Category Archives for "Music Industry News"

The Reason Why YouTube Pays Artists So Little

YouTube user generated content

The recorded music business is rejoicing at the fact that after more than a decade, it finally has some strong revenue growth. The best part is that the growth looks like it will continue, as paying for streaming has finally gone mass market and listeners have seem the light of the benefit of paying at […]

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Would You Pull Your Music Off The Radio?

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Almost from the beginning of the industry, recording artists have complained about not being compensated for radio airplay. Sure, songwriters get paid, but artists and labels never receive a dime. This is a phenomena unique to the United States, since in most other countries artist compensation has long been settled. While legislation to pay artists […]

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Happy Days – US Music Growth The Most In 20 Years

Music sales growth

In record label executive offices across the U.S. there’s rejoicing as the latest RIAA numbers show a double digit increase in revenue for the first time in almost 20 years. The latest figures show that the recorded music market in 2016 brought in $7.7 billion, up a bit more 11% over the previous year. And […]

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Cities Waking Up To The Value Of Music Venues

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Music is a big part of the nightlife of any city, but venues everywhere have been seriously threatened by rising real estate costs, noise control laws, and city taxes. Luckily, many cities are finally waking up to the fact that a city without music is a far less attractive destination or place to live, and […]

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Big Changes Are Coming To Pandora Soon

Pandora being sold?

If you’re a Pandora user, the service that you know and hopefully love may very well be different in the next month. That’s because an investor revolt looks to be forcing the company’s┬ásale, according to an enlightening expose’ by Music Business Worldwide, and that could come within the next two weeks by the way things […]

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