Feb 12, 2015

Executive Shuffles: Capitol Music Group, AEG Live, Musixmatch

Musixmatch has added Thomas Hesse to their Board of Advisors. Hesse was previously an executive at Bertelsmann and Sony Music.<!–/*
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Feb 12, 2015

Aimee Mann Drops MediaNet Lawsuit…

Aimee Mann has dropped her lawsuit against MediaNet, a B2B company that supplies music, ebooks, and other media.
Mann originally sued MediaNet for millions because they were distributing her music on an expired license. She has originally licensed her music to the company in 2003, but […]

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Feb 11, 2015

Woojer Turns Your Music’s Bass into Physical Vibrations

MP3s and computer speakers have led us to compressed audio files and crappy sounding music. Some people have had enough, which explains the high resolution streaming trend. But hi res streaming isn’t worth shit if you don’t have high quality headphones or high end […]

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Feb 11, 2015

A Copyright Will Protect You from Pirates. And Make You a Fortune.

Published sometime during the early 20th century…

The post A Copyright Will Protect You from Pirates. And Make You a Fortune. appeared first on Digital Music News.

Source: Industry News

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Feb 11, 2015

TuneGO Raises $1.2M Because They’re Going to Help New Artists Get Discovered

TuneGO has been in beta for the past 12 months, and they say that 1,000 artists have signed up for their platform (although they don’t mention how many of these users are active).
The platform will come out of free beta this quarter, and will […]

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Feb 11, 2015

Rhapsody Has 2.5 Million Paying Subscribers

We’ve been hearing a lot from Deezer, Tidal, Spotify, and Pandora recently. How’s ol’ Rhapsody doing?
Rhapsody and Napster, the other service the company owns, has announced that they have 2.5 million paying global subscribers. They say this is 60 […]

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Feb 11, 2015

YouTube Music Is Paying Me $0.00039 Per View…

Last week, a leaked royalty report showed that YouTube’s subscription-based Music Key was paying a healthy 5.4 cents ($0.054) per stream.  But could that be possible?  Here’s another leaked statement, this time from YouTube Music’s mainline, non […]

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Feb 10, 2015

Deezer Is Bringing HiFi Streaming to 150 Countries in One Month

Hifi audio is the hot new trend among streaming services and digital audio stores, with companies racing to get ahold of the market.
Aspiro’s hifi streaming services, Tidal and Wimp, caught Jay-Z’s attention. He’s buying the company for $56 million, even […]

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Feb 10, 2015

Fact: Pandora Pays Songwriters Just 4% of Revenues…

The following guest post comes from David Israelite, head of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA).  Currently, Pandora is fighting major publishers and PROs to lower the rates paid to songwriters.

In a New Year’s message to listeners, Pandora’s CEO called 2014 the “year of […]

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Feb 10, 2015

Madonna Tries to Stay Relevant by Promoting Her Album on Grindr

Madonna is reaching her late 50s and is releasing her 13th studio album. Her team is trying extra hard to make her new music relevant to a younger generation of listeners, and their plan appears to be working. 
Madonna took advantage of Snapchat’s […]

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