A2IM Announces Dates For Indie Week and Libera Indie Music Awards

A2IM has announced the 2018 dates for two of indie music's signature events. A2IM Indie Week will take in New York City place from June 18 – 21, 2018. The Libera Awards,. Continue reading

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Spotify’s Ongoing War With The Music Industry

Spotify has a long and sordid history of failing to pay proper mechanical royalties to creators and publishers, and has already been hit with two major class action lawsuits relating. Continue reading

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TUE. BRIEF: Songs Music For Sale • Tencent, Alibaba Deal • Berklee’s Open Music Initiative • More

TUESDAY 9.12.17 Music Business News From Around The Web  Sadly, as money flows back into the music industry, indies like Songs Music won't stay indie long.  Updated continuously under our More. Continue reading

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“Not a single grammy winner thanked radio,” Recording Academy Head Scolds Broadcasters

In a blistering op-ed that would have been almost unthinkable even a few years ago, Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow took aim at radio broadcaster and the fact that they. Continue reading

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New Spotify, Apple Music, Hulu and Label Deals Mean Musicians Will Be Paid Less

New deals between the major labels and the streaming music services, alongside the introduction of deeply discounted streaming bundles, may eventually move more mainstream consumers from free users to paying. Continue reading

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Spotify Could Have Dodged Songwriter Lawsuits If They’d Just Asked The Record Labels…

Spotify and other streaming services have been making a fair number of headlines recently owing to lawsuits surrounding a failure to pay proper royalties. In this article we break down. Continue reading

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Pandora, Smart Speakers and Other Surprises From The Infinite Dial Study

For a number of years Edison Research has been conducting a study to measure media and tech consumptions in the US. The latest batch of info from the study reveals. Continue reading

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Why Didn’t Google Shut Down YouTube-MP3 Sooner?

Why did YouTube and Google let the RIAA take the lead in shutting down YouTube-MP3? Much like their own Lyor Cohen's recent missive defending low payments and blaming musicians and. Continue reading

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This Week In Music Commentary

Opinions from inside the music industry flew thick and fast this week, with experts weighing in on why you can't put the music business on a blockchain, whether or not. Continue reading

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Pandora Sells ‘Radio Loophole’

Although it may be doing so at a loss, it seems Pandora is finally selling their South Dakota radio station KXMZ, soemthing which they had initially purchased in an attempt. Continue reading

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