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How We Listen To Music In Our Cars

While listening to music in the car has long been a tradition, the way in which we do it has changed significantly over the years, as technology has developed to allow greater choice in what we choose to play. Here we look at some numbers relating to listeners on the...

Pandora Top Spins: Anne-Marie Rings ‘Alarm’ plus A New Taylor Swift Song

Here we take a look at the the tracks dominating Pandora this holiday season, from the Chainsmokers, to the rising star Rae Sremmurd, to a new throwback-esque country hit from Taylor Swift. ________________________ Guest post by Emily Blake of Pandora's Next Big Sound It’s the holiday season, the season for...

Spotify Shares Most Streamed Artists, Albums, Songs,Trends of 2016

Spotify has shared its annual lists of artists, albums, tracks and trends that top streaming in 2016. “Drake has been unstoppable this year - he’s a true global superstar,” said Stefan Blom, Spotify’s Chief Content & Chief Strategy Officer. "It’s no surprise he is dominating the music industry.” ________________________ Spotify’s...

AM BRIEF: Spotify's Near Death Moment • New Music Media Titan? • Investments In Artists • PledgeMusic • More

Thursday 12.1.16 Music Business News From Around The Web It's December 1st. Let the year end wrap ups and 2017 predicitions begin! We want to hear yours. Updated continuously under our More News tab

How to Promote Your Band Online To Music Venues and Festivals

For independent artists looking to promote their music online to venues and festivals, the sheer variety of choices can often make it challenging for artists to know how to best channel their online presence for positive results. Here we examine how determine which yes the most success. ____________________________ Guest post...

Ray Wadell Exits Billboard After 30 Years, But He's Not Retiring

Long time Billboard writer, Ray Waddell is leaving the trade magazine to work with Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff at their recently launched Oak View Group. Wadell has covered live touring for Billboard for 30 years, and his departure will leave a gaping whole in Billboard's coverage of the sector....

Music's Role In A Transhumanist Future [Bas Grasmayer]

Wil we all be musical cyborgs one day? In this edition of Projecting Trends, Bas Grasmayer explores how music will likely fit in to a transhumanist future, as technology's development continues to rapidly accelerate, bringing music along with it. __________________________________ Guest post by Bas Grasmayer on Synchblog Throughout the last...

Spotify Adds Specially Recorded 2 Song "Singles" From John Legend, Tove Lo, Local Natives, D.R.A.M., Juanes, 15 More

Spotify continues to add original programming and promote its own playlists (if you can call two songs a playlist) with the launch of weekly "Singles" that include a track from a hit artist and their cover of a popular song. The music streamer is also planning a new series called...

Dubsmash Adds $9.6 Million For Viral Music Video Lip-Sync App

[UPDATED] Dubsmash has added $9.6 million in funding to expand its popular music video lip-sync app. Fan generated music videos have become a major marketing tool for labels and artists. But will revenue to rights holders follow? _____________________________ Berlin based Dubsmash has added $9.6 million in series B funding to...

4 Best Practices For Strengthening Your Spotify Profile

As Spotify continues to grow and develop, the ways in which artists and fans can connect is also shifting. Here to help us keep up, we look at four of the best practices for strengthening your artist profile and getting up to speed. _____________________________ Guest Post by Dylan Lewis on...

Tidal, The Streaming Service That's Kind To Artists, Sued By Prince Estate Over Copyright Infringement

Although it was originally billed as being an artist-friendly service crammed with exclusive content, Tidal's success on both counts is questionable and now, in addition to its tepid launch and low subscription numbers, the service is the subject of a Prince Estate lawsuit, after the company allegedly streamed the artist's...

Pandora Shares Top 100 Songs, Artists To Watch 2016

Pandora has shared its Top 100 Songs of 2016. Other "top" lists include Power Acts, Super Collaborators, Artists To Watch, as well as Genre and Regional breakdowns. _______________________________________ Work (Feat. Drake) -- Rihanna One Dance (Feat. Wizkid & Kyla) -- Drake Needed Me -- Rihanna Love Yourself -- Justin Bieber...

AM BRIEF: Dubsmash Nabs $9.5M • Starz Adds Spotify • Apple's Saint John On Diversity, Confirdence

Wednesday 11.30.16 Music Business News From Around The Web Starz + Spotify. PREDICTION: 2017 will be The Year Of The Partnership. Updated continuously under our More News tab

Sony's Obermann Moves To WMG As Chief Digital Officer, EVP Biz Dev

Warner Music Group has hired Sony's Ole Obermann to oversee the company’s global business development, with a focus on new digital revenue opportunities and streaming. Obermann joins WMG after a decade with Sony Music Entertainment, most recently as EVP, Global Digital Partner Development and Sales. As a member of WMG's...

Analytics In An Artist’s World [Bruno Guez]

Revelator CEO Bruno Guez explores how the latest evolution of data driven niche marketing by companies such as Netflix could be applied in different ways to the music industry, particularly as music streaming occupies an increasingly large segment of the market. ___________________________ Guest post by Bruno Guez, Founder and CEO...

New Trade Mission Visits South American Music Conferences, Fests in 6 Cities: Doing Business in Chile, Argentina, Brazil

Starting today, a new trade mission is meeting with musicians and the music industry at conferences and festivals in 6 cities in 3 South American countries. The three - Chile, Argentina and Brazil - collectively represent 2/3rds of the Latin American music market. _______________________________________ The phenomenon of music conferences and...

Checkmate: Frank Ocean Goes Independent

After ditching Def Jam and successfully releasing his latest album Blonde independently it seems rapper Frank Ocean has chosen to fully strike out on his own. Here we look at what implications this decision has for today's industry as a whole. ___________________________ Guest post by Erin M. Jacobson from Forbes...

Malcolm McClaren's Son Burns $6.2 Million Of Rare Punk Memorabilia [VIDEO]

PUNK IS DEAD. LONG LIVE PUNK. In the ultimate punk act, the son of former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McClaren, has burned at least $6.2 million USD in rare memorabilia of the era. ____________________________________ Joe Corré, son of the Malcolm McClaren, the former manager of UK punk band The Sex...

The Weekend Breaks Spotify Single Day Streaming Record

Spotify has shared that as of November 26th, The Weeknd is the artist with the most streams on Spotify in a single day. The artist's top 5 tracks have a cumulative 1.6 billion plays on the music streamer. While thus far, the Spotify PR team failed to attach a specific...

SiriusXM Must Pay Up To $99M In Flo & Eddie Class Action Settlement [READ FULL FILING]

Details of the Flo & Eddie class action settlement with SiriusXM over plays of pre-1972 recordings has emerged in the form of a court filing and analysis. The ruling could mean as much as $99 million - before lawyer's fees, of course - for the classic rock pair. _________________________________ SiriusXM...

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