The NAB and Sony Music have hammered out an agreement that relaxes some of the restrictions for streaming Sony artists online. The waiver, which applies only to AM/FM streaming, loosens limits on how many songs from a single artist can be played in a certain time period and provides greater flexibility for billboarding what music is coming up on a station.
Making money is important when you're an artist, but relying on a single source of income is unlikely to generate sufficient revenue to live by. Here we look at four key revenue streams that can allow a musician to sustain themselves with the support of their fans and community.
A lot of people think artists don’t make as much from iTunes as other platforms, but in reality the difference is only marginal. iTunes takes 30% off the top, which is about as much as it costs to manufacture, package, and ship a CD. So it’s more or less a wash from a revenue standpoint. What most people don’t realize are the additional layers of value an artist receives when people buy from iTunes.
As advancements in technology continues to shift the music business landscape, the role of record labels has become uncertain. Here Cherie Hu examines what future record labels might look like, and if they might already be here.
Every hometown has them – the notoriously “tough” promoter. Once you can connect with them, find your way into their good books, and show your value - they can become a useful ally as you build your budding career.
But, if you don’t and find yourself on their black list, you might as well consider yourself done in that market. Here are some quick ways to work with promoters who’ve seen it all and tips to ensure mutually beneficial relationships for years to come.
Just 9 months after adding video to its music streaming platform, Spotify is letting deals with major content sources lapse in favor, the company says, of producing more original content itself.
Broadcast streaming audio listening surged in August, as a growing number of listeners are tuning into their favorite radio stations via digital devices. The streaming totals increased 23.4% year-over-year in August during the M-Sun., 6am-midnight daypart and grew 16.8% during the M-F, 6am-8pm daypart, according to Triton Digital’s latest streaming rankers.
AT&T purchase of Time Warner for $85.4 billion is
a fantasy. A fantasy of old white men who don’t
understand the Millennial world and think delivery
systems solve their future problems. So, outside of Game
of Thrones, how many Millennials use a paid
subscription to access the show? Or how many share a
friend or parent’s HBO subscription?
Releasing music requires a massive amount of work for any artist as they must ensure their music is promoted and marketed in such a way as to actually reach the listener. Here we look at ten different techniques for increasing the revenue earned from your tunes.
U.S. Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante was removed from her job Friday morning (Oct. 21) by the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, who has authority over the Copyright Office. Officially, Pallante has been appointed as a senior adviser for digital strategy for the Library of Congress, although it’s clear she was asked to step down. Karyn Temple Claggett, currently associate register of copyrights, has been appointed the acting register.
In a move with no historical precedent Dr. Carla Hayden the newly appointed Librarian of Congress has removed Maria Pallante the Register of Copyrights. (Hayden testifying before Senate at confirmation hearing).
Spotify, SoundCloud, Twitter and other major sites were down or loading slowly all day on Friday thanks to a massive Distributed Denial Of Services (DD0S) attack. By Friday evening the problem had been resolved according to the subject of the attack, managed DNS provider DYN.