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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Playlist Streaming: Is It Hurting The Artist?

Leaving downloads and CDs in the dust, streaming (and consequently playlists) is now the new normal for music consumption. But just how much is this style of listening harming artists, and how much value is there getting your song a coveted placement on a popular playlist. ___________________________ In this latest… Continue Reading

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RIAA Investigating Payola Like Fox Guarding The Henhouse [Op-Ed]

Paying for radio airplay, or payola as it is more commonly known, has been around since the 50s in one form or another, but has recently spiked. This has lead the FCC to request that the RIAA investigate – meaning the industry will, in effect, be policing itself. ____________________________ Guest… Continue Reading

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Apple wanted to improve songwriter pay to $0.00091 per stream. Spotify and Google weren’t keen.

Historical filings show why Spotify believes “lower royalty rates are critical” to the service’s future
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Apple Music Finally Launches A Web Player

Apple Music has launched a web player in public beta. It is available to all users worldwide and marks the first time that the music streamer has been officially available on the web. Hundreds of thousands of Apple Music users have flocked to unofficial web players. The new Apple Music… Continue Reading

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THU. BRIEF: Spotify, FB, IG, BMG Go Latin • Sony Acquires Kontraband • Apple Music Adds Original EPs • More

THURSDAY 9.5.19
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6 #MusicBiz Stories You Missed Over The Long Weekend

Here is a quick round-up of six important music business stories that you may have missed over the holiday, and believe it or not only two of them are about Taylor Swift. • Taylor Swift’s Lover Passes 3 Million Equivalent Sales • 1 In 4 Albums Sold In US Last… Continue Reading

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this revisitation of the past week’s music industry happenings, we look back at Senators’ request that the Department of Justice investigate Ticketmaster and Live Nation, the motivation behind T-Swift’s desire to re-record her first five albums, YouTube’s refusal to negotiate with the new YouTubers Union, and more. Discogs Mid-Year… Continue Reading

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TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

This week, some of the most frequently perused pieces from Hypebot explored how much streaming actually pays out to artists, Twitter’s reaction to Hasbro’s acquisition of Death Row, a new way artists and labels are gaming the system to manipulate their YouTube views, and more. How Much Does Streaming Actually… Continue Reading

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10 Types Of Content To Engage, Grow Your Fanbase

The relationship between fans and artists has been transformed by social media, with your music’s consumers now craving a higher volume of content and a more intimate connection with the creator than ever before. Luckily, this can work to your advantage as a musician, provided you know what type of… Continue Reading

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