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Music Visualization: From Rubens' Tube to Magic Software

Forty years ago, an innovative new technology called music visualization changed the way we enjoy music. Music visualization features electronically generated shapes and images that are based on the sounds of the music, which allow us...Show More Summary

Pandora To Celebrate 10 Years With Ad Free Listening

Pandora turns 10 years old next week, and a decade is an eternity in digital music. After they launched, co-founder Tim Westergren spent a lot of time out of the office doing roadshows at places like the AARP Convention demoing how to stream music on your computer. __________________________ Pandora turns...

Survey Of Music Execs Reveals Some Surprises

Billboard recently gave an anonymous survey to a group of music industry executives, asking them several poignant questions about the state of the music industry and where they think it's headed in the future. ____________________________________ Guest Post by Glen Sears, Editorial Content Manager at MediaNet People often think of music,...

My Phone Call With Prince

A notable figure in the industry for not only his music but also his business smarts, Prince is continuing to stand his ground with a zero tolerance policy where copyright is concerned, as he revealed in a recent phone call with Scott Goodman of YourListen.com. _______________________________ By Scott Goodman of...

Project Music Tech Accelerator Begins Accepting Applications

There are many tech accelerators offering help to early stage startups, but none focus just on music. Project Music Accelerator run by Nashville's Entrepreneur Center is the exception. ______________________________ Nashville's Project Accelerator is entering year two with a new round of applications. Music tech startups in social media, big data,...

TuneCore Expands To UK

TuneCore is expanding into the UK. While the flat fee digital music distributor already has many UK based artists onboard, the expansion will allow them to be paid in local currency. Last year the US based company expanded into Japan and Canada. UK users will also have access TuneCore’s portfolio...

The Evolution Of Music Copyright Law And How It Affects Creators

Before 1972, there was no copyright protection for sound recordings, at least not on the federal level. Since then, the rules surrounding SR copyright have changed quite a bit, particularly in the age of digital streaming. This article looks at how music's copyright laws have developed over the years and...

6 Tips For Selling CDs At Gigs

Even in this digital age of music, fans can still be willing to part with cash in exchange for a physical copy of your album, particularly if you sell it right. Here are six tips for getting your CD into the hands of concert goers. ____________________________________________ Guest Post by Dwight...

Ex-Apple Music Exec Ian Rogers To Head Digital For Luxury Brand LVMH

The music tech and broader music industry brain drain has usually attracted talent to more lucrative areas in tech and media. This time, a music tech veteran has been lured from a top position at Apple Music to the holding company of Moët,Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and Bulgari. The mystery...

What EMI's six-month sample amnesty means for the music industry

The world’s biggest music publisher has announced an amnesty on using samples from its library – a first for the industry Gun, knife, drug, International … these may be the more commonly known forms of amnesty, but Sony/ATV, the biggest music publisher in the world, is looking to introduce another category: sampling. Show More Summary

Live365 Launches DJ Curated Music Discovery Channel - How To Submit Music

Curation and, thanks to the early success of Beats 1, disc jockeys are hot topics in music streaming and the wider music industry. Now internet broadcaster Live365 has launched a new DJ curated radio station aimed at music discovery. _________________________________ Live365's new streaming station Discovery365 will feature only music from...

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Ian Rogers Beats It

The news of Ian Rogers’ departure from Beats 1 flooded the Internet on Friday August 28, 2015. After Financial Times broke the news of Rogers parting from Apple. This came as a surprise to many music industry insiders. Rogers has been said to be detrimental to the development and the future success of Beats 1. Show More Summary

Watch The Weeknd, John Travolta's New Apple Music Service Commercial Part 1 & 2

Just after it launched, Apple let it be known that aggressive promotion of its new streaming music service would begin last night with MTV's Video Music Awards. While it was not quite the blast of creative Apple marketing that many expected, they did debut 2 spots featuring The Weeknd and...

A Stream on Apple Music Pays Songwriters And Publishers 33% More Than A Stream On Spotify

All streaming music services are not created equal, at least when its comes to payments. A myriad of advances to major labels, fine print and legal trickery makes it impossible to declare one service more artist friendly than another. But occasionally something emerges that sheds a bit of light. _________________________...

The Failure Of The Global Repertoire Database

It is generally acknowledged that information regarding musical rights and works can be difficult to obtain, something which the Global Repertoire Database initiative was hoping to fix, before crashing and burning in 2014. Here we look at why it failed and why it's still something the industry needs. _________________________________ Guest...

TIDAL Falsely Claims Apple Banned Its Drake Charity Concert Live Stream

From a star-studded launch through today, TIDAL has a PR problem. Sadly, the first music streaming service whose stated goal was empowering artists has repeatedly misjudged the effects of both its words and actions. TIDAL was live streaming a charity event raising money for children hurt by Hurricane Katrina, but...

Tuneteams Helps Indie Artists, Labels Find Licensing Deals

Having a hard time locating and negotiating licensing and publishing deals? A new company known as Tuneteams is working to streamline this process by connecting music companies with new music available for license. ______________________________________ Guest post via the American Association of Independent Music Tuneteams helps music companies find and negotiate...

The Rise Of Emojis And How They Can Help Promote Your Music

In a mood for some smiley tunes? Since their introduction in 1999, emojis have attained massive popularity and are now littered across all social media platforms. So why not start including searchable emojis in playlist names? ________________________________ Guest Post by Philippe Giard of The Orchard on The Daily Rind Unless...

THE PITCH: Busker - Helping Fans Support Musicians

Our ongoing early stage startup series, The PITCH, today gives Busker - "a platform designed to facilitate the direct financial support of musicians" - its chance in 100 words or less to tell you why you should pay attention. ______________________________ Busker is a platform designed to facilitate the direct financial...

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