Lyrics Are Gone From #Spotify (For Now) News

Lyrics Are Gone From #Spotify (For Now)

No Comments 1 June 2016

Spotify has removed the lyrics function from across its platforms, breaking ties with Musixmatch—which had previously supplied the service. Billboard reports.

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50 Years of MIDEM

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50 Years of MIDEM

No Comments 30 May 2016

via Billboard: On Cannes’ famed boulevard and beyond, memories of promising talent, exquisite meals and faking it in French.

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Beyonce, Drake and the ‘Exclusives’ Explosion: How Streaming Has Changed the Way Albums Are Released

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Beyonce, Drake and the ‘Exclusives’ Explosion: How Streaming Has Changed the Way Albums Are Released

No Comments 26 May 2016

For decades, album releases were rigid and traditional: Artists and labels picked a Tuesday launch date and built up to it. But throughout 2016, superstar artists - Beyonce, Drake, Chance the Rapper, Kanye West and more - and music streaming companies have been obliterating that model, reinventing the way albums are released - some without a snag, others full of glitches and flip-flops. Billboard reports.

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SoundCloud & LANDR Partnership

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SoundCloud & LANDR Partnership

No Comments 26 May 2016

From Create Digital Music: Video killed the radio star. Streaming killed downloads. Home taping is killing music. Is the cloud about to kill the mastering engineer?

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Bandcamp Addresses Downloads

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Bandcamp Addresses Downloads

No Comments 23 May 2016

Bandcamp addresses rumors surrounding downloads in this blog (also sent as an email to members this weekend): In light of a recent report that Apple will soon abandon music downloads (later denied, but undoubtedly containing a certain amount of inevitability), we thought we’d take a moment to update you on the state of Bandcamp’s business and our plans for the future.

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New Deal Allows Indie Publishers and Songwriters to Profit from DJs’ Work

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New Deal Allows Indie Publishers and Songwriters to Profit from DJs’ Work

No Comments 18 May 2016

The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) and Dubset have reached a deal that will allow the NMPA’s independent members, both publishing companies and songwriters, to take part in a new streaming “sub-economy” that only recently became technologically feasible. Billboard reports.

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Amazon Video Direct to compete with YouTube, allowing creators to monetize videos

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Amazon Video Direct to compete with YouTube, allowing creators to monetize videos

No Comments 11 May 2016

From the DIY Musician Blog: A new Amazon program called Amazon Video Direct (or AVD) lets video creators post content to Amazon’s video hub, which already serves over 50 million paid Amazon Prime subscribers in the US alone.

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