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to focus on growing its user base, Pandora's losses
widened in the first quarter ending March 31, posting
a net loss of $48.3 million, or 23 cents per diluted
share, a 67 percent increase from the $28.9 million it
lost in the corresponding period last year. However,
the digital radio service's revenue continues to grow,
bringing in $230.8 million, an 18.8 percent increase
over the $194.3 million generated in the first quarter
a year after announcing its purchase of Beats -- both its
successful premium headphones division and its
nascent-at-the-time, now-hibernating streaming service -- for
$3 billion, Apple is inching closer and closer to unveiling
its much-anticipated revamp of that streaming service.
row over streaming music royalties is getting louder. Players
on both sides of the debate are gearing up for a key hearing
next week in Washington that will help determine the digital
royalty rates dictated by federal law.
So here you are. Faced with what seems like it could be a good opportunity. You have a decision to make and this could change everything you thought you knew or maybe it won’t. There really is no way to know. So you jump back and forth – what lies behind Door A could lead to
Spotify valuation ($8.4 billion) calculated by Wall Street
Journal, based on an upcoming, $400 million+ capital round led
by Goldman Sachs. US-based recording valuation for
2014 ($6.72 billion) published this month by recording trade
strategic partnership with Believe Digital will provide
TuneCore Artists with an opportunity to tap into Believe
Digital's comprehensive global services, providing a truly
modern, DIY record label experience with ground support across
the globe. Artists will have access to a wider digital
distribution network and more tools and services to empower
them to succeed and increasing the opportunities to get more
music heard by more people in more locations.
Tuesday, April 21st websites that aren’t mobile friendly
will be penalized. Google searches made from mobile devices
will lower the rankings of non-friendly sites, and will boost
the ranking of sites that are mobile optimized.
for dead by most investors and pundits, the surviving Big
Three labels–Warner, Universal and Sony–have quietly
muscled out stakes of the hottest digital entertainment
startups, including 10% to 20%, collectively, of the
established streaming services, such as Spotify and Rdio.
Terms are similarly stark for younger startups: The labels
take stakes for free or on the cheap, and then often give
themselves the right to buy larger chunks at deep discounts to
market later on. It’s not just streaming:
Thornton and his band the Boxmasters were on hand
Saturday to announce "The Year of the Louisiana
Hayride," an initiative spearheaded by
entertainer/entrepreneur Maggie Warwick to reestablish
the Louisiana Hayride as a weekly radio and TV show.
1976 Copyright Act provides for the termination of
copyright transfers. It entitles content creators to
reclaim their copyrights - regardless of any contract
stating otherwise –after certain time periods. So,
even if an author, artist, musician, photographer or
songwriter signed a contract which purports to
transfer all rights in a work for perpetuity, the
Copyright Act provides that the author of the work can
terminate that grant and demand that the rights revert
in a shorter period of time.
Although streaming is on the rise, the worldwide music business dropped by .4% in 2014, enough to fall under $15 billion for the first time to $14.97 billion, according to figures just released by the INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE PHONOGRAPHIC INDUSTRY. Back in 1999, at its peak, the worldwide record industry generated some $26.6 billion in annual income.
you read the following article, keep in mind what this will do
to the independent artist, radio, and music business.
The politicians do not have a clue of what is going on and are
in the hip pockets of the BIG 3 lobbying efforts. If
this effort passes it will put the final squeeze on the
independents and terrestrial radio as was once known.
photos are a huge component of a musician’s marketing and
branding. It’s necessary to have just the right images to
effectively market your music and its message. A lot of
mistakes are made by independent artists when securing
United States Telecom Association, an industry group
that represents companies including AT&T and
Verizon, said Monday that it has filed suit to block
the FCC's new Internet traffic rules in the U.S. Court
of Appeals for District of Columbia.
has previously raised $500 million, though that money has
largely been burned through. At roughly $900 million in
aggregate financing, Spotify now carries an incomprehensible
valuation of $8.2
billion.“The money-losing company needs the
cash to support its costly business model of paying nearly 70%
of its revenue to rights holders as royalties.”
ad-free subscription service is finally arriving. YouTube
Music Key already exists for ad-free music, but the new
service will remove ads from all videos. Sources
also say creators must accept YouTube’s new terms, or their
videos will be made ‘private’.
anti-royalty resolutions have stopped legislation in its
tracks for the past two sessions of Congress. But for the
first time in five years advocates of a performance royalty on
FM/AM airplay believe they have a strong enough hand to again
embark down the legislative path.