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Kobalt Creates Neighboring Rights Powerhouse With Fintage House Superstar Client List Acquisition

KobaltLOGONeighboring rights are one of the most misunderstood and fastest growing income streams in music. It's $2 billion annual business, and with the acquisition of the Fintage House's superstar client list, Kobalt becomes a dominate player.

 

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New Drone Service Delivers On Demand Vinyl. Just Kidding! Sort Of

2In this op-ed, CMO Taishi Fukuyama of the company Qrates discusses how is organization is working to capitalize on the recent vinyl boom, and working to push the boundaries of the medium and implications it might have for the future of the music industry.

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Spotify Adds Daily Mix: Your Favorite Tracks Mixed With New Songs - Deezer Weighs In

DailyMix-Device[UPDATED] Spotify has launched Daily Mix - a series of computer generated mixes combining the users favorite tracks with new songs.  Alongside Spotify's popular Discovery Weekly and Release Radar, the new offering provides an unrivaled personalized and constantly updated lean-back experience.

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A Streaming Service's Metamorphosis: Radical.FM Founder Shares His Startup Journey

Monarch Chrysalis2In this piece traveler and music business entrepreneur Tom McAlevey walks us the through the development of his music streaming startup Radical.FM and how the service has evolved over time to fit the needs of the industry.

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Apple Music Best Practices For Musicians: They Updated, So You Should Too

1As a kind of followup to their earlier 'best practices' piece, The Daily Rind takes use through the updated Apple Music iOS 10 interface, with an refresher on the best practices to adopt with this new interface.

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Is Live Music About To Have It's Own Napster Moment? OneRepublic Ventures Into Virtual Reality Today

 vr musicIs live music about to experience its own Napster moment? Concerts are touted as the part of music that digitization can not replicate. But augmented and virtual reality are changing that. Why sit in row 200 when can have a more immersive experience at home via your Oculus headset. A handful of artists like OneRepublic are already experimenting with the medium.

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Americans And Canadians Lead Nominations For MTV European Music Awards 2016 [FULL LIST]

MTV EMA 2016American artists including Beyonce and Rihanna and Canadians including Justin Bieber and Drake dominate the nominees for MTV's 2106 European Music Awards. The EMAs will be broadcast around the globe from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands on November 6 and air in the U.S. at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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Spotify Loses Two Top Execs: Deezer Nabs Riad Hawa, Early Hire Jonathan Forster Also Exits

DeezerDeezer has hired away Spotify exec Riad Hawa to expand its music hardware partnerships. Sales VP Jonathan Forster, one of Spotify's first dozen staffers and a close associate of CEO Daniel EK, is also exiting.

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Former LinkedIn, Apple Marketing Exec Nick Bartle Joins Pandora

image from mms.businesswire.comAs they ramp up to launch two paid streaming music services, Pandora has announced that Nick Bartle will join Chief Marketing Officer. He joins Pandora from LinkedIn, where he served as VP of Member Marketing and Communications. Prior to that, Bartle was Senior Director of Marketing Communications for Apple.

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"Their technologies don't and won't last. Our art - if we do it right - will." - T Bone Burnett's AmericanaFest Keynote

image from thetrichordist.files.wordpress.comBashing Spotify and YouTube is easy. But T Bone Burnett did much more than that during his keynote address given at AmericanaFest, the Americana Music Festival & Conference last week in Nashville. He issued a call to arms, while reminding his fellow creators that "art is a holy pursuit."

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Consumerless Recovery: Music Revenues Up But More Pain May Be Coming [John Maples]

Spotify-on-a-mobile-phone-608x342While the latest news from the music industry certainly seems positive, with eight percent growth in revenues courtesy of streaming, for those who look more closely there may also be some concerning indicators hidden within those numbers.

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How Many Fans Do You Need To Make A Living In Music?

GuitWhile reaching a point where you can live off the money made from your music and fans is the end goal for many artists, most musicians are forced to work some kind of additional job in order to fund their creative exploits. Here we look at some numbers regarding exactly how many fans an artist really needs in order to live off their music.

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Snapchat Marketing 101 For Musicians, Clubs, Radio Stations And Record Stores

SnpaWhile Snapchat is unarguably a valuable marketing resource, the nature of the platform is such that it can be hard to measure your success with much accuracy. That said, there are still steps bands and artists can take to ensure their Snapchat is getting the kind of fan attention it deserves.

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5 Tips For Getting Music Bloggers To Write About Your Music

Music-bloggers-300x188Although the value of a review in printed publications has greatly diminished, bloggers remain a valuable resource for getting your music into the public eye. Here we look at useful tips for capturing the attention of these modern day taste-makers.

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Musictoday And Delivery Agent File For Bankruptcy, Seek Buyer

image from www.celebrityaccess.comMusicToday has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. When Coran Capshaw and his Red Light team founded MusicToday, they were among the first major direct to fan ticketing and merchandise platforms. But like Topspin and too many other D2F pioneers, it never lived up to its hoped for potential.   

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