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Blockchain technology is designed to help alleviate pain points in the music industry

Anyone who works or has worked in the music industry knows how frustrating things like licensing, ownership rights, and copyright violations can be. Blockchain is already famous for its strong identity management chops, and Immutable Music, a think tank on how blockchain technology will fit into the music industry, is looking to help solve some […]

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Letters: Stop feeding the music industry money god. Keep it live and local

WHILE I sympathize with Malcolm Close and his difficulties in buying tickets for Bruce Springsteen at Murrayfield (Letters, July 25), I am delighted that he has finally decided to join us who refuse to feed the god of money from the music industry and supporting the many local bands and venues hosting tour outfits in […]

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Music industry heavyweights back AI tech startup

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Creative Intelll Inc., an artificial intelligence startup that hopes to automate basic legal functions for the entertainment industry, has announced the successful closing of its seed funding round. Early investors in the project include a number of music industry figures, such as Justin Rosen (Electric […]

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Soaring hotel prices are affecting the music industry, says Aslan star

The IRISH rock band star is taking on the government over soaring hotel prices in the capital. Billy McGuinness, lead guitarist for Aslan, pointed to the continuing problem as the music industry suffers. 4 Aslan’s Billy McGuinness spoke about overpriced hotels as the music industry suffersCredit: Getty – Contributor 4 With the sharp increase in […]

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Simple Minds sells its “key musical interests” to BMG; Sony Music Publishing UK Danger Mouse sign

GMB acquired the key musical interests of the veteran Scottish rock band simple minds, the company announced on Tuesday. The deal with core band members Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill includes publishing rights to more than 240 songs on the band’s five UK No. 1 albums, plus related rights and royalties from the band. their […]

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MIDiA predicts long-term music industry rebound

MIDiA has just released its latest music predictions. Here are some important points. by Marc Mulligan from MIDiA: Music Industry Blog 2021 has been a huge year for the recorded music industry with retail values ​​up 23% to $51.9 billion (retail values ​​include masters, publishing and retailers/DSPs). Tag business revenue increased 20% to $22.9 billion. […]

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MIDiA Music Forecast: The New Era of Growth

MIDiA has just released its latest music predictions, available in full to customers here. Here are some important points. 2021 has been a huge year for the recorded music industry with retail values ​​up 23% to $51.9 billion (retail values ​​include masters, publishing and retailers/DSPs). Label business revenue increased 20% to $22.9 billion. The large […]

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Music industry leaders invest $12 million in Stationhead to grow social audio platform

Series A led by Buttonwood Group Advisors will enhance growth strategy and platform development efforts NEW YORK, July 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Stationhead, the social music platform for artists and fans around the world to connect, listen live and stream together, today announced the closure of a $12 million Series A funding round led by […]

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Stock Music Industry Market – Major Tech Giants Are Hot Again

stock music industry Market is expected to grow at a significant rate, reports JC Market Research. His latest research report, titled [Global Stock Music Industry Market Insights, Forecast to 2030], offers a unique perspective on the global market. Analysts believe that changing consumption patterns are expected to have a big influence on the overall market. For a […]

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Snoop Dogg still believes NFTs are the future of the music industry

Photo credit: The Come Up Show / CC by 2.0 Snoop Dogg, one of the hottest celebrities in the Web3 space, spoke to CNBC in an interview at the NFT.NYC conference last week. Here’s what he had to say about the current “crypto winter” and the future of NFTs in the music industry. Although these […]

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Former Music Industry Enemy Napster Plans Crypto Comeback

Napster, the brand that has become synonymous with free music for a generation of consumers, plans to rebuild its business around cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens even as demand for these assets has collapsed. The redesign of the streaming platform is part of a private acquisition by Hivemind Capital Partners, the crypto business of former Citigroup […]

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Former Music Industry Enemy Napster Plans Crypto Return

