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Streaming Leads to Three Times More Sales Than Radio, Study Finds…

By Paul Resnikoff Taylor Swift is all over FM radio. But should she be? Not according to the Country Music Association (CMA), who found that people who discover music while streaming are three times more likely to buy that music… Continue Reading

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Why (not) Bandcamp? [Emily White]

By Guest Post By Emily White of Whitesmith Entertainment & Dreamfuel Bandcamp is a platform I came across by accident in 2008. A platform I was seeking nonetheless, by asking everyone around me “Why isn’t there a way to sell… Continue Reading

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YouTube Takes The Guess Work Out Of Music Copyright Status

By Laura Schneider Have you ever spent hours searching for the perfect soundtrack to your video masterpiece only to have it pulled immediately from YouTube for copyright infringement? You’re not the only one. You’re also not the only one who… Continue Reading

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Next for Twitter: native video recording and editing

By Music Ally Blog Twitter held its analyst day conference yesterday, and its VP of product Kevin Weil published a blog post outlining to the world some of the upcoming changes discussed at the event. Including video. “Aside from just… Continue Reading

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5 Pop Labels You Probably Didn't Realize Accept Demos

By jhonijackson.atl@gmail.com (Jhoni Jackson) Passion Pit released both the Manners LP (2009) and Chunk of Change EP (2008) on Frenchkiss Records, a revered indie label that still accepts demos. (Photo courtesy of Passion Pit) Pop is an increasingly diverse and… Continue Reading

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I’m an Indie Label Owner. Why Am I Getting $0.0013 Per Spotify Stream?

By Paul Resnikoff Any ideas? In our in-box this morning… “Hi DMN, I’m a big fan of your blog. I run the label Wealth & Taste and front the band Japan Soul. I’m always checking my very low CD Baby… Continue Reading

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Why Secret Streaming Contracts Suck for Artists…

By Paul Resnikoff Last week, Radiohead manager Brian Message called for government intervention to unseal secret, ‘NDA’ contracts between companies like Spotify and major labels like Universal Music Group. Now, that concern is spreading: here’s a statement on the matter… Continue Reading

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How To Fix Streaming Music's Business Model

By Guest Post Op-ed by David Lowery of The Trichordist. It’s not that streaming can’t work. It can. It’s that Spotify is a bad business model that has unsustainable economics and exploits artists because it is a wall street financial… Continue Reading

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iTunes Music Sales Down 13-14% This Year…

By Paul Resnikoff It’s worse that we thought. From the Wall Street Journal this morning: “Music sales at Apple’s iTunes Store have fallen 13% to 14% world-wide since the start of the year, according to people familiar with the matter.”… Continue Reading

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TuneCore adds YouTube Money feature for artists

By Music Ally Blog It’s becoming a standard feature for digital music distributors to add ‘YouTube monetisation’ to their arsenal of features. TuneCore is the latest, branding its feature YouTube Money. It gets artists to choose which tracks they want… Continue Reading