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Tunecore Passes $1 Billion In Revenue To Artists

Tunecore Passes $1 Billion In Revenue To Artists

Tunecore has passed the $1 billion milestone in revenue paid to artists from streaming and sales. That impressive number does not include revenue from other TuneCore offerings, such as Publishing Administration and YouTube revenue collection.  According to the IFPI's 2016 Report, while overall digital revenues for the global recorded music market grew by 17.7 percent, revenue earned by ...

VNUE Acquires Set.fm From PledgeMusic

VNUE Acquires Set.fm From PledgeMusic

Just one year after PledgeMusic finalized its acquisition of Set.fm, it has now sold it to live event recording and release platform VNUE for an undisclosed sum.  VNUE Inc. (OTC: VNUE),  a service that records and releases live concerts, has announced the acquisition of Set.fm from direct-to-fan platform PledgeMusic. VNUE also owns and operates DiscLive. Set.fm is ...

Spotify Will Become A Full Stack Music Company [Mark Mulligan]

Spotify Will Become A Full Stack Music Company [Mark Mulligan]

Spotify needs to become much more than just a music streamer if its going to be ever be profitable, writes analyst Mark Mulligan of MIDiA. And while many of the actions it is likely to take will antagonize its label partners, Spotify will be left with little choice once it becomes a public company answering to ...

Songkick To Shutter In November

Songkick To Shutter In November

Ticketing company Songkick revealed that they plan to cease operations at the end of the month, according to a client letter from the company.  Songkick, which allowed artists to sell tickets directly to fans, said in the letter that they plan to continue their lawsuit against Live Nation and their ticketing subsidiary Ticketmaster, but would effectively ...

Warner Music Cuts Deal With Mixcloud

Warner Music Cuts Deal With Mixcloud

Mixcloud, a British streaming service that allows listeners to share and consume radio shows, recently announced that it is signing on to a licensing agreement with Warner Music Group, and possibly other music giants including Sony and Universal. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Mixcloud has announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Warner Music ...

Boston Based Record Co. Focuses On Access Not Profit

Boston Based Record Co. Focuses On Access Not Profit

The Boston music scene is a lively, ever-changing one, but whether you're an engineer or a musician it can be a difficult environment to thrive in. Here we look at how Boston-based non-profit The Record Co. is working to make access to studios and professional opportunities an affordable option for all. Guest post by Kevin Cornell ...

New Report Says Spotify Used “Pirated” MP3 Files To Launch Service and Why It Matters [DAVID LOWERY]

New Report Says Spotify Used “Pirated” MP3 Files To Launch Service and Why It Matters [DAVID LOWERY]

There has long been suspicion among some the music industry that piracy lies deep in the roots of Spotify since the streaming platform's inception. This theory which, has been lent new credence by new report, says that Spotify threatened researchers on the cusp of revealing its darker origins. David Lowery explains why it matters. Guest post ...

Record Labels Are (Kind Of) Dead. Long Live Label Services!

Record Labels Are (Kind Of) Dead. Long Live Label Services!

As the role and relevance of record labels has changed over time, new opportunities have also emerged in the music business, something which these two ex-major label guys are using to their advantage—and helping out their clients in any way they can along the way. Guest post by Glenn Peoples, Music Insights and Analytics at Pandora from Medium ...

Blokur Raises $1.2M Seed Round For Music Blockchain, Machine Learning Startup

Blokur Raises $1.2M Seed Round For Music Blockchain, Machine Learning Startup

Blokur, led several music industry veterans, has raided a $1.2 million seed round to bring blockchain technology to music and other creative arts. But Blokur faces steep competition, as well as, the age-old problem of getting the music industry on the same page... about anything. Blockchain is seen by some as the solution to many of ...

Tom Petty’s Music Genome And His Legacy-Defining Traits

Tom Petty’s Music Genome And His Legacy-Defining Traits

Following Tom Petty's passing on Monday, numerous obituaries and remembrances have been released, often similarly describing his music as a 'soundtrack for the road." Here we look at some of the traits most common to Petty's music and which helped to make it so compelling. Guest post by Glenn Peoples, Music Insights and Analytics at Pandora, from Medium ...


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