Meet Lady A, the Black Blues Singer Whose Name Got Taken by Lady Antebellum — Our Latest Podcast

Lady A was Lady A before Lady Antebellum changed their name to Lady A.  Make sense? It doesn’t to Lady A, a black blues singer from Seattle whose real name is Anita White. When it comes to trainwrecks, this one takes the cake. Just a few weeks ag… Continue Reading

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Why Buying Spotify Streams Is for Losers — And Earning Real Followers Is for Winners

While the temptation to buy Spotify streams is understandably strong, the low-cost move is most always accompanied by low-quality results – and disastrous consequences. In today’s music landscape, streaming is a key component of every successful artist… Continue Reading

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Rebeat Says Music Distribution Is Out of Date. But What Does ‘Distribution 2.0’ Look Like?

Digital music distribution is sometimes dismissed as a simple task — even by music industry executives themselves. It’s just a matter of getting music files from point A to point B, with the obligatory metadata and royalty-tracking sprinkled on top. Ev… Continue Reading

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Second Stimulus Check Will Be Approved by July 31st, U.S. Treasury Secretary Says

The White House and U.S. Congress are likely to make a decision on a second stimulus check to Americans by July 31st, according to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin. Earlier this month, we reported that President Trump was pushing for a second s… Continue Reading

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The Music Fund Has Money for Musicians Who Can’t Tour, But Still Have Streaming Income

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continuing to wreak havoc on live touring, artists are having a particularly difficult time making ends meet. But that’s sparking more innovation from non-touring areas, with players like The Music Fund focusing… Continue Reading

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Jamendo Spins Subscription-Based Sync Licensing for Video Producers & Podcasters

If the world has arrived at all-you-can eat subscription, why hasn’t sync music licensing? Now, leading indie licensing platform Jamendo has launched a sync-subscription service that aims to benefit indie creators and artists alike. Jamendo’s concept i… Continue Reading

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