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5 Key Things To Know About Music Licensing

Sync licensing has become one of the most important ways for artists to earn an income off of their recorded music, but many artists are still in the dark as to what it is, or how it can directly benefit them. Here we look at the top five things all...

The Incredible Shrinking Royalty Check: Apple Music Joins Spotify In Demanding Lower Payments To Artists, Labels

It was inevitable that other music streamers would seek reductions after Spotify negotiated lower royalty payments. Now, with it's own major label contracts just days away from expiring, Apple Music is also seeking to lower the share of revenue that it pays to rightsholders. _________________________________________ Apple Music is asking for...

THU. BRIEF: Apple Music Seeks Lower Rates • Sean Parker Exits Spotify Board • 18 Arrested At Spanish PRO SGAE • More

Thursday 6.22.17 Music Business News From Around The Web It was inevitable after Spotify lowered the rate it pays labels and creators, that Apple and others would also demand better terms. Updated continuously under our More News ta...

Slicing The Pie: The Opportunities, Challenges Of Multi-Credit Copyright

Although music publishers are turning up the heat on streaming services to add songwriting credits to their track listings, the nature of music collaboration makes this a difficult feat, however methods for untangling such multi-credit messes are emerging. ____________________ Guest post by Benom Plumb of Royalty Exchange The following is...

Spotify's Growth Comes At A High Cost [Mark Mulligan]

Alongside the news that Spotify now has more than 140 million active users, came word that it is also bleeding cash as a rate twice a fast as it did just the year before. Analyst Mark Mulligan of MIDiA digs deep into the numbers to learn more. ___________________________________________ By Mark...

Supreme Court Won't Hear Prince, Dancing Baby Appeal Despite Government's Acknowledgement Of Legal Error

In a bizarre continuation of the court case that wouldn't die, the supreme court asked the White House to weigh in on whether the supreme court should hear the appeal on the infamous "dancing baby" court case and, although the White House agreed that the 9th Circuit's ruling was rife...

How Musicians, Labels Can Take Advantage Of Key Digital Trends

In looking at how businesses are being changed by digital platforms, music is no exception. Here we examine how consumer expectations, participations and changing demographics will all impact the music industry moving forward. ______________________ Guest post by Michelle Aguilar of the TuneCore Blog It is probably no surprise that businesses...

Since Tunecore May Be Getting Sold, Is It Time For An Audit? [Chris Castle]

After being bought up by Believe Digital, there are rumors that TuneCore and its owner company could soon be up for sale to a major company. Chris Castle writes that a potential change in ownership could spell audit time for TuneCore and Believe. ___________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of...

4 Reasons To Focus On Small Music Blogs Instead Of Large

While being featured on major, household name music news outlets is certainly something every musician is desirous of, independent artists are often better off pursuing smaller music blogs when it comes to seeking press, as they are more likely to give them the attention and energy the artist is looking...

Spotify Adds Group Playlists Using Facebook Messenger

Spotify is getting more social. Overnight the music streamer launched Group Playlists for Messenger, which enables group playlist creation using Facebook's popular messaging app. ____________________________________ With Spotify's new Group Playlists for Messenger, users can create Spotify playlists with their Facebook friends. They can create a Group Playlist, share it, and...

AM BRIEF: 69¢ iTunes Strategy • Khalid Picked For Apple Music's "Up Next" • Instagram Stories Passes 250M Users • More

Wednesday 6.21.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Are 69 cent tracks a smart chart strategy or the further devaluation of music? Updated continuously under our More News tab

Supreme Court Sides With The Slants In Landmark Trademark Case

Portland-based Asian-American band the Slants won their day in court this week as the US Supreme Court struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks. The justices were unanimous in their defense of free speech, agreeing that the 71-year-old trademark law barring disparaging terms infringes free speech rights...

How To Get Verified And Use Analytics On Shazam

Given its popular use as a music discovery platform, getting verified on Shazam can do wonder when it comes to connecting with more fans, as it frequently provides a space for fans to engage with artists before more mainstreams social networks. __________________________________ Guest post by Ta'Rikah Jones of Symphonic Distribution...

Royalty Exchange Adds $6.4 Million Funding, 3 Industry Veterans To Advisory Board

Royalty Exchange, a digital marketplace for royalties, has secured $6.4 million in funding, as well as added three new industry veterans to its board of advisors. The company had been seeking to raise $3 million, but said it increased its offering due to demand. Royalty Exchange provides a platform for...

Top 10 Sites That Will Feature Your Music Video

Once you've put in the effort to create and interesting and compelling music video, it seems only fair that you'd want to share it with the world. This can be easier said than done however, and sharing on you're own social media channels can only get you so far. Here...

YouTube, ASCAP Make A Deal

Long the target of criticism from musicians for its unfair revenue split and complete failure to pay some artists and publishers, YouTube recently sign a deal with ASCAP wherebye the PRO will share songwriter information with the popular video sharing site, meaning ASCAP artists could see some, albeit it not...

Bots, Playlists, Blockchain, Value Gap & Growth - Top Trends From #Midem 2017

Fresh from a full week at Midem 2017, Romy Harber shares some of the key trends and hot topics discussed during the event, including the role of chatbots, the future of playlists, what we can expect from blockchain tech, and much more. ______________________ Guest post by Romy Harber on MidemBlog...

Tuhin Roy Named To Senior Digital Post At UMG

Universal Music Group has named veteran digital music entrepreneur Tuhin Roy to the newly-created post of Vice President of New Digital Business. In the role, Roy will work to identify tech startups in the digital media sector as potential business partners for UMG. He will be based in UMG's Santa...

With Spotify's New "Sponsored Songs" Labels Can Pay For Song Plays

Spotify is testing "Sponsored Songs" which gives labels the ability to pay to have songs featured on the music streamer's free tier. While "pay to play" or payola is illegal on terrestrial radio, there are no regulations that prohibit it on internet streamers like Spotify. ____________________________________________ Spotify is testing "Sponsored...

AM BRIEF: Royalty Exchange + $6.4M • Supremes Side with Slants • Annual Apple Music Subs • More

TUESDAY 6.20.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Is $6.4 million to help artists sell a portion of their royalty stream is both a testimony to music's earning power and reminder that it's tough to make a living as a musician. Updated continuously under our More News tab

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