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Music Tectonics Conference To Bring Together Music, Tech

Music and technology PR firm rock paper scissors has announced the launch of the first annual Music Tectonics Conference. Designed to sit at the intersection of music, technology and business, the day long event will be held on on October 29 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Music Tectonics will bring thought leaders and industry insiders who work at the epicenter of music and technology. Confirmed speakers include Cherie Hu, the award-winning music tech journalist (Billb...
Tags: DIY, DIY musicians, Indie, Music, Music Business, Music Industry, Music Tech, Music Tectonics Conference, Musician, Musicians, Bruce Houghton


AM BRIEF: Dueling Mechanical Licensing Collectives • Apple Music Refresh • Spotify 'Discover Quickly' • More

MONDAY 3.25. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton


Hypebot, MusicThinkTank Join The Bandsintown Family

I'm proud to share that Hypebot and MusicThinkTank have been acquired by Bandsintown. Both sites will still operate as independent publications, which I will continue to edit. What excites me most about this partnership is that its purpose is to further our mutual mission of helping artists at all levels grow and sustain a meaningful career in music. “We believe Indie and emerging artists are a transformative and vibrant component of the music industry” Fabrice Sergent, Managing P...
Tags: D.I.Y, Music Business, Music Tech, Streaming, Bruce Houghton


dadamachines doppler is a new platform for open music hardware

The new doppler board promises to meld the power of FPGA brains with microcontrollers and the accessibility of environments like Arduino. And the founder is so confident that could lead to new stuff, he’s making a “label” to help share your ideas. doppler is a small, 39EUR development board packing both an ARM microcontroller and an FPGA. It could be the basis of music controllers, effects, synths – anything you can make run on those chips. If this appeals to you, we’ve even got a CDM-exclusiv...
Tags: DIY + Unusual, Music tech, Stories, Tech, Arduino, ARM, Berlin, Dadamachines, Development, DIY, Doppler, Electronics, Embedded, Fpga, Free As In Freedom, Germany


Moog teases spectral shift invention for Moogfest

Moogfest is inbound, and that means some new, limited quantity creation of the engineers at Moog. This year it’s a fascinating looking spectral shift module. The packed festival season is inbound, and whereas that once meant bands and crowd pleasers, now there’s a lot of advanced technology and electronic music – from SONAR to Superbooth to MUTEK to GAMMA to Moogfest, among others. And Moogfest with a renowned synth builder in the name, of course some of the hardware is also “headlining.” Moog...
Tags: Gear, Modular-Analog, Music tech, Tech, Analog, Create-analog-music, DIY, Electronics, Engineers, Festivals, Hardware, Moog, Moogfest, North-carolina, Previews, Processing


Tencent Music [TME] Stock Falls 9.3% After Earnings Report

Tencent Music stock was taking a beating on Wednesday after the streamer's first IPO report to investors. Tencent Music had posted a $127 million loss. As of early afternoon, TME was trading on the New York Stock Exchange at $ 6.86 USD, down $ 1.71 or 9.21%. Investors were not happy, even thought the company had forecast the loss caused by a one time $221 million stock issuance to Warner Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment. More details: Tencent Music Posts $127M L...
Tags: Music, Sony, Streaming, New York Stock Exchange, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Warner Music Group, Startups & Funding, Tencent Music


5 Excellent Free Software Options For Creating Music At Home

The ubiquity (and quality) of available home recording software has dramatically lessened the cost of DIY recording, but with so many options available, it can be difficult to know exactly where to begin. Here, we breakdown five of the best. ____________________ Guest post by Evan Zwisler of Soundfly's Flypaper The prevalence and quality of home recording software available today has made recording music at home so much cheaper than it was 30 years ago. But still, for those of us ju...
Tags: Music, New York, Diy, California, Macbook, Brooklyn, Guest Post, Shanghai, Musicians, Recording, Garageband, Music Business, Music Tech, Musician, Tracktion, Giada


