Sony: ‘We (Really) Do Share Multi-Million Spotify Advances With Artists’

Responding to the wave of criticism that followed the leak of a contract between Sony Music and Spotify that revealed $42.5 million in advances, $9 million in advertising trade and. Continue reading

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International Artists Assoc. Reacts To Leaked Sony Spotify Contract [Full Text Of Letter To Regulators]

Following the leak of a revealing contract between Sony Music and Spotify, the recently formed International Artist's Association has joined managers in calling for contract transparency and better terms for. Continue reading

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Facebook Exec Moves To Soundcloud To Fuel International Expansion

2015 is turning out to be an important year for Soundcloud. Rightholders are pushing hard for compensation, but have been slow to sign deals; thus, thwarting a much needed effort. Continue reading

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Steve Titmus Exits Shazam For Resident Advisor

After 8 years, Steve Titmus,  Senior Music Manager and Head of the EU Music Department is exiting Shazam. He will be joining EDM hub Resident Advisor as Head Of Product. In a. Continue reading

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Apple’s New Streaming Service May Be Facing A Rough Start In Europe

Regulators in the European Union may throw a roadblock into Apple’s upcoming launch of its new streaming music service. The computer giant is increasingly under examination over its dealings with record. Continue reading

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Spotify Names James Duffett-Smith Global As Head of Publisher Relations

Spotify has appointed James Duffett-Smith as Global Head of Publisher Relations. Previously he was Head of Licensing Business Affairs at Spotify, which is joined in 2009.

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Deezer Elite Expands Globally With Sonos

High definition audio is one of streaming music's hottest battlegrounds; and Deezer is leading the charge with a global launch of Deezer Elite via a partnership with in-home music leader Sonos.

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PongPing – A Digital Music Service For The Gaming Industry Launches

Games and music are a powerful and profitable combination. But clearing global rights for music in a game is not always easy.  A Finnish startup hopes to change that.

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Is A Single Global Release Day The Right Thing For Every Artist?

In a long awaited move that signals the globalization of the music industry, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) recently announced an international alignment to release new music on a. Continue reading

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Does Music Subscriber Growth Cripple Profitability?

With streaming services pushing the paid subscription model, profit for those company's should be growing – but not only are the streaming music giants not making money, they're losing it. Who is to blame?

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