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TikTok Partners With United Masters to Offer Music Distribution Through Their Platform

TikTok Partners With United Masters to Offer Music Distribution Through Their Platform

As the battle continues between the U.S. government (namely #45) and officials from TikTok, it seems that the company is not backing down whatsoever. As of today, TikTok has announced a new partnership with United Masters, the artist-friendly music distribution company started by former label executive, Steve Stoute. United Masters allows artists to place their music on DSP’s such as Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and more while also having relationships with ESPN and the NBA to provide artists with potential licensing opportunities. 

This partnership between the two companies will give TikTok content creators and artists on the platform...


iHeartRadio Syndicates new show, Power Hour to support Indie Artists

iHeartRadio Syndicates new show, Power Hour to support Indie Artists



iHeartRadio is currently in the market for new content, podcasts, and radio shows. With this new sense of focus and urgency from the radio powerhouse, they've partnered with a rising radio show based out of South Minneapolis called the Power Hour. The show has been around for a few seasons on their own network, but now that they are syndicated through iHeart, they're ready to take things to the next level. In less than 2 months, they've started playing music from over 20 countries and are building a name for themselves...


The Songwriter's Social Club is Coming Back on Aug. 29th!

The Songwriter's Social Club is Coming Back on Aug. 29th!


It's been almost a year since our last Songwriter's Social Club and we're proud to announce that we will be live and kicking very soon. Slated for Saturday, August 29th we will be carrying on this year's theme of digital events via YouTube Live, Facebook, and Twitch. Hosted by J Nolan, we've got an extremely diverse workshop planned for you all.

The main objective of the day will be going in depth about the full experience of being an artist in 2020. The discussion...


Berklee Online Offering a Free Music Business Digital Handbook

Berklee Online Offering a Free Music Business Digital Handbook

As many of you know, one of the focal points of Fresh & Local is music business education. We’re very strong advocates for the independent music community and have dedicated most of our time and energy in this area. As advancements are made in the industry, we do our best to stay current and today we’d like to salute Berklee Online (a division of Berklee College of Music) for publishing a free digital handbook for artists to learn some introductory info about the music business.
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Joey Bada$$ Finds Inspiration on The Light Pack, His New EP

Joey Bada$$ Finds Inspiration on The Light Pack, His New EP



Joey Bada$$ is an interesting story in Hip-Hop circles. 8 years removed from his debut mixtape "1999," he's now a veteran emcee with 2 full-length albums under his belt and a world of experience from touring the world since the age of 17. We've watched him grow up and expand his horizons as an actor, businessman, and social justice advocate - but, we've also witnessed his inevitable growing pains in the process. He was immediately looked upon as the 2nd coming of Nas after 1999...