month’s schedule of hot, up-and-coming indie artists performing all around the country. If you catch a show, shout us out on twitter and let us know!

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