L’il Wayne, Kodak Black Get Trump Clemency, White House Tries To Explain Why

Two rappers have received clemency from outgoing President Trump for previous gun charges. The White House has announced that outgoing President Donald Trump granted a pardon to rapper Lil Wayne. Continue reading

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Grammy Awards 2021 Postponed To March 14 In Conflict With SAG Awards

UPDATED: The 2021 GRAMMY Awards have been postponed to the same day as the Screen Actors’ Guild Awards. The awards will now take place on March 14th, due to rising. Continue reading

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Spotify Purged Tens of Thousands Of Tracks For ‘Fraudulent Streams’

Spotify has purged tens of thousands of tracks for allegedly using services that fraudulently inflate streams. Music industry attorney Wallace Collins wrote in a blog post that the number of. Continue reading

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How Should We Measure An Artist’s Success On 2021?

Combine a fractured global fanscape with an explosion in data and “the idea of a single measure of artist success looks less relevant and meaningful,” writes MIDiA analyst Keith Jopling.. Continue reading

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‘Putting music’s power to work for good’ Is 2020’s Greatest Lesson writes UMG’s Lucian Grainge

UMG boss Lucian Grainge shared an optimistic message in his 2020 year end letter to staff. UMG artists and songwriters “brought awareness to worthwhile causes that will help to repair. Continue reading

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Label Better Noise Music Makes Mediabase History

In addition to being named the #1 Mainstream Rock Label of 2020, Better Noise Music – the label behind groups like Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach – has. Continue reading

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EU Vinyl Market To Grow 6% Annually

The vinyl record market in Europe will grow by $91.94 million, progressing at a compound annual growth rate of 6% from 2020 – 2024. 41% of the market’s growth is. Continue reading

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Reddit Buys TikTok Rival Dubsmash

Reddit has acquired short-form social video platform” and TikTok competitor Dubsmash. Dubsmash enables more than one billion video views per month. The app will continue to operate as a separate. Continue reading

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What New Mechanical Licensing Collective Means For Indie Songwriters

The MLC – or Mechanical Licensing Collective – is a new U.S.-based organization tasked with administering mechanical licenses for digital audio. So what does this mean for songwriters and their. Continue reading

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Priya Dewan On Becoming A Music Industry Leader In Asian Music Markets

In this interview, VP of South Korea & Southeast Asia at The Orchard and CEO of Gig Life Pro, Priya Dewan discusses her experience working as a leader in Asian. Continue reading

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