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Contrary To Predictions, Blockchain May Not Be The Future Of The Music Industry [Bobby Owsinski]

Over the past couple of years, a number of articles have surfaced in the music business world touting blockchain tech as the saviour of the music industry which will finally allow artists to get paid. This may be wishful thinking however, argues Bobby …

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Content Creators Coalition’s Jeff Boxer Resigns After 3 Allege Harassment, He Responds With Far Less Than A Full Apology

The Board of the artist’s advocacy group the Content Creators Coalition has accepted the resignation of Executive Director Jeff Boxer after three women alleged sexual misconduct. The CCO recently made headlines with a video ad campaign taking YouTube t…

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What’s Not To Like About Facebook’s (Non-Existent) Music Licenses

Owing to their ability to duck behind DMCA ‘safe harbor’ rules, Facebook has been able to get along without paying royalties on the music which, undeniably, add an appreciable amount of value to the platform. This could change though, with Facebook fin…

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AM BRIEF: Trump’s FCC Guts Net Neutrality • Facebook Hires WMG Exec • Sonos Adds Spotify Alexa Voice Control • More

WEDNESDAY 11.22.17 Music Business News From Around The Web The FCC is ignoring 22 million comments, tech companies big and small and many Congressmen, as it barrels ahead with plans to gut net neutrality even more completely than predicted. Updated con…

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Catching Up With Despacito’s Luis Fonsi: An Artist Q&A

Undeniably one of the biggest songs of 2017, the chart topping, record breaking "Despacito" is also up for a number of awards. Here SoundExchange sat down to chat with Luis Fonsi, one of the artists behind the hit single. ______________________…

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Musical.ly Has become An Essential Proving Ground For Digital Natives

Often described as a lip-syncing app, Music.ly is notable for a number of reasons. The app is the first Chinese-created social media app to break into the US, is independent of any major US company, and has captured the attention of Generation Z in big…

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People Are Spending 15 Hours A Week On The Internet Outside Of Work

People are spending a lot of time online, according to the latest Limelight Networks’ “State of User Experience” report. 54% of US consumers are now spending more than 15 hours outside of work on the internet each week. Here are the main online activit…

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