Music Tech

REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this leisurely meander back through a week chock full of industry news, we look back at Apple Music’s quiet launch of a $99/ year price tier, Elon Musk and Tesla’s discussions of launching a streaming service, the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear Prince/dancing baby appeal, and much more. Elon…

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TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

Several hit articles posted on Hypebot over the past seven days included a list of the top ten sites most apt to feature that music video you worked so hard on, how treating Spotify the way you might Facebook or Instagram can garner you more plays, a new deal between…

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Using Spotify’s New Codes Creatively

Spotify recently launched its Spotify Codes feature, a new and innovative way for listeners to easily share a track, album, playlist, etc. via iOS and Android. Here we dig deeper and examine some creative ways in which these codes can be used creatively as a marketing tool. ___________________________ Guest post…

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Elon Musk, Tesla In Talks To Launch Streaming Music Service

Just in case you weren’t sure that there are already a few too many music streamers, comes word that Elon Musk and his Tesla auto brand are in talks to launch their own music service. But why would they not just partner with Spotify or Apple Music? ______________________________________ Tesla is…

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Dave Allen Exits Apple Music To Launch Music Initiative At North Inc.

Apple Music’s director of artist and music industry advocacy, Dave Allen, has exited for a position at advertising and marketing agency North Inc. In his new role, Allen will launch a music division and collaborate with artists and managers to find and exploit new revenue streams. ______________________________________________________ David Allen began…

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FRI. BRIEF: Tesla Eyes Music Service • Dave Allen Exits Apple Music • YouTube Passes 1.5 Billion Monthly Users • More

Friday 6.23.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Could a Tesla music service signal a coming era of niche music streamers? Updated continuously under our More News tab

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Bandzoogle Adds No Commission Beat Sales With Airbit Integration

Musician web site and marketing platform Bandzoogle has integrated with leading beat selling platform Airbit (formerly myFlashStore) to make is easy for its users to sell beats on their own sites. ___________________________________________ With Bandzoogle’s new Airbit integration, users can quickly add an Airbit store to their Bandzoogle website with no…

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Fuzic Completes $3 Million Funding Round For Licensed Playlists, Audio Messaging

Fuzic, a music marketing technology startup, today announced the completion of a $3 million seed funding round led by High Alpha, Allos Ventures and Hyde Park Venture Partners. A just completed $3 million seed round for Fuzic, brings the music tech startup’s total funding to $3.52 million. Fuzic creates and…

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THU. BRIEF: Apple Music Seeks Lower Rates • Sean Parker Exits Spotify Board • 18 Arrested At Spanish PRO SGAE • More

Thursday 6.22.17 Music Business News From Around The Web It was inevitable after Spotify lowered the rate it pays labels and creators, that Apple and others would also demand better terms. Updated continuously under our More News tab

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Spotify’s Growth Comes At A High Cost [Mark Mulligan]

Alongside the news that Spotify now has more than 140 million active users, came word that it is also bleeding cash as a rate twice a fast as it did just the year before. Analyst Mark Mulligan of MIDiA digs deep into the numbers to learn more. ___________________________________________ By Mark…

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