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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TikTok Marketing For Indie Artists

While it may be the one of the most discussed social media platforms of the present day, many still struggle to understand what exactly TikTok is, much less how to utilize it as the powerful marketing tool which it undeniably is. Here, we clear some of the fog surrounding TikTok… Continue Reading

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Billboard + Bandsintown Tour Indexes Launch With Billie Eilish, Letterkenny Problems At #1

Just weeks after Bandsintown launched twenty-four Worldwide, US and City Live Music Charts, the top-ranked concert discovery platform has added the Billboard + Bandsintown Tour Index, four new weekly touring indexes available exclusively on Billboard. The Billboard + Bandsintown Index is comprised of four new weekly charts: Global Top Artists,… Continue Reading

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Now More Than 1000 Musicians Are Boycotting Amazon

The number of musicians that have signed a “No Music for ICE” letter pledging a boycott of Amazon-sponsored festivals and other partnerships until the company ends support of human rights violations through contracts with ICE and other related US government agencies has now passed 1000. Deerhoof, Ted Leo, Álex Anwandter,… Continue Reading

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Molly Neuman Named President Of Songtrust

Molly Neuman has been named President of Downtown Music owned Songtrust, the indie global music royalty collection and publishing administrator. Neuman joined Songtrust in 2017 as Global Head of Business Development. During her tenure, Songtrust has posted record-setting metrics for the business, including triple-digit growth with more than 2 million… 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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MUSO Raises $1M To Expand Its Live Music Marketplace

Muso has raised $1 million in a seed funding round that will be used to accelerate the growth of its two-sided live music marketplace. Founded in 2018 by co-founders, Jeremiah Siemianow, Brandon Crimmins and Alan Jin the Australia based startup helps up-and-coming local musicians find and book live gigs while… 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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SiriusXM Adds 210K Subs, Pandora Adds Just 33K In Q3

SiriusXM added 210,000 subscribers to its satellite radio service last quarter, while it’s Pandora streaming music service added just 33,000 paid subscribers. By contrast, Spotify added 5 million paid users in the same three months. Shares of Sirius XM declined 0.5% in premarket trading Thursday, on missed profit expectations. THIRD… Continue Reading

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