Apr 23, 2015

Ne-Yo: “Streaming Companies Enjoy Billion-Dollar Revenues at Our Expense…”

The following op-ed comes from Ne-Yo, one of the most successful songwriters in the world.

Songwriters shouldn’t have to subsidize the billion-dollar streaming industry.
The music streaming business has seen a lot of attention in the last few weeks with the introduction […]

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Apr 23, 2015

Smule Raises $38 Million for Music-Making Apps

Smule has announced that they’ve raised $38 million in equity and debt funding. The round was led by Adam Street Partners. Previous investors who also participated in the round include Bessemer Ventures, Shasta Ventures, and City National who provided the debt financing.
Dave Welsh […]

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Apr 23, 2015

TIDAL Is Going to Let Indie Artists Upload Their Music Directly

TIDAL is coming off the download high that their celebrity-studded launch gave them, but they aren’t fading into obscurity just yet.
Comparing TIDAL and Spotify is like comparing In-N-Out and McDonald’s. They’re both selling the same thing, but one […]

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Apr 22, 2015

8 Ways Streaming Services Can Help Musicians Without Paying Them

So much of the conversation for the past few years has revolved around a very narrow idea of what streaming means to the industry. Too many focus on one number: amount per play. Streaming can be incredibly beneficial at growing and aiding an artist […]

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Apr 22, 2015

Here’s Proof That the Major Labels Own a Piece of Spotify…

On April 1st, 2014, we ‘reported‘ that Google was planning to buy Spotify for $4.1 billion.  This was the reaction inside Sony Music Entertainment…
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Image: ‘The Story of the Recorded Word,’ from the New York Public Library Main Building: McGraw […]

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Apr 22, 2015

Executive Shuffles: Interlude, Pandora, Austin City Limits…

Nancy Tellem of Interlude

Interlude has hired Nancy Tellem as Executive Chairman and Chief Media Officer. She will also be responsible for fostering relationships inside Hollywood. Tellem was previously President of CBS Network Television Group and Corporate Vice President and President of […]

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Apr 22, 2015

Katy Perry’s Left Shark Trademark Application Has Been DENIED

Katy Perry’s attempt to register a trademark for the “Left Shark” figure and phrase has been denied.
She also tried to register the terms “Right Shark”, “Drunk Shark”, and “Basking Shark”.
Perry’s attempt to […]

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Apr 22, 2015

23 Days Later, TIDAL Is Dying…

 

 

 
Source: App Annie.

Source: Industry News

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Apr 21, 2015

Marina & the Diamonds: ‘If You Give a Sh*t About Your Gay Fans You Should Do More Than Tweet About It”

Marina Diamandis (aka Marina and the Diamonds) recently made some ripples when she blasted the number of albums that are co-written. She wants major labels and pop music to include more albums that are written by the stars that sing the songs.
Well, co-writes aren&#8217 […]

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Apr 21, 2015

Why The Sunset Strip Clubs Need To Die

Welp, I guess this will be my annual installment of Why Live Music Sucks. Yes, just under a year ago I dissected the horrendous sound at the Viper Room. Against my better judgement I went to a friend’s (packed) CD release show a couple months ago […]

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