STEPHANIE KARTEN JOINS ARMADA MUSIC AS U.S.-BASED A&R DIRECTOR

With their sights set on building out their presence across North America, Armada Music have added a prominent name to the team operating from their New York office. As of today, Stephanie Karten will take on the role of A&R Director, bolstering the U.S. squad of the biggest independent dance music label in the world….

Empire Music Entertainment launches new own label: Karia Records

Determined to build a legacy that will stretch on for many years, Ozgur Timucin with Empire Music Entertainment have joined forces definitively to assemble a create ‘Karia Records’ After so many succesful releases and a few co-owned labels its time for Ozgur Timucin to become new Label. Not only to create a closer relationship between…

Spinnin’ Records Presents First Ever Plugin With “BASE”

Dutch music label Spinnin’ Records has launched BASE, a brand new plugin for music producers, focusing on a better balance between bass and drum. Created together with music software manufacturer Prolody, this plugin is based on experiences with Spinnin’s Talent Pool producers, and was launched during last week’s Amsterdam Dance Event. It’s been quite the revolution Spinnin’ Records has caused. Not only did…

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SIGNS MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT INTO LAW

President Donald Trump has just taken the long-awaited step of signing the Music Modernization Act into US law. The news comes after the bill was unanimously voted through both the US House of Representatives and the Senate. The Music Modernization Act reforms mechanical licensing through the creation of a Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC), paid for…

Empire Music Entertainment Announce Brand New Label “empireXstream”

Ready to push forward an enticing new addition to the evolving musical landscape, Empire Music Entertainment imprint unveils a fresh new sub label titled empireXstream. Showcasing diverse styles reaching across difference shades of hip hop, empireXstream looks set to provide listeners with material ranging from hip hop & rap grooves. Keeping Empire Studio Records at…

SOUNDCLOUD TO INCORPORATE BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

SoundCloud is up to something big. The company has reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in collaboration with MaestroProject to help develop blockchain technology in music industry. The capabilities of blockchain technology are endless and it sounds like a perfect fit for the streaming service, which enables its users to upload, promote, and share their original music, production work…

FACEBOOK SIGNS MULTI-YEAR LICENSING DEAL WITH SONY/ATV

The news comes just two weeks after Universal Music Group announced that it had inked an agreement with the social media giant, which draws more than 2bn users every month to its core platform. Sony ATV’s multi-territory, multi-year deal covers a catalog of more than 3 million songs, including those by frontline clients such as Taylor Swift,…

Music creation platform Splice announces artists have earned $5 million in revenue

Over the last four years, music creation and collaboration platform Splice has aimed to connect artists and producers with world-class production tools, creative assets, and a global community of potential collaborators. Now, the artist hub has announced payouts of $5 million to its participating acts, which is an enormous win for the artistic community. Splice’s announcement also comes with…

MIXCLOUD SIGNS MILESTONE LICENSING DEAL WITH WARNER MUSIC

London-born streaming startup Mixcloud has inked a milestone deal – a direct licensing agreement with Warner Music – which will enable it to start building new subscription products. SoundCloud rival Mixcloud attracts around 17m monthly users. It hosts 12m radio shows, podcasts and DJ sets which have been uploaded by more than a million ‘curators’…

Feeling Guilty About Pirated Music? This Study Suggests You May Not Have To

Feeling a bit guilty for filling your library with pirated songs? A study done by an organization out of the Netherlands called Ecorys, suggests you may not have to any longer. In 2013, the European Commission ordered an approximately $430,000 study regarding how piracry affects sales of media, including music, in the EU. The commission hadn’t released…

3 MYTHS ABOUT STREAMING… AND 3 TRUTHS ABOUT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY TODAY

You hear a heck of a lot talked about streaming and its impact on the music industry these days. So how much of it is worth listening to – and how much is complete hogwash? That, essentially, was the question tackled by Warner Music Group’s Chief Digital Officer and EVP of Business Development, Ole Obermann,…

