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Vinyl Mastering Legend Ron McMaster On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Ron McMaster on the Music 3.0 blog

My guest on the Podcast this week is Ron McMaster, who recently retired from Capitol Records Mastering after 38 years with the company. During that time he specialized in cutting vinyl and mastered a wide variety of genres and artists that include everyone from Frank Sinatra to George Harrison, Radiohead, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones […]

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Spotify Escalates Its Battle With Apple Music With A New Samsung Agreement

Samsung Spotify deal on the Music 3.0 blog

Spotify and Apple Music have been locked in a back and forth battle for the hearts and minds of the music streaming business that increases in tempo a bit more seemingly every day. Until now, Apple has had the upper hand strategically over Spotify in that its music streaming division was just another reason to […]

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Spotify Releases Playlist Pitching Feature

Spotify playlist pitch on the Music 3.0 blog

Everyone knows that the key to streaming success today is getting placement on a key playlist, especially on Spotify. While this might have been easier to accomplish a few years ago, it’s now become increasingly more difficult, thanks to the fact that playlist curators are overloaded with submissions. This has even to a new type […]

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Music Industry Power Shifting, China Trade Wars, And Engineer Steve Remote On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Steve Remote on the Music 3.0 Blog

Remote recording is an audio discipline that’s distinctly different from many others and something my guest today knows so much about. Steve Remote is founder and chief engineer of Aura Sonic, a mobile and location production company out of New York. Steve’s been working in remote recording almost his entire professional life, and Aura Sonic […]

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Eric Bettelli And Mark Nardone Of Music Connection On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Music Connection Magazine on the Music 3.0 blog

Music Connection magazine has been a bible for musicians, songwriters, artists, engineers, producers and music execs since its first issue in 1977. The magazine has grown from a local Los Angels publication to national distribution, and now features everything from revues of artist’s and band’s live performances and albums to extensive directories ranging from music […]

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Spotify Looks At Unveiling A Long-Term Strategy The Music Industry Won’t Like

Spotify direct license strategy on the Music 3.0 blog

A new report suggests that Spotify is embarking on a new strategy that may ultimately alienate the very partners it needs to stay in business. A recent Billboard article outlined Spotify’s currently unannounced program of offering advances to a select number of indie artists for a direct licensing deal with the service. If you’re an artist or […]

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Sweden May Be Telling Us About Streaming’s Future

Streaming in Sweden on the Music 3.0 blog

The latest IFPI annual study on last year’s global music sales has posted and there’s a wealth of data there, although no surprises. There is one piece of data that Mark Mulligan of the Midea research group dug out that may give us a look at the future of streaming. Mark noted that IFPI’s report showed […]

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With A U.S. IPO, Tencent Will Become The Next Big Streaming Service In North America

Tencent Music on the Music 3.0 blog

There have been multiple reports that Chinese streaming service Tencent Music is getting set to file for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) very soon. An even bigger story is the pegged valuation is in the neighborhood of $25 billion, which would make it the 4th largest U.S. listed tech stock ever, just a little behind […]

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Producer/Engineer Warren Huart On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Warren Huart on the Music 3.0 Blog

My guest this week is producer, engineer, musician, and composer Warren Huart. Warren’s had a lot of success since he moved to Los Angeles from his native England, working platinum-selling artists like The Fray, Korn, James Blunt, Ace Frehley, and Aerosmith, to name just a few. His works also can be found in film and […]

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Under The Radar Amazon Music Adding Millions Of Subscribers

Amazon Music Unlimited on the Music 3.0 blog

Amazon has always been the sleeping giant in music streaming. It’s Prime Music comes as a part of Amazon Prime, and although there are no official numbers as to the number of subscribers, the company hints that it’s at least hundred million. Amazon also has a stand-alone service as well called Amazon Music Unlimited, which […]

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Spotify’s Market Cap Shows Just How Powerful Apple Really Is

Spotify Market Cap on the Music 3.0 blog

Spotify’s direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange last week proved to be a little underwhelming in that most existing stockholders decided to hold on to their shares, a good sign for the company’s long-term future. Its stock price at the end of the week ended up at just shy of $148, which translated […]

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Which Streaming Service Pays The Most? You’ll Be Surprised

Streaming Services on the Music 3.0 blog

Streaming royalties are a completely moving target, and what’s reported as the average payment today will certainly change tomorrow. The reason is that there are so many variables that go into calculating a stream payment. That said, the chart below from Statista provides the gross payouts to labels per stream from each major streaming service. […]

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