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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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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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