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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Label Execs, Big Media Launch Digital Future Council

Executives from Sony Music, Warners Music and Universal Music have teamed with leading media and ad firms to launch a think tank about the integration of media and emerging technology.

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Global Music Database Test Launches with BMG, WMG, More

BMG, Global Music Rights, Outdustry, Phoenix, Sentric, Warner/Chappell and Warner Music Group are among the major players testing a decentralised music rights database launched by Techstars Music graduate JAAK.

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Sony Sells $750M Spotify Stock, Will Artists Get Fair Share?

Sony has sold half its 5.7% stake in Spotify, Sony Corp. CFO Hiroki Totoki told Wall Street yesterday. At Spotify's average stock price, the sale netted Sony more than $750. Continue reading

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Universal Music, WITHIN Partner For Music-Focused Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality

The scramble to combine music with augmented and virtual reality is accelerating with a new deal between top music group Universal and tech company Within. The startup has raised $56.6 million. Continue reading

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