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Industry Reacts To Music Modernization Act Senate Passage: SoundExchange, ASCAP, RIAA, c3, More

thumbs up musicThe music industry was quick to react to the United States Senate's unanimous passages of S. 2823 the Music Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill cosponsored by more than 80 Senators that brings the music licensing system into the digital age.

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YouTube Music Charts This Week: Eminem, Kanye Break Records, Mac Miller Dominates

Youtube_logoThis weeks YouTube Music Chart saw  Eminem, Kanye and Lil Pump break 24-hour records, Mac Miller’s songs cover the charts, and Coldplay, Shakira, Zayn and MC Fiota pass one billion music video views.

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Artist Growth's Matt Urmy On Touring App's Rapid Adoption

image from celebrityaccess.comArtist management platform Artist Growth has seen an impressive 18 months. This cloud-based system which provides artists and managers with tools to organize touring, finances, merch and data reporting, now tracks more than $2.5 billion in tour revenue and nearly $700 million in expenses.

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5 Tips To Create A Facebook Event From The Social Network's Events Team

2With over 47 million events being created on Facebook in a single year, getting yours to stand out from the crowd is no easy task. Here we look at 5 tips from the Facebook Events Team on how you can make you next event, whether it's a workshop or an album release, catch your fans' attention.

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Artists Are Driving MMA Ahead, SiriusXM Should Join Them [Chris Israel, musicFIRST Coalition]

join us musicThe Music Modernization Act, which is scheduled for a full Senate vote over the next 24 hours, is supported by the music industry because it brings music copyright and compensation into the digital age.  But SiriusXM is working to scuttle key MMA provisions, and artist advocates the musicFIRST Coalition are fighting back.

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5 Ways To Get Music Discovered In The New Digital Age

1While the ways in which people discover music have changed dramatically in many ways, some avenues remain the same. Here we offer advice to artists on how to get their music discovered in the digital age by consulting with industry experts on where they go to find new music.

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Elliott Smith & Kurt Cobain: 2 Cities, 2 Songwriters, 1 DIY Mentality

1Although both residents of the Northwest, Kurt Cobain and Elliott Smith shared much more than just a geographical similarity, and both represented a fiercely independent, do-it-yourself mentality which optimized the vibe of their respective cities of Seattle and Portland.

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Step By Step Guide: How To Submit Music To An Official Spotify Playlist

2Spotify recently gave users the ability to submit their music to officially curated playlists, and as any artist knows, getting your music on these coveted can do wonders for you popularity and exposure. Here we look at how to determine eligibility and the submission process itself.

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Sprint Could Single-Handedly Rescue Tidal As A Platform

2Most streaming platforms have seen their share of woes, but perhaps none more so than TIDAL, which has been plagued with a flagging user base and numerous legal issues. A new partnership with Sprint could change things around for the platform, however, and give TIDAL a fighting chance.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Quit The Music Industry • Arthritis • Get More Gigs • More

MTTRecapNewLast week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at articles on quitting the music industry to join your local scene, how to deal with and hopefully prevent arthritis as a musician, how to get more gigs for your band, and more.

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Pandora Adds 'The Drop' Personalized Playlist - 'Daily Mix' Meets 'Release Radar'

image from public.boxcloud.comPandora has just added The Drop, a personalized playlist for Premium listeners. The new feature uses machine learning to create a custom-built playlist from the artists the user plays the most, alongside new artists. The daily playlist automatically updates as soon as new music is released.

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Music Modernization Act Vote Unlikely Today [UPDATE]

Music Modernization ActUPDATE: The Music Modernization Act is being fast tracked for a voice vote in the Senate. It's a bold strategy that could backfire if even one Senator votes no. Despite earlier reports, it is now unlikely that the vote will happen today.

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WMG Acquires EMP Merchandising For $180M

21 Pilots[UPDATED] Warner Music Group continues to diversify beyond recorded music with the $180 million acquisition of EMP Merchandising,  a major European specialty music and entertainment merchandise e-tailer. EMP is currently owned by Sycamore Partners, a New York City private equity firm.

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How The European Union Copyright Reform Could Change The Music Business For The Worse

1While YouTube certainly has received plenty of negative attention from the music industry over the years, due in large part to its failure to pay fair royalties to artists. It has a least been good for promoting music discovery thanks in large part to user generated content, something which Bobby Owsinski says the EU's copyright reform could make harder.

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50% Active Spotify Free Users Convert To Paid says Spotify CFO Barry McCarthy

Spotify free vs paidHalf the users of Spotify's free ad supported tier convert to Premium paid users, if they stay engaged, Barry McCarthy, Spotify Chief Financial Officer said in an interview at the Goldman Sachs 27th Annual Communacopia Conference Friday.

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b657970b-150wiWe've been keeping the music industry's indy self-starters up to speed on the latest music industry tips this week, with advice on promo tools that will stop fans in their tracks, four things music promoters should know about Instagram geotagging, the best way to utilize samples in your tracks without wrecking the mix, and more!

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