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This Week In Music Commentary

Commentary from within the music industry this week touched on why net neutrality is a key part of the streaming economy, what it's like to be an official playlist curator, and why SoundCloud is here to stay. Music Copyrights: When Forever Isn’t Actually Forever Net Neutrality Central To The Streaming...

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

Our tips and suggestions for DIY and indie artists this week covered issues like how to manage your money well as a musician, how to make money with accumulated industry gear and skills, the best practices for using Facebook as a marketing tool in 2017, and more! Musicians Who Managed...

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Educational Benefits • Soft Skills • Make Money With Industry Gear • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at the educational benefits of social media, how you can make money off of your industry gear on the side, skills employers want in a musician, and more. Rayanne Dany | 3 Major Educational Benefits Of Social Media Emma Becker | Here Are 8...

REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this roundup of the past seven days of music industry news, we explore the longevity of music copyrights, delve into 360 deals, look at two new lawsuits hitting Spotify, and more. Music Copyrights: When Forever Isn’t Actually Forever 360 Record Deals: A Look Inside “Multiple Rights" Agreements [Part 2]...

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Benefits Of Social Media

Rayanne Dany | 3 Major Educational Benefits Of Social Media Emma Becker | Got Gear Or Skills? Ways To Make Money With Them [Infographic] Jennifer Paterson | 8 Soft Skills Musicians Have That Employers Want Lisa Occhino | How To Drive More Traffic To Your Music Website

TOP POSTS: This Week's Most Read Posts On Hypebot

Taking home the gold for most-read this week, we had articles covering the job of curating official Spotify playlists, how Amazon has risen to become the 3rd largest music subscription service, an explanation of variable royalty rates on YouTube, and much more. Her Job Is To Curate Official Spotify Playlists...

Radio And How Better Data Changed It Forever

While many are unhappy with the repetitive, commercial heavy nature of radio today, it's important to keep in mind that radio was not always this way. In this article we explore how the introduction of better data to radio programmers served to shape the nature of modern radio. ____________________________ Guest...

How YouTube And Latin America Are Taking Over The Music World [Mark Mulligan]

Music industry analyst Mark Mulligan of MIDiA looks at how two trends - a growing Latin American music market and the explosive growth of streaming - are coming together to create a seismic shift in music. ________________________________________________ By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA Unless you have been on Mars for the...

Streaming Now Dominates U.S. Music Consumption [CHART]

Music streaming in the US is growing at a phenomenal rate. American music fans logged 284.7 billion on-demand streams in the first six months of 2017, according to Nielsen. In fact, by that metric, streaming now makes up more than 60% of all music consumption, while last year, it accounted...

3 Ways To Keep Your Music Safe If SoundCloud Goes Belly-Up

With the future of SoundCloud cast into serious doubt, artists who have their music available on the service are understandably concerned about where their music and its fans will go should the service end up crashing and burning. Here we look at how to ensure its kept safe. _______________________________________ Guest...

A Look At Pandora's Artist Marketing Platform

A feature which allows artists to market directly to their listeners, Pandora's Artist Marketing Platform has seen great success of late. Here we examine four new and updated features to the tool, and the impact these updates will have. _______________________________ Guest post by Pandora's Glenn Peoples on Medium There’s no...

Cinq Music Nabs $20 Million From GoDigital For Music Rights Acquisitions, International Expansion

Cinq Music has completed a $20 million Series B rounded funded by GoDigital Media. Cinq will use the funding to purchase music rights, both masters and publishing, and to further expand internationally. Additional details of the funding were not disclosed. ____________________________________ Artists services firm Cinq Music has built its business...

AM BRIEF: TIDAL Redesign • Kickass Torrents Shutters • Amazon Gets Social • Zedek To Head UTA Music • More

FRIDAY 7.21.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Remember TIDAL? It just redesigned its apps. Updated continuously under our More News tab

3 Major Educational Benefits Of Social Media

In the present era, a revolution in technology provides various opportunities for studies and education that accessed by everyone all around the world. The world of education has completely changed and become vaster ever since the internet...Show More Summary

5 Musicians Who Managed There Money Well and What You Can Learn From Them

Although they may not garner as much coverage and interest as those who ruined themselves financially, many artists were much more business savvy when it came to managing their money. Here we look at five such shining examples. __________________________ Guest post from Royalty Exchange You’ve probably read plenty of articles...

Facebook Adds Groups For Pages: A Free And Easy To Use Fan Community Builder

Facebook has launched a long overdue Groups feature for Pages. Previously, only individual users could create Groups. The new features can easily be used by artists to create a fan club or fan community to encourage more artist to fan and fan to fan interactions. "We’re making Groups for Pages...

Music Copyrights: When Forever Isn’t Actually Forever

Most songwriters and artists negotiated their original deals for songs before they truly knew what their work was worth – and many now have a chance to recapture the rights to their own music, but don't realize it. In this piece, Sound Royalties CEO and Founder Alex Heiche describes how...

360 Record Deals: A Look Inside “Multiple Rights" Agreements [Part 2]

In this followup to part one of looking at 360 record deals, looking at the various pros and cons surrounding 'multiple rights' agreements, plus examine some of the clauses utilized almost exclusively in these agreements but rarely outside of the music industry. ____________________________ Guest post by Justin M. Jacobson, Esq....

Spotify’s Latest Premium: 50% Back Means 50% Less

Spotify's latest "50% back means 50% more" ploy to use its music service to allow Capital One to sell subscribers indebtedness is raising some eyebrows. In fact, Attorney Chris Castle says the deal would likely be illegal were it made with any artist one-on-one. _________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle...

Spotify Adds Social Sharing To Play Buttons

Spotify Play buttons are increasingly common across the web as online media, artists and fans embed and share their Spotify playlists. The music streamer just made sharing even easier, adding social media buttons to each embedded playlist. Take a look: more info here

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