Grammys Finally Accept Streaming Links As Submissions

The Recording Academy will finally accept streaming links instead of physical product for award submissions in most categories. In a statement, the Academy also said, "For most categories, we would prefer streaming distribution links for online entry submissions, though CD submissions remain optional." The cost of submitting multiple physical copies… Continue Reading

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Why Fans Are More Important Than Listeners

It’s impossible to please everyone, and trying to winner every casual listeners is a futile effort. Instead, artists are better off focusing on their core diehard fans – an overall more easily targeted, easier to keep happy group. _________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix You will never please… Continue Reading

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Facebook Explains $1B Libra Cryptocurrency Initiative

Facebook has unveiled the details for Libra, its new global cryptocurrency. The social network is launching the currency, similar to Bitcoin, with partners like Spotify, Paypal, Uber, Visa and Mastercard, among others. However, since Facebook is currently under federal scrutiny for its privacy practices and the subject of a new… Continue Reading

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Merlin Paid Indie Labels $1 Billion In Last 18 Months

Global independent digital rights agency Merlin announced the findings of its 2019 Membership Report & Survey at A2IM Indie Week on Tuesday, The report revealed 63% year-on-year increase in member payments to $845 million. The total includes over $130 million in revenues generated from one time settlements and other non-royalty… Continue Reading

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Spotify Officially Signs On to Support Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency — the Libra

According to a leaked report from the Wall Street Journal last week, Spotify had signed on to support Facebook’s cryptocurrency project. Over two dozen other companies were rumored to be supporting the cryptocurrency, dubbed the ‘Libra.’  Each company … Continue Reading

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Spotify Dubbed Digital Predator By Top Radio Consultant

The potential disruptive impact of Spotify’s new "Your Daily Drive " playlist which mixes music, news and short podcasts, is starting to sink in at radio. Respected radio consultant Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media has now dubbed "Your Daily Drive" and short daily podcasts like the New York Times produced… Continue Reading

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Spotify Invests $10M In Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

Spotify has officially joined Facebook’s new Libra global cryptocurrency initiative. Spotify stands out as the only music or media company among 28 A-list players ranging from Visa to Uber to Andreessen Horowitz that each invested $10 million. Here’s of Techcrunch describes Libra: "Facebook wants to make Libra the evolution of… Continue Reading

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Spotify Reportedly Signs On to Support Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency, the Libra

Spotify has reportedly jumped on the lengthy backers’ list for Facebook’s new project. For more than a year, Facebook has quietly worked on a new cryptocurrency dubbed the Libra.  Now, the company has prepared to formally unveil the project this week. … Continue Reading

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