Spotify To Launch In Middle East, North Africa

Spotify will launch across the Middle East and North Africa this upcoming November. According to a leaked internal email, the streaming service, which joins rivals Anghami, Deezer and Apple Music. Continue reading

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Deezer Adds $185M, Strategic Partner That Should Make Spotify and Record Labels Very Nervous

Earlier this month Deezer added $185 million at a valuation of more than $1 billion. New investors include a top Middle Eastern music and media company poised to give the. Continue reading

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Live Nation Reports 19% Revenue Growth Q1 2018

Concert giant Live Nation has posted another quarter of strong financial results with revenue of $1.5 billion, an improvement of 19% over last year. However, the company still failed to. Continue reading

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Bandcamp Fundraiser Nets More Than $120K For ACLU As Indie Music Fans Spend $1M+ [UPDATE]

[UPDATE 2] On Friday, Bandcamp held a fundraiser donating a share of sales to support the pro-immigrant and pro-refugee work of the American Civil Liberties. 400 independent labels and artists. Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship In Music: Mideast Tunes

Here Mideast Tunes founder and civil rights activist Esra'a Al-Shafei discusses her new music streaming platform and its goal of promoting social change as well as the work of underground. Continue reading

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Gracenote Buys Baseline For $50 Million, Moves Beyond Music

Tribune Media owned Gracenote is continuing its march to expand beyond music metadata.  With today's acquisition of film and tv data firm Baseline for $50 million plus Gracenote's already deep. Continue reading

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Free Tool: First North American World Music Directory of Festivals, Venues, Agents and More

(UPDATED) If you are involved in managing a world music artist — that is, someone who plays music with some flavor from Africa, Latin America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East,. Continue reading

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CHANGES: RIAA, Warner Music Group, Universal Japan, Warner/Chappell Signs Dave Mustaine

Warner Music Group announced the promotion of Lucy Otterwell to SVP Digital Strategy & Business Development, Europe, Middle East & Africa Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music. Continue reading

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