Merlin Pays Out $500M As Indies Score With Streaming

Merlin's payments to its 20,000 label members has surpassed $500 million annually, according the 10th anniversary  report just released by the global indie music licensor.  A dive into the data. Continue reading

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Spotify Stock Begins Week Near All Time High On News Of Direct Deals With Artists

Spotify stock begins the week trading at $171.48 per share, near its all time high of $172.93. That gives the music streamer a total market value of $30 billion, slightly. Continue reading

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New YouTube Monetization Policies, Pointers Drive Growth

In this piece we look at some important tips on YouTube's updated monetization policies, as well as other important pointers and best practices for getting the most out the video. Continue reading

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

How To Be Creative On A Limited Video Budget Marketing Your BitTorrent Music Bundle How Music Licensing Fits Into One Indie Act's Approach To Marketing Google Keyword Alternatives For Music. Continue reading

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MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Your Fans Won’t Come to Your Shows…

Where The Music Industry Thinks Out Loud                 Diana Hereld: Creativity in Constraint: Exploiting the Boundaries David Dusty: Seeking Success for Your Songs. Continue reading

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Seeking Success For Your Songs In The World Of Music Licensing

Want to learn more about the music publishing industry? On Music Think Tank, David Dusty has posted tips from Mallory Zumbach, the Creative Director at Round Hill Music, that will. Continue reading

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MusicThinkTank.com Weekly Recap: Thom Yorke vs. Spotify & More

Where The Music Industry Thinks Out Loud    Josh Kruk: Thom Yorke vs. Spotify: Rebel Without a Plan Chris Rucks: The Top 5 Biggest Mistakes To Make When Clearing Music. Continue reading

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The Top 5 Biggest Mistakes To Make When Clearing Music For Licensing

Music licensing can be complex and musicians can make mistakes when trying to clear music. With so many songs out there, making a quick choice won’t be easy. Check out. Continue reading

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MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: 6 Bad Habits & More

Where The Music Industry Thinks Out Loud     Simon Tam: 6 Bad Habits Most Musicians are Guilty Of David Roberts: Make Better Marketing Plans with a SWOT Analysis Andy. Continue reading

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Do Non-Exclusive Agreements Earn More From Music Placements?

Do you understand what a non-exclusive agreement is and what it means when you sign one? It’s important to understand the difference between exclusive and non-exclusive contracts and how the. Continue reading

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