Spotify is the second most relevant brand in the US according to the new Prophet Brand Relevance Index (BRI), a ranking of the most relevant brands of today based on consumer feedback. Facebook failed to make the top 10.
A new RIAA report shows that in the first half of 2019, the U.S. Latin music business continued to grow at a double-digit pace. By mid-year 2019, Latin music revenues grew 13.5% to $232 million at estimated retail value versus the prior year.
The newly appointed Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) has submitted its proposal to the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) outlining the structure of the collective and the funding required to carry out the statutory demands of the Music Modernization Act.
Spotify playlist promotion offers.. we get them all the time. You probably do too. In this episode of the Music Biz Weekly podcast, co-hosts Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert read an actual Spotify playlist promotion proposal, dissect it and point out some very real red flags.
In this piece, Seth Reslar explores how the Spotify's new podcast creation feature can be taken a step further to create a Spotify-based radio show by combining the podcast and song saving feature into one.
YouTube is revising its chart criteria and will no longer count paid advertising views on YouTube in the YouTube Music Charts calculation. The shift aligns YouTube with the policies of Billboard and Nielsen.
Leaving downloads and CDs in the dust, streaming (and consequently playlists) is now the new normal for music consumption. But just how much is this style of listening harming artists, and how much value is there getting your song a coveted placement on a popular playlist.
Music streamer Deezer is soliciting rights holders to test a major change in how streaming royalties are calculated. So-called "user-centric payments" would more fairly compensate low and mid-tier artists, according to its supporters.
In a recent test move, Spotify appears to be experimenting with allowing its users to create podcasts from within the streaming platform, inserting a button which, if clicked, will redirect the user to the Anchor app, a user-friendly podcast creation tool acquired by Spotify in early 2019.
Paying for radio airplay, or payola as it is more commonly known, has been around since the 50s in one form or another, but has recently spiked. This has lead the FCC to request that the RIAA investigate - meaning the industry will, in effect, be policing itself.
Whether you're working to be a performer or producer, everyone wants to 'make it' in the music business, but as the entertainment landscape shifts along with cultural and technological advancements, what exactly does that success look like?
In this piece, Brian Hazard of Color Theory walks us through his recent experience with the updated Spotify Ad Studio to promote his music, following a particularly disappointing initial foray using the marketing tool when it was first released.
Spotify has launched an integration with Snapchat that allows users to share music and podcasts directly through Snapchat Stories. The feature is rolling out soon across iOS and Android devices starting today.
Spotify has made its upgraded $14.99 per month Family Plan available in the U.S. The streamer tipped change last month with a launch in Ireland. The streamer has reportedly also been testing the offering at a higher price in Scandinavia.
Switzerland is the latest country plotting the official end of FM broadcasting. According to the studies by Swiss regulator OFCOM, by the end of June 2019 only 17% of Swiss were listening to FM radio exclusively anyway.
While the US is well established as the largest music market in the world, number two, Japan, is perhaps less well known. Recently, the island nation's music sales have seen a bit of slowdown, however. Still, this may not be a bad thing for the music industry overall.
Pandora has added music and podcast sharing to Instagram Stories. Starting today, Pandora users across all tiers of service can share songs, albums, podcasts, playlists and Pandora stations via Instagram Stories and give friends and followers free temporary access to Pandora.
Spotify has added Horoscope Today, short podcasts for each of the 12 signs delivered every day, 365 days a year. The two-minute daily audio is produced by Parcast, which Spotify acquired or $54 million in April of this year as part of a major puch into podcasting.
Spotify is asking artists and the music industry to tell them the kind of services they'd like to see listed in a "Provider Directory." The wide-ranging survey appears to be a test of the level of interest a broader services directory and which categories should be included.
Recently the popular music discovery platform Gimme Radio launched a new feature which allows its users to link their apps with Spotify, adding their favorite tracks to a playlist. Given that Spotify could, in many ways, be considered a competitor, why would Gimme radio do this? Here Tyler Lenane explains the rationell behind it.
In a major boost to broadcast radio, Apple has added 100,000 stations and Chromecast support to the beta release of its Apple Music app. The radio stations are sourced from TuneIn, Radio.com and iHeartRadio.
In any industry, success is a nebulous concept, and perhaps doubly so in the music business. For one artist it could mean the ability to pay all their bills through their music, for another it might require getting a number one hit. Regardless, the modern music climate isn't what it once was, and a redefining of what success means must take place.