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Black Box Income Most Musicians Don’t Even Know About

Some of the most common advice given to indie artists is to populate their metadata. In the streaming age in particular, telling organizations who you are and how to get ahold of you is key to your getting paid. Still, many artists' failure to do this has resulted in pools of undistributed "black box income." Luckily, new provisions in the MMA could help to finally get this unclaimed income into the pockets of deserving artists. ____________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski ...
Tags: Music, Guest Post, MMA, Copyright Office, Bobby Owsinski, Unclaimed Royalties Oversight Committee


Ready Or Not, K-Pop Is Here To Stay

Just a few short years ago, it seemed unlikely that the K-pop wave would ever truly break on the US, with multiple attempts to break into the market falling short. This all changed with the rise of BTS, bringing K-pop into the American mainstream, and while you still won't here much K-pop on US radio, it seems it's here to stay. _________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 A few years ago it seemed inconceivable that Korean Pop music, known as K-Pop, would ever...
Tags: Music, US, United States, Apple Music, K Pop, Nielsen Music, Bobby Owsinski, Steve Aoki, Dua Lipa, Blackpink, Pandora Music, Billboard `` Spotify


Facebook Live For Artists: 7 Best Practices

Facebook Live can be a great asset for artists look for additional ways to connect with the fans, but like any iteration of social networking, there's a right and wrong way to do it. Here we look at seven 'best practices' when it comes to using the video streaming platform. ___________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Facebook Live is a boon to artists and bands everywhere who want to reach their Facebook fans. That said, there are some best practices in u...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Music, United States, Facebook Live, Bobby Owsinski, Facebook 's Media Blog Here


Pandora Launches Own Version Of Stories

Always looking to stay relevant, Pandora is one of the most recent platforms to incorporate a 'stories' feature into its offerings. Given the nature of the company, their stories look a little different than other platforms, marrying music tracks and podcasts into single playlists. ______________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 You have to hand it to Pandora – the company is still trying new things to differentiate itself from the competition. The latest fea...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Pandora, Guest Post, John Legend, Bobby Owsinski


Streaming Revenue Impressive, But Can It Ever Make Up For Lost Physical Sales?

With streaming revenue showing a massive increase in comparison to previous years, the major three record labels are rejoicing at their annual haul. A big part of this income still draws from physical sales however, and as these old-school revenue streams continue to thin to a trickle, will streaming be able to fully compensate?   __________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 The 3 major record labels are all reveling in their good fortune, as streaming num...
Tags: Music, Guest Post, Warner Music, Universal, Drake, Vivendi, Achilles, Mark Mulligan, Sony Music, Mulligan, Bobby Owsinski, IFPI, Scorpion Post Malone, XXXTentacion Migos, NYSYNC


Artists Are Increasingly Rejecting Record Deals

Some record executives are starting to sweat, as  the music industry morphs into one where the climate is significantly more favorable towards a DIY way of doing business and many artists are eschewing traditional label deals in favor of doing things their own way. _______________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 If you speak with record executives, they’ll tell you privately that one of their biggest concerns is the fact that many artists are no longer inte...
Tags: Music, Guest Post, Memphis, Caroline, Bobby Owsinski, Spotify Apple Music, NLE Choppa, Republic Interscope


PledgeMusic Leaving More Artists Unpaid

As the gloomy saga of PledgeMusic's financial failings drags on, more artists are revealing that that the now infamous crowdfunding site failed to provide them with payment. Here we look at some specific numbers from a variety of artists. ____________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Recently I posted about a group called Fastball having a difficult time collecting from the crowdfunding site Pledge Music. There appears to be many more that fall into that cat...
Tags: Music, Guest Post, Queensryche, Bobby Owsinski, Jesus Jones, Emily Kinney, David Archuleta, Seth Walker, Pledge Music, Blacktop Mojo, Jennifer Thomas, Bernie Torme, Iain Charlie Faye


10 Most Viewed YouTube Videos Of All Time

There was a time when the internet made a big deal out of song reaching a billion views, but the days of such easily won astonishment are long gone, with popular artists now clocking in at well over double this number. In this piece, we check in on which YouTube video currently reign supreme in the play count department. ____________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 It used to be that we were amazed when a video reached a billion views on YouTube, but did yo...
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Mark Ronson, Bobby Owsinski, Justin Beiber, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Masha, Luis Fonzi, Whiz Kalifa


