Sep 16, 2015

Why an Anti-Gay Rally Is Allowed to Use Your Music

It was another shocking moment for a band with a popular song.  As Kim Davis stepped on stage in front of a cheering Christian extremist audience, Survivor’s ‘Eye of the Tiger’ played in the background, even though the band never offered their permission.  The members […]

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Sep 15, 2015

‘Evidence’ Exists That Radio DJ Grabbed Taylor Swift’s Ass, Representative Says

Last week,  KYGO disc jockey David Mueller sued Taylor Swift and her management group after being accused of grabbing, groping or otherwise inappropriately touching Taylor Swift’s ass at a Denver show in 2013.  Mueller was initially accused of the trespass at the show, kicked out by security […]

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Sep 14, 2015

YouTube Music Is Growing 60% Faster Than All Other Streaming Music Services Combined

Does this make any sense?  Spotify is struggling to add paying subscribers, while YouTube music video views are surging on greater selection and totally free content.  In fact, according to stats compiled by Nielsen, YouTube delivered 60.6 percent more streams than all audio-only streaming […]

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Sep 13, 2015

Radio DJ Says He Never Grabbed Taylor Swift’s Ass

This is all about what did, or didn’t, occur at the Pepsi Center in Denver on the night of June 2nd, 2013.  At the center of the allegations is KYGO radio personality David Mueller, aka ‘Jackson,’ who was accused of grabbing, touching, or otherwise groping […]

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Sep 11, 2015

It’s Official: Harry Fox Agency Is Now Owned by SESAC

The merger, first announced last month, is now ‘official official’ with the formal approval of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA).  The following statement from John Josephson of SESAC was emailed to Digital Music News this (Friday) afternoon:
“SESAC is pleased to announce that, following  approval by the […]

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Sep 10, 2015

95 Percent of Streaming Music Catalogs Are ‘Irrelevant’ to Consumers, Study Finds

 
Spotify has 20 million paying subscribers, but only a percentage are paying $9.99.  And, 55 million are paying $0 a month.  “Organic subscription growth… is not growing fast enough,” declared MiDIA analyst Mark Mulligan asserted in a recent research note, while pointing to Spotify’s cut-rate […]

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Sep 9, 2015

Executive Shuffles: Imagem Music, Sony/ATV, Don Griffin

Imagem Music has promoted three people, according to All Access:
Bill Gaden is now now CEO of Imagem US. Gaden was previously COO.
Steve King is now Vice President of Creative Services. King was previously Director of Creative Services.
Isabel Ariss […]

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Sep 8, 2015

The 100 Biggest Copyright Infringers of All Time (as Ranked by Google)

Rankings calculated by total takedowns by Google, based on requests by content owners and/or their agents.  Infringing sites and urls published by Google as part of its Transparency Report, which lists all takedown requests (and compliance to those requests), as well as the requesting companies and organizations […]

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Sep 4, 2015

Digital Song Sales Haven’t Been This Low in 8 Years

We all know that music sales are going down as streams go up, but how bad it is?
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Sep 3, 2015

This New Fitness Tracker Has a Built in Music Player

TomTom has unveiled Spark, a fitness tracker watch with an integrated music player.

The fitness tracker has 3GB of storage for music. Users can transfer playlists from iTunes or Windows Media Player.

Bluetooth headphones are required to listen to the stored music. Spark come […]

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