This Week In Music Commentary

This week, commentators from the music industry weighed in on the global songwriter shell game, the transition of the music industry into the digital age, and whether or not the. Continue reading

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. & Indie Music

This week, we've got all kinds of helpful tips for independent artists striking out on their own, from how to up their merch game, to the best way to come. Continue reading

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

As we scroll back through major music industry stories from the past seven days, we revisit L.A. Reid's departure from Epic Records, Pandora's continued plummet, the continued fallout from Fyre. Continue reading

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Everything You Need To Know About The “Difficult” Warner Music Group, YouTube Deal

Warner Music Group has become the first major label group to sign a new deal with YouTube.  And while WMG claims to have obtained better terms than previous Google contracts,. Continue reading

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YouTube Comments On “Difficult” New Warner Music Deal

Warner Music Group has become the first major label and music publisher to sign a new deal with YouTube. But in a leaked memo to staff, WMG CEO Steve Cooper. Continue reading

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WMG CEO Steve Cooper’s Leaked Memo To Staff On YouTube Deal [FULL TEXT]

As we reported, Warner Music Group is now the first of the major label and music publisher to sign a new deal with YouTube. But in a leaked memo to his. Continue reading

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Warner Music Group Reports Solid Quarterly Earnings, Streaming Revenue Up 47%

[UPDATE 2] Warner Music Group reported that revenue grew 8.0% in the quarter ending December 31st, 2016. Digital revenue contributed strongly to the earning jump rising 27.6% for the quarter. Overall net income. Continue reading

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Warner Music Group Swings To Profitable Thanks To Streaming, Plans $50 Million Debt Buyback

I'm so used to reporting how much major label groups lose each quarter, that I had to read these results several times before believing them: Warner Music Group reported a. Continue reading

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Is Access Industries Building A Full Stack Company A Or Media-tech Conglomerate? [Mark Mulligan]

As many music industry companies flounder for profitability, investors like Access Industries are looking to purchase and combine these companies into something referred to as the Full Stack model, but will. Continue reading

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WMG Promotes Mike Easterlin To President of Both Fueled By Ramen and Roadrunner Records

Warner Music Group has promoted Mike Easterlin to President of Fueled By Ramen (FBR) and Roadrunner Records. He has served as General Manager of both labels since 2012. 

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