Jimmy Iovine Denies Apple Exit, Says Streamers Must Create Original Content To Compete

image from www.worksafetysolutions.co.uk"I'm in the band," says Jimmy Iovine, adding that he has no plans to leave Apple. His pushback came after multiple sources reported that the former Beats executive and record industry mogul would exit in August after his final stock vetted and employment contract expired. 

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CD Baby Parent AVL Digital Acquires DashGo, AdRev

AVL Digital AVL Digital Group, the parent company of CD Baby, DiscMakers, Oasis and Show.co has acquired AudioMicro and its AdRev and DashGo divisions. The purchase adds strong b2b capabilities serving record labels and publishers, as well as its strong base of D.I.Y. artists.

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15 Best Part-Time Jobs For Musicians

2Not a surprise to any working in the industry, the music business is not always the most lucrative, particularly for those musicians look to eek out a living on their own. Luckily, the lifestyle of a musician does allow for other part time work. Here we look at fifteen of the best part-time jobs for those looking to make it in the music business.

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HuffPo Pulls Post Critical Of Spotify - Read It Here

image from blog.radware.com"Artists Rights advocate Blake Morgan (#IRespectMusic) published a story in the Huffington Post this morning critical of Spotify", writes David Lowery on his Trichordist blog. "The story was rapidly gaining traction when it was suddenly deleted and Morgan received this email from the Huffington Post:"

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LiveXLive Completes Slacker Acquisition

image from members.celebrityaccess.comLiveXLive Media, Inc. announced that they have closed its acquisition of Slacker Radio, the streaming music and personalized radio subscription service. Focused on U.S. and Canadian markets, Slacker was founded in 2004 by Dennis Mudd, the former CEO of MusicMatch, and Celite Milbrand. 

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No Weed At Coachella 2018 Despite Legalization

image from celebrityaccess.comWhile recreational marijuana became legal in the state of California on January 1st, music fans at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival still won’t (officially) be able to light up at the festival.  As Billboard noted, the festival updated its Q&A section to clarify that while the drug may be legal to use in California, its use is banned on the festival grounds.

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Promoting An Event On Social Media In 12 Steps

2Social media is one of the best avenues through which to spread the good work of your upcoming show, with different platforms catering more to different demographics. Here we look at how to customize the strategy behind your posts, and successfully pull you audience in.

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Atlantic Records Finds New Excuse To Underpay Producers

1[UPDATED] With the rise of streaming, the job of producer has declined to a much less lucrative position, as many producer deals are built around physical sales. Atlantic Records has found a way to cut into this limited revenue further, however, by retitling some albums as 'mixtapes' or 'compilation albums,' writes Bobby Owsinski.

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Spotify Makes Minty Fresh New Home For EDM

4While many popular dance music genres have risen up and flared out in a relatively brief span of time EDM appears to, in many ways, be hanging on better than most thanks in part to the carefully curated mint playlist on Spotify, currently the streaming platform's sixth most popular of all its playlists.

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Democrats Set To Force Vote to Save Net Neutrality

image from upload.wikimedia.orgThe end of net neutrality has wide reaching implications for the musicians, music tech and the broader music industry. The Trump controlled FCC has gutted the regulation, which guaranteed equal access to the internet. Now Democrats in Congress, using the Congressional Review Act, are offering a glimmer of hope that it can be saved.

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23 Top Music Orgs. Endorse Licensing Reform Legislation

billProminent music trade groups and other organizations representing U.S. music publishers, record labels, songwriters, composers, artists and performance rights organizations (PROs) today announced their united support for key pieces of pending music legislation.

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What We Learned From 2017 About Making A Record In 2018

2While not the most popular year on record, there are a number of valuable takeaways from 2017, and some evidence that it is once again possible to forage a career as an independent musician. Here we look at a few important lessons from the past year to keep in mind for 2018 releases.

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40% Say They Would Gladly Pay More For Music

giving moneyHow much will consumers pay for music? A new survey conducted by MusiComms of 5,000 consumers across all demographics and regions in the United States offered some surprising, contradictory and yet hopeful trends amoun music fans. A new MusiComms surveyed asked 5000 U.S. consumers  questions like:

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Facebook, Instagram Sign Sony/ATV Licensing Deal

Facebook-musicFacebook and Sony/ATV music publishing announced on Monday that they have signed a multi-year, multi-market licensing deal for the social media giant, it's Instagram photo and video service as well as Oculus, the virtual reality platform. Late last year, Facebook announced a publishing and recorded music deal with Universal Music Group.

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YouTube Partnering With Ticketmaster To Show Tour Dates

1In addition to being a site for music consumption, YouTube has also long served as a promotional platform for artists, allowing them to advertise upcoming releases or shows to fans. It appears the platform will be taking this a step further in its new partnership with renowned ticketing site Ticketmaster.

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Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre To Net $700M As Apple Stock Vests

image from www.missinfo.tvJimmy Iovine and Doctor Dre became billionaires when Apple bought Beats in 2014, paying $3 billion - $2.6 billion in cash and $400 million in stock. In August, when that stock vests and their employment contracts end, the pair are poised to net more than $700 million, thanks to growth in Apple stock. 

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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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Radiohead Sues Lana Del Rey: "Creep" vs. "Lust For Life"

Lana Del Ray lawsuitRadiohead is suing Lana Del Rey over the new song ‘Get Free’ from her latest album 'Lust For Life' and alleged similarities with Radiohead's 90’s hit "Creep." On Sunday, Del Rey responded on Twitter,  saying that even though her song was not inspired by "Creep," she had offered the band a 40% stake in publishing, which their lawyers rejected.

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Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Eventbrite Go To Court To Protect Net Neutrality

net neutrality legal actionThe more than 50 members of  the Internet Association which include Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Eventbrite, Netflix, Twitter, Microsoft, Snap and others has pledged to lead legal action to stop the FCC's recent rule changes that effectively gut net neutrality.

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