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YouTube Says It Paid Music Industry $3B Last Year, But Didn’t Share The Stat We Really Need Know

YouTube payouts to the music industry topped $3 billion in 2019, according to CEO Susan Wojcicki.

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How Your Current Fanbase Can Help You Build Your Future Fanbase

The industry adage of 1,000 true fans being enough to sustain your career has definite merit, but there’s no reason to stop there.

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How To Go From A Music Maker To A Music Innovator

Former professional drummer Ryan Edwards recounts transitioning from music maker to music entrepreneur and innovator and offers advice on how to make the switch, as challenging as it is, as smooth as possible.

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Music Streaming Guide To Curators, Their Playlists

A break down of everything you should know about the biggest curators and their playlists across major streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and more.

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UMG Admits Masters From Nirvana, R.E.M., Elton John Among Those Damaged In 2008 Blaze

Universal Music Group has conceded that master recording by artists such as Nirvana, Beck, Elton John, R.E.M., Sheryl Crow were among those damaged in a storage warehouse fire at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2008.

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Songwriters, Publishers Call For Ratification Canada-US-Mexico Deal To Close Major Canadian Copyright Loophole

A loophole in Canada’s copyright act means that songs in that country lose copyright protection a full twenty years earlier than the rest of the world.

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MON. BRIEF: $3B YouTube Music Payout • UMG Fire Update • Viagogo Completes $4B StubHub Buy • More

MONDAY 2.17.2020 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under The More News Tab Above

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This Week In Music Commentary

This week, our music industry commentators dished on why musicians need to forget the numbers and focus on making great music, what exactly fan engagement is, and why it’s so. Continue reading

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

In our silo of tips and tricks for the independent artists out there, we this we this week provided advice on how to submit songs to playlists, how to use. Continue reading

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Internet Of Musical Things • Music Career • Playlist Marketing Strategies • More

On MusicThinkTank this week, our contributors shared articles on how the Internet of Musical Things is reshaping the industry, how to balance the Yin and Yang of your music career,. Continue reading

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