Just 7500 artists make $100K or more a year on Spotify worldwide

7500 artists earn $100,000 or more a year on Spotify, the streamer announced yesterday, despite being available in 93 markets worldwide. The last time that Spotify shared how many musicians. Continue reading

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Boomplay: The African music streamer you’ve never heard of aims for global impact

Music from Africa is finding its place on the world stage and as an increasing number of Nigerian artists rise to prominence and impact western music, West African music streaming. Continue reading

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Spotify beats Apple Music with HiFi audio launch

Spotify announced yesterday that it would launch a super-Premium tier streaming CD-quality sound. Spotify’s new HIFI tier came as part of a major series on announcements on Monday. The addition. Continue reading

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Spotify adds 85 markets, 36 languages – a full list

Spotify will 80 new markets in more than 36 new languages in the coming weeks, the streamer announced Monday, bringing its total markets to 180. Together, these new markets represent. Continue reading

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DIY musicians released 9.5M tracks last year, 8X more than major labels

D.I.Y. musicians released more than 9.5 million tracks globally in 2020, a number more than 8 times the 1.1 million tracks released by the major labels. “As lockdown took hold,. Continue reading

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Music APIs are exactly what the industry needs – Here’s why

While the music industry demonstrated an impressive ability to bounce back thanks to its early adoption of streaming, keeping that momentum going will require a streamlining of the process through. Continue reading

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Songwriters who have captured the essence of the pandemic

As we approach a year of lockdown, many of us have been stewing alone with our feelings for some time, including several great songwriters. Here, we look a few standout. Continue reading

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Nathaniel Rateliff, Charli XCX, Devendra Banhart, HAIM, Portugal. The Man, others add exclusive Bandsintown PLUS livestreams

Subscription music livestream platform Bandsintown PLUS has announced a new round of intimate and interactive online performances. Bandsintown PLUS’s HD audio and video, hosted chats, and live Q&As offer fans. Continue reading

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4 things in music that have been unchanged by the pandemic

The pandemic has certainly upended much in the music industry – as well as our personal lives – but in spite of the instability we’re all experiencing, a few things. Continue reading

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‘Songwriters have been shorted nearly 1/2 billion dollars by streaming services in last decade’

Musicians and the music industry have been reacting to the news that the Mechanical Licensing Collective has received and will distribute more than $424 million in unmatched “black box’ streaming. Continue reading

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