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Streaming Music Forecast 2018 - 2026 [MIDiA]

Respected music and entertainment industry analysts MIDiA have just published its latest global music forecasts, with revenue and user numbers projected through 2026. __________________________ From MIDiA's Mark Mulligan from the Music Industry blog 2017 was the last year of strong streaming revenue growth. From 2018 onwards streaming growth will lessen each year, falling from 29% in 2018 to 7% in 2026. The slowdown in revenue growth reflects maturation of developed streaming market...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Japan, UK, Australia, France, China, Germany, India, US, Bruce Houghton, Mark Mulligan, Brazil India, Brazil Mexico, US UK Sweden Netherlands, Asia Argentina Brazil Colombia Mexico


Meet Dave, The Post-Grime Future Of UK Rap

The first rap music I ever loved was British. In 1988, when I was about to turn nine, my family moved to London for a year. (My dad, a history professor, was on sabbatical, trying to write a book that he never ended up finishing.) The UK had Top Of The Pops, which turned pop … More »
Tags: Music, UK, London, Dave, Little Simz, Busta Rhymes, Status Ain't Hood, Conway, E-40, Mach Hommy, Xavier Wulf, Dj Muggs, Sada Baby, Fmb Dz, Aaron Cooks


Streaming Music Forecast 2018 - 2106 [MIDiA]

Respected music and entertainment industry analysts MIDiA have just published its latest global music forecasts, with revenue and user numbers projected through 2026. __________________________ From MIDiA's Mark Mulligan from the Music Industry blog 2017 was the last year of strong streaming revenue growth. From 2018 onwards streaming growth will lessen each year, falling from 29% in 2018 to 7% in 2026. The slowdown in revenue growth reflects maturation of developed streaming markets ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Japan, UK, Australia, France, China, Germany, India, US, Bruce Houghton, Mark Mulligan, Brazil India, Brazil Mexico, US UK Sweden Netherlands, Asia Argentina Brazil Colombia Mexico


SSL SiX is a compact version of that legendary console goodness

Few studio consoles are coveted quite like the Solid State Logic. But SSL have had the clever idea of cutting this down to a compact, still pricey, but luxe desktop mixer. And SiX is a good indication the console is back. Okay, this isn’t by any means going to be a cheap six-channel mixer. Think £999 +VAT, US$1499, €1199+”tax.” (Oh, yeah. I realize I have no idea what “tax” will mean for UK products in… nine days, possibly. Maybe you’ll just ship SSL some dry goods and penicillin in exchange f...
Tags: Music, UK, DSP, PFL


Janet Jackson Bumps Herself Up On The Glastonbury Poster

The venerable UK music festival Glastonbury finished announcing its headliners this past Friday. As is customary, the fest marked the occasion by releasing a poster listing all the confirmed performers so far, designed by longtime Radiohead collaborator Stanley Donwood. Across the top line, the headliners read like so: "THE KILLERS, THE CURE, STORMZY, KYLIE, JANET … More »
Tags: Music, UK, News, Radiohead, Glastonbury, Janet Jackson, Janet, Stanley Donwood


Beyoncé Set to Drop New Solo Album This Summer With Female Empowerment Theme (Report)

Beyoncé is reportedly hard at work on her next solo album, known amongst the BeyHive as “B7.”According to the UK’s Sun, Beyoncé has already started recording for her seventh solo project, the follow-up to 2016’s groundbreaking visual album Lemonade.After exploring themes such as infidelity and redemption in Lemonade, and then following that up with Everything is Love, her collaboration album with rapper husband Jay-Z, Queen B is reportedly returning back to her female empowerment roots.The Sun r...
Tags: Music, UK, Celebs, Beyonce, Pop Culture, Rumors, Jazz, Reports, New Music, Female Empowerment, B7, Beyoncé Set, Sun Beyoncé, Jay Z Queen B


Q&A With Rising UK Based Underground Hip Hop Artist Loot Stacz

We are extremely excited to have featured your latest album “The Bar Code”, being an artist we never of heard before this, please tell us who is Loot Stacz? Where part of UK are you based out of? When/Where did your career all start? Why move from New Zealand to the UK? Loot Stacz is an artist that tries to uphold the fundamentals of Hip Hop.  I want to uplift and inspire people with my music.  I am still in the process of learning my craft but my potential is exponential. (Bars)  I currently l...
Tags: UK, New Zealand, Jazz, London England, Q&A Interviews, Loot Stacz


