Apple Music Passes 20 Million Subscribers In 18 Months, But Execs Want More Users and Exclusives

Apple Music has 20 million subscribers 18 months after launch, according to stats released by Apple. But the music industry expected more, and so apparently do some Apple executives.

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How To Write An Effective Musician Bio

For artists, the bio page is one of the most important on your website,  bu also one of the hardest to do right. Having a good bio is key to. Continue reading

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3 Must-Know Facts About Nielsen’s Billboard Charts

Billboard and Nielsen surveys inform a great deal of what we know about the music business when it comes to numbers, but how these companies work can be something of a mystery. Continue reading

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Writing Music: Original Vs. Marketable

While many artists prefer the idea of bringing something new to the table with their compositions, the fact is that original doesn't always pay the bills, which may cause some. Continue reading

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. And Indie Music

In our tips and advice section this week, we offer indie artists guidance on boosting your organic reach on Facebook, growing your email list, what to do when you're feeling. Continue reading

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ITunes 69¢ Songs Section Offers Latest Opportunity For Labels To Game The Charts

Last month we learned that artists like Drake, Kayne West and Frank Ocean were releasing albums with 18 tracks or more to game the Billboard charts by taking advantage of. Continue reading

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MONDAY BRIEFING: Apple Music Tests “Discover Clones • Kickstarter To Relaunch Drip.fm • SXSWhite House • More

SPECIAL LABOR DAY EDITION: Today is a holiday in the U.S., but that doesn't mean that there's not breaking music business and tech news both here and globally.  We've got. Continue reading

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17 Ways To Promote Your Music Online

Given the multitude of available channels, it's unrealistic to expect to be able to promote your music on all of them. A more effective strategy is to focus on those. Continue reading

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The Music Industry’s Complex Relationship With YouTube Explained In Just 50 Words

“According to those who oppose the service, YouTube is slowly killing the music industry, one tiny cut at a time. It is anti-artist and anti-copyright, they claim. Meanwhile, every major. Continue reading

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Drake Scores 10th Week At #1

Drake ​has returned to #1 on both the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts with "Views," which sold another 92,000 equivalent album units, including 58,000 streaming equivalent albums, this week. It’s. Continue reading

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