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Naomi Judd Death: Country music industry reacts and pays tribute

When news broke on Saturday that Naomi Judd had passed away, figures from across the music industry expressed their mourning for the country music legend, remembering the life of the Judd family matriarch. Judd died at the age of 76. No cause of death was immediately given, although in a statement daughters Wynonna Judd and […]

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Japan’s music industry grew nearly 10% in 2021

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has released “Global Music Report 2022”, this year’s edition of its annual report detailing what has happened in the music industry around the world over the past year. The report says the global music industry saw revenue rise for the seventh consecutive year, by 18.5% in 2021, to […]

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Local music industry beats pandemic blues with third series of Encore Ottawa virtual concerts

Ottawa musicians from a variety of genres perform in the third edition of a virtual concert series organized by the city’s leading music industry advocate to ease the impact of the pandemic on local artists. The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition, a non-profit organization serving professional musicians in the capital, is in the midst of its […]

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India’s music industry boom: digital sales, streaming and artist royalties soar

The Indian Performing Right Society Ltd (IPRS), which represents composers, lyricists and music publishers, sings to the bank thanks to the increase in digital music consumption on OTT and streaming platforms and to growing adoption of short-form video platforms. The IPRS has so far collected royalties of over ₹300 crore in FY21-22, nearly doubling collections […]

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The music industry’s top talent will gather in Spain for Mossor’s charity writing camp

Sponsored by the Remy Healthcare Foundation, Mossor Writing Camp is the first of its kind to give back through a unique charitable partnership. The inaugural camp with the best songwriters and producers will take place in Girona, Spain of April 27-May 4, 2022and will directly benefit the autism initiatives of the Remy Healthcare Foundation. LOS […]

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Music, TikTok: how ByteDance is targeting the music industry

ByteDance reportedly had revenue of around $58 billion in 2021. Image: Greg Baker / AFP ByteDance seems unstoppable. Six years after launching TikTok, the Chinese start-up is stepping up its efforts to become a music heavyweight. He even launched his own streaming service in China. If artists, producers and streaming giants all agree on […]

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Dorothy Carvello, music industry veteran and acclaimed author, creates ‘Face the Music Now Foundation’ for survivors of sexual abuse in the music industry

The Foundation will support the mental and financial well-being of survivors NEW YORK, April 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Dorothy Carvello, music industry veteran and first female A&R executive for Atlantic Records, today announced the launch of the Face the Music Now Foundation, an organization created by and for victims of harassment. and sexual abuse in […]

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Live Nation, Believe, ASM Global, Voly, More

In one of many recent jobs in the music industry, Linkin Park co-founder Mike Shinoda (pictured) became Warner Recorded Music’s Community Innovation Advisor. Photo credit: Frank Maddocks Here’s a recap of recent jobs in the music industry — including internal hires and promotions — as of April 20, 2022. If you have a job shuffle […]

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Black music industry icon reveals how he helped the careers of Prince, Quincy Jones and more

In his new memoirs titled A golden past -and- a platinum future, author Teddy Astin reveals his monumental journey from 6-year-old newspaper boy to Warner Brothers Records warehouse. Eventually, he became a mailroom supervisor in Atlanta, then was hired into the company’s boardroom in Burbank, Calif., as an award-winning record promoter. With an impressive work […]

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Is music industry consolidation the next big antitrust fight?

By Gerard Scimeca (April 15, 2022, 4:52 PM EDT) – The music industry has recently come under significant antitrust scrutiny. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – the UK equivalent of the US Federal Trade Commission – recently launched an investigation into streaming profits that do not pass from labels to artists, performers […]

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The Future of Afrobeats and the African Music Industry – Billboard

This piece was created in partnership with Afro Nation. Billboard and Afro Nation recently launched the first-ever official Billboard Afrobeats US Songs Chart, charting the hottest new up-and-coming music in the growing genre. The Billboard US Afrobeats Songs 50 chart, which went live last month on Billboard.com, ranks the country’s most popular Afrobeat songs based […]

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Nigeria: Is TikTok’s influence on the music industry a fad or is it here to stay?

