Apple Music Inks New Licensing With UMG, Sony, WMG As Spotify Deals Remain Illusive

Apple Music has completed new licensing deals with Universal, Sony and Warner Music. These new deals include the ability for Apple to bundle Apple Music with other digital offerings like. Continue reading

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Symphonic Restores, Rebrands Classic Latin Label Mambo Music

With the Latin music market booming, the timing couldn’t be better for the rebranding and restoration of the Mambo Music company, which has partnered with Symphonic to sort out its. Continue reading

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7 Great Digital Merch Ideas

Although many artists have embraced the digital age when it comes to music, most merch sales remain, for obvious reasons, in the physical realm. Traditional merch is still a significant. 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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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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