Category: Music Industry

Songfreedom Offers Plan for Music Dealers Artists

Paul Resnikoff July 30, 2016 On Friday, Chicago-based synch placement firm Music Dealers abruptly closed its doors, leaving an unknown number of songwriters and artists...

Unlimited Free Music Is About to End, Sony CEO Says

By this time next year, artists like Adele and Taylor Swift will be viewed as industry pioneers. Now, Sony Music is now preparing a massive, company-wide shift towards...

Billion Dollar Streaming Records Company

UMG has become the first recorded music business to generate a billion dollars of revenue from streaming services in a calendar year. According to the Q4 results of its...

Spotify pledges to fix royalty problems

By: Aaron Souppouris Paying artists for streams isn’t just Spotify’s problem — the whole industry is stuck with a royalty model that’s better...

Device costs music industry $10 Mil daily

by MATTHEW HUSSEY Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde has created a device that he believes is costing the music industry $10 million a day, reports TorrentFreak. The...

Songkick sues Live Nation

by James Hanley Concert discovery and ticketing firm Songkick is suing Live Nation and its subsidiary Ticketmaster, alleging the firms have “exploited their monopoly...

VEVO SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE COMING?

From Music Business Weekly: Don’t be surprised if Vevo doesn’t remain completely free for much longer. The video service, co-owned by Sony Music, Universal Music,...

Riece Ransom “Teflon” @microphonelove

Singer/Songwriter Riece Ransom A sensational artist hailing from Baltimore, MD has been making noise throughout the industry, for both his writing style and his dynamic...

Rdio Shutting Down

By Casey Newton Rdio is seeking bankruptcy protection and plans to wind down its service. Pandora is acquiring its intellectual property and some of its employees. Among...

Spotify Liable for Millions In Unpaid Royalties?

by: Paul Resnikoff This could be the beginning of a very serious showdown between Spotify, independent labels, publishers, and songwriters, with potentially tens of...

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