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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Ending On 6/9/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on June 9th, 2017. There was a wide range of new this week, and for once it’s not all centered on streaming. Let’s get into it. The digital music war is over, and the major labels lost. Good article in Rolling Stone how the industry adapted to […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 6/2/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on June 2nd, 2017. This week isn’t so much about blockbuster news as it is about trends in the industry, especially streaming. I’m not so sure that all the trends are in the right direction, though. Let’s get into it. Drake beat a copyright infringement lawsuit. This is […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 5/26/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on May 26th, 2017. There’s a lot of social media news this week, but some on Pandora too (and it’s not too good). Let’s get into it. Pandora is suffering from “fake listener syndrome.” Two-thirds of its listeners do so at home, and they’re frequently not even in […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 5/19/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on May 19th, 2017. The big news in the streaming world again this week, and once again, some of it is not good. Let’s get into it. Apple to stop exclusives. After much negative feedback from the industry, it looks like it has backed off. Jimmy Iovine thinks […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 5/5/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on May 5th, 2017. There was much less about streaming this week, and believe it or not, Spotify was barely in the news. Let’s get into it. SoundCloud is making a last ditch effort. It’s running a campaign of 3 months for $1 to try to get more paying […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 4/28/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on April 28th, 2017. There was a wide variety of news stories this week, from streaming struggles to hardware development to streaming royalties to radio. Let’s get into it. Spotify has acquired the blockchain startup Mediachain Labs. The company wants to use blockchain technology to help with attributing streams […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 4/21/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on April 21st, 2017. Spotify was much in the news this week, but there were a lot of other significant news stories as well. Let’s get into it. Is the end of the free streaming tier near? It might be coming soon, especially if the music industry […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 4/14/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on April 14th, 2017. The news this week is varied, but interesting, with Spotify in the lead again. Let’s get into it. Recording artists are lobbying Capitol Hill to get paid for radio airplay. This has been an ongoing struggle for a couple of decades but the […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 4/7/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on April 7th, 2017. It’s been another big week in the world of streaming, but there’s other news as well. Let’s get into it. Streaming is now making more money than downloads ever did. And Steve Jobs said it would never happen. Some good charts and comparisons here, […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 3/31/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on March 31st, 2017. There is less news about streaming than in past weeks, but there’s still lot of very interesting items nonetheless. Let’s get into it. New music is cool, but it’s old music that sells. The weekly Top 50 is only worth less than 4% of the total […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 3/24/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of March 24th, 2017. Spotify gets a lot of attention because it’s getting serious about its upcoming public offering, but lots of other news as well. Let’s get into it. Spotify is nearing a new licensing deal with the major labels. It’s been out of contract for the […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 3/17/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of March 17th, 2017. There’s lots of interesting speculation on new services, and not a mention of Spotify for once. Let’s get into it. Facebook trying to solve “social music.” No one else has cracked it, but the company is taking music very seriously. Will AI and chatbots […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 3/10/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of March 10th, 2017. Nothing major, but a lot of interesting business tidbits this week. Let’s get into it. Streaming music is a bad business according to this article. It is if that’s the only product you have. As I’ve explained before, it’s a loss-leader for Apple, Amazon and […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 3/3/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of March 3rd, 2017. A lot went down this week in a few related areas. Let’s get into it. Good news – recorded music grew by 7% last year. It’s actually up $1.1 billion over last year, which is a heck of a good year of growth. Indie […]

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