U.S. One Of 4 Countries That Doesn’t Pay Artists For Radio Airplay News

U.S. One Of 4 Countries That Doesn’t Pay Artists For Radio Airplay

No Comments 30 March 2016

From the Music 3.0 blog: Radio is still a big part of an artist’s success, but did you know that an artist doesn’t get paid for radio airplay in the United States? Songwriters get paid from money collected from broadcasters by ASCAP, BMI or SESAC, but there’s no mechanism in place for an artist to get paid for the same airplay.

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Instagram Intros Longer Videos

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Instagram Intros Longer Videos

No Comments 30 March 2016

Direct from Instagram: We want to bring you fun, flexible and creative ways to create and watch video on Instagram. As part of our continued commitment, you’ll soon have the flexibility to tell your story in up to 60 seconds of video. This is one step of many you’ll see this year.

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Official RIAA 2015 Stats

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Official RIAA 2015 Stats

No Comments 28 March 2016

From Music 3.0: The RIAA has released its statistics for 2015 and, as always, there are some surprises. The things to remember about the RIAA is that it works for the record labels (especially the majors), so some stats you have to take with a grain of salt.

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Transparency and Data Problems Hotly Debated During First Week of SXSW 2016

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Transparency and Data Problems Hotly Debated During First Week of SXSW 2016

No Comments 20 March 2016

via Billboard: The music industry has a data problem and it’s finally ready to tackle it head on. Maybe it’s because of the class action lawsuits brought against such streaming services as Spotify and Tidal in recent week, which has forced the industry’s hand.

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Your essential tech guide to surviving a music festival

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Your essential tech guide to surviving a music festival

No Comments 20 March 2016

Spring has no shortage of hot music festivals. If you’re planning to hit up some of the biggies, such as Ultra, Coachella, Lollapalooza or EDC, preparation is key. Tips via Mashable.

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Music Reports Launches New Tool to Begin Solving ‘The Database Problem’

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Music Reports Launches New Tool to Begin Solving ‘The Database Problem’

No Comments 17 March 2016

Music Reports has launched an unnamed rights administration platform aimed at clearing up publishing information for the millions of songs, largely from independent artists, that are digitally distributed through platforms like CD Baby and TuneCore. Billboard reports.

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Inside SoundCloud, the move to revenue begins

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Inside SoundCloud, the move to revenue begins

No Comments 15 March 2016

via Create Digital Music: SoundCloud has become a popular punching bag for the music press. The formula runs something like this: choose a screaming headline predicting the company’s doom, run some out-of-context business numbers and some negative quotes by an unnamed source, then (presumably) rake in clicks.

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