Beatport has been making some aggressive moves of late, including a partnership to power an EDM channel on Spotify. Now, Beatport is aiming straight for Soundcloud and allowing anyone to upload tracks or a mix to the EDM-centric service.
Almost daily we get a press release announcing how Music Service X is differentiating itself from the competition. Since its missing Universal Music and a lot of current hits, Amazon Prime Music can't have the deepest catalog, but it can make its users feel 'special' with exclusives.
Vivendi has extended the contract of Universal Music CEO Lucian Grainge through 2020. "This plan will enable the company to maintain its profitable growth and continue to play a leading role in the transformation of the music industry," the company said in a statement The full text of the announcement:
Luke Bryan is debuting a song on social dating app Tinder. Bryan has placed 12 singles at No. 1 and sold 7.5 million albums with 30 million digital tracks He's been named Entertainer of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music (twice) and the Country Music Association.
In just over 3 years, Robert Sillermanbuilt SFX Entertainment into an EDM powerhouse. But since taking the company public in October 2013 and raising $260 million with the IPO, the company has seldom met investor expectations.
Since even before it launch, Apple Music has been using social media creatively to promote Beats 1. From "leaking" details to posting "exclusive" interviews on YouTube, Beats 1 and Apple Music are going wherever their audience goes.
Do you have what it takes to blaze your own trail in the music industry? Being a DIY musician requires an incredible amount of work, as well as a certain degree of tenacity and an ability to handle rejection. As lifestyles go, it's not for everyone.
Since Apple isn't sharing and any stats provided during a 90 day free trial would be suspect, we have no real idea how well Apple Music is doing. Tim Cook says "millions and millions"and one report claims that 10 million have signed up for a free trial. But signing up and using Apple Music are two different things, as stats from one indie music distributor suggest.
Today is the last day to get discount pricing to CD Baby's inaugural DIY Musician Conference. The DIY Musician Conference will take place October 23 - 25, at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel in downtown Chicago.
Get ready to cry tiers of subscription. Long touted as a largely free service, Soundcloud will soon be attempting to convert its free users into paid subscribers, owing to pressure from investors and labels.
Ever the Confusing One, Prince today debuted a new song on Spotify. Just four weeks ago, he had pulled all of his music off Spotify and other streaming music services, with the exception of Tidal and a few tracks Soundcloud. But today, Prince tweeted:
Garth Brooks' comeback tour has put him on top of Forbes’ annual “Country Cash Kings” ranking by a wide margin. And let's not forget that Brooks earned all this cash while keeping his music off all digital music services - streaming or download.
While there has been significant discussion of late over how streaming services pay artists and labels, the means by which publishers and songwriters are compensated has been shockingly absent from the conversation.
The Billions agency is hiring a marketing and artist development associate.Roll Call Records is looking for a day to day manager and Partisan Records is seeking a Director of Marketing. Details and other openings on Hypebot's Music Industry Jobs Board.
In Part 6 of his series, music business scholar and entrepreneur George Howard continues his interview with musician, artist and inventor Imogen Heap on her Blockchain inspired democratic artist technology platform and how it and similar efforts can revolutionize the music industry.
After a relatively brief run, the era of the MP3 is drawing to a close meaning that free downloads, one of the main incentives for getting fans to sign up for e-mails, no longer has much value. Here are a few other rewards that can be used to entice fans.
How can you land your band on the front page? This article offers unique insight into pitching and securing press and offers a detailed checklist of how to proceed when working to procure an appearance or feature for an artist.
Harnessing the power of engaged fans is at the center of many startups, particularly in music. The Physical Network has successfully extended that concept to music festival marketing in the EU and now their bringing it to the U.S.
Are we seeing more blurred lines controversy? For years Warner/Chappell have been collecting millions in royalties off of the song "Happy Birthday," but recent evidence, revealed last minute during a legal case involving the company, shows the song may actually belong in the public domain.
Pandora has taken multiple tacts in its effort to lower the royalties it pays to musicians, labels, publishers and other rightsholders, including lawsuits, lobbying and even buying a small South Dakota FM radio station.
With the increased presence of "mood" playlists on streaming services like Spotify, musical compilations have been becoming more and more popular. These compilations could represent one of the best ways for an artist to gain notice in 2015.