SoundExchange Pays Out Record $884 Million Amid Uncertain Future

SoundExchange announced that its royalty distributions in 2016 were $884 million, an increase of more than $80 million over the previous year and an all time high. The record comes amid. Continue reading

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What To Expect When You Hire A Music Publicist

While many artists may believe that hiring a music publicist will solve all their problems, this is sadly far from the truth. Here we look at a few things artists. Continue reading

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YouTube For Indie Artists

Music videos continue to be one of the best ways to introduce potential fans to your band, but simply posting content on platforms like YouTube and Vevo is no guarantee it will. Continue reading

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How Teens Consume Media: Music Still Trumps Social [CHART]

According to data from Common Sense Media, teens are consuming media much like they always have, but the delivery vehicle has changed. Video viewing has moved from TV to YouTube. Continue reading

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The Importance Of Getting A Sync Rep

There is good money to be made by artists who can acquire a sync deal for their music, but getting your composition into the hands and ears of those who have the. Continue reading

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Spotify’s Most Viral Tracks – US, UK And Global

Each week Spotify reports its 10 most viral tracks based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it from October 16-22 on. Continue reading

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MTV Names New President

MTV may not matter to music as much as it once did, but it still matters. There's the sales bump after s after the Video Music Awards, for example.  So. Continue reading

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Dave Goldberg’s Memo: A Radical Re-envisioning Of The Music Industry

A document leaked in Sony's inadvertent data dump last year shared former label and tech executive Dave Goldberg's vision for a radical re-envisioning of the music industry. 

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The Great Debate: Music Business Education [Steve Rennie]

Over the course of my career I’ve been asked a million times, “What is the best way to learn the music business?” Answering that question has really become something of. Continue reading

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The New Creative Class: Will They Disrupt Music Production?

The starving artist is quickly becoming a thing of the past. And with new digital tools arriving daily and empower artists, we are seeing a birth of a new creative class: The artist entrepreneur. These. Continue reading

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