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  • 15 Nov 2018 10:14 PM | Anonymous

    I was not considering streaming as a path toward revenue. I knew Spotify paid less than pennies per stream, and I was honestly too busy with my head down, running my project, to complain at the perceived lack of monetary support. Much to my surprise, running on an eight-month delay, streaming royalties began trickling in, and the first sum I withdrew from my TuneCore account was the largest amount of money that had ever been in my bank account. 

    FORBES

  • 6 Nov 2018 7:43 AM | Anonymous

    Shifts in the music industry have precipitated a new rapid fire format of music release, with artists constantly creating new music and releasing singles rapid-fire. In addition to other changes, this shift has caused the EP to begin edging out the LP as a dominant format of music.

    https://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2018/10/the-ep-killed-the-lp-star.html

  • 23 Oct 2018 1:27 PM | Anonymous

    Def Jam’s Steven Victor kicks off Billboard’s annual 40 Under 40 list of young music executives, revealing how his 14-year business alliance with Pusha T fueled his growth and success in the industry.

    https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8480402/40-under-40-music-industry-power-players-2018-full-list

  • 17 Oct 2018 3:34 PM | Anonymous

    In the new music industry, there's room for everybody.

    While the major labels are finding their way back from oblivion with the staggering success of streaming, the digital age has allowed smaller players to lead the charge rebuilding the industry.

    FORBES

  • 9 Oct 2018 12:03 PM | Anonymous

    The world of online promotion is a crowded one, with new music being released everyday, it can be difficult to get your work noticed at all. Unfortunately there's not silver bullet when it comes to digital music promotion, but here we look some tips that can at least improve your chances.

    http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2018/10/digital-music-promotion-5-keys-to-success.html

  • 2 Oct 2018 10:06 AM | Anonymous

    Spotify announced on Monday (Oct. 1) that it will be integrating with Google Maps to provide music to listeners as they go along their journey. The integration will be available on all iOS and Android devices.

    https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8477620/spotify-launches-integration-with-google-maps

  • 17 Sep 2018 7:25 AM | Anonymous

    MBW’s World’s Greatest Managers series profiles the best artist managers in the global business. This time, we speak in-depth to Dre London, the founder of London Entertainment and manager of streaming phenomenon, Post Malone. The World’s Greatest Managers is supported by Centtrip Music, the FX and banking solutions provider – which helps artists, managers and music businesses obtain an optimum currency exchange deal.

    https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/dre-london-my-ambition-to-build-an-empire/

  • 11 Sep 2018 9:56 AM | Anonymous

    When Matt Lees became a full-time YouTuber, he felt as if he had won the lottery. As a young, ambitious writer, director and presenter, he was able to create low-budget, high-impact films that could reach a worldwide audience, in a way that would have been impossible without the blessing of television’s gatekeepers just a few years earlier. In February 2013, he had his first viral hit, an abridged version of Sony’s announcement of its PlayStation 4 video game console, dubbed with a cheerily acerbic commentary.....

    Excitement soon gave way to anxiety....

    The Guardian

  • 25 Aug 2018 7:01 AM | Anonymous

    Personalized recommendations, sponsored playlists, and the dominance of streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music have changed the experience of music discovery for all of us. Whereas magazines, zines, radio, and something called MTV once offered diverse avenues of exploration for music fans, followed by the heyday of music blogs and music piracy websites like Napster, the algorithm now looms over everyone. There is considerable reason to worry about what that means for up-and-coming artists without major label connections, as well as the landscape of popular music as a whole.

    But what are the alternatives? Six people working in and around music told The Outline how they actually find out about new music.

    The Outline

  • 21 Aug 2018 1:03 PM | Anonymous

    The stories about Spotify seemed to come in a wave last year. “The Secret Hit-Making Power of the Spotify Playlist,” reads a May 2017 Wired report. “’They could destroy the album,’” The Guardian wrote of the streaming service in August. A month later followed a Vulture profile of the most influential Spotify playlist of all: Rap Caviar. The piece’s headline: “How a Hit Happens Now.”

    In other words, streaming killed the radio star. It’s no longer a secret how important Spotify playlists can be to an up-and-coming recording artist, but the means for which an artist can get a song’s placement on those playlists remains a bit murkier. The traditional route: Promote on social media. Tour as much as possible. Sell merchandise. Maybe even hire a publicist. Anything to generate buzz and consideration on a playlist like Rap Caviar, which boasts nearly 10 million listeners and can add hundreds of thousands of streams to an artist’s song.

    Fortune

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