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Sony Music Partners with AARP to Sell Music to the One Group Still Willing to Pay

Millenials know only a world where free music is everywhere, but one group is still willing to pay and has the disposable income to do it - adults 50+. Chasing that market, Sony Music Entertainment and its catalog division, Legacy Recordings, have formed a new relationship with the American Association Of Retired Persons to offer its ...


How to Make Streaming Royalties Fair(er)

By Sharky Laguana, CEO of Bandago. This article originally appeared on Streaming services, most notably Spotify (by far the largest) use what could be called a parimutuel royalty system: all the money collected goes into a big pool, Spotify takes their 30% off the top, and whatever is left is distributed to artists based on ...


Nielsen Soundscan Finally Add Streams, Downloads to Album Sales Chart

In what most in the music industry see as a long overdue move Nielson Soundscan will add both streams and downloads to their weekly Top 200 album sales chart published by Billboard. Beginning with the Dec. 3rd chart (sales for the week ending Nov. 30 which includes Black Friday), music streams from Spotify, Rdio, Rhapsody, Beats and ...


Steve Albini on the Surprisingly Sturdy State of the Music Industry

Steve Albini, author of The Problem with Music, an essay published in 1993 challenging the efficiency and stability of the current music industry, delivered the keynote address Saturday at Melbourne's Face the Music Conference where he did an about face on several of his previous predicition. Albini applauded the internet's role in re-structuring the music industry and addressing ...


Scholz Productions Helps Independent Artists Promote Fully Conceived Music Albums To Non-Commercial Broadcast Radio Stations

Scholz Productions Helps Independent Artists Promote Fully Conceived Music Albums To Non-Commercial Broadcast Radio Stations

jny: Chicago, IL: Local business Scholz Productions is pleased to offer promotional services to independent musicians who wish to gain airplay, beginning November 11, 2014. Scholz Productions specializes in full-service radio promotional strategies targeting non-commercial terrestrial and internet radio broadcasting stations in the United States, Canada, and Europe. A successful non-commercial radio marketing strategy can result ...


The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, November 14-20

We really don't need the drastic plunge in temperatures to remind us that the holidays are coming. Thanks to the ever-impatient media, we have daily (hourly?) hints of the sounds, sights and tastes of the season. On the plus side, it seems more and more special music events are filling the rest of the 2014 calendar, ...


Aloe Blacc, Bilal, Chris Turner, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Berklee Neo-soul Ensemble & Contemporary Symphony Orchestra Perform Tribute To Storied Marvin Gaye Album Dec. 4

Berklee's 2014-15 Signature Music Series continues as Berklee and Revive Music present the first live performance of Marvin Gaye's storied album, Vulnerable, on December 4. The concert features special guest Aloe Blacc, who co-wrote and sang on Avicii's chart-topping single “Wake Me Up," and whose current album, Lift Your Spirit, includes the hit song “I'm the ...


YouTube Music Key Streaming Service Finally Launches - Free and Paid

The long promised YouTube music service finally launched today. Based on the freemium model. YouTube Music Key comes in two parts.  The free version, for now at least, attempts to make sense of the fire hose of music that YouTube already offers by adding a dedicated “Music" tab with playlists. A version adds full access to GooglePlay Music 30 ...



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