Check out how much money Warner Music will lose now that Happy Birthday is in the public domain, the surprise reason YouTube is a threat to the music industry, and why good content curation is key to the growth of streaming. This plus more as we check out the week's smash hits in music industry news.
There were two major defections this week at Troy Carter's artist management arm Atom Factory this week, and with them went three marquee clients.
While Billboard takes a number of factors into account when calculating its rankings, it does not include illegal downloads, which would alter their statistics significantly. Here we look at which albums and genres are most commonly pirated, and what these illicit downloads might indicate for the artist.
While musicians are often advised by their fellow artists to keep their own publishing, such an approach is no longer especially applicable in the modern music economy. It is more important that artists develop a solid understanding of where exactly publishing revenue comes from, and how to deal with Performing Rights Organizations.
The state of the music industry today is such that managers are required to wear a variety of hats and develop unique strategies for different artists. The Future of Music Coalition's upcoming Managers Session panel will be an excellent opportunity to hear from several successful managers in the business and pick up a few tricks of the trade.
Indications suggest the long-awaited release of YouTube’s music streaming service is quickly approaching. The video streaming giant’s premium-tier service entered it’s bata last fall, however letters were recently sent out to holdout content owners which stipulated an October 22nd deadline to agree to updated terms that accommodate the ad-free subscription service.
SoundCloud is an excellent resource for sharing and promoting your work, particularly when it comes to promoters and labels who don't want to bother with having to download music. If you're only using the service to share music links, however, you may be failing to take advantage of SoundCloud's social side.
Yesterday, we reported that Patreon had been hacked. At the time, company co-founder Jack Conte assured users that no sensitive information had been breached. Now, much of the hacked data has appeared online, and the damage may be worse than feared.
Apple Music launched 90 days ago today, and that means that the first group of free trial subscriptions are expiring. If you want to make sure you don't ever pay for Apple Music, we've got instructions here, or maybe Apple Music meets you music needs. Whatever your decision, we want to here what it is. VOTE NOW: