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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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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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

6a01b7c7aa2d2b970b01b7c907b5d7970b-100wiHere we check back in on major news in the music industry from the past seven days including the departure of Spotify's head of marketing (the ninth industry exec to step down in the past 18 months), what a deal between Spotify and Nielsen could mean for artists, BMI's bumper year, and much, much more!

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Music Streaming Market Stares Mid-Year 2018 [MIDiA]

MiDIAGrowth in streaming music is very strong, but it's not accelerating, according to a 2018 mid-year report from music industry analyst mark Mulligan and his firm MIDiA. He shares the stats including a deeper dive into the three services driving the growth: Spotify, Apple and Amazon.

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Spotify (Finally) Increases Song Download Limit (A Lot)

Spotify LIMIT REACHEDSpotify has finally increased its much hated 3333 tracks per device and three device limit. It happened quietly in its latest software update software update, with users discovering the change. The streamer has now confirmed the increase. and it's a significant one.

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Quincy Jones Joins Jammcard $1M Funding Round To Expand 'LinkedIn For Musicians'

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Quincy Jones has led a $1 million seed funding round in music tech startup Jammcard. The music industry professionals network has been called the "LinkedIn for musicians" by Forbes.  

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EU Parliament Approves Strong Article 13 Copyright Directive, Will End 'Safe Harbor'

image from upload.wikimedia.orgThe EU Parliament voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve strong new copyright legislation.  While some changes were made, the provisions, adopted by a vote of 438 to 226, include strong wording that makes YouTube, Facebook and others liable for material uploaded to their platform. Article 11, which includes a so-called 'link tax' was also approved.

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We're Live Tweeting Music Announcements From Today's Apple Event: How To Watch Online 10AM PT/ 1PM ET

Apple-music-gift-cardHypebot will be live tweeting major announcements from today's Apple Event, with an emphasis on anything music related, starting at 1PM ET / 10AM PT via @hypebot. You can also watch live online, as well. Here's how:

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EU Approves Apple's Shazam Acquisition, Watch For New Apple Music Integrations

ShazamEU  regulators have approved Apple’s December 2017 acquisition of music and image recognition app Shazam. The deal should strengthen Apple Music, which is already the second most popular paid music streaming service in the Europe and the US, after Spotify.

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Don't Sleep: Subtle Impact of Turning Your Computer OFF [Hisham Dahud]

Wp2180669This short piece comes from independent music professional and former Hypebot contributor Hisham Dahud.

Here's an unexpected revelation: I used to put my laptop to 'sleep' upon ending a workday. No shutdown; just close the screen and pick up where I left off the next day. I used to view this as a nifty feature, but I've recently uncovered the subconscious impact this can have.

 

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