(Bloomberg) — Napster, the brand that has become synonymous with free music for a generation of consumers, plans to rebuild its business around cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens even as demand for these assets has collapsed . The redesign of the streaming platform is part of a private acquisition by Hivemind Capital Partners, the crypto business […]

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New conference for the music industry lets women speak

Speakers from Let Women Do The Talking include (clockwise from top left) Miriam Hensel of Wacken, journalist Katherine Turman, sound engineer Rachel Field, tour manager/artist Jenny Douglas and Metal Blade Records president Tracy Vera. Photos: Courtesy of LWDTT, Ashley Osbourne (Douglas). While the annual music festival Bangalore Open Air is the go-to destination for metalheads […]

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Commission vows to overhaul music industry copyright — DG – The Sun Nigeria

The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has reaffirmed its commitment to work with national and international stakeholder groups to overhaul the copyright side of the music industry. The chief executive of the commission, Dr John Asein, said so in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday during the commemoration of World Music Day 2022 with the theme: […]

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Crypto Crash Has Music Industry Pumping Breaks On NFTs – Billboard

For a moment, it seemed like the future of music had arrived. Crypto and Web3 have dominated music culture over the past year with high profile NFT drops from Snoop Dogg, Nas and Grimes. But now crypto prices are plummeting. There is panic in the air and massive layoffs across the industry. Is it all […]

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‘God Of Musician’ Continues To Sign Memorandum Of Understanding With Music Industry

Musical NFT project based on the “God Of Musician” (GOM) blockchain. Its official launch is previously notified in the second half of 2022; The MOU has been regularly signed with national music-related organizations. GOM CEO Yu Dong-seok said on June 7 that he had signed an additional memorandum of understanding with the International Applied Music […]

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NFTs could transform the music industry. It helps to understand what they are.

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, have been touted as the next big thing in music. They were mentioned more than 30 times in this year’s South by Southwest program. Dolly Parton even released an NFT of her record Run, Rose, Run during the festival. But even with all the hype, most people don’t really understand what […]

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TikTok is changing the music industry?

This app has proven it’s no gimmick, and the music industry is sitting up and paying attention tick tockthe popular video-sharing platform – owned by Chinese company ByteDance – has the potential to revolutionize the way the music industry works. It can be seen that most of the songs in Spotify’s Top 50 and Billboard […]

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Clive Davis looks back on his legendary career in the music industry

Whispers of the golden ear Clive Davis. The musical genius who made Whitney, Aretha, Alicia, Springsteen, Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, Taylor Swift, John Mellencamp. And now he’s on the cover of People. So ask yourself if we who loved Bing Crosby or Frank Sinatra – normal type songs – will we ever have that again? […]

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SONGISTRY RAISES $5M, POSITIONING IT TO BE THE MUSIC INDUSTRY’S LEADING AI-POWERED MUSIC LICENSE SEARCH ENGINE

Shipyard Inc. MDIIO hyprAUDIO.com Songistry Inc., an AI-powered music technology company, is pleased to announce the closing of a $5,000,000 fundraising round. As a fully funded company, we plan to invest this capital directly into our intellectual property and development roadmap, including our flagship MDIIO platform as well as our newest product hyprAUDIO. — Justin […]

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How Travis Chesinski is taking the music industry by storm with his new single “Oceans”

Taken in Miami where Travis Chesinski resides. According to singer and songwriter Travis Chesinski, music is the perfect art. More than beats and sounds, each song has a powerful message. MIAMI, FL, USA, June 8, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Music is an important part of our lives. It is the only form of communication that transcends […]

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Survive, Thrive and Collaborate Despite the Pandemic

India has always been a music-loving country for both global and local artists, but the music industry, like all other industries and businesses around the world, has seen multiple upheavals over the past 2 years. Live shows were banned, international travel was restricted, the collapse not only had an impact on the artists, but also […]

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Veteran Music Industry Lawyer Buys From Chestnut Hill | Development

