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Bandsintown Adds Live Stream Concert Alerts as More Musicians Head Online
As more musicians kick off online concerts amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, Bandsintown is launching a new feature to support them.
Spotify Introduces New Podcast API
This will allow developers to explore and build unique experiences to help shows reach new listeners in new ways.
Music Artists Coalition Sends Letter Calling for Live Music Business to be Included in Economic Relief Package
The Music Artists Coalition has joined the call for the Federal Government to throw a financial lifeline to the music industry as it grapples with the wide-ranging financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
European Independent Music Sector Launches IMPALA Covid-19 Task Force
IMPALA, the European independent music companies association, has set up a Covid-19 Task Force to help address the effects of the current crisis on the independent sector in Europe.
YouTube to Reduce Streaming Quality in Europe Due to Coronavirus
YouTube will reduce its streaming quality in the European Union to avoid straining the internet as thousands of Europeans, constrained by the coronavirus outbreak, switch to teleworking and watch videos at home.
Instagram Experiments With Disappearing Text Messages
The Facebook-owned platform is working on a disappearing text messaging feature, which clears the chat box whenever you leave it.
Un fonds en aide aux artistes de la scène
Le Centre national des Arts (CNA) annonce, dès aujourd’hui, un partenariat avec Facebook pour appuyer financièrement les créateurs et interprètes qui offrent des prestations sur les médias sociaux depuis le début de la pandémie.
116M US Consumers Bought Music Last Year, Highest Number Since 2007
A reported 80 million consumers paid for a music subscription in 2019, up 12 million from the previous year.
TikTok Brings in Outside Experts to Help It Craft Moderation and Content Policies
TikTok is announcing the technology and safety experts who will be the company’s first committee members.
‘TikTok for Musicians’ Jamiphy Joins Y Combinator Accelerator
For now, there’s little information available on how the service will work for musicians in terms of making money: a tips economy model may be the most logical approach though.
Supporting Artists During the Covid-19 Pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic is in full force, and artists have been hit especially hard as tours and shows are being canceled for the foreseeable future. The good news is that we’re already seeing many fans going above and beyond to support artists across Bandcamp.
New CEO Andrea C Martin on Her Vision for PRS for Music’s Future
Even in a time dominated by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, her thoughts are essential reading for her 140,000 songwriter, composer and publisher members, as well as the wider music business.
Recording Academy And MusiCares Establish COVID-19 Relief Fund
The Recording Academy and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help people in the music industry affected by the coronavirus disease outbreak and subsequent cancellation of multiple music events.
UK Record Labels’ Trade Income Reaches £1.1 Billion in 2019
Record label trade income is made up of combined revenues generated through streaming, sales of music across physical and download formats, public performance rights, and ‘sync’ – music licensed for use in film & TV, games and advertising.
A2IM, Sound Royalties Exploring Relief for Labels, Creators Impacted by Coronavirus
The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) is exploring federal relief for smaller labels that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Sound Royalties has announced a $20 million fund to assist musicians, producers and songwriters.
Spotify Patents A Voice Assistant That Can Read Your Emotions
Spotify appears to be interested in challenging Alexa and Siri with its own state-of-the-art voice assistant. (h/t Music Ally)