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Facebook Looks To Hire Legal Director Of Music Licensing As It Beefs Up Music Team

Facebook-musicA new job posting adds provides further proof that Facebook is finally getting serious about music. Facebook is now advertising for a Legal Director of Music Licensing to join Tamara Hrivnak who was recently hired to head the social network's music strategy. 

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The New Music Discovery [Deborah Jourdon, Deezer]

image from speakerfy.comDigital music streaming and social media have created huge new opportunities for grassroots discovery, says Deborah Jourdon, Deezer's VP of Marketing Communications. citing the growth and popularity of human curated playlists; and Deezer's unique Flow feature, which combines machine learning and human curation.

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SoundCloud Adds Robust $4.99 On Demand Streaming Plan, But Many Artists Remain Unpaid

SoundCloud_logo (1)SoundCloud has added a $4.99 per month 120 million track on demand streaming subscription tier that includes most of the features - but not all of the tracks - that it and competitors charge $9.99 for.  

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10 Ways To Book A European Tour That Won't Make You Go Broke [Kosha Dillz]

2As anyone knows, the idea of touring in Europe, while it presents a monumental opportunity, also represents a significant expense. In this piece rapper Kosha Dillz shares some suggestions for how to set up a tour of Europe without breaking the bank.

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New Scientific Study Identifies Most Important Member Of Every Band, And It Is...

image from revive-music.comA new scientific study has found that the most important member of any band is the bassist. The report from The National Academy of Sciences found that ‘superior time perception for lower musical pitch explains why bass-ranged instruments lay down musical rhythms’. 

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Why DMCA's Notice & Takedown Already Has 1st Amendment Problems, Plus RIAA/MPAA Want To Make It Worse

1The notice-and-takedown portion of the DMCA has ended it's second comment period, and has shown itself to be maneuvering around a high standard set by the Supreme Court regarding expressive content in a way that may be in violation of the First Amendment, meanwhile the RIAA and other are seeking to make the system even worse, says Mike Masnick of Techdirt

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Stagelink Expands To US Backed By Seven Figure Investment

Stagelink[UPDATED] German based event crowdsourcing platform Stagelink has expanded to the U.S. after concluding a seven-digit seed financing. Using Stagelink, musicians and other creators uncover fan demand for potential live appearances to produce successful, risk-free events and tours.

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

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d1b7a6b9970c-150wiIn this compilation of helpful tips and advice for the indy, do it yourself musicians there, we offer wisdom on ten things you can do to obtain better tour data, what you can do about declining organic reach on Facebook, how to organize your website in such a way as to attract fans, and much, much more.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Which Sound System? • Great Graphic Design • Royalties And Contracts • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d1b7a85c970c-150wiThis week on our sister site MusicThinkTank, we looked at how a good graphic designer can help to sell your music, how bands manage their contracts, and the best way to get booked at music festivals, plus more.

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