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What Happens When Paid Streaming Has 96% Market Share? Sweden Has Answers

musicThe music industry is experiencing a resurgence thanks to streaming. But can that growth continue and will more users return promised revenue to artists and labels? MIDiA's Mark Mulligan says that data from Sweden, where paid subscriptions account for 96% of the streaming market, offers answers.

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Streaming Habits Mirror Purchasing Habits: The Big Lie Of Spotify [David Lowery]

1A theory often perpetuated by Spotify maintains that streaming will yield more revenue than downloads or traditional retail sales, as it generates money for the artist with every play, as opposed to a one-time purchase. Unfortunately, streaming is a lot more like traditional sales than Spotify is letting on.

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5 Ways Music Modernization Act Could Be Fairer For All Creators

1The Music Modernization Act has passed the U.S. House of Representatives, and while much of the bill's content seems positive on the service, there are a number of ways in which it could be altered to favor all music creators.

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Musician's Guide To Promoting A Music Video In 7 Easy Steps

1After expending a massive amount of time and energy assembling a music video you're proud of, it can be tempting to kick back and relax, but promotion is when the rubber really hits the pavement, and having a solid strategy is essential to making your music video a success.

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Concerns For DIY Musicians Income After Congressional Interview For Music Modernization Act

Congressional Budget OfficeThe Music Modernization Act passed the U.S. House this week and is headed for the Senate. Here Dae Bogan recounts how providing the Principle Analyst of the Congressional Budget office with a crash course in copyright law and music publishing left him very concerned about the economic future of DIY musicians.

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This Years' Record Store Day Was The Best Day Ever

1With the music industry continues to change, Record Store Day offers an opportunity and experience which can be embraced by industry enthusiasts across the board, here we check in with a variety of music business players on their experience with Record Store Day, 2018 edition.

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MondoTunes Offers Free Distribution To Lure Back Musicians

image from globenewswire.com[UPDATED] In 2015, MondoTunes offered something revolutionary - free music distribution to the major services. Months later, the company came under fire after it changed the terms.  Now MondoTunes, which has rebranded as an affordable flat fee distributor, is working to bring back early customers.

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Billboard Latin Music Awards Full Winners List 2018

image from www.soundexchange.comThe Billboard Latin Music Awards serve as the conclusion to the Billboard Latin Music Conference which was held this week in Las Vegas. Daddy Yankee was the top winner, along with Luis Fonsi, Justin Bieber and Shakira. Ozuna won artist of the year and Maluma took home the social artist of the year award.

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Instagram Challenges Snapchat As Facebook, Twitter Become Old News For Young Users [CHART]

SNAPCHATSnapchat is the clear choice for U.S. teens as we near the summer of 2018. 45% of the 6,000 teens polled for PiperJaffray’s bi-annual “Taking Stock With Teens” survey chose its as their favorite social media platform. 26% said Instagram was their favorite, while Facebook and Twitter continued their downward decline with the demographic.

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Optimizing The Day You Send Your Email Newsletter

1Once you've sunk the time into crafty a comprehensive and compelling email, you'll want to ensure it goes out at a time when recipients are the mostly likely to actually open it. Here we look at how to utilize a built in email scheduler to be sure you're hitting send when it counts the most.

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Be-Hookd's Silas Armstrong Talks Talks, Branding, Bots, Marketing Strategies [INTERVIEW]

1Here Creative Director of Be-Hookd media, Silas Armstrong, discusses his job there, the work he's done to grow artists' digital presence, and how messenger bots can be used to connect with fans.

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