Back to Live: Resources and Tools for Artists Returning to the Stage [Spotify] FULL STORY
With venues starting to re-open and shows being booked again, here’s a list of resources to help artists make the most of this moment.
More venues are adding vaccine, mask mandates. Will they hurt or help the return of live music? [Hypebot] FULL STORY
New rules demanding proof of vaccination, a recent negative COVID test, and masking before entering a club or concert have been growing exponentially in recent days.
Spotify For Artists Live Q&A [Symphonic] FULL STORY

Spotify is testing a less restrictive ad-supported tier costing $0.99 a month [Verge] FULL STORY 
Revealed: Billboard’s 2021 R&B / Hip-Hop Power Players [Billboard] FULL STORY
Timbaland and Swizz Beatz — who took Verzuz from pandemic entertainment to a still-evolving, profitable wealth generator for Black artists — rule Billboard’s list of the executives leading the genres forward now.
The Programming Strategies That Shape The World’s Biggest YouTube Channels [TubeFilter] FULL STORY

YouTube expands offerings for livestreamers [Hypebot] FULL STORY

Why a YouTube-branded theater is opening in Inglewood [LA Times] FULL STORY
Congress Questions Why Twitter Still Doesn’t License Music [Billboard] FULL STORY 
“Creative content drives engagement on Twitter, yet unlike numerous other platforms, Twitter has not acquired licenses necessary to ensure that all creators are properly compensated for use of their works,” the letter states. 
Warner Music Group Posts $1.34B in Quarterly Revenue [Billboard] FULL STORY 

Warner boss Steve Cooper talks TikTok and Peloton revenues, the rise of virtual artists, and the value of record labels [MBW] FULL STORY
1 Out of 5 Indie Venue Grant Applicants Were Denied — But Most Don’t Know Why [Billboard] FULL STORY
Those who have inquired with the SBA about the reasoning for their declinations have received an email referring them to "an eligibility matrix, including some common reasons an entity is found ineligible.” 
HIV Organizations Pen Open Letter to DaBaby After Insensitive Remarks at Rolling Loud [Rolling Stone] FULL STORY
The letter requested DaBaby participate in a private meeting to discuss the facts about HIV, how it’s a preventable and treatable condition, and how he might be able to serve as a long-term advocate for this cause and help end the stigma around HIV.
Olivia Rodrigo Was Built 4 This [GQ] FULL STORY
In the middle of lockdown, a Disney star transformed, seemingly overnight, into the rarest kind of artist: a self-made global pop star adored by Gen Z, boomer music critics—and everyone in between.
Who Is Playing at All the Music Festivals This Fall? These Six Acts [Bloomberg] FULL STORY
If there’s any potential problem, it could be that too many performers want to get back in front of fans. “Every single night there will be a great show in every city in the country,” says Rick Roskin (CAA) whose clients include Lady Gaga.
On this edition of the podcast, Jay Gilbert and Mike Etchart converse about:
• The State Of Vinyl (from someone who works at a vinyl pressing plant)
• The Good and Bad of Spotify's Q2 2021 Earnings: Analysis
• Why Fan Engagement Is So Important To Artist’s Teams
Big announcement next week for our one year anniversary ...
Primary Wave buys stakes from Prince’s heirs [WSJ] FULL STORY
Prince’s estate—encompassing his music, image, likeness and property—is seen as compelling and lucrative, but it has been in flux for five years. The estate has been tied up in probate with a bank, lawyers, advisers and heirs haggling over fees and the reclusive artist’s assets, unreleased music and legacy.
Major label execs on the 2021 vinyl boom [MusicWeek] FULL STORYFollowing the return of non-essential retail on April 12, sales have spiked. According to ERA research, the reopening of record shops has seen an aggregate year-on-year increase of 91% so far.
Vevo Data Reveals How Often Gen Z Watches Music Videos and Which Ones Overperform With Them [MC] FULL STORY
Aug. 1, 1981, became a revolutionary day for music videos with the launch of MTV, the first channel dedicated to playing them. Now, as the network turns 40, the music video network Vevo has shared exclusive data about Gen Zers’ engagement with music videos.
Recording Academy to Use Inclusion Rider for 2022 Grammy Awards [Billboard] FULL STORY
In collaboration with Color of Change, the Academy’s addition of an inclusion rider is intended to create a more diverse awards ceremony through the implementation of more equitable recruiting and hiring practices.
• Audiobridge Announces the General Availability of its Music Creation Tool for Artists to Upload and Share Tracks With Millions of TikTok and SoundCloud Users [PR Web] FULL STORY 
• Exclusive: Frank Ocean to headline Coachella in 2023 [LA Times] FULL STORY
• Sony's recorded music revenues jumped by $451m YoY in calendar Q2, as streaming revenues rose 50.2%  [MBW] FULL STORY
• Spotify rival Anghami to launch entertainment venues in Dubai, London, L.A. and other cities [MBW] FULL STORY
• Get Ready for an Explosion in Music Distributors, as Distrodirect Launches White Label B2b Platform [MBW] FULL STORY
• Michael Jackson Estate Eyes Revival After Court Victories [Billboard] FULL STORY 
• NFT platform MakersPlace raises $30m from investors including Eminem, Paul Rosenberg and Sony Music [MBW] FULL STORY
• 4 Types of Royalties Involved In Music Publishing [Symphonic] FULL STORY
• The UK Parliamentary Proposes a Record Industry “Reset” [David Turner] FULL STORY
• Apple’s iTunes 69¢ sales prove some fans still want to own music [Hypebot] FULL STORY
• How To Determine Your Marketing Budget As An Independent Artist [Symphonic] FULL STORY
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