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Fake Artists: Back Door Music Curation Or Just Fake ‘Fake News’?

Jul 2017

Accusations and commentary about alleged fake artists on Spotify playlists have intensified this week, with MusicTank itself commenting on this in both The Times, and on Radio 4’s flagship news and current affairs PM programme. So is this an issue for the music industry? Well that depends on which side of the fence you’re sitting on – an independent music creator, or a signed artist hungry for inclusion on potentially career-enhancing playlists... (more).

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Unlocking The Sync

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An ethical ‘how-to’ navigation of the music licensing and brand partnership world,
this book is set to become the defining text on the subject of synchronisation.

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Music And Depression – Mental Health & The Music Industry

The largest known academic study of its kind, looking into the incidence of anxiety and depression in music creatives.  Part 2 to be published Aug 2017.

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The Music Industry & Mental Health: Can Music Make You Sick?
The Music Industry And Mental Health: Can Music Make You Sick?
Creators’ Rights In The Digital Landscape
Creators' Rights In The Digital Landscape
Andy Inglis – The Road To Tour Management, 1 Day Course 2016
Andy Inglis - The Road To Tour Management, 1 Day Course 2016
Fiona McGugan – Creators’ Rights In The Digital Landscape
Fiona McGugan - Creators' Rights In The Digital Landscape