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Spotify to charge $10 per song for fake streams


As part of a slate of changes early next year that will reshape how Spotify pays royalties, the streamer will charge labels and distributors for every song with a substantial. Continue reading The post Spotify to charge $10 per song for fake streams appeared first on Hypebot. …

Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker Announces Songwriting Workshop

Music Connection

Adrianne Lenker (of Big Thief) has announced a new online songwriting workshop through School of Song. The course will be taught online via live Zoom lectures across 4 consecutive Sundays –– January 7th, January 14th, January 21st, and January 28 –– with 2 lecture sessions on each class day to accommodate different time zones: 11 AM PT and 6 PM P…

‘It was a way to share your musical experiences’: why cassette tapes flourished, and still endure


Two new books explore the history of the tape and how it helped spread hip-hop, thrash metal and experimental music around the world one mixtape at a time Everyone who grew up with a tape deck remembers mixtapes, or compilation tapes, as we used to call them in the UK. They remember sitting with a pile of records or CDs, assembling the perfect ord…

Are you focused on the right streaming numbers? #shorts

ReverbNation Vidieos

Here are the four metrics you SHOULD prioritize when you promote your music on streaming platforms like Spotify….

My Story in Music & Lessons I’ve Learned Along the Way (Part 2)

Made It In Music

David Smallbone is the father and manager of For King & Country and Rebecca St. James. After a devastating business loss, David desired a fresh start and moved from Australia to the United States with his wife and children. Having faced poverty and the challenges of starting over in a new country, the family was eventually able to overcome the…

Logistics of booking a tour

Music Industry

Hi hivemind! I had a few ideas running through my mind and with those a lot of questions popping up I do not know the answer to. If anyone feels like answering a few I’d be really glad 🙂 So, theoretically speaking; you have one or more dj’s/producers that live on a different continent. You want to book those artists but it’s too expensive to fl…

Music collaboration platform Baton raises $4.2m to build ‘next-gen ecosystem for unreleased material’

Music Business Worldwide

“There are 100,000 songs released to streaming services every day, but most material is unreleased. We believe there’s tremendous untapped potential here.” Source…

There Are More Music Genres Than You Can Even Imagine

Music 3.0 Music Industry Blog

One of the things that’s particularly hard for artists and bands to determine is what genre their music fits into. The fact is that if you’re doing it well it probably fits into several, or none at all. That said, Spotify has tried to cover just about every genre from every part of the world […] The post There Are More Music Genres Than You Can E…

The Future of What Episode #219 — LyricFind’s Darryl Ballantyne On New Tools To Enhance Lyric Offerings

News Archive – Music Business Association

In just a few short years, song lyrics have gone from a “nice to have” addition that music fans could seek out in liner notes or on the internet to a hot commodity on streaming platforms, graphics-heavy promotional videos, user-generated content and beyond. This month, we talk with LyricFind Founder & CEO, Darryl Ballantyne about the evolutio…

Tencent earnings 2023 on track to hit $1.5b

RouteNote Blog

Tencent Music are having a fantastic year. The company which runs various Chinese music streaming services, such as Kugou, QQ, and Kuwo, has reported their Q3 2023 results. Tencent earnings reveals 42% year-on-year growth for TME (Tencent Music Entertainment). Their revenue from music subscribers for the first 9 months of the year totals …

Oliver Anthony To Set Out On Global Tour


Oliver Anthony Oliver Anthony, the overnight national sensation behind “Rich Men North of Richmond,” will go out on his first headlining international tour next year. The “Out of The Woods Tour” will span more than 40 dates with shows in six countries. Anthony made headlines this year when he became the first artist in history to debut at No. 1 …