SPOTIFY DUBBED DIGITAL PREDATOR BY TOP RADIO CONSULTANT

The potential disruptive impact of Spotify's new "Your Daily Drive " playlist which mixes music, news and short podcasts, is starting...

UNIVERSAL MUSIC VAULT FIRE STORY COULD ALTER COMPANY'S VALUATION

Recently a new story from the New York Times revealed that a major fire in one of Universal Studios vaults had caused the company to...

 
 
 

5 REASONS YOU DON'T ACTUALLY WANT THE RECORD DEAL OF YOUR DREAMS

The record industry, and consequently the record deal, have seen countless transformations over the decades, and while many artists...

MUSIC VIDEO PROMOTION: 5 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE MARKETING A NEW MUSIC VIDEO

Although the music business is changing constantly, the music video is - and will likely remain - a staple of music industry marketing....

 
 
 

NEW CROWDFUNDING PLATFORM FROM BANDZOOGLE SEEKS TO FILL PLEDGEMUSIC VOID

In the wake of music crowdfunding giant PledgeMusic's untimely and tumultuous downfall into bankruptcy, Bandzoogle has stepped up to...

LYRICFIND DISPUTES GENIUS LYRIC THEFT CLAIM, CHALLENGES WSJ REPORTING

The blockbuster Wall Street journal piece in which lyric site Genius offered some pretty convincing proof that Google and its primary...

 
 
 

SPOTIFY INVESTS $10M IN FACEBOOK'S LIBRA CRYPTOCURRENCY

Spotify has officially joined Facebook's new Libra global cryptocurrency initiative. Spotify stands out as the only music or media...

DAILY BRIEF: SPOTIFY GOES CRYPTO, SWIFT NABS PRE-ADD CROWN, UMG FIRE LAWSUITS AND MORE

TUESDAY 6.18.19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab

 
 
 

VETERAN UMG EXEC JEREMY ERLICH JOINS SPOTIFY AS HEAD OF MUSIC STRATEGY

Veteran UMG exec Jeremy Erlich has joined Spotify as Head of Music Strategy. His most recent post was as Interscope CFO and EVP Business...

ARTIST'S GUIDE TO PANDORA AMP

While traditionally artists needed to use a distributor such as TuneCore or CD Baby in order to get their music on a major streaming...

 
 
 

SPOTIFY TO BACK NEW FACEBOOK CRYPTOCURRENCY

Labels, publishers and artists may soon have the option of receiving streaming royalties in cryptocurrency, as Spotify is reportedly...

KCRW MD AND DJ JASON BENTLEY IS EXITING

Jason Bentley, the longtime Music Director of the influential Los Angeles radio station KRCW, announced that he was stepping down from...

 
 
 

NASHVILLE COLLEGE STUDENTS GET CREDIT FOR BONNAROO

Some of the attendees at this weekend's Bonnaroo music fest in Manchester, Tenn., will be getting college credit for attending. Students...

NEVER SAY THIS TO YOUR FANS

This week Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert of the Music Biz Weekly Podcast discuss an official statement from Vinnie Vincent, former...

 
 
 

KICKSTARTER CANCELS DRIP XOXO ARTIST SUBSCRIPTION PROJECT: SERVING SMALL CREATORS IS UNSUSTAINABLE

XOXO, the Kickstarter backed successor the Drip artist and label subscription platform is shutting down before it launches. "Ultimately,...

HOW YOU CAN BECOME A BANDSINTOWN BIG BREAK ARTIST

As part of an ambitious fan data-driven emerging artist program, Bandsintown is identifying artists who have seen recent rapid growth...

 
 
 

IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING RADIO PLAY IN 4 STEPS

While many artists feel that playlist placement on platforms like Spotify have become the be all and end all when ti comes to exposure,...

5 WAYS FANS CAN HELP MUSIC CHART

Getting your music to rank on one of the Billboard charts can often be the big break that helps kick an artists career up to the next...

 
 
 

AT A2IM'S INDIE WEEK? JOIN US FOR STREAMING MANIPULATION: THE ETHICS OF STREAMING

A2IM's Indie Week is taking over New York City and I'm in town to be part of the Streaming Manipulation: The Ethics of Streaming panel...

