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The State Of Latin Music 2017

As America’s demographics shift, so too do its music consumption habits, and it looks as though Latin music could be coming out on top, despite what some might assume to be language and cultural barriers. ___________________________ Guest post from the Pandora Blog by Marcos Juarez, Head of Latin Music Programming… Continue Reading

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Best Tablets For Music Producers

As music technology continues to advance, artists no longer have to rely on major studios, and can instead produce music from the palm of their hands. This form of mobile production also allows artists to transcend geographic boundaries. Here we look at a list of the most affordable and effective… Continue Reading

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AM BRIEF: IFPI Confirms Streaming Growth • WolfGang’s Vault Hit With Class Action • Apple Music Android Update • More

Wednesday 9.20.17 Music Business News From Around The Web IFPI report shows audio streaming up 11%, but the YouTube value gap remains. Updated continuously under our More News tab Continue Reading

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Four Organizations Using Music To Make A Difference

Music’s ability to inspire and bring people means it is often involved in affecting positive change. Here we look at four different organizations (and how you can get involved with them!) working to make a positive difference through music. ______________________ Guest post by Meredith Nadeau, Corporate Marketing Manager at The… Continue Reading

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Music Industry Paints Target On YouTube Ripping Sites, Despite Many Non-Infringing Uses [Op-Ed]

Stream ripping, particularly from YouTube, has become a top source of music piracy. But putting YouTube to MP3 conversion sites in the music industry’s crosshairs is shortsighted argues Timothy Geigner of Techdirt _________________________ Guest post by Timothy Geigner of Techdirt Concentrated attacks on technology tools that can sometimes, but not… Continue Reading

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YouTube’s Lyor Cohen Dishes On Music’s “New Golden Age,” Streaming Subscriptions and Props To Daniel Ek

YouTube’s Global Head Of Music, Lyor Cohen, is known for speaking his mind. So when the former label exec sat down for a keynote interview at the 2017 Music Matters summit in Singapore, people listened. He did not disappoint. “This business is entering a golden age” “There’s so much opportunity… Continue Reading

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Overcoming The ‘Nashville No’

A noted bastion of the music industry, Nashville has become infamous for its ‘Nashville no,’ a way of allegedly letting down artists more gently when their services are, for whatever reason, not desired. ________________________ Guest post by Daniel Reifsnyder of Soundfly’s Flypaper A good friend of mine once said: “They… Continue Reading

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Americana Airplay Chart For Week Of 9.18.17

We’re just back from a wonderfully productive Americanafest conference filled with incredible music. Despite the fact that they must be more tired than I’ll ever be, the folks at Americana Music Association Association have compiled this week’s Americana chart. Archive Americana Playlist for week of Monday, September 18, 2017 Rank… Continue Reading

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Ed Sheeran, U2 Cancel St. Louis Shows Amid Ongoing Violent Protests

Concert fans in St. Louis suffered a double disappointment last weekend after both singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and Irish rock band U2 canceled planned performances in the city due to violent protests following the acquittal of a former white police officer in the shooting death of a black man. Ed Sheeran… Continue Reading

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