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AM BRIEF: Tencent Stock Upgrade • Spotify Adds Artist Blocking • Apple Music, Spotify Data Protection Complaints • More

TUESDAY 1.22. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Spotify, Music, Musicians, Apple Music, Music Business, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Tencent Music, Tencent Stock Upgrade


German Music Streaming Up 40% In 2018

Germany streaming music grew by over 40% in 2018 to an all-time record high of 79.5 billion, according to German music industry association Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI).While CD sales saw a 23% decline in the last year – a first for the format in the German music market – there was still an impressive 48.2m units sold in 2017. Commenting on the report, Dr. Florian Drucke, CEO of the BVMI, said: “Looking at the sales in the past year, we see a continued strong growth in the area of ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Japan, Youtube, Germany, Music Industry, Pandora, Indie, Musicians, Streaming, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech


MON. BRIEF: Article 13 In Doubt • Spotify To Launch In-Car Player • R. Kelly Returns To Charts • More

MONDAY 1.21. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton


Spotify To Sell $100 In-Auto Voice Controlled Player, May Launch In India 1/31

Spotify is planning its first push into hardware with a long rumored voice controlled in-auto music player. It's not clear who will buy the $100 device, since the streamer is already accessible via voice control using Alexa, Google Play and its own in-house Spotify Voice. Apple's Siri voice control does not play well with Spotify, and the streamer's move into hardware seems designed to provide an alternative eco-system that it fully  controls. Spotify's new hardware will be built by F...
Tags: Spotify, Music, India, Siri, Streaming, Financial Times, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Variety, Alexa Google, Spotify Voice Apple, Spotify Voice Launch In India, Terms Service


Getting It Done: Last Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

We unloaded a torrent of valuable knowledge for DIY musicians this week, with advice on how to implement video monetization, why it's still important to put out a single, how to use memes in your marketing and much more! How to Build a Sustainable Music Career and Collect All Revenue Streams [Emily White] If You Don’t Understand Video Monetization You Need Help With Your Digital Strategy Importance Of Putting Out A Single First, Even In 2019 Take Advantage Of Meme...
Tags: Music, Music Business, Emily White, Owen Davie, D.I.Y


AM BRIEF: Article 13 In Doubt • Spotify To Launch In-Car Player • R. Kelly Returns To Charts • More

MONDAY 1.21. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton


This Week In Music Commentary

This week, we heard from Mark Mulligan on who will be the lucky buyer of UMG, from Colin Kaepernick on why he's not pleased about Travis Scott playing the Super Bowl, TIDAL's response to criminal investigations against it, and more. Best Of The 2018 Best Of Lists [Glenn Peoples] Colin Kaepernick NOT OK With Travis Scott Super Bowl Gig Who Will Buy Universal Music Group? [Mark Mulligan] Tidal Responds To Criminal Investigation Report [Author: Owen Davi...
Tags: Music, Colin Kaepernick, Music Business, Music Tech, Travis Scott, Owen Davie, Mark Mulligan, Glenn Peoples


Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Maximizing Productivity • Sound System • Innovative Music Companies • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared pieces on how to maximize your productivity, what to keep in mind when purchasing sound equipment, some innovative music companies to keep an eye on in 2019, and more! Adelina Benson| How Music is Maximizing Your Productivity Rachelle Wilber | Home Sound System: 4 Features To Look For Emma Maguire | 8th Music+Sound Awards Open For 2019 Global Entries Jeffrey Miller | Innovative Music Companies To Watch As A M...
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Owen Davie, MusicThinkTank, Jeffrey Miller, Rachelle Wilber, Adelina Benson, Emma Maguire


Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

We unloaded a torrent of valuable knowledge for DIY musicians this week, with advice on how to implement video monetization, why it's still important to put out a single, how to use memes in your marketing and much more! How to Build a Sustainable Music Career and Collect All Revenue Streams [Emily White] If You Don’t Understand Video Monetization You Need Help With Your Digital Strategy Importance Of Putting Out A Single First, Even In 2019 Take Advantage Of Meme...
Tags: Music, Music Business, Emily White, Owen Davie, D.I.Y


REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this journey back through a wild week of music industry news, we revisit Sony's severing of ties with R. Kelly (but they're still making money off him) Cardi B's Shutdown Song, how streaming is shortening the music we listen to, and more! Sony Music Severs Ties With R. Kelly, But Continues To Profit From His Recordings Cardi B's Epic Trump Shutdown Rant Is Now A Song [LISTEN] Songs Are Getting Shorter and Streaming Is To Blame Bandcamp Opens Brick and Mortar Reco...
Tags: Music, David Bowie, Sony, Music Business, R Kelly, Owen Davie, Sony Music, Cardi, Mortar Record Store


FRI. BRIEF: Deezer Radio App • Cassette Sales Grow • Spotify Stock Rally • Dolby 234 • More

FRIDAY 1.18. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton


Show4Me Closes $12.8M Round For Music Crowdfunding, 'Fan Interaction Network'

Wefuture announced that it has closed a$12.8 million series A round from a UK-based corporate investor. The UK startup will use the funds to transition its Show4Me site from concert crowdfunding platform to a broader "music interaction network." The redesigned Show4Me will help musicians and music industry professionals manage their music business activities on a single network, grow a fan base and engage them through a "direct-interaction model".  For fans, the incentive is lower price...
Tags: Music, UK, Diy, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Music Tech, Live & Touring, Musician, Bruce Houghton, D.I.Y, Startups & Funding, Diy Musicians, Show4ME. music, Karėn Chiftalaryan


If You Don’t Understand Video Monetization You Need Help With Your Digital Strategy

You need help with your digital strategy if you don’t understand video monetization. That's what Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert explore on the Music Biz Weekly podcast this week. Learn how to monetize your videos on Youtube and who is eligible. More on past Music Biz Weekly podcasts here. [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Video, Music, Youtube, Marketing, Musicians, Music Business, Musician, Bruce Houghton, D.I.Y, Michael Brandvold, Jay Gilbert, Music Biz Weekly, Podcast: Music Biz, YouTube & Video


AM BRIEF: Deezer Radio App • Cassette Sales Grow • Spotify Stock Rally • Dolby 234 • More

1.18. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton


Spotify Updates Preferred Distributor List

UPDATE: Spotify has refreshed it's official list of preferred distributors and renamed its "Other Preferred" designation. In October, Hypebot broke the news that Spotify was publically ranking distributors based primarily on the quality of the metadata that they delivered with tracks. In the new listing (pictured above), Spotify has renamed the"Other Preferred" category as "Recommended" and upgraded CD Baby to a "Preferred Artist Distributor."  DistroKid, which Spotify invested in ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Streaming, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Digital Music, Bruce Houghton, TuneCore, D.I.Y, Fuga, Advanced Features Analytics, Spotify Preferred Label Distributor


How To Take Advantage Of Memes, Memes, Memes, Memes...

As the realities of content and distribution continue to transform in the contemporary media economy, many artists and distributors have been forced to rethink their marketing strategy entirely. Here we look at memes have and could potentially be tapped as an effective marketing platform. ________________________ Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media As content and distribution rules shift in the new media ecosphere, brands – whether they're radio, TV, streaming, personalities, a...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Music, Taylor Swift, NFL, Chicago, Netflix, Guest Post, Sandra Bullock, North America, Wrigley, Richard Dawkins, Hyde Park, Music Business, Brian May, Variety


How To Geo-Target Your Mailchimp Emails Automatically

Email lists are an essential marketing resource for artists but keeping them in tip top organizational shape can be next to impossible. That said, segmenting your email list based on geolocation is still something you can make happen, and doing so can do wonders for your open rates. ____________________________ Guest post by Chris Robley of DIY Musician You can still send regionally targeted emails, even if you didn’t collect your fans’ city, state, or zip code information. If ...
Tags: Music, Diy, Email, Marketing, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Mailchimp, Music Business, Musician, Chris Robley, D.I.Y, Diy Musicians


