Feb 26, 2015

Breaking: Target “Has Absolutely No Plans to Stop Selling Music”

The IFPI just announced a Friday global album release day. Music Week recently reported that Target would consider dropping music instead of paying to make the switch. This isn’t the case.
In a statement to Digital Music News a Target spokesperson said:

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Feb 26, 2015

IFPI Announces a Friday Global Release Day, Disappointing the Indie Community

The independent community vocally expressed support for a worldwide album release day on Mondays, instead of the IFPI’s proposed Friday release day. AIMS, A2IM, Amoeba, Beggars Group, CIMS, Hastings, Newbury Comics, Rough Trade, SC Distribution, and others all came out against a Friday release day.
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Feb 26, 2015

Spotify Is Integrating Apps Directly into Their Desktop Service

Spotify may have killed the App Finder, but they’re finding ways to integrate apps directly into their service.

Musixmatch lyrics will be directly integrated into Spotify’s new desktop app. A lyrics button will be available next to the play bar at […]

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Feb 26, 2015

Björk Refuses to Release on Spotify: “It’s About Respect”

Björk has decided not to release her latest album, Vulnicura, on Spotify.  Here’s what she told Fast Company in an article published this morning.
Fast Company: Vulnicura is not currently available on Spotify. Why not?
Björk: We’re all making […]

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Feb 25, 2015

Big Machine’s Scott Borchetta to Pursue Film, TV, and Theater Opportunities

Earlier this month, Hits Daily Double claimed that Scott Borchetta was in the process of selling Big Machine to Apple. The idea sounds far fetched and no new details have emerged, but Borchetta does have his eye on the spotlight.

The Hollywood Reporter says that Borchetta has […]

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Feb 25, 2015

The Management Contract That Every Artist, Songwriter, and Producer Should Know

The following comes Steve Gordon, regarded as one of the top attorneys in the music industry.  Last week, he outlined 11 contracts that every artist, songwriter and producer should know.  So here’s the first one: management contracts.  

In this installment, we will discuss management agreements […]

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Feb 25, 2015

IFPI to Announce Friday Global Release Day, Target Might Stop Selling Music in Response

In November independents voiced support for a Monday global album release day. The idea is supported by: Alliance Entertainment Corporation, AIMS, A2IM, Amoeba Music, AIM, CIMS, DORS, ERA, Hastings Entertainment Inc, Newbury Comics, Redeye, Rough Trade NYC, Rough Trade UK, and SC Distribution.
It’s been said […]

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Feb 25, 2015

Why You Should Never, Ever Promote Your Music On iTunes

We all know recorded music sales are dying. It’s a Titanic size plank that sales have been marching down for years, but eventually they’ll fall off. But we’re not there yet. Last year, Americans bought 257 million albums – an 11% drop from […]

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Feb 25, 2015

SFX Entertainment’s CEO Wants to Buy Up Shares & Take the Company Private

SFX Entertainment’s latest move is re-focusing Beatport, turning it into a free streaming service that currently has no advertisements. The new streaming service will be part of T-Mobile’s Music Freedom program, meaning that T-Mobile users can use the service on mobile […]

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Feb 25, 2015

The Evolution of Recorded Music…

…another DMN original
The post The Evolution of Recorded Music… appeared first on Digital Music News.

Source: Industry News

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