Merchbar July Hot Merch Includes Jerry Garcia, Drive-By Truckers, Twenty One Pilots and More

Summer mean big festivals and outdoor concerts and that means a surge in merchandise sales.  Here's the latest in this summer's hottest merch via Merchbar, who just cut a deal. Continue reading

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Apple Names Bryson Tiller Top New Artist, Periscope Top iPhone App

Apple's team of music, entertainment and app editors have announced their personal Best Of lists for 2015, and their were a few nice surprises.

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Vevo Announces Top Music Videos of 2015

Popular music video and entertainment hub Vevo has released its Top Music Videos Of 2015. Mark Ronson’s smash hit “Uptown Funk,” featuring Bruno Mars managed to best Tayl0r Swift.  The full. Continue reading

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Pandora Signs Direct Licensing Deal With SONGS Music Publishing

While lawsuits, congressional action and government regulators may get all the headlines,  Pandora's effort to direct license a greater portion of its catalog continues to gain steam providing shareholders a. Continue reading

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Music Publishing News Roundup 12.4.15: Spotify Offers Deep Discounts • New Tidal CEO • The Year In Music

Spotify has just begun offering a 3 month trial of it’s premium service for only 99 cents. While the premium tier typically costs $9.99 a month, the new trial aims. Continue reading

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SiriusXM Names Its Artists, Songs Of The Year, Predictions For 2016

Sirius XM weighs into the end of the year "Best Of" waters with its own curated Best Artists and Songs lists including some predictions for who will be the breakthrough artists. Continue reading

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SONGS Music CEO Matt Pincus On Why Music Publishing’s Two-Class System Could Be The End For New Indie Firms [OP-ED]

[UPDATE 2] SONGS Music CEO Matt Pincus writes about the threats facing the music publishing business, as larger companies work to make the shares which they control earn greater revenue from digital use. Continue reading

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‘Bitcoin For Rock Stars’: An Update From D.A. Wallach Part 1 [INTERVIEW]

In a followup to an article he wrote in 2014 regarding the potential for cryptocurrency to revolutionize the music industry, recording artist/songwriter D.A. Wallach recently did an interview with Forbes in. Continue reading

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Which Billboard Artists Are Being Illegally Downloaded The Most?

While Billboard takes a number of factors into account when calculating its rankings, it does not include illegal downloads, which would alter their statistics significantly. Here we look at which. Continue reading

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YouTube’s Biggest Threat To The Music Industry May Not Be What You Think

While YouTube has undeniably had an extensive impact on the music industry, it could be bringing about an even greater cultural shift than previously guessed. As teens and pre-teens increasingly. Continue reading

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