Better late than never? French based music streamer Deezer is finally entering the already crowded U.S. streaming music market. Until now, Deezer was only available to Cricket Wireless customers or on Sonos and Bose connected speaker systems.
From launching as DeliRadio and then pivoting to MAGNIFI, this team always focused on promoting local music scenes and new artists. Now, like too many of their peers in music tech and after raising $9.5 million, MAGNIFI is shutting down.
Drake has returned to #1 on both the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts with "Views," which sold another 92,000 equivalent album units, including 58,000 streaming equivalent albums, this week. It’s the album’s 10th non-consecutive week in the top spot.
Late last week, SFX filed its monthly operatingreport for with the US Bankruptcy Court, alongside a request to increase the cash bonuses it was using to retain key employees, particularly at Beatport, and it contained a few surprises.
The growing Pokemon craze has found its way to Pandora. Last week, there was a 1194% increase in adds for the Pokemon station on the music streamer. Compare that to when Drake’s highly anticipated Views was released in April, he had a hefty lift of 240% that week.
The growth in of vinyl music sales makes for great headlines. But the vinyl market is really a dual market, according industry analysts MusicWatch - new vinyl sales and used resales. The later, which is the larger market of the two, goes largely ignored by the music industry.
While getting agreements in writing is almost always a good idea when it comes to the music business, there are certain situations where doing so is critical to making sure one's creative work is protected down the road.
Many performers suffer from pre-performance jitters and although normal, such nervous energy before a show can often have a detrimental impact on one's performance. Here we look at some techniques artists can use to keep their stage nerves in check.
The ongoing war of words between Taylor Swift, Kim Karsashian and her husband Kayne West would usually not be worth paying attention to. But it unfolded entirely on two fairly new social platforms, leaving traditional media mere observers, and allowing each side to make their argument to fans without any of the usual filters.
The amount that songwriters are paid for streaming is diluted by the hundreds of millions of streams on ad-supported music services like Spotify free and YouTube. Apple has filed a proposal that would change that, and unsurprisingly also strengthen its own hand in its battle against its rivals.
This week's music industry commentators shared their thoughts and opinions on the Department of Justice's complex interactions with the music industry, the five words which will likely define the next few years of music, and whether or not Radio Airplay is still worth it.
This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at the DoJ's recent devastating blow to the industry, how a label can effectively market content, heard some tips on collecting music in the digital age, and more.
In this round of our weekly wrap of big music industry news stories we look at the NMPA and Spotify's declaration of victory, broadcast radio's decline in influence, SFX's withdrawal of its Beatport sale, and much more.
Though it has recently been focused on several specific facets of public performance licensing, David Lowery examines six music business issues which the Department of Justice would be better off turning its attention to.
This article looks at the value of metadata, as well as the challenge of keeping it accurate and up-to-date over time, as ownership and rights can easily change from year to year, as well the difficulties of dealing with geographical shifts.
How musical preferences differ from place to place? Who are the top ten top acts in California, and how do they compare to New York? Pandora analyzed mountains of listener data to see which artists had the most station adds in the last year.
Allowing its users to take the reigns for the first time ever, YouTube has released a new app, YouTube Director for Business, giving users the ability to produce and create ads which they can then easily publish on the video sharing site.
Beyond the obvious technical expertise required to put on a good live show, musicians also need to be able to arm themselves with a certain set of performance psychology skills, or else even the greatest virtuoso will have a difficult time finding success.
When a touchstone music festival has a 46% attendance drop, does it signal we've reached peak festival attendance? It's too soon to call it a trend, but a signification number of existing fests shutting down or reporting smaller attendance.
The Polaris Music Prize announced its 2016 Short List of Canadian albums today. The Polaris Music Prize Gala will be held at The Carlu in Toronto on Monday, September 19 at 8 p.m. ET and streamed live on CBC Music’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.