Music Tech

Facebook Ramps Up Hiring To Implement "A Comprehensive Music Strategy"

Facebook is now advertising 7 new music related positions "ensure a comprehensive music strategy." They will join other recent hires and former YouTube and Google Play’s Director Of Music Partnerships’ Tamara Hrivnak who has been hired to lead Facebook’s global music initiatives. Many of the new jobs advertised to shape…

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YouTube Add Boycott Widens, Could Cost Google $750 Million

A widening YouTube ad boycott could cost Google $750 million or 7.5% of total revenue, according to analysts at Nomura Instinet. Shares of Google fell 4.5% Friday, continuing a multi-day downward trend. _________________________ The ad boycott began when major advertisers were chastised publicly for running ads alongside offensive videos including…

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MON. BRIEF: Napster Losses Narrow • New iTunes Released • The Drake Juggernaut • More

Monday 3.27.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Napster is a cat with 9 lives. New financials show that it could still be a contender. Updated continuously under our More News tab

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this meander back through a full week of music industry news, we revisit the YouTube ad boycott, the introduction of a new bill politicizing the U.S. Copyright office, SoundCloud’s seventy million dollar lifeline in debt financing, and more. Google Stock Falls As YouTube Ad Boycott Continues Bill Introduced That…

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15% Of Pandora’s 100M Users ‘Intend’ To Upgrade To Paid Premium

Pandora has told shareholders that it projected signing up 6 – 9 million paid subscribers to its newly launched Premium on-demand streaming service in 2017. But a survey of users suggests that the number could be much higher. _______________________________ 15% of Pandora’s 100 million monthly free streaming customers intend to…

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Suzanne Ciani, Electronic Music Pioneer, On A Life Of Innovation [INTERVIEW]

In this interview, George Howard chats with Suzanne Ciana, a musical pioneered who broke new ground in defining electronic music. Here she discusses the progression of her career, as well as the premier of a documentary about her life’s work. _______________________________ Guest post by George Howard on Forbes Suzanne Ciani…

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Conceptualizing Music Stories For The Snapchat Generation [Bas Grasmayer]

Whether you’re a user of the service of not, Snapchat, and the app’s design and overall aesthetic, have had a profound impact on the social/tech industry landscape. How this will effect the music industry, however, remains uncertain. _______________________ Guest post by Bas Grasmayer of Music Tech Future Whether you’ve ever…

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Slacker Radio Is "On The Cusp Of Profitability,” says CEO

“We are comfortable with the idea of being at a smaller scale,” said Slacker CEO Duncan Orrell-Jones commenting on the unsustainable losses of his larger competitors. “We are on the cusp of profitability,” he added. ____________________________ The revelation that Slacker Radio was close to becoming a profitable company came during…

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Follow The Money: Solutions For Google’s Issue With Defrauded Advertisers

After YouTube’s debacle with their advertising partner’s content appearing alongside hate videos, Google is looking for a way solving it’s defrauded advertiser issue before more companies pull out, something which can likely be done tracing the money. ________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Tech Solutions "Americans are freedom…

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FRI. BRIEF: Congress Joins Copyright Office Battle • Vivid Seeks $1.5B Buyer • Geffen Relaunches • More

FRIDAY 3.24.17 Music Business News From Around The Web The battle for control of the U.S. Copyright Office has long term implications for music. Updated continuously under our More News tab

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