To a large extent, the gap between Nigerian artists and their foreign counterparts is continuously bridged by technology. Unlike the 1990s, various technological advancements led to the birth of platforms that increased the reach, visibility and influence of many local artists with global audiences. These benefits, in turn, have also strongly dictated the texture of […]

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New formation in Lake Cowichan teaches live music industry skills – Lake Cowichan Gazette

Want to work behind the scenes in the live music industry? Lake Cowichan will soon see a new program dedicated to training people to fill these jobs. Thanks to a grant from Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, this new educational program will be offered by Wideglide Entertainment Ltd., the Cowichan Valley company […]

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New formation in Lake Cowichan teaches live music industry skills – Vancouver Island Free Daily

Want to work behind the scenes in the live music industry? Lake Cowichan will soon see a new program dedicated to training people to fill these jobs. Thanks to a grant from Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, this new educational program will be offered by Wideglide Entertainment Ltd., the Cowichan Valley company […]

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New Lake Cowichan Training Teaches Live Music Industry Skills – Cowichan Valley Citizen

Want to work behind the scenes in the live music industry? Lake Cowichan will soon see a new program dedicated to training people to fill these jobs. Thanks to a grant from Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, this new educational program will be offered by Wideglide Entertainment Ltd., the Cowichan Valley company […]

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How “Taylor’s Version” Impacts the Entire Music Industry

(Hypebot) – Taylor Swift’s recent release of a compilation of her re-recorded songs did more than make her fans happy. A guest post by Emily James from Berklee College of Music: The Music Business Journal Taylor Swift is a household name that has been making headlines and breaking records […]

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How “Taylor’s Version” is impacting the entire music industry

Taylor Swift’s recent release of a compilation of her re-recorded songs has done more than make her fans happy. A guest post by Emily James from Berklee College of Music: The Music Business Journal Taylor Swift is a household name that has been making headlines and breaking records in the music industry for over fifteen […]

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Direct lender closes loan on Denver mixed-use building

“Bloomfield Capital’s senior bridge loan facilitated the acquisition of the historic mixed-use property.” Tweet that “We look forward to seeing this property’s contribution to the growth of the surrounding neighborhood,” said Brent Truscott, partner at Bloomfield Capital. “Our bridging loan allowed this sponsoring group to quickly acquire the property and begin executing their business plan, […]

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Why Ed Sheeran’s Court Victory Sounds Good For The Music Industry

ED SHEERAN Chances are you’ve heard an Ed Sheeran song called “Shape of You.” It has been streamed over 3 billion times on Spotify and viewed over 5 billion times on YouTube. The song “Oh Why” by Sam Chokri is less well known. But Chokri claimed Sheeran copied it when composing his hit track. That […]

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AJ Merlino: percussionist, teacher and music industry peer

When you think of the Grammy’s, what usually comes to mind? You most likely imagine the music awards ceremony that takes place every year. However, the foundation does much more than present star-studded trophies. AJ Merlino thought the same, until he was first nominated in 2017 for the Grammy Foundation’s Music Educator Award. “It’s very […]

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Fake artists are what happens when the fandom dies

The subject of “fake artists” refuses to go away. For those who have been on Mars for a few years, fake artists refer to artists who stream under a pen name but create no artist profile around the music. Most of this music comes from production music libraries (usually “royalty free”) and is seen by […]

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Double-platinum producer working on building Hub City’s music industry

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) – Hattiesburg is constantly growing as a city. There are new restaurants, gyms and shops. But what about the music industry? A double-platinum local producer has big plans for talented musicians and artists in Hub City. “Do you know what that means? Double platinum? It means you sold two million copies of […]

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A new approach to the music industry

ATLANTA, GA/ACCESSWIRE/April 6, 2022/ The relationship between labels and artists has always had the potential to be a bit predatory. Labels exist for one purpose, which is to turn art into a product and market it to the public, regardless of the effect that might have on the artist. Today, however, musicians are slowly turning […]

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When Fans Become Investors — The Use of NFTs in the Music Industry | by Pavle Marinkovic | April 2022

User is also the owner of a song Photo by Soundtrap from Unsplash Social tokens cut the middleman from the music industry. They position you and me as artist investors in ways we could not have imagined just a few years ago. And if you are not into traditional investing, this path can be an […]

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Factbox: Key Nominations for the Music Industry’s 2022 Grammy Awards

Singer Billie Eilish poses on the red carpet during the Oscars arrivals for the 94th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 27, 2022. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LOS ANGELES, April 3 (Reuters) – Nominations for the Grammy Awards, the music industry’s highest honors, will be […]

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New Study Confirms Music Industry Is Still Embarrassingly Male-Dominated

Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised at this point every time another new study confirms our suspicions about how far the music industry still has to go to achieve gender parity. Progress for women in the historically male-dominated industry has been depressingly slow, and according to new research, there is still plenty room for improvement. For […]