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Soundcloud is ‘revolutionizing’ payments to artists, but what are user-centric royalties?

SoundCloud made a bold statement this week aimed at proving its commitments to artists. SoundCloud is now the first major streaming service to shift to a user-centric artist payment system. Continue reading

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YouTube best practices for 2021

With 2020’s pandemic induced migration to online, having a strong YouTube presence is more important for artists than ever before. Here, we dive into the best YouTube practices for 2021.. Continue reading

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The women in music defining 2021

In celebration of International Women’s Month, the good people at Symphonic are taking a moment to highlight some of the women who are defining this generation through their incredible work.. Continue reading

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Affordable tools for music production

For DIY music producers, the cost related barrier to entry has never been lower! Here, we look at some fantastic and affordable tools available for music production. Guest post by. Continue reading

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Taylor Swift, Evermore theme park dispute escalates with countersuit brought by Swift’s team

Taylor Swift is certainly no stranger to legal trouble, and after a theme park in Utah called Evermore attempted to sue Swift, her legal team is now counter-suing the litigious. Continue reading

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Record Store Day Drops Set For June 12, July 17

Given ongoing uncertainties about 2021 reopenings, Record Store Day has scheduled its innovative RSD Drops for June 12 and July 17 at participating stores worldwide. RSD Drops are street dates. Continue reading

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My journey down a wonderful rabbit hole: Discovering music by women composers

In this piece, musician Erica Ann Sipes takes us on a delightful journey of uncovering and performing music created exclusively by female composers throughout history. Guest post by Erica Ann. Continue reading

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FRI. BRIEF: Apple faces Spotify antitrust suit • TurntableFM returns • Why did Square buy TIDAL? • more

FRIDAY 3.5.2021 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under The More News Tab Above

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CD Baby artist payments up 26% in 2020 including 111% YouTube Music growth

[UPDATED] CD Baby saw revenue from Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services increase 14% in 2020, bringing in over $125 million in streaming revenue for their artists last year.. Continue reading

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Are streaming services really that bad for David Crosby and other classic artists?

David Crosby has sold his recorded music and publishing rights which includes his work in the Byrds, Crosby & Nash, Crosby Stills and Nash, and Crosby Stills Nash and Young. Continue reading

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