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  • 11 Dec 2018 11:33 AM | Anonymous

    By the time you finish reading this sentence, three new songs will have been uploaded onto SpotifyThis time tomorrow, the number will have risen above 20,000 songs — a daily deluge of music which would take you a month and a half to listen to . . . without sleep. By this time next year, more than 7 million new tracks will have been crammed onto the service.

  • 27 Nov 2018 11:12 AM | Anonymous

    Newly minted FORBES "30 Under 30" artist Billie Eilish is the music star of the moment right now. She is a press darling, her songs have now been streamed a billion times, Julia Roberts was at one of her sold-out shows in L.A. this week, Dave Grohl and his daughter Violet covered Eilish's "idon'twannabeyouanymore," Flea name checked her in an Instragram post, saying, "She is for real." The accolades and buzz go on and on.


  • 20 Nov 2018 3:05 PM | Anonymous

    Sales are plummeting, and the music industry is returning to the era of track-led consumption. Is the LP doomed? Make no mistake, the album is fighting for its life.

    Sales of music’s most beloved format are in free fall in the United States this year. According to figures published by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), the value of total stateside album sales in the first half of 2018 (across download, CD and vinyl) plummeted by 25.8 percent when compared with the first half of 2017.

  • 15 Nov 2018 10:14 PM | Anonymous

    I was not considering streaming as a path toward revenue. I knew Spotify paid less than pennies per stream, and I was honestly too busy with my head down, running my project, to complain at the perceived lack of monetary support. Much to my surprise, running on an eight-month delay, streaming royalties began trickling in, and the first sum I withdrew from my TuneCore account was the largest amount of money that had ever been in my bank account. 


  • 6 Nov 2018 7:43 AM | Anonymous

    Shifts in the music industry have precipitated a new rapid fire format of music release, with artists constantly creating new music and releasing singles rapid-fire. In addition to other changes, this shift has caused the EP to begin edging out the LP as a dominant format of music.

  • 23 Oct 2018 1:27 PM | Anonymous

    Def Jam’s Steven Victor kicks off Billboard’s annual 40 Under 40 list of young music executives, revealing how his 14-year business alliance with Pusha T fueled his growth and success in the industry.

  • 17 Oct 2018 3:34 PM | Anonymous

    In the new music industry, there's room for everybody.

    While the major labels are finding their way back from oblivion with the staggering success of streaming, the digital age has allowed smaller players to lead the charge rebuilding the industry.


  • 9 Oct 2018 12:03 PM | Anonymous

    The world of online promotion is a crowded one, with new music being released everyday, it can be difficult to get your work noticed at all. Unfortunately there's not silver bullet when it comes to digital music promotion, but here we look some tips that can at least improve your chances.

  • 2 Oct 2018 10:06 AM | Anonymous

    Spotify announced on Monday (Oct. 1) that it will be integrating with Google Maps to provide music to listeners as they go along their journey. The integration will be available on all iOS and Android devices.

  • 17 Sep 2018 7:25 AM | Anonymous

    MBW’s World’s Greatest Managers series profiles the best artist managers in the global business. This time, we speak in-depth to Dre London, the founder of London Entertainment and manager of streaming phenomenon, Post Malone. The World’s Greatest Managers is supported by Centtrip Music, the FX and banking solutions provider – which helps artists, managers and music businesses obtain an optimum currency exchange deal.

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