Court Approves $112M Spotify Artists Compensation Fund Settling Class Action Lawsuit

[UPDATED] The court has approved the settlement of combined class action lawsuits originally brought against Spotify for copyright infringement by musicians David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick. The settlement guarantees an. Continue reading

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Irving Azoff Calls Out ‘Liar’ Cohen, YouTube Over Payments

YouTube Global Head Of Music Lyor Cohen is making the media rounds touting the launch of YouTube Music as the dawning of new day for music discovery and promising bigger. Continue reading

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Amuse Raises $15.5M For Next Gen. Record Label, Free Music Distribution

[UPDATED] Next-generation record label and music distributor Amuse has raised a $15.5 million Series A round co-led by Lakestar and Raine.The company was founded in Stockholm by execs from Spotify,. Continue reading

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Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon, Orchard, Deezer, Others Sued For Copyright Infringement

Sony, Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Google, Microsoft, Orchard, Deezer, Shazam, MediaNet, CD Universe and Saavn are being sued for copyright infringement by a South African musician.

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TOP POSTS: The Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

The most popular articles from the pages of Hypebot this week delved into Warner Music's of a free Tunecore competitor, the top twenty social media tools for musicians, the reason. Continue reading

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Could Spotify Buy Universal? Should It? [MARK MULLIGAN]

Vivendi has been openly exploring spinning off Universal Music Group. Publically the talk is of a possible IPO, but the rumor mill has spun out several scenarios, including a purchase. Continue reading

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Why Crowdfunding Can’t Be Relied On For All Music Releases

While crowdfunding can be a great way to both market and promote your new music in advance of its release, as well as actually fund it, making it your one. Continue reading

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this wistful look back at another action packed week in the music industry, we revisit Warner's sneak launch of a Tunecore competitor, the sad and brief life of music. Continue reading

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SoundExchange Launches Music Data Exchange To Connect Label, Publisher Metadata

[UPDATED] SoundExchange has launched Music Data Exchange (MDX), a free software application designed to facilitate the exchange of sound recording and publishing data and ownership claims between record labels and. Continue reading

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Warner Music Revenues Rise, Losses Shrink Dramatically

Warner Music Group has announced its Q2 financial results for the period ended March 31, 2018.  Driven by streaming. total revenue grew 10.4%, and losses at the world's third largest. Continue reading

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