Category: Music Technology

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Spotify Decides That Streaming Does Not Equal Reproduction, Distribution

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Today’s music industry is the Wild, Wild, West and nowhere is this seen more evidently than with respect to new challenges to old copyright laws. In what is turning into a defining battle with rightsholders, Spotify is now arguing that streaming is not the same as either reproduction or distribution and therefore not subject to […]

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Ahead Of iPhone 8 Announcement, Apple Music Finally Gains Traction With iOS Users

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Music Watch and Hypebot will be covering next Tuesday’s iPhone 8 announcement live on Twitter, even though the rumors we’re hearing about Apple Music and iTunes announcements seem fairly minor.  But whatever is revealed next week it clear that Apple’s music streamer is finally gaining traction with its core audience.   By analyst Russ Crupnick of MusicWatch September 12 […]

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Next Big Sound Adds Social Media and Streaming Data Notifications

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The sheer quantity of noise on social media can make effective data tracking a challenge for any artist or manager, and keeping handle on it can often seem like a full time job. Here we look at how to set up a notification system that allows you to avoid missing anything on your social media […]

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Get Familiar With YouTube’s New Monetization Icons

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In recent month YouTube has begun putting in place a new set of guidelines and controls to give advertisers more control and awareness surrounding where there ads are placed. This change is designed to recover advertisers’ trust following the placement of their ads overtop of inappropriate and/or hateful videos, and it seems, thus far, to […]

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New Spotify, Apple Music, Hulu and Label Deals Mean Musicians Will Be Paid Less

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New deals between the major labels and the streaming music services, alongside the introduction of deeply discounted streaming bundles, may eventually move more mainstream consumers from free users to paying customers. But the short and medium effect is less money for many artists and perhaps the labels that signed these agreements.  The major labels have […]

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Instagram Adds “Go LIVE With A Friend” And It’s Perfect For Direct Artist To Fan Engagement

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Instagram has added the ability to add a guest to a live stream; and it provides the perfect free platform for direct artist to fan engagement. “Go LIVE With A Friend” launches today for some and will rollout globally to all Instagram users in the coming months.  Instagram had added “Go LIVE With A Friend.” […]

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Great Instagram Practices For Indie Artists

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While the importance of Instagram can be elusive or confusing for some, the platform relevance in the music industry is undeniable. Using the platform effectively can be a challenge for many indie artists, so we here look at some of the best practices to employ in order to get the most out of the platform. […]

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Dubset Makes Sony First Major Label Legalized For Remixing

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Often containing samples of multiple pre-existing tracks, remixes and DJ sets have historically been legally difficult for streaming services to allow, but a new deal between rights clearance startup and major label Sony could be paving the way to changing all that. Guest post by Ta’Rikah Jones of SymphonicBlog Spotify and Apple Music could soon get the legal […]

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Merlin Has Paid Out $1 BILLION To Indie Labels

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Merlin Has Paid Out $1 BILLION To Indie Labels Merlin, the global digital music rights agency for 20,000 indie labels and distributors from 53 countries, has announced its billionth dollar in distributions, since launching in May of 2008. With all of its payments coming from music streaming, this milestone points to a promising future for […]

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New Music Degrees and Certificates at CCA

This past Friday, August 25, 2017 was an extraordinary day. This day marked my 2nd anniversary working at the Community College of Aurora in Aurora, CO. On this day, our esteemed Curriculum Committee approved my first two Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Program CTE Certificates and A.A.S. Degrees: Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Program (MEE) Initial Certificates […]

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