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Making Free Pay: The New Data Battle Ground [Mark Mulligan]

Making Free Pay: The New Data Battle Ground [Mark Mulligan]

From Spotify to Xbox Live and the New York Times, 2018 is the year that paid subscriptions took hold. But the nasty truth is that most consumers still won't pay, as evidence by the100M who prefer Spotify's free tier. “This means ad-supported strategies are going to play a growing role in the digital economy," says Mark ...

Blockchain Ticketing Today: One Company’s Quest To Overcome Current Hurdles

Blockchain Ticketing Today: One Company’s Quest To Overcome Current Hurdles

In this piece, the people at Project Admission outline how they're working to make the often fraught concept of blockchain ticketing a reality, transforming the secondary ticketing market and eliminating fraud. Guest post by Josh Baron and Stephen Glicken of Project Admission Blockchain ticketing has hit the live event industry with as much gusto as the Internet ...

Fans Want To Understand An Artist's Creative Process

Fans Want To Understand An Artist's Creative Process

What we consume as the final product of an artist's creative effort typically fails to communicate the process and often struggle that goes into it. Here we explore the value of sharing the creative process, and how it helps fans gain greater understanding of not just the music, but the artist behind it. Guest post from ...

Music Health Alliance Saved Music Community $40M In Health Care Costs

Music Health Alliance Saved Music Community $40M In Health Care Costs

In a recent announcement, the Nashville, TN non-profit Music Health Alliance revealed that they have successfully saved the music community more than $40 million in healthcare costs during the course of the past six years, helping over 9,700 clients. Nashville-based non-profit Music Health Alliance revealed that over the past six years, they’ve helped more than 9,700 ...

CD Baby Artists Earned $100 Million In 2018

CD Baby Artists Earned $100 Million In 2018

CD Baby has revealed that it's artists earned more than $100 million in 2018. That impressive number includes income from digital distribution (streaming and downloads) along with YouTube, music on Facebook and Instagram, music publishing, sync and direct CD sales. CD Baby represents more than 750,000 artists, 170,000 songwriters, and over 9 million tracks.across 800+ genres.  ...

Futures Of Music Coalition Sets 2019 Policy Priorities

Futures Of Music Coalition Sets 2019 Policy Priorities

The Future Of Music Coalition (FMC)  shared that it is prepping the launch of a new, mobile-optimized website with a focus on making it easier for musicians and fans to take action.  The US based musician's advocacy group also shared it's priorities for 2019. From the FMC: Fairness in Music Licensing, Business, and Copyright. This will include ...

Online Media's New Model

Online Media's New Model

In this piece, Daniel Pines looks at how mainstream media is reinventing itself in order to accomodate the rise of independent online content creators, and how this new media model is, and will continue to impact the music industry. Guest post by Daniel Pines from the Berklee College of Music: Music Business Journal Introduction In recent ...

Gary Burton on Brad McCuen

Gary Burton on Brad McCuen

Yesterday, I posted on Eddie “Lockjaw" Davis and Paul Gonsalves's 1968 album Love Calls. I noted that the recording along with two other RCA gems by Davis in the late 1960s were produced by Brad McCuen. Then I provided some bio information about McCuen and mentioned that he had produced eight of vibraphonist Gary Burton's superb ...

Naxos Acquires Indie Label ARC Music

Naxos Acquires Indie Label ARC Music

After 42 years as an independent World Music label, ARC Music Productions International is now part of Naxos Music Group, following its acquisition by Naxos Rights Europe. Under the terms of the new agreement, Naxos Music Group, which has been distributing the ARC label digitally worldwide and physically in several key markets for some time already, ...

Prediction: Spotify To Incubate 'No Records Label Group'

Prediction: Spotify To Incubate 'No Records Label Group'

Chris Castle envisions a 2019 Spotify that adopts a “No Records" model in lieu of a traditional label, allowing them to bask in the glory of having major artists signed without actually having to release any of their music. Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Technology Policy Streaming services like Spotify are faced with a ...