State of the Industry: Major Label vs. Non-Major Label Regional Performance

In an effort to assess how different labels fared during the industry transition to streaming, the good people at Chartmetric breakdown different trends of music from the past three years. Continue reading

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Music Subscriptions Topped $1.3B In UK Last Year

Spending by UK music fans on streaming services exceeded £1B/$1.3B USD for the first time in 2019 with overall spending on entertainment increasing to another all-time high, according to data. Continue reading

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5 Techniques For Digitally Marketing Your Music Beyond Press

While press has historically been a key part of helping an artist break out, into the industry, the world of music industry journalism has become so crowded that many artists. Continue reading

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DistroKid Is First Distributor To Let Any Artist Upload Synced Lyrics

DistroKid has become the first self-service music distributor to let any artist automatically create and upload synced lyrics. Karaoke-style synched lyrics that allow listeners to follow and sing along are. Continue reading

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Spotify To Be Focus Of Netflix Original Series

Netflix is planning to bring the story of how Swedish tech startup Spotify became the globe’s leading music streamer as part of its original content lineup. The limited series will. Continue reading

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Charles Caldas (Merlin) Talks Streaming Growth [INTERVIEW]

In advance of his imminent departure from the independent music rights licensing agency Merlin, Charles Caldas sat down to chat about his time at the fourth largest basket of music. Continue reading

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Music’s ‘Long Tail’ Not So Long After All

At one time there was a theory posited, known as “The Long Tail,” which suggested that 20% of digital music services’ transactions would come from current popular artists and 80%. Continue reading

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MLC Chooses As “Digital Services Provider” Company That Sent Fraudulent License Notices To Songwriters

The new Music Licensing Collective board of directors has chosen the third-party licensing company, the Harry Fox Administration (HFA), to be its digital service provider. That’s the same HFA that. Continue reading

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Amazon Music’ Free Tier Will Soon Be Available To Everyone

Following in the footsteps of services like Spotify, Amazon is amping up its streaming game by offering a free version of its Amazon Music service, allowing its users to listen. Continue reading

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The Subgenres Populating Streaming’s Top Playlists

In this piece, Chartmetric sifts through numerous genre tags to uncover some of the oddest but most popular genres rising to the surface of Spotify, Apple, and Amazons biggest playlists.. Continue reading

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