Beyoncé, Jay-Z Release Surprise Joint Album As Tidal Exclusive [VIDEO]

Beyonce_JayZ_apeshitBeyoncé and Jay-Z  surprised fans and the industry with the release of their first joint album on Saturday afternoon. The announcement came at the end of the duo’s London show on their joint "On the Run Tour II" with the casual announcement: “Album Out Now.”

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Sony, Orchard Share $750M Spotify Windfall With Indie Artists, Labels Regardless Of Recoupment

image from openclipart.orgSony Music will begin sending checks sharing its $750 million windfall from the sale of Spotify stock with the independent artists it distributes through its Orchard subsidiary as soon as August.

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Snapchat Gets Musical with BandsInTown, Patreon, Pandora, SoundHound, Eventbrite More

SNAPCHAT[UPDATED] Music related services including BandsInTown, Patreon, Eventbrite, Pandora and SoundHound are among the first to take advantage of Snap Kit, a new developer platform connecting Snapchat with apps and services.These early integrations open the popular social network up in exciting ways for musicians, marketers and fans.

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Arcade Fire, Sloan Among Polaris Music Prize Nominees

Polaris Prize logo 2018The Polaris Music Prize announced its ‘long list’ of nominations for 2018, with artists such as Arcade Fire, Gordon Downie, Sloan and U.S. Girls making the cut. 225 albums were considered by the 203 member jury for Long List selection.

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Facebook Enters The Music Fray

1Finally following through on a long-term threat, Facebook is finally making its move into the music business, announcing that videos shared/uploaded by users of the platform and containing the copyrighted works of popular artists will now be legally licensed. Additionally, Facebook is horning in on Musical.ly's territory with a feature called 'Lip Sync Live'.

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