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Spotify’s Paid Over A Billion Dollars To Record Labels This Year

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The major record labels seem to have it out for Spotify, but the platform is contributing mightily to their bottom lines. It’s been reported that the company has already paid $1.2 billion dollars in royalties to the music industry this year, and over $5 billion lifetime. The platform is paying out around $133 million per […]

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Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 10/7/16

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the music industry news roundup from the week of October 7th, 2016. There’s a little less on streaming this week for the first time in a while, but still lots to cover. Let’s get to it. Music supervisors don’t think they’re hurting songwriters. I wrote about this last week and now a music sup responds. The bottom […]

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Amoeba Music Can Now Sell Weed Too

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In what seems to be a match made in heaven, the Amoeba Music record store based in Berkeley, CA can soon begin selling marijuana as well. An Amoeba employee leaked the announcement on Facebook, according to Fact. It’s been reported that the store intends to put a dispensary where its current Jazz Room is now located to […]

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Publisher Greig Watts On Episode #129 Of My Inner Circle Podcast

Music publisher Greig Watts is the guest on this week’s Inner Circle Podcast, and his UK company DWB Songs has been very successful in Asia. We’ll discuss the differences in writing for that market, the challenges of getting paid and how he gets around it, writing in an EDM world, and the company’s very successful […]

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YouTube Misses The Point With Its Lyor Cohen Hire

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If you want to start a music label executive ranting and raving, just mention YouTube. It’s currently public enemy #1 to the music industry thanks to its relative intransigence over royalty payouts that execs and artists alike feel are way too low. That’s a good reason why Youtube may think its brand new hire of […]

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September 30, 2016

Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 9/30/16

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the music industry news roundup from the week of Sept 30th, 2016. There’s a wide range of topics this week that run the gamut from album sales to social networks to acquisitions to bankruptcy, so let’s get to it. Adele gets her second Diamond album in the US. Her album 25 just went past the 10 […]

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September 29, 2016

Study Says To Use Facebook Live If You Want To Reach Millennials

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If your audience is composed of millennials, then it’s time to start using Facebook Live, according to a new report by UBS. The company surveyed 2,000 U.S. consumers aged 13 and up on social media usage as well as video consumption and found that Facebook’s relatively new service is the go-to service for that age group, followed […]

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Is The Music Supervisor Killing Songwriting?

music supervisor killing songwriting

In my experience there are two kinds of songwriters. One writes completely from the heart as an expression of art, while the second does it more as a business, writing whatever the situation calls for. Neither is more noble than the other, they’re just different, and both require a tremendous amount of skill and passion. That said, […]

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September 27, 2016

Patreon CEO Jack Conte On Inner Circle Podcast Episode #128

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Pamplamoose showed the world just how powerful some DIY YouTube videos could be, garnering millions of views that eventually landed the duo some national television commercials. Jack Conte, half of the duo, built on that success to form Patreon, a way for creators to make a living from their work through subscription payments from their […]

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September 26, 2016

Apple Music At 17 Million Subscribers After 70 Exclusives

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Record labels hate giving exclusives to streaming services, but they appear to be working when it comes to signing up new paid subscribers. During Apple’s latest product rollout, CEO Tim Cook mentioned that Apple Music was now at 17 million subscribers thanks to over 70 exclusives with artist like Taylor Swift, Frank Ocean and Drake. The […]

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September 23, 2016

Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 9/23/16

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the music industry news roundup from the week of Sept 23rd, 2016. Streaming in the news again, but what else is new. It at the heart of the music industry’s evolution right now Will “flexible pricing” be in our streaming future? Don’t be surprised to see cheaper pricing tiers at all of the services, not that […]

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September 22, 2016

5 Tips To Get Music Bloggers To Write About Your Music

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It used to be that just one good review in a magazine could sell loads of albums. Even a bad review could be really good for business if it was in a publication like Rolling Stone. That’s all changed since magazine reviews have become pretty irrelevant as the music world has moved online. Now its the […]

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Yeah, People Still Buy Songs, Especially When They’re 69 Cents

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There’s an experiment going on in Apple’s iTunes Store that not many are paying attention to, but it just might prolong the download side of the music business for a few more years. It’s true that streaming is all the rage, with subscription numbers increasing at a steady pace while the download business is falling […]

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September 20, 2016

Game Audio Composer Brian Schmidt On Episode #127 Of My Inner Circle Podcast

Brian Schmidt

Brian Schmidt is a legend in game audio and he’s my guest on Episode #127 of my Inner Circle Podcast. Both a composer and sound designer, Brian has worked on over 150 games, and he’s been the architect for the X-Box audio system and XACT gaming audio tool. Brian is also the founder of GameSoundCon, […]

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