Patreon Raises Some Prices, Reports 100K Creators Earn $500M Yearly

Patreon has added new tier pricing which mean higher fees for many new creators using the fan funding platform. To take advantage of the lower grandfathered rates, creators must Patreon in the next few weeks before the new rates hit in early May. 3 million fans now pay 100,000 creators more $500 million a year on Patreon, It will cross $1 billion in payouts in 2019, six years after launching.  The rate increase has been long anticipated by many who questioned if Patreon could survive a...
Tags: Music, Diy, Crowdfunding, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Jack Conte, Patreon, Music Business, Music Tech, Musician, Bruce Houghton, D.I.Y, Diy Musicians, Fan Funding


deton8 is a little drum machine with loads of soul

Twisted Electrons move on from acid and chip synths to drum machines. And the deton8, for around three hundred bucks, packs a ton of personality and sound possibility in a cute, playable package. Twisted Electrons made a name for themselves in fun little boxes and boards packed with 8-bit, chip music, and acid sounds. Those instruments all stand out for lots of sequencing features and hands-on playable options. So a drum machine is of course a natural next step. But what a next step the deton...
Tags: Mobile, Music, Hardware, US, Tech, Nes, Previews, Gear, Stories, Sync, Alex, Compact, Midi, 8-bit, Drum-machines, Music Tech


The Recording Industry Is Growing, So Why Do We Need Article 13? [Op-Ed]

With Article 13 just weeks away from becoming law both sides are ratcheting up to support or fight the copyright directive.  Mike Masnick sits firmly in the later cap and asks why the restrictive legislation is need at a time of explosive growth in the music industry. ________________________________________ By Mike Masnick from Techdirt A key claim by those who support Article 13 is that it's necessary to get "fair compensation" for artists on the internet. Whenever more specifics ...
Tags: Europe, Music, US, Streaming, Riaa, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Mike Masnick, Napster, IFPI, Publishing & Songwriting, YouTube & Video, Axel Voss


TUE. BRIEF: Spotify Plans Songwriter Town Halls • 2.6M BTS Pre-Sale • Recording Academy Narrows Search • More

TUESDAY 3.19. 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


AM BRIEF: Spotify Plans Songwriter Town Halls • 2.6M BTS Pre-Sale • Recording Academy Narrows Search • More

TUESDAY 3.19. 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


Years of MySpace music deleted; Internet weeps

It’s not so much that anyone expected MySpace to be alive at this point, let alone a safe place for music uploads. The demise of years of MySpace music is more like a sad reminder of the direction of the Internet. First, there’s actually a few events in the timeline of how so much music disappeared from the service in the first place. Remember that about ten years ago it had only just been surpassed by Facebook. Since then, relative traffic, revenue, and headcount have plunged dramatically. T...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Music, Youtube, Opinion, Germany, Tech, Web, History, Bbc, Rants, Stories, Editorial, Myspace, Archiving


Myspace Has Lost 50 Million Tracks From 14 Million Artists

Myspace has lost all content uploaded to the site before 2016 including more than 50 million tracks,videos and photos from 14 million artists.  Users noticed that content was missing almost a year ago. MySpace was once the most important social network in the world and served as a vital conduit of fan communications for many musicians. Over time, however, most fans moved on to Facebook and other social networks. Now, MySpace has confirmed the new data loss, blaming a faulty migrat...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Social Media, Time Inc, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Andy Baio, D.I.Y, People Entertainment Network


REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

As we journey back through the week's major music industry events, we revisit how Spotify's new Hulu bundling could be a problem for artists, Apple's attack on Spotify for trying to squeeze musicians, why piracy continues to be an issue in the streaming age. Spotify’s New Hulu Bundle Could Hurt Musicians - Here's Why Apple Attacks Spotify For 'Trying To Squeeze Musicians, Songwriters' As App Dispute Escalates Napster Turns A Profit, Partners With Univision New Repo...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Hulu, Music Business, Music Tech, Univision, Giza, Owen Davie


TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

This week, Hypebot's chart-topping articles delved into the leaking of Woodstock 50's lineup, a counter-suite from from EMI against Kanye West for breach of contract, why artists without labels are one's driving streaming's growth, and more! Woodstock 50 Lineup Leaks EMI Counter-Sues Kanye West For Breach Of Contract Streaming, Artists Without Labels Are Driving Music Industry Growth [Mark Mulligan] 2 Types Of Spotify's Algorithmic Playlists, How To Land Your Music O...
Tags: Music, Kanye West, Woodstock, Music Business, Music Tech, Owen Davie, Mark Mulligan, EMI, Hypebot, Azoff, Slipknot Music Biz Condemns Spotify Google


