I LEGALLY PURCHASED 16,000 SOUNDCLOUD PLAYS

Although typically skeptical of the idea of "buying" plays, Brian Hazard here reviews his experience with a fairly reputable marketing...

PANDORA, SPOTIFY PODCAST MOVES GOOD NEW FOR MUSICIANS AND RECORD LABELS

This week, Pandora announced the Podcast Genome Project, a cataloging system and discovery algorithm that uses a combination of technology...

 
 
 

FACEBOOK OUTAGE REVEALS PEOPLE STILL READ NEWS OTHER WAYS, WOULD YOUTUBE OUTAGE REVEAL SOMETHING SIMILAR ABOUT MUSIC?

While YouTube has certainly moved in on the music industry in a major way, carving out a huge swathe of listens and views, a recent...

VIRAL RAPPER WYNNE TALKS LEMUR DOODLES, ESPIONAGE, TIERRA WHACK

In this installment of the nofilter interview series, AWAL talks with viral rapper and social media sensation Wynne about some of her...

 
 
 

DID SPOTIFY JUST SIGNAL AN INVESTMENT IN THE ORCHARD?

Did Spotify just share a big hint that is is investing in The Orchard? Days before the streamer announced an investment and partnership...

IHEARTMEDIA ANNOUNCES POST-BANKRUPTCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

IHeartMedia has named the members selected to serve on its Board of Directors upon its emergence from Chapter 11. The current board...

 
 
 

FESTICKET RAISES ANOTHER $ 10.5 MILLION

Festicket , the music festival travel and experiences platform has raised a $ 10.5 million D-Series financing round led by venture...

NETEASE CLOUD MUSIC RAISES $600M AS USERS JUMP 200M IN 12 MONTHS TO 600M

NetEase Cloud Music has completed a $600 million funding round to take on Spotify partner Tencent Music in China and Asia's exploding...

 
 
 

PRINCE ESTATE AWARDED $4M JUDGMENT OVER EP RELEASE

Producer George Ian Boxill has reportedly been ordered to pay nearly $4 million to the estate of Prince for releasing songs after his...

AM BRIEF: BILLBOARD LIVE SUMMIT • NETEASE MUSIC ADDS $600M • FESTICKET RAISES $10.5M • AUDIOBRIDGE TO NASHVILLE • MORE

WEDNESDAY 11.14.18 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab

 
 
 

SPOTIFY OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES ON MIDDLE EAST, NORTH AFRICA

As anticipated, Spotify has launched in 13 new markets in the Middle East and North Africa , including United Arab Emirates, Saudi...

YOUTUBE MUSIC CHARTS 11.2 - 8, 2018: ARIANA GRANDE IS 1, LINKIN PARK PASSES 1B VIEWS

On the YouTube Music Charts this week, Ariana Grande's “thank u, next” reached 1 on the US Top Songs Chart, Linkin Park's “Numb” crosses...

 
 
 

WARNING: DO NOT POST DUPLICATIVE CONTENT TO YOUTUBE

Here Chris Robley cautions against the dangers of posting content to your YouTube channel which too closely matches something you or...

7 TIPS ON HOW GATHER YOUR FIRST 5,000 FOLLOWERS ON SOUNDCLOUD

While SoundCloud has certainly become a powerhouse for musicians looking to spread their music and promote their brand, the accessibility...

 
 
 

SPOTIFY, SOUNDGIRLS LAUNCH ‘EQL DIRECTORY' GLOBAL DATABASE OF WOMEN IN AUDIO, MUSIC PRODUCTION

Spotify and Soundgirls have partnered to launch The EQL Directory , global database of women working behind the scenes in music and...

THE BUSINESS OF INDIE: DAPTONE RESURRECTED • NEW OLE CEO, ACQUISITIONS • SUP POP SINGLES CLUB • MORE

Today Hypebot launches The Business Of Indie , an initial step in our effort to give independent labels, publishers and artists the...

 
 
 

BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO BUILDING AN AUDIENCE

As an artist, building an audience is one of the hardest and most important things to do, and it can be difficult to know where to...

HOW I CREATED A $300 FAN GENERATED MUSIC VIDEO

While creating music videos is an important segment of an artist's music promotion, such endeavors are frequently expensive and time-consuming....

 
 
 

ASCAP IS TAKING THESE 12 US VENUES COURT

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers has filed 12 separate copyright infringement actions against U.S. bars and...

YOUTUBE CEO SAYS ARTICLE 13 COULD KILL MUSIC VIDEOS

In her strongest statement so far, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki says that the European Union's proposed Article 13 copyright directive...

 
 
 



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