The Lost Art of Listening: Up Next [Volume 2]

In this second installment of the Lost Art of Listening series, Song Somelier Keith Joplin looks at the continued importance of human curation in an increasingly algorithm driven world. Guest. Continue reading

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SiriusXM Offers Free Access Through May 15, Adds Special Programming

SiriusXM is now offering free access to its full Premium lineup in North America through May 15th. Anyone who is not already a SiriusXM subscriber can download the SiriusXM app. Continue reading

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Beats 1 DJ’s To Broadcast From Their Homes with Celebrity Guests via FaceTime

Beats 1, Apple’s global online radio station, is broadcasting live 24/7 from the homes of its DJs alongside a slate of exclusives.  Starting today, Apple Music hosts will record their. Continue reading

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Coronavirus Is Altering The Music Business Big Time, But It’s Not All Bad

With shows, festivals, and tours cancelling everywhere, the music industry is in for some big changes, as COVID-19 continues its disruptive path forward. Here we look at how some of. Continue reading

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What Are Neighboring Rights Royalties and How Do You Collect Them?

Neighboring rights are one of the most misunderstood revenue streams in the music industry. In essence, neighboring royalties for performing artists and master owners are the same as the performance. Continue reading

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Warning Signs For Radio As Country Music Embraces Streaming

Streaming of Country music was up 36% in the US last year according to new data from MRC Data/Nielsen Music 54% of American country radio listeners now report streaming music. Continue reading

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Ex-SiriusXM Program Director Defines A Hit In 2020 plus The Future Of Satellite Radio

Following eight years working in Satellite radio, industry veteran Jackson Bull weighs in on the challenge of defining a “hit” and how his former company was able to carve out. Continue reading

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SoundExchange says UK, France, Japan, Canada, AU, NL Underpay US Artists $170M Annually

SoundExchange toady filed comments asking the U.S. Trade Representative to take action against six countries that discriminate against American music creators. The six countries – UK, France, Australia, Japan, the. Continue reading

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Music Trade FMQB ‘Retired’

Kal Rudman, the founder of radio trade Friday Morning Quarterback (FMQB), has announced that the publication will be ‘retired.’ Founded in 1968, FMBQ started as a mimeographed-and-stapled journal catering to. Continue reading

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Is AI Better Than A DJ?

As artificial intelligence continues encroach on the creative sector, more traditionally ‘human’ spaces are being taken over, including music curation. But are these robotic DJs better than their organic counterparts?. Continue reading

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