the new music industry


Today Saturday, June 12th, 2021 is Record Store Day across the globe. Here are some links to find your local store and learn what’s available. After 15 months of isolation,. Continue reading

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Getting It Done: The week in D.I.Y & Indie music

In our grab bag of tips and tricks this week, we offer advice on advice on smarter marketing in 2021 how to get the most out of Patreon, whether or. Continue reading

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MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Songwriting mistakes • Musical goals • Oldest song • More

On MusicThinkTank this week, our contributors shared articles on how to fix common songwriting mistakes, the oldest known song ever written, how to cultivate a stage persona, and more! Shaun. Continue reading

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REWIND: The new music industry’s week in review

In this flip back through the past week’s music industry news, we revisit the massive pent up demand for live music, what exactly third-party playlisting is all about and why. Continue reading

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Primary Wave lands $375M Oaktree Capital investment

Primary Wave Music has landed a $375 million investment from Oaktree Capital Management. Oaktree will now own a minority interest in the leading independent music publishing company which owns or controls the. Continue reading

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Amazon Music adds radio-like DJ Mode plus a Billie Eilish takeover

Amazon Music has launched DJ Mode which adds a host DJ to select hip-hop, country, and pop streams in the US. At launch, Amazon Music has added a DJ Mode option to three. Continue reading

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Spotify, Payola, and steering agreements attract Congressional attention [Chris Castle]

Pay-to-play/payola has often been an issue, but Spotify’s new “Discovery Mode” has attracted the attention of Congress. Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Technology Policy It will be old. Continue reading

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UK label growth confirms indie music’s ascendance

The UK independent label market grew to 26% in 2020 and that trend is accelerating in 2021. This marks the fifth straight year of indie growth as measured by album. Continue reading

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Watch time is essential to growing a YouTube channel – Here’s why

If you’re an artist with a YouTube channel, chances are you invest a fair amount of time creating content for it, but if these videos aren’t pulling viewers in, then. Continue reading

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What is the ‘oldest’ song?

Some songs stand the test of time better than other, and such is certainly the case for Hurrian Hymn no. 6 (we’re not sure about the other five) a song. Continue reading

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