Category Archives for "Music Industry News"
Content creators have been complaining for months that many of their YouTube videos have been showing up on Facebook posted by someone else – an action called “freebooting.” In an effort to alleviate the situation, Facebook has now officially launched its version of YouTube’s Content ID called Rights Manager. This is an admin tool for Facebook […]Continue reading
There are many direct-to-fan platforms available for artists these days, but that doesn’t prevent new ones from launching. Bkstg is a new app that lets artists own the entire experience of connecting with fans in one place. This includes posting videos and photos to selling tickets to selling merch. In many cases, 5 to 10% […]Continue reading
It seems that pirate music sites are getting easier and easier to set up these days. Apparently there’s a script that you can buy for just $38 that will let you set up your own cross between Spotify and YouTube. It’s illegal, of course, and will get shut down in no time (especially if you […]Continue reading
Where once we lived in a world of pre-recorded video, that’s changing rapidly as millennials increasingly show how much they love live streaming. For instance, Periscope has posted more than 100 million broadcasts since its debut in March of 2015, and Snapchat Live Stories has as many as 100 million users per day, which has […]Continue reading
Here’s one for the 1st amendment. Apple has been granted a patent named “Management, Replacement and Removal of Explicit Lyrics during Audio Playback”Â for technology that can automatically scan a song being streamed and edit out any swear words in the lyrics. According to an article in Business Insider, the technology is different from automatic beeping […]Continue reading
It’s been rumored for months, and it’s finally happened. SoundCloud has launched a subscription tier to its streaming service called SoundCloud GoÂ and it’s priced at what’s now become the standard – $9.99 per month ($12.99 for iOS). The fact of the matter is that SoundCloud Go seems like it’s more to appease the major labels […]Continue reading