FRI. BRIEF: Spotify vs Apple Goes Nuclear • iHeart Winners • WMG + Boomplay • More

FRIDAY 3.15. 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


How To Pretend You're At SXSW 2019 Edition plus The Official #SXSW 2019 Playlist

SXSW 2019 is in full swing, but perhaps you blew your conference and travel budget donating funds to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood or your local Premium Tequila Society. Or maybe the chaise lounge at your Austin hotel pool is so damn comfortable that you can't bear the thought of waiting in line to see Buzz Band 2019. Whatever the reason, if you can't - or don't want to - participate in SXSW this year, but also don't want your hip rating to sink to the Osmond Family level, we offer strategi...
Tags: Music, Austin, Aclu, Sxsw, Music Business, Music Tech, Conventions & Awards, Bruce Houghton, D.I.Y, Osmond Family, SXSW Spotify Playlist


Apple Attacks Spotify For 'Trying To Squeeze Musicians, Songwriters' As App Dispute Escalates

UPDATED: Apple has attacked Spotify for "making ever-smaller contributions to the artists, musicians and songwriters - even going so far as to take these creators to court." in an escalating battle that began over app store fees and practices. In a lengthy and strongly worded statement, Apple pushed back after Spotify filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. "In recent years, Apple has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stif...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Eu, EK, European Commission, Streaming, App Store, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Songwriters, Bruce Houghton, Copyright Royalty Board


AM BRIEF: Spotify vs Apple Goes Nuclear • iHeart Winners • WMG + Boomplay • More

FRIDAY 3.15. 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


Apple Attacks Spotify For 'Tying To Squeeze... Artists Musicians, Songwriters' As App Dispute Escalates

Apple attacked Spotify for "making ever-smaller contributions to the artists, musicians and songwriters - even going so far as to take these creators to court." on Thursday in an escalating battle that began over app store fees and practices. In a lengthy and strongly worded statement, Apple pushed back after Spotify filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. "In recent years, Apple has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stifl...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Eu, EK, European Commission, Streaming, App Store, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Songwriters, Bruce Houghton, Copyright Royalty Board


Music Industry's Revenue Growth Continues, But There Are Warning Signs

New numbers released by the RIAA show that recorded music revenues have continued to grow over the past year, reaching an uptick of 13% overall. This is good news for an industry which was struggling to stay afloat not long ago, but also carries with it some warning signs, and questions about the future. __________________________ Guest post by Bill Rosenblatt. This article originally appeared on Forbes The RIAA released its  this week. The numbers for 2018 show that the indu...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Diy, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Riaa, Music Business, Music Tech, Major Labels, Musician, IFPI, Bill Rosenblatt, GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies


NI Massive X synth sees first features, interface revealed

Native Instruments’ Massive synth defined a generation of soft synths and left a whole genre or two in its wake. But its sequel remains mysterious. Now the company is revealing some of what we can expect. First, temper your expectations: NI aren’t giving us any sound samples or more release details. (The company tells CDM they are still on track for a June release date.) What you do get to see, though, is some of what I got a preview of last fall. After a decade and a half, making a satisfy...
Tags: Music, Mac, Windows, Tech, Software, Stories, Au, Plug-ins, Synths, Music Tech, Aax, Vst, Yamaha, Dx7, Reaktor, Native-Instruments


Spotify Files EU Anti-Trust Complaint Against Apple

Spotify announced Wednesday that it has filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. The complaint is centered on the 30% that Apple charges for in app purchase and polices that Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says,"deliberately disadvantage other app developers."   "In recent years, Apple has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience - essentially acting as both a player and referee to...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, US, Eu, EK, Streaming, EC, App Store, Daniel Ek, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Apple Apple, Siri HomePod, EU Anti Trust Complaint Against Apple


