Finding Artist Growth Patterns With Predictive A&R

A&R has long relied on gut instincts when determining which artists to invest in. But the sheer volume of new music, as well as improvements in data gathering and analysis. Continue reading

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Music Streaming Discovery Match: Serendipity 2, Algorithms 0

Even as the streaming giants continue to pour more and more resources into creating the perfect music ‘discovery’ algorithms for their listeners, good old fashioned serendipity often still seems to. Continue reading

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Why Musicians Should Forget The Numbers, Focus On Making Great Music In 2020

As the music economy has continued to grow and change over the last decade, bands and artists not have more access than ever to metrics and numbers through which they. Continue reading

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Ingrooves Expands To Japan, Ryukatsu Son Named Managing Director

UMG’s indie distribution, marketing, and rights company, Ingrooves, is expanding into Japan with a new office in Tokyo. Digital licensing veteran Ryukatsu Son has been tapped to oversee the expansion. Continue reading

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Spotify Active Users Up 32% To 271M, Paid Subs Rise 29%

Spotify beat expectations again with Premium subscriber growth of 29% year on year to reach a record 124 million paid users worldwide. Total MAUs (Monthly Active Users) grew 32% Y/Y. Continue reading

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Clipping And Flipping: How To Properly Clear A Music Sample

While sampling is one of the pillars of music creation, particularly where beat-making is concerned, doing so improperly, or without full regard to the legal issues involved, can be a. Continue reading

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What Last Year’s Legal Decisions Mean For Music In 2020

In this piece, Erin M. Jacobson reviews some of the music industry’s biggest legal moments of 2019, both positive and negative, and what impact they’ll have on the coming year.. Continue reading

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Singles Vs. Albums: What Performs Better In 2020 [VIDEO]

As the music economy continues to shift the ways in which we consume content, opinions differ on the ‘best’ way to release in the year. Here we look some tips. Continue reading

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Amazon Music Passes 55 Million Subscribers

Amazon Music is entering 2020 with 55 million customers globally, the notoriously PR shy company announced today. “our strategy is unique” Subscriptions to Amazon Music Unlimited grew by more than. Continue reading

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Beatport Has Paid Out $300 Million To Independent Labels

Dance and DJ focused Beatport is turning 16 and with the birthday comes some new stats. Beatport has paid indie labels $300 million since launching in 2004 with “payouts have. Continue reading

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