Spotify Cuts 2 Of 5 From Preferred Distributor List

Spotify has narrowed its official list of "Preferred" distributors from 5 to 3 and added a slightly lower "Recommended" tier. In October, Hypebot broke the news that Spotify was publically ranking distributors based primarily on the quality of the metadata that they delivered with tracks. Now, Spotify has cut two distributors from it's "Preferred" list. Under Artist Distributors, EmuBands has been dropped from the "Preferred" list to a new lower "Recommended" tier. Only DistroKid, whic...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Streaming, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Digital Music, Bruce Houghton, TuneCore, D.I.Y, Fuga, Advanced Features Analytics, Distibutor Fuga


THU. BRIEF: Spotify Adds 'Car View', Partners with Tinder • SoundExchange Names CC0 • Fantasy Woodstock • More

THURSDAY 1.17. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton


Colin Kaepernick NOT OK With Travis Scott Super Bowl Gig

After rapper Travis Scott was announced as a guest performer with Maroon 5 during the halftime show for the Super Bowl month, he revealed that as a condition of his performance, the NFL had agreed to join him in making a $500,000 donation to a social justice organization. At the time, Scott also suggested that he had “consulted” with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick before accepting the high profile NFL gig, seeming to imply that Kaepernick was on board with the performance. As ...
Tags: Music, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Donald Trump, Jay, Music Business, Live & Touring, Big Boi, Major Labels, Travis Scott, Bruce Houghton, Scott, Variety, Kaepernick, Nessa, Kap


AM BRIEF: Spotify Adds 'Car View', Partners with Tinder • SoundExchange Names CC0 • Fantasy Woodstock • More

THURSDAY 1.17. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton


Who Will Buy Universal Music Group? [Mark Mulligan]

Vivendi has been clear that it would like to sell up to half of its Universal Music Group at a valuation of between $22 billion and $33 billion, and an army of investment bankers are out courting potential buyers. MIDiA's Mark Mulligan looks at who may want and can afford to acquire a major stake in the world's largest music group. __________________________________________ By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry blog Vivendi continues to look for a buyer for a portion of...
Tags: Music, Japan, UK, Germany, US, Sony, Mlb, Universal, Atlanta Braves, Vivendi, Access Industries, Music Business, Providence, Major Labels, Umg, Bruce Houghton


Rapper Tops US Album Chart With Record Low Sales Of 823

Rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie topped the US album chart last week with a record low sales of just 823 albums. With no release on CD or vinyl, the 823 albums sold in the week ending January 10th were all digital downloads. The #1 came mostly from streams, with his album "Hoodie Szn" streamed 83 million times across all platforms.  The record sales low shows just quickly listeners are shifting from the purchase of music to streaming.  Multiple sources have told Hypebot that 2019 is the yea...
Tags: Music, US, Streaming, Music Business, Digital Music, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, Hypebot, Wikimedia Commons, Curtis Huynh


How Music Can Maximize Your Productivity

We all listen to music for emotional enjoyment, and the psychological benefits have long been known, but in addition to impacting mood, music has also been shown to have the more tangible effect of boosting productivity. _________________________________ In this latest piece from MusicThinkTank, Adelina Benson explores music's ability to prove our concentration, speed, and productivity. "Music without lyrics has been famous for helping people concentrate on their work. Familiar ...
Tags: Music, Diy, Musicians, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Musician, Owen Davie, D.I.Y, Diy Musicians, Adelina Benson


