Mastering Spotify is crucial if you want to build a vibrant fanbase. Spotify is the predominant streaming service with 140 Million users in 60 countries (according to Expanded Ramblings). Every artist wants to be on a Spotify playlist.
The ethereum network has been getting a lot of hype lately, which is mostly due to the nearly 4,000 percent increase in the price of ether, its native cryptocurrency, since the beginning of the year.
A few weeks after the release of Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble,” the hard-charging lead single on his fourth album Damn., the song landed at No. 1 on Billboard’s streaming chart. It’s been on the chart ever since, never falling below No.
When it comes to making music time is one of the most valuable (and most misused) resources available. Here Jesse Cannon describes how “phased check-ins” can be used in place of deadlines to get the most out of a creative, whether they’re an obsessive or an underachiever.
YouTube has long been a target for the music industry due to what it considers the platform’s low royalty payments despite the vast amount of music hosted on the site.
The three major labels – Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music – saw their collective recorded-music revenue from streaming grow to just under $1.3bn in the second quarter of 2017. That represents 38.5% growth year-on-year, with the three label groups now collectively making $14.
Lyor Cohen’s blog defending YouTube’s approach to music copyright has been met with outcry across the entertainment industry – and nowhere more stridently than in Irving Azoff’s office.
The rapper Killa Sin didn’t think he was contributing verses to a Wu-Tang Clan record a few years ago when he stood before a microphone in a hotel room in Staten Island, N.Y.
Sonic treasure troves. Vinyl might have a rep for being a notoriously expensive endeavour, but right now hundreds of thousands of records are sitting, waiting to be played, from listening stations and audio set-ups designed exactly for this purpose.
The Grammys have a hard-earned reputation for being out-of-touch with the modern music listener. But they’re working incredibly hard to fix that image.
The MBW Review gives our take on some of the music biz’s biggest recent goings-on. This time, we consider the power of new music makers on Spotify – and whether the streaming platform itself could ever really threaten the majors. The MBW Review is supported by FUGA.
Musicians aren’t likely to get rich from selling records today, unlike their 20th Century predecessors – and one man saw it all coming a long time ago. So singer-songwriter Sam York went to ask him if the future will be better for musicians, or worse.
In advance of speaking at a panel on the issue, Benji rogers here speaks with Midemblog about blockchain technology’s potential for solving industry copyright issues, how it has already positively affected the music business, and what sort of role it will play in the future.
Today, Spotify announced a new multi-year licensing deal with Merlin, the “global music rights agency” at the helm of independent music.
Much has been made of Spotify’s imminent IPO, but a new report suggests the streaming service is instead considering a different approach – through a direct listing on a US stock exchange.
The MBW Review gives our take on some of the music biz’s biggest recent goings-on. This time, we drill down into exciting new stats from the US, which shows a market recovery in overdrive last year. The MBW Review is supported by FUGA.
The music business has become a big data business. With millions of songs streaming every day from countless internet and mobile platforms. The creators who made and the companies that financed those recordings are supposed to get paid . Set aside how much.
Online radio goes analogue. London-based online radio station Soho Radio is installing a portable cutting lathe in its studio to cut a series of live sessions direct-disc.
Warner Music Group is now a proud member of the $1bn streaming club. The company announced today that its recorded music operation generated $311m from the likes of Spotify and Apple Music in the three months ending December 31 last year.
The state of the current music startups scene was a big theme at the recent NY:LON Connect conference that Music Ally and the Music Business Association co-organised.
Spotify has signed a lease for a huge New York office at Four World Trade Center – where it will create over 1,000 jobs. The streaming company has committed to taking 378,000 square feet on floors 62-72 of the skyscraper – more than double the size of its current NY base.
Musician Kate Nash has sparked a discussion about Snapchat’s music-licensing strategy, after she claimed that the company was using her song ‘Foundations’ in one of its lenses without paying her for the rights.
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