[Hypebot] Independent labels ask Spotify to pause ‘blunt instrument’ royalty plan
[Music Business Worldwide] Jon Platt to receive 2024 Grammy Salute To Industry Icons honor
[Lefsetz Letter] Ursus Magana & Raf Luzy-This Week’s Podcast
[Music Business Worldwide] Former Avex exec Lucas Thomashow launches JV with Sony Music, Santa Anna and LISTEN TO THE KIDS
[Hypebot] Michael & Jay on how Spotify can improve Wrapped and help musicians
[Hypebot] How Taylor Swift’s direct to fan engagement embraces Web3 principles
[Hypebot] How the ‘A-Word’ describes 2023 and how we need to approach Marketing
[Hypebot] Indie Spotlight: MVD Entertainment Group
[Hypebot] Record Store Day launches RSD MRKT online marketplace
[Hypebot] MUSIC BUSINESS NEWS: Tidal lays off 10% • Shazam tops 300M MAUs • Concert ticket bill advances • Renaissances adds $1.7M for superfans • More
[Music Business Worldwide] Swiss licensing body SUISA Digital sues Elon Musk’s X for ‘refusing’ to license music
[Platform & Stream] Spotify Gathers Tools for Artists in a New ‘Campaign Kit’; The Weeknd to Star in Fortnite’s New ‘Festival’ Experience; The Case for Handcrafted Radio
[Music Business Worldwide] Sona, founded by DJ TOKiMONSTA, launches Web3 music streaming platform after raising $6.9M in seed round
[Music Business Worldwide] Tom Connaughton exits role as Managing Director for the UK and Ireland at Spotify
[Music Business Worldwide] TIDAL cuts 10% of staff as parent company Block enforces cost-saving measures
[The Register] Post-Brexit tariffs on EU-UK electric vehicle imports staved off for three years
[TorrentFreak] Music Rights Group Sues Elon Musk’s X for Copyright Infringement
Taylor Swift unveils mental health struggles amidst industry pressures https://noah-news.com/gb/en/music/2023/12/07/taylor-swift-unveils-mental-health-struggles-amidst-industry-pressures #TaylorSwift #mentalhealth #musicindustry
[Music Business Worldwide] David Dollimore launches Disorder Records in partnership with Geffen
[Music Ally] Impala has questions for Spotify over new royalties model
Taylor Swift: Time's Person of the Year and a seismic force in music https://noah-news.com/gb/en/music/2023/12/07/taylor-swift-times-person-of-the-year-and-a-seismic-force-in-music #TaylorSwift #TimeMagazine #musicindustry
[Music Ally] Music Ally’s 12 Days of Christmas 2023: Top podcast episodes
[Music Ally] Lo-fi meets classical music with Arden Records’ new compilation
[Medium] I Miss Mixtapes. In the words of Chance the Rapper: am I… | by Jason Brown - Medium
[Medium] What's New in iOS 17.1. Written by: Daniel Carmo, Sr Agile… | by TribalScale Inc. - Medium
Taylor Swift crowned Time's Person of the Year: A tale of resilience and redemption https://noah-news.com/gb/en/entertainment/2023/12/07/taylor-swift-crowned-times-person-of-the-year-a-tale-of-resilience-and-redemption #TaylorSwift #TimeMagazine #MusicIndustry
[Medialoper] Certain Songs #2747: Todd Snider (ft Jason Isbell) – “Like a Force of Nature”
[TorrentFreak] Pirate IPTV Operation Dismantled, 9 Arrested, 43 Customers Investigated
[Music Business Worldwide] Shazam hits 300m monthly active users worldwide
[Medium] The Dark Side of the Moon: How Spotify's CEO unleashes hell on 17% of his workforce is a ...
[Medium] iOS 17.2 Update — Everything You Need to Know! | by Jeffrey Bowens | Loop Tech
From South Park to The OC: How the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah was embraced by pop culture
By Anna Levy
From iconic TV shows to beloved pop songs, Jewish culture and Christmas traditions have long been inextricably entwined.
