MON. BRIEF: Live Nation Furloughs 20% • Facebook Acquires Giphy • Hacker Has Dirt On Trump, Music Stars • More

MONDAY 5.18.2020 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under The More News Tab Above

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ASCAP, BMI, A2IM, Music Biz, RIAA, NMPA, Others Demand Congress Improve Aid Access For Musicians, Industry Workers

Top music and film organizations sent a joint letter to Congress that highlights the many ways that implementation of the CARES Act has fallen short in assisting workers in need. Continue reading

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Patreon Lays Off 30 As It Adds 50,000 New Creators

Patreon has laid off 30 employees or 13% of staff because of economic pressures from the current COVID-19 crisis. Kickstarter is reportedly also considering layoffs as crowdfunding projects on the. Continue reading

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Pandora Launches ‘Listen In With’ Artist Generated Playlists with Commentary

Pandora has launched a “Listen In With” series with artists sharing personal playlists that are helping them cope during these difficult times alongside recorded commentary. R&B singer-songwriter H.E.R. offers “a. Continue reading

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Pandemic: Digital Music Services Should Accelerate Payments, Liquidate Any Royalty Minimums Being Held

Chris Castle argues that music services are morally obligated to suspend holds on payments, and should instead accelerate payments to artists as they struggle to stay afloat in the ongoing. Continue reading

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Music Artists Coalition Calls On US Gov’t To Help Music Industry

The Music Artists Coalition has joined the call for the Federal Government to throw a financial lifeline to the music industry as it grapples with the wide-ranging financial impact of. Continue reading

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Pandora Celebrates International Women’s Day With “Women Of The Board”

As part of today’s Sunday, March 8th celebration of International Women’s Day, Pandora has shared a playlist that honors women who have blazed a trail in the male-dominated world of. Continue reading

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Spotify Now #1 US Streamer As Pandora Decline Continues

Pandora is no longer the most popular music streaming service in the US, with Spotify taking the No. 1 spot in 2019, according to eMarketer. Pandora has been the most. Continue reading

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Iceland’s Music Scene Continues To Punch Above Its Weight

In this piece we explore why Iceland – an island nation with only 360,000 residents – continues to deliver a truly impressive slew of talented and successful bands and artists. Continue reading

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FRI. BRIEF: Live Nation Strong In Q3 • Pandora Struggles • Billboard + Bandsintown Charts • More

FRIDAY 11.1.19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab

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