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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TickTok Owner In Talks To Launch Music Streaming Service

ByteDance, valued at $75 billion thanks in large part to the huge popularity of its TikTok app, is in talks with major labels and publishers to launch a music streaming service, according to multiple sources. The Chinese conglomerate could launch its Spotify competitor as soon as the end of this… 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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How Streaming Is Altering The Way Music Is Produced and What We Can Do About It

Thanks to the rise of streaming, the metrics with which we measure the success of music are changing, which inevitably means the structure of music will change to compensate. In this piece we look at what kind impact streaming has had on the production of music, and what artists can… 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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Handing Apple a Major Setback, U.S. Supreme Court Allows an App Store Antitrust Case to Proceed

In a closely watched antitrust case, the Supreme Court has now ruled against Apple in an App Store monopoly lawsuit. Ruling 5-4 against the Cupertino giant, the ruling allows iPhone users to take on Apple over App Store commissions. The Supreme Court u… Continue Reading

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4 Benefits To Recording, Releasing Commentary For Your Music

Sometimes it can be hard to convey everything you want about your music through the album alone – luckily this creates the perfect opportunity to release commentary, giving fans insight into your creative process while keeping them engaged in the music. ____________________________ Guest post by Hugh McIntyre of the Symphonic… Continue Reading

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