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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 10/28/16

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup from the week of October 28th, 2016. As always, it’s a mixed bag of different industry items that caught my eye. Let’s do it. Pandora lost a lot of money and listeners in the last year. The company may be transitioning to a full interactive platform, but it could be […]

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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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Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 10/7/16

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the music industry news roundup from the week of October 7th, 2016. There’s a little less on streaming this week for the first time in a while, but still lots to cover. Let’s get to it. Music supervisors don’t think they’re hurting songwriters. I wrote about this last week and now a music sup responds. The bottom […]

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Publisher Greig Watts On Episode #129 Of My Inner Circle Podcast

Music publisher Greig Watts is the guest on this week’s Inner Circle Podcast, and his UK company DWB Songs has been very successful in Asia. We’ll discuss the differences in writing for that market, the challenges of getting paid and how he gets around it, writing in an EDM world, and the company’s very successful […]

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September 30, 2016

Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 9/30/16

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Here’s the music industry news roundup from the week of Sept 30th, 2016. There’s a wide range of topics this week that run the gamut from album sales to social networks to acquisitions to bankruptcy, so let’s get to it. Adele gets her second Diamond album in the US. Her album 25 just went past the 10 […]

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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 23, 2016

Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 9/23/16

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the music industry news roundup from the week of Sept 23rd, 2016. Streaming in the news again, but what else is new. It at the heart of the music industry’s evolution right now Will “flexible pricing” be in our streaming future? Don’t be surprised to see cheaper pricing tiers at all of the services, not that […]

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

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the music industry news roundup from the week of Sept 2nd, 2016. Lots of big news this week so lets get into it. Apple Music now over 17 million subscribers. It still trails Spotify by a lot, but that service has a 5 year head start. The future still looks bright in Apple-land. Pandora about to offer […]

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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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September 6, 2016

Music Business Guru Dave Kusek On Episode #125 Of My Inner Circle Podcast

I’m happy to have my friend Dave Kusek on this week’s episode of my Inner Circle Podcast. Dave has been a pioneer in the digital space in many ways, going way back as one of the creators of the Synare (the first electronic drum) and later the first computer sequencer with Passport. Dave was also the creator […]

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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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