Indie Spotlight: Zachary l. McGowan, founder of Lend Me Your Ear

Zachary L. McGowan is the Founder and Managing Director of Lend Me Your Ear, an audio-first creative consultancy helping brands amplify the unique stories they share with the world by building. Continue reading

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What do songwriters think about the CRB and mechanical rates? [Trichordist survey results]

Songwriters are on the verge of a 32% increase in mechanical royalties plus inflation indexing. But is that the increase they expected, and do they think the process is fair?. Continue reading

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MUSIC BUSINESS NEWS: Congress eyes Spotify Discovery • new Sonos releases • UMG’s Web3, NFT label goes meta • more

THURSDAY 5.12.2022 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under MORE NEWS Tab Above

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Apple just killed the iPod, the little box that changed music forever [Mark Mulligan]

Apple just stopped produicing iPods, an announcement that’s surprising mpstly because most would guess that it would have ended years ago. But it leaves behind a legacy of chanhged music. Continue reading

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NFTs are not ready for indie music

There has been so much hype and activity centered around NFTs that I felt compelled to dig in and lay out why NFTs are not ready for indie music. by. Continue reading

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Method Man, Intercept build global platform for indie labels, musicians

Fueled by disruption, Intercept Music accelerates the independent creator economy through artistic empowerment. Indie Spotlight by Intercept Music via A2IM “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.. Continue reading

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Napster sold (again). This time blockchain, Web3 will save it and ‘revolutionize the music industry’

Napster has been acquired by Hivemind and Algorand, two significant players in the burgeoning web3 sector. Two years ago, Melody VR paid $70 million for Napster with big plans to. Continue reading

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Illmind on how to create an NFT collection & Squad Of Knights for musicians and producers

Ilmmind, a 2x Grammy Winning/10x Grammy Nominated multi-platinum producer who has worked with Nicki Minaj, Ye, Drake, J. Cole, Dr. Dre, Ludacris, Ariana Grande, and others, released his first NFT. Continue reading

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More on myth that 60K songs are uploaded to Spotify daily [Bill Werde]

Bill Werde’s recent piece debunking the ‘myth‘ that 60,000 songs a day are uploaded to Spotify cause quite a stir. Now he’s back with some new insights. by Bill Werde, the. 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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