October Industry Wrap-Up

Spotify Adds Playlist Pitching Options, Partners With Google & Launches New App October was a busy month for Spotify! They’ve announced some recent updates that impact fans, labels and artists. For music fans who use Google and Android smart devices, an advanced partnership now allows Spotify subscribers to use voice command control of the app […]

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March Industry Wrap-Up

Pandora Premium Takes on the On-Demand Streaming Game While household names like Spotify and Apple Music boast a combined 120+ million users streaming music each month, Pandora has enjoyed the success of their proprietary “Music Genome Project” algorithm and their ability to draw users in with perfectly curated and personalized radio stations. Last year, Pandora […]

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July Songwriter News

By Stefanie Flamm The music industry may seem like it’s settling into its predictable lull, but songwriters and publishers worldwide are fighting harder than ever for a fair marketplace: The US Department of Justice rules in favor of licensing regulations that many songwriters and publishers see as “a clusterf—k of epic proportions.“ YouTube announces $2 […]

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July News From Our Store Partners

By Stefanie Flamm Our stores are gearing up for the second half of the year with some exciting new developments: Spotify attempts to rival Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio by launching two new radio shows on their service. TIDAL caters to both artists and listeners alike at the twelfth annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival in […]

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June News From Our Store Partners

By Stefanie Flamm The days are longer, the sun is brighter, and our digital store partners are gearing up for a summer’s worth of big updates: Amazon Music plans to release a new streaming service that will compete against Spotify and Apple Music US music mogul Guy Oseary, famous for representing Madonna and Nicki Minaj, […]

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May News From Our Store Partners

By Stefanie Flamm You can finally put away your winter coat and grab your shades, because summer is upon us and a lot of exciting things are going on with our digital store partners. Rhapsody launches virtual reality streaming of exclusive live performances. Spotify updates their subscription plan to compete with Apple Music and Google […]

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May Songwriter News

By Stefanie Flamm As the days get longer and we gear up for summer, there’s some exciting news happening in the music publishing industry: A new deal could mean improved songwriter royalty distribution from DJ remixes and mashups. ASCAP stands by their songwriters, all the way to Capitol Hill. MediaNet works with SOCAN to provide […]

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April Songwriter News

By Dwight Brown As spring settles in, songs, activists and artists are creating news. The iconic civil rights song “We Shall Overcome” may be headed to Public Domain territory. Government regulations are stymying songwriters, but there may be a way out. Led Zeppelin may have a “Whole Lotta Love” for borrowing tunes. There’s a lot […]

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TuneCore Launches In Germany

Independent German artists now have access to best-in-class global digital distribution and music publishing opportunities. Hamburg, Germany – 6 April, 2016 – TuneCore, the leading digital music distribution and publishing administration service provider, continues its international expansion with the announcement today of TuneCore Germany. Tunecore.com.de allows German-based artists to collect revenue from streaming services, digital […]

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March News From Our Store Partners

By Dwight Brown It’s spring. It’s a time for growth. Change is in the air at our digital stores. New Google Play Music app adds YouTube video search. CÜR streaming launches and targets the tech savvy crowd. Spotify finds a new way to highlight emerging artists. Rhapsody is growing faster than daisies on a spring […]

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