A Chestnut Hill retail building across Fourth Avenue South from AJ Capital’s Nashville Warehouse Company development has sold for $2.8 million, 22.4 times the price at which it changed hands for the last time 21 years ago. The new owners of the 0.25 acre property in South Nashville, with an address of 1120 Fourth Ave […]

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Remembering #TheShowMustBePaused: Two Years Later in the Music Industry

“We still have a long way to go and there is a lot to do but United are fully committed to playing our part.” Photo credit: @Planetnehemiah Music executives Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang created the #TheShowMustBePaused initiative in response to the murder of George Floyd, and on June 2, 2020, it became a pivotal […]

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2022 nominees announced for Canadian Live Music Industry Awards during Canadian Music Week

Canadian Music Week and Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA) are pleased to announce the 2022 nominees for the canadian Live Music Industry Awards. Hosted by Jully Blackthe Live Music Industry Awards will take place on June 10 at El Mocambo with performances by Jully Black, Sam Drysdale, Preston Pablo, Dreamand no brother. The Canadian Live […]

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The front page: ‘Simply apocalyptic’ – Can New Zealand’s music industry rebuild from the Covid wasteland?

The music industry has a long road back to recovery. Photo/Getty Images New Zealand Music Month has just passed and you’d be forgiven for not noticing it or taking full advantage of it. After two difficult years, the music industry is in the early stages of a long road to recovery from the obliteration caused […]

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Web3.0, metaverse and their influence on the music industry

By Abhijit Nath The music industry is at a very interesting inflection point. Historically, music has changed from dominant format every 11 years since 1920 – from wax cylinders to vinyl to cassettes to CDs to iTunes and streaming. Every alternative music format bundles and breaks music down – after 11 years of Spotify’s all-you-can-eat […]

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The Mechanical Licensing Collective organizes two events for creators in the LGBT music industry

The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) commemorates Pride Month in June with two events for creators and professionals in the LGBT music industry, as part of the organization’s ongoing work to develop partnership programming culture that underscores the MLC’s commitment to diversity. Created by Dae Bogan – MLC’s Third-Party Partnerships Manager – this year’s Pride […]

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Epic Records Appoints Ayanna Wilks as Vice President, Adds Natalie Geday to Publicity Team

Epic Records promoted Ayanna Wilk as vice president of advertising and hired Nathalie Geday also as Vice President of Advertising. Both report to Melissa Victor, SVP and Publicity Manager for the Sony Music label. Both are based in Los Angeles. Wilks (pictured left) was previously a senior public relations director and worked on media campaigns […]

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How FanTiger Plans To Shake Up The Music Industry With NFTs

👋 Want to work with us? CryptoSlate is hiring for a handful of positions! NFT music platform FanTiger raised $5.5 million in a seed funding round on May 25. The the round was led by Multicoin Capital and included participation from Krafton, Pravega Ventures, GAMA, Woodstock Fund, IOSG Ventures and Polygon Studios. It also saw […]

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AI-based tech company HITLAB is shaking up the music industry

Michel Zgarka, CEO and President of HITLAB, and Julia, Director of Marketing and Business Development … [+] Kastner. Christina Esteban Photography From consumer behaviors to upcoming trends, data can be a wealth of useful information to guide business decisions. But what is there to find when extracting data from a song? According to AI-based music […]

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Goodies Music Productions: A blessing and a curse for the Ghanaian music industry

This record label shone bright, cemented its position as a force to be reckoned with, and began to spread its tentacles, but something happened. Before Ghana’s hiplife scene got vibrant, a British Consulate translator and football investor were approached by a group of boys calling themselves Abibifour. They wanted him to finance their album. He […]

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Matt Pincus raises $200 million for music investment firm

Matt Pincusfounder of Songs Publishing, raised $200 million for his Music holding company to make long-term investments in various music businesses. The company, initially capitalized with $200 million, is a partnership between Pincus, LionTree, JS Capital Management and Schusterman Family Investments; it was founded as a joint venture with LionTree in 2019 and has invested […]