CAA Music Turns 35: A Look Back

Creative Artists Agency’s storied music division is celebrating its 35th  year, and Thom Duffy and Melinda Newman at Billboard have published an in-depth look back. Digging deep into the history of the agency co-founded by Michael Ovitz, Ron Meyer, Bill Haber, Michael Rosenfeld and Rowland Perkins, the two reporters talked with all the heavy-hitters of the music department, including Rob Light, Darryl Eaton, Mitch Rose and Rick Roskin, the co-chiefs of contemporary music for North ...
Tags: Music, Live Music, Nashville, Caa, North America, Yankees, Ross, Music Business, Live & Touring, Touring, Rose, Bruce Houghton, Tom, Creative Artists Agency, Ovitz, Tom Ross


Fans Want To Understand An Artist's Creative Process

What we consume as the final product of an artist's creative effort typically fails to communicate the process and often struggle that goes into it. Here we explore the value of sharing the creative process, and how it helps fans gain greater understanding of not just the music, but the artist behind it. ______________________________ Guest post from Haulix Daily Recently, I came above the image at the top of this post online. The description read, “No one ever sees the process.”...
Tags: Music, Diy, Marketing, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Musician, D.I.Y, Publishing & Songwriting, Diy Musicians


Is Podcasting's Bubble About To Burst Or Just Catching Its Breath?

Following its explosion in popularity, podcasting has established itself as a lead player in the audio renaissance. But can this platform continue to keep growing? Low barriers to entry have led to a crowded content field, leaving some in the industry concerned about its future. ______________________________ Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media Now don't get me wrong. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool believer that podcasting is a “thing,” is a platform that is steadily growing, is an ...
Tags: Music, Ces, Guest Post, Jesus, Matthew, Orlando, Music Business, Daniel, Luke, Fred Jacobs, Jacobs Media, D.I.Y, Daniel J Lewis, Publishing & Songwriting, Podcast Movement, Seth Resler


Music Health Alliance Saved Music Community $40M In Health Care Costs

In a recent announcement, the Nashville, TN non-profit Music Health Alliance revealed that they have successfully saved the music community more than $40 million in healthcare costs during the course of the past six years, helping over 9,700 clients. __________________________ Nashville-based non-profit Music Health Alliance revealed that over the past six years, they’ve helped more than 9,700 music industry clients across the U.S. receive free health care advocacy and support, resulti...
Tags: Music, Guest Post, Nashville, Music Business, Nashville TN, MHA, D.I.Y, Startups & Funding, Music Health Alliance Saved Music Community, Music Health Alliance, St Thomas Health, Ben Eyestone Fund


David Bowie Blows Minds With Augmented Reality

In this piece, David Deal explores how new tech innovation in the form of the app David Bowie Is has allowed the legendary performer to once again grace our homes in the form of augmented reality. _____________________________ Guest post by David Deal of Superhypeblog David Bowie visited my home on his birthday this week. He sang “Life on Mars” in my dining room. He performed a mime on my front porch. He showed me the handwritten lyrics to “Ashes to Ashes” while I was sitting ...
Tags: Music, Berlin, App, Bbc, Chicago, Guest Post, David Bowie, Vr, Ar, Gary Oldman, Music Business, Music Tech, Apps & Mobile, Bowie, Diamond Dogs, Thin White Duke


6 Songwriters Hall Of Fame 2019 Inductees Named

The Songwriters Hall of Fame will induct six new honorees at its 50th Annual Awards Dinner. The star-studded event is slated for Thursday, June 13, 2019 in New York City.   Dallas Austin, Missy Elliott, Tom T. Hall, John Prine, Jack Tempchin & Yusuf / Cat Stevens were names in the first round of The Songwriters Hall of Fame 2019 inductees. These legendary songwriters wrote mega-hits such as, "The Boy Is Mine,” “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),” “Angel From Montgomery,” “Ballad of Forty Do...
Tags: Music, New York City, Hall of Fame, Montgomery, Nile Rodgers, Music Business, Songwriters, Bruce Houghton, John Prine, Missy Elliott, Dallas Austin, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Publishing & Songwriting, Jack Tempchin & Yusuf / Cat Stevens, Tom T. Hall, Dallas Austin Missy Elliott Tom T Hall