[Music Ally] Arden Jones used Spotify Wrapped to unlock an unreleased track
[Music Ally] Sona launches its music service with $6.9m of seed funding
[Music Business Worldwide] Enrique Iglesias sells catalog to Influence Media Partners in nine figure deal (report)
[Hypebot] Sona adds musician-friendly streaming, marketplace with $6.8M funding
[Music Ally] HarbourView Equity Partners swells funds for catalogue buys
[Music Ally] UMG signs the ‘King of Mandopop’ Jay Chou to a global deal
[Music Ally] Bath Moles venue closure sparks calls for grassroots levy
[Music Ally] Blue Raincoat co-founder criticises vinyl’s climate impact
Congratulations to Taylor Swift!
#artists #musicians #MusicIndustry
Spotify cuts more than 1,500 jobs amid rising costs in third round of lay-offs
By Al Newstead
It's the world's biggest music streaming service, but the Swedish-based company has just made its third and biggest job cuts of 2023.
Spotify cuts more than 1,500 jobs amid rising costs in third round of layoffs
By Al Newstead
It's the world's biggest music streaming service, but the Swedish-based company has just made its third and biggest job cuts of 2023.
[Hypebot] Spotify CEO Daniel Ek’s Layoff Letter To Staff – Full Text
'We are the grassroots': As patrons tighten their belts, Australia's live music venues are struggling
By Dan Condon, Al Newstead, Nicola Heath, Allison Jess, and Jared Richards
From Perth to Albury, we take a look at Australia's live music scene and how it's faring after a pandemic and during a cost of living crisis.
(1/2) Alphabet/Google is now in the music rights management business buying stake in Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI). Expect fireworks. Very interesting.
#MusicIndustry #MusicBusiness #Google #MusicTechnology #AI #Google #BMI
https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/3-observations-on-the-sale-of-bmi-and-googles-entrance-into-music-rights-management/ via https://publme.space/reactions/v/31700
'The timing couldn’t be worse': Jimmy Barnes hospitalised with pneumonia, cancels festival appearance
By Velvet Winter
The 67-year-old Cold Chisel frontman, who was slated to headline Rock The Boat festival this week, tells fans that doctors put him on two days of bed rest.
The fact that #YA #Publishing is, like too much of the #MusicIndustry, depending on TikTok instead of investing in good writers has to be at least one of the reasons book sales, at least for Young Adult, are down.
Most of #artists and #Producers as well as #Musicians will not get ANY royalties next year from #Spotify.
I personally understand the background but can't agree. If you want to keep your topline growing or at least stay at the same level and feed so-called business "elite" please use other ways to do this. So many talents are there below this 1000-streams threshold!
#FairSpotify #MusicIndustry #MusicIndustry #majorlabels
Who's Australia's best in the "brutal" business of busking?
By Adriane Reardon
Musicians from across the country hit the streets and opened their guitar cases as part of the Australian National Busking Championships in Cooma.
It seems really interesting scientific research and reminds a bit a project by DJ Fresh called Mindtunes.
Scientists reconstructed Another Brick In The Wall listening to people's electrical brain activity.
#MusicTechnology #science #Music #MusicIndustry #AI https://musictech.com/news/scientists-pink-floyd-brain-scan/ via https://publme.space/reactions/v/26357
[Music Industry Blog] Spotify re-positions two-tier licensing (we are getting closer, and it can be even better)
PO numbers used in the music industry.
Could have said: Independent music professionals, beware!
Does anyone have a positive use case for PO numbers?
Here they are only being used by music industry - especially from the UK - to defer their payment for your urgently required services - until you just stop reminding them.
#MusicIndustry #DelayTactics #PO #POnumbers
Listen to cyberscape now
Don't miss it!
