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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A new day for songwriters: 32% increase + inflation indexing

In one power move, the labels did something fair for songwriters and incidentally also helped publishers in spite of themselves by taking away a major argument from the digital retailers.. Continue reading

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MUSIC BUSINESS NEWS: Bono, The Edge play Kyiv • Tidal financials • RIAA chases Discord pirates • more

MONDAY 5.9.2022 • Curated Music Business News From Updated Continuously Under MORE NEWS Tab Above

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MUSIC BUSINESS NEWS: Live Nation breaks records • 12₵ mechanical settlement • unprecedented vinyl sales • more

FRIDAY 5.6.2022 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under MORE NEWS Tab Above

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Soundexchange, VEVA partner for more accurate payments to performers

It’s encouraging to see the power of data to transform payments to artists shift from discussion to reality. SoundExchange is no stranger to smart uses of data, but a new. Continue reading

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Soundcloud acquires Musiio to enhance music discovery, artist data

SoundCloud has acquired artificial intelligence startup Musiio, whose AI can “listen” and tag, search and playlist large catalogs of music. SoundCloud will use Musiio to expand its existing music intelligence. Continue reading

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Music NFT News: CTI buys Xave • G-Eazy mints • Reverberate Ukraine NFTs • John Legend’s OurSong • Nomad Media Club opens to creators

French gaming and blockchain developer Crypto Blockchain Industries (CBI) has acquired Xave, a blockchain tech company based in Barcelona and Argentina that is developing Xave World, a dedicated music metaverse. With its own cryptocurrency. Continue reading

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5 winning music marketing themes embraced by brands in 2022

Consumers and the brands that serve them are fickle beasts so Jesse Kirshbaum and Clayton Durant took a long hard look at exactly how music continyes to cut throigh the. Continue reading

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John Legend’s OurSong adds $7.5M to democratize NFTs for creators, fans

John Legend’s Our Happy Company has raised $7.5 million to grow it social NFT platform, OurSong, which launched earlier this year. Our Happy Company was founded by John Legend, Chris. Continue reading

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