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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 Pillars Of A Successful Artist Brand

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While some artists may be uncomfortable with the notion, an artist is a brand whether they like it or not. Outlined here are the three main pillars which can make or break the success of any given artist’s brand. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 One of the problems with the process of developing an artist […]

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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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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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Warner Music Acquires Spinnin’ Records For Reported $100 Million

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Warner Music Group has acquired independent electronic music label Spinnin’ Records, the music group announced this morning. Headquartered in the Netherlands and founded in 1999, Spinnin’ Records is also home to successful music publishing and management divisions. Warner Music Group has acquired Netherland’s based independent electronic music label Spinnin’ Record and its off shoot music […]

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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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