Jul 27, 2015

Breaking: Vic Firth Dies

Everett “Vic” Firth, the musician behind the infamous Vic Firth drumstick company, has passed away at the age of 85…

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Jul 24, 2015

The Artist Who Has The #1 Album On iTunes Is Getting 100% Of The Royalties

Remember when everyone said it couldn’t be done? Remember when the old guard exclaimed “major labels are the best thing that happened to artists?” Remember when we all learned that it costs over $1 million to put out just one Rihanna song. 
Well, the Viner/YouTuber duo […]

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Jul 23, 2015

This Musician Got An Audition-Free Slot On The Voice. Why He Turned It Down

I first discovered Low Cut Connie at the Echo in East LA last year. I was brought by a manager friend of mine who had been following their career for a few years. I didn’t know what to expect, but when front man Adam Weiner […]

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Jul 22, 2015

We’re Not Dead! Rhapsody Hits 3 Million Paying Subscribers…

Rhapsody’s losses increased between 2012 and 2014. Looking at the graph trend, it seems that 2015 is headed towards another catastrophic loss.

But don’t worry! Rhapsody has more subscribers!

Rhapsody (and its subsidiary Napster) now have 3 million subscribers worldwide. A year ago […]

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Jul 21, 2015

Let’s View Josh Greenberg for Who He Was: a Ruthless Copyright Infringer…

“…for he who has paid the penalty of death stands absolved from his sin.”
The Bible, New Testament, Romans 6:7.

Over the weekend, Grooveshark co-founder Josh Greenberg was found dead at the age of 28, a tragic ending that truncated a lifetime of possibilities.  People die […]

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Jul 20, 2015

Executive Shuffles: CBS Radio, A2IM, Billy Meshel…

Scott Herman, CBS RADIO.
CBS Radio has promoted Scott Herman to COO. Herman was previously EVP of Operations and New York Market Manager.
A2IM‘s President Rich Bengloff will be stepping down this summer. A2IM is searching for a new […]

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Jul 17, 2015

“New Artist” Sells Old Jessica Simpson Songs on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and TIDAL

Last year we saw a band upload a silent album to Spotify so they could get paid… and it worked.

But what happens if you upload someone else’s music to iTunes and other music services and try and pass it off as your own?

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Jul 16, 2015

Neil Young Says Streaming is OVER…

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Jul 15, 2015

Ticketfly Raises Another $50 Million…

Ticketfly has raised $50 million in Series D funding, bringing the company’s total funding to $85 million.

The round is led by Riverwood Capital. RBC Capital Markets is the exclusive placement agent for the funding. Ticketfly “expects” the following previous investors to participate: Mohr Davidow […]

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Jul 14, 2015

What YouTube, Apple, Spotify, Deezer, and TIDAL Are Paying Artists…

Data from the just-released ‘Fair Music: Transparency and Payment Flows In the Music Industry’ by Rethink Music, an initiative of BerkleeICE (Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship).  
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