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Matt Pincus’ Music Raises $200 Million to Invest Exclusively in the Music Industry

Photo credit: Markus Winkler Songs Music Publishing founder Matt Pincus has raised $200 million (including capital he contributed) for a new venture that will invest solely in music industry businesses and assets. Matt Pincus, 49, whose Songs Music Publishing was sold to Kobalt for $160 million in December 2017, today unveiled the $200 million funding […]

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Music Industry A-Listers Launch Artist Incubator Fund Verswire

New Fund VEEPS founder SHERRY SAEEDI, BLINK-182’s MARK HOPPUS and manager NICK LIPPMAN have launched a new venture capital startup, VERSWIRE, aimed at serving as a development incubator for emerging and established artists. SAEEDI will serve as CEO, with MYIA INGOLDSBY as Director/A&R and Branding and PETE […]

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Amanda Rheaume talks about a new album, decolonizing the music industry

Breadcrumb Links local arts Entertainment Ottawa musician Amanda Rheaume’s new album, The Spaces In Between, will be released on May 27. Photo by Errol McGihon /Postmedia Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission on purchases made through links on this page. Content of the article Amanda […]

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Troy Carter and Suzy Ryoo launch the Web3 community

Former manager of Lady Gaga and director of Spotify Troy Carter and co-founder of Q&A Suzy Ryoo announced the Venice Music Collective, an independent music community for creators powered by Web3. Launched this month, the collective is a place “where members have access, opportunities and the ability to achieve greater wealth as a freelancer,” according […]

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Halsey calls out the music industry forcing them to create a viral ‘fake’ TikTok to release a new song

The ‘Without Me’ singer is hitting back at his label on TikTok after claiming the label said he couldn’t release his new song without having a “fake viral moment on TikTok.” The TikTok-ification of the music industry is nothing new. The social media platform is well and truly the trendiest online space these days, with […]

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Tencent Music Entertainment Announces China’s First Digital Music Industry Commemorative Trophy

Announced quarterly, the Digital Memorial Trophy aims to honor individuals and groups who help promote industry progress and create social value through music. TME created the trophy to show its gratitude to music creators, professionals and music lovers, encouraging people to continue creating valuable content and initiatives for the entire industry. TME announced a total […]

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MENA Music Industry Revenue Growth Announces Launch of First Music Streaming Ranking

IFPI, representing the recording industry worldwide, has announced that streaming music ratings are being developed for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), including the first-ever rating regional of the IFPI. The charts, which are expected to be launched soon, will be the first for music in the region and demonstrate the industry’s interest in […]

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Nucleya talks about the “artificial inflation in numbers” in the music industry: “On the ground, translation doesn’t happen…”

Udyan Sagar aka Nucleya rocked the country’s capital with his electrifying performance during the NH7 Weekender. A renowned name in electronic music, Nucleya is the winner of numerous music awards, he was also a judge on MTV Hustle alongside Raftaar and Raja Kumari. In a conversation with News18.com, Nucleya explained that there is “serious artificial […]

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FaZe Clan Names Music Industry Veteran Zach Katz President & COO

FaZe Clan, the native digital media, entertainment and esports platform, has hired music industry veteran Zach Katz as President and COO. Katz joins from music technology investment venture fund Raised In Space Enterprises, which he co-founded in 2019 — in partnership with Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings — and led as CEO. In his new role, […]

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Jamal Edwards will receive a posthumous award marking his contribution to the music industry

Jamal Edwards has been announced as the first person to posthumously receive the Music Industry Trusts (MITS) award in recognition of his contribution to the industry. The entrepreneur shot to fame after founding music platform SBTV in 2006, and has been credited with helping launch a string of British musical acts to stardom, including Ed […]

