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Streaming Music Payment Rates Drop 9%, Apple Music Gains

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Musician and artists advocate David Lowery has been sharing an analysis of the streaming royalties that he receives as the principle songwriter and leader of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven since 2014.  Every year they offer an important snapshot of trends that effect all artists and rightsholders. Guest Post By David Lowery of The Trichordist   We first did […]

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YouTube Adds Restrictions To External Links In Videos

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YouTube no longer allows creators to add external links unless they are part of its official YouTube Partner program. The change, apparently made to curb outward linking abuse, is a blow to musicians just starting to build their channel following. It also affects creators who prefer to have no ads on their channel, or who […]

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Is Music Streaming Really Worth $28 Billion?

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A new Goldman Sachs report claims that Universal Music is worth $23.5 billion and that the paid streaming market will be worth $28 billion in 2030. That’s almost double the size of the entire recorded music business in 2016.  Analyst Mark Mulligan dives into the numbers. Guest post by music industry analyst Mark Mulligan of MIDiA Goldman Sachs […]

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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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The Indie Musician’s Guide To Digital Distribution

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Guest Post By Budi Voogt, founder of Heroic Recordings, artist manager and author of The SoundCloud Bible. This article will help you overcome the difficult subject that is digital music distribution. Want to know how to choose from the great amount of different distributors, figure out which one is best for you and make sure that […]

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BMG Launches Royalty Tracking App

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BMG has partnered with a team of their songwriter clients to launch a new app to provide artists and rightsholders with up-to-date worldwide information on the value and source of their income from their music. Guest Post via Celebrity Access The new app, connected to BMG’s royalties portal MyBMG, is based on the latest MyBMG 3.0 web […]

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A Mini Finance Guide For Indie Musicians

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  Whether you’re just getting into the industry or have been at it for a while, chances are good that you’ll run into some challenges funding your career. Here we look at a mini-guide on how to better steer your finances.   Guest post by Michelle Aguilar of the TuneCore Blog [Editors Note: This blog article was written by Michelle […]

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5 Unexpected Cities Seeing A Live Music Renaissance

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As the popularity of live music continues to grow in expected places like New York and Los Angeles, smaller less likely seeming cities are also seeing a dramatic spike in their live music markets. Here we look at five such dark horses of the live music industry Guest post by Rachel Grate of Eventbrite Live music is a […]

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How A Full-time Solo Pianist Made A Living Via Streaming Royalties

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Here Michele McLaughlin, a full time solo pianist explains how she has been able to successfully earn a living from the royalties earned through the streaming of her music. Here Chris Robley chats with her about the opportunities her music has found on streaming platforms. Guest post by Chris Robley of DIY Musician I remember as a kid, […]

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