Audio Streams Up 15%, Vinyl Sales Double in First Half of 2021 [Billboard] FULL STORY 
Download the report HERE.

Over 66% of All Music Listening In the US Is Now of Catalog Records, Rather Than New Releases [MBW] FULL STORY 
UK Parliament Inquiry Recommends 'Complete Reset’ of Streaming Business [Billboard] FULL STORY 
A U.K. Parliament committee is calling into question the major record labels’ dominance of the music industry -- and how they leverage that market power at the expense of artists, songwriters and independents.

Download the report HERE.

House of Commons, DCMS Report: Economics of music streaming [MTP] FULL STORY
Why Are Independent Artists and Labels Turning Away From Vinyl? [Pitchfork] FULL STORY
Even as vinyl sales scale new heights, though, the type of smaller labels and artists who once helped kickstart the comeback a decade ago are starting to bow out.
Want to go to Nashville? Tennessee is offering 10,000 FREE flights [Hypebot] FULL STORY
While the free flight vouchers were intended to boost tourism, there really are no restrictions on what you do when you get there. The only requirement is that you book and pay for two nights in an approved hotel.
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A Calendar of Tours & Festivals Returning in 2021 [Billboard] FULL STORY

New Concertgoers Fueling Live Music Comeback, Data Shows [Billboard] FULL STORY 
Spotify’s Top Lawyer Has Spent Years Making Apple the Bad Guy [Bloomberg] FULL STORY

Spotify Stock Drops as Analysts Warn Company Must Prove Podcast Strategy [Billboard] FULL STORY 
How Millennials and Gen Zs Are Redefining Digital Audio [Billboard] FULL STORY 
Every year, Spotify embarks on a journey to learn more about some of our most influential listeners and creators: Gen Zs and millennials. The result is Culture Next, Spotify’s annual study into the listening habits and preferences of these groups, aged 15-25 and 26-40, respectively. Download the report HERE.
Are we witnessing the death of the streaming megahit? [MBW] FULL STORY
For decades, the record industry has turned its attention and investment to one thing above any other: the hit record. Yet new figures out of the US this week suggest that hits – as in blockbuster, industry-dominant megahits – are increasingly becoming a lesser-spotted beast.
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MALIA J Intro... In this edition of the podcast, Jay and Mike talk about: 
• Why Deepfake Vocals of Music Legends Are On The Rise
• How The Kid LAROI Went Viral On TikTok (twice)
• SubmitHub Review: How I Got Featured on Blogs and Spotify Playlists
• Vinyl Is More Popular Than Ever. Surprisingly, That's a Problem
• TikTik: Going Viral or Black Hole Spiral?
How to Promote An Album | 6 Tips to Get Your Band Noticed [Music Think Tank] FULL STORY
The process of promoting an album should always begin before the recording of your first session. A solid campaign before release can help build excitement for your album release, develop your target audience, and turn occasional fans into real fans.
Facebook, Instagram To Incentivize Creators With $1 Billion In Bonus Programs, Seed Funding Through 2022 [Tubefilter] FULL STORY
“We want to build the best platforms for millions of creators to make a living, so we’re creating new programs to invest over $1 billion to reward creators for great content they create on Facebook and Instagram through 2022.” - Mark Zuckerberg
Music producer’s guide to getting clients [Hypebot] FULL STORY
While those working in a creative field like music production might not like to spend as much time on the small business side of things, finding clients is a critical part of building a successful career as producer.
U.S. Copyright Office Recommends Best Practices For Mechanical Licensing Collective [] FULL STORY
After surveying the copyright landscape, the U.S. Copyright Office (USCO) has unveiled what it believes to be the best practices for the Mechanical Licensing Collective—nearly 160 pages' worth. Download the report HERE.
• The Best Music Streaming Services to Get Your Groove On [Wired] FULL STORY
• Concert Cast’s Kyle Lamont on how COVID changed live music forever [Hypebot] FULL STORY
• Damon Dash Accuses Jay-Z of Illicitly Transferring Streaming Rights to Debut Album [Hollywood Reporter] FULL STORY
• All Sound & Fury: The confused thesis of U.S. Copyright Office’s unmatched music report [Chris Castle] FULL STORY
• 10 principles of great musician website design [Bandzoogle] FULL STORY
• Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Discusses Technology, ‘Edible Drones’ in TED Talk [Rolling Stone] FULL STORY 
• Could this technology, built by a Grammy-winning producer, blow up music’s ‘black box’ once and for all? [MBW] FULL STORY
• Venues Won’t Have to Reapply for Supplemental Shuttered Venue Grants [Billboard] FULL STORY
• Spotify launches free Premium offer for TikTok users in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland and Turkey [MBW] FULL STORY 
• Don’t Look Now But TikTok Is Catching Up To YouTube In Many Ways [Music 3.0] FULL STORY
• Tools: ForTunes [MusicAlly] FULL STORY
• SoundExchange Announces Expansion into Private Copy Royalty Collection, Distribution [P&S] FULL STORY
• Electric Lady Studios & Spotify Partner for New Live EP Series ‘Live at Electric Lady’ [American Songwriter] FULL STORY 
• The Veronicas to host new TikTok series to discover next recording artist [Music Network] FULL STORY
• The web3’s user-friendliness barrier for music [Music X] FULL STORY
• BandLab 10.0 arrives with a complete sampler, mastering upgrades and direct upload to TikTok [MusicTech] FULL STORY 
• 6 Vital Ways Email Marketing Has Changed in 2021 [Shortstack] FULL STORY
• Don't Register Your Song Copyrights shows musicians what they must know before they register their song copyrights [Bobby Borg] FULL STORY
• Penny Fractions Refreshed [David Turner] FULL STORY
• Hipgnosis founder Merck Mercuriadis' verdict on the DCMS Committee streaming report [MusicWeek] FULL STORY
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