Can Major Labels Survive The Indie Music Revolution?

At the heart of the music business almost since its inception, major labels have successfully weathered multiple challenges to their industry dominance. But as music once again reinvents itself, can the major labels continue cling to power? ____________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Major record labels have… Continue Reading

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Who Are Winners And Losers In The New Music Industry?

Regardless of who’s getting the money, it is undeniable that streaming has made the music industry lucrative again. Now, as the business works to reinvent itself, are historically downtrodden artists finally coming out on top, or are record labels and management siphoning off all of the profits? _______________________________ Guest post… Continue Reading

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U.S. Music Streaming Revenue Tops $8 Billion, Up 33%

On-demand music services including Apple Music, Pandora and Spotify will top $8 billion in revenue in the U.S. this year, up 33% as increased adoption of products like wireless earbuds and smart speakers help drive more music subscriptions, according to a new Consumer Technology Association survey. The growing popularity of… Continue Reading

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Amazon Music is the fastest growing streaming service – report

Look out Spotify and Apple Music – online retail giant Amazon has the fastest-growing music streaming service, with its Music Unlimited subscriber base growing by 70% year on year. That’s according to an article published in the Financial T… Continue Reading

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NMPA Backed Mechanical Licensing Collective Wins Battle To Administer Music Modernization Act

The US Copyright Office has named the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) as the official entity tasked with licensing and administering rights under the new Music Modernization Act (MMA). The MLC was backed by many major industries organizations including National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), and… Continue Reading

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