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This Week In Music Commentary

Commentary from within the music industry this week touched on why net neutrality is a key part of the streaming economy, what it's like to be an official playlist curator, and why SoundCloud is here to stay. Music Copyrights: When Forever Isn’t Actually Forever Net Neutrality Central To The Streaming Economy, Here's Why Her Job Is To Curate Official Spotify Playlists Of New Artists [VIDEO INTERVIEW] Chance ...

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this roundup of the past seven days of music industry news, we explore the longevity of music copyrights, delve into 360 deals, look at two new lawsuits hitting Spotify, and more. Music Copyrights: When Forever Isn’t Actually Forever 360 Record Deals: A Look Inside “Multiple Rights" Agreements [Part 2] Spotify’s Latest Premium: 50% Back Means 50% Less On Making Music Supervisors Happy: Be Prepared with I ...

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Educational Benefits • Soft Skills • Make Money With Industry Gear • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at the educational benefits of social media, how you can make money off of your industry gear on the side, skills employers want in a musician, and more. Rayanne Dany | 3 Major Educational Benefits Of Social Media Emma Becker | Here Are 8  Ways To Make Money With Industry Skills, Gear [Infographic] Jennifer Paterson | 8 Soft Skills Musicians Have That Employers Want Li ...

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. & Indie Music

Our tips and suggestions for DIY and indie artists this week covered issues like how to manage your money well as a musician, how to make money with accumulated industry gear and skills, the best practices for using Facebook as a marketing tool in 2017, and more! Musicians Who Managed Their Money Well and What You Can Learn From Them Got Gear And Skills? 8 Ways Musicians Can Make Money With Them [INFOGRAPHI ...

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Streaming Now Dominates U.S. Music Consumption [CHART]

Music streaming in the US is growing at a phenomenal rate. American music fans logged 284.7 billion on-demand streams in the first six months of 2017, according to Nielsen. In fact, by that metric, streaming now makes up more than 60% of all music consumption, while last year, it accounted for 50%. ___________________________________ via Business Insider Related articles Startup BuzzAngle Music Takes On Bil ...

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How YouTube And Latin America Are Taking Over The Music World [Mark Mulligan]

Music industry analyst Mark Mulligan of MIDiA looks at how two trends - a growing Latin American music market and the explosive growth of streaming - are coming together to create a seismic shift in music. ________________________________________________ By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA Unless you have been on Mars for the last couple of days you will have seen the news that Luis Fonsi’s ‘Despacito’ has become the ...

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Radio And How Better Data Changed It Forever

While many are unhappy with the repetitive, commercial heavy nature of radio today, it's important to keep in mind that radio was not always this way. In this article we explore how the introduction of better data to radio programmers served to shape the nature of modern radio. ____________________________ Guest  post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Most of us don’t like to admit it, but we do listen to a lo ...

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TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

Taking home the gold for most-read this week, we had articles covering the job of curating official Spotify playlists, how Amazon has risen to become the 3rd largest music subscription service, an explanation of variable royalty rates on YouTube, and much more. Her Job Is To Curate Official Spotify Playlists Of New Artists [VIDEO INTERVIEW] Amazon Is Now 3rd Largest Music Subscription Service [Mark Mulligan ...

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Cinq Music Nabs $20 Million From GoDigital For Music Rights Acquisitions, International Expansion

Cinq Music has completed a $20 million Series B rounded funded by GoDigital Media. Cinq will use the funding to purchase music rights, both masters and publishing, and to further expand internationally. Additional details of the funding were not disclosed. ____________________________________ Artists services firm Cinq Music has built its business with a Latin focus, releasing five number one Indie records ...

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