BMI Files Lawsuit To Block Pandora “Stunt”

Just 2 days after Pandora bought a small South Dakota radio station in an attempt to lower the rates it pays for streaming music online, BMI has filed a lawsuit. Continue reading

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Pandora Buys South Dakota Radio Station In Attempt To Lower Royalty Payments

(UPDATED) Pandora has purchased a small radio station in South Dakota in an attempt to lower the rate it pays to ASCAP and other performing rights organizations. Hot AC radio. Continue reading

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MusicThinkTank.com Weekly Recap: Bob Baker, Jon Ostrow, The Cyber PR Interview Series & More

Where The Music Industry Thinks Out Loud   Bob Baker: A Hypnotic Way to Get Fans to Open Your Emails Jon Ostrow: 3 Ways to Convert Facebook Engagement from a. Continue reading

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Wednesday We’ll Know The Future Of .Radio & .Music

Guest post by Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm. The internet is run by a loose consortium of wizards called ICANN. According to legends, which are true except that ICANN is. Continue reading

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New Spotify Apps Add Radio, Concerts

Guest post by Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm. Spotify quietly rolled out a couple of new apps for the desktop version of its freemium music service: SeatGeek, which lets you. Continue reading

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MusicThinkTank.com Weekly Recap – Spotify: Millions Of DJs & More

Where The Music Industry Thinks Out Loud Simon Tam: The Real Reason Why SOPA Didn’t Pass: Marketing Wes Davenport: The 5 Most Important Skills Twitter Teaches Us Shane Jones: Digital. Continue reading

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David Dufresne On Spotify: Millions of DJs

Many artists have already expressed their concerns with Spotify and other streaming services. There’s concerns over the small amount of revenue, the unfairness felt by many indie artists/labels versus major. Continue reading

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Anne Leighton: What Publicists Need From Musicians

Publicists are a big part of any musician’s career. They are the ones getting you coverage on radio, television, print, online, etc. On Music Think Tank, Anne Leighton emphasizes that. Continue reading

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Do You Have To Choose Between Being An Internet Star And A Radio Star?

Earlier, Techdirt featured an article titled: How Payola Works Today…Or Why You Only Hear Major Label Songs On The Radio. On Music Think Tank, Matt Voyno, the co-author of The. Continue reading

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We Need Curators, Not Gatekeepers (or) Why You Should Stop Using Pandora

How do you discover new music? Michael Epstein used to listen to radio or watch MTV. Then, Pandora came along to help by analyzing what people already like. That’s great;. Continue reading

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