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While the volatile nature of the music industry makes it difficult to know for sure what the coming year will bring, there's certain plenty to hope for, and some indications from the previous year regarding the future of streaming, indie labels, terrestrial radio, and more from the world of music business.
Record Store Day is arguably the most important day on the indie music calendar. Participation is a part of many music marketing plans; and the deadlines and dues dates have just been announced. Here is the timeline courtesy of A2IM:
After a much publicized spat over unpaid royalties which led to the entire Victory Records catalog being removed from Spotify, the indie label is back on the music streamer. No details have been shared, but the reconciliation apparently happened fast enough so feared layoffs at the label were avoided.
Flat fee indie digital music and publishing administration service TuneCore has expanded into Australia with the launch of a regional service. TuneCore.com.au allows Australian-based artists to collect revenue from streaming services, digital download stores, songwriter royalties and sync licensing opportunities, all in their local currency.
The road to country music stardom may no longer be a one lane highway. A more diverse group were nominated for the 2015 Country Music Association awards, and the big winner was Kentucky bluegrass musician Chris Stapleton. He won three: male artist, new artist and album of the year. By midnight, Stapleton was No. 1 on iTunes.
The music business world is reeling after the news that Spotify neglected to license and pay royalties on a large portion of Victory Records' song catalogue. While certainly alarming, it looks as though this isn't the first time Spotify has failed uphold their end of the legal bargain, and will likely not be the last.