Amazon Prime Music Adds Universal Music Group To Free Streaming

Despite having "several million" users in the U.S. streaming its 1 million tracks every month, Amazon Prime Music is often overlooked. Today Amazon's streaming catalog got a lot deeper with. Continue reading

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Advance Listening Isn’t Going Anywhere

Will stiff competition between streaming music services and direct to fan interaction kill the practice of streaming  music prior to release?  Some think so, but music marketer Wes Davenport has a. Continue reading

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BuzzAngle Music CEO Lidestri Takes On Billboard, Nielsen SoundScan With Innovative Music Charts [INTERVIEW]

Larry Leblanc of Celebrity Access speaks with Jim Lidestri, CEO of Border City Media, a company which is competing directly with industry giant Nielsen Soundscan with the launch of its music. Continue reading

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Spotify Adds Artist “About” Pages with Bios, Stats, More

Spotify continues to iterate and this change brings information that both music fans and the industry will find useful.  Today, Spotify added an About page that includes artist bios, play. Continue reading

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The Most Payed Songs Of Summer 2015 – US, Global

Spotify has shared the most played songs of the summer of 2015 with Major Lazer, OMI, The Weeknd and Wiz Khalifa among those making waves globally and in the US. Continue reading

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Watch The Weeknd, John Travolta’s New Apple Music Service Commercial Part 1 & 2

Just after it launched, Apple let it be known that aggressive promotion of its new streaming music service would  begin last night with MTV's Video Music Awards.  While it was. Continue reading

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Quickhitz: A Radio Format Which Cuts Songs In Half

If you thought that songs on the radio seemed a little briefer than usual, you may be on to something. A new radio format known as Quickhitz is in the business of reducing. Continue reading

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Are There Any Rules When It Comes to Playlists?

Is it legal to make an identical copy of someone's workout mix? As playlists become increasingly popular on streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Songza, and 8track, some questions. Continue reading

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The Weeknd Emerges From Anonymity Thanks To Social Media & A Little Help From Drake

Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, is one of a growing group of musicians, like iamamiwhoami, who have leveraged web to build buzz while initially maintaining anonymity.  Now he's coping with. Continue reading

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Music Marketing News: T-Pain, Dead Kennedys, Jill Scott, Kings of Leon, James Brown & More

A weekly roundup of the latest promotions and deals in the world of music branding and marketing. T-Pain threw a launch party in Vegas over the weekend for his new. Continue reading

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