How People Are Listening To New Music In 2018 [Infographic]

1As music PR companies and labels strive to get their artist’s music placed in popular places, it is becoming more and more clear that the industry has changed, with NME stopping their print edition the focus has changed on the digital landscape and how people consume media. But how has this changed for music and influenced the way people consume their music?

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U.S. Actually Just Expanded Arts, Public Broadcast Funding

image from celebrityaccess.comAfter a great deal of bluster and promises to eliminate federal funding for the arts and public broadcasting, Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill that actually increases funding for the threatened programs last week.

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Bankrupt iHeartMedia Owes Musicians Millions

Money on fireIncluded in the mountains of documents filed in preparation for last night's iHeartMedia bankruptcy were lists of unpaid bills. Alongside $20 billion in debts to bondholders were performing rights organizations, record labels, a music streamer, and others that return revenue to musicians.

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iHeartMedia Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

IheartmediaiHeartMedia has filed a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy plan that includes reduction of its $20.8 billion debt by $10 billion. The expected filing, which comes after months of haggling with creditors, falls short of earlier proposals that would have reduced overall debt by $15 billion, and does not include a cash infusion offered by Liberty Media and SiriusXM.

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NME and The Accelerating Decline Of Print Publications

nmeVenerable music industry magazine NME announced the end of its print edition last week, following in the fated footsteps of many similar publications.  It's demise was inevitable, says analyst Zach Fuller of MiDIA, in large part because the print advertising apocalypse is gathering speed.

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iHeartMedia Bankruptcy Talks Extend To Midnight Tonight

image from www.allaccess.com[TUESDAY 3.13.18 8AM ET] The bankruptcy and reorganization of iHeartMedia has been postponed for another 24 hours, according to an SEC filing overnight.  Creditors have agreed to a forbearance agreement granting the nation's largest radio broadcast group until 11:59PM  CT today to reach terms for a reorganization.

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iHeartMedia Bankruptcy Delayed To Today For Awards Show

image from www.hypebot.comiHeartMedia's likely bankruptcy was reportedly pushed to later today to avoid distracting from the company's signature iHeart Radio Awards show, which was televised live on Sunday night. The delay also gave negotiators more time to prepare for an organized restructuring of the company's $20 billion in debt. 

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iHeart Radio Music Awards 2018 - Full Winners List

iHeart Music AwardsOne day before a looming bankruptcy deadline for parent iHeartMedia, Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, and Luke Combs were among the big winners at the fifth iHeartRadio Music Awards last night.  The evening was hosted by Hailey Baldwin and DJ Khaled and included live performances from Ed Sheeran, Eminem featuring Kehlani, Cardi B, Bon Jovi, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, Charlie Puth, and N.E.R.D and G-Eazy.

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iHeartMedia Bankruptcy Talks Extended Through Monday

iheartmedia logoThe deadline to submit a plan for an orderly bankruptcy of iHeartMedia, its 855 radio stations, streaming service and other assets has been extended through 11:59 PM CT on Monday, March 12th. The news came via a new SEC filing from the publicly traded company.

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iHeartMedia, 855 Radio Stations Go Bankrupt At 11:59 PM CST Wednesday

IheartmediaUPDATE 3 - The court gave iHeartMedia, its 855 radio stations and creditors until 11:59 PM Central time, Wed. March 7th to agree to a reorganization that would reduce its debt by $15 billion, according to papers filed with the SEC. The deadline has now been extended through Monday, March 12th. Details here.

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Why Congress Should Pass The Classics Act: Artists Speak

1Here notable artists Mary Wilson and Darlene Love make a powerful case in favor of shutting the massive loophole which currently allows digital music services to artists and rights owners attached to music recorded before 1972. 

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How Are Listeners Finding New Independent Music?

1While methods of music discovery vary drastically from person to person, we here look at few avenues which avid music consumers commonly turn to in their search for fresh tunes, depending on the demographic in question.

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D.I.Y. Radio Promo: How To Contact Radio Stations

1For artists, a great way to reach a new pool of fans and build relationships with tastemakers, independent radio can be an excellent promotional avenue to pursue. Here we look at how musicians can go about contacting independent radio stations for promotion.

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Scott Borchetta's Talent Show "The Launch" Debuts, Hours Later Winner Has #1 Hit

image from celebrityaccess.com[UPDATED] Big Machine Label Group boss Scott Borchetta is hoping to breath new life into the television talent show genre with a brand new show “The Launch” that he’s developed with Bell Media, Eureka, and Insight Productions.  The show, which premiered on Canada's CTV on Jan 10th, will feature a new format where a group of unsigned and aspiring musicians attempt to create a new original song mentored by a panel of internationally renowned artists.

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iHeartRadio Passes 110 Million Registered Users, Unveils Updates At CES

iheartradio usersiHeartRadio has surpassed 110 million registered users. That's up 10 million from March of last year and on top of the 250 million that tune in to their 850 broadcast stations in 150 markets across the country. 

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Top Shows Of 2017 And Netflix's Inexorable Rise

1As audiences have grown increasingly fragmented with the rise of streaming and expansion of viewing options, gathering accurate consumer data has become more difficult. Here we examine how MIDiA's TV Brand Tracker is utilizing new methods for improved audience research.

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Copyright Royalty Board Raises Rates SiriusXM Pays For Music 40%

SiriusxmResponding to a request from SoundExchange and other artist advocates, the US Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) yesterday issued rate changes for for Sirius XM’s satellite radio service, as well as for cable and satellite television music services provided by Music Choice and Muzak, from 2018 through 2022.

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