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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Gifts Artists Should Offer Their Fans This Holiday Season

The holidays are right around the corner, and whether or not you celebrate them, it’s a great time of year to show your fans just how much they mean to you, either through free music, a special holiday cover, or something else altogether. ____________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of… 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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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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Labels Now Able To Pay Spotify To Promote Their Music

UPDATED: Spotify users may already be familiar with ‘Music For You’ notifications which sometimes pop up on the platform and now, in a new test run by Spotify, those notifications are for sale, allowing artists to promote directly to listeners without a need for third-party applications. _______________________________ Guest post by… Continue Reading

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Spotify To Monetize Artist/Fan Relationship With A ‘Two-Sided Marketplace’

Spotify founder Daniel Ek is committed to transforming Spotify For Artists into a "two-sided marketplace" which can monetize the relationship that the 465,000 artists that use the currently free artist marketing and data platform. The streamer also revealed that a Two-Sided Marketplace would be "margin enhancing" and is at the… Continue Reading

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29 Ways To Market Your Music Immediately

With this set of actionable bullet points, Chris Robley fires off twenty-nine ways in which bands and artists can promote their music right now. _____________________________ By Chris Robley from CD Baby’s DIY Musician Make a lyric video. Create a playlist of artists who influenced the new album or single. Pin… Continue Reading

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