The Truth Behind SoundCloud Reposts And Paid Promotion

This piece takes an in-depth look into the world of paid promotion and reposting on SoundCloud, including an examination of just how much a repost is worth, whether we're in. Continue reading

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Kaytranada Wins Polaris Music Prize 2016

Haitian-born, Montreal-bred electronic musician, DJ, and producer Kaytranada has won the 2016 Polaris Music Prize for his debut album 99.9%, besting the nine other albums on the Polaris Short List.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Ukulele Basics • Online Music Production • General Licensing • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at ukulele basics, several online music production resources, as well as an informative general licensing infographic.

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Former AEG Chief Randy Phillips To Lead SFX Turnaround

Troubled EDM conglomerate SFX will get much needed new leadership when it exits bankruptcy, according to multiple sources.  Former AEG chief Randy Phillips is reportedly the choice of SFX creditors. Continue reading

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Why I’ll Never Be A Ghost Producer And How They’re Killing EDM

A heavily contested practice in the EDM community, ghost producing is argued by some to enable obscure producers to earn income and advance their industry notoriety, but the reality is that they. Continue reading

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AM BRIEF: SFX Nears New Plan, CEO • Vevo Nears WMG Deal, Paid Service • Guevara Near Death, Gets New CEO • More

TUESDAY 7.26.16 Music Business News From Around The Web  Could SFX come back from the dead? They've reportedly found a CEO that might pull it off. Updated continuously under our More. Continue reading

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Could Beatport Save SFX? Bankrupt Co. Decides Not To Sell EDM Store Because It’s So Damn Successful

In a bid to raise much need cash, a bankrupt SFX first put EDM music service Beatport up for sale. Then they postponed the sale and gutted Beatport staff and. Continue reading

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Bankrupt SFX Ended Month $5.5 Million Richer Than It Started It

Late last week, SFX filed its monthly operating report for with the US Bankruptcy Court, alongside a request to increase the cash bonuses it was using to retain key employees,. Continue reading

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6 Seismic Societal Shifts Changing The Music Industry

In this piece, Dmitri Vietze examines six different societal shifts that have been stewing beneath the music industry, which are beginning to bubble up in different and sometimes unexpected ways,. Continue reading

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Spotify’s Top Music Of 2015

Spotify has released its annual Year in Music lists of the most popular artists and songs for its 75 million users in 2015.  Drake was Spotify's most streamed artist in 2015 with. Continue reading

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