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September 30, 2016

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

Music Industry News Roundup

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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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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