Aug 7, 2015

5 Ways to Fix the Streaming Music Crisis

1. Stop free use, and develop users’ willingness to pay.

Amongst the millions of ‘users’ that streaming services claim, the proportion of real subscribers who pay the advertised price is an absolute minority.  However, if everyone paid – even if it was just a couple of pounds […]

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Aug 7, 2015

SFX Is “Sorry” for Not Paying Beatport Artists

On Wednesday DMN posted a letter Beatport sent to artists. The letter said Beatport needed to hold off on artist payments because of decisions made by their parent company, SFX
I guess that’s what happens when SFX’s business strategy is “acquire every EDM company > get […]

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Aug 6, 2015

Executive Shuffles: Spotify, Universal Music Group, Fade to Silence Records

Jay Frank
Jared Grusd is the new Chief Executive Officer of The Huffington Post. Grusd was previously Spotify‘s Global Head of Corporate Development and General Counsel.<!–/*
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Aug 5, 2015

Executive Shuffles: Spotify, INgrooves, Roundhouse

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Isolation Network, parent company of INgrooves, has announced that Bob Roback is the company’s new CEO. Roback is former Head of Music at Yahoo! and President of Fender.<!–/*
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Aug 4, 2015

#WTF: Instagram Bans the “EDM” Hashtag…

Just yesterday, Los Angeles Supervisor Hilda Solis said that banning electronic music festivals is the proper response to two fatalities at HARD Summer.
To add insult to injury, Instagram has now banned the #EDM hashtag.<!–/*
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Aug 3, 2015

Dick Dale, 78, Currently Tours Despite Having Rectal Cancer, Renal Failure, Diabetes, and Massive Vertebrae Damage

Dick Dale is one of the greatest surf rock guitarists of all time, and a pioneer of the genre alongside the Beach Boys.  These days, he’s still actively touring at age 78, despite a myriad of serious medical problems that include rectal cancer, renal failure, diabetes, and […]

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Jul 31, 2015

Executive Shuffles: SoundCloud, BASCA, Rolling Stone, PopShack…

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PopShack has appointed Michael Tobin as Non-Executive Director, reports Music Week. Tobin was CEO of Telecity Group from 2003 to 2014.
Stephen McNeff is the new Chair of BASCA, the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors […]

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Jul 30, 2015

Livid’s New 3D Motion MIDI Controller Is the Size of an iPhone

MIDI controllers are a dime a dozen now. Most of them offer the same functionality: press the buttons and it will trigger whatever you mapped it to play.
Livid is releasing a new wireless MIDI controller that does more than just the basics.<!–/*
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Jul 29, 2015

Animal Expert Ted Nugent Says Lions NEED Humans to Kill Them…

From Ted Nugent’s Facebook page…

The post Animal Expert Ted Nugent Says Lions NEED Humans to Kill Them… appeared first on Digital Music News.

Source: Industry News

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Jul 28, 2015

Has Warner/Chappell Been Blatantly Lying About “Happy Birthday” Being Public Domain?

Lawyers for the filmmakers suing Warner/Chappell over “Happy Birthday” have found some very important evidence.
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