BMG Reports Revenue Growth Despite Pandemic

BMG reports that it  increased its revenue in the first half of fiscal 2020, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to financial filings by parent company Bertelsmann, BMG reported revenue. Continue reading

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Guide To Optimizing Your Spotify Label Profile

Earlier in the year, labels finally got the keys to the Spotify for Artists, app. Now a few months in, we’re looking at some of the best ways for labels. Continue reading

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SiriusXM, Blues Foundation Partner To Expand Programming and Broadcast Blues Music Awards 2020

The Blues Foundation and satellite broadcaster SiriusXM announced they are partnering to expand the content and the reach of SiriusXM’s B.B. King’s Bluesville channel. Through the collaboration, the channel will. Continue reading

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Today Is Record Store Day: STOP READING THIS AND BUY SOMETHING

STOP READING THIS and buy something from your local independent record store. NOW. Today, Saturday 8.29.2020 is the first of three #RSDDrops. Every store will have different inventory. Here is a. Continue reading

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How To Determine If A Recording Contract Is Right For You

Before you commit to the dotted line, there are a number of important factors to consider when it comes signing a recording contract. Here, an attorney breaks down what you. Continue reading

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Symphonic Distro Targets Producers With ‘For Production’ Service

Symphonic Distribution has launched a new brand and service targeted to help producers. Symphonic for Production offers producers distribution, monetization, and protection of instrumental productions, distribution of sample packs, mastering. Continue reading

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What AWAL’s $100K Success Stories Really Mean For Artists and The Streaming Economy [MARK MULLIGAN]

Last week AWAL shared that “hundreds” of its indie artists were making $100,000 per year or more. “The key takeaway then is that streaming is leveling the playing field for. Continue reading

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New Musical Middle Class? AWAL Says ‘100’s’ Of Their Artists Are Making $100K+ Per Year

Kobalt’s artist services and distribution arm AWAL says that “hundreds of artists” are now making more than $100,000 a year using the company’s services and many have built catalogs with. Continue reading

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Tencent Music Reports Q2 Revenue Up, Deals with UMG, Kobalt, Cooking Vinyl

Chinese music streamer Tencent Music Entertainment Group announced its financial results for Q2 2020 with total revenue topping $981 million, up 17% from last year. For the period, TME reported. Continue reading

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Music’s Streaming Remuneration Model Can’t Be ‘Fixed’ [MARK MULLIGAN]

It’s almost universally agreed that change is needed as to how artists and labels are compensated for streaming music. Mark Mulligan of MIDiA vets the options. By Mark Mulligan of. Continue reading

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