‘It is time for a change in how we think about music,’ says MIDiA’s Mark Mulligan

The future of music lies beyond the constraints of its current formats, says top industry analyst Mark Mulligan. Answers to questions like the relevancy of the album format, how streaming informs music creation and the internet’s ability to blur the line between recorded and live music will fundamentally change music… Continue Reading

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Spotify Is #2 Most ‘Relevant’ Brand In US, Bose #4

Spotify is the second most relevant brand in the US according to the new Prophet Brand Relevance Index (BRI), a ranking of the most relevant brands of today based on consumer feedback. Facebook failed to make the top 10. Apple maintained its standing as the most relevant brand for the… Continue Reading

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95% Of U.S. Latin Music Revenue Comes From Streaming, says RIAA Report

A new RIAA report shows that in the first half of 2019, the U.S. Latin music business continued to grow at a double-digit pace. By mid-year 2019, Latin music revenues grew 13.5% to $232 million at estimated retail value versus the prior year. That builds on three consecutive years of… Continue Reading

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MLC Submits $37.25M Bill To Administer Music Modernization Act To Be Paid By Spotify, Apple

The newly appointed Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) has submitted its proposal to the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) outlining the structure of the collective and the funding required to carry out the statutory demands of the Music Modernization Act. The proposed start-up assessment is $37.25 million, with an annual assessment starting… Continue Reading

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Mobilizing The Army Of Tool Fans

Here we breakdown how OneLive and Single Music helped TOOL land the coveted number one spot on the Billboard 200 following the band’s release of a new album after a 12 year hiatus. _________________________ Guest post from Single On June 6th, Maynard James Keenan of TOOL officially announced a new… Continue Reading

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Dissecting A Spotify Playlist Promotion Pitch Letter

Spotify playlist promotion offers.. we get them all the time. You probably do too. In this episode of the Music Biz Weekly podcast, co-hosts Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert read an actual Spotify playlist promotion proposal, dissect it and point out… Continue Reading

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How To Create Your Own Radio Show On Spotify

In this piece, Seth Reslar explores how the Spotify’s new podcast creation feature can be taken a step further to create a Spotify-based radio show by combining the podcast and song saving feature into one. ______________________________ Guest post by Seth Resler of Jacobs Media Strategy From time to time, I… Continue Reading

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YouTube Revises Music Charts To Eliminate Pay-For-View

YouTube is revising its chart criteria and will no longer count paid advertising views on YouTube in the YouTube Music Charts calculation. The shift aligns YouTube with the policies of Billboard and Nielsen. Indian rapper Badshah, K-pop group BlackPink and Taylor Swift have all spent money on YouTube ad advertising… Continue Reading

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Music Marketing Platform Beatchain Adds Distribution

Music promotion and fan building platform Beatchain has added digital distribution powered by FUGA. The full direct to artist platform will launch in early 2020. FUGA’s platform will allow Beatchain to distribute their users’ content to hundreds of digital services for 100% market reach. Artists can upload unlimited tracks for… Continue Reading

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Playlist Streaming: Is It Hurting The Artist?

Leaving downloads and CDs in the dust, streaming (and consequently playlists) is now the new normal for music consumption. But just how much is this style of listening harming artists, and how much value is there getting your song a coveted placement on a popular playlist. ___________________________ In this latest… Continue Reading

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