Music’s ‘million sellers club’ updated to include streaming

The “million sellers club”, the elite ranks of musicians who have sold more than a million copies of their singles, has been given a modernising shake-up by incorporating streaming for the first time. The Official Charts Company (OCC) has brought together streaming and traditional sales in Britain for the first time to reveal which records…

HOW STREAMING MUSIC PLATFORMS CAN LAST AND GROW

Nikhil Shah, Co-Founder and Commercial Director of Mixcloud (pictured). MixCloud connects listeners to new music and ideas through radio shows, DJ mixes and Podcasts uploaded by over 1 million curators. Here, Shah discusses how streaming music services can build their businesses in a sustainable and financially sensible way… There’s been much discussion of late about…

ED SHEERAN’S SHAPE OF YOU IS NOW SPOTIFY’S MOST-STREAMED SONG OF ALL TIME

Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You is now officially the most-streamed track of all time on Spotify, having overtaken Drake’s One Dance. Shape Of You, released via Atlantic Records, has 1.318bn plays on Spotify as of today (Sept 22) according to the streaming company. One Dance currently stands at 1.317bn plays, ahead of another billion streamer…

New Industry Figures reveal music delivers £4.4bn boost to UK Economy

UK Music chief Michael Dugher hails “excellent” figures – but calls on tech giants to fairly reward music investors and creators to “end the free ride”. Latest survey also shows that half of people in the music industry fear Brexit will have a “negative impact”. Download the 2017 Measuring Music report here. The UK music industry…

THE FUTURE OF RADIO

Michael Huppe (pictured), CEO & President of US-based digital performance licensing organization SoundExchange – which has paid out nearly $5bn in royalties to recorded music rightsholders since being founded in 2003. TIME FOR BROADCASTERS TO EMBRACE DIGITAL Radio’s relationship with the music industry has changed dramatically in a few short years. In its prime, radio…

Popular YouTube audio ripping website ‘youtube-mp3’ has been shut down

The world’s largest audio ripping site, youtube-mp3.org ,has been shut down after a consortium of labels including Warner Music Group, Sony Music, and UMG filed a lawsuit to shutter the site. Unsurprisingly, the ruling went in favor of the music labels, with the website ordered to pay a substantial settlement fee, as well as transfer its…

Tidal hires its FOURTH CEO

The management tides have changed once again for Tidal, bringing yet another new CEO for the streaming service in their flow. Former Sony Music executive and Kobalt Music Group president, Richard Sanders will now head the platform, surfacing as the fourth chief executive officer to sit atop the company’s wave. Tidal aspires to compete more effectively with…

Apple Working to Fix Bugs Before New iPhone Launch

Engineers and designers at Apple are frantically working to fix bugs that might cause production delays for the highly anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone. The name of the new device has yet to be announced and will be revealed this fall along with specifics about updates for the iPhone. Apple is adding several new technologies and the team is…

STREAM-RIPPING NOW “MOST AGGRESSIVE” FORM OF MUSIC PIRACY

  Stream-ripping has now been tagged as the “most aggressive form of music piracy” by PRS for Music and the Intellectual Property Office. According to recent research by INCOPRO and Kantar Media, the use of stream-ripping sites increased 141.3% between 2014 and 2016 in the U.K. 57% of the 9,000 respondents surveyed were aware of…

Upper reaches of music industry ‘a man’s world’, diversity study finds

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FREE MONEY FOR INDIE LABELS AS UK GOVERNMENT PLEDGES £2.8M GRANT

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YOUTUBE, BEWARE: FACEBOOK IS READY TO DO SOME GLOBAL MUSIC LICENSING

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Apple and Spotify Continue Their War

Apple and Spotify Continue Their War The nitpicking and gripping continue between the two music streaming services of Apple andSpotify. While this topic of discussion isn’t new by any means, their argument has been taken to the next level by Apple’s latest actions. Back it late May, Apple refused to allow Spotify’s latest update into…

SoundCloud to add video advertisements to US applications

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GIORGIO MORODER RETURNS TO CASABLANCA RECORDS

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SFX Encounters New Financial Woes

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Martin Garrix Enlists Steve James For Debut STMPD Radio Guest Mix

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Gareth Emery Shares First Episode Of ‘Make It Happen’

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APPLE DISPELS RUMORS OF KILLING MUSIC DOWNLOADS

ndAPPLE DISPELS RUMORS OF KILLING MUSIC DOWNLOADS Recently, we reported Apple’s rumored plans to eliminate music downloads from their business model. Now, Apple has spoken up regarding the alleged statement. It’s quite unlike the company to publicly address rumors, but this speculative strategy made its rounds through the internet rather quickly and caught some serious attention….

