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Spotify, Nielsen Deal May Mean More Money For Artists

Spotify, Nielsen Deal May Mean More Money For Artists

One of the most valuable types of data for artists and labels is demographic information on exactly who is listening to their music. This is why a new deal being struck between Spotify and Nielsen Research could have implications for not just advertisers, but also artists. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 One of ...

Quincy Jones Joins Jammcard $1M Funding Round To Expand 'LinkedIn For Musicians'

Quincy Jones Joins Jammcard $1M Funding Round To Expand 'LinkedIn For Musicians'

Quincy Jones has led a $1 million seed funding round in music tech startup Jammcard. The music industry professionals network has been called the “LinkedIn for musicians" by Forbes.   Jammcard connects the music community via an invite-only social network for vetted pros and exclusive, members-only events. The app is credited with assembling live bands for Gwen ...

Could This Company Be The Last To Distribute CDs?

Could This Company Be The Last To Distribute CDs?

While the CD has hung on longer than some might have guessed, it's decline has been steady. That said, some are still turning a profit from this outdated form of music. Here we look at Alliance Entertainment, the largest wholesaler of physical music in the US. Guest post Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 The CD is ...

Music Industry In UK Booms As Brexit Disaster Looms

Music Industry In UK Booms As Brexit Disaster Looms

A British Phonographic Industry report shows that British music exports are now at their highest level in almost two decades. According to the BPI, UK labels generated revenues of £408.4 million in 2017, up by 12% over the previous year. The strong performance contributes to more than £5 billion in revenue generated by the sector since 2000. Taking ...

How Streaming Is Changing Shape of Music [Mark Mulligan] Part 1

How Streaming Is Changing Shape of Music [Mark Mulligan] Part 1

MUST READ: This is the first of two thought pieces by MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan on how streaming is reshaping music from creation to consumption.  By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry Blog The streaming era has arrived in the music business, but the music business has not yet fully arrived in the streaming ...

14 Ways To Maintain Mental Health As A Struggling Artist

14 Ways To Maintain Mental Health As A Struggling Artist

It's no secret that being a musician, or indeed working as an artist in any creative field of goes hand in hand with depression, anxiety, and other mental health struggles. Here we look at fourteen steps artists can take to keep their mental health in check. Guest post by indie musician Dave Cavalier  Art is hard. If ...

What Netflix Can Teach Us About Font Psychology [Infographic]

What Netflix Can Teach Us About Font Psychology [Infographic]

Whether you're in the music business or some other realm of the entertainment industry, the power of fonts cannot be overstated when it comes to marketing. Here we look some valuable lessons in font psychology learned from video streaming giant Netflix. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Fonts are a big part of our ...

No Old Wine In New Bottles: Remastering Does Mean New Sound Recording Copyright, says 9th Circuit

No Old Wine In New Bottles: Remastering Does Mean New Sound Recording Copyright, says 9th Circuit

The remastering of tracks has long created controversy in the music industry over whether these revampings necessitate the creation of a fresh copyright- a problematic notion to say the least. The 9th Circuit Court, however has decided a new coat of paint doesn't change things all that much. Guest post by Stephen Carlisle of NOVA Southeastern University ...

A lyrical legacy endures

A lyrical legacy endures

Johnny Mercer's imprint is all over The Great American Songbook. He's best known for writing the lyrics to more than a thousand songs- for Broadway, for Tin Pan Alley, for film, and for pop singers. Johnny Mercer's imprint also is all over Savannah, GA., the verdant and historic city where he was born. Any place live ...

Sony, Universal Earn $500K Every Hour From Streaming

Sony, Universal Earn $500K Every Hour From Streaming

While streaming is often slammed for how little money it brings in, it turns out that this is more an issue for the artists, and the major companies behind the music like Sony and Universal are pulling down plenty of cash from streaming. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 The naysayers have always been ...