7 Actionable Tips For Music Labels To Escalate Their Online Video Revenue

As the largest video sharing platform on the planet, YouTube represents a huge opportunity for artists and labels to spin the countless views on the site into profit. Here we look at seven tips for how music labels can up their video revenue game. _____________________________ Guest post by Scott Matthews YouTube is by far the largest video-sharing network in the world. The platform has almost two billion active users, with the numbers growing at a steady rate ever since YouTube...
Tags: Music, UK, Youtube, Guest Post, Scott, Scott Mathews, Scott Matthews YouTube, YouTube Advertising Advertising, YouTube It 's, John Bolden, Essay Writing Lab, Rushmyessay, YouTube Channel Membership, Conclusion YouTube, Edugeeksclub com and College


EMPLOYED TO SERVE Talks Suicide Awareness In Punishing New Track "Harsh Truth"

The UK hardcore darlings, Employed To Serve, beat us down with another eye opening track, this one all about the... The post EMPLOYED TO SERVE Talks Suicide Awareness In Punishing New Track "Harsh Truth" appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, UK, Employed To Serve


Culture’s race war: 'Blackness is something to consume but not engage with'

From Dave to Green Book, artists and the art they create are too often critiqued for being ‘too black’ or ‘not black enough’Last month, the UK rapper Dave released his latest single, Black. Sparse but affecting, and largely threaded around a few minor piano chords and a drum beat, it saw the south Londoner dissect facets of black identity through lines such as “Black is my Ghanaian brother reading into scriptures / Doing research on his lineage, finding out that he’s Egyptian” and “Black ain’t j...
Tags: Music, UK, England, Mac, Film, Mahershala Ali, BBC News, Rap, Dave, Culture, Raheem Sterling, Viggo Mortensen, Robbie Williams, Moonlight, Black Panther, Annie Mac


Glastonbury 2019: Killers and the Cure announced as final headliners

US rockers and goth indie heroes take main-stage honours alongside Stormzy, while Janet Jackson confirms first UK show in yearsThe Killers and the Cure have been announced as the final headliners of the 2019 Glastonbury festival. Brandon Flowers’ Vegas band will headline on the Saturday, and Robert Smith and co on the Sunday. They join the previously announced headliner Stormzy, who will close the Pyramid stage on Friday night.It is the Cure’s fourth time headlining Glastonbury, following slots ...
Tags: Music, UK, US, Rap, Tame Impala, Culture, Pop and rock, Hip-hop, Festivals, Indie, The Cure, Jazz, Liam Gallagher, Glastonbury festival, Music Festivals, Coldplay


The 20 greatest breakup songs ever – ranked!

On the 40th anniversary of Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive topping the charts – and as the UK blunders towards its own acrimonious divorce – here’s the definitive list of tear-stained stonkersHip-hop isn’t big on romantic heartbreak, but this is a particularly fine example. There’s a lot of bragging from Guru about how he’s so inundated with offers since his ex packed him in that she’s probably jealous. But somehow, you get the sense he’s protesting too much: “Went home to see my mom and I saw yo...
Tags: Music, UK, Relationships, Life and style, Rap, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Culture, Pop and rock, Bob Dylan, Hip-hop, Indie, R&B, Carly Simon, Elvis Costello, Folk Music, Kelly Clarkson


Streaming, Artists Without Labels Are Driving Music Industry Growth [Mark Mulligan]

Three key factors shaped the music industry over the last year, according to Mark Mulligan of MIDiA: continued growth, streaming and artists direct (artists without labels).These findings are highlights of the MIDiA Research report: Recorded Music Market 2018: Stream Engine. ________________________   By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA from the blog Recorded music revenues grew in 2018 for the fourth consecutive year, reaching $18.8 billion, up $2.2 billion from 2017. Streaming was the engi...
Tags: Music, Japan, UK, Mexico, Germany, US, Sony, Brazil, Warner Music, Bruce Houghton, Mark Mulligan, Sony Music, Universal Music


The Art Of Marketing Music

For many listeners, music is far more than just sound, and acts as a strong emotional force. This makes music, and the inextricably linked if sometimes adversarial format of radio a uniquely powerful platform for marketing. Here Fred Jacobs looks at examples of music marketing from the beginning of the year which demonstrate the impact artists, and the radio stations that play them, have on consumers ___________________________________ Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media Strategie...
Tags: Apple, Music, UK, Wings, Dallas Cowboys, Chevy, Detroit Red Wings, NHL, North America, Detroit, George Michael, Great Britain, Woodstock, Jimmy Page, Burton, Zeppelin


