Tag Archives for " streaming music "

October 23, 2018

Spotify Payouts, Nano-Membrane Audio, And Composer Michael Raphael On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Michael Raphael on Bobby Owsinski's Music 3.0 Blog

My guest today is guitarist Michael Raphael, who started his career in the 80s hair metal band Jailhouse but turned his experience into a career first as a hit songwriter and later as a television composer. Along the way he’s worked as a songwriter/producer for Disney Records and Disney Mania, and as one of the main […]

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October 18, 2018

Spotify Deal With Distrokid Means Artists Can Now Upload To Other Streaming Services As Well

Distrokid Spotify on the Music 3.0 Blog

When Spotify announced its direct upload feature last month many artists weren’t particularly wowed since they’d still have to use a distributor to have their music uploaded to the other streaming services anyway. The company has now turned that argument on its ear by making a “passive” investment in the the distribution company Distrokid, which […]

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Consumers Worldwide Still Listen To A Lot Of Music According To An IFPI Study

IFPI Music Consumer Report on the Music 3.0 Blog

The IFPI released its annual Music Consumer Insight Report, and as usual, it has data that confirms suspicions and also surprises. This is a truly a global look at music consumption since the data was collected by AudienceNet from a wide demographic aged 16-64 from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, […]

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There’s More Behind Spotify’s Artist Direct Upload Strategy Than Meets The Eye

Spotify direct uploads on the Music 3.0 Blog

In a surprise announcement, Spotify will now allow indie artists to bypass distributors like CD Baby and TuneCore and directly upload their songs to the platform. Best of all, there will be no charge to do so, relieving artists from paying the nominal fees that distributors charge for the service. The upload feature will be available via the […]

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Amazon Music Making More Of Its Own Exclusive Recordings

Amazon Music on the Music 3.0 Blog

Amazon Music has introduced a new series of exclusive recordings called “Produced By…” with the first batch coming from Grammy-winning artists that include Al Green, John Prine and Margo Price. The twist is that Amazon doesn’t actually own these recordings, as the original label retains all the rights. The premise of the “Produced By..” series […]

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August 27, 2018

Should The Music Industry Be Worried About Teen Social Media Cord Cutting?

teen social media on the Music 3.0 Blog

We all spend an enormous amount of time online these days and for many of us much of that comes by way of our smartphones. In fact, studies indicate that the younger the demographic, the more likely they’ll be tied to their phones. That’s generally been a good thing for the music industry since streaming […]

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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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Warner Music Group Sells It’s Spotify Stock And Gives 25% Back To Its Artists

Warner unloads Spotify stock on the Music 3.0 Blog

Warner Music Group recently sold all of its stake in Spotify for $504 million, and everyone expected that money to go right to the company’s bottom line and bypass its artists. That’s not the case though as Warners announced that it would allocate 25% of that income back to artists. Sounds like good news, right? […]

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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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