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YouTube Launches The Copyright Match Tool

YouTube Copyright Match on the Music 3.0 Blog

There are a lot of practices on YouTube that one might categorize as “unseemly,” and one of the biggest is re-uploading a video. That means that a viewer downloads your video then uploads it on their channel and classifies it as their own. YouTube has heard content creators cries for help though, and has launched […]

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Surprise! Apple Music Now Has More Paid Subscribers Than Spotify In the U.S.

Apple Music subscribers on the Music 3.0 blog

In what many consider a stunning revelation, it’s been reported that Apple Music actually has surpassed Spotify in paid subscribers in the United States. Apparently both gone past the 20 million mark, with Apple Music now slightly out in front. If you’d have polled a group of music insiders about subscriber levels a year ago, […]

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Indie Labels Now Account For 14 Billion Streams Per Month

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Most artists and bands would prefer to be signed to a major label instead of an indie, but the fact of the matter is that indies are gaining strength, especially where streaming is concerned. Indie label association Merlin (which consists of more than 20,000 indie labels, imprints and small distributors) reported that its member’s streams have […]

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Stem Makes Life Easier For Artists And Their Collaborators

Stem logo on the Music 3.0 blog

There are a number of digital aggregators that all provide roughly the same services. They’re a one-stop shop that will send your music to Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Pandora, Tidal and any other digital streaming service, then collect your royalties and pay you. The problem is that the artist or manager receives the payment, and […]

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

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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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Sony Predicts A Growth Slowdown For The Music Industry

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The last few years have gone better than expected for the recorded music industry, with double digit growth and lots of smiles to go around. With streaming continuing to grow in acceptance, it’s a party that looks to go on for some time, but that’s not what Sony is predicting. Despite the growth in streaming, Sony […]

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The 3 Reasons Why New Music Is Released On Friday

New Music Friday on the Music 3.0 blog

You might have noticed that all new music released by record labels always comes on a Friday and wondered why. After all, Friday generally isn’t a great day for communication online (especially via email) as people are especially frantic before the weekend. And if you remember back to before 2015, Tuesday used to be release […]

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Amuse To Go Up Against CD Baby And TuneCore

Amuse distribution on Bobby Owsinski's Music 3.0 blog

If you’ve been using a music aggregator like CD Baby or TunCore to get your music out to a wider audience, it looks like there’s a new alternative available that has a unique twist. Swedish  startup Amuse (amuse.io) was founded by a team of industry heavyweights, and they’ve just received $15.5 million in funding to expand […]

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

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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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The Pros And Cons Of Spotify Becoming A Hardware Company

There have been a number of recent reports lately that Spotify is looking to launch its own series of branded streaming hardware products. This is supported by its search for an “Operations Manager – Hardware Product” as well as several listings for hardware related positions on its website. Let’s look at the pros and cons […]

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Universal Music Making Close To $18 Million A Day

Universal Music Group revenue from Bobby Owsinski's Music 3.0 blog

The recorded music business is definitely feeling better these days as all the major labels have reported big increases in revenue recently. The latest of these is Universal Music Group, who reportedly saw an income stream of close to $18 million every day in 2017. This represents a sales increase of around 11% from the […]

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Believe It Or Not, Apple Music Is About To Surpass Spotify In The US

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When we look at streaming subscriber numbers, it always looks as if Spotify is in a commanding lead with over 70 million paid users as compared to Apple Music’s 36 million. But as we’ve seen so many times before, statistics can be deceiving. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required to […]

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