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September 18, 2018

All About Music Metadata With Veva Sound’s Drew Waters On My Latest Podcast

Drew Waters on the Music 3.0 Blog

If you’ve ever wondered why musical metadata is so important you’re about to find out in this excellent conversation with this week’s podcast guest. Drew Waters has gone from high school dropout to PhD all in the name of music. Starting out as a working electric bass player as a teenager, he switched to upright […]

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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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Music Licensing Guru Joyce Kettering On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

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My guest on the podcast this week is Joyce Kettering, a composer who became so successful licensing her music that she did the thing that so many dream about – she was able to quit a very good day job as a financial auditor and just dedicate herself to music. What makes this story even […]

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RIAA Goes After A Long List Of Music Piracy Sites

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Music piracy isn’t what it once was, but it’s still alive and well and the RIAA is trying to do something about it. In a letter to Elizabeth Kendall, the acting assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Innovation and Intellectual Property, the industry organization outlined  a number of “notorious” platforms that it claims infringes on its member’s IP. These are […]

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Happy Days – US Music Growth The Most In 20 Years

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In record label executive offices across the U.S. there’s rejoicing as the latest RIAA numbers show a double digit increase in revenue for the first time in almost 20 years. The latest figures show that the recorded music market in 2016 brought in $7.7 billion, up a bit more 11% over the previous year. And […]

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