March Industry Wrap-Up

U.S. Recorded Music Revenues On The Rise The Recording Industry Association of America released its recorded music figures for 2017 in April. One major takeaway from the report was a 16.5% increase in retail value from 2016, up to $8.72 billion, and a 12.6% overall rise to $5.9 billion in wholesale revenue collection. If you’ve […]

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April News From Our Store Partners

By Dwight Brown It’s springtime and that change you feel in the air is progress being made by our digital store partners. Tidal grows by leaps and bounds, becomes the top music app. Apple Music offers exclusive Drake release, creates a new patent. Saavn launches original programming, teams with a U.S. tech firm. Spotify partners with […]

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Billboard to Partner With Spotify

It was announced today that Billboard has named Spotify as their exclusive streaming partner. This will enable Spotify to be the official provider of “playback of more than 75 Billboard music charts”, as well as a new editorial feature focused on Spotify’s increasingly popular New Music Fridays playlist and several ‘Spotify-centric tallies.’ These three new […]

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December Songwriter News

By Dwight Brown The holiday season is a perfect time to look back at the gains and challenges of 2015 and anticipate what direction songwriters should take in 2016. Even in the midst of this rapidly changing digital age, the songwriting industry is booming, the U.S. Copyright Office could get an update, co-songwriters are getting […]

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December News From Our Store Partners

By Dwight Brown Good news. That’s what our store partners are giving artists this holiday season, as we look back on 2015 and forward to 2016. Apple Music turns the streaming game into a competitive race. The Australian music service Guvera adds territories. Spotify may change the way artists can release music. And Saavn is […]

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