#MilesAfterMiles #NewMusic #EPRelease #IndependentArtist #MusicPromotion #MusicDiscovery #MusicRecommendation #MusicLovers #MusicIsLife #MusicIndustry #MusicCommunity #UndergroundMusic #UnsignedArtist #MusicMarketing #SupportLocalMusic #ReleaseDay #MusicStreaming #Bandcamp #AlternativeMusic #ElectronicMusic #IndiePop #Synthpop #fedimusic #creativetoots #newmusic #music #artistsupporthour #discount #freecodes
Money talks in the world of copyright legislation, and that’s a big problem for ordinary Internet users
Copyright has always been about money. That’s why the copyright industry fights so hard to strengthen legal protections, in order to boost its profits. However, getting detailed information about how much money is involved, and who receives it, is hard, because there are so many small pieces to the overall copyright ecosystem. That makes a long post exploring money …
This is the true #music and #MusicIndustry #decentralization era to sell on own website 😎
https://aristake.com/artist-website-sales-bandzoogle/ via https://publme.space/reactions/v/18448
MusicAlly have reported that DIY and non-major music accounts for a quarter of Spotify streams:
In 2017 the majors and Merlin accounted for 87% of Spotify’s total streams, but that proportion fell to 85% in 2018; 82% in 2019; 78% in 2020; 77% in 2021 and now 75% in 2022, meaning DIY music is growing in proportion.
#MusicBusiness #MusicIndustry #independent #Spotify #indie https://musically.com/2023/02/03/diy-artists-now-account-for-a-quarter-of-spotifys-music-streams/ via https://publme.space/reactions/v/18662
How much #Music #AI is really enough?
I like #MusicTechnology but why do we need all that stuff in these crazy scales? New music generator can generate more than billion soundtracks. Understandable from the tech startup point of view but currently 2 tracks a second are being released on Spotify.
BTW Loudly is a useful tool though ✌️
#MusicBusiness #Musicians #artists #Producers #MusicIndustry https://musictech.com/news/music/loudly-ai-music-generator via https://publme.space/reactions/v/26303
[Spotify] Social Media Star and Car Enthusiast Daniel Mac Shares His Latest Spotify Finds
NFTs could be used to "print" the ownership to a blockchain but not for selling art itself. It's like a public proof certificate: i.e. - ownership, qualification, copyright, etc.. It seems all went wrong way again. Now it's AI turn, hopefully it will bring the positive results...
#NFT #Blockchain #decentralization #MusicIndustry #Art #Music https://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2023/09/nfts-promised-to-save-indie-music-now-they-are-officially-worthless.html via https://publme.space/reactions/v/28315
‘Blinding Lights’ and how playlist culture is changing modern songwriting.
#Music #Streaming #MusicIndustry #Songwriters #Creators #playlists https://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2023/09/blinding-lights-and-how-playlist-culture-is-changing-modern-songwriting.html via https://publme.space/reactions/v/27547
PAUL McCARTNEY On Playing "Live And Let Die" Live - "Oh, Sh*t, We’re Gonna Kill Her"
Sir Paul McCartney was petrified he was going to “kill” an elderly person with his "Live And Let Die" performance... The Beatles legend introduced flames and pyrotechnics to his live shows...
Why Rick Rubin found it "difficult" working with AC/DC
AC/DC are one of Rick Rubin's all-time favourite bands, but he hated the "difficult" experience of producing their 1995 album 'Ballbreaker'.
Unique to this 3rd edition, "The Reel World" now takes you inside the world of creating music for #VideoGames 🎮🎶
Packed with composer interviews and insider tips, this is a great guide to get your start in the industry!
#Composer #Music #VideoGame #Gaming #Gamer #SFX #Composing #Career #Book #Books #Bookstodon @bookstodon #Movies #TV #Nintendo #PlayStation #Sega #Xbox #Interview #MusicIndustry #SoundDesign #GameDev #GameDesign #Indie #IndieGame #IndieGameDev
#AI is on a collision course with the #musicindustry.
