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Full Text Of TIDAL's "Declaration" Signed By Madonna, Kayne, Jay Z, Rihanna & Other Top Artists

Tuesday's relaunch of Jay Z's TIDAL music service was short on details, but long on star power and symbolism. While only Alicia Keys spoke, here is the declaration that each artist signed on stage during the event. Throughout history, every movement began with a few individuals banding together with a...

Jay Z Launches TIDAL As "Artist Owned" Music Service: Big On Star Power, Short On Details

UPDATE 2: Jay Z unveiled his newly purchased streaming music service TIDAL at a star studded event in New York City on Tuesday afternoon. As expected, the emphasis was on exclusive content and higher sound quality, but artist control and ownership were also a key part of the message. "Right...

#TIDALForALL or #TIDALforNOONE: Cast Your Vote

What do you think of Jay Z's streaming music service TIDAL? #TIDALForALL #TIDALforNOONE Poll Maker

Madonna, Kanye, Rihanna, Daft Punk, Beyonce Among Artists Featured In Jay Z's Tidal Teaser Video

Plausibly confirming a previously speculated meeting prior to the GRAMMYs, Madonna, Beyonce, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Calvin Harris, Jack White, Kanye West, Jason Aldean, Daft Punk, and Coldpay's Chris Martin were featured in Jay Z's Tidal teaser video. Other artists like Usher, Alicia Keys, and Arcade Fire appeared via Skype. Jay...

Songwriters Pen Open Letter To American Music Publishing Community: Why Can't We Be Friends?

Numerous songwriter and composer guilds from around the world have joined forces in an open letter directed toward the American Music Publishing Community regarding the ongoing debate surrounding publishing rights. The letter exposes the National Music Publishers Association's (NMPA) refusal to discuss unilateral withdraw by publishers of rights and repertoire...

JAY Z Reinvents Music Streaming: Watch Tidal Launch Live Here At 5pm ET Today

Today, at 5pm ET, Shawn "JAY Z" Carter will be announcing a commitment to redirect the music industry both from a business and creative perspective. Watch the announcement live on Hypebot.com Countdown to Tidal on Tidal.com

Copyright Essentials: 5 Things Every Musician Should Know

Music copyright law can be an intimidating world, even for the well versed, but with a general overview and a handful of pointers, you can be well on your way to a better understanding. Guest Post by Beau Stapleton on Bandzoogle Blog 1) So where should we start? There are...

The Ultimate Guide To Creating Your Band's Facebook Page

Social marketers are concerned with Facebook’s organic reach and ways to adjust messaging strategies to reach the biggest audience. Hootsuite has published a step by step guide to maximizing your Facebook page. Guest Post by Olsy Sorokina on Hootsuite.com This wouldn’t be much help if your business hasn’t completed the...

Smartphones for Audiophiles: How to Get Music on Your Phone

Smartphones are our calendars, our alarm clocks and our personal jukeboxes. But how are they serving your ears? One year ago, I knew absolutely nothing about the sound of music. I, like the rest of my generation, just placed some earbuds on and blasted whatever was popular at the time....

Smartphones for Audiophiles: How to Get Music on Your Phone

Over the last decade, smartphone technology has completely redefined how people communicate and access information. It also has had a huge impact on the way people create and listen to music. Let’s take a look at some of the latest accessories...Show More Summary

The Complete Guide To ISRC Codes For Music [Infographic]

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has released an infographic to help illustrate the importance of International Standard Recording Codes (ISRC) and how they're being used in today's music industry. In the inforgraphic, Music Biz explains that an ISRC code is a unique identifier for music tracks, spoken word recordings,...

Music Publishing News Roundup: 3.30.2015 Apple & Beats, Songwriters on Publishing Rights, American Idol

Apple and Beats move their digital music services forward, Songwriters issue open letter about publishing rights, American Idol Alum signs a publishing deal. Apple and Beats move forward with their digital music services by developing a streaming service that will rival Spotify. Beats is essentially reshaping Apple’s digital music in...

Present Shock: When Music’s Future Arrives In The Here And Now [Kyle Bylin]

Has the conversation about streaming music services changed in recent years? Has music's future entered the absolute present? If so, how did music execs and indie artists react Kyle Bylin, a tech writer and user researcher, explores all of these interesting questions in his latest essay. 1. Music Futurism I’ve...

AM NEWS BRIEF: Jay Z TIDAL Relaunch Today, Sony Playstation Adds Free Spotify Music, Vivendi & More

MONDAY 3.30.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE

#TIDALForAll - Madonna, Kayne, Beyonce, Rihanna, Coldplay Declare Support For Jay-Z's Music Service

Jay Z is set to relaunch the TIDAL streaming music service he just bought for $56 million later today. But ahead of the announcement a plethora of musicians, many so famous that they can be identified by a single word, are already declaring their support. _____________________________________________ Using the hashtag #TIDALforALL...

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‘Desperation takes over’: former East 17 star tells of his long battle with depression

As Brian Harvey speaks out on mental health, music industry is urged to protect its artists The former lead singer of the 1990s band East 17, Brian Harvey, considered suicide last month, has been on the verge of being evicted and cannot...Show More Summary

Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y & Indie Music

Seven Tips To Getting Sponsors For Your Band Building A Fanbase Using YouTube Cards Vinyl Delivery Services: Back to Basics in a Digital World ReverbNation Partners With SESAC, Announces CONNECT Artist Development Incubator 3 Branding Lessons From Music's Biggest Superstars Google Launches "YouTube For Artists" Free Toolkit For D.I.Y. Musicians...

REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

Promise Of Digital Royalties For Producers, Mixers, And Engineers In New House Bill Beats Music Trumps Spotify In Artist Payouts TIDAL Absorbs WiMP As Jay Z Takes Ownership Of Music Streamer, U.S. Relaunch March 30th Glastonbury Festival Responds To Anti-Kanye Petition urRadio Breaks The Music Streaming Mold, Puts All Users...

A New Music Industry by Fred Goldring

New Artist Model - Music Business and Music Management School The health of the “music industry” has been in question since the rise of the internet and digital communication technologies, and finding a happy medium between all the parties involved has not been an easy task. Show More Summary

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