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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 1/13/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of January 13th, 2017. Everyone is back from holiday vacation and the year is starting to get busy. Let’s see what’s in the news. Pandora lays off 7% of its workforce. Things are getting tough in streaming land as the company tries to overcome a cash crunch. Deezer’s […]

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High-Resolution Streaming Might Be Getting Closer

high-resolution music logo

I’ve been predicting for over a year that the streaming world would eventually move to high-resolution audio, and a recent announcement from a group of large industry players makes it look like things are finally moving in the right direction. All 3 major labels, Pandora, Rhapsody/Napster, HD Trax and the RIAA announced their support for […]

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Facebook To Start Running Mid-Video Ads

Facebook mid-video ads

Content creators have been complaining about the fact that there’s no way to monetize their content on Facebook the way you can on YouTube. Those days look to be coming to an end, however, as industry insiders now say that Facebook will start testing mid-video ads soon. As with YouTube, the revenue from the ads will be […]

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January 10, 2017

Strings Guy Stevie Blacke On Episode #143 Of My Inner Circle Podcast

Stevie Blacke

Stevie Blacke is a multi-instrumentalist known around Hollywood as the “strings guy” because he’s often called upon to record full string sections of violin, viola, cello and double-bass (up to 40 tracks!) all by himself. He’s much more than just an orchestral string player though, as he also does sessions on mandolin, dobro, sitar and […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 1/6/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Happy New Year, and here’s the first Music Industry News Roundup of the year for the week of January 6th, 2017. We’re just coming off a major holiday and things are slowly ramping back up. Let’s see what happened. The Blackstone Group acquires SESAC. Just think about that for a second. A big investment group now owns a […]

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How To Measure Online Audience Engagement

Measuring engagement

When we think online audience engagement, we usually think of views or streams. There’s a lot more to it than that though, as this infographic from Statista shows how industry insiders evaluate true engagement. As you can see, Shares are the #1 most valuable engagement element, closely followed by the actual amount of time users dwell on […]

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