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A&R Meets AI: Why Your Next Label Rep Could Be A Robot

While record label talent scouting may have seemed like one bastion of the industry that was safe from artificial intelligence, Warner Music Group …

Artificial Intelligence

Spotify To Announce Major Mobile Updates Next Week

Spotify will reveal major changes to its mobile app next week, alongside other announcements to be shared by key executives, according to a new press …

Playlist

3 Ways Live Music Marketers Should Rely on Artist Promotion

‘I realised that no-one in the music business knew what they were doing’

High Time founder Carl Hitchborn on growing his business - and taking advantage of music industry failuresThe post ‘I realised that no-one in the …

Music Industry

Spotify lures away Apple Music's head of hip-hop programming

The war between Apple Music and Spotify is clearly heating up. <i>Variety</i> has discovered that Spotify recently poached Carl Chery, Apple Music's Head of Artist Curation for hip-hop and R&B programming. It's not certain when he's leaving or what he'll do next (we've asked both Apple and Spotify for …

Apple Music

Ratings: As ACMAs Dominate, Idol Hits Lows; Comey Q&A No. 2 for Night

CBS’ broadcast of the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards dominated Sunday night with 12.1 million total viewers — the event’s biggest audience …

Music Award Shows

Kendrick Lamar becomes first rapper to win Pulitzer | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California rapper Kendrick Lamar on Monday became the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music, one of the most prestigious arts awards in the United States.<p>Lamar, 30, won the Pulitzer for his 2017 album “DAMN.” and was also the first music winner in the 100-year …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Miranda Lambert Is Broken-Hearted & She's Not Afraid to Admit It

When it comes to country music stars, there's no one quite like Miranda Lambert, and she has the awards to prove it. At this year's Academy of …

Country Music

Instead of stealing instruments, musicians turn to Splice

“The percentage of Top 40 music made with our platform blows my mind,” says Splice co-founder Steve Martocci. He tells me about some bedroom music producers who were “working at Olive Garden until they put sounds on Splice .” Soon they quit their jobs because they were earning enough from artists …

Music Production

Music industry revenue growth back at Britpop levels, BPI says

<b>Revenue for UK record companies in 2017 notched up levels of growth not seen since the Britpop boom, according to industry association the BPI.</b><p>Combined takings from streaming, downloads, physical sales and licensing for use in films, TV and computer games rose 10.6% to £839m.<p>The main contributor to …

Britpop

Spotify’s Direct Listing: Will Other Unicorns Follow?

The world’s largest music streaming service went public last week in a very unusual way -- by eschewing an IPO and opting for a direct listing. Will …

Wharton School

Music Business Hall of Fame to Induct Tower Records Founder Russ Solomon

The Music Business Association announced that Tower Records Founder Russ Solomon, who died on on March 4, will be inducted into the inaugural Music …

Music Industry

Congress Attempts to Overhaul How Tech Companies Pay Songwriters

Music companies and technology giants, two groups perpetually at odds, have united to support a proposed law that simplifies the way songwriters are …

Online

Will Spotify Ever Generate Profits?

Spotify may be a leader right now, but it will take a lot for it to compete against the financials and the technology that tech giants have access to.<p>…

Profit

ACMs Face Challenge of Celebrating an Awards Show In The Shadow Of Route 91

When Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs) executive producer <b>R.A. (RAC) Clark</b> went to Las Vegas recently to catch a performance by <b>Brooks & Dunn</b> and …

Country Music

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Mixcloud

Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" Is Back on the Charts Because It's a Timeless Jam

The band's iconic 'Rumours' cut didn't need a Twitter meme to tell us that it's always been relevant.<p>One band that's seemingly escaped the music internet's frequent reappraisal (Migos is better than the Beatles, 2Pac actually sucks, etc) is Fleetwood Mac. FM is truly timeless, thanks to their …

Fleetwood Mac

Women Are Paid Vastly Less Money Than Men at UK Major Labels, Numbers Show

A new UK regulation requires all companies with more than 250 employees to disclose their gender pay gap statistics. In compliance with the law, music labels Universal Music UK, Sony Music UK, and Warner Music UK have reported their stats, which have been revealed online by Music Business Worldwide …

Gender

Music Week owner acquired by Future PLC for $13.8m

Deal price believed to be less than NewBay paid for Intent Media five years agoThe post Music Week owner acquired by Future PLC for $13.8m appeared …

Music Industry

Jack White's New No. 1 Album Claims One Of The Biggest Sales Weeks Ever For Vinyl

As is the case whenever he releases a new album, Jack White has topped the all-genre Billboard 200 with his latest, <i>Boarding House Reach</i>, which kicks off with a respectable 124,000 equivalent units shifted in its first full frame of availability. Only 3,000 of those weren’t sales of the full record …

Jack White

'She was free': Jay Z says he cried tears of joy when his mum came out last year

Jay-Z has said that he cried tears of joy when his mum came out last year.<p>The rapper tells David Letterman in an upcoming episode of the talk show …

Time I

Spotify relies on the big labels for most of its music. It thinks that will change.

Spotify is 12 years old, and has never been profitable.<p>Last year it posted an operating loss of $461 million.<p>Today, as it goes public, it wants …

Spotify

Spotify Rocked the Music Industry. What Might Rock Spotify?

Spotify's stock market debut is a testament to the power of on-demand music streaming, a model that has helped reverse the music industry's long …

Music Industry

Spotify worth close to $30bn

<b>Shares in music streaming firm Spotify have surged after trading publicly for the first time on Tuesday in one of the year's most anticipated market debuts.</b><p>The stock opened at $165.90 (£118) - more than a quarter higher than the $132 guide price set by the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.<p>That …

Stock Markets

Cardi B booked as the first co-host in ‘Tonight Show’ history

After two appearances, Cardi is running the show<p>Cardi B is set to make US television history as she is booked to be the first every co-host on NBC’s …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How To Get And Keep Fans' Attention With Automated Emails

Mailchimp rolled out a new feature and I just had to make sure you knew about it – especially if you use Mailchimp or if you are thinking of using it.<p>…

Marketing

100 Blogs To Submit Your Music To

<i>Guest post by Ryan Harrell of MidiaNation</i><p>When you’re starting out, one of your biggest challenges as a musician is getting heard.<p>It doesn’t even …

Travis Kalanick

Songwriters Beware Of The Music Modernization Act (H.r. 4706)

The stage is set for a brutal tug-of-war over tens of millions of dollars between individual songwriters and their publishers. H.R. 4706, also known …

Music Industry

How Much Do Top Musicians Make Compared To Average Jobs?

The 2018 Oxfam Inequality Report found that the top 1% of the world bagged 82% of all wealth created in 2017.This massive discrepancy between the top …

Music Industry

7 Essential Social Media Tips For Musicians And Bands

Bands and artists that cultivate a strong presence on social media tend to see significant opportunity in their ability to connect with industry …

Music Videos