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RIAA Releases State Of Music Business Mid-2017: Streaming Subscriptions Drive Revenue Growth

Amazingly enough, 2017 is halfway gone already which means it's time to take stock of the music industry as a whole, looking at where revenue has increased and how companies have been able to adapt to a rise in the popularity of streaming. __________________________ Guest post by Cary Sherman, Chairman & CEO of the RIAA on Medium Today we report the state of the U.S. music business mid-way through 2017. ...

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Chatbots: Reality Or Hype?

Chatbots, also known simply as bots or interactive agents, are programs designed to mimic human conversation via text or audio. The implication of these programs for the music industry could be huge assuming that it isn't all just hype.   ______________________ Guest post by Moses Namara of The Message A chatbot is a computer program that is made to mimic a human in order to conduct a conversation either vi ...

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Patreon Just Raised $60M, Now YouTube Is Gunning For It with Fan ‘Sponsorships

Patreon announced yesterday that it had raised an additional $60 Million to expand its fan-to-creator patronage site.  Now Google's YouTube is gunning for the startup, which has become a popular revenue tool for many of its creators, with it's own Patraon-like fan "sponsorship" tools. Based on old-school patronage, Patreon enables fans and sponsors to support musicians and other creators. Patrons pledge to ...

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Best Tablets For Music Producers

As music technology continues to advance, artists no longer have to rely on major studios, and can instead produce music from the palm of their hands. This form of mobile production also allows artists to transcend geographic boundaries. Here we look at a list of the most affordable and effective tablets for music production on the market right now. ____________________________ Guest post by Jeffrey Ulrich ...

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The State Of Latin Music 2017

As America's demographics shift, so too do its music consumption habits, and it looks as though Latin music could be coming out on top, despite what some might assume to be language and cultural barriers. ___________________________ Guest post from the Pandora Blog by Marcos Juarez, Head of Latin Music Programming Is 2017 the year of Latin music? As the demographics in America shift, what is defined as “mai ...

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Warner Music UK Strengthens Senior Management Team

Warner Music UK  is strengthening its management team with the promotion of  two senior executives.  Peter Breeden becomes Chief Operating Officer, in addition to his existing duties as Chief Financial Officer. Mel Fox has been promoted to Chief Transformation Officer.  Breeden steps into a broader operational role, with the Commercial and Brand Partnership teams will now report to him, along with the Finan ...

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How To Save Money, Make Money On Tour [Kosha Dillz]

For artists, touring can be an expensive proposition and when you're living on the road, expenses can pile up quickly. That said, there are also a myriad of money making opportunities there as well. Here rapper Kosha Dillz offers tips for saving and making money on tour. _____________________ Guest post by Kosha Dillz    Touring is sort of the glory an artist wants to experience when they get their bearings ...

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Watch Trailer of Clive Davis Doc with Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Iovine, Paul Simon, Diddy & More

"Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of our Lives" debuts on Apple Music on Oct. 3rd after a limited theatrical release beginning this weekend. Director Chris Perkel based the biopic on Davis' 2013 best-selling autobiography "Man with the Golden Ears”  which traces his rise to one of the most successful music moguls in modern history.  Watch the star studded trailer:    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaYq ...

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All Streaming Music Services Gain After A Q1 Lull, But Rankings Remain Unchanged

YouTube is still the world's most popular streaming music service, according to tracking from the analysts at MIDiA. But Spotify is growing at such a clip that it might be able to close the gap. In fact, in the UK, Spotify surpassed YouTube for music among Gen Z's 16-19 year olds. ____________________________________________ Analysis From Mark Mulligan of MIDiA "YouTube is the world’s leading streaming musi ...

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