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Willie Oteri Announces New Project And New Releases

Willie Oteri Announces New Project And New Releases

Official Release Date for Dark Matter Horns: Narratives Vol. 2 – Spring 2019 Official Release Dates for O'clock: “The Nip," “Feb 25," “Riot in the Meadow," March 1st with more singles to follow during the year. Narratives Vol. 2 by Willie Oteri's Dark Matter Horns is the second release to focus on Oteri's tenor saxophone and ...

Music Industry's Revenue Growth Continues, But There Are Warning Signs

Music Industry's Revenue Growth Continues, But There Are Warning Signs

New numbers released by the RIAA show that recorded music revenues have continued to grow over the past year, reaching an uptick of 13% overall. This is good news for an industry which was struggling to stay afloat not long ago, but also carries with it some warning signs, and questions about the future. Guest post ...

New Report Reveals Why Piracy Persists In The Streaming Era

New Report Reveals Why Piracy Persists In The Streaming Era

Given the ubiquity of available content and ease of access which many of us now have to music and video in 2019, analysts had predicted that the streaming age would all but eradicate piracy. This hasn't quite panned out however, according to a new study out of New Zealand, although not for the reasons you might ...

Streaming Revenue Impressive, But Can It Ever Make Up For Lost Physical Sales?

Streaming Revenue Impressive, But Can It Ever Make Up For Lost Physical Sales?

With streaming revenue showing a massive increase in comparison to previous years, the major three record labels are rejoicing at their annual haul. A big part of this income still draws from physical sales however, and as these old-school revenue streams continue to thin to a trickle, will streaming be able to fully compensate? Guest post ...

2 Additional Rules For Success For Blockchain Music Entrepreneurs [George Howard]

2 Additional Rules For Success For Blockchain Music Entrepreneurs [George Howard]

After a previous article outlining an initial two key points of failure awaiting unsuspecting Blockchain music entrepreneurs, this articles details the risks of the second pair, helping artists to successfully navigate a revolutionary technology that, despite its pitfalls, has huge potential to benefit artists. Guest post by George Howard. This article originally appeared on Forbes My last ...

How Smart Speakers Increase The Artist and Fan Divide

How Smart Speakers Increase The Artist and Fan Divide

"Alexa (Siri, Google) play..." With tens of millions of song requests being processed daily, what fills that blank matters. “Play That Funky Music" will net you the Wild Cherry hit. Hear that song once and you know the title. But while “Counting Blue Cars" may have been a big hit for Dishwalla and notched 8.8 million ...

How Do Indie Music Blogs, Radio Survive? The Harsh Reality

How Do Indie Music Blogs, Radio Survive? The Harsh Reality

Over the past few years I’ve watched many indie music blogs and independent radio come and go like the wind. We often hear about supporting the artists, which is exactly what these independent platforms do. The people behind the indie platforms sacrifice their health, families, lifestyle and quite often go into debt struggling to pay for ...

Owning Music Is Important - Vinyl Can Help

Owning Music Is Important - Vinyl Can Help

With the rise of the digital age, music has ceased to become something we own as much as something we rent. One format, once thought of as obsolete, is shifting this new balance, however. Here we look at why ownership of music is still important, and how vinyl is making it relevant again. Guest post by ...

This May Not End Well... Top UMG Top Suitors Are A Streaming Service and A Private Equity Firm

This May Not End Well... Top UMG Top Suitors Are A Streaming Service and A Private Equity Firm

If history is any guide, this may not end well... The two top suitors eyeing a $20- $25 billion bid for a 50% stake in Universal Music Group are US investment firm KKR and China’s Tencent Music Entertainment Group. The news comes as UMG parent Vivendi interviews firms to handle the sale.  “Sell-side banks are expected ...

Gracenote Partners With Muzooka For Photos, Artist Assets

Gracenote Partners With Muzooka For Photos, Artist Assets

Gracenote is now using Muzooka's unified artist asset management platform to help deliver the latest photos and more.  Gracenote is a leading provider of music metadata to many top music platforms and electronics devices. With the Muzooka partnership, when an artist or manager updates a photo on the Muzooka platform, that photo will be made available ...