#music #industry #artificialintelligence #generativeAI
YouTube's New AI Tool Will Let Users Sing Like Their Favorite Artists, But Record Labels Are Hesitant
A sign of the challenges that lie ahead for the music industry.
ACE FREHLEY: My New Album Is Gonna 'Make PAUL STANLEY Look Like An Imbecile'
...original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley offered an update on the progress of the recording sessions for his next studio LP. He said, "My album is done and it's...
Courtney Love's essay about how the music industry degrades and fleeces artists seems just as relevant now, with the recent malarkey at #BandCamp;
"Today I want to talk about piracy and music. What is piracy? Piracy is the act of stealing an artist's work without any intention of paying for it. I'm not talking about Napster-type software.
I'm talking about major label recording contracts."
While the #MusicIndustry is still largely #straight and #cisgender, these #artists are determined to leave their mark on the world no matter the odds to create some of the most #beautiful, #imaginative, and #forwardthinking #art out there
Major labels get more profit, smaller indie labels and unsigned artists get less.
"A new threshold of minimum annual streams that a track must meet before it starts to generate royalties. The threshold, according to MBW, will de-monetize tracks that had previously received 0.5% of Spotify’s royalty pool."
Maynard James Keenan Celebrates Next Step in Wine Journey, Puscifer's New Concert Film + Tool's Recent Special Guest
Maynard James Keenan discusses his new wine facility, what fans can expect from Puscifer's new concert film and how Tool ended up jamming with Billy Strings
Thank you for sending this notice out!
Just in time for us to promote it on our radio show talking about #BandcampFriday!
If everybody talking about that also mentions your union, that would be a great way to promote workers and musicians together
Traditionally, two things that #bandcamp seemed to be good at supporting
"They might just be the most underrated band ever." We asked Tobias Forge, Robb Flynn, Max Cavalera, Sharon Den Adel and more metal icons to recommend us some new music. Here's what they picked
We went and asked some of metal's biggest names for the best new bands we should be listening to
[Hypebot] NFTs promised to save music; now, they are officially WORTHLESS
When Iron Maiden Made TV Producers Pay After Demanding They Lip-Sync
Iron Maiden famously refused to lip-sync for the BBC, but a German network didn't get the memo. TV producers would live to regret their wish.
DETHKLOK's BRENDON SMALL Compares Writers & Actors Strikes To LARS ULRICH's Napster Fight
"That's what Napster and Spotify could have been. Music would stop being promotional."
#MusicIndustry revenue hits all-time high
The #music industry brought in $8.4 billion in the first half of the year, with streaming making up 84 percent of the pie. And physical media sales hit the highest levels in a decade.
"When we started, there was no template for heavy metal. Nobody understood what we were doing, because it was so different": Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi on the birth of heavy metal
As Birmingham gets set to welcome Black Sabbath: The Ballet, guitarist Tony Iommi reflects on Sabbath's earliest days
“I fell in love with Moving Pictures, although my husband and my guitar player laugh at me because they say it’s the worst record of Rush’s whole career”: How Beth Hart discovered prog
Powerhouse blues singer’s fascination with Geddy Lee’s bass playing led to her appreciation for Les Claypool and Primus
Maynard James Keenan admits that playing AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Portishead to his grapes has no effect whatsoever on the taste of his wines: "100%, no. It's just a great story"
Maynard James Keenan: what a wag
'Rich Men North of Richmond' Singer Oliver Anthony Slams Use of Song at Republican Debate: 'I Wrote That Song About Those People'
I’m not sure people realize how fundamentally predatory artist contracts in the #musicindustry have been & remain (#DeLaSoul & Tommy Boy, #TLC, etc), particularly for #women & #POC.
The Netflix documentary Ladies First: a story of women & hip-hop does a good job of laying it out.