Ditto Music Launches Management Division

Independent distribution and marketing company Ditto Music announced the launch of a new artist management division. Ditto Management will operate as a stand-alone company and will be helmed by Matt Dodds, former A&R manager with the UK-based Jem Music. According to Rolling Stone, which first reported the launch, acts already on the roster at launch for the new management venture include Big Zuu, DJ Nathan Dawe, R&B artist Bobbi Lewis and singer-songwriter Nathan Brooks. “My vision is ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, UK, Rolling Stone, Bruce Houghton, Dodds, Lee Parsons, Nathan Brooks, Ditto Management, Matt Dodds, Jem Music According to Rolling Stone, Nathan Dawe, Bobbi Lewis, Ed Sheerans, Sam Smiths


Watch My Panda Shall Fly play KORG volcas with bits of metal

“Play your KORG volcas with bits of metal instead of your fingers” isn’t one of the Oblique Strategies, but maybe it ought to be. Sometimes all you need for some musical inspiration is a different approach. So My Panda Shall Fly took a different angle for a session for music video series Homework. Since the volca series use conductive touch for input, a set of metal objects (like coins) will trigger the inputs. Result: some unstable sounds. I mean, maybe it’s just all part of an influencer...
Tags: Videos, Music, UK, London, Inspiration, Techniques, Artists, Stories, Live-performance, Touch, Music Tech, Korg, Volca Series, Volca, My Panda Shall Fly


How to keep your warm ups and singing sessions fresh and engaging

I teach singing workshops across the UK. I’m lucky to get a lot of the same singers turning up each time.Which means that I can’t keep on using the same old jokes or worn out warm up routines. Here’s how I keep things fresh.It’s easy to keep rehashing the same old thing – especially if you run a choir week in, week out.It takes energy, thought and planning to keep creating new warm ups and different angles on basic singing and rehearsal techniques.But if you don’t keep things fresh, your singers...
Tags: Facebook, Music, UK, Singing, Technique, Choir, Singers, Rehearsal, Vocal Technique, Warm Up, Chris Rowbury, Habit, Vocal Warm Up, Preparing To Sing, Choir Warm Up


Coroner Confirms The Prodigy’s Keith Flint Died By Suicide

Last week, Keith Flint, vocalist and figurehead for the hugely popular and important UK dance group the Prodigy, died at the way-too-young age of 49. Shortly after his death, Flint's Prodigy bandmate Liam Howlett wrote on Instagram that Flint "took his own life over the weekend." Today, we get official confirmation of that … More »
Tags: Music, UK, News, The Prodigy, Flint, Prodigy, Keith Flint, Liam Howlett


The Problem With Those Headlines About Meghan Markle & Her Staff? They’re Sexist.

A staff member who works closely with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has announced that she is leaving her position. Despite what tabloids would have you believe, this is not nearly as dramatic as it sounds.Amy Pickerill, the assistant private secretary who transferred from the Kensington Palace press operation and has been working closely with Prince Harry and Markle since at least the beginning of 2018, has announced that she is leaving her position. According to her LinkedIn, she has been wo...
Tags: Fashion, Music, UK, New York City, Portland, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, Harry, William, Kensington Palace, Meghan, Markle, MEGHAN MARKLE, Mark Cuthbert, Samantha Cohen, Edward Lane Fox


A Week In New York City On A $100,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a consultant who makes $100,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on tea.Occupation: ConsultantIndustry: ConsultingAge: 24Location: New York, NYSalary: $100,000Paycheck Amount (2x/month): $1,850Monthly ExpensesRent: $1,354 (I have one ro...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Fashion, Music, UK, New York, London, Craigslist, Greece, California, NYC, New York City, Aer Lingus, Netflix, Ireland, Paris


Music Sync Roundup: Guild of Music Supervisors Awards, Robert Plant’s Green Book Soundtrack Role and More

This month's overview of the world of music sync by Emma Griffiths of Synchtank journeys from 2019 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards to Robert Plant’s role In Green Book soundtrack and far beyond. ______________________________ By Emma Griffiths of Synchtank Film and TV 2019 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards: Complete Winners List (Billboard) Music drama A Star Is Born was a big winner of the night, taking home the awards for best music supervision for a film budgeted o...
Tags: Google, Music, Japan, UK, New York, Los Angeles, Unilever, Netflix, Ariana Grande, Bradley Cooper, Nbcuniversal, David Bowie, Alfonso Cuarón, Ikea, Heineken, Angelina Jolie


The Chemical Brothers – “We’ve Got To Try” Video

Over the decades, veteran UK dance-music magicians the Chemical Brothers have quietly amassed one of the all-time great music-video catalogs. Maybe it's their sense of vision, or maybe their music works as a blank canvas for directors to come up with memorable and bugged-out ideas. But masters like Michel Gondry and Spike Jonze have done … More »
Tags: Video, Music, UK, Spike Jonze, Ninian Doff, The Chemical Brothers, Chemical Brothers, Michel Gondry


