YouTube Revises Music Charts To Eliminate Pay-For-View

YouTube is revising its chart criteria and will no longer count paid advertising views on YouTube in the YouTube Music Charts calculation. The shift aligns YouTube with the policies of Billboard and Nielsen. Indian rapper Badshah, K-pop group BlackPink and Taylor Swift have all spent money on YouTube ad advertising… Continue Reading

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Vevo Marks 10 Years, 300% Growth In Last 5 Years

[UPDATED] Music video platform VEVO is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2019 and the service is now home to more than 400,000 official music videos, exclusive original series, and unique concert videos. The video platform, which serves artist videos through distribution partners that include YouTube, Amazon, Apple Roku, Sky,… Continue Reading

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Sheryl Crow,Joan Jett to Be Honored at 2019 Clio Music Awards

Clio Music has announced that Sheryl Crow and Joan Jett will both be honored at the 60th annual Clio Awards. Crow will receive the Clio Music Impact Award, recognizing artists who have made a significant impact on popular culture through their originality, which as a result, move their industry forward… Continue Reading

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Cardi B Tops 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards With 10 Nominations

“Please Me” rapper Cardi B led the charge for the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards nominations, with a total of nine nods. Cardi’s extensive list of nominations includes picks for MVP of the Year, Hot Ticket Performer, Hustler of the Year, Best Collabo, Single of the Year, Made-You-Look Award, and… Continue Reading

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Americana Music Awards Full List Of Winners 2019

The Americana Music Association kicked off its annual conference Wednesday night with the 18th annual Honors & Awards ceremony at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The Milk Carton Kids-hosted evening that showcased the best of what this inclusive genre has to offer. Without taking anything away from the veterans, this year’s stellar… Continue Reading

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Music Marketing Platform Beatchain Adds Distribution

Music promotion and fan building platform Beatchain has added digital distribution powered by FUGA. The full direct to artist platform will launch in early 2020. FUGA’s platform will allow Beatchain to distribute their users’ content to hundreds of digital services for 100% market reach. Artists can upload unlimited tracks for… Continue Reading

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Spotify Acquires Audio Talent Marketplace SoundBetter

Spotify has acquired SoundBetter, a global marketplace that helps creators connect and hire producers and other audio professionals. Soundbetter will become part of Spotify For Artists, making it the first artist service that the streamer will charge for. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. SoundBetter enables musicians, DJ’s and… Continue Reading

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Songwriters Are Being Underpaid And This Is Why

It’s widely agreed that songwriters are not getting their fair share of the growing bounty created by the streaming music boom. But the solution is much more complex than just paying them more, writes MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan. ________________________________ By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry blog Music… Continue Reading

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