Apple Music Claims “Record Year” But Offers No User Stats

Apple offered a companywide overview of 2020 yesterday including a declaration of Apple Music’s “record year,” but offered no subscriber count or other stats to back up the claim. The. Continue reading

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Streaming Needs To Pay Artists Better And There’s An Idea In China That Can Help

With many artists struggling to earn an adequate income from streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora, a micro-payment system already being utilized by China’s Tencent Music could provide. Continue reading

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Spotify Pre-Save vs. Apple Music Pre-Add: What’s The Difference

Every streaming platform has its own method for allowing artists to pre-save their songs before release, but just how different are they? Here, Greg Majewski compares and contrasts Apple and. Continue reading

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Apple Is The $2T Gorilla In The (Radio) Room

In addition to becoming the first company in the history of the US to reach the $2 trillion mark, Apple recently unveiled a plan to challenge broadcast, satellite, and even. Continue reading

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MON. BRIEF: Live Nation Furloughs 20% • Facebook Acquires Giphy • Hacker Has Dirt On Trump, Music Stars • More

MONDAY 5.18.2020 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under The More News Tab Above

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ASCAP, BMI, A2IM, Music Biz, RIAA, NMPA, Others Demand Congress Improve Aid Access For Musicians, Industry Workers

Top music and film organizations sent a joint letter to Congress that highlights the many ways that implementation of the CARES Act has fallen short in assisting workers in need. Continue reading

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Patreon Lays Off 30 As It Adds 50,000 New Creators

Patreon has laid off 30 employees or 13% of staff because of economic pressures from the current COVID-19 crisis. Kickstarter is reportedly also considering layoffs as crowdfunding projects on the. Continue reading

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Apple Music Expands To 52 New Countries, Now In 2X The Markets As Spotify

Apple Music has launched in 52 new countries for a total of 167 markets. That’s more than double the 79 that Spotify operates in. “We’re delighted to bring many of. Continue reading

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Beats 1 DJ’s To Broadcast From Their Homes with Celebrity Guests via FaceTime

Beats 1, Apple’s global online radio station, is broadcasting live 24/7 from the homes of its DJs alongside a slate of exclusives.  Starting today, Apple Music hosts will record their. Continue reading

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Music Artists Coalition Calls On US Gov’t To Help Music Industry

The Music Artists Coalition has joined the call for the Federal Government to throw a financial lifeline to the music industry as it grapples with the wide-ranging financial impact of. Continue reading

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