Warner Music’s New Deal With YouTube Isn’t Great, But It Might Not Matter Anyway

YouTube

All of the major labels have been out of contract and on a month-to-month basis in their licensing agreements with YouTube for some time now, but the first domino has fallen as Warner Music Group reported that it’s just completed a new deal with the video service. Even though no terms were announced, it’s easy to […]

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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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New Copyright Bill Passes The House

Copyright Bill H.R. 1695

Virtually everyone in the music community has bee screaming for copyright reform, but there has been mostly talk but little movement until now. Copyright Bill H.R. 1695, “The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act” passed the House of Representatives by 378-48 last week, which many hope is the beginning of larger reforms in the future. […]

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EastWest Studio Manager Candace Stewart On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Candace Stewart EastWest Studios

Studio management is an art unto itself and every studio owner knows how difficult it is to find a good one. Candace Stewart is one of the best there is, having spent over 20 years in some of the best facilities in Los Angeles. She’s now the manager of the famous EastWest Studios in Hollywood […]

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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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IFPI Numbers Show How The Music Industry Is Getting Healthy Again

IFPI music industry healthy

The annual IFPI revue of the music business confirms what all the other studies have shown – that music is truly on the comeback trail. After years of doom and gloom, the industry has seen its first double-digit rise in revenues in nearly 20 years, all thanks to streaming. The skeptics said it would never happen, […]

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Audio Builders Workshop Founder Owen Curtin On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Owen Curtin

The DIY ethic is running deep in the audio and recording business once again as a variety of manufacturers now provide kits to build everything from preamps to compressors to microphones to ???. It’s a great way to not only learn how your gear ticks, but also get some great sounding gear at a very […]

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