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Taylor Swift Makes A Bundle Since Returning To Streaming

Taylor Swift back on streaming

One of the reasons that management pulled the Taylor Swift catalog from all streaming services in 2014 was that the revenue from streaming wasn’t sufficient to warrant it being there. Swift was the biggest artist in the world at the time and didn’t need the additional exposure, and she was still selling CDs, so other […]

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Major Holdout Bob Seger Finally Comes To Streaming

Bob Seger

Some fans thought it would never happen, but the Bob Seger catalog has finally come to Spotify and Apple Music. 13 of the singer’s most popular albums are now available to most streaming services, with the exceptions being Tidal and Pandora. The interesting thing here is not that Seger made it online at all, but what […]

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Pandora Fails To Get The Message In Its Deal With Sirius XM

SiriusXM Pandora

The streaming music service Pandora’s in trouble and it has been for some time. Its user base is shrinking, its losses are increasing, and it’s not able to generate enough revenue, a bad combination if there ever was one. Reports are that the company actually rejected a total acquisition by the satellite radio company Sirius […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Ending On 6/9/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on June 9th, 2017. There was a wide range of new this week, and for once it’s not all centered on streaming. Let’s get into it. The digital music war is over, and the major labels lost. Good article in Rolling Stone how the industry adapted to […]

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10 Fundamentals For Getting Along In Today’s Music Business

Music business fundamentals

So much has changed in the music industry over the last few years that affect an artist’s ability to be successful. Some of it is brand new and a result of the technology we use, while some of it is good common sense that’s been used over and over during the past decades of the […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 6/2/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on June 2nd, 2017. This week isn’t so much about blockbuster news as it is about trends in the industry, especially streaming. I’m not so sure that all the trends are in the right direction, though. Let’s get into it. Drake beat a copyright infringement lawsuit. This is […]

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IFPI Numbers Show How The Music Industry Is Getting Healthy Again

IFPI music industry healthy

The annual IFPI revue of the music business confirms what all the other studies have shown – that music is truly on the comeback trail. After years of doom and gloom, the industry has seen its first double-digit rise in revenues in nearly 20 years, all thanks to streaming. The skeptics said it would never happen, […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 4/21/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on April 21st, 2017. Spotify was much in the news this week, but there were a lot of other significant news stories as well. Let’s get into it. Is the end of the free streaming tier near? It might be coming soon, especially if the music industry […]

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With 32 Million Subscribers Apple Music Is Challenging Spotify As Streaming Leader

Apple Music

We keep reading about Spotify having more paid subscribers than just about any other service at 51 or so million, but it looks like Apple Music is not only catching up, but surpassing the service in many areas. A new survey from the media measurement company Verto Analytics actually puts Apple Music at the top […]

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The Reason Why YouTube Pays Artists So Little

YouTube user generated content

The recorded music business is rejoicing at the fact that after more than a decade, it finally has some strong revenue growth. The best part is that the growth looks like it will continue, as paying for streaming has finally gone mass market and listeners have seem the light of the benefit of paying at […]

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