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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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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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Apple Music Cuts New Warner Music Group Licensing Deal At Lower Rate, Sony Reportedly Next

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Apple Music has followed Spotify’s lead in pushing for lower payments to artists and labels. Warner Music Group has become the first major label to agree to the lower rates from Apple, according to reports surfacing late yesterday. Warner Music Group has signed a new licensing deal with Apple Music, Bloomberg first reported yesterday. The agreement, which […]

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What song have you heard that has caused you to experience frisson?

THIS Is What It Means If You Get Chills While Listening To Music Guest Post By: RAVEN FON  You Know That Feeling When Your Skin Tingles From Hearing A Certain Song? Well It Turns Out That Getting Chills From Music Holds A Significant Meaning. I know you’ve had it happen to you- a certain song comes […]

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THE THREE ERAS OF PAID STREAMING

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Guest post by: Mark Mulligan of MIDIA Streaming has driven such a revenue renaissance within the major record labels that the financial markets are now falling over themselves to work out where they can invest in the market, and indeed whether they should. For large financial institutions, there are not many companies that are big enough to […]

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New Analysis Calculates, Compares Per Stream Payouts From Major Streaming Platforms

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(Via Hypebot) – Data crunchers Information Is Beautiful caused a stir last year when they waded through data from indie artists to determine the indeterminable – what streaming services actually pay per stream. Now, they’re back with an updated and eye-opening analysis. Trying to figure out exactly how much a streaming service pays per stream is […]

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Music Pushes to Innovate Beyond Streaming, But Investors Play It Safe: Analysis

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Guest Post By Cherie Hu | July 24, 2017 11:58 AM EDT Getty Images Taking a look at the gap between music accelerators and venture capitalists in 2017. If you’re confused about how exactly music tech is doing in 2017, I don’t blame you. On one hand, some previously dominant music-tech stars are falling prey to money […]

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How To Get Verified On Spotify, Apple Music

How To Get Verified On Spotify, Apple Music Guest post by Leticia Trandafir of Landr So after years of making tracks in the studio and sharing drafts here and there, I finally decided to do my own music distribution. I mastered my track, entered my info and uploaded my album art. I hit send, got approved, and there it was! […]

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