Radio plans to be the dominant product in the
connected car of the future, and CEO Jim Meyer
expects that by the end of the decade about 70
percent of new automobiles in the U.S. will come
with an embedded modem.
the first counterintuitive rule. Increasing your
fan base via Instagram is 20% about having 20 to
30 great pictures and 80% searching hashtags. I
will explain this further but for now, all I am
saying is you don’t need to post photographs
every day to grow your account. In fact, that
won’t help new fans discover you at all.
Music Entertainment, which currently has Calvin Harris,
Kygo, Madeon, and Daft Punk on its roster of electronic
music talent, has reevaluated its stance of free streaming
services. In light of Taylor Swift pulling her music from
Spotify, the company’s Chief Financial Officer had a lot
to say about the industry powerhouse’s stance.
signs have been pointing to a dramatic shift for
Beats Music now that they’re owned by Apple. iTunes,
iTunes Radio, and Beats Music are currently operating side
by side under the eye of Ian Rogers.
reports suggested that the Beats Music brand would be
changed or axed, perhaps through an iTunes merger.
Now we have a glimpse at what could be in store.
New York federal court ruled that New York State law
protects public performance rights in sound recordings.
Although the defendant in the case was SiriusXM
Satellite Radio, which is a digital service, the ruling
would appear to apply to any radio station,
nightclub, or any other venue that plays recorded music
in New York.
FCC Commissioner MICHAEL O'RIELLY told a meeting of the U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE's Telecom and E-Commerce Committee that he expects the new Republican-controlled Congress and Senate to be "very active on communications-related issues."
By now you’ve probably
noticed that your Facebook views, likes, and everything
else on your brand’s page have been reduced
dramatically. This could send you into a panic since
you’re going to naturally assume you’re doing
something wrong or, worse, offended somebody and
didn’t know it.
a year of rumors, false starts and belabored label
negotiations, YouTube’s streaming subscription service,
Music Key, will arrive Nov. 17 through invite-only beta in
the United States and select European territories. With
agreements from all three major labels and the bulk of the
indies, a $9.99 monthly price tag ($7.99 for initial
invites) for an ad-free subscription and offline
functionality, Music Key is Google’s bid to put a video
spin -- with the mood-based playlists of Songza, which it
acquired in July -- on a streaming-music market dominated by
audio-only players like Spotify and SoundCloud.
to details disclosed by
the Hollywood Reporter, power-manager Irving
Azoff is now threatening to remove the works of 42
superstar-level artists from YouTube, including The Eagles,
Pharrell Williams, Boston, Foreigner, John Lennon, Smokey
Robinson, Chris Cornell, and George and Ira Gershwin.
total, these artists represent a catalog of roughly 20,000
Swift’s new album, 1989, is my jam this month. As an
independent musician, studying The Swift is like a study in
everything a musician can do right on a grassroots level.
The weird part? She’s arguably the biggest pop star in the
world at the moment, and she just sold 1.2 million albums
this week…in a year when NO ONE ELSE has gone platinum. In
fact, her first week sales numbers have consistently gone UP
when it’s trending downward for everyone else. Let’s
examine this, shall we?
and YouTube have finally unveiled their long-simmering music
streaming solution, rumored for over a year now, and it's...
YouTube. The company has made its streaming service less
like a streaming service and more like a new section of the
video behemoth, bolstered by licensing deals with the three
major labels and "hundreds of indies," according
to a spokesperson (more on that below) -- advertisements on
non-video music, and a series of features intended to make
finding music and organizing those preferences
works composed by popular musicians including The
Eagles, Pharrell Williams, Boston, Foreigner, John
Lennon, Smokey Robinson, Chris Cornell and George
and Ira Gershwin could be headed off YouTube.
Media has partnered with Live Nation to create a digital
content platform for mobile, web, and television. The
platform will focus on live music and will roll out “to
all major markets” in nine languages. It will go live in
2015. The platform will
feature original content, long and short form video series,
editorial, live digital music experiences created with
artists, documentaries. They’ll also sell stuff on the
platform, including tickets.
is the future, whether people like it or not. Within five
years it will be ubiquitous,” Jonathan Dickins said on the
closing day of the Web Summit tech conference, which took
place in Dublin on Thursday (Nov. 6). For an artist
that needs discovering, anyone who has got a real good
album, but is very niche, I think streaming is great for
is easy to forget as a busy artist or manager the large and
very important differences that make artists artists and
industry industry. We work together closely every day, but
to truly maximize the greatness of this partnership it’s
important we all keep in mind the very real differences.
What is an Artist? What is a Manager?
it’s important to take a step back and remind ourselves
what we want from live music. Mark Knight is the founder of Right
Chord Music, a company set up to bring the
discipline of brand marketing to band marketing. In this
article Mark critically examines the way grassroots live
music is promoted. Mark identifies the roles of the key
stakeholders and suggests how they could work together more
effectively in the future.
distributed a record $267 million in the third
quarter, up 74 percent over the prior-year period
and 39.7 percent higher than the $161 million
distributed in the second quarter. The number of
payees -- both record labels and performing artists
-- increased 21 percent.
days on the internet, it’s all about content. Companies
pay big bucks to people who craft everything from blogs to tweets and Facebook posts;
forward-thinking brands even shell out thousands for Vine videos
and fun Instagram photos.
Having interesting, relevant, and most importantly,
shareable content is key these days – the more you have,
the more eyeballs go to your site, your social network
profiles, and your brand. Content is the new
advertising, and the world isn’t looking back.
the next two years, Congress could decide if
pre-1972 recordings get a digital performance right,
determine if record labels get a performance right
at terrestrial radio, and review the Department of
Justice's rules for ASCAP and BMI.
not the ones that will subscribe to
YouTube’s upcoming music subscription service. It’s
the one’s that won’t, and will never
pay for streaming as long as YouTube’s free service is
available. “Just 7% consumers say they would pay for
a YouTube subscription service without ads and including
extra content (little surprise considering Google makes it
so easy for consumers to get apps like AdBlock and YouTube
rippers),” relayed MiDIA researcher Mark Mulligan.
creating an effective music marketing plan, so far we have
discussed building a solid and complete online
foundation and outlined strategies for a
release launch. Now it is time to kick back and
relax for a little while before starting to write material
for the next album that you’ll release a year or two down
the road right. Couldn’t be further from the truth!
the nation’s leading provider of rights management
solutions for the music industry, and TIDAL, a music
streaming service, have entered into a licensing and royalty
administration services arrangement. Slingshot, HFA’s
rights management service, will support TIDAL’s launch of
its high fidelity CD-quality streaming service.
Music Rights has lured clients with the promise that it can
wring royalties that are as much as 30 percent higher from
radio stations and online outlets than they can get through
ASCAP or BMI, according to three people with knowledge of
the negotiations who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Recently some big music publishers have complained that
these rules lead to low royalty rates, and threatened
to leave Ascap and BMI if regulatory changes were
Antonowisch and Jon Bennett aren’t your typical venue
owners. The majority of the money they make on their
concerts they donate to charities. The couple owns a coffee
shop, Bauhaus Kaffee, in the sleepy town of Farmington,
Missouri – about 45 minutes south of St. Louis. Population
18,000. The coffee shop seats about 55 people, but the fire
department capacity is 96. So that’s the number that the
PROs used to calculate the blanket license rate.
you give Pandora a lower royalty rate, then
your music will get played a lot more. That’s
part of a re-tooled ‘Music Genome’ algorithm that
puts finances first, according to documents filed by Pandora
in US Congress and the Copyright Royalty Board.