Spotify CEO Daniel Ek's Statement EU Anti-Competition Complaint Against Apple [FULL TEXT]

Spotify it has filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. The complaint centers on the 30% Apple charges for app store subscriptions and purchases and polices that Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says,"deliberately disadvantage other app developers." The full text of Spotify CEO Daniel Ek's statement: My goal for Spotify is and has always been to reimagine the audio experience by giving consumers the best creativity and innovation we have to offer. For that to be...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Streaming, EC, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Apps & Mobile, Bruce Houghton, Apple Apple, European Commission EC, Siri HomePod, EU Anti Trust Complaint Against Apple


YouTube Launches In India Priced 20% Under Spotify, With Licences From All 3 Majors

YouTube Music has launched in India just days after Spotify's controversial launch there. YouTube Music Premium subscriptions are priced at 99 rupee, or 20% lower than the 119 rupees / $1.67 per month that Spotify charges for similar Premium subscriptions in India. Add in ad-free YouTube videos and the price rises to 129 rupees. Unlike Spotify, who launched without a licence with WMG's Warner/Chappell publishing arm, a spokesperson confirmed that YouTube has signed deal with all three maj...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Youtube, India, Streaming, Apple Music, Youtube Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Lyor Cohen, WMG, Warner Chappell, YouTube & Video, Jay Fowler, YouTube Launches In India Priced


Austin's Prism Raises $2.2M For Live Music Booking And Management Software

Austin-based music tech startup Prism has raised a $2.2 million seed round. Prism's software simplifies the booking and management of live music events. Last night, Prism hosted the Annual Music Tech Mashup and is hosting the SXSW Official Live Music Meet-up at Empire Control Room from 4-7PM on Wednesday, March 13th. Investors in the round include Kip McClanahan, founder of Pershing and long-time Austin entrepreneur; Mario Fighali, chief operating officer and co-founder at Sparefoot; Bill...
Tags: Music, Funding, Startup, Austin, Zappos, Prism, Sxsw, Music Tech, Live & Touring, Bruce Houghton, McMenamin, Matt Ford, Pershing, Capital Factory, Sparefoot, Kip McClanahan


Bandsintown Data-Driven Big Break SXSW Showcase Returns To Austin Wednesday

Concert discovery platform Bandsintown returns to SXSW on Wednesday with its second annual Big Break Showcase, the festival’s only fan data-driven official showcase. It will be held on Wednesday, March 13th from 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM on the rooftop of Maggie Mae’s on 6th Street in Austin. This year's Bandsintown Big Break Showcase will feature live performances by R&B singer Adrian Jean, LA rock duo KOLARS, critically acclaimed indie-pop group illuminati hotties, R&B vocalist Herizen, Po...
Tags: Music, Austin, Portland, Sxsw, Music Business, Music Tech, Live & Touring, Conventions & Awards, Bandsintown, Bruce Houghton, Fabrice, Fabrice Sergent, Kolars, Maggie Mae, D.I.Y, Herizen


Video’s Rise Can Lift Music's Fortunes, But Only If Music Clearance Catches Up Technologically

As the availability of content continues to balloon and the streaming technology on which it's accessed continues to advance, the process of clearing music for picture remains stuck in the year 1989, even as the demand for synced, pre-recorded music is ever-increasing. _______________________________ Guest post by Scott Freiman, CEO of Qwire With the technological transformation of video delivery thanks to streaming, you’d imagine that the entire world of film, TV, and video product...
Tags: Music, Guest Post, Music Business, Music Tech, Scott Freiman, Publishing & Songwriting, YouTube & Video, Qwire


All Spotify Premium Subscribers Now Get Free Hulu

Spotify subscribers now get Hulu as part of their $9.99 Premium memberships, expanding their existing partnership.  The promotion, which extends to all U.S. Spotify Premium individual subscribers adds Hulu's ad-supported plan at no additional cost. The ad-supported tier of Hulu usually costs $5.99 a month. Existing Hulu-billed subscribers who have Hulu (ad-supported plan) without add-ons are eligible if billing is switched to Spotify.  “Today is the first time that we’re offering a Hu...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Streaming, Hulu, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, YouTube & Video, Marc Hazan Spotify