Music's $20M A Month Man: Spotify's Daniel Ek Shows Tim Westergren How It’s Done

1The industry gave a collective gasp of horror when founder Tim Westergren was pulling down $1,000,000 by selling of Pandora stock while simultaneously fighting artists with royalty loopholes. Chris Castle writes that Spotify's Daniel Ek is leaving Westergren in the financial dust with a monthly windfall of $20 million.

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Spotify + DistroKid On Road To A Two Sided Marketplace

image from musicindustryblog.files.wordpress.comWith news that Spotify had invested in DistroKid and offer it as a distribution conduit to other music services, came speculation as to the music streamer's greater motives.  MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan sees the move as part of Spotify’s strategy to work way up music's value chain by "a) removing some of the distribution component and b) entering into direct relationships with artists."  But how will the record labels react?

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Evaride Talks Hustling Their Way To A Debut Streaming Hit [INTERVIEW]

2Although already experienced musicians in some unusual ways, the band Evaride here sat down to talk with AWAL about their music and how they managed to hustle their way into debuting a streaming hit.

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SoundCloud Makes DJ's Lives Easier with Native Instruments, Serato, Virtual DJ, DEX3, Mixvibes, Hercules Integrations

SoundCloud_logo (1)SoundCloud has partnered with Native Instruments, Serato, Virtual DJ, DEX3, Mixvibes and Hercules, to connect its music catalog with these popular DJ performance software platforms.

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How To Make A Band Seem More Professional (On The Cheap)

1If you're a local band that's still a little rough around the edges, getting anyone to care about your music or show an interest outside your immediate family and friends can be difficult. That said, here are a few ways to give your band that professional sheen without breaking the bank.

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Music in Media Awards Names 2019 Nominees

Cropped-HMMA-logo-512x512-1The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) has announced its 2019 nominees for music in film, TV, video games, commercials and trailers. With over 500 submissions, nominees were chosen from around the world in genres of music for film, TV and video games, including dramatic feature, sci-fi/ fantasy, documentary and animation.

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