GENIUS ACCUSES GOOGLE OF STEALING ITS SONG LYRICS

Lyrics annotation site Genius,com says that it has caught Google stealing and using its song lyrics to power some of the tech giant's...

 
 
 



SENSATION! PREMIERE! THE LIVE STREAM!

SENSATION! PREMIERE! THE LIVE STREAM! 19 April at 20:00(Atlanta,USA), at 3:00 (Moscow,Russia) the Transfer of the group "The show broadway group" ON the AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL... Read more ...

Law on local radio Freedom

Chuck Schumer U.S. senator Dear Mr. Gorbunov: Thank You for contacting me to Express your concern about S. Con.Res.6, the Law on local radio Freedom. While the local... Read more ...

The Hits Collection Igor Gorbunov

GET THIS SHOW !!! From NoiseTrade and get free music from @showbroadway3 at @noisetrade. Listen here... Read more ...

Detroit Youth Choir Deliver Emotional, Golden Buzzer-Winning Performance on...

Detroit Youth Choir Deliver Emotional, Golden Buzzer-Winning Performance on 'America's Got Talent': Watch

Detroit has a long, rich musical history from Motown to MC5, Eminem, Aretha Franklin, Jeff Mills and many, many more. Tuesday night's... Read more ...

Drake's 'Best in the World Pack' Serves as First Release Without Young Money...

Drake's 'Best in the World Pack' Serves as First Release Without Young Money or Cash Money Records

When Drake released his first double-album with Scorpion in 2018, it was reported that the project fulfilled his contractual obligations... Read more ...

Is Someone Going to Drown on Big Little Lies? These 5 Clues Have Me Convinced

Is Someone Going to Drown on Big Little Lies? These 5 Clues Have Me Convinced

Season two of HBO's Big Little Lies is off to a dramatic start, and things get especially real for the Monterey Five in the second episode, "Tell-Tale Hearts." Secrets are... Read more ...

According to Lena Headey, This Deleted Game of Thrones Scene Would've...

According to Lena Headey, This Deleted Game of Thrones Scene Would've Changed A LOT For Cersei

Ever since the Game of Thrones series finale aired back in May, many fans of the show have felt there were a handful of storylines we would've liked to see wrap up differently... Read more ...

Ed Sheeran Announces Paulo Londra Collaboration on 'No. 6' Album

Ed Sheeran Announces Paulo Londra Collaboration on 'No. 6' Album

On Tuesday , Ed Sheeran surprised his nearly 30 million followers on Instagram by unveiling the track list of his upcoming studio album No... Read more ...

Ariana Grande 'F--ing Loves' Tatiana's Drag Impersonation in Taylor Swift's...

Ariana Grande 'F--ing Loves' Tatiana's Drag Impersonation in Taylor Swift's 'You Need to Calm Down' Video

After Taylor Swift unveiled her new "You Need to Calm Down" video on Monday, almost everyone who starred in the clip took to social media... Read more ...

P!nk Releases Emotional New Music Video for '90 Days,' Co-Starring Husband...

P!nk Releases Emotional New Music Video for '90 Days,' Co-Starring Husband Carey Hart

P!nk just released an emotional new music video for "90 Days," a song from her latest album Hurts 2B Human. Singer/songwriter Wrabel,... Read more ...

50 Ridiculously Cute Things You Can Get at Nordstrom For Under $50 This Week

50 Ridiculously Cute Things You Can Get at Nordstrom For Under $50 This Week

If there were to be a queen of all department stores, it would be Nordstrom. Whether you want a cool piece of jewelry or a versatile, well-made dress, you can find it all on... Read more ...

Natti Natasha, Daddy Yankee & David Guetta Tease New Song Called 'Instagram'

Natti Natasha, Daddy Yankee & David Guetta Tease New Song Called 'Instagram'

Natti Natasha and Daddy Yankee are working nonstop. And this time, the Latin urban stars have joined forces with David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas &... Read more ...

XXXTentacion's Manager Previews Documentary With Teaser Trailer

XXXTentacion's Manager Previews Documentary With Teaser Trailer

Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary since XXXTentacion was murdered during an armed robbery outside a motorcycle dealership in... Read more ...