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New Zealand's National Party Ordered To Pay Eminem $413,000

image from www.bet.comEminem's music publishing company has won a lawsuit against New Zealand’s center-right National party after they violated his copyright when using a song very similar to his hit “Lose Yourself” in a 2014 election campaign advertisement. 

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Latin American Music Awards 2017: Full List Of Winners

image from mb.cision.comAt Telemundo's third annual Latin American Music Awards last night, boy band CNCO and heartthrob Prince Royce each earned four wins, while Enrique Iglesias took home three trophy's at the fan driven awards. The Latin American Music Awards 2017 full list of winners:

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Pop Artist Shelita Burke Uses Data Science, Blockchain To Her Advantage

1-3y6A2uLsIrdjD10YimEndQAlthough most artists approach their careers from a less scientific angle Shelita Burke, a data scientist and cryptologist in addition to being a musician, has taken a different approach, using science and technology to her advantage in her businesslike method of running her career.

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Advocacy Group Launches Ad Campaign Calling Out YouTube For "Mistreatment Of Artists" [VIDEO]

YOuTube NOArtist's advocacy group, the Content Creators Coalition (c3) is launching an ad campaign as it expands efforts to highlight what many in the music industry see as unfair treatment of artists and music creators by Google’s YouTube.

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Marilyn Manson Axes Twiggy Ramirez, Crystal Castles Singer Alleges Abuse As Music Confronts Its "Weinstein" Problem

image from members.celebrityaccess.com[UPDATED] As a growing number of women out movie mogul Harvey Weinstein for decades of sexual abuse, the music industry is being forced to confront its own culture of harassment.  This week rocker Marilyn Manson parted ways with longtime bassist Twiggy Ramirez after rape allegations surfaced; and Canadian electropop group Crystal Castles's former lead singer Alice Glass alleged years of abuse by band member Ethan Kath that began when she was 15.

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Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Announces 2017 Nominees, Convention Updates

image from www.eiseverywhere.comTim McGraw and Faith Hill will receive the Legends of Live award next month at the 14th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, a two-day event that unites some of the industry’s biggest artists and executives to discuss the constant changes in the live music business.  

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The Billboard Charts: Can They Be Valid Without Including YouTube?

1Tracking the position of a song or album was much easier for Billboard when such things were based strictly on sales, but in the age of streaming they've been forced to adapt how they get their numbers. That said, one service is still being conspicuously left out: YouTube.

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Music Biz Conference Announces Nashville Dates Thru 2020

Music Biz Assoc.[UPDATED] The Music Business Association (Music Biz) conference will stay in Nashville through 2020. The already announced 2018 edition will be May 14-17 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. But the following year, the action moves across the street to the new JW Marriott hotel.

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Best Vinyl Services For Increasing An Artist's Revenue

1Although music streaming continues to take main stage as the dominant form of music consumption, the value of physical should not be discounted, with vinyl in particular making a strong showing. Here we look at some of the top vinyl services for increasing an artist's revenue.

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Blockchain And The Music Industry: RAC, Nest HQ and UJO Music Offer A Beginners Guide [VIDEO]

RACIs blockchain just a buzzword or could it radically change the music industry?  We think it's the later, but understanding what blockchain is and does is confusing. Grammy winner RAC recently released his latest album EGO using the Ethereum blockchain via UJO Music, and this 6 minute documentary looks inside the process.

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Managing Artists At Scale: Using Tech To Turn Musicians Into Industry Experts

1In this piece DeCarlos Garrison explains the challenges of artist management and of guiding a band or artist towards industry success, as well as how embracing tech can work to transform artists into industry experts in their own right.

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Music Creators See Massive Tech Earning Billions While 'Strip-Mining Artists' Work' [Op-Ed]

1Necessity has proven to be the mother of re-invention, with the digital reboot of the music industry compelling them to learn a number of new tricks in order to stay afloat, as well as forcing them to become stronger advocates for their rights. In this piece Melvin Gibbs calls on artists to and Washington to defend the rights of creators against the pillaging of big tech companies.

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Facebook Says It's Not Changing The News Feed (For Now), But Should We Believe Them?

Facebook-musicFacebook is pushing back after users spotted a six country test that removes all page posts from the News Feed, unless they are supported by a paid boost. As we wrote yesterday, such a move Would be catastrophic for musicians and music marketers, and we've heard these promises from Facebook before, only to have them make algorithmic changes without warning. 

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8 Types Of Music Investment Agreements

1-aDsblOYr4qfZEb5XGfKVewWhile crowdfunding has become a popular option for artists looking to raise money for their next musical production, other musicians may be lucky enough to find an investor who's willing to front cash for an artist's next creative venture. Should you find such a person or company, however, it's important for both sides to know what they're signing up for.

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FCC Planning Thanksgiving Reveal Of Net Neutrality Kill Plan

1Gobble gobble! It seems turkey isn't the only thing on the chopping block this season, with recent info suggesting the FCC is aiming to announce its plan to gut net neutrality the day before Thanksgiving, although whether or not this holiday reveal will help soften the consumer blowback remains to be seen.

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WED. BRIEF: EVR Raises $20M To Expand MelodyVR • YouTube's Best.Cover.Ever • Pollstar Live Lineup • Sonos • More

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Music Business News From Around The Web

Is the money flowing into VR, AR and live video draining resources need elsewhere in music tech? And I'm taking bets as to how long before a music streamer jumps fully on the AR, VR bandwagon.

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Facebook Tests Change That Is CATASTROPHIC For Music Marketing

image from img.gadgethacks.comUPDATED: Facebook is testing a major change to is basic algorithm - the one that decides what shows up in a followers news feed - that will completely change music marketing on the social platform; unless, of course, one is willing to pay to be seen.

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Amazon Is Now 3rd Largest Subscription Music Service In The World [Mark Mulligan, MIDiA]

AmazonAmazon is now the 3rd largest paid music subscription service in the world, according to a new MIDiA analysis. Their just published report looks at Amazon’s streaming music strategy and how this fits within the wider competitive landscape. Some highlights from MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan:

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