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Is Music Streaming Really Worth $28 Billion? [Mark Mulligan]

CashA new Goldman Sachs report claims that Universal Music is worth $23.5 billion and that the paid streaming market will be worth $28 billion in 2030. That's almost double the size of the entire recorded music business in 2016.  Analyst Mark Mulligan dives into the numbers.

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If 'Everyone Just Wants Free Stuff' Mentality Responsible For Piracy, Why Isn't Nintendo Able To Keep Classic Consoles In Stock?

Download (9)Recent buying trends among consumers of Nintendo's classic consoles have recently provided further rebuffment of the 'people just want free stuff' myth often proclaimed by content industries.

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Important Info For Organizing/Performing At Hurricane Harvey Benefit Concert

0001Organizing or considering playing a benefit concert for the victims of Hurricane Harvey? We here provide info on how you can submit your benefit event & event producer's contact info, as well as contact info for artists with serious interest in performing at an upcoming benefit concert.

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Best Instagram Practices For Indie Artists

Download (7) copyWhile the importance of Instagram can be elusive or confusing for some, the platform relevance in the music industry is undeniable. Using the platform effectively can be a challenge for many indie artists, so we here look at some of the best practices to employ in order to get the most out of the platform.

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Battling Ticketmaster Lawsuit, Songkick Struggles With Skeleton Staff

Katy-perry-roar-music-videoThings are looking grim for Songkick. The ticketing company was forced to drop the majority of its staff, and has its fingers crossed to win a fast-approaching lawsuit against Ticketmaster in hopes of being able to complete its existing contracts.

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CelebrityAccess Complies List Of Venues, Concerts Affected As Texas Reels From Hurricane Harvey

image from www.celebrityaccess.comWhile Hurricane Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm, the Gulf Coast of Texas is still grappling with the aftermath of heavy flooding that has affected the region. CelebrityAccess has compiled a list of venues and events that have affected by this historic storm.

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Taylor Swift Turned Right Said Fred’s Body-Positive Hit Into A Revenge Fantasy: Here's How

Download (7)In this article Ian Temple deconstructs and analyzes the musical similarities between T-Swift's latest single "Look What You Made Me Do" and Right Said Fred's hit 1992 classic "I'm Too Sexy For My Shirt"

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FREE Webinar Tomorrow On Booking Corporate, Private Gigs

Download (6)The live show and ancillary income like merch makes up as much as 80% of the income of most musicians; and some of the most financially rewarding live shows are corporate and private gigs. This free webinar will show you how to get your share of these lucrative and elusive gigs. 

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Taylor Swift Fans Not Happy About New 'Buy On' Ticket Policy

Taylor Swift merchandise 2017The Taylor Swift team and Ticketmaster have added a new and profitable twist to fan ticketing.  Every dollar spent on Taylor Swift merchandise that a fans buys moves them forward in the line to purchase tickets to her concerts, when they go on sale.

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Sounds Great, But Sounds Familiar: Where To Draw The Line With Digital Sampling Of Sound Recordings?

Untitled-designafafafHere Stephen Carlisle breaks down the legal complexities behind digital sampling, looking at what it is, its history, how the Ninth Circuit Court changed everything, and where digital sampling stands today.

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Prevent Failure by Managing Your Expectations [MusicBiz Weekly]

image from static1.squarespace.comExpectations, do have them? Do have realistic expectations? Do you consider if your expectations can be met? This week on the Music Biz Weekly Podcast, Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert discuss making sure your expectations are realistic when approaching your next project or release.

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