Spotify’s Top Artists plus Most Streamed and Viral Songs US, UK and Global Week of 1/2/17

Spotify's Weekly Charts highlight top artists on the streaming platform by listener along with the past week's most streamed and viral songs in the US, UK and around the world. 

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Internet Gives Musicians Double-Edged Sword

In the shifting landscape of the music industry, more and more artists are turning from traditional record labels to streaming services to get their songs and their names out there.. Continue reading

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Are Streaming Music Services Really Just Labels-In-Waiting?

In the wake of the release of so many streaming exclusives from high profile artists like Frank Ocean and Beyoncé, it looks to some as though streaming services are poised. Continue reading

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Spotify Shares Most Streamed Songs of Summer 2016 Global, U.S.

Spotify has shared the songs that dominated summer listening in 2016. Drake’s “One Dance” was #1 globally. In second place was Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna with “This Is What You. Continue reading

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VMA Ratings Fall Dramatically On MTV, Sister Stations, But Soars On Social Media

Viewership for Sunday's MTV's Video Music Awards fell dramatically for the second straight year, even as related action on social media soared.  But what does MTV expect when they repeatedly. Continue reading

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Samsung To Shutter Milk Music “To Invest In A Partner Model”

Samsung's US based streaming service Milk Music is shutting down.  Despite denials earlier this year, the closing is no surprise to observers who saw low adoption and a decided lack. Continue reading

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Universal Music Wins $20M Global Eagle Entertainment Settlement

Universal Music is $20 million richer today after a settling a 2 year old legal battle with American Airlines inflight entertainment provider Global Eagle Entertainment.

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Warner Music Group And Vevo Reach Deal After 7 Year Impasse, YouTube Excluded [OFFICIAL]

WMG will now license select music videos to Vevo. It took 7 years for WMG to overcome the issues of dealing with a company partially owned by its competitors Universal. Continue reading

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Did Kanye West Help Make Taylor Swift Famous? Pandora Dives Into The Data

As the battle between Taylor Swift and Kanye West continues, the rapper continues to maintain that he made her “Famous.”  Pandora dug into their data to analyze the way their. Continue reading

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FRI. BRIEFING: Vevo Revamps, Adds Curators • $1B Line IPO • Eventbrite Adds Venues • SupaPass • More

Friday 7.15.16 Music Business News From Around The Web  Video has become more important than ever, but Vevo has always been an afterthought.  It's hard to see how any revamp. Continue reading

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