Major labels control 70% – 87% of tracks on major Spotify playlists

Spotify claims equal access to its playlists, but a new data analyisis by industry consultancy Music Tomorrow shows just how dominate the major labels are of the larger official Spotify. Continue reading

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Spotify is finally testing pre-saves with Florence and The Machine

Spotify is testing a pre-save that will allow fans to add music from an upcoming release to their library. Apple Music has had a similar feature for several years, The. Continue reading

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Soundcloud announces ‘Fan-Powered Friday,’ extra payments to creators

In a time when everyone is arguing over streaming royalties, Soundcloud offers a forward-thinking solution that fans and artists love. By James Shotwell from Haulix. The problem with music is. Continue reading

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Spotify [SPOT] stock is down 60% since Jan. 1 after Wednesday selloff

UPDATE 2: Spotify stock ended Wednesday down 12.44% despite a Q1 report that showed both subscriber growth and rising revenue. That was not enough for investors who sent the stick. Continue reading

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Spotify adds users despite Joe Rogan, Russia exit, streaming fatigue

Spotify announced its Q1 2022 earnings and the streamer saw monthly active users (MAUs) jump 19% to 422 million year-over-year. Paid subscribers grew 15% to 182 million. This growth came. Continue reading

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BandLab raises US$65M for diverse portfolio of music creation services

BandLab has closed a Series B round totaling $65 million at a $315 milliuon valuation. Singapore based BandLab is building a diverse portfolio of music-related business that includes ReverbNation, manufacturers. Continue reading

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Debunking the 60,000 songs uploaded to Spotify a day myth [Bill Werde]

Bill Werde is a former Billboard Editorial Director and Director of The Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.. Continue reading

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SPOXIT: Do Netflix woes mean Spotify, streaming has jumped the shark?

Netflix stock tanked to the tune of a loss of $50 billion in market cap. What does that mean for Sptofy, music streaming and streaming as a technology? A guest. Continue reading

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Is Universal Music stepping up to solve unfrozen mechanicals crisis?

Universal is rumored to plan to try and solve the unfrozen mechanical problem. A guest post by CHRIS CASTLE of Music Tech notPolicy. I have it on good authority from. Continue reading

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The ugly truth about music discovery

Music discovery is the buzziest buzzword in music today, and for a good reason. Everyone wants to get ahead, but few know the truth. A guest post by James Shotwell. Continue reading

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