WMG IS THE FIRST MAJOR LABEL TO CITE STREAMING AS THEIR LARGEST SOURCE OF REVENUE

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Beatport’s Auction Delayed To May 26th

Beatport’s Auction Delayed To May 26th SFX Entertainment, owner of famous download store and streaming service Beatport, has pushed back the date of Beatport’s auction from May 5 to May 26. “At the request of interested parties who require more time to finalize their bids, we have agreed to reschedule the Beatport sale hearing to…

JORGE BREA, CEO AND PRESIDENT OF SYMPHONIC DISTRIBUTION

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Deadmau5 Settles Label Dispute Over Remixing and Mashups

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Pete Tong In Conversation with Bob Lefsetz IMS Engage 2016

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Melomind headphones will teach you to relax

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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MUSIC

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Billboard and Spotify team up for exclusive streaming partnership

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Beatport and Scratch DJ Academy announce music education partnership

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DOCUMENTARY ON ICONIC ROLAND TR-808 DRUM MACHINE SET FOR RELEASE

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SFX Puts Flavorus on the Auction Block

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TICKETMASTER WILL SOON SELL TICKETS DIRECTLY ON FACEBOOK

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SKRILLEX’S BOOKING AGENT DROPS THE SECRET TO EDM’S FUTURE

SKRILLEX’S BOOKING AGENT DROPS THE SECRET TO EDM’S FUTURE Lee Anderson is a genius of the music industry. As Vice President of AM Only’s East Coast office, he’s had a hand in the rise of Zedd, Skrillex, Disclosure, Boys Noize, Tchami, and countless others, in addition to orchestrating tours like Dirtybird BBQ, Full Flex Express, and Disclosure’s Wildlife. In a recent…

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP IS ‘OUT OF CONTRACT’ WITH YOUTUBE – SOURCES

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SFX FORCED TO RESERVE $15 MILLION SPECIFICALLY TO PAY ARTISTS

SFX FORCED TO RESERVE $15 MILLION SPECIFICALLY TO PAY ARTISTS Good news for artists could mean bad news for SFX. A large amount of money that the company could have really used to stay afloat has been ordered by U.S. Bankruptcy judge Mary Walrath to be allocated specifically to pay artists at SFX festivals and…

2Dutch Boutique Music Group joins forces with Armada Music

2Dutch Boutique Music Group joins forces with Armada Music AMSTERDAM, April 5th, 2016, Dutch boutique music group 2-Dutch announced its joint venture with Amsterdam-based record company Armada Music. Together, the two major dance music entities will continue Showtek’s Skink label and bring a whole new imprint to the industry: 2-Dutch Records. Soon to put out…

DEADMAU5 TELLS DEORRO TO “LEARN THE BUSINESS YOU’RE IN”

DEADMAU5 TELLS DEORRO TO “LEARN THE BUSINESS YOU’RE IN” Producer/DJ Deorro‘s Twitter is a constant source of both hilarity and forehead-gripping insight. His usual posts range from lofty and sometimes frustratingly straightforward pieces of life advice like, “Some will reach 80 asking if they could’ve done better with their life. Some will reach 80 saying they couldn’t…

WHICH MUSIC STREAMING PLATFORMS ARE WORTH PAYING FOR?

