Facebook's [not new] Music Guidelines - What Artists Need to Know {by @AC_LeonardP}

WHY FACEBOOK’S POLICY ON USING MUSIC IN VIDEO HASN’T CHANGED BUT YOUR LIVESTREAM STRATEGY MIGHT NEED TO.

If you’ve been keeping track, there have been countless articles published across the web leading us to believe that Facebook has “new” music guidelines going into effect on Oct. 1st that -- among other things -- would start “banning music in livestreams.”

As someone who’s seen and personally visited Facebook jail before, let me assure you - these updates are. not. new. 

Their music guidelines have not changed; nor will they on October 1st.

This article will take a deep dive into the updates and help you determine if your content strategy may need to change.

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A Quick Music Guideline Timeline for Facebook

Here’s a timeline of Facebook’s Music Guidelines and what you need to know.

2018 - United States legislation signed into law The Music Modernization Act aimed...

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Collective Announcement - May Industry Chats Topic: "Foundations of Social Media For Musicians" (by @AC_Vinnie}

 

It's your buddy, @ac_vinnie again, ya'll! I couldn't be more excited to host May's Industry Chats! We're getting back to the basics to make sure we can smash through the light at the end of the tunnel sprinting!

The world is different! The industry is different! I hope you’re staying healthy, happy, and positive because, with last month’s mention on Billboard.com, we couldn’t be more excited to roll out our new topic!

 

Why do we have monthly topics?

We want to give our members the structure they're craving to funnel brilliance into a successful career and growing paycheck! This way, we can attack the topics in real-time according to the shifts in the industry. A perfect example was our 7-Day Lockdown Series that got the attention of countless publications.

 

May will be hosted by yours truly! If we haven't met, I'm a Co-Owner of Artist Collective, an ex-booking agent, and a current alumnus of American Idol XV riding that wave to an amazing career!...

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How To Score Online Booking Contacts by @AC_Vinnie

As a hustler in the music industry, one of the most difficult aspects of DIY booking is simply finding the email address or contact information of a potential connection! I oftentimes call this “scraping” for an address. There are many ways to do this, but after countless hours of databasing almost the entire country’s venues, I’ve found the fastest ways to find the booking contact’s info below!

 

#1 - Facebook (Fastest, Most Revealing!)

Facebook is easily the fastest way to score booking email addresses for me personally. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that I basically live on the platform already, but a simple click to the ‘About’ section is typically more revealing than a few minutes sifting through a website. I highly recommend using this as your first place to search.

#2 - Website (Google Search!)

Most reputable venues are going to have a website. Find the ‘Contact’ menu for booking...

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