THU. BRIEF: Glastonbury Canceled Again • Dylan Catalog Lawsuit • TikTok Adds Q&A • More

THURSDAY 1.21.2021 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under The More News Tab Above

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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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AM BRIEF: Live Nation Buys Into VEEPS • UK Label Bosses Grilled • Bilibili Passes 200M Users • More

WEDNESDAY 1.20.2021 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under The More News Tab Above

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Music Has An Attention Dependency [Mark Mulligan]

“Every minute gained is at someone’s expense,” writes top MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan on the challenges and effects of attention dependency on music and the music industry. The attention economy. Continue reading

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When Will The New Mechanical Licensing Collective Pay Me?

The Mechanical Licensing Collective is now essentially the sole mechanical licensing/royalty go-between in the US, and artists are wondering when and how the MLC plans to pay them. Guest post. Continue reading

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SiriusXM Takes $1B Pandora Hit Due To ‘Royalty Cost Structure’

SiriusXM added 909,000 new subscribers last year, bringing their total monthly self-pay subscriber base to a record of 30.9 million at the end of 2020. Subs beat SiriusXM’s guidance for. Continue reading

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Your Morning Coffee Podcast #23: Spotify Playlist Curation, Catalogs Sales, Music On TikTok & More

Episode #23 of the “Your Morning Coffee: Weekly Music News for the New Music Business” podcast with Jay Gilbert and Mike Etchart is live. Episode #23 Highlights On a new episode. Continue reading

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NAMM ‘Believe In Music’ Virtual Gathering Begins

Virtual NAMM, the online substitute for the popular annual trade show will run through this Friday, January 22nd “to unify and support the people who bring music to the world.”. Continue reading

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Gaming Growth Is Good For Music Too

It may not come as a surprise that gaming has seen an impressive level of growth during the pandemic, expanding by virtually every metric. Given the close relationship between gaming. Continue reading

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Imran Ahmed Launches A New Kind Of Music Company

A Spotify profile of music industry entrepreneur Imran Ahmed, who successfully worked at the NME, BBC, and XL Recording before relocating to Los Angeles to create and launch a new. Continue reading

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