WHICH MUSIC STREAMING PLATFORMS ARE WORTH PAYING FOR? The music industry in 2016 looks very different to the way it did just a decade ago. To cope with the huge shift which is largely due to the internet and easy access, the music industry has had to adapt and to change. In 2015, for example,…

BANDCAMP HAS PAID ARTISTS $150 MILLION IN EIGHT YEARS

BANDCAMP HAS PAID ARTISTS $150 MILLION IN EIGHT YEARS The independent online music retailer has been self-funded and profitable since 2012 We have said it before in the past, but Bandcamp is proving to be the best outlet for artists and labels to reach their fans and turn a profit. According to Billboard, the online…

DEADMAU5 & MORE TAKE ACTION TO UPDATE OUTDATED COPYRIGHT LAWS

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JEFF MILLS DETAILS NEW VINYL OFFSHOOT LABEL, AXIS AUDIOPHILE SERIES

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Microsoft introduces new music-centric website, ‘Music x Technology’

Microsoft introduces new music-centric website, ‘Music x Technology’ Microsoft’s history with electronic music is one worth unearthing. Three years ago, the technology company launched OneBeat Labs alongside OneBeat — a move that helped connect the brand to the dance music movement. One month later, the pair moved on to unveil the first-ever EDM app on…

Robert Sillerman’s parting words as he officially steps down as CEO of SFX

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SOUNDCLOUD RELEASES PAID SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE, SOUNDCLOUD GO

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BEATPORT OFFICIALLY GOES UP FOR SALE, SEVERAL BUYERS INTERESTED

BEATPORT OFFICIALLY GOES UP FOR SALE, SEVERAL BUYERS INTERESTED SFX has officially begun the process of auctioning off online store Beatport, following the service’s loss of over $5 million in revenue and a prior statement that initial negotiations would begin in April. Earlier this month, the parent company revealed that in order to quell some of their heavy financial…

SoundCloud plans to monetize remixes to stand out against competitors

SoundCloud plans to monetize remixes to stand out against competitors SoundCloud has been in a state of flux over the past several years. As the independent – and free – streaming platform grew to be too big for major labels to ignore, pressure from industry giants to remove users’ content and profiles increased, both in…

COACHELLA & STAGECOACH 2016 PREDICTED TO BRING IN $704 MILLION

COACHELLA & STAGECOACH 2016 PREDICTED TO BRING IN $704 MILLION Music festivals have been known to bring in a nice little uptick in the local economy from time to time, but data provided by the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership in tandem with the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau has the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Country Music Festival bringing…

THE 178 BEATLES SONGS PAUL MCCARTNEY IS RECLAIMING FROM SONY/ATV

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SONY & SOUNDCLOUD FINALLY REACH A DEAL

SONY & SOUNDCLOUD FINALLY REACH A DEAL Sony Music Entertainment has not only licensed SoundCloud, but taken equity in the streaming business as part of the deal. The world’s second largest record company, Sony will not only receive stock inSoundCloud, but has also been invited to participate in the Berlin-based platform’s next funding round. Having…

Sony Is Developing Headphones That Don’t Touch Your Ears

Sony Is Developing Headphones That Don’t Touch Your Ears Most of us love SXSW because of the countless music showcases, but it’s important to remember that the event is also a chance for innovators to debut new products. Sony and its Future Lab program took the opportunity to give us a sneak peek at its…

Apple Music, Dubset Partner to Stream Previously Unlicensed Remixes and DJ Mixes

Apple Music, Dubset Partner to Stream Previously Unlicensed Remixes and DJ Mixes Apple has announced an agreement with Dubset Media Holdings that will allow Apple Music to stream remixes and DJ mixes that had previous been absent from licensed services due to copyright issues. Thousands upon thousands cool mash-ups and hour-long mixes have effectively been…

THIS NEW FEATURE MAY PREDICT DANCE MUSIC’S NEXT BIG ARTIST

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TIDAL RECYCLES THEIR CFO AND COO ON THE HEELS OF MAJOR LAWSUIT

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AVICII NAMED 6TH FASTEST-GROWING COMPANY IN EUROPE

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RECORD LABELS WIN $22.2M IN LAWSUIT AGAINST MP3SKULL

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Spinnin’ Records signs first Chinese artist

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