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Neil Young drops on TIDAL, a judge assigns an administrator for the will-less Prince's estate, Apple Music sees something of a growth spurt, and much more as we take one last look back a full week of industry news.
While streaming services continue to announce seemingly impressive subscription numbers, consumers continue to gravitate more strongly towards visual experiences, meaning that integrating video and things like virtual reality tech, will be more and more important to platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.
Keeping up with social media can be a challenge for busy independent artists, but doing so is still important. Here we look at seven different ways artists can increase the efficiency of their social media postings, while simultaneously improving their online image.
Although Apple's quarterly revenue streak was recently broken, a bump in Apple Musicsubscribers offered one bright spot in an otherwise grim report, suggesting Apple may finally be creating some perceived value in its music, even as Spotify loses ground.
Record label Prospect Park sued its band Five Finger Death Punch this week, alleging breach of contract and claiming that the group started working on a new album and refused to provide masters to the label for a planned greatest hits collection.
YouTube has recently come under fire from labels and some in the music community both for its Content ID system and the size of payments to creators. Now, a top YouTube exec is pushing back with a rebuttal that offers Google's point of view.
Communication is important, particularly when it comes to bands and managers. Below we look at three things bands should take care to discuss and finalize with their managers in order to avoid problems and complications after the fact.
Have you released a great music video in the last year? Enter the Radar Awards and it could win guaranteed exposure. Held at YouTube studios in London in July, the Radar Awards will reward the best videos from up and coming, non-mainstream acts worldwide.
Neil Young is often held up as the rare major artist that is always true to his values, whatever the commercial consequences. Apparently, Young's moral backbone does not extend to his espoused hatred of streaming music.
Edison Research recently dropped some revealing numbers regarding what consumers are listening to on their smartphones, numbers which go against much of what we may have, up to now, been assuming about people's listening habits.
Pandora is working on an Rdio-powered interactive streaming service. But until that launches, the music streamer is all about personalized non-inactive streaming; and a new ad, "The Next Song Matters," celebrates the surprises and joys of lean back music discovery. WATCH:
Beyoncé “Lemonade”currently the #1 album on the BuzzAngle Music Album Project mid-week chart April 22 - 26 with 439,830 album project units, including 375K album sales. Prince has six titles in the top 10. Here is the full mid-week chart:
Cherie Hu discusses how, in order for virtual reality tech to gain legitimacy as an industry tool, it must rise above simply being thought of as a gimmicky toy and realize its true potential for use in our day-to-day lives.
Want to know where to find your fans? “Today, people around the world spend on average more than 50 minutes a day using Facebook, Instagram and Messenger…and that doesn’t count WhatsApp,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during an earnings call yesterday.
One of the best ways to get new strategiesand ideas for your music career is to look at what other musicians are doing. So Dave Kusek and Lindsey McGrath of the New Artist Model are putting together a series of case studies from talented and successful musicians who are pushing the envelope in the world of indie music. The first installment is musician Mike Sullivan.
A Minnesota judge has assigned a special administrator to oversee Prince's estate while the case is resolved in court. District court Judge Kevin Eide appointed Prince's longtime bank, Bremer Trust to secure and preserve the estate until an executor, is appointed.
Many digital service providers have been criticized for their failure to properly populate the metadata for their classical music. This article breaks down how such metadata works, and what standards need to be followed in order to ensure that DSP's classical content remains up to snuff.
Although copyright law is in desperate need of a 21st century overall, congress has been wary of any such update after the SOPA outcry in 2012...until now. A recent statement from Rep. Bob Goodlatte revealed that new proposals will soon be forthcoming, although whether or not they'll actually improve copyright law remains to be seen.
Porto and London based music tech startup Musikki, has just raised $1 million USD from Portugal Ventures, the biggest venture capital fund in Portugal. Musikki ,which provides B2C and B2B services for the music industry has also launched a new image service, Exclusiph.
Led Zeppelin are facing a jury trial for alleged copyright infringement of their seminal hit "Stairway to Heaven." A District Court Judge has ruled that the hit was similar enough to the '67 instrumental "Taurus" by Spirit to warrant a trial. But the plaintiff's have offered Led Zep an easy way out.
Finding a job can be tough, and doing so in the music business is no exception. Here we examine seven different online resources which job seekers can use to find gainful employment within the music industry.
As a creative artist, it's unlikely you want to sink excessive amounts of time into social media marketing, meaning efficiency becomes key. This article covers how artists can diversify a single piece of content for application across a variety of platforms, thereby saving time and maximizing fan engagement.