Music Tech

Jay Z "4:44" Album To Be First In Series Of TIDAL, Sprint Exclusives

The music industry and streaming leader Spotify have agreed that exclusive releases should be a thing of the past, and Apple Music has said that they are moving away from them. But Jay Z and TIDAL took a big check from Sprint and early this morning announced the "first in…

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MON. BRIEF: New Jay Z To Be Tidal/Sprint Exclusive • UMG To See Price Warners Contract • Iovine Revealed • More

Monday 6.19.17 Music Business News From Around The Web A Jay Z Tidal/Sprint exclusive is a reminder that, for all the talk that exclusives are dead, it’s only the size of the check that matters. Updated continuously under our More News tab

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Pandora’s Financial Hole: How Deep Is It?

Yesterday, we got word that losses at Spotify had more than doublded, and we’ve known for some time that Panora has its own money woes. Chris Castle takes an opinionated look at Pandora’s current financial plight, and how far it has to go in order to extricate itself from the…

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Believe Digital Actively Seeks Sale, Major Players Show Interest [EXCLUSIVE]

Global independent distributor and label services provider Believe Digital is for sale, sources tell Hypebot, and a two to three week deadline has been set for initial bids. France based Believe acquired US based DIY distributor TuneCore in 2015 and French indie label Naïve in 2016. ____________________________ Believe Digital is…

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Could Europe Be Set To Recalibrate The Digital Music Market?

Respect for copyrights and music’s "value gap" continue to be core issues for creators and the music industry. But Europe’s competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager is taking steps to recalibrate the entire digital marketplace, and the indie sector can lead the charge, says Helen Smith, executive chair of European independent music…

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WED. BRIEF: Spotify Launches Equalizer Project • PWR BTTM Pushes Back • VenuesNow Conference • More

Wednesday 6.14.17 Music Business News From Around The Web "Behind the scenes, the music industry is far from equal" Updated continuously under our More News tab

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Spotify’s Songwriter Charm Offensive Falls Short In Sweden

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DistroKid Adds Vault: Free, Unlimited Audio File Backups For Musicians

Upstart digital music distributor DistroKid has launched Vault, offering unlimited free audio file backups to its users. The Vault provides backups and downloads of all uploads, including the 1.5 million tracks already uploaded to DistroKid. DistroKid already redundantly stores all tracks across multiple data centers using the highest grade of…

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Techstars Music Graduate Hurdl Raises $2.5 Million For Concert, Live Event Data Collection

Live event data startup Hurdl has raised $2.5 million in seed funding. The experiential marketing company has built an analytics platform for collecting and analyzing data from concert and other live event attendees. _____________________________________ Event analytics startup Hurdl’s new $2.5 million seed funding round came from current and previous athletes…

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AM BRIEF: Bonnaroo Attendance Up 43% • LCD Soundsystem vs Rhino • Latest Spotify Payment Controversy • More

Tuesday 6.13.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Have we past peaked festival? At a time when many fests are struggling, Bonnaroo attendance was up 43%. Updated under our More News tab

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