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Universal Music Vault Fire Story Could Alter Company’s Valuation

Universal Music Vault Fire Story Could Alter Company’s Valuation

Recently a new story from the New York Times revealed that a major fire in one of Universal Studios vaults had caused the company to lose more than 100,000 of its master tapes, and as a large share of the company may be headed for the auction block, questions are being raised as to how this ...

Wife Upload's Husband's Snoring To Spotify, Apple Music. 30,000 Streams Later...

Wife Upload's Husband's Snoring To Spotify, Apple Music. 30,000 Streams Later...

Fed up of her husband’s snoring, a wife who uses the name Duck Mischief turned his night time noise into an 80s movie style dramatic theme song and released it on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and other streaming services. 30,000 stream later... I got so fed up of my husband’s snoring that I turned It Into ...

6 Things You Must Ask Your Automated Content Recognition (ACR) Vendor

6 Things You Must Ask Your Automated Content Recognition (ACR) Vendor

Automated Content Recognition, or ACR, has become an integral part of the consumption of music and video as we experience them today. As more platforms publish user generated content, effectively monitoring use of copyrighted material has become increasingly difficult. So, how does one choose an ACR vendor that can be relied on? Guest post by Audible ...

Sofar Sounds Raises Huge Amount Of Money, But Artists Don’t See Much Of It

Sofar Sounds Raises Huge Amount Of Money, But Artists Don’t See Much Of It

Sofar Sounds, a service which specializes in setting up artists with shows, particular house concerts, has had a pretty successful financial track record, putting on over 600 shows a month and bringing in an impressive amount of revenue- unfortunately, not much of that money seems to be ending up in the pockets of the actual musicians. ...

Measuring Music’s Timelessness: A Tricky Business

Measuring Music’s Timelessness: A Tricky Business

Whether expressed or not, a latent goal of most musicians is to create music that endures, and hopefully has life beyond its creator. But just how does one measure music's timelessness? Here Patrick McGuire explore the complexities in defining music's longevity. Guest post by Patrick McGuire from the TuneCore Blog If you make music for a ...

Dublin Vinyl Adds Direct-To-Fan Service For Artists, Labels

Dublin Vinyl Adds Direct-To-Fan Service For Artists, Labels

Record pressing plant Dublin Vinyl has launched a direct-to-fan service for independent labels and artists. Dublin Vinyl now offers vinyl manufacturing right through to fulfillment, has begun accepting orders directly from artist or label’s e-commerce sites including Bandcamp, Shopify, Woocommerce and Big Cartel, and shipping them directly EU based fans. Commenting on the news, Dublin Vinyl ...

Why Apple Just Killed Off iTunes [Mark Mulligan]

Why Apple Just Killed Off iTunes [Mark Mulligan]

Yesterday, Apple announced the end of iTunes on the Mac and its replacement with three separate apps for music, podcasts and TV.  The reason given was feature bloat which slows performance. But top analyst Mark Mulligan says that its really part of “the great unbundling" which has been going on across other digital services for years. ...

Apple Set To Kill iTunes Today, New iPod Touch Unveiled

Apple Set To Kill iTunes Today, New iPod Touch Unveiled

Apple is set to announce the end of iTunes today. Ironically, the company unveiled a new iPod Touch last week, the newest iteration of the hardware that made it so easy to put a whopping 1000 iTunes tracks in your pocket. During Tim Cook's keynote at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California today ...

Eventbrite President Andrew Dreskin Steps Down

Eventbrite President Andrew Dreskin Steps Down

Eventbrite President Andrew Dreskin is exiting his leadership role at the independent ticketer. “After more than a decade at Ticketfly, two acquisitions, and all told almost 20 years running ticketing companies, it feels like the right time for me to transition into a different role,” Dreskin told Billboard’s Dave Brooks, who first reported his exit. In ...

Monetising Fandom: How ByteDance Is Poised To Lead A Streaming Paradigm Shift [Mark Mulligan]

Monetising Fandom: How ByteDance Is Poised To Lead A Streaming Paradigm Shift [Mark Mulligan]

Music subscriptions are going a great job of monetising music consumption, says MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan, but the next phase is monetise music fandom. “In short," he says, “streaming needs to figure out how to bring heart and soul back to music. By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA from his Music Industry blog Streaming music is approaching ...