Jul 13, 2015

The Top Selling Albums From the First Friday Release Weekend

1. Tyrese – Black Rose

2. R5 – Sometime Last Night

3. Kidz Bop 29

4. Owl City – Mobile Orchestra

5. Meek Mill – Dreams Worth More Than Money

6. Taylor Swift – 1989

7. Between the Buried and […]

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Jul 10, 2015

Man Sentenced to 14 Months in Jail for Leaking Madonna’s Album

Songs from Madonna’s latest album were leaked at the end of last year. In January Adi Lederman of Tel Aviv was arrested for hacking Madonna’s computer and selling unreleased songs.<!–/*
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Jul 9, 2015

New Music Fridays Starts Tomorrow, Whether You Like it Or Not…

New music will officially come out on Fridays in 45 countries, starting tomorrow July 9th. The switch is the result of a decision made by the IFPI.
While most independents agreed that we need a global release day in this digital world, many didn’t think […]

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Jul 8, 2015

iTunes Song Downloads Are Below 2008 Levels…

2015 is a flat-line projection, based on first-half numbers (531.6 million downloads, down 10.1% from first-half 2014).  And remember, this is all before Apple Music launched.
Source: Nielsen first-half 2015 data.
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Jul 7, 2015

How Much of a Difference Does a ‘Festival Survival Pack’ Make at EDC?

Last month I went to EDC for the first time. The week beforehand I was at Governors Ball, two weeks beforehand I was at FORM Festival, and I came down with strep throat three times in two months. It had completely drained me.
Frankly, I was dreading EDC […]

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Jul 6, 2015

Microsoft Unveils Their New Streaming Service…

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Jul 3, 2015

How to Turn off Apple Music Automatic Renewal on Desktop and iOS…

iTunes:

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Source: Industry News

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Jul 2, 2015

Chicago Is Adding an Extra 9% Tax to Streaming Services

Streaming services have another hurdle to face in terms of customers adoption.

Chicago is now tacking on an extra 9 percent “electronic amusement tax” to streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Netflix.

The city’s amusement tax covers purchases at book stores, record stores […]

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Jul 1, 2015

Check Out SoundCloud’s New 40,000 Sq. Ft. Manhattan Office Space…

What massive copyright infringement lawsuits?

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Jun 30, 2015

Executive Shuffles: Pandora, ASCAP, UMPG, Capitol Music Group, Sony/RED…

Pandora has named Shamal Ranasinghe VP of Product Management, Artists and Music Makers. Ranasinghe co-founded Topspin and Fluence.
The ASCAP Foundation has promoted Colleen McDonough to Executive Director. McDonough replaces Karen Sherry, who retired after 17 years […]

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