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one of the guys who went down in flames at grooveshark
— you probably know my name and I’m in the legal
papers but I’m not gonna provide anything more than that.
So I’m gonna keep this pretty brief but
wouldn’t waste my time writing this if I didn’t think
you’d publish it for all the entire industry to see.
And that’s going out to you UMG. It has not been
edited. Pretty much says it all.
music sales in free fall and touring being a very expensive
gamble to try to end up in the black, it has never been more
crucial for up-and-coming artists to find non-traditional
revenue streams to keep their art alive. There are many
ways for musicians to make money – private lessons, doing
session work, or even writing jingles. However, none of these
are actively helping build an artist’s career, and the time
spent working on those endeavors will ultimately take time
away from their own art.
the music business trade fair MIDEM set to draw more than
6,000 attendees from 70-plus countries to Cannes from June 5
to 8, an annual industry report finds that 67 percent of the
world’s music is still sold outside the United States.
Communications, in which John Malone's Liberty
Broadband owns a big stake, made it official on
Tuesday, unveiling that it has agreed to acquire Time
Warner Cable in a deal valued at $78.7 billion.
AUSTIN-based TEXAS MUSIC WATER is set to expand nationally to TENNESSEE this month and other key markets later this year under the brand AMERICAN MUSIC WATER. The company has been dedicated to supporting TEXAS music charities and music education programs for the past five years. For every case of water sold, the company donates a portion of its proceeds to organizations such as the HEALTH ALLIANCE FOR AUSTIN MUSICIANS (HAAM), SIMS FOUNDATION, ANTHROPOS ARTS and WARRIOR CITY MUSIC PROJECT, as well as a number of public school music programs across the state.
a leading global music streaming service available in 85
countries, introduces Rdio Select - a first-of-its-kind $3.99
subscription tier for mobile users that features a unique
combination of ad-free streaming radio and the ability to
select up to 25 new songs a day on demand. Subscribers can
keep 25 songs at a time for as long as they want, and replace
them with up to 25 new songs every day.
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.