SoundCloud Now Lets You Upload To Other Music Platforms

In what could be a major disruptor for the platform, SoundCloud recently dropped a new toolset in its Premier program which will give its users the option of sharing music to other major platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. _____________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 In what may be a game changer for the platform, SoundCloud has released a new toolset that allows a user to share music with other online services like Spotify and Apple Music as well. The...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Soundcloud, Apple Music, Bobby Owsinski, TuneCore


Universal Music Topped $7 Billion In Revenue Last Year

While many may believe that major labels have one foot in the grave, some recent revenue figures out from Universal Music Group tell a different and far more lucrative story, with UMG raking in over 7.1 billion over the past year, thanks to major artists like Drake, Taylor Swift, and Post Malone.   ___________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Who says that the major record labels are dying? Far from it, if the latest revenue figures from Universal Music Gr...
Tags: Music, Universal, Apple Music, Vivendi, Umg, Malone, Universal Music Group UMG, Bobby Owsinski, Drake Post Malone, Drake Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift the Rolling Stones, Elton John UMG


25 Year Old Rock Song Mysteriously Tops Japanese Charts

Recently a twenty-five year old Dinorsaur Jr. song called "Over Your Shoulder" agitated musical waters when it mysteriously popped out of the blue ta #18 on the Japanese Billboard charts. Here we look at what exactly went on that earned this quarter-century old tune its renaissance.   ____________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Last week there was a lot of press around why a 25 year old Dinosaur Jr. song called “Over Your Shoulder” appeared out of the blue...
Tags: Music, Japan, Wikipedia, Dinosaur Jr, Bobby Owsinski, Arianna Grande, Dinorsaur Jr, Johannes Scherman


Marshmello Fortnite Concert May Reveal Next Realm For Artists

While the idea of performing to thousands may be dream for many artists, DJ Marshmello took things to an even higher level, with a recent in-game Fortnite concert which drew in millions of viewers. Virtual concerts may not be a new thing, but technology and gaming culture have developed to a point where such performances offer a whole host of exciting opportunities for fans and artists alike. _______________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 For a music artis...
Tags: Music, Ed Sheeran, Guest Post, Second Life, Music Business, Music Tech, Live & Touring, Sony Music, Bobby Owsinski, Marshmello, Fortnite, Pleasant Park


Amuse To Utilize Machine Learning To Calculate Royalty Advances

Royalty advances are typically an unpredictable shot in the dark about what an artist is worth, with publishers seeking to keep it as low as possible, while artists work to squeeze as much money out as possible. In hopes to remove some of the polarizing ambiguity from this process, Swedish AI platform Amuse with soon begin calculating these payments using machine learning. _____________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Getting an advance on your royalties...
Tags: Music, London, Los Angeles, Guest Post, Musicians, Miami, Bogota, Royalties, Music Business, Music Tech, Bobby Owsinski, TuneCore, D.I.Y, Publishing & Songwriting


Streaming Music Revenue Up, But Per Song Rates May Have Dropped In 2018

In this piece, Bobby Owsinski breaks down some complex recent streaming data, which highlights the disparity between the royalty rates paid out by major streamers (with YouTube coming up particularly short) as well as the contextual challenge of drawing accurate information from these kinds of data sets. __________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 How steaming music royalties are derived is such a complex subject that even few within the industry know how it...
Tags: Google Play, Spotify, Music, Youtube, Pandora, Apple Music, Deezer, David Lowery, Napster, Bobby Owsinski, Amazon Unlimited, Amazon Digital Service, YouTube Content ID


5 Artists Sue Sony, Universal, For Copyright Infringement

Historically, record labels have made every effort too keep as much revenue as they could for themselves, and paid artist the minimum amount possible, but as the music industry has shifted, many had hoped this practice would lessened. This is not so, at least according to five artists bringing down the litigation hammer on industry majors Sony Music and Universal. ___________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Record labels have always done whatever they could...
Tags: Music, Texas, Sony, Johnny, Sony Music, David Johansen, Universal Music Group, Bobby Owsinski, Buster Poindexter, New York Dolls, John Waite, Paul Collins, Joe Ely, John Lyon, Asbury Park NJ, Sony Universal For Copyright Infringement


