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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Facebook Finally Launches Its Version Of Content ID

Facebook Rights Manager

Content creators have been complaining for months that many of their YouTube videos have been showing up on Facebook posted by someone else – an action called “freebooting.” In an effort to alleviate the situation, Facebook has now officially launched its version of YouTube’s Content ID called Rights Manager.  This is an admin tool for Facebook […]

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April 15, 2016

Keep Your Eye On These Next 3 Social Trends

3 Social Media Trends

Social media is the lifeblood of so many artists, bands, musicians and record labels in terms of engaging and growing their fanbases. That means it’s important to stay current on the latest developments so you don’t get left behind. With that in mind, there are 3 new trends in social media that are really heating […]

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IFPI Releases New Global Music Industry Sales Figures

Global Music Sales

The IFPI (the organization that tracks global music sales) finally released its annual report on the sales for 2015. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, none of the figures surprise you. Here are the numbers right out of the report. Digital revenues now account for 45 per cent of total revenues, compared […]

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April 13, 2016

YouTube Has All The Leverage In New Label Negotiations

YouTube

If you’re a record label, or an artist, band or publisher for that matter, the one thorn in your digital side is YouTube. Why? It’s by far the most widely used streaming service for consuming music, yet it pays the least of all the services. However, it’s come to light that YouTube’s licensing agreements with the three […]

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Music Attorney John Kellogg On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Attorney John Kellogg

I’m really pleased to have music attorney John Kellogg on the podcast this week. John represented acts like Levert and the O’Jays before becoming assistant chair of the Music Business and Management at Berklee College of Music. John knows the music business from an artist’s perspective as well, since prior to becoming an attorney, he […]

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April 7, 2016

9 New Rules For Success In Today’s Music business

Success in the music business

We’ve gone through a mighty change in the music business over the last 10 years, and it keeps on morphing and evolving every day. Since these changes are constant, many of the old school rules pertaining to success in the music business no longer apply. Here’s an excerpt from the latest edition of my Music […]

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