Secrets For Digitally Advertising Around Your Next Tour

We have reached a point where artists can run digital advertising simultaneously across Facebook, Instagram, and even YouTube with relative ease, but with your budget likely already tight, making every dollar spent on digital advertising go as far as possible is paramount. Here we look at some secrets for getting… Continue Reading

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Apple Music Launches ‘Rap Life’ Playlist, Beats 1 Show

Apple Music has launched Rap Life, a new global playlist and Beats One radio show spotlighting the best new hip-hop. The move comes in direct response to Spotify top-rated Rap Cavier playlist which has 11.7 million followers. The Apple Music playlist – formerly known as The A-List: Hip-Hop – is… Continue Reading

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Apple is investing in original podcasts – and Spotify investors aren’t happy about it

Daniel Ek’s company has earmarked between $400m and $500m to spend on acquiring podcast content and tools this year
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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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ROXi Plots IPO For Music Streaming Service, Device

ROXi Music, the manufacturers of music streaming service and device ROXi has chosen investment bank Arden Partners to prepare its initial public offering in the fourth quarter of 2019. The offering will be floated on the alternative investment market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange. CEO Rob Lewis said going… 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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