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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 2/24/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of February 24th, 2017. It was a rather quiet week, but still lots to talk about. Let’s get into it. This may be the last easy year for streaming music. It needs new innovations and pricing if it wants to grow. Users are leaving Snapchat for Instagram. It […]

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

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of February 17th, 2017. A lot went on in the streaming world, although nothing that you’d classify as major.. Let’s get into it. Spotify just signed a big new lease in NYC and plans to add 1,000 jobs. The is a curious move given recent rumors about its […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 2/10/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of February 10th, 2017. It’s been a busy week in the music world this week. Let’s get into it. Google and YouTube merge their music teams. There’s confusion between Google Play and YouTube Red services, so look for these to become just a single service soon. Warner Music […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 2/3/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of February 3rd, 2017. This has been a big week for social media changes, but there are still some interesting record label-related developments. Let’s get into it. Sony earned $1.2 billion from streaming last year. It still made more from physical sales, but not by much. Streaming is changing […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 1/27/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of January 27th, 2017. There’s lots of varied news that covers the spectrum of the music business. Here are some of the news highlights for the week. Spotify wants to pay a lower royalty rate. It’s contract with the major labels is up, but it’s offer is to […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 1/20/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of January 20th, 2017. We’re back in the swing of things as everyone hits the ground running in the new year. Here are some of the news highlights for the week. There’s speculation that Sony Japan is tiring of the entertainment business and might now want to sell […]

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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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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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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 12/30/16

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of December 30th, 2016, the last week of the year. As expected, there hasn’t been much in the way of blockbuster news, but there have been some interesting pieces. Mozart was not #1 in album sales. A story made the rounds that a box set by the […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 12/23/16

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of December 23rd, 2016. Surprisingly enough, there’s a lot of music business-related and social news this week, despite the Holiday season. iHeart Radio is in big financial trouble. Radio is dying in general, and a few years ago when the hedge funds bought in they didn’t realize that […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 12/16/16

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of December 16th, 2016. There are a lot of interesting news items again this week (more than usual for so late in the Holiday season), so let’s get right into it. Global music grew by a billion dollars in 2016. That’s a big deal because it was at […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 12/9/16

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of December 9th, 2016. There’s a lot of news this week, especially on the streaming side of things, so let’s get right into it. The three major labels experienced growth this year, all thanks to streaming. Many feel that the industry has finally turned the corner on revenue, especially […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 12/2/16

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of December 2nd, 2016. We’re still in Holiday Hangover so news is light again this week. The fact of the matter is that activity drops off substantially from Thanksgiving through about the 2nd week of January. There is some news to report though, so let’s get into […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 11/18/16

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of November 18th, 2016. Lots on the legal front this week, and streaming news is back strong again. Let’s get into it. The Justice Department wants BMI to collect fees in a different way. It asked for “full work licenses” where all songwriters must agree to a license, but […]

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