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Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup from the week of October 21th, 2016. It’s some pretty good news for the recorded music industry, more on music subscriptions and some interesting lawsuits. Let’s get to it.
The music business has seen a lot of growth this year. Up 3.2% globally and more than 8% in the U.S.. That’s great news for an industry that’s had quite a few bad years lately.
Garth Brooks becomes Amazon Music Unlimited’s first exclusive. Good for Amazon but will it work for Garth in the end?
Grooveshark’s creator has a new platform. And this time it just might be endorsed by the major labels.
Radio is giving live streaming a try. Finally, radio’s doing something to try to increase its relevancy.
Spinal Tap sues Universal. Harry Shearer sues the media giant for $125 million, stating that he’s received less than $100 for record sales in 30 years. Merchandise income only a little better.
Will there be more device restricted music subscriptions in our future? The low-priced Amazon Music Unlimited tier with Echo and Dot may be just the first of many.
Kanye West thinks the feud between Jay-Z and Apple has hurt his latest release. I think he just backed the wrong horse when he went all in with Tidal exclusives.
You won’t believe the music service that has half the teens in America signed up. Musical.ly may the industry’s secret weapon.
A brief look at the history of Pop music. You probably could guess what’s the most popular pop song of all time.
That’s the News Roundup of what went on in the music industry last week. Let’s see what next week brings.