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AM BRIEF: Pandora Pressured • $1B YouTube Problem • Native Buys Metapop • Slacker Goes Old School • More

Thursday 3.30.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Activist investors are pressuring Pandora CEO Westergren to make the streamer profitable quickly or sell. Updated continuously under our More News tab

How To Change Bitrate On MP3 Files

Wish to change the bitrate on your MP3 files ? This may be beneficial if you must reduce the size of the MP3 information, as an example. A MP3 file at 320 kbps, the very best bitrate allowed for MP3 documents, could be reduced to 192...Show More Summary

Latin America And The Ascent Of Digital Music [Exclusive White Paper]

A region packed to the brim with an outstanding array of original music from great acts, Latin America has also long been plagued with piracy, although the quick adoption of digital media could well be providing a cure to this behavior. _____________________ Guest post by Juliana Koranteng of Midem When...

The Music Business And The Quest For Consumer Data [Bas Grasmayer]

In this edition of Projecting Trends, Bas Grasmayer delves into the ways in which the music industry has been working to obtain and analyze the data of its consumers over the past several years, and what purpose that data is serving. _______________________________ Guest post by Bas Grasmayer from Synchblog “Data...

Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Copyright Case

This week the Supreme Court refused to hear a case regarding payments due for the use of pre-1972 sound recordings. While most artist advocates see it as a setback, Ross Pruden of TechDirt sees it as victory for the DMCA's safe harbors clause. _____________________________ By Ross Pruden of Techdirt For...

My Song Stories: John Raso of Harry Fox Agency and Rumblefish [INTERVIEW]

Music shapes our identities and changes our lives. It brings back our memories and stirs up our emotions. My Song Stories asks music professionals and indie artists questions about the songs in their libraries. Today, John Raso, SVP Client Services for Harry Fox Agency and Rumblefish, shares the artists and...

Music Discover Platform TuneGo Launches A Record Label

TuneGO, a music discovery platform aimed at working musicians and industry professionals announced that they are launching their own record label aimed at helping to break artists. The TuneGo label launch coincides with the recent addition of Marcus Spence, Senior Vice President of Mosley Music Group, as Head of A&R...

5 Things To Keep In Mind For Your Next Cover Song

Given that music fans often crave the familiar, it can be a great idea to add a cover song to the setlist for you next show. Performing a cover can also go south in a hurry however, so it's good to keep these five things in mind when doing so....

WMG Launches Fan-Driven, Vinyl-Only Label Run Out Groove

Warner Music Group has launched Run Out Groove, a fan-driven, vinyl-only record label. Initial offerings include Echo & The Bunnymen, Golden Smog, MC5, Secret Machines and Solomon Burke. _______________________________ Each month, WMG's new vinyl only label Run Out Groove has fans vote on the label’s next high-quality vinyl pressing, chosen...

Emoticast Raises $5 Million As Sean Parker, will.i.am, David Guetta Back Mobile Music Messenger

Emoticast believes it has found the best way make sure that music and music marketing take advantage of the current explosion in mobile messaging. Today, a group of all-star investors showed their belief the company with a $5 million investment in the startup. ___________________________ Mobile music messenger Emoticast has announced...

AM BRIEF: Emoticast Raises $5M • WMG Adds Vinyl Only Label • Koba't's AWAL App • More

Wednesday 3.29.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Superstar investors are betting $5M on Emoticast's combo of music and messaging. Updated continuously under our More News tab

SoundCloud Go, SoundCloud Go+ Launch In Netherlands

SoundCloud Go and Go+ have launched in the Netherlands. The announcement come fresh on the heels of $70 million in much needed debt funding for the music service. SoundCloud Go and SoundCloud Go+ is available in the Netherlands on web, iOS App Store and Google Play. SoundCloud Go is 5.99...

TUE. BRIEF: BMG Revenue +12% • Facebook Launches Stories • SoundCloud Go To Netherlands • More

TUESDAY 3.28.17 Music Business News From Around The Web BMG is finding real success by using new approaches to the old music business. Updated continuously under our More News tab

QUICK HITS: Holder Exits BMI For Sony/ATV • Warner Music • Pasquale Rotella • Much More

Music Business News For The Time Deprived Sony/ATV Music Publishing has appointed Ian Holder as Vice President, Creative based in New York. He joins after 10 years at BMI where he was Director of Writer/Publisher Relations. • Magnus Ribbeklint has been named Vice President, Marketing, Warner Music Nordics, a role...

2017 And The Future Of Email

Now that we're a healthy ways into 2017, many digital marketers are curious about what the rest of year has in store for the future of email. In this article from Team Fanbridge, we dive into four different areas of email marketing and where they might be headed. ______________________________ Guest...

#DIYProud - Help Us Celebrate Indie Artist, Label Success Stories

Help us celebrate and share the growing number of DIY and indie music success stories by using the hashtag #DIYproud. With more than 54,000 @Hypebot followers, we're always looking for new ways to amplify the information and stories that we're sharing online. _____________________________ DIYproud We've been using the hashtags #musicians...

Introducing Voltra's 'Stream To Own' Approach

Although the idea of owning music may seem antiquated in the streaming age, a new online store known as Voltra is approaching things differently by offering consumers a 'stream to own' option, where users can initially listen to a song for free, and then pay for it incrementally with each...

My Song Stories: Brian Popowitz of Black Box [INTERVIEW]

Music shapes our identities and changes our lives. It brings back our memories and stirs up our emotions. My Song Stories asks music professionals and indie artists questions about the songs in their libraries. Today, Brian Popowitz, the General Manager of Black Box, a music marketing agency, shares the artists...

Hacked Coachella, Stagecoach Account Holders Offered Free ID Protection By Promoter Goldenvoice

Almost 4 weeks after we reported that the Coachella and Stagecoach festival web sites were hacked, promoter Goldenvoice is letting a million plus fans know that their data has been compromised and offer a free year of identity theft protection. _______________________________ This week, festival promoters Goldenvoice acknowledged a 6 month...

Apple Puts Another Nail In Snapchat’s Coffin

Aprecently announced a plan to launch the service 'Clips' in April. Although an obvious challenger to Snapchat, Clips is different in that, rather than seeking to build a network of its own, it plans to work through the already existing platforms of Snapchat, Instagram and Messenger. _____________________________ Guest post by...

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