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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 9/2/16

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the music industry news roundup from the week of Sept 2nd, 2016. As it happens just about every week, Spotify is in the news again, but there were lots of other great news articles this week as well. Let’s get into it. Spotify is making its own records. Yes, it’s commissioning releases from different producers especially for […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 8/25/16

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the music industry news roundup from the week of August 25th, 2016. It’s a little more diverse this week, but there are a few blockbuster topics (Spotify never fails to excite). Let’s get into it. Spotify’s label deals are now out of contract. The company is going month to month, and trying to negotiate a lower […]

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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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Music Industry News Roundup #7

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the music industry news roundup from the last week. There’s good news and bad news, and some things to keep an eye out for to see how they play out in the future. Let’s get into it. Sony Music buys Ministry of Sound. MoS is known for their compilations, which don’t play well in the streaming world […]

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Music Industry News Roundup #5

Here’s the music industry news roundup from the last week. There’s much more diverse news than previous weeks, but streaming continues to dominate the conversation. Taylor Swift is the highest earning celebrity. The thing is, she didn’t get that way from selling music. She learned early that it’s the brand that sells. Elizabeth Warren has it in […]

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Deezer Launches In The U.S., But Does Anybody Care?

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After a year run up, the streaming service Deezer has finally launched in the United States. Spotify’s major competitor in Europe is now in the world’s largest market, but the question is, does it have enough to differentiate itself from the rest of the current streaming contenders in the space? The Paris-based service launched in […]

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Music Industry News Roundup #4

Here’s some interesting music business news from the last week. There’s a lot going on in the streaming world, but as usual, that’s not all. Warner Music had it’s best quarter in a long time. Streaming agrees with this major label, and it’s up around 14% over the same time last year. Guest what? It’s […]

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Apple’s Publishing Royalty Proposal Is A Shot At Spotify

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Who says Apple’s music executives aren’t smart? In what may end up being a brilliant strategic move, the company discretely made a proposal to the governing Copyright Royalty Board to increase the song publishing royalty rate to 9.1 cents per 100 interactive streams, a significant increase over what is currently paid, according to the NY […]

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Music Industry News Roundup #3

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s some interesting music business news from the last week. As always, it’s surprising how some old topics keep on coming back to life, and the new topics that we never expected pop up. Streaming music has surpassed YouTube music views. They said it would never happen, but streaming music is now more popular that […]

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Music Industry News Roundup #2

Music Industry News Roundup

It appears that Music 3.0 blog readers liked the News Roundup concept, so here’s the second addition, although it’s a bit abbreviated because of the July 4th holiday. Google Play offers 4 free months. If you’re a brand new subscriber, you can get Google Play and YouTube Red bundled together for what amounts to $40 value for […]

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July 1, 2016

Apple Music’s Not Catching Spotify Anytime Soon And That’s Not Good

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As Apple Music reaches its first anniversary, the service is now up to 15 million paid subscribers, second only to Spotify’s 30 million. That number may not be as rosy as it seems though, since it may be well below what many in the industry initially expected. A recent report from Cowen & Co. predicted […]

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Music Industry News Roundup

Music Industry News Roundup

Today begins a new  series on the Music 3.0 blog. One day every week I’ll provide a post with links to a number of interesting music business-related stories. Some will be about social media, some about music distribution, some about royalties, and some about record labels, but all will be connected to the industry in […]

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Spotify To Launch 12 Original Video Shows

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Spotify recently announced that it was getting into the original content business by launching 12 new shows, and guess what? They’ll all be on video. According to the company, the video shows will be “centered around three main themes – music performances, music profiles and music culture,” and the episodes will be up to fifteen minutes long. The foray […]

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