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Fully updated second edition of Social Media Promotion For Musicians features everything you need to know to market yourself, your band, or your music online. Includes new chapters on Instagram and Streaming Music Playlist marketing!
2017 is now in the books and it was a big year for the recorded music industry, so now it’s time to look ahead to 2018. Here are 7 predictions that can affect the music business in ways big and small in the upcoming year should they come to pass. 1. Spotify finally goes public, […]Continue reading
You’re probably not aware that Microsoft has its own streaming service called Groove Music, and that’s exactly why the company is now dumping the platform in favor of Spotify instead. The company plans to stop selling subscriptions soon and will completely phase out the service by the end of the year, which probably won’t break […]Continue reading
Recently the recording world was shocked to hear that Berklee College of Music acquired one of New York City’s most glorious studios – Avatar (formerly known as Powerstation). There are still a lot of questions as to what’s going to happen with the facility, but on this podcast we get the answers right from the […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
Universal Music’s parent company Vivendi recently put a public price tag of $22 billion on the company, which seems odd since it hasn’t valued this asset before. In fact, the only good reason to do so is if Vivendi either wants to sell all or part of Universal or to take the company public to reap […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
The major record labels are adamant about keeping the price of a music streaming subscription at $9.99 per month, regardless of the platform, so it was a great surprise last week when Amazon announced that its new Amazon Music Unlimited service was priced at $7.99 per month for Amazon Prime members. It turns out that the […]Continue reading
Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup from the week of October 14th, 2016. Streaming is back in the news this week as Amazon and Pandora both launched new services. There’s so much more though that you could easily have missed. Let’s get to it. Amazon finally launched its stand-alone streaming service. But is the company […]Continue reading
Amazon has finally launched it’s long awaited stand-alone streaming music service and it’s called Amazon Music Unlimited. On the surface it has a number of interesting features that differentiate it from the other major streaming services, but one has to wonder whether potential users will find them compelling enough to subscribe. Perhaps the service’s biggest […]Continue reading
Ever since music streaming began in earnest, there’s been a mantra inside the music industry that’s gone something like this – “Until the paid subscription rate gets to $5 per month, streaming is never going to scale.” That’s only partially been true, as subscriber numbers have grown steadily at the now standard $10 per month, […]Continue reading
There’s been speculation for some time that Amazon was going to launch it’s own streaming music service to rival that of Apple Music and Spotify. While such a service could be formidable indeed, another me-too platform might not shake up the streaming landscape much. That could change if Amazon is able to launch a lower-priced […]Continue reading
With the battle over streaming music leadership raging on between Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube, there’s one major company that’s been lying silently in the weeds waiting for the right time to pounce on an industry increasingly ripe for the picking. Don’t look now, but it may be Amazon that may soon be the one […]Continue reading