Category: Music Business

Music Business

Billboard Has NOT Decided To Include YouTube Plays In Chart Calculations [UPDATE]

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Despite a widely circulated report that YouTube plays would be added to Billboard’s chart calculations, no firm decision has been made, industry sources tell Hypebot. In fact, given the backlash, it may not happen at all. A reported decision to add YouTube plays, including user generated videos, to Billboard’s chart calculations, drew heavy backlash yesterday from […]

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Record Labels Are (Kind Of) Dead. Long Live Label Services!

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As the role and relevance of record labels has changed over time, new opportunities have also emerged in the music business, something which these two ex-major label guys are using to their advantage – and helping out their clients in any way they can along the way. Guest post by Glenn Peoples, Music Insights and Analytics […]

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Music And Technology: 4 Disrupters You MUST Pay Attention To

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As the music industry continues its second year of promising recovery following the disruption of the digital marketplace and embraces streaming as the dominant form of music consumption, the question is already being raised – what technology will be the next industry disruptor. Guest post by Sergey Bludov, Senior Vice President of Media and Entertainment Practice at DataArt […]

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Music Business

Apple Music Now Has “Well Over 30 Million” Subscribers

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Apple Music has “well over” 30 million subscribers, executives Jimmy Iovine, Zane Lowe, and Larry Jackson told Billboard this week.  That’s up from 27 million in June, but is still outpaced by Spotify which grew from 50 million paid subscribers in March to 60 Million as of July. Total Spotify active users (freemium and paid) […]

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Digital Marketer Darren Hemmings Talks Online Branding, Music Marketing Strategies

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Here digital marketing veteran and former head of digital marketing at [PIAS] shares his knowledge of online branding for artists, marketing strategies, and the use of bots. Guest post by Veselina Gerova of The Message Behind The Artist is a Q&A style interview series featuring the people behind the artists; the marketing heroes you don’t hear about that often. […]

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New Spotify Songwriter Lawsuits, Legal Filings Threaten Streaming Driven Music Industry Recovery

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The recorded music industry is in the midst of a renaissance thanks to revenue from a single source – streaming. But a growing string of lawsuits filed by songwriters and publishers, and an aggressive new legal tactic by Spotify, threatens the company’s pending IPO and could derail the industry’s delicate recovery. Over the last year, […]

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Vivian Campbell Shares Upside Of Music Piracy For Def Leppard

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Coming off a long summer of touring, Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell here weighs in on his twenty-five years in the group, what the experience has been like, and what the band has described as an ‘upside’ to music piracy. Guest post by Shivani Patel om the SymphonicBlog It’s now been 25 years since Vivian Campbell joined Def Leppard, stepping in […]

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Facebook Offering Labels, Publishers “Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars” For Music Rights

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Facebook is offering major record labels and music publishers millions of dollars for limited rights to their catalog, according to a new report. The offer comes alongside efforts by the social network to create its own content ID system and ongoing licensing talks with music industry. Guest Post Via Hypebot Facebook is offering major record […]

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Austin Welcomes New Short Run Vinyl Pressing Plant

Further evidence that the return of vinyl is as strong as ever, the city of Austin will soon see a new vinyl pressing plant known as Gold Rush Vinyl – this is good news for indie acts who often have lengthy waits when ordering their music on vinyl. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 I guess […]

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3 Positive Ways To Use Community Involvement To Boost A Career In Music

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Having a strong community connection at your back can do wonders for bolstering your career in the music business. Here we specifically look at the power of local community, whether its a tiny town or a major city, and how to take advantage of the opportunities right in front of you. Guest post by Angela Mastrogiacomo of […]

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