Music WorX Startup Accelerator Opens Applications

Music WorX Accelerator 2019, the start-up funding program of the German Ministry of Culture and the Media and the Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft, is accepting applications. Music WorX Accelerator helps music and music tech founders from all over Europe. In this accelerator program, up to four start-up teams are supported for… Continue Reading

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The Day Hattie Webb Broke Into The PledgeMusic Office

PledgeMusic owes independent artist Hattie Webb $6876. She’s not alone. Hundreds of artists are owed thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars. But Hattie did something we’re not aware of any other artist doing. When she learned that the crowdfunder was in financial trouble, she stormed their London office and… 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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LÜM Raises $1.2M, Partners With Frank Productions For New Music Discovery Platform

Social music app LÜM has closed its seed round, bringing the Madison, Wisconsin based startup’s total investment to $1.2 million in less than a year. LÜM has also partnered with concert promoters Frank Productions to explore ways to bridge the difficult divide between live and digital music consumption. Focusing on… Continue Reading

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The Four A’s Of Operating In An Article 17 World

In the wake of the passage of Article 17, and the massive impact it will have on how we consume audio and video, Bob Barbiere explores how Dubset will implement the four As (Access, Attribution, Authorization, and Administration) to tackle copyright as we move forward in a post-Article 17 world…. Continue Reading

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Move Over Music, Spotify App Update Highlights Podcasts

The Spotify mobile music app has been renamed Spotify – Music and Podcasts, as the company brings its $500 million bet on podcasting to the forefront of its entire ecosystem. The new design is be available to some users, but the streamer has offered no date for a full roll… Continue Reading

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