Quarter of music industry workers have had no work in EU since Brexit
AL JOURGENSEN: 'I'm Gonna Stop MINISTRY In An Album Or Two'
In a new interview with Yahoo! Entertainment 's Lyndsey Parker, Al Jourgensen revealed that he is close to putting MINISTRY to bed, more than 40 years after he launched the band in his former hometown of Chicago. "My career is winding down with MINISTRY," Jourgensen said (as transcribed by BLABBERMO...
Huh. Moog Music is acquired by InMusic (parent company of Akai, among others).
Guess it's hard to be a manufacturer of premium synthesizers in the US, even if you have literally the best name recognition on earth.
Spotlight On is a music-geared podcast hosted by music industry vet @lawrenceperyer and produced by @qburns. The show features conversations with musicians, authors, songwriters, music industry folks, history-makers, and other fascinating people deeply involved in this beautiful thing called music.
The podcast is weekly and is approaching its 200th episode.💥
The music we're interested in goes all over the place, but we lean toward guests working in variations of #jazz, #IndieMusic, #ElectronicMusic, #WorldMusic, and even notable #ClassicRock figures. We had Nick Mason of Pink Floyd on recently (!), for example. But, yes — anyone pushing musical boundaries and making the world better by making art is someone on our radar.
Here's our site, where you'll find the latest episode and ways to listen. → https://www.spotlightonpodcast.com
Happy to join you here on Mastodon!
#JazzMusic #LiveMusic #podcast #podcasting #MusicPodcast #ExperimentalMusic #MusicTalk #musicians #musodon #musidon #IndieRock #AmbientMusic #RockMusic #music #MusicIndustry #MusicBusiness #podcaster #SpotlightOn #intro
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Some producers also do the sound engineering and mixing, but not always. In big studios with big budgets, those jobs are often handled by different people who are experts in that field. There is also confusion about #MusicProduction b/c you see a song labelled as a "remix" but what it really means is re-produced. An #EDM producer, for instance, will take the already-recorded tracks from a song and add different instrumentation/arrangement, etc. around the vocal lines. #Narcissism #MusicIndustry
For the uninitiated, producers sometimes negotiate a rate with artists to get "points" on the album, which means a share of the profits. This encourages producers (esp. working for record labels) to work with new/unknown artists b/c they get a stake in an album's success. Newer producers can do this as well, as they are working with artists who can't afford to pay much. It's a win-win, as both parties are invested beyond the recording process. #Narcissism #MusicProduction #MusicIndustry #NPD
I'll have to finish this story later; I need sleep. But I think you see where this is going, right?
The album took just over a year to complete, and I realized about 4 months in that something was...off with this lady. The signs were there from the beginning, but I was too blinded by her attention and compliments and delusions of grandeur to see it clearly. 😭
She asked me to produce--on the advice of a performance coach who encouraged her to hire women as much as possible for the project, since women are sorely underrepresented in the #MusicIndustry. As her producer, she said she would split profits with me, promising to talk to her lawyer, because she "couldn't afford to pay much" up front, especially with how much studios and session musicians can cost.
Wow. AI turns up in the music industry in a surprising way. A guy recorded some vocals, trained an Artificial intelligence with Drake's (a very, very successful rap artist from the US) voice and published the results.
This will bring up some interesting copyright debates. But the technical ghost of mimicking voices seems to be out of the bottle, so expect some weird songs with voices that you seem to know.
Change & Harmony
“Give me some music; music, moody food Of us that trade in love.”—William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra
Once upon a time, Glorious Noise had a tagline on the homepage:
“Rock and roll can change your life.”
For those who were of the age of reason in September 1956—when Elvis appeared for the first time on the “Ed Sullivan Show”—and for those ...
