Feb 4, 2015

Artists Receive Less Than 7% of a Spotify Monthly Subscription Fee…

Who gets paid what, from a new report by French trade group SNEP (Syndicat National de l’édition Phonographique):

Producteurs (labels) = 45.6%
plateformes (streaming platform) = 20.8%
etat (tax) = 16.7% 
Auteurs, compositeurs, editeurs (authors, composers, publishers) = 10.0 […]

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Feb 4, 2015

iTunes Will Now Block Sound-A-Like Cover Songs

For a long time artists and labels have found ways to game iTunes. And fool the public. Apparently, iTunes customers have accidentally downloaded “tribute” versions of songs they thought to be the original. Some of these “tributes” sound awfully close to the originals and […]

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Feb 4, 2015

This Writer Doesn’t Think Musicians Deserve To Get Paid. A Musician’s Response

I wanted to ignore it. And I did for a solid 4 hours. But then Facebook happened. Damn you Shayna for posting the article on my wall. Or are they calling it the Timeline these days? I guess I was tagged. Who knows. But some hipster-hater out […]

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Feb 4, 2015

Sasquatch! Festival Releases 2015 Lineup

Sasquatch! Music Festival has released their lineup. Kendrick Lamar, Robert Plant, and Modest Mouse are headlining the festival.
The festival takes place Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25. Tickets go on sale on February 7th at 10 AM PST. GA passes are $350.

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Feb 4, 2015

Executive Shuffles: Elektra Records, NMPA, Fool’s Gold Records…

The National Music Publishers’ Association has hired Amelia Wang as VP of Industry Relations and Government Affairs. Wang was previously Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Judy Chu.
Gregg Nadel has been named GM of Elektra Records. Nadel has […]

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Feb 3, 2015

After Years of Recovery, Music Sales Are Now Declining In Sweden…

 
The 2014 decline, revealed this morning by IFPI Sweden, mirrors a similar drop in Norway.  Both countries are among the earliest and most aggressive adopters of streaming music formats.
 

(source: IFPI Sweden)
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Feb 3, 2015

Bandsintown Has 15M Users. Artists Can Finally Use All That Data…

Bandsintown isn’t perfect. Namely, the platform has some issues to work out when it comes to mobile viewing. Nevertheless, 15 million fans have signed up on the platform, a huge number. Bandsintown has added some features for touring artists that take advantage of all this data […]

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Feb 3, 2015

10 Ways to Make Sure Your Music Is Heard

The following guest post comes from Paul Loeb, founder of music promotion service DropTrack.<!–/*
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Feb 3, 2015

Google Is Now Aggressively Pointing to the Pirate Bay…

Less than 3 days after resurfacing…

 
The post Google Is Now Aggressively Pointing to the Pirate Bay… appeared first on Digital Music News.

Source: Industry News

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Feb 3, 2015

Now You Can Gate Content in Exchange for a Follow on Spotify

Show.co has added the ability to gate content in exchange for Spotify follows.

The marketing platform believes they are the first to offer this feature.
Show.co customers can gate audio files, SoundCloud tracks, and YouTube videos. Fans are directed to follow an Spotify […]

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