UMG’s Spinnup DIY distribution service tells artists to move music, goes invite only

Univeral Music owned Spinnup d.i.y. distribution service has given artists two months to move music to another distributor as it transitions to an invite only artist discovery and distribution platform.. Continue reading

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54% of fans say climate change must be top music industry top priority

Music fans care more about climate change than the general public, according to a new survey, and a majority want solving the crisis to be the music industry’s top priority.. Continue reading

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Major labels control 70% – 88% of Spotify’s playlists

Major labels like Universal, Warner, and Sony dominate 80% of all major Spotify playlists. Learn why that matters. by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0. For the longest time, “playlists” were. Continue reading

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How much money did the music industry make last year? [Mark Mulligan]

The music industry is a vast world, but ever wonder what its earnings do for the economy. Here is how much money was made in the unpredictable Covid rollercoaster that. Continue reading

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Full list of Rock Hall of Fame inductees: Dolly Parton, Eminem, more

Dolly Parton didn’t get her wish and will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame along with Eminem, Duran Duran, Pat Benatar, Lionel Richie, and others. Five. Continue reading

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Record labels’ 7 year law may be coming to an end

Record labels can currently keep artists signed for up to 7 years even when they are not allowing them, to release recoirds,. However, that may be changing soon… by Bobby. Continue reading

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Your Morning Coffee Podcast #88: Congress takes on Spotify Discovery • Why so few hits? • Latin Music explodes • more

Episode #88 of Jay Gilbert and Mike Etchart’s Your Morning Coffee: Weekly News for the New Music Business podcast is live. Episode #88 On this weeks edition of the YMC. Continue reading

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Discord, Reddit are music industry’s next targets

Discord are Reddit are the newest targets in music industry’s ongoing battle against piracy and copyright infringement. Recent industry actions against YouTube ripping sites have resulted in court awarded damages. Continue reading

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Ed Sheeran reacts to Shape Of You court win: ‘There’s only so many notes’ [VIDEO]

Ed Sheeran has won a long court battle over a plagiarism accusation regarding his hit single Shape of You. After the victory Sheeran posted a video on Instagram explaining the toll. Continue reading

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Vinyl sales continue to increase despite supply problems

Vinyl sales are continuing their dramatic upward trend despite ongoing manufacturing and supply issues. Last week’s vinyl sales topped 700K up 1.4% over the same week last year, reports Making. Continue reading

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