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How Should the Music Streaming Revenue Pie Be Split? [MBW] FULL STORY
Deep within a recent piece about how streaming is sustaining the music business, was a breakdown bemoaning the fees that streaming platforms must pay for the music that makes their services possible. To fully grasp their perspective, one must first understand how the math really works.
We Don’t Just Need A Review Of Music Streaming: We Need A Review Of The Entire Music Ecosystem [Forbes] FULL STORY
Streaming is very complex, and there are smarter people than me who analyzed the session (read Tim Ingham, Stuart Dredge or Eamonn Forde). The crux is that streaming — like all business — has winners and losers
Top Virtual Music Industry Conferences in 2021 [Symphonic] FULL STORY
Music industry conferences are some of the best places to gain new insights about the industry from some of the best in the biz. Ready to sharpen your skills for the new year? Here are some of the best virtual conferences you should definitely attend (virtually) in 2021…
Everything You Need To Know About Clubhouse [Symphonic] FULL STORY
Clubhouse is a new, exclusive, audio-based, social media app. It lets its users, “talk, tell stories, develop ideas, deepen friendships, and meet interesting new people around the world”. In the app, there are different chatrooms on different subjects that you can join in on or simply sit back and listen to.
'Spotify are selling adverts, not music': how to stream ethically [Guardian] FULL STORY

Use Spotify Canvas To Add Looping Video To Your Streams [Hypebot] FULL STORY

Spotify is paying podcasters tens of thousands of dollars to buoy its own sponsorship tool [Verge] FULL STORY
Songs are the golden eggs in music catalogs, but who is looking after the goose? [MIDiA] FULL STORY
It will not have escaped your attention that music catalogues are changing hands for serious sums of money. The race to acquire the songwriters’ share is on, and it is speeding up.
The harsh reality about the music business, and a pantomime led by clueless self-regarders [MBW] FULL STORY 
Here it is. Amongst all the industry-wide debate over equitable streaming payouts, this has cracked it. Finally, a truly revolutionary idea that ensures an actual fair share of the billions of dollars Spotify makes goes to every artist.
When Do I Get Paid by The MLC? [Chris Castle] FULL STORY
Songwriters are beginning to realize that the government is forcing them to use The MLC, Inc. (financed by the streaming services) as their mechanical licensing collective for collecting and paying their mechanical royalties.  So now they are asking questions about when and how that payment is to be made, among other things.
How the Recording Academy and Its Industry Allies Scored Big Wins in the Pandemic Relief Bill [Billboard] FULL STORY

Daniel Glass on how the Biden administration will back music and 'protect the rights of creators' [MusicWeek] FULL STORY

Trump's Justice Department Loses Its Tune On Music Licensing [Billboard] FULL STORY
Roblox: “The concert market is going to get a lot bigger' [IQ] FULL STORY
Virtual concerts aren't a passing fad – we're at the dawn of a massive shift in entertainment consumption, and it's time to get on board, says Roblox’s Jon Vlassopulos.
Bandzoogle Launches Merch to Benefit Mental Health [Music Connection] FULL STORY

New: Sell print-on-demand merch through your website with Printful [Bandzoogle] FULL STORY
Sample Snitching: How Online Fan Chatter Can Create Legal Trouble for Rap Producers [Pitchfork] FULL STORY
By publicly identifying and discussing unlicensed samples, hip-hop fans on websites like WhoSampled and YouTube may be unwittingly putting their favorite producers at risk.
How Mo Ostin Turned a Faltering Record Label into the Powerhouse of Rock [LA Times] FULL STORY
Between 1965 and 1970, Los Angeles-born Warner/Reprise Records added no fewer than 90 new acts, including the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor, Jethro Tull, Frank Zappa, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, and Gordon Lightfoot, transforming what had been one of the least hip labels in the business into an avatar of cool.
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YOUR MORNING COFFEE The Podcast: Episode #23 LISTEN HERE
On this new episode, Jay Gilbert and Mike Etchart discuss:
- How Are Official Spotify Playlists Curated? Top Editor Explains
- Music Catalogs Are Selling For Serious Cash - Now Wall Street Wants In
- Streaming And The Embarrassment of COVID Riches
- What TikTok’s 2020 Says About The State Of The Music Industry
- 5300+ Sign Petition To Get Indie Artists Back On Spotify
Introducing Chartmetric's 6MO: Music Industry Trends From H2 2020 [Chartmetric] FULL STORY

Uncovering Breakthrough Music and "Trigger Cities" with Data: Chartmetric's 6MO Report (H2 2020) [MBA] FULL STORY
Laura Marling livestream to be rebroadcast as ticketed event [MusicAlly] FULL STORY
Last summer, Laura Marling sold 6,500 tickets for her two livestreamed shows from the Union Chapel venue in London: one of the first examples of a ticketed livestream utilising that kind of performance space during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now her team is experimenting again: exploring how much replay value there is in those original concerts.
7 Top Video Trends for 2021 [Envato] FULL STORY
But with 300 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, 500 million people now using Instagram Stories daily, and SO much video content floating around online, it’s more important than ever to stay on top of the latest video trends and techniques to ensure you’re ahead of the curve.
What Social Media Networks Are Best for Musicians? [Hypebot] FULL STORY
As most artists are aware, maintaining a strong social media presence is key promoting your music and building your brand, but with so many options to choose from, which social media platforms should bands and musicians focus on?
Amanda Gorman Delivers Powerful Poem at Biden’s Presidential Inauguration [Rolling Stone] FULL STORY

Watch Lady Gaga, J. Lo and Garth Brooks Perform at the Inauguration [Paste] FULL STORY
Dr. Agus returned to the Stern Show to answer Howard Stern’s questions about vaccinations, new COVID strains, and when life will get back to normal.
YOUR SECOND CUP
 
• Items From Bob Dylan, Coldplay, David Lee Roth & More Will Soon Be Up for MusiCares Auction [Billboard] FULL STORY
• GRAMMY.com Launches New Genre Pages To Expand Music Discovery [Grammy.com] FULL STORY
• Djooky App Rewards Fans’ A&R Skills for Identifying Hits [P&S] FULL STORY
• Start a Virtual Listening Club—It’ll Change Your Life [Pitchfork] FULL STORY
• How one musician took on the world’s biggest TV network over copyright—and won [ArsTechnica] FULL STORY
• Music Has An Attention Dependency [Hypebot] FULL STORY
• Why Record Labels Love Social Media [David Turner] FULL STORY
• Are Music Charts A Relic Of The Past? [Forbes] FULL STORY
• Songtrust's Lara Baker on the royalty platform's growth strategy [MusicWeek] FULL STORY
• Bopper voice assistant makes finding the right song for an ad spot easier than ever [Bopper] FULL STORY
• Live Nation buys stake in live-streaming concerts platform Veeps [MBW] FULL STORY
• How To Get Back Into New Music – And Why It's So Good For You [HuffPost] FULL STORY
• UK’s music streaming economics inquiry publishes written evidence [MusaicAlly] FULL STORY
• Beatport Next will provide six emerging artists with a year of dedicated support. [Beatport] FULL STORY
• American Music Taste Finally Went Global in 2020 [Rolling Stone] FULL STORY
• ‘Audio first’ race intensifies with Apple and Tencent Music [MusicAlly] FULL STORY
• How to upload local music to Spotify so you can play songs stored on your computer, even when offline [Business Insider] FULL STORY
• Drake Officially Becomes First Artist to Pass 50 Billion Spotify Streams [Variety] FULL STORY
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