Ex-Apple Exec To Lead Soundcloud Subscription Push

SoundCloud_logo (1)SoundCloud has hired Anthony Gabriele as SVP, Subscriptions & Marketing. Gabriele was head of subscription marketing at Apple where he helped grow Apple Music to over 50 million paid subscribers.

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Article 13 Copyright Directive Is Approved Ending Safe Harbor For YouTube

EU flagThe European Union gave its final approval to the Article 11 and 13 Copyright Directive designed to update copyright law in Europe for the online age. Members of the European Parliament voted 348 in favor and 274 against.

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Has Race To The Bottom Begun? JioSaavn Cut Prices 75% To Battle Spotify, YouTube Music

Swan-4017568_960_720Leading Indian music streaming platform JioSaavn has cut the cost of its annual 'Pro' subscription by 75%. The move comes just weeks after Spotify and YouTube Music launched in India.

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Reunion Tour! Bands, Breakups and Contracts

image from musicbiz101wp.comThe vast majority of successful bands usually end up going through some kind of personnel change, sometimes to the point of having no original members at all. So what are the legal ramifications of these switcheroos and breakups? Prof. David Philp explains.

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50+ Music Companies File Copyright Suits Against ISPs Charter, Bright House

Gavel-clipart-gavel_bwMore than 50 major music companies have joined to file separate lawsuits against ISP providers Charter and Bright House for not doing enough to stop copyright infringement. Each suit could result in more than $1 billion in damages.

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Spotify Continues Podcast Push With Parcast Acquisition

Spotify new rectangleSpotify continues its major push into podcasting with the acquisition of Parcast, a storytelling-driven podcast studio. The deal comes just weeks after the streamer acquired podcast giants Gimlet and Anchor. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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New Pinterest Stats Show Why It Shouldn't Be Ignored

PinterestAn SEC IPO filing share stats that serve as a reminder of just how popular the ‘visual search engine’ is and why it should not be ignored by any serious marketer. The highlights and how to use the platform to market music:

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Neighboring Rights: What They Are, Why They're Important

1The concept of neighboring rights parallels that of performance rights. Where performance rights reference the right to perform a composition, neighboring rights reference the ability to publicly perform the sound recording. So, why are these neighboring rights so important to artists and independent labels?

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How to Sing A Happy Tune At Tax Time: Musician's Guide

1While tax season is commonly a source of dread for most Americans, working as a musician carries with it some unique tax implications, both when it comes to paying on what you earn, and in terms of what you're allowed to deduct. In this piece, we hear from some of  the music industry's top tax experts on how to make the system work to your advantage.

 

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Scandals, ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Threaten Future Of K-Pop

image from celebrityaccess.comNew scandals in South Korea that cast doubt on K-Pop stars, K-Pop culture and a male chauvinist and sexist South Korean culture in general, could halt the genre's recent hugely successful drive into other countries.

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New Update To Spotify For Artists Portal

1Spotify has been rolling out some major changes to its "Spotify for Artists" platform that have met with largely favorable feedback from users. Here we break down what's new.

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