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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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High-Resolution Streaming Might Be Getting Closer

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I’ve been predicting for over a year that the streaming world would eventually move to high-resolution audio, and a recent announcement from a group of large industry players makes it look like things are finally moving in the right direction. All 3 major labels, Pandora, Rhapsody/Napster, HD Trax and the RIAA announced their support for […]

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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 12/9/16

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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The Streaming Music Price Wars Have Begun

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It was probably only a matter of time, but it now looks like the first of many streaming music price wars has truly broken out. In a reaction to Amazon entering the streaming market with its Music Unlimited service, Google has extended the free trial period for its Play Music service to 4 months, making a new […]

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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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Neil Young Gives In And Puts Music Back On Streaming Services

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Neil Young pulled his music off of every streaming service in 2015 because of the poor sound quality in favor of his own Pono service, but in a reversal, now he’s back. Although last May his music was made available on Tidal, now it can be found on both Spotify and Apple Music. Pono was […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 11/4/16

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of November 4rth, 2016. We’re coming to the end of the year, and as a result, starting to see a number of year-end stories. And it looks like the piracy argument will never die. Check it out. YouTube Red is a bomb. It only managed to sign up […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 10/14/16

Music Industry News Roundup

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 […]

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October 11, 2016

PR And Crowdfunding Expert Ariel Hyatt On Episode #130 Of My Inner Circle Podcast

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Ariel Hyatt was one of the first in the PR world to realize the value of social media, and her Cyber PR agency has been helping artists and bands with their online presence ever since. Now Ariel breaks new ground with her latest book called Crowdstart, which provides a step-by-step breakdown of how to launch […]

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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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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 16, 2016

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

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the music industry news roundup from the week of Sept 16th, 2016. There’s a lot of news in the streaming space, but also some interesting news with club music in Australia and the UK charts as well. Tidal had huge loses last year. It appears that the streaming service is not doing well and burning around $2 […]

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September 7, 2016

Which Music Streaming Services Will Survive 2016?

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Note: Here’s a guest post from Caroline at Culture Coverage. In a world of free music, not all streaming services are created equal. Between premium subscriber systems and free platforms with limitless libraries, there are a lot of options that can cloud a music lover’s desktop and not provide any real advantages. For these five industry […]

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