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Songwriters, Self-Employed Music Workers Eligible for Relief in Federal Stimulus Bill
Songwriters, along with other “gig economy” workers in the music industry ranging from producers to roadies, will be eligible for grants and loans under the $2 trillion stimulus bill passed by the Senate in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the advocacy organizations Songwriters of North America and Nashville Songwriters Association International announced yesterday.
COVID-19 and the Creative Economy: Takeaways from Patreon’s Data Science Team
In a time when so many around the world are deeply affected, creative professionals face special challenges: live shows are being cancelled, events and conferences are being postponed, and many revenue streams for creative people are disappearing.
TuneCore CEO Scott Ackerman Steps Down
Ackerman joined TuneCore as President and COO in 2010 and was promoted to CEO in 2012.
Music Community Launches ‘Love Record Stores’ Initiative
The music community is launching a global initiative to help independent record stores during the current COVID-19 crisis.
Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief
The Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project has been created to amplify the efforts of organizations (Help Musicians, MusiCares, PRS Foundation) that focus on helping those most in need. Spotify is making a donation to these organizations and will match donations made via this page dollar for dollar up to a collective total of $10 million.
How Spotify Is Addressing COVID-19, On-Platform and Off
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Spotify has been identifying ways that can help make an impact around the world.
PRS for Music Launches Membership Emergency Relief Fund
PRS for Music announced an immediate PRS Emergency Relief Fund to support its members during the Coronavirus pandemic.
SoundCloud Is Introducing a New Way for Creators and Fans to Connect
With artist shortcuts, followers can now see if their favorite artists have uploaded or reposted a track the second they open their apps.
IMPALA Adopts COVID-19 Crisis Plan Calling for Urgent Action Across Europe
The aim is to try and secure a co-ordinated approach across Europe to minimise the impact of Covid-19 on the independent music sector.
YouTube Music Can Now Show Lyrics on Its iOS and Android Apps
Lyrics aren’t supported in YouTube Music’s web player right now, but YouTube says the feature is actively being worked on.
Spotify, Amazon, YouTube, More Join MusiCares Coronavirus Relief Fund
Amazon Music, Facebook, SiriusXM-Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, and YouTube Music announced today that they are contributing to the COVID-19 Relief Fund announced last week by the Recording Academy’s charitable foundation MusiCares to support music industry workers in need.
Remote podcasting just got easier: Introducing Record With Friends 2.0 from Anchor
With more people creating podcasts right now than ever, today Anchor is making it easier to record your conversations with anyone, wherever they are in the world, from any device.
Apple Music Adds a Personalized Playlist of Happy Songs to Cheer You Up, Plus a Work-From-Home Mix
Apple Music is launching a new playlist the company hopes will raise your spirits during these difficult times.
YouTube Will Limit Video Quality for Everyone by Default for a Month
It follows a similar measure YouTube and many other streaming platforms have adopted temporarily in Europe to lower their bandwidth usage amid the coronavirus outbreak.
BMG Revenues Climbed 10% to $674m in 2019… With a 23% Profit Margin
BMG, the world’s fourth biggest music rights-holder, saw its revenues increase 10.1% to €600m ($674m) in 2019.
Imatag Inserts Invisible Watermarks to Track Images Around the Web
Watermarking is nothing new, but the company has found a way to mark images even if they are resized, cropped, edited or compressed.
Musicians Earned $4.3 Million From Bandcamp on Friday
Nearly 800,000 items were sold on the day the site waived its revenue shares
The New York Times Company Acquires Audm, an App That Turns Longform Journalism Into Audio
While there are other services that turn news articles into audio, Audm differentiates itself by using professional voice actors to narrate the content, not automated voice technology.
How COVID-19 Will Affect the Media Industries
MIDiA has produced a report that explores the potential near- and mid-term impact of COVID-19 on entertainment businesses, from production through commercial to audience consumption.
Emergency Coronavirus Fund for Songwriters Worth up to $43m Launched by GEMA in Germany
German performing rights organization GEMA has announced the launch of an emergency aid fund worth up to €40m ($43m) for its songwriter and composer members.
Songtradr – Financial Support for Artists
To increase artist’s revenue during this time, and inspire our music buyers to participate in making a difference, we are giving our share of any new licensing transactions directly to our artists for the next month. (h/t Music Business Worldwide)