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95% Of U.S. Latin Music Revenue Comes From Streaming, says RIAA Report

Riaa-logoA new RIAA report shows that in the first half of 2019, the U.S. Latin music business continued to grow at a double-digit pace. By mid-year 2019, Latin music revenues grew 13.5% to $232 million at estimated retail value versus the prior year.

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Urban Alternative Music's Next Big Format?

4In this piece, Mike Henry of Paragon reveals the impressive popularity which Urban Alternative has gained as  a public radio format, providing a blend of new and old hip hop, R&B, soul, urban, rap, and local music to the listening populace.

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Global Citizen Announces Largest Live Concert Broadcast In 'Cause Event History'

image from yt3.ggpht.comGlobal Citizen, the nonprofit best known for its efforts to end extreme global poverty, has announced “Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream,” a 10-hour performance, spanning five continents to raise funds to support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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CD Baby Expands Artist Marketing With Addition Of Red Light's Geoff Halliday

CD_Baby_Logo_Black newCD Baby has hired Los Angeles based music marketer Geoff Halliday to lead release marketing for its international team focused on providing artist and label services to its distribution roster.

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5 Ways To Use Instagram Properly To Promote Your Band

3When it comes to using Instagram (or really any social media) to promote your music, it's important that you develop an engaged community of fans, not just a passive audience, vaguely aware of who you are. Here we look at five key techniques for properly promoting your band on Instagram.

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MLC Submits $37.25M Bill To Administer Music Modernization Act To Be Paid By Spotify, Apple

image from www.hypebot.comThe newly appointed Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) has submitted its proposal to the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) outlining the structure of the collective and the funding required to carry out the statutory demands of the Music Modernization Act.

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Darren Hemmings Talks Strategic Marketing, Motive Unknown, More [INTERVIEW]

4In this interview from the Soundcharts Blog Darren Hemmings, Managing director of UK-based Darren marketing consultancy company Motive Unknown sat down to discuss his company's approach to music marketing and achieving the right balance with artist fans.

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Haviah Mighty Wins Polaris Music Prize 2019

image from celebrityaccess.comHaviah Mighty has won the Polaris Music Prize 2019 for her album "13th Floor."  The Prize, which was presented in Toronto by CBC Music, goes to the best Canadian album of the year based on artistic merit without regard to genre, sales history or label affiliation.

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Amazon Music HD Launches, Spotify Says 'Users Don't Care'

Amazon Music HD[UPDATED] Amazon Music is rolling out an HD music services at an attractive price point aimed at bringing high-quality lossless streaming to the masses. Amazon Music HD will launch in US, UK, Germany, and Japan this week, beating Spotify and Apple Music to HD streaming.

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5 Big Takeaways From Americanafest 2019

image from americanamusic.orgAmericanafest 2019 is a wrap. Thousands of musicians, music industry professionals and fans descended on Nashville for a four-day conference, an awards show filled with great music and short speeches alongside more than 500 official and countless unofficial showcases. 

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Dissecting A Spotify Playlist Promotion Pitch Letter

image from www.dittomusic.comSpotify playlist promotion offers.. we get them all the time. You probably do too. In this episode of the Music Biz Weekly podcast, co-hosts Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert read an actual Spotify playlist promotion proposal, dissect it and point out some very real red flags.

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Public Enemy’s Technique For Cracking “Second Album Syndrome”

1SAS or 'Second Album Syndrome' has become something of a phenomenon in the music business, with many artists struggling break new ground or successfully follow up a debut with an equally compelling sophomore release. Not so with famed hip hop group Public Enemy, however, who successfully broke SAS.

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