Why A Trademark Can Be Valuable To Your Music's Brand

If you've gone to the trouble of cultivating a specific logo or brand for your music, there are a number of benefits to "making it official" by getting it trademarked. Besides just establishing a potential source of revenue, a trademark can provide you with certain legal protections down the road. ____________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 If you’ve established your logo or a unique look to your music brand, it can be quite beneficial to have it trademark...
Tags: Music, Florida, Nike, Guest Post, Nashville, US Patent And Trademark Office, Music Business, McDonald, Birmingham Alabama, Tallahassee, Bobby Owsinski, D.I.Y, Social Media Promotion for Musicians, Publishing & Songwriting


Why Musicians Should Think More B2B, Less About B2C

In this piece, Bobby Owsinski explains why, in the new music economy, artists need to think more about Business to Business transactions instead of just focusing on Business to Consumer transactions. _________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 You might be wondering about the title and that’s because it contains some popular business-speak, so let me translate – B2B means “business to business” and B2C means “business to consumer.” This really relates to artis...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Diy, Marketing, Music Industry, B2C, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, B2b, Music Business, Live & Touring, Indie Labels, Musician, Bobby Owsinski, D.I.Y


Classical Music Listeners Still Favor CDs

While CDs are certainly in decline, they haven't vanished from shelves quite as quickly as anticipated. Indeed, when it comes to consumers of classical music, there remains a good deal of interest in this physical music format. ________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Sales for CDs keep on falling, but predictions of the format’s total demise are still premature as it continues to hang around. While download sales have fallen off the cliff, the CD sales dec...
Tags: Music, Guest Post, Switzerland, Bobby Owsinski, University of Sheffield 's Department of Music, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts


SoundCloud Appears To Be Getting Healthier

For awhile things looked pretty dark for SoundCloud, and as the audio distribution platform continued to suffer growing losses, both creators and consumers of the sites content began to worry about what sort of changes the company might have to make to stay afloat. Thankfully, a new report from the company has revealed a strong uptick in revenue. _________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Artists and bands everywhere have been worried for a while about wheth...
Tags: Music, London, Berlin, San Francisco, United States, Guest Post, Streaming, Soundcloud, Music Business, Digital Music, Indie Labels, London New York, Bobby Owsinski


Average Spotify User Paying Only $5.50 Per Month

While industry insiders have suggested that a $5 price point is an ideal monthly streaming amount as far as maximizing growth, major labels have generally forced platforms' hand closer to a $9.99 charge. A new dip into Spotify's finances, however, has revealed that the average user of that platform is only shelling out about $5.50 per month. ____________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 For years various music industry insiders have said that the average pric...
Tags: Spotify, Music, India, Netflix, Egypt, Vietnam, Uae, Bobby Owsinski


YouTube Could Emerge On Top As Article 13 Flounders

While the music industry had high hopes that the European Union's passage of Article 13 would knock YouTube down a few pegs, the legislation's possibly insurmountable struggles suggest YouTube might actually come out on top after all. ________________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 The music industry had great hopes that it would finally deal a blow to YouTube if Article 13 of the European Union’s new copyright law were to pass. After a massive marketing c...
Tags: Europe, Music, Youtube, Eu, European Union, Romania, Ugc, Bobby Owsinski


New Titles Entering The Public Domain

January 1st of 2019 marked the first day on which a plethora of titles originally published in 1923 will finally enter the public domain, (meaning they can be used for free and without permission) after Congress extended the copyright term for an additional twenty years when they were originally supposed to be released in 1999. Here we look at some of the highlights. __________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 January 1st was Public Domain Day 2019, the first...
Tags: Music, London, Congress, Guest Post, Charlie Chaplin, Morton, Music Business, Charleston, Wodehouse, Cecil B DeMille, Buster Keaton, Duke University, Bobby Owsinski, Sam Taylor, Noel Coward, Béla Bartok


