Consumers Worldwide Still Listen To A Lot Of Music Says IFPI Study

1A new report from the IFPI has confirmed suspicions that, yes, a lot a of people are listening to a lot of music, a lot of the time. While this may not be much of a surprise, the annual report does provide some interesting additional data on when and where listeners across the globe are consuming their music.

 

 

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$2.7B Yearly Loss From Illegal Music Streaming By Businesses

Money on fireArtists and record labels are losing $2.7 billion in revenue each year because many small business owners use their $10 per month personal accounts to stream music in their retail shops and cafes, rather than pay for a $35 per month commercial license.

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Key Industry Players Uninvited To All Male MMA Signing At White House

image from www.tendersontime.comRecording Academy chief Neil Portnow was introduced by Trump as, "in the world of music [he] is big stuff." But key industry players were invited, then uninvited to the signing of the bipartisan Music Modernization Act 

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Maintaining Rights To Your Masters And Why It Means Everything

2Gone are the days of labels compelling artists to relinquish creative control of their music in exchange for a promised lengthy in music. In this piece we take a hard look at why maintaining control of your masters is so critical for an artist operating in 2018.

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What Is The Music Modernization Act and What Does Mean For You?

Music Modernization Act[UPDATED] The Music Modernization Act was signed into law by President Trump today. The multifaceted legislation had widespread industry support as an overdue overhaul of antiquated licensing laws. But what is the MMA and what does it mean for you?

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Industry Reacts As MMA: AIMP, A2IM, Music Biz, ASCAP, SoundExchange, BMI, Sound Royalties

Music Modernization ActThe Music Modernization Act is finally the law of the land. With Kid Rock at his side, President Trump signed the bill on Thursday in the White House's Roosevelt Room. Almost universally approved of by the music industry, the multifaceted copyright and royalty legislation passed both Houses of Congress on unanimous voice votes.

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Trump Signs Music Modernization Act Into Law

trumpPresident Trump signed the sweeping Music Modernization Act into law today in a Roosevelt room ceremony. Kanye West was missing in action as Kid Rock, members of Mercy Me, Jeff Baxter of the Doobie Brothers, Mike Love of the Beach Boys, John Rich of Big & Rich, Tracy Morgan, Sam Moore and Neil Portnow of the Recording Academy all joined the President.

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Sony, Warner Music Invest In Tencent Ahead Of IPO

1While Chinese streaming giant Tencent Music Entertainment's announcement that it was planning to go public in the US was in and of itself major news, a revelation that both Sony and Warner Music would each be dropping a cool 200 million on the company before they even filed has served to further spice things up in the industry.

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Genius, Apple Music Partner For Lyrics, Player

Apple Music player on Genius — Mobile Web and iOS app viewsThe Genius crowd-driven lyrics database is now available on Apple Music as part of an expanded partnership. Apple Music subscribers who visit Genius will also be able to play full tracks from the song page by signing into their Apple Music account.

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Kanye West, Kid Rock To Join Trump Today For Music Modernization Act Signing

KidPresident Trump is expected to sign the Music Modernization Act at 11:45 ET today, Thursday October 11th.  Kanye West,  who has been confirmed for lunch at The White House today, will be joined by Kid Rock for the signing, according to multiple sources.

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WATCH: Trump Signs Music Modernization Act Today At 11:45 ET with Kanye West, Kid Rock At His Side

image from www.gstatic.comPresident Trump is signing the Music Modernization Act at 11:45 ET today, Thursday October 11th. Kanye West, Kid Rock and music industry leaders are expected to attend.  Watch Trump Sign Music Modernization Act Today At 11:45ET:

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What’s In A Name? How Bands Use Symbols, Characters

1Choosing the right band name is something many artists struggle with, and like anything else is susceptible to the cultural trends of the time. It should be no surprise then, that many successful groups haven chosen to go off the rails by incorporating symbols and characters that are often difficult to pronounce or type.

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Kanye West Trump, Kushner White House Lunch Confirmed, MMA Signing Rumored

Kanye West[UPDATED] Kanye West has set a lunch meeting with President Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner at the White House on Thursday, The New York Times reports. West has been a vocal, if controversial, supporter of the president in recent months.

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$400M Apple Shazam Acquisition, 200K Verified Spotify Artists, More Stats Shaping Today's Music Business

1 [UPDATED] A look at some key music business numbers that are shaping the direction of the industry, including Apple's 400 million dollar acquisition of Shazam, 200,000 verified users on Spotify for Artists and more.

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The 3 Best Ways To Ensure Your Next Event Is Sold Out

1No matter how much work you sink into a show or tour, it'll all be for not if no one shows up. Marketing is key to filling the house, and while it may seem difficult or intimidating, it could really be much worse. Here we look at three of the best ways to guarantee your next event is sold out.

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How The EP Killed The LP Star

1Shifts in the music industry have precipitated a new rapid fire format of music release, with artists constantly creating new music and releasing singles rapid-fire. In addition to other changes, this shift has caused the EP to begin edging out the LP as a dominant format of music.

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5 Key Priorities For New Artists

1For those fresh-faced artists just arriving on the scene, there are several important steps they must be sure to take in order to ensure they have at least a chance of success. Here we outline what the the top five priorities of new artists should be. 

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Lil Yachty, Zaytoven Collaborate with Unknown Rappers, Producers

1In a bit of good news for aspiring rappers, artists Lil Yachty, Zaytoven, and AXE Body Spray have recently launched a two part contest which will give up-and-comers a chance to become collaborators on upcoming releases from the aforementioned artists.

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y & Indie Music

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b657970b-150wiThis week we're sharing helpful tips for the independent, do-it-yourself artist on how they can promote their music on digital platforms more effectively,  what makes for smart touring route, how to collect the proper royalties you're due when you release new music, and much more!

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Digital Music Promotion: 5 Keys To Success

1The world of online promotion is a crowded one, with new music being released everyday, it can be difficult to get your work noticed at all. Unfortunately there's not silver bullet when it comes to digital music promotion, but here we look some tips that can at least improve your chances.

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Arithmetic Online: The Ethical Pool Solution To Streaming Royalty Allocation

1Fans and artists alike are currently more than a little a displeased by the "Big Pool"  method with which streaming services calculate how artists get paid. Here we explore an alternative method of calculating these royalties dubbed the "Ethical Pool Solution" which would allow listeners to direct royalties only to the artists that they actually listen to.

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How To Collect All Royalties Due After A Release

2There are a plethora of income streams available to artists in the current music economy, but owing to the convoluted way in which the industry operates, many musicians don't know where or how to collect their hard earned money. Here we look at some key steps to take to ensure you're getting your due.

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Big v Small: How To Decide Which Cities To Focus On During Your Tour

2If your one of the many bands planning to embark on a tour and make your mark on the music scene, major populous cities can seem like essential destinations for playing shows. In reality, however, you may be better off making a big impression in a smaller city.

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9th Vienna Music Business Research Days: A Retrospective

1In this piece we look back on the 9th Vienna Music Business Research Days, a multi-day event which gathers together researchers and music business professionals for keynote speeches and panel discussions covering important music business goings-on.

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Sony Music Faces Lawsuit For Under-Reporting Streaming Revenue

1Just in case you didn't feel like the music industry was a litigious enough space, the estate of 60s era pop star Ricky Nelson has open a whole new can of legal worms by filing a class action lawsuit against Sony Music over its alleged failure to properly report streaming of the late artist's music.

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