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We create and syndicate editorial content that highlights emerging trends, startups and artists. We are first-read by VCs, startups, label, brand and agency executives, and tech-savvy music consumers and artists. Dive into op-eds and exclusive interviews, behind the scenes looks and trend forecasts surrounding the evolution of music through technology. Our events consist of compelling and unique properties including affiliate partner events, standalone conferences, and our very own annual FlashFWD awards. We also curate content for and coordinate nationwide conferences & music events.

Mission: • Identify emerging trends in the production, promotion, and distribution of music online. • Highlight and support individuals, groups and organizations that are working in music and using digital media in innovative ways. • Encourage collaboration and promote the convergence of the music and online industries to enable people to connect both online and offline.

Do you want your MTV?
07/30/2016
MTV Is Desperately Trying to Prevent Inevitable Death

Do you want your MTV?

Today, MTV announced that the premium cable channel VH1 Classic will be rebranded as MTV Classic. The station will shift from airing programming such as classic rock music videos and R.E.M.…

Stay off the internet!
07/21/2016
Self-Imposed Music Scarcity In The Digital Era

Stay off the internet!

Although streaming is the dominant form of music consumption, and seems to be here to stay, many listeners are turning to vinyl-only, or cassette-only record labels to obtain their music.…

Podcasting Is Having Its HBO Moment AND Its Netflix Moment At The Same Time
07/16/2016
LinkedIn Pulse

Podcasting Is Having Its HBO Moment AND Its Netflix Moment At The Same Time

It’s official — podcasts are hot and here to stay. Consider these stats from Edison’s Podcast Consumer 2016 report: Over ⅓ of Americans have listened to a podcast (98 million) 21% have listened to a

How legit are Google's anti-piracy numbers?
07/15/2016
Music industry hits out at Google’s latest anti-piracy bragging | Complete Music Update

How legit are Google's anti-piracy numbers?

It’s Google itself that has instigated these glamorous proceedings with the publication of its latest ‘How Google Fights Piracy’ report, in which the web giant brags about all the things it does across its various services to stop those evil pirates from f**king everything up by pirating pirated con...

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07/11/2016
Beats & Bytes - Nue Agency

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A South Korean Copy of Snapchat Takes Off in Asia
07/10/2016
A South Korean Copy of Snapchat Takes Off in Asia

A South Korean Copy of Snapchat Takes Off in Asia

The quick growth of Snow, an almost one-to-one clone of that other photo app, shows that success abroad is no guarantee for American tech stars.

Playlists.
07/08/2016
Up Next: How Playlists Are Curating the Future of Music

Playlists.

Through interviews with the people behind services like Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play Music—as well as IRL experts at local gyms and bars—Marc Hogan explores the increasingly vital role of…

Snapchat is Ruined.
07/07/2016
Snapchat Is Ruined

Snapchat is Ruined.

If you ever used and liked Snapchat, I’m sorry. It’s ruined now.

This week in Music Tech
06/28/2016
Beats & Bytes: I Want My Tidal TV

This week in Music Tech

Nue Agency's Beats & Bytes Newsletter for Week of May 30, 2016 - Check out the latest on Live Nation, VR Music, Miles Davis and more

Hi Merchbar and Spotify! Goodbye Bandpage
06/26/2016
Merchbar, Spotify & the Future of Merch

Hi Merchbar and Spotify! Goodbye Bandpage

We started Merchbar because we believe in the universal power of music to connect people. In a world of opposing teams and opposite sides music has an unrivaled power to bring people from all over …

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