Midem Names Midemlab Music Startup Competition Jury, Submission Deadline Nears

International music industry convention Midem has unveiled its jury for this year’s Midemlab music startup competition. Sponsored by Deezer and Recochoku,Midemlab showcases the most promising international music-related startups offering fresh opportunities to the music sector. The competition provides finalists with valuable exposure to industry decision-makers and potential investors. Previous participants have raised millions of dollars in funding including Soundcloud, The Echo Nest (ac...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Music, UK, France, Pandora, Deezer, Atom Factory, Bruce Houghton, Warner Music Group, Jeff Liebenson, Germany Germany, Midem, BandPage, Alexander Holland, Colleen Theis


Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - March 6, 2019

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores. Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi Helen Oyeyemi has an Angela Carter-esque knack for retelling fairy tales (her 2014 hit Boy, Snow, Bird was a fresh take on Snow White) and her most recent novel, (very) loosely based on Hansel & Gretel, seems partly inspir...
Tags: Music, UK, New York City, David, Prague, United States, North Dakota, Guillermo Del Toro, Silicon Valley, North America, Montreal, Naomi Klein, Harriet, Angela Carter, Gretel, Kirkus


Michael Jackson estate launches PR blitz as documentary airs in UK

Lawsuits also issued to offset impact of Leaving Neverland, which details alleged abuseMichael Jackson’s estate is engaged in a campaign of adverts, lawsuits and interviews in an attempt to salvage his image after the screening of Channel 4’s documentary Leaving Neverland, which details years of alleged grooming and child abuse.The documentary, shown on Wednesday night and continuing on Thursday, features detailed testimonies from Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who allege the pop star abused t...
Tags: Music, UK, Media, UK News, World news, US news, Culture, Television & radio, Television industry, Channel 4, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Wade Robson, James Safechuck, Leaving Neverland


Penelope Isles – “Chlorine”

UK-based indie rock quartet Penelope Isles are out with a new track this week called "Chlorine." Last week, we premiered a live recording of "Gnarbone," which already felt like an exciting reimagining of some of indie-rock's most legible motifs. As if that innovating spirit wasn't enough to pique your interest, the group … More »
Tags: Music, UK, Penelope Isles, Gnarbone


Kylie Jenner May Make $1 Million Per Instagram Post, But Can It Last?

Update March 5, 2019: Forbes released it’s annual list of the world’s richest people and not only did Kylie Jenner make the list for the first time, but she’s also the youngest self-made billionaire of all time. This can be credited mostly to her wildly successful makeup brand, Kylie Cosmetics. At 21, she is now worth $1 billion.This story was originally published on July 12, 2018.Kylie Jenner's net worth, as of July 16, was a jaw-dropping $900 million according to Forbes. This figure put the 2...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, UK, Instagram, Selena Gomez, Kardashian, Kim, Kylie Jenner, Hopper, Jenner, Insta, Forbes, Kim Kardashian West, Bieber, Wolff


The Spook School Are Breaking Up

The Spook School have announced that they're breaking up. The Scottish four-piece will embark on a final tour through the UK in the summer, wrapping up in Glasgow in September. The band has been together since 2012. They've released three full-length albums in that time: 2013's Dress Up, 2015's Try To … More »
Tags: Music, UK, News, Glasgow, The Spook School, Spook School


7digital, Juke End Partnership After $4.5M Settlement

UK-based 7digital has reached a settlement with Media Saturn’s Juke music streaming service to dissolve their partnership. Under the Agreement, 7digital will be released from all outstanding contracts with the Juke for an immediate payment by Juke of €4,000,000. Juke has aslo agreed to write off all interest payments and £250,000 of the principal amount of the convertible loan note issued to Juke (as announced on 26 October 2018). 7digital will pay the balance of the convertible loan note...
Tags: Music, UK, Bbc, Bruce Houghton, Juke, James Kane, Ben Drury


The Prodigy’s Keith Flint is gone, leaves punk-rock-rave legacy behind

The Prodigy’s lead singer has exploded across social media and music press today, as fans pour their hearts out to an artist who defined a crossover between punk and rave, frontman persona and electronica. It’s also been revealed by the band that Keith Flint took his own life, adding to the heartbreak many in our electronic music community feel. As one reader told The Guardian today, “people like Keith allowed a lot of people to crucify their own torment and demons.” ...
Tags: Music, UK, Kentucky, Rock, Punk, Obituaries, 90s, The Prodigy, Flint, Keith, Rave, Liam, Keith Flint, Music-videos, MusicRadar, Pleshey Essex Whenever



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