Back in 2011 Mood Media purchased background company Muzak.
Muzak isn’t required to pay market value on royalties. The company was grandfathered into an older standard of setting royalty rates when the DMCA went into effect in 1998.
In 2012 Mood Media also acquired DMX, a […]
Tidal hasn’t really give any details about how their service will compensate the average working artist. But the AP reports that Tidal is inviting more musicians to join the platform as co-owners.<!–/*
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Taeko Saito of DMP
Taeko Saito has been hired as International A&R at Downtown Music Publishing. Saito was previously A&R Executive at SONGS Music Publishing.<!–/*
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Canadian music fest Pemberton Music Festival has released their 2015 lineup. Kendrick Lamar, The Black Keys, J. Cole, and Tiësto are headlining. Other noteworthy acts include Missy Elliott, Weezer, Jane’s Addiction, and M.I.A. The festival also features Skrillex’s Full […]Read more
Google is now abruptly walking away from its planned, $14.1 billion acquisition of Spotify, according to multiple sources speaking to Digital Music News early this morning. The all-but-sealed deal, first reported by DMN last week, would have been the largest music-related acquisition […]Read more
Twitch exclusively streamed all of Ultra Music Festival this past weekend. Last year Ultra streamed on YouTube, but this year the festival said “we don’t tolerate mediocrity” and switched to Twitch.
Well YouTube’s live streaming plans for Coachella are far from mediocre […]
Tommy Page of Cumulus
Tommy Page has been hired as SVP of Brand Partnerships at Cumulus Media. Page was previously VP of Artist and Brand Partnerships at Pandora.
Simon Perry has been promoted to CCO of ReverbNation. Perry […]
from a recent Wall Street Journal article on Spotify compensation…
Critics of Spotify’s compensation have homed in on the 0.6-to-0.84 cent the streaming service said is a reasonable estimate of what it pays per play. (The company actually has a formula that […]
Facebook recently beefed up their video features, a plus for artists. Facebook videos get around 3 billion views a day, but it used to be difficult to share those videos on other platforms. Now, artists can easily embed Facebook videos on other platforms, and there are better analytics […]Read more
Yesterday, 16 of the biggest names in music gathered together on a stage in New York City to announce their new, artist-owned, streaming service Tidal: Jay Z, Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West, Jack White, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Chris Martin of Coldplay (who videoed in […]Read more