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Why Every Musician Should Be Playing More House Concerts

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While the dream of many aspiring musicians may be playing a packed stadium, getting to that point is a lengthy process, and playing any official venue, even a small one, has countless other expenses and challenges built in, one of the many reasons a house concert can seem so appealing. Guest post from the ReverbNation Blog […]

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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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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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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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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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Music Business

BMG Reports Impressive 28% Revenue Gain

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BMG continued to expand its market position in the first six months of the 2017 financial year, according to financial results released this week. Overall revenue increased by 28% t to €233 million / USD $265.5 million. BMG Financial Report Highlights BMG acquires the BBR Music Group, securing a relevant position in the lucrative country […]

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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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