The Music Fund Has Money for Musicians Who Can’t Tour, But Still Have Streaming Income

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continuing to wreak havoc on live touring, artists are having a particularly difficult time making ends meet. But that’s sparking more innovation from non-touring areas, with players like The Music Fund focusing… Continue Reading

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Artist Branding Isn’t Selling Out Anymore — But What’s the New Balance?

Music licensing and distribution platform Songtradr recently hosted their fourth “Happy Hour” livestream event, Balancing Branding with Artistry. During the hour-long discussion, two prominent branding professionals discussed what artists should – and … Continue Reading

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Jamendo Spins Subscription-Based Sync Licensing for Video Producers & Podcasters

If the world has arrived at all-you-can eat subscription, why hasn’t sync music licensing? Now, leading indie licensing platform Jamendo has launched a sync-subscription service that aims to benefit indie creators and artists alike. Jamendo’s concept i… Continue Reading

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Live Nation Will Dramatically Reduce Performing Artist Payouts In 2021 — Here’s the Leaked Memo

Owing to the immense fiscal and operational impact that the novel coronavirus has had on the live music sphere, leading concert promoter Live Nation is preparing to dramatically reduce artist payouts in 2021. Live Nation officials recently shared the c… Continue Reading

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Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment Unilaterally Support the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 — Here’s Their Statement

The ‘Big Three’ major labels were joined in their support of the Justice in Policing Act by music industry organizations A2IM, ARA, BMAC, FMC, MAC, RIAA and SONA. Mega-label groups Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Sony Music G… Continue Reading

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Akon Receives $6 Billion Construction Grant to Build ‘Akon City’ In Senegal

Akon has closed a multibillion-dollar contract to build a futuristic city – aptly named Akon City – in Senegal. The Senegalese-American singer announced Akon City’s construction plans via a press release, but hadn’t personally elaborated on the highly … Continue Reading

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