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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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May 31, 2017

10 Free Sites To Share Your Music On

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Unless you’ve already got a hit, you’re still establishing your career, and that means getting your music in front of anyone who will listen. Unfortunately some artists are content to just use an aggregator like Tunecore, Distrokid or CD Baby and hope for the best. Music discovery is what it’s all about though, so the […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 5/26/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on May 26th, 2017. There’s a lot of social media news this week, but some on Pandora too (and it’s not too good). Let’s get into it. Pandora is suffering from “fake listener syndrome.” Two-thirds of its listeners do so at home, and they’re frequently not even in […]

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The Major Labels Make $9000 Every Minute From Streaming

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For those that said that streaming revenue would never replace that from CDs there’s this – According to a study done by Music Business Worldwide, the major labels made around $9000 every minute from streaming in the first quarter of 2017. To put it into perspective, that means $540,000 per hour and $12.5 million every day! If […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 5/19/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on May 19th, 2017. The big news in the streaming world again this week, and once again, some of it is not good. Let’s get into it. Apple to stop exclusives. After much negative feedback from the industry, it looks like it has backed off. Jimmy Iovine thinks […]

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Warner Music’s New Deal With YouTube Isn’t Great, But It Might Not Matter Anyway

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All of the major labels have been out of contract and on a month-to-month basis in their licensing agreements with YouTube for some time now, but the first domino has fallen as Warner Music Group reported that it’s just completed a new deal with the video service. Even though no terms were announced, it’s easy to […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 5/5/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on May 5th, 2017. There was much less about streaming this week, and believe it or not, Spotify was barely in the news. Let’s get into it. SoundCloud is making a last ditch effort. It’s running a campaign of 3 months for $1 to try to get more paying […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 4/28/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on April 28th, 2017. There was a wide variety of news stories this week, from streaming struggles to hardware development to streaming royalties to radio. Let’s get into it. Spotify has acquired the blockchain startup Mediachain Labs. The company wants to use blockchain technology to help with attributing streams […]

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IFPI Numbers Show How The Music Industry Is Getting Healthy Again

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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 4/14/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on April 14th, 2017. The news this week is varied, but interesting, with Spotify in the lead again. Let’s get into it. Recording artists are lobbying Capitol Hill to get paid for radio airplay. This has been an ongoing struggle for a couple of decades but the […]

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The Reason Why YouTube Pays Artists So Little

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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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Mastering Engineer Gavin Lurssen On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Gavin Lurssen

Gavin Lurssen started as a protege of the great mastering engineer Doug Sax (the very first indie mastering guy) but quickly forged his own way and sound, first at the famed Mastering Lab, then at his own Lurssen Mastering in Hollywood. Along the way he’s mastered projects for everyone from Foo Fighters, Queens of the […]

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