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Commentary: how the music industry can learn from cable when it comes to ISPs and infringements

Given the current proliferation of Peacock, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, Hulu, Disney+, Apple TV+, Discovery+, Paramount+ and the torchbearer of streaming services Netflix, perhaps no truer words have be ever pronounced that ‘content is king’. Piracy, on the other hand, is older than printing. Over the past two decades, the music industry and, more […]

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Goodbye iPod: How Apple Music Player Transformed the Music Industry | The Guardian Nigeria News

By Chinelo Eze May 12, 2022 | 09:00 At the height of its power, the pocket music player known as the iPod moved tens of millions of units each year, helping Apple take the world by storm and transform the music industry. But that was ages ago in the mid-2000s in the tech industry. After […]

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The music industry is on the move: Sony Music Publishing signs Ashley Gorley

Sony Music Edition signed a global deal with songwriter Ashley Gorleyin partnership with Domain capital group. The deal encompasses Gorley’s entire catalog of songs, as well as future compositions. Gorley wrote 59 Country No. 1 for artists like Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett and many more. Pete Chiappetta of Domain Capital Group said, “Ashley […]

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Audiomack launches artist guide to help emerging musicians navigate the music industry

Today, leading music streaming service Audiomack announced the launch of the Audiomack Artist Guide, an all-in-one platform that offers creators and emerging musicians a comprehensive online resource for navigating the music industry and is available at guide.audiomack.com. The free guide serves as an encyclopedia for artists, offering an in-depth glossary that defines key music industry […]

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Exclusive: Issa Rae talks the music industry, the sequel and more at UnitedMasters SelectCon

Now more than ever, creatives need resources to propel themselves to the next level. To do so, Steve Stoute’s UnitedMasters traveled to Brooklyn, NY on May 5, 2022, to build a brighter future for creators at the fourth annual SelectCon. Programming throughout the afternoon included DJ Drama, Coodie, Hit-Boy and Jim Jones to help emerging […]

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Black musicians call for an end to racism in the classical music industry

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Arnold, founding member of the Black Orchestral Network. By Nadira Jamerson | word in black (WIB) – Every few months, the claim that Ludwig van Beethoven was black pops up on social media, and people get excited about the possibility that one of the greats of classical music is a brother. […]

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Cerena Says She Won’t Let Music Industry Obstacles Stop Transgender Pop Stars

TORONTO — Strolling through the halls of her old high school, experimental dance-pop singer Ceréna recalls how quickly her dreams came true once she embraced her true self. A few years ago, it would have been unimaginable to see who she is today: a first-time Juno-nominated transgender woman who relaunched her singing career after nearly […]

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Why the Idea of ​​the Music Industry ‘Plant’ Is a Misogynistic Myth

J There has been a lot of discussion on music fan message boards recently about the idea of ​​the “industrial factory”. It’s an accusation, leveled against some revolutionary musicians, that they were concocted by the industry itself. Originating in the world of rap, the idea is that if a new artist suddenly seems to be […]

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer says streaming saved music industry, touches on ‘bitter’ old bands

avenged sevenfold singer Mr. Shadows is very pro-streaming. In an interview with The Bob Lefsetz Podcast, Shadows said streaming is essentially the next logical step in listening to music. Shadows recalled a time when avenged sevenfold burned their CDs and distributed them, then jumped on the Napster and Limewire bandwagon when it arrived. He adds […]

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How will the integration of technology take the music industry to the next level?

