This Week In Music Commentary

Commentators inside the music industry this week shared their distate for the Music Modernization Act, explained both the misfortune and importance of writing about music and, in the case of. Continue reading

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FCC Chief Boss Investigated Agency For Being Cozy With Industry He Regulates

Controversial FCC chief Ajit Pai has drawn fire from the music and tech industry for leading the charge to dismantle new neutrality.  Now Pai is facing the biggest threat to. Continue reading

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Symphonic Adds Former Beatport Exec Peter Wohelski

Symphonic Distribution has hired industry veteran Peter Wohelski as its Content Development Specialist. Wohelski had been the Senior Label Manager at Beatport after stints as Director of A&R at Astralwerks. Continue reading

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Radio Holds Key To Streaming Growth [Mark Mulligan]

Streaming use is growing and broadcast radio's audience is shrinking. No surprise there.  But what is of interest is the slow pace of the shift, which presents opportunities for streaming. Continue reading

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THU. BRIEF: Spotify Tests Features • Smart Speakers From Facebook • Snapchat Courts Creators • More

THURSDAY 2.15.1​8​ Music Business News From Around The Web  Updated continuously under our More News tab

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Trump’s FCC Pats Itself On Back For Historically Stupid Year

As anyone vaguely aware of industry news over the past year has no doubt noticed, Trump's FCC, led by Ajit Pai, hasn't been particularly beneficial to either the internet or. Continue reading

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AM BRIEF: Swift Shakes Off Lawsuit • Portnow Circles The Wagons • Inside Soundcloud • More

WEDNESDAY 2.14.1​8​ Music Business News From Around The Web  Updated continuously under our More News tab

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Music Festival Culture Is Now Playlist Culture [Cherie Hu]

In this article, Cherie Hu explores how music festivals have adapted to the rise of playlist culture, through partnerships with streaming services and even the way in which festivals market. Continue reading

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Audioboom Acquires Triton Digital For $185 Million

In a reverse takeover, podcast platform Audioboom is buying digital audio tech firm Triton Digital. Under the deal announced Tuesday morning, U.K.-based Audioboom will buy Canada's Triton Digital for $185. Continue reading

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. & Indie Music

This week we gave the music industry's scrappy self starters tips and advice on why they can't get their careers off the ground, essential YouTube metrics every artist needs to. Continue reading

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