Music Played More Often On YouTube Than All Other Platforms Combined

A new report out from IFPI has revealed some interesting news about the music economy. Apparently YouTube boasts more music plays than Spotify, Apple Music, and all additional streaming platforms. Continue reading

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Dos And Don’ts: A Musician’s Guide To Working For Free

As an artist working in the music industry, there will be doubtless be many opportunities for 'free' gigs which are offered to you, and while these can sometimes benefit your career,. Continue reading

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Passes Historic $1B In 11 Days

Marvel and Disney’s “Avengers: Infinity War” dominated the box office worldwide over the last few days, adding $275.1 million in its second weekend and shouldering past $1 billion in gross. Continue reading

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Midemlab Names 2018 Finalists: The Future Of Music Tech

Midemlab has named 20 finalists for 2018. Now that SXSW has downgraded the category, this startup competition is, along with a handful music tech incubators like LA's Techstars Music, Nashville's. Continue reading

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The Awesome Candor Of Sarah Shook [INTERVIEW]

In this edition of SoundExchange's 'Declaration of Independents' series, they speak with firecracker punk/country singer-songwriter Sarah Shook about the real-life experiences reflected in her music and her experiences on the. Continue reading

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Spotify Reports 170M Users, Stock Drops 8%

Spotify shares fell 8% in after-hours trading Wednesday, after its first quarterly earnings report.The streamer posted a user base of 170 million, including 75 million paid subscribers. That's up 4. Continue reading

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What Happens When Paid Streaming Has 96% Market Share? Sweden Has Answers

The music industry is experiencing a resurgence thanks to streaming. But can that growth continue and will more users return promised revenue to artists and labels? MIDiA's Mark Mulligan says. Continue reading

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Apple Music Extends Free Trial Beyond 3 Months

Apple Music is using a new weapon in its battle to overtake Spotify in the streaming music subscriber wars – extending the free trials of some new users beyond the. Continue reading

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Which Spotify Playlist Is The Most Important?

While the holy grail of playlist placement for many artists may be the curated front page playlists, the ones which they should be going after are the personalized algorithmically generated. Continue reading

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ABBA Reunites For New Recording

It only took 35 years of coaxing, but ABBA has decided to reunite, and that means playing together again, onstage.  The performance, however, will be for two songs and in. Continue reading

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