Feb 25, 2015

Nearly 1/4 Of iTunes Users Listened To U2 In January

Remember last September on your 3rd date with the cute boy from Starbucks, you decided to share your music taste? Big step, I know. It took guts. But he was so darn charming and hot, in a sweet way. And boy could he make a caramel macchiato. But […]

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Feb 24, 2015

Deals & Acquisitions: INgrooves, Perfect Pu**y, Music Gateway

Music Gateway has acquired music opportunity website Audio Rokit for an undisclosed amount. With this acquisition, Music Gateway’s userbase now surpasses 40,000.
Perfect Pussy‘s Meredith Graves has launched Honor Press, a new record label.  Honor […]

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Feb 24, 2015

9 Reasons Why Bands Break Up

1) Money

From baby bands to superstars, unfortunately, money is the main reason bands break up. The baby to mid size bands that legitimately cannot survive on the income their band is generating tend to get tired of living well […]

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Feb 24, 2015

Sorry Spotify: Tidal and Beats Music Add Led Zeppelin’s Catalog

In December 2013 Spotify exclusively snagged Led Zeppelin’s catalog. It looks like that deal was good for about a year.

Today the catalog went up on Beats Music, Rdio, Deezer, Rhapsody, Google Play, Xbox Music, Slacker, Tidal, and more.

Led Zeppelin&#8217 […]

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Feb 24, 2015

What Rhapsody and Spotify Pay Songwriters…

221,699 streams. $131.
This doesn’t include mechanicals.

The post What Rhapsody and Spotify Pay Songwriters… appeared first on Digital Music News.

Source: Industry News

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Feb 24, 2015

Spotify Cannibalization Is “Absolutely Bogus,” Says Resigning Universal Music Exec…

 Rob Wells, president of Universal Music Group’s global digital business, speaking to a group of label executives in London in 2012:
“We’ve done an awful lot of analysis over the last six months in terms of the value to individual artists and specific […]

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Feb 24, 2015

Beatport Is Launching a Free Streaming Service (With No Ads)

Back in December it was reported that Beatport would launch a free ad-supported streaming service.  The service has now launched, and it’s not ad-supported… TechCrunch reports that the streaming service is completely free.
This streaming service has now taken center […]

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Feb 23, 2015

Breaking: Aspiro Shareholders Question Jay-Z’s $56M Acquisition Offer

Jay-Z offered $56 million to buy Aspiro AB, the company behind Tidal and WiMP. Aspiro’s Board of Directors want shareholders to accept Jay-Z’s offer. But is $56 million enough for a company that made $35 million in 2014? Shareholders aren […]

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Feb 23, 2015

Nearly Half of YouTube’s Top Channels Are Music-Related…

…from TubeFilter’s Top 50 Most Viewed Channels In the US (week ending 2/20/2015).

The post Nearly Half of YouTube’s Top Channels Are Music-Related… appeared first on Digital Music News.

Source: Industry News

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Feb 23, 2015

Executive Shuffles: Bicycle Music Company, Good Ear Music Supervision, Schott Music

Jake Wisely

Richard Dinnadge has been hired as International Business Development Director by Schott Music, reports Complete Music Update. Dinnadge was previously head of music and video at Reader’s Digest.<!–/*
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