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Any Artist Can Now Upload Mixes To Beatport, But They'll Earn Just 5-10% Of Revenue

image from www.pressology.netUPDATED: Beatport has been making some aggressive moves of late, including a partnership to power an EDM channel on Spotify.  Now, Beatport is aiming straight for Soundcloud and allowing anyone to upload tracks or a mix to the EDM-centric service.

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Amazon Music Turns Up The Heat With 30 Exclusives

Amazon music logoAlmost daily we get a press release announcing how Music Service X  is differentiating itself from the competition.  Since its missing Universal Music and a lot of current hits, Amazon Prime Music can't have the deepest catalog, but it can make its users feel 'special' with exclusives.

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Lucian Grainge To Helm Universal Music Thru "at least 2020" - Full Text Of Announcement

image from themediashaker.comVivendi has extended the contract of Universal Music CEO Lucian Grainge through 2020. "This plan will enable the company to maintain its profitable growth and continue to play a leading role in the transformation of the music industry," the company said in a statement The full text of the announcement:

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SFX Gives Sillerman 2 Weeks To Complete Stock Buy Back, Asset Sale Likely Alternatve

sfxIn just over 3 years, Robert Sillerman built SFX Entertainment into an EDM powerhouse. But since taking the company public in October 2013 and raising $260 million with the IPO, the company has seldom met investor expectations.

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Apple Music Uses Snapchat To Offer Look Inside Beats 1 Global Studios

image from nme.assets.ipccdn.co.ukSince even before it launch, Apple Music has been using social media creatively to promote Beats 1. From "leaking" details to posting "exclusive" interviews on YouTube, Beats 1 and Apple Music are going wherever their audience goes.

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Apple Music Streams Just 4% Of Spotify's, Says Indie Distributor

spotify vs appleSince Apple isn't sharing and any stats provided during a 90 day free trial would be suspect, we have no real idea how well Apple Music is doing.  Tim Cook says "millions and millions" and one report claims that 10 million have signed up for a free trial. But signing up and using Apple Music are two different things, as stats from one indie music distributor suggest.

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Today Is Last Day To Get Early Bird Pricing To CD Baby's DIY Musician Conference - SAVE $30

diy MusicianToday is the last day to get discount pricing to CD Baby's inaugural DIY Musician Conference. The DIY Musician Conference will take place October 23 - 25, at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel in downtown Chicago.

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Music Publishing News Roundup 7.13.2015: Downtown + Codigo • Streaming In Spain • "Happy Birthday"

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Downtown Publishing's deal with Codigo Music/Fania, the rise of music streaming in Spain and the battle of "Happy Birthday" all top this week's music publishing news. 

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Prince - Who Pulled All His Music Off Streaming Services - Debuts New Song On Spotify....

Prince purpleEver the Confusing One, Prince today debuted a new song on Spotify.  Just four weeks ago, he had pulled all of his music off Spotify and other streaming music services, with the exception of Tidal and a few tracks Soundcloud.  But today, Prince tweeted:

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New On Hypebot's Jobs Board: Marketing, Artist Development Associate At Billions

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The Billions agency is hiring a marketing and artist development associate. Roll Call Records is looking for a day to day manager and Partisan Records is seeking a Director of Marketing. Details and other openings on Hypebot's Music Industry Jobs Board. 

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Imogen Heap On Mycelia: A Fair Trade Music Business Inspired By Bitcoin Blockchain

imogen heapIn Part 6 of his series, music business scholar and entrepreneur George Howard continues his interview with musician, artist and inventor Imogen Heap on her  Blockchain inspired democratic artist technology platform and how it and similar efforts can revolutionize the music industry.

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The Physical Network Launches In US, Rewarding Fans Who Promote Concerts, Festivals [VIDEO]

TPNHarnessing the power of engaged fans is at the center of many startups, particularly in music.  The Physical Network has successfully extended that concept to music festival marketing in the EU and now their bringing it to the U.S.

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The "Happy Birthday" Copyright Bombshell

Happy-birthday-cake-with-name-edit-for-facebook-RoundCake2HappyBirthdayAre we seeing more blurred lines controversy? For years Warner/Chappell have been collecting millions in royalties off of the song "Happy Birthday," but recent evidence, revealed last minute during a legal case involving the company, shows the song may actually belong in the public domain.

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Judge Denies Pandora Bid To Lower Royalties After Buying FM Station

Pandora-logoPandora has taken multiple tacts in its effort to lower the royalties it pays to musicians, labels, publishers and other rightsholders, including lawsuits, lobbying and even buying a small South Dakota FM radio station.  

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Union Square Ventures' Andy Weissman On The Blockchain And The Music Rights 'Nirvana State'

nirvanaToday in part 5 of his series, music business scholar and entrepreneur George Howard continues his exploration of  Blockchain technology in a conversation with venture capitalist Any Weissman who shares his vision of how the technology could be used to create a music rights "Nirvana State".

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Indie Powerhouse Windish Agency Partners With Paradigm

image from www.celebrityaccess.com[UPDATE] Tom Windish built his booking agency from nothing to a global powerhouse in 10 years, with clients including alt-J, Diplo, The War On Drugs and Lorde. But in a nod to an entertainment industry still driven by tv, film and big media, he's  joined forces with full service agency Paradigm.

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