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Prince's Songs Were Streamed 4.7 Million Times In First 2 Days

Talk about pent-up demand. On the partial first day that the bulk of Prince's catalog was again available on all the major streaming music services, his songs were streamed 1 million times. And then plays grew exponentially on day 2. Here, via Nielsen, are the impressive stats: ___________________________________ Two Day...

Facebook Is Facing User Fatigue

It may by far far be the largest social media network, but that doesn't mean Facebook is staring down some serious user fatigue, with all age groups reporting a drop in their satisfaction level with the service. This could be bad news for artists using the platform as a marketing...

Gasparilla - A Different Kind Of Music Festival [INTERVIEW]

Gasparilla Music Festival has been seeing steady growth over the past several years. Here Executive Director David Cox sat down to share the festival's vision, as well the challenge of putting on a festival as a non-profit. ______________________________ Guest post from PledgeMusic News A hidden gem among music festivals can...

Exec Charged With Supporting New Musicians For BBC Just Took A Job At Amazon

By many measures, Amazon has the biggest U.S. reach of any music streamer. Populated by more casual listeners, who get it bundled with Amazon Prime, the service now appears to turning to discovery - a move that could mean millions of new fans for emerging artists. ________________________________________ Jason Carter, longtime...

Full List of ACM Nominees 2017

Keith Urban leads the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards nominees with 7 nods. Miranda Lambert and newcomer Maren Morris landed six nominations each. The 52nd Annual ACM Awards will air on April 2nd from Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, live on CBS.The Full List of ACM Nominees 2017: ____________________________________________ Full...

YouTube Continues To Host PewDiePie, 100's Of Hate Rock Bands - Should Artists, Labels Pull Videos In Protest?

Following the release of YouTube star PewDiePie's "Death To All Jews" video, Disney has severed ties. But YouTube seems to be holding fast, also featuring Neo Nazi bands like Weisse Wölfe who have large followings there. Is it time for artists and labels to take action? ___________________________ Guest Post by...

AM BRIEF: Grammys Respond To Beyonce Loss • Hate Rock Reigns On YouYube • Snapchat Values IPO At $22B • More

THURSDAY 2.16.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Some see Beyonce's loss as indicative of Grammy narrow mindedness, or did it reflect the narrow taste of American music fans? Updated continuously under our More News tab

Spotify Adds 1000 Jobs In NYC, Will Move To World Trade Center Thanks To $11M In State Incentives

To think that Spotify has inadvertently (we hope) helped President Trump "make america great again"... The Stockholm based music streamer announced today that it would be adding 1000 jobs in the U.S. over the next two years. Of course, there were also those $11 million in New York rent incentives...

BMG Awarded $8M More From Cox In $25M Music Piracy Battle

A federal judge has ordered Cox Communications to pay BMG more than $8 million in legal fees on top of $25 million in copyright damages already awarded in a lawsuit over music downloading. ______________________________________ A federal judge has ordered Cox Communications to pay BMG RIghts Management more than $8 million...

Live Video Streaming? Which Platform Delivers The Biggest Audience? [CHART]

36% of respondents to a new survey said they watched live video. That jumps to 63% of millennials. It's no wonder, since Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter and other social channels have gone all in on live video. But which channel do fans use the most often? __________________________________________ via Statisa...

Youtube's Super Chat: A Guerilla Marketing Gift

The recent launch of YouTube's Super Chat feature represents and interesting new way of monetizing a combination of mobile messaging and live video, and although it seems like good news for both creators and superfans, YouTube could be facing some unanticipated consquences as a result of this new service. ______________________________...

Hypebot To Host Indie Music Forum At MusicBiz 2017 In Nashville

Hypebot is proud to be hosting the official Indie Music Forum on May 18th, as part of the Music Biz 2017 convention. I'll also be interviewing one of the most influential figures in independent music, A2IM CEO Richard Burgess, live on stage. _____________________________________________ The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and...

The Grammys aka "A Night Ruined By Old Men In Suits"

Although old, mostly white, men in suits ruining things is more commonplace than ever these days, The Grammys stand out in particular as highlighting much of what is wrong with the music industry today in general and Grammys culture specifically. _______________________ Guest post by Corey Teich on Medium Hello from...

How To Build A Spotify Playlist That Appears In A Search

If you're hoping to get your song on a major Spotify playlist, it's important to first cut your teeth on lower-level playlists, until eventually Spotify's algorithm picks up on what's going on down below and elevates your song to the top. One good way of doing this is to build...

SoundCloud Named Merrit Farren As New General Counsel

Streaming music service SoundCloud has named Merritt Farren as its new General Counsel. Farren's bailiwick includes oversight of SoundCloud's legal affairs and public policy strategy, as well as data protection, privacy, contracts, music rights and copyright issues. Based in Berlin, Farren reports to co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Alex Ljung....

Folk Alliance Announces 2017 Spirit of Folk Awards Recipients

Just ahead of this week's convention in Kansas City, Folk Alliance International has announced the 2017 recipients of the Elaine Weissman Lifetime Achievement Awards and the Spirit of Folk Awards. Folk Alliance International has named composer, conductor, and author David Amram as the living recipient of their lifetime achievement award...

Patent Troll Sues Soundcloud, Netflix, Vimeo, More Regarding Offline Viewing

It seems someone has once again been trip-trapping over the patent trolls' bridge, with the recent news that Blackbrid Technologies (a bonafide patent troll company) is sueing multiple streaming companies for making their content available for offline consumption. ___________________________________ Guest post by Mike Masnick of Techdirt Joe Mullin over at...

AM BRIEF: Grammy's Race Problem • Facebook Makes Music Play • Lefsetz Helms New Conferences • More

WEDNESDAY 2.15.16 Music Business News From Around The Web "Achieving the ideal of equality is proving as heartbreakingly difficult for the recording industry as it is for all of America." Updated continuously under our More News tab

Prince Fans Add 686,348 Pandora Stations In Single Day

On Monday, the day after Prince became available on music streaming and a tribute at The Grammys, 686,348 Pandora listeners added the Prince station to their account. That’s a 39,000% week over week increase in station adds. To date, nearly 10 million Pandora listeners have added a station for The...

Passion Pit Frontman Raises $250 Million To Support Legal, Educational and Healthcare Services For Musicians

Michael Angelakos, the frontman of Passion Pit, is reportedly launching a company to provide musicians with legal, educational and healthcare services. Details are scarce, but the well funded efforts could be announced as early as this week. ____________________________________ Michael Angelakos, the frontman of Passion Pit, has reportedly raised $250 million...

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