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The Music Industry’s New War Is About So Much More Than Copyright

We’re listening to more songs than ever thanks to YouTube. Eight charts that explain why that isn’t necessarily music to the ears of Taylor, Bono, and the big labels.<p>Taylor Swift has “declared war” on YouTube. Or at least that’s how some have characterized the open letter signed by Swift, U2, and …

Amazon is reportedly working on a Spotify competitor, and it's almost here

Another $9.99/month music service is on the way<p>The rumor mill is once again pointing to Amazon rolling out a proper competitor to Spotify. Reuters is today claiming that the company is working on a subscription music service that will cost $9.99 per month — the industry standard — when it launches …

Google Play Music

Instagram rolls out brand profiles, analytics and promotion tools

On Tuesday, the Facebook-owned platform announced that it’s giving business owners the chance to have a different type of presence, similar to its …

Marketing

What's Next For Desiigner?

Image via Suede Jury<p>On February 11, Madison Square Garden was shaking. In what will simultaneously go down as one of his most egotistical and …

The new tastemakers: a day in the life of a music-streaming playlister

Once, people like Sam Lee would have aspired to work in music journalism or radio. Now they’re curating playlists for services like Deezer<p>“One of our most popular playlists is Sad Songs For Crying. That is a bit worrying, actually, now I think about it.”<p>Sam Lee is one of an emerging breed of music …

What Most Entrepreneurs Don't Understand About Investors

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Don’t blame YouTube for screwing musicians, blame Metallica: Their fight with Napster set the tone for today’s crummy digital deals

<b>Metallica (AP/Charles Sykes)</b><p>Metallica’s manager says YouTube is “the devil,” but their take-down of kids for downloading was divisive first<p>Scott Timberg<p>April 19, 2016 8:31pm (UTC)<p>For years now, musicians have complained about YouTube – the way the site’s business model depends on ad sales alongside …

Metallica

BBC Rounds Up Music Execs to Talk About the Fall of CDs and the Rise of the Modern Music Business

That moment when Warner Music’s then-CEO Roger Ames heard about Napster: "I went, well that's the end of the record business."<p>It's safe to say the …

What Many Entrepreneurs Do Wrong Once Their Startup Becomes Successful

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …