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Here’s Why The SiriusXM Pandora Deal Makes So Much Sense

SiriusXM buys Pandora on the Music 3.0 Blog

Now that some of the dust has settled on SiriusXM’s $3.5 billion acquisition of streaming service Pandora, things have become a little clearer on why the deal makes sense for both parties. Although the all-stock transaction was announced last month, it’s expected to close in the first quarter of 2019. This is a win/win if […]

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September 4, 2018

Taxi’s Michael Laskow, US Radio Decline, And The 5 Saddest Songs On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Michael Laskow on the Music 3.0 Blog

Michael Laskow started Taxi in 1992 with the idea of helping songwriters, artists, bands, and composers get their music heard initially by record labels, and later by publishers and music supervisors. The company now has members in over 90 countries and features a host of placements with virtually every major television channel and film studio. […]

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Broadcast Radio Finally Aims At Millennials With The “Right Now Music Radio” Format

New broadcast radio format on the Music 3.0 blog

I think most listeners will agree that broadcast radio for music has been dismal for a long time, thanks to corporate radio groups and central programming. Local radio is on the decline and the ability for a DJ to select a song outside the provided playlist is long-gone. While radio still has its boomer listers […]

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Even Heavy Radio Listeners Use Other Media

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Radio is declining in influence in the U.S., but it’s still quite formidable thanks to its “heavy listeners” or those who consume more than one hour of radio per day, according to the latest study by Edison Research. It’s annual Infinite Dial report, conducted in partnership with Triton Digital, states that 30% of the American population over the […]

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If You Think Streaming Royalties Are Bad, Radio AirPlay Is Worse

radio airplay royalties on the Music 3.0 blog

Artists and songwriters have a tendency to rip on streaming for its low payouts, sometimes without understanding the scale and metrics of how it really works. While it’s true that streaming royalties can seem absurdly low sometimes, it turns out that U.S. radio airplay is way worse. According to a post on Roconomic, a spin […]

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Why Record Labels Hate Free Streaming Tiers So Much

Labels hate free streaming tiers on the Music 3.0 blog

If you were to poll record label execs off-the-record on which music streaming service they like the most in a strictly business-sense, chances are that Apple Music would end up as the clear winner. Why? Apple has steadfastly refused to institute a free ad-driven tier. Even though labels, artists, songwriters and publishers realize revenue from […]

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September 19, 2017

The Story Behind Berklee’s Avatar Acquisition With Ian Kagey On My Latest Podcast

Ian Kagey

Recently the recording world was shocked to hear that Berklee College of Music acquired one of New York City’s most glorious studios – Avatar (formerly known as Powerstation). There are still a lot of questions as to what’s going to happen with the facility, but on this podcast we get the answers right from the […]

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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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