New Nielsen Music Report Reveals Industry Quite Healthy

Thanks to the expedited turnaround of our new digital age, Nielsen's latest annual report has already become available and (spoiler alert) the news is good. Most numbers gathered over the past year seem to indicate a happy, healthy music industry. _______________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 It used to be that you’d have to wait for the music industry reports from the previous year to be released in late February or early March, but our wonderful new dig...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Guest Post, Streaming, Drake, Nielsen, Apple Music, Music Business, Digital Music, Major Labels, Nielsen Music, Bobby Owsinski


3 Steps To Effective YouTube Tags

Something artists often neglect when posting videos to YouTube is proper tagging. This is unfortunate, as tagging is often what makes the most difference when it comes to your video being discovered by an unsuspecting future fan. _________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski from Music 3.0 One of the things that many people overlook when they post their videos to YouTube is the tag feature. Often there’s not much thought given to creating them, but you’d be surprised how hel...
Tags: Music, Youtube, Bobby Owsinski, Joe Bloe JoeBloe Joebloe


SiriusXM Subs Grow, But Could Autonomous Cars End That?

Recent news that Sirius XM has gained around 1.3 million subscribers, along with the reality that almost every new car manufactured has it as a built-in option all seems like good news for the satellite radio company, at least for now, but what happens when autonomous cars begin to encroach on their market?   __________________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 With news that SiriusXM added around 1.3 million new subscribers last year, things are looking up f...
Tags: Lyft, Music, Pandora, Guest Post, Sirius Xm, Sirius, Bobby Owsinski


SiriusXM Subscribers Growing, But What About Autonomous Cars?

Recent news that Sirius XM has gained around 1.3 million subscribers, along with the reality that almost every new car manufactured has it as a built-in option all seems like good news for the satellite radio company, at least for now, but what happens when autonomous cars begin to encroach on their market?   __________________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 With news that SiriusXM added around 1.3 million new subscribers last year, things are looking up f...
Tags: Lyft, Music, Pandora, Guest Post, Sirius Xm, Sirius, Bobby Owsinski


How Many Songwriters Does It Take To Write A Hit? 9.1

While the process of group-writing a song is not a new concept, a recent look at the Top Ten hits suggests that having more songwriters involved in the creation of a song can improve its chances of topping the charts. ___________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 When it comes to writing top 10 hits, it appears that the more songwriters you have, the better. That’s because the average number of songwriters for the top 10 streaming hits of 2018 in the U.S. was ...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Drake, Andrea Bocelli, Ascap, Travis Scott, Bobby Owsinski, Music Business Weekly, Cardi B Bad Bunny J Balvin


New Type Of Ad Coming From Spotify

While nobody loves commercials, they're an essential part of how Spotify's free tier operates. The streaming service will trying something new, however, by allowing outside advertisers to "sponsor" the incredibly popular user-specific "Discover Weekly" playlists. ___________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 We all hate commercials of any type, but they’re a necessary evil when you’re consuming media content for free, especially the free tiers of streaming se...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Microsoft, Guest Post, Bobby Owsinski


Do Touch That Dial: In-Car Listening Finally Shifting

While much has changed in the music industry over the past ten years, our listening habits while on the move have, until now, remained much the same. Historically AM/FM listening has dominated in the car but, while this is still somewhat true, traditional radio's grip on drivers seems to be loosening. __________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Despite the rise of streaming, most recent studies have found that our automobile listening habits have been surp...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Pandora, Guest Post, Streaming, Amazon Music, Music Business, How I Listen, Broadcast & Satellite, Bobby Owsinski, Edison Research


Hip-Hop Dominates U.S. Streaming, But Not Physical Sales

Here we look at some fascinating new data from market analyst BuzzAngle, revealing some interesting trends in America's music consumption habits. One thing at least is clear: hip hop reigns supreme when it comes to streaming, this year accounting for a quarter of all plays. _________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 According to the latest stats from market analyst BuzzAngle, hip-hop dominated US streaming last year with just over 25% of the total, up from 2...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Youtube, US, America, United States, Liverpool, Guest Post, Bobby Owsinski