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Musicians Union Sues "Greedy Corporation" Sony Music Over Michael Jackson Documentary

The American Federation of Musicians (AFM) has filed suit against Sony Music Entertainment for repeatedly violating its collective bargaining agreement with the union. Sony hired musicians under false pretenses, according the lawsuit, and they have been unable to collect residuals on the film. The American Federation of Musicians of the…

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2 Years Ago Jimmy Iovine Was In Talks With AT&T To Launch Beats "Daisy" Music Service

Two years ago today we wrote about Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine in talks with AT&T about a new subscription music service codenamed Daisy. He was late to streaming music, and needed a high level partner to succeed. Daisy launched as Beats Music; and a year later, he found the big…

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Music Tech Salaries [INFOGRAPHIC]

Once it leaves the creative stage, music is more and more dependent upon the tech community than ever before. Today’s distribution, communication, interaction, marketing and promotion all depend on tech. ________________________________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 That’s why it’s a good idea to have an idea of…

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College Students ARE Willing To Pay For Streaming Music [SURVEY RESULTS]

Young people won’t pay for music, and trying to force them only leads to piracy. That has been the common wisdom that serves as justification for music on YouTube, Spotify’s free tier and more. A new survey of 5000 Americans partially debunks that myth. _____________________________ By music industry analyst Russ…

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Turn Views Into Sales With Youtube Cards

Youtube cards, if used correctly, can be a smart and efficient way to alert viewers to associated videos, websites, and even merchandise without coming off as obnoxious and pushy. _________________________________________________ Guest Post from Fiona Z on Fionzwieb.com This past week, I took on a project for a client who was…

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Musician App Creator Disciple Media Partners With BandPage

With new app adoption slowing. does every artist really need his or her own mobile app? If you are a super fan who wants as much of their favorite artist as they can get, you still think so; and if you’re hoping to monetize a legion of fans, you might…

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Beyond YouTube View Counts: Watch Time, Subscribers Drive Growth

Watch time an important but misunderstood concepts that affect the health of your YouTube channel and videos. While many creators focus exclusively on view counts, YouTube prioritizes watch time when it’s deciding how favorably to treat your video in search results and featured placements across the platform. ____________________________________ Guest Post…

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Bandcamp Updates App, Releases First Indie Music ‘City Guide’

Quietly and deliberately Bandcamp continues to improve and expand its offerings for indie labels, musicians and their fans. The latest update brings improved search and discovery to its fan focused app along with the launch of a series of musical City Guides. "Portland chillwave on cassette? Pfft, you know it!"…

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LANDR Adds $6.2M From Rapper Nas, Richie Hawtin, WMG For Cloud Based Audio Mastering

(UPDATED) Cloud based semi-automated mastering of your precious new recording was once unimaginable. Not so any more, thanks to LANDR, who added $6.2 million to its war chest today. Cloud based audio post-production platform LANDR has raised $6.2 million in funding from rapper and record producer Nas, HDGL (Cirque Du…

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How Many New Listeners Does Streaming Deliver For Each Lost Music Buyer? [Mark Mulligan]

As we wait to see what effect Apple Music will have on streaming adoption, download revenue and its competitors, one of the music industry’s top analysts, Mark Mulligan, looks at listener-to-buyer ratios – how many new listeners you get for each ‘lost’ buyer. _____________________________ By Mark Mulligan on his Music…

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