SoundCloud Adds Digital Distribution With Acquisition Of Repost Network

SoundCloud has acquired digital rights management and distribution company, Repost Network. With the acquisition, SoundCloud can offer "high-performing, emerging creators " distribution, analytics and content protection. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. It is expected to close in the coming weeks. Repost Network’s 6000+ clients include RedBull Records, Waka… Continue Reading

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Apple, Amazon, Google Sued For ‘Massive’ Music Piracy

Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Pandora are being sued for selling and streaming unauthorized recordings of Harold Arlen, the composer of Over the Rainbow and other classic songs. The lawsuit accuses the companies of running “massive music piracy operation” involving more than 6,000 pirated recordings. The lawyers say that the… Continue Reading

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2019’s Biggest Streaming Earners (So Far)

While streaming is often maligned for the reduced amount of revenue it generates for artists, those musicians at the top of the pile are pulling down far more than you might have guessed. Here we look at streaming’s five biggest money makers of 2019 thus far. ___________________________ Guest post by… Continue Reading

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Building Passionate Clusters Of Fans: Niche Is Music’s New Mainstream says MIDiA’s Mark Mulligan

In an increasingly fragmented music landscape where algorithms and streaming emphasize songs over albums and artists, success – even on a global scale – is found in the niches, says top music industry analyst Mark Mulligan of MIDiA. "Fandom is fragmenting," says Mulligan, "but it may be the best thing… Continue Reading

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50 Hard Rock/Pop Punk Playlists You Should Be Pitching, How To Reach Them

In the streaming age, playlists are the name of the game when it comes to getting ahead in your career. Here we look at fifty different playlists hard rock/pop punk artists should be pitching their music to, as well as how to actually get ahold of them. _____________________________ Guest post… Continue Reading

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