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December 8, 2017

The Most Streamed Artists On Spotify Might Surprise You

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Spotify just released its list of most streamed artists for 2017, and while many are household words, the extent of their popularity might surprise you. For instance, Ed Sheeran was the platform’s top streaming artist with over 6.3 billion streams this year, dethroning Drake who was number one in 2015 and 2016. Rihanna was the top streaming […]

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Ed Sheeran Might Change Your Mind About Making Money On Spotify

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There are still many artists and musicians that believe that streaming music is the devil, even worse than piracy. The idea is that since the payout for each stream is so small, an artist is just not capable of generating any serious income online. Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” might change your mind about that, […]

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Why Make An Album When Nobody’s Buying Them?

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We now live in a singles world, and nowhere is this more obvious than in the recent Nielsen Music Half-Year Report. Album consumption has taken a dramatic turn for the worse, as even superstar artists aren’t seeing anything near the numbers of the past. For instance, here’s the top 10 (for the U.S.): 1 Ed […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 4/14/17

Music Industry News Roundup

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 […]

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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 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 2/10/17

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 #8

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the music industry news roundup from the last week. As always, streaming and streaming services are in the news, but so are a number of huge artists, as well as some cool speculation on the future. Let’s get into it. Apple Music is seriously getting into song lyrics. Reports are that it’s hired a new team […]

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