Lie #1: Great music will naturally find its audience. The Lie: The greatest music and artists will eventually connect with their audiences, naturally, thanks to a perfectly-lubricated, social, and borderless internet. Click headline for all 13.
After just three days, iTunes Radio has 11 million unique listeners. After more than 8 years, Pandora has 72 million active listeners.At the current adoption rate, iTunes Radio will be just as big as Pandora after one month.Pandora's shares just sank more than 10 percent.The iTunes Radio product, despite being just launched, is already superior, with fewer and less intrusive ads, a cleaner interface, broader recommendation options, and a far better download integration.
The shareholder law firms are circling the $260 million CUMULUS-DIAL GLOBAL/WESTWOODONE deal, with one lawsuit filed and another firm announcing investigations of the deal for breach of fiduciary duty. BRODSKY AND SMITH LLC, with named plaintif
Like every genre of music, country has its fans and its detractors. But when those detractors include some of the format’s own hit-making artists, country might well be grappling with an image problem even as it enjoys some of its biggest successes in both radio ratings, record sales, and touring boxscores.
If Pandora isn't very, very afraid, they should be. Because after just three days on the market, Apple is already catching up. "Over 11 million unique listeners have already tuned in to iTunes Radio since launch with the most listened to song being 'Hold On, We’re Going Home' by Drake," Apple confirmed to Digital Music News by email this morning.
Google Trends shows what we already know: subscription services are increasingly popular while interest in paid downloads has peaked. But Google Trends, a Google service that graphs the frequency of search terms, also shows the popularity of music services in relation to one another.
The ruling by the ASCAP rate court handed down on late Sept. 17 says the performance rights organization blanket license must include all of its repertoire, including the songs of the publishers trying to withdraw the digital rights. But the ruling has broad implications beyond the Pandora dispute.
iTunes Radio, after much chatter and speculation, has finally gone live as a feature in Apple Inc.’s new iOS 7 operating system, which also featured a new configuration of iTunes itself.
The New York ASCAP rate court has come down in favor of Pandora in a ruling that says that the performance right organization blanket license has to include all of its repertoire.
That means that the all the publishers who have pulled their digital rights from the performance rights organizaton--i.e., Sony/ATV, EMI, Universal Music Group, and BMG--will in fact be licensed through the ASCAP license and their separate deals are not in effect, until the Pandora license ends on Dec, 31, 2015.
In June 2012, DMN reported a new, private licensing deal between Clear Channel and Big Machine. That deal shook up the industry by doing two significant and unprecedented things: first, it circumvented the statutory license, and SoundExchange, for the first time ever. Second, it established a terrestrial performance right – a right that not only doesn't exist under the current copyright laws, but which has been hotly contested in the music industry for decades.
On-demand music service Rdio and broadcast radio network Cumulus Media have entered into a partnership that will provide Rdio reach and resources and give Cumulus an additional online platform for its content.
In a Tweet (what else?), the Silicon Valley micro-blogging service said it had filed papers with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission outlining a proposal to sell shares in the company on the open market. Those looking for details of its planned offering will be disapponted as the documents were submitted "confidentially," the company said.
DEBUTS UPGRADED IPHONE 5S, LOWER
For the first time since introducing the device that changed cellphones forever, Apple will offer two distinct versions of the latest iPhones - a cheaper iPhone 5C made of plastic that will start at $99; and the iPhone 5S that aims to be "the gold standard of smartphones."
Broadcast Music, Inc. today announced that the BMI Board of Directors has unanimously elected Michael O’Neill as Chief Executive Officer effective September 16, 2013. O'Neill will also become a member of the Board. O’Neill succeeds BMI’s current President and CEO, Del Bryant, who announced his desire to step down earlier this year after almost 42 years of continuous service to the company. O’Neill will assume the title of President upon Bryant’s retirement in June 2014.
Ever wondered why some super talented musicians don’t get the fanbase and recognition they ‘deserve’, while other not as talented musicians get a lot more exposure and seen in all the right places? Well while there could be a number of different reasons for this, one of the most common is that successful person’s ability to handle the business side of the music industry. More specifically, they probably know how to market themselves well.
There's a simple reason why this is happening, of course: Spotify is burning a ton of cash at an extremely aggressive and probably unsustainable rate. According to recently-released financial statements, the company has burned through than $206 million since 2008 alone, which doesn't even count 2013. Total financing, since inception, is 'just' $288 million, according to Crunchbase.
Hey guys, today I’m going to show you how to make a top music website which will allow you to better turn visitors into fans, capture their details for future contact, and effectively make more money from your music career. I’ve already show you how to set your site up from scratch, so I won’t be talking about that again (use that guide if you haven’t already got a music website). What I didn’t cover in that guide however, is how to structure your site to make the most of your visitors.
George Strait will announce the final leg of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour on Monday, Sept. 9 during a live press conference from the AT&T Stadium (home of the Dallas Cowboys).