Feb 6, 2015

Executive Shuffles: Amazon Music, Sony Music Australia, New York Philharmonic

Chris Graham is leaving his position as VP of Sales and Marketing at Wind-up Records. Graham is joining Amazon Music to work in Artist Relations.
Billboard reports that Sony Music Australia‘s GM of […]

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Feb 6, 2015

A Proposal to Vastly Simplify Music Licensing In the United States…

This is what a massive, 245 page recommendation from the US Copyright Office boils down to.

The post A Proposal to Vastly Simplify Music Licensing In the United States… appeared first on Digital Music News.

Source: Industry News

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Feb 6, 2015

Pandora Releases Financial Results, Shares Plummet

Pandora claims they really impacted “the everyday working band” in 2014. This is debateable. What isn’t debatable is the fact that investors are not happy with the company’s progress over the past year.
Pandora released fourth quarter and year-end financial results […]

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Feb 6, 2015

Lightning in a Bottle’s 2015 Lineup…

Lightning in a Bottle  has released their lineup for 2015. Flume, SBTRKT, and Odesza take the lineup’s top spots.
LIB takes place Memorial Day weekend, the same weekend as Sasquatch!. The festival takes place in Bradley, California, located in Monterey County. Full weekend passes […]

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Feb 5, 2015

HiFi Streaming Service Tidal Is Expanding to 22 New Countries This Quarter

Jay-Z is buying Aspiro AB, the company behind hifi streaming services WiMP and Tidal. Aspiro accepted Jay-Z’s offer because they feel it will give them enough resources to carry out their “strategic plan”.
Apparently that “strategic plan” includes world expansion […]

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Feb 5, 2015

YouTube Music Key Is Paying Me 5.4 Cents a Stream…

“Not sure what it means, I only know what it paid me.”

This is the first royalty statement we’ve seen from YouTube’s Music Key, from an indie artist using a major digital distributor.
($2.20587 / 41 = $0.0538 […]

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Feb 5, 2015

Apple Is Building an Android Music App and a Web TV Service

It was previously reported that Apple plans to integrate the upcoming reincarnation of Beats Music into iOS. This means Beats Music would be built right into the software.

Apple isn’t stopping there. 9to5Mac reports that the music service will be integrated into iTunes and Apple […]

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Feb 5, 2015

Streaming Killed Piracy In Norway. It Also Killed Recording Sales…

In Norway, nearly 80 percent of all recording revenues now come from streaming.  That’s enough to virtually kill off piracy, as well as an entire recording industry.
Here’s a graph that shows the dramatic drop in piracy in the past few years […]

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Feb 5, 2015

VEVO Has 10 BILLION Views… And No Money

For about nine months reports have been circulating that Vevo’s owners are hoping to sell the company. Universal Music owns the majority of the platform, followed by Sony. Abu Dhabi Media and Google have also invested in the company.<!–/*
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Feb 4, 2015

Executive Shuffles: The Agency Group, Memory Lane Music Group, T. Williams

Memory Lane Music Group has hired Dasmarie Alvino as Creative Director. Alvino was previously at BMG Chrysalis, working in the film & TV department.
Rob Zifarelli has been promoted to SVP of The Agency Group. Zifarelli is responsible […]

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