T-Series Poised To Reshape Global Culture As Biggest YouTube Channel Ever [Mark Mulligan]

image from i0.wp.comT-Series, the biggest global music label and and movies studio that you've likely never heard of, is within weeks of surpassing PewDiePie as the world's biggest YouTube Channel with more than 75 million subscribers. It's also the company that Spotify just cut a deal with as its preps entry into India.

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YouTube Music Turns Charts Into Playlists In 29 Markets

Image001 (9)YouTube Music is adding playlists for YouTube Charts in 29 markets. Each will get five chart playlists - three specific to the country and two global. With 1B monthly users, the charts and playlists offer a unique global overview, alongside a local snapshot.

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This Week's YouTube Music Charts: Ariana Grande, Mariah Cary and More

YouTube-icon-full_colorThis week's YouTube Music Charts finds Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next’  at #1 on the Global Charts, the Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez collaboration crossed 2 billion views and Christmas classics are climbing the charts.

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5 Things Missing From Most Musician Facebook Pages

1Chris Robley of CD Baby highlights the five things every artist must include on their Facebook page that are so frequently neglected. When it comes to your Facebook page, a first impression is likely the only impression you'll be able to make.

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Netflix To Release Fyre Festival Doc: Watch The Teaser

image from yt3.ggpht.comThe failed Fyre Festival is the subject of a documentary to be released on Netflix next month. The doc “gives a first-hand look into the disastrous crash of Fyre as told by the organizers themselves.” Promoter Billy McFarland received a six-year prison sentence.

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Ariana Grande Breaks Yet Another YouTube Record

image from pmcvariety.files.wordpress.comAriana Grande's "Thank U, Next" just broke yet another YouTube record. In addition to being biggest music video debut in YouTube history, earning 55.4 million views in it's first 24 hours, its is now also the fastest video to earn 100 million views, reaching the milestone in under four days following the release of the video on Friday, Nov. 30 at 3pm ET.

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Google Not The Only Large Search Engine You Ought To Know About

1While the vast majority of us rely on Google for our searching needs, we're also aware of a few other engines like Bing and Yahoo, as well as some other outliers. One major search engine artists over look when focusing on making their music discoverable, however, is the Russian search engine Yandex.

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This Week On The YouTube Music Charts: 'Mo Bamba,' 'All I Want For Christmas' and More

Youtube_logoSheck Wes’ track “Mo Bamba” ruled the YouTube Music charts landing at #1, Mariah Carey’s Christmas classic began climbing the charts, and Queen saw continued success after the release of their biopic.

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Growing A Music Career While Protecting Your Mental Health

1Sonny Stuart Winter shares advice for music industry hopefuls by recounting his experience from age 15 putting on  music events and how it led to a successful industry career. Later, he talks about the role of social media and mental health, and how they relate to the music business.

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SoundCloud Troll's DMCA Takedowns Demonstrates Weakness Of System

1DMCA takedown notices have received plenty of flack for their inaccuracy and rampant dissemination. Most recently trolls posing as rights holders have been able to take advantage of the DMCA's failure to closely look into any allegedly infringing material by getting them to issue takedown notices against completely legitimate content.

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Why Image Matters In The Spotify Age: Secretly Group Creative Director Explains

seDanny Ross sat down to chat with Robby Morris, the creative director of indie powerhouse the Secretly Group, which is responsible for the releases of Bon Iver, Angel Olsen, The War On Drugs and others about why image is so important in the streaming age.

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10 Covers That Creatively Transform The Original Song

1Covers are a a central idea of the western pop scene, often rising to become more famous than the original version of a song. Some of the best covers have been able to truly reimagine a song in a way which gives it a fresh meaning, or causes it to evoke and entirely different feel in the listener. Here we look at ten such examples.

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Losses Grow At Live Music Streamer LiveXLive

image from celebrityaccess.comLive music event streamer LiveXLive Media reported record revenue for their second fiscal quarter of 2019, but still missed Wall Street’s estimates. Revenue for the quarter came in at $7.97 million, up by 5% from the first quarter, when they cleared 7.62 million. However, the company missed the mark set by investment analysts, who had set a consensus of $8.33 million for the quarter.

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Latin Music Is Now YouTube's Dominate Genre

YouTube Music logoLatin music and artists have become a force to be reckoned with on YouTube. At the start of 2017 there were 5 videos from Latin artists in YouTube’s Billion Views Club, and as of today, there are 41. More than half of the top 100 most-viewed music videos of 2018 are Latin and 8 of the top 10 most-viewed music videos of 2018 feature Latin artists.

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Pirate Studios Raises $20M For Self-Serve Music Studios

pirate studiosPirate Studios has raised $20 million in new finding for its growing network of self-serve high tech music studios. Pirate operates  350 studios in 21 locations in London, New York and Berlin, with plans to grow internationally.

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Facebook Outage Reveals People Still Read News Other Ways, Would YouTube Outage Reveal Something Similar About Music?

3While YouTube has certainly moved in on the music industry in a major way, carving out a huge swathe of listens and views, a recent news outage at Facebook has suggested consumers may not be as dedicated to these major sites as was at first thought, and that, were YouTube to disappear, consumers would have no trouble moving on to greener pastures in order to get the music they crave.

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YouTube Music Charts 11.2-8.18: Ariana Grande Is #1, Linkin Park Passes 1B Views

YouTube Music logoOn the YouTube Music Charts this week, Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” reached #1 on the US Top Songs Chart, Linkin Park’s “Numb” crosses 1 billion views, and Queen continues up charts again  following the release of their biopic

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How I Created A $300 Fan Generated Music Video

1While creating music videos is an important segment of an artist's music promotion, such endeavors are frequently expensive and time-consuming. In this interview Ariel Hyatt speaks with Eli Lev about how he did things a little more frugally with the help of fans.

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90% Of Consumers In Spotify's Home Market Stream Music, But Only 43% Pay For It

FreemusicA new streaming music survey in the Nordic countries offers a look at what may be the best that Spotify and the music industry can hope for when it comes to paid versus free streaming.  Since streaming music was all but invented there, the Nordic countries of Norway, Finland, Denmark and Spotify's home country of Sweden, are considered to be streaming's most mature market. 

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MTV Acquires SnowGlobe Music Festival, Plans Global Live Music, Event Expansion

MTVMTV has acquired the SnowGlobe Music Festival, as part of a plan to expand the brand and business beyond TV. Held on New Year’s Eve, the annual event is held in South Lake Tahoe and with more than 20,000 fans for three days of music, action sports and interactive art.

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Facebook Launches Lasso: TicTok, Musically Video Clone With Massive Music Library

image from geeko.lesoir.beFacebook has launched Lasso, a much rumored clone of hugely popular short video lip sync app TicTok. The Musical.ly short music video app was acquired and incorporated into TicToc last year. 

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If You Want To Live Stream, Twitch Dwarfs YouTube [CHART]

TwitchWhile longform live streaming on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram is on the rise, their audience is still dwarfed by Twitch. While thought of as a gaming and esports platform, a lot more happens or could happen there. Savvy musicians like Drake have already experimented with the platform by playing a top gamer live, but that just scratches the surface of how the Amazon owned platform could be used to connect with fans.

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How To Premiere Your Next Video On YouTube

1Although only available to select creators for the moment, YouTube recently followed Facebook's lead by debuting a video premiere feature which allows viewers to watch a video together as soon as it's published. Here Chris Robley walks us through how it works.

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