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an artist or creator in the entertainment industry you do not
need to know everything about the business in order to
succeed, but you should hire people who do. When I was a
teenage recording artist back in the late 70’s, I can
remember being intimidated by the “suits”. Now that I am
on the other side of the desk, I have a broader perspective. I
am here to tell you that those “suits” can help you;
provided, however, that like any other aspect of your life,
you use your instincts in making your selection.
Wednesday morning, Spotify live streamed their press
conference via Twitter’s new live stream app Periscope. I
tuned in just as Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek took the stage.
Just 2,000 other Periscopers caught the live stream which
lasted just under an hour before it mysteriously ended mid
music continues to invest in big data. Pandora announced
Tuesday it has agreed to acquire Next Big Sound, a music
analytics company that tracks social and streaming activity.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.“The combination of
Pandora’s listening data and Next Big Sound’s analytical
capabilities will create a vital source of data,” said
Pandora CEO Brian McAndrews.
what’s in this contract? For starters, Sony’s agreement
included a Most Favored Nation Clause that guaranteed that
other labels wouldn’t get a better deal. Sony was able to bring
an independent auditor in every year to make sure of this.
And, it really is all about the BIG 3!
an image consultant, I’ve seen too many artists who have
gone out and purchased clothing for a shoot without first
consulting a wardrobe stylist. Either the clothes are too big,
too small, not the right color for the backdrop(s), or not
even a style that corresponds with their brand or their music.
and Starbucks Coffee Company will begin a multi-year music
program to make “the barista the DJ,” in the words of Spotify CEO
Daniel Ek, essentially turning over control of in-store music
to the coffee makers at Starbucks’ 7,000 U.S. stores.
Pandora immediately denounced the finding by
Judge Louis Stanton that it should pay 2.5
percent of revenue for the BMI blanket license
and vowed to appeal, the music publishing
community praised the decision.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has now
unconditionally approved Pandora’s acquisition of
KXMZ-FM, a tiny radio station in South Dakota. The
acquisition allows Pandora to pay even lower royalties
to publishers and songwriters.
has seeded the third beta version of its upcoming iOS
8.4 update, with most of the new tweaks centered
around the music app as the company gears up to launch
its Beats-driven streaming service next month.
Gimble, one of the greatest and most influential fiddlers to
ever pick up a bow, died Saturday morning in Dripping Springs,
Texas, due to complications from several strokes he had
suffered in recent years. He was 88 years old and had played
on recordings by everyone from Bob Wills to George Strait.
Music Publishers' Association President and CEO David
Israelite announced that NMPA has negotiated the terms of a
Rights Agreement with SoundCloud for the benefit of NMPA's
independent music publisher members.