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News February 18, 2021

Facebook blocking news will hurt Australian artists & promoters!

Facebook blocking news will hurt Australian artists & promoters!

The Mark Zuckerberg dictatorship is in full effect. No longer is he subtly limiting what you see via algorithms, now he has completely blocked Australians from seeing news. 

This is all out dictatorship.

There’s no doubt that The Brag Media will feel some effect here, however this is a bigger kick in the teeth for Australian artists and promoters.

Artists and promoters rely on us to tell their stories and market their tours, right now, a big way we share data and results with artists and promoters is via Facebook. Now, Facebook has robbed artists of being able to distribute the stories about them, and market that content to their fans.

We saw this coming from Facebook:

We started preparing for this day in 2020. When the industry whispers turned to stern threats we launched The Brag Observer, our newsletter network.

We launched with newsletter categories for fans of Indie Rock, Hip Hop, Live Music, Comedy, Gaming, Food & Drink, Vegan, Travel, and much more. We’re still growing our list of categories via a fan-voted system where our fans have been requesting newsletters based on what they love.

This platform has grown to 300,000 fans who get all the latest stories about tours, festivals and artists right to their inboxes.

This allows us to continue to do the work we do with artists and promoters, and also helps fans not miss anything, or only see what Zuckerberg will let them.

The Brag Media’s publications like Tone Deaf, Rolling Stone Australia, Variety, The Brag, The Industry Observer and Don’t Bore Us all distribute their content via The Brag Observer.

If you want to continue to support Australian music, and Australian music journalism, please join a Brag Observer newsletter.

:: Click here to join The Brag Observer now.

This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.

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