Spotify For Artists Gets Its Own Free iOS App

The free Spotify For Artists toolkit and analytics are now also available to all artists and their teams via a dedicated iOS app. Artists and their teams can now track. Continue reading

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Billboard Has NOT Decided To Include YouTube Plays In Chart Calculations [UPDATE]

Despite a widely circulated report that YouTube plays would be added to Billboard's chart calculations, no firm decision has been made, industry sources tell Hypebot. In fact, given the backlash,. Continue reading

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RIAA Lists Top Music Pirate Sites, YouTube MP3 Rippers

The RIAA has submitted its annual list of "notorious" music piracy websites to the U.S. Government. The report his heavily populated with YouTube MP3 ripping sites, but also includes many. Continue reading

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Hip-Hop Now Officially Dominates Music

Although its popularity has been known for some time, R&B/hip-hop has finally risen to become the most popular genre of music among consumers since Nielsen began track the in industry. Continue reading

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Did The RIAA Helped Pave The Way For Spain To Undermine Democracy? [Op-Ed]

In this sure to be controversial piece, Techdirt's Mike Masnick continues his war on the RIAA by dipping back into history to explain how it was at the urging of. Continue reading

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MON. BRIEF: ShareBeast, AlbumJams Operator Guilty • “We Shall Overcome” Copyright Weakened • $1B Facebook Video Bet • More

MONDAY 9.11.17 Music Business News From Around The Web  With their ShareBeast and AlbumJams win, the RIAA whacked the right mole.  Updated continuously under our More News tab

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Calvin Harris Tops 10 Highest Paid DJs For Fifth Year

Calvin Harris is the worlds best paid DJ for the fifth year in a row; and while some of the names on the list are familiar the Top 10 does. Continue reading

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Spinfire Brings Pay To Play To The DJ Booth

Pay to play – venues charging musicians for the "privilege" of performing live or radio stations charging for on air plays – has long been shunned by most in the. Continue reading

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How The Market For Premium Streaming Music Can Grow 70% In Just 4 Years [Glenn Peoples]

Premium streaming music services have gone from curiosity to a "need-to-have" product, says Pandora's Glenn Peoples. 51 million Americans are expected subscribe to premium music streaming services in 2020.

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Tips For Launching Your First Indie Album

The game has changed drastically when it comes to getting into the record industry. While getting your material out there has become easier, standing out from the crowd enough to. Continue reading

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