Grammys To Honor Dr. Dre For Trailblazing Production Work

Dr. Dre will be honored by the Recording Academy for his trailblazing production work. Dre broke onto the music scene in the late 1980s as a co-founding member of groundbreaking rap collective N.W.A. and went on to produce hits for everyone from Eminem, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Nas and Busta… Continue Reading

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Sony, WMG Win Copyright Infringement Case vs TuneIn, More Lawsuits Expected

The High Court of England and Wales has ruled against digital radio company TuneIn in a copyright infringement case brought by Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. The lawsuit filed by the two major record companies alleged that TuneIn played and rebroadcast music without a U.K. license. Of particular… Continue Reading

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HOW TO: Basics Of Chinese Social Media For Musicians

While popular artist platforms like Instagram and Facebook aren’t accessible in China, musicians in the US are capable of bridging the global divide and reach fans overseas, simply by creating accounts on the following social media platforms. __________________________ Guest post by Cait McMahon from the Symphonic Blog We, as a… Continue Reading

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New Spotify Kids App Launches In Beta

Spotify has launched in beta a new standalone app for children called Spotify Kids. Exclusive to Premium Family subscribers, the new app is intended for children 3 and older. Currently, the app is only available in Ireland and filters out explicit content, in addition to offering kid-friendly playlists that span… Continue Reading

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American Music Award Names 2019 Nominees [FULL LIST]

The American Music Awards announced its nominees and rapper Post Malone topped the list with seven nominations, including Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year and Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock. Three-time AMA winner, Ariana Grande, and first-time AMA nominee, Billie Eilish follow closely with each earning six nominations,… Continue Reading

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Fender, Apple Music Partner For Fender Songs App Powered By 7Digital

[UPDATED] Fender has partnered with Apple Music to launch the Fender Songs app which allows users to stream, practice, play along and perform to millions of songs on guitar, ukulele or piano and provides learning paths, lessons with instructors, video-on-demand, chord charts, tablature and more. Users can also reference targeted… Continue Reading

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Pandora Adds Spanish Language Support For Google Home & Nest, Amazon Alexa Users In U.S.

Pandora has just announced Spanish language support for Google Home & Nest and Amazon Alexa smart devices. Here’s how to enable Spanish language support for Pandora: On the Google Home mobile app: Tap Account icon on the bottom right of the screen Under “Google Assistant,” tap “More settings” Tap “Assistant”… Continue Reading

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Meditation App Calm Names UMG Exec Head Of Music

Popular sleep and meditation app Calm and has named its first head of Music, Courtney Phillips, UMG’s former Director of Brand Partnerships. And don’t for a minute that Phillips made is to bring more sleep-inducing instrumental music to the platform. Working closely with Calm’s leadership and content teams, Phillips will… Continue Reading

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Apple Music Has Team Of People Writing Down Song Lyrics

Apple is known for its attention to detail, but this revelation takes that to a whole new level. Instead of using less-than-perfect lyric services to provide lyrics alongside its music streams, Apple Music has "a team of people listening to music and transcribing the lyrics." The full quote from a… Continue Reading

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Music Promotion On TikTok: A Beginner’s Guide

500 million people use short music video app TikTok every month and 66% of them are under 30. If that’s the audience for your music, you need to be active on the platform. But where do you start? ______________________________ By James Shotwell of Haulix TikTok is creating new music stars… Continue Reading

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