Roads? Where we are going, we don’t need roads. Thanks to Back to the future, the pure imagination that leapt from the screen into our minds represented a taste of things to come in the coming decades. Okay, we haven’t really discovered time travel yet, but we’re on the verge of becoming an interplanetary species. […]

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Data Vault Holdings will revolutionize the music industry with an exclusive partnership with recording artist, television personality and entrepreneur Ray J and his family

New Partnership Empowers Artists to Build New Revenue Streams and Engage a Fanbase Through Data Analytics and Monetization with Datavault’s Patented Encryption Technology NEW YORK, May 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Data Vault Holdings, Inc., a leader in the visualization, evaluation and monetization of tokenomics and metaverse data, today announced its partnership with top-selling music artists […]

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Fuji’s Sensational Vibe Dominates Nigerian Music Industry – Benny Lee

From a regular performer to a sensational vibe taking the music industry by storm. Bennylee wraps up 2021 as a good year after seeing the hit “Laye” featuring Zlatan put the afro-fusion star on the map and earning him much more recognition with his impressive, superstar delivery. In August 2021, Laye was released and immediately […]

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A look at the current state of the Indian music industry – Art-and-culture News, Firstpost

Amit Gurbaxani finds out why India could grow as a music market but won’t thrive and break into the global top ten How well does the music industry protect its trade secrets? Well, if you want the full Global Music Report (GMR), published by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which represents the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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Music industry has made ‘insignificant’ progress for women songwriters, artists and producers: USC Annenberg Study

On the final day of Women’s History Month, findings from a new research report from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative conclude that, for women in music, “the past decade has been marked by insignificant shifts in the recording studio. The study, titled “Inclusion in the Recording Studio?” is the fifth annual music industry report from […]

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Women are rare in the music industry, especially as producers: NPR

According to a new report, Nicki Minaj is one of the few top female songwriters in an industry where 57% of songs don’t have female writers. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images According to a new report, Nicki Minaj is one of the few top female songwriters in an industry where […]

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NFTs are disrupting the music industry

Monday, March 28, 2022 4:06 PM by Adi Ben-Ari, CEO of Applied Blockchain 2021 was the year non-fungible tokens – NFTs – took the world by storm. Growing from relative obscurity to a $40 billion market, the conversation over the past twelve months about NFTs in the digital art world has reached fever pitch. Today, […]

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Music industry sees double-digit global growth in 2021

Driven by the growth of paid subscription streaming, total global music market revenue was $25.9 billion last year. EVERYDAY CHINA The global recorded music market grew by 18.5% in 2021 despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the annual World Music Report released by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry on March […]

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Music Industry Enterprise Software Market Growth By Top Key Players 2022-2030

New Jersey, United States,-The Music Industry Enterprise Software Market reports study a variety of parameters such as raw materials, cost, technology, and consumer preferences. It also provides important identifying information about the market such as history, various expansions and trends, trade overview, regional markets, trade and market competitors. specific analysis of capital, revenue and price, […]

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Spotify says it paid a record $7 billion to the music industry in 2021

Spotify paid $7 billion to the music industry in 2021, “the highest annual payment in the history of a single retailer,” the audio giant said Thursday. He also said that for the first time, more than 1,000 artists have generated over $1 million on Spotify. Why is this important: Spotify says the data shows “the […]

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7 billion dollars paid to the music industry

Last year, Spotify launched an initiative called Loud & Clear that positioned itself as a pay transparency initiative for artists and songwriters. In direct response to global protests demanding higher royalty payments, it was evident from the language of the announcement that the statistics provided were not truly transparent. Spotify released the 2021 annual report […]

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Singer-songwriter Don McLean talks about navigating the music industry for 50 years and his greatest song of all time. It’s not who you think

Just over half a century after writing the chart-topping “American Pie,” Don McLean finds his signature song more popular than ever. McLean, who is booked for the 1,200-seat John WH Bassett Theater for a May 7 performance, recently enjoyed two high-profile feature film placements: “American Pie” was a musical plot point in “Captain Marvel,” the […]

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Is Discz the hottest new recommendation tool in the music industry?

Bobby Pinckney went to bed one night last August as a management consultant and woke up the next morning as the man behind one of the world’s most popular music apps. Discz, a song recommendation tool that Pinckney started as a class project during his senior year at USC, has captured the imagination of TikTokers. […]