Bandsintown data shows in-person concerts returning much faster than predicted [Hypebot] FULL STORY
Data from Bandsintown’s 62 million registered users and 550,000 artists reveal a robust and surprisingly fast return of in-person concerts. 78% of announced concerts are happening in the next 6 months
BTS Set Spotify Record, But 10m Streams Are Discounted On Service’s Chart [MBW] FULL STORY 
Some 9.86 million of these plays were subsequently discounted for the numbers that make up Spotify’s public-facing chart numbers, which only credit Butter with 11.04 million in the 24 hour period. Why? Because of BTS fans hammering the track on repeat.
Songwriter U: Are You Getting All Your Streaming Money? [American Songwriter) FULL STORY
As a songwriter myself, I recognize how difficult copyrights, licensing and royalties can be to understand, and I know all too well about the struggles many songwriters have encountered over the years trying to collect all of the royalties owed to them.
Grammys Revise Award Rules, Release 2021-22 Deadlines [Hypebot] FULL STORY
The biggest change is the expansion of eligibility for credited producers, songwriters, and engineers in the Album of the Year category. All are now eligible, whereas recognition was previously limited to those credited on 33% or more of an album’s run time.
SoundCloud Launches Weekly Artist Talk Series On Clubhouse [MBW] FULL STORY

SoundCloud partners with Linda Perry, T-Pain's label to 'develop promising independent artists' [MBW] FULL STORY
How to get Verified on Twitter 2021: Applications open now! [Hypebot] FULL STORY
Twitter is rolling out a new verification application process and finally once again reviewing public applications for verification.
Best YouTube Promotion Channels To Submit Your Music To [Symphonic] FULL STORY
Depending on your genre, there is a channel out there that focuses on what you have to offer. Not sure where to start? In this post, we’ll break it down by genre.
NFTs: Are they the future of the music industry? [BBC] FULL STORY 

Copyrights, Royalty Splits & More: 'Ruthless' NFT Market Sparks New Legal Debates [Billboard] FULL STORY
International Federation of Musicians Statement on Online Music, the Big Pool and User Centric [MTP] FULL STORY
It should be obvious at this point that artists and session players and vocalists are getting reamed in the streaming economy. The international musicians unions are trying to do something about it.
Instagram Story hacks: 21 tricks and features you should know [Hootsuite] FULL STORY 

How to Use Instagram Swipe Up (Even Without 10,000 Followers) [Hootsuite] FULL STORY

The Facebook Pixel: What It Is and How to Use It [Hootsuite] FULL STORY
Pitchfork’s Reviews Section By the Numbers [Pitchfork] FULL STORY
Every day, we measure other people’s work using our extremely specific, extremely not scientific 0.0-10 rating scale. Today, on the occasion of Pitchfork’s upcoming 25th anniversary we decided to try to quantify some of our own.
Bandzoogle website reviews: a 15 point checklist [Bandzoogle] FULL STORY

5 best website templates for record labels [Bandzoogle] FULL STORY
We Used Spotify’s New Play-Count Feature to ID the Best Deep Cuts in Pop History [InsideHook] FULL STORY
Now that the streaming service lists the play counts for every song on every record, let’s celebrate some underloved tracks that deserve more spins than they get.
Here Are the 12 Biggest Film Sync Licensing Trends of 2021 [Digital Music News] FULL STORY
The following look at film licensing trends was created with the support of Songtradr, part of a broader partnership focused on the sync space. 
A Brief History Of 21st Century Pop-Punk, From MySpace To Tumblr To TikTok [Stereogum] FULL STORY 
The #1 single in America is a pop-punk song. With “good 4 u,” Olivia Rodrigo has become the latest in a string of artists to venture into the resurgent genre. The track marks an important point in the style’s latest mainstream comeback.
Universal Music's New Policy Presents a Speed Bump for Royalties Sales  [Billboard] FULL STORY
Long accepting of requests to assign royalties to creative third parties, with investors entering the equation UMG now wants artists and buyers to figure it out.
TikTok Users Can Now Earn Cash Rewards for Song Promos [Billboard] FULL STORY

TikTok launches its own radio station in partnership with SiriusXM [MBW] FULL STORY
We’re losing sight of how valuable music is. I’m trying to carve a new path [Guardian] FULL STORY
By selling my songs to fans directly, I’m getting agency back in a world where music is undervalued by streaming companies and the UK government.
Intro by Roger Joseph Manning Jr! Jay and Mike discuss:
1. Introducing: Spotify Fan Study
2. The Fight Over Music-Streaming Royalties Misses the Point
3. Apple Music announces Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos; will bring Lossless Audio to entire catalog
4. musicFIRST warns Congress of radio’s misleading narrative on rights to sound recordings
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• Love Me, Love My Music [Jacobs] FULL STORY
• Hi-Res audio: It’s all about a maturing market [MIB] FULL STORY
• The Importance of Clearing Samples: An Expert Explains [Audiomack] FULL STORY
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• Can DIY Musicians engineer virality? [AmplifyYou] FULL STORY
• Spotify’s New Fresh Finds Program Helps Independent Artists Build Their Careers [Spotify] FULL STORY
• Producer Matty Amendola Records A Song With Universal Audio [Music Connection] FULL STORY
• Jason Isbell, Valerie June, Amythyst Kiah lead Americana Music Awards nominees 2021 [Hypebot] FULL STORY
• Marketing Masterclass Series: Livestream Best Practices [Symphonic] FULL STORY
• How to use commercial music in your podcast [Podnews] FULL STORY
• Adaptr Debut Transforms Music Licensing for Developers, Startups [P&S] FULL STORY
• How Tuned Global is helping fitness brands integrate licensed music into their virtual classes [MBW] FULL STORY
• Instagram drops the Like and WhatsApp defends privacy in India: Facebook’s PR reinvention [MIDiA] FULL STORY
• Mental Health Resources for Musicians [Symphonic] FULL STORY
• Tixxy sells concert tickets with targeted text messages [MusicAlly] FULL STORY 
• Tracy Chan on Twitch Music, Helping Artists Monetize, and the Creator Economy [Trapital] FULL STORY
• Rockstar Games launches record label with club brand CircoLoco [MusicWeek] FULL STORY
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