Category Archives: Industry News & Opinions

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Music Inc.: A Mobile Game That Promotes Anti-Piracy…

UK Music, the Intellectual Property Office, and animation company Aardman have teamed up to release an iOS and Android game called Music Inc.

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The Future Of Music Income Is Not Downloads… Or Streams

I hate downloading music.  It’s a burden.  It takes up space on my (already overcapacity) iPhone and laptop. Before Spotify, it took me hours to go through albums, playlists and songs to choose the ones I wanted to include on … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing In Music? Apps That Read Your Mind

INSPIRED BY RADIO’S KILLER APP, THE ECHO NEST THINKS TOMORROW’S MUSIC SERVICES WILL BE MIND-READING PERSONAL DJS. If you watched the Super Bowl on Sunday, you might have caught Ellen DeGeneres‘s Goldilocks-inspired ad for Beats Music. A new streaming service a la Rdio or Spotify, … Continue reading

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Tribune Completes $170M Gracenote Aquisition…

Tribune Company is one of the largest media companies. They own WGN America, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Baltimore Sun to name a few businesses. Now Tribune has expanded into streaming music services and mobile devices through a $170M acquisition … Continue reading

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PledgeMusic Looks To Change The Future Of The Album Release

“To me, the way PledgeMusic puts out music is what the future of the release of an album looks like,” said the founder over the phone from a noisy cafe in Minneapolis.

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Why Labels Are Sitting on a Time-Bomb of YouTube Lawsuits…

The following guest post comes from Jeff Price, founder of Audiam, a company that is navigating tricky issues related to YouTube placement and monetization.  

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7 Reasons Why No One’s Coming To Your Shows

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And the Grammy Winners Are…

The winners in the top categories at last night’s 56th Annual Grammy Awards.  The complete list of all 82 categories at grammy.com.

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9 Things Every Musician Needs To Know About The Sound Guy

As much time as you spend in your rehearsal space perfecting your sound, it won’t mean anything if it’s botched coming out of the PA. All the money you spent on new pedals, amps, guitars and strings doesn’t matter if … Continue reading

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The Top 20 Highest Grossing Tours of 2013…

Pollstar has released a list of the top grossing tours of 2013. Bon Jovi came out on top with $259.5M, selling 2.7M tickets. The Rolling Stones had the highest average ticket price at $288. Jay Z and Justin Timberlake had … Continue reading

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