Music Piracy Continues To Dip Dramatically, But The Industry Is Loathe To Admit It Because It Ruins The Narrative [Op-Ed]

In this op-ed, Mike Masnick reveals how better-authorized services have, in contrast to increased legal enforcement, been incredibly effective at reducing online piracy, but that the music industry is choosing to ignore the numbers in favor of a different narrative. ____________________________________ Guest post by Mike Masnick of Techdirt This was… Continue Reading

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TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

In some of the most often perused pieces from Hypebot this week, we looked at how Generation Z is redefining the music business, some of the best YouTube channels for promoting you music, a list of the RIAA’s most ‘notorious’ copyright offenders, and more! Music Business Is Being Re-Defined By… Continue Reading

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RIAA Releases “Notorious” Copyright Offenders List

Copyright violation remains an ever-present issue in the music business, affecting not only an artist’s ability to make money, but also that of labels. Consequently, the RIAA annually drops a list of the top offenders. Here we look at who this year’s guilty parties are. _________________________ Guest post by Bobby… Continue Reading

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Latin music will generate close to $500m from streaming in the US this year – but it’s losing (a bit of) market share

Across all formats, genre claimed 4.31% share in the first half of 2019
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FCC Asks RIAA To Invesitgate Payola (Again)

FCC Commissioner Mike O’Reilly has sent a letter to the RIAA asking it to investigate recent reports of payola – the practice of paying radio stations and other music services to play music. The request came on the heels of a Rolling Stone piece that suggested that payola, which some… Continue Reading

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TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

In our most popular posts from the past week, Blink-182 departs BMG in favor of Columbia Records, we look at what DoJ’s decision for the recent ‘Stairway to Heaven’ case could mean for songwriters, explore six key ways in which can improve the SEO of their music, and more. Blink-182… Continue Reading

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The United States is about to become a $10bn recorded music market again – for the first time since 2007

US market now on course to generate over $1bn EVERY MONTH from recorded music in the first half of 2020
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To Combat Rampant Piracy, a U.N. Organization Launches a Global Anti-Piracy Database

So far this year, multiple piracy websites have gone down as part of a large-scale crackdown from the music industry. Thanks to aggressive subpoenas from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), YouTubNow, a self-described “powerful” YouTu… Continue Reading

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