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What Do Those Spotify ‘Top Fans’ Messages Mean?
A new marketing message tells people they are big fans of certain artists. But why?
BMI Partners With Muzooka
BMI announced a new partnership with live concert asset management company, Muzooka, to help streamline setlist reporting for its songwriters and composers worldwide.
Stem Is Offering Cash Advances to Help Musicians Stay Independent
Stem, a startup that helps independent musicians get paid, is expanding with a new financing program called Scale.
Streaming Is Getting Bigger in Japan, With the Likes of Spotify Generating Over $380m in Market Last Year
Japan cemented its status as the world’s second biggest recorded music market last year, generating $2.75bn for the industry across physical, digital, audio and video music products.
68 milliards de mélodies générées par un algorithme et mises dans le domaine public
Deux musiciens et programmeurs américains ont généré « toutes les mélodies du monde » à l’aide d’un algorithme avant de réclamer leurs droits d’auteurs et les mettre dans le domaine public.
Spotify Is Rolling out a New Look for iOS That Ditches Word-Based Buttons
Starting today, Spotify is rolling out a new look to its iPhone app. The changes prioritize universal icons and visual indicators over written words, which Spotify says makes the app a more accessible experience for users all over the world.
Peloton Settles Legal Fight With Music Publishers
Interactive-fitness company Peloton settled a lawsuit filed by members of the U.S.’s music-publishing trade organization that had sought damages of more than $150 million.
Sony Music and The Orchard Held a Machine Learning Hackathon
The hackathon focused on improving the quality of content releases and making them more discoverable, using machine learning as a toolset to support creative decisions.
Reddit CEO: TikTok Is ‘Fundamentally Parasitic’
The comments from Reddit CEO and co-founder Steve Huffman were some of the more controversial offered up during a panel discussion with former public policy exec Elliot Schrage and former Facebook VP of Product Sam Lessin.
Harmonix’s Next Music-Making Game Puts Your DJ Skills to the Test
Players will become music festival DJs, mixing vocals, bass lines, beats and riffs from artists like Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, 50 Cent, The Chainsmokers and Imagine Dragons.
RIAA Study Shows 2019 Music Revenue Increased 13%, Subscription Income Up 25%
Vinyl was the one bright spot in the vastly shrinking physical media market, up 19%, for the LP format’s highest revenue since 1988
Les revenus de la SOCAN atteignent 405 M$ en 2019
Pour la toute première fois de son histoire, les collectes totales de la SOCAN ont dépassé le cap des 400 millions $ au cours de l’exercice financier 2019.
Believe and Nuclear Blast Launch Blood Blast Distribution: A Digital Distribution Offer For the Heavy Side of Music!
Blood Blast will help bands and artists at all levels make their music available to their audiences on a global basis while benefiting from expert support from the Nuclear Blast team.
Spotify Hires Adam Grossberg to Lead Corporate Communications and Reputation Management
Grossberg was previously VP of corporate communications at Clear, a New York City-based biometrics company used in travel and tourism and at entertainment venues.
Apple Weighs Letting Users Switch Default iPhone Apps to Rivals
Apple is considering giving rival apps more prominence on iPhones and iPads and opening its HomePod speaker to third-party music services after criticism the company provides an unfair advantage to its in-house products. (h/t Digital Music News)
Reverse Engineering: How TikTok Algorithm Works
TikTok has pioneered an new methodology that uses an ever-changing algorithm to decide what their users consume.
Kobalt’s Willard Ahdritz to Receive Music Business Association’s 2020 Innovator Award
The Music Business Association announces that Kobalt Music Group Founder and Chairman Willard Ahdritz will receive the organization’s 2020 Innovator Award during the annual Music Biz Awards Dinner.
Paul Rosenberg Stepping Down as Head of Def Jam
Rosenberg has formed a joint-venture with UMG called Goliath Records and will continue to serve as a consultant to Def Jam on its legacy artists.