The amount of racism I still see inside of an industry that we consistently keep afloat is astounding. A reminder to be better allies offline, or your alliance is performative:
I was a big fan of #BikiniKill & the #RiotGrrl scene in general. I loved the emergence of #FeministPunk & the #rage #empowerment it brought. I liked how they challenged #sexism in the #MusicIndustry 🤘
Why are women so marginalised by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? | Courtney Love | The Guardian
(....continued) #Music #musicindustry
Unfortunately the contraction in the new music market has meant record labels just arent taking the risks anymore with the new bands and so outside the few mentioned above the sea of amazing artists on platforms like soundcloud just arent getting signed and developed and funded in the way that used to happen so we arent gonna get the next Cure, Pixes, Smashing Pumkins or Nirvana, because its safer to just spend the money on the taylor swifts and Beyonces of the world, safe, boring, unadventurous and less likely to send the record company broke.
Its not just the nostalgia thing;- the live small venue scene has completely collapsed due to property developers taking all the classic live band pubs and renovating them either into apartments, or beer barns without original bands. And social media has changed in ways that make it almost impossible to promote songs without acompanying video.
I wish people would also try and explore the underbelly of new music a bit , because the Zs and Ys are actually a fairly experimental bunch, and theres literally hundreds of thousands of independently self produced albums released every year, and some of it is actually really really good, and theres something there for every taste.
A rant from a friends wall I posted regarding his marveling at kids listening to old music again. #Music #musicindustry
I saw a statistic recently on the iTunes store that some 80% of music sales now are old music. Which on one level is fine, a lot of old music (and keep in mind "old" includes the music we grew up on in the 90s and 80s, we are not , alas, spring chickens anymore) is really great, and I get a kick when I see kids in town with Nirvana, Pixies or Sonic Youth T-shirts on, coupled with a slight discomfort with realising that 90s are a "nostalgia" era now.
But its an absolute nightmare for musicians releasing music right now. While a lot of the mainstream is utterly fucked music, if we are brutally honest it always has been. We remember the good 80s stuff, whilst choosing to ignore MOST of the music in the 80s where things like Collette and Jason Donovan. But some of the alternative stuff did get a listen and a lot of it ended up as the celebrated 'classic' music of the era. And heres the thing , outside the mainstream theres a LOT of really really good alternative bands. I enjoyed the shit out of the new albums that came out last year from Wet Leg, Pom Poko , Black Midi and OU. With that last one being one of my favorite albums of all time.
Seems like a good time to repost this article I wrote on @medium last year:
Why I Quit #Spotify After 13 years (And Why it Feels Like a Personal Failure)
SSHRC-funded research by my colleague Brian Fauteax & team shows the unregulated, oligarpic nature of 'competition' in Canada is damaging to Canadian musicians, Canadian music, and its sustainability. They recommend our #CompetitionAct be updated to center the concerns of workers and consumers. This would have ripple effects on the health of many sectors in Canada, including music.
@Paulatics I think this may interest you?
This Is What You'll Pay For: The Menace of Generative Music
Best piece of #MusicIndustry analysis I’ve read in the last few years
The lineup of this and the JP. Sousa piece from 1906 and Steve Albini’s The Problem with Music (both of which it mentions) really frames it as grim warning
Future looks wild for anybody wishing they could have been a pro #musician 😥
Will you buy #FolkMusic?
Was impressed by #ThePlaylist — the drama telling the story of Spotify's creation from six perspectives: Daniel Ek's, the #MusicIndustry, the lawyer, the CTO (neither of whom I knew), the co-founder/funder and a fictional musician.
First rags-to-riches story I've seen aware success stories tell one side of the story, and there's always many. Also didn't shy away from treating viewers as smart enough to learn about tech, explaining, for e.g. how and why it's a hybrid P2P & custom TCP/IP server.
Attractive People Make Better Music? How Gender and Perceived Attractiveness Affect the Evaluation of Electronic Dance Music Artists
A recent study conducted by researchers employed a cognitive sociological perspective to assess the impact of a DJ's perceived attractiveness on the evaluation of music fragments, specifically electronic dance music (EDM). Using a survey experiment based on randomized vignettes, a sample of 2710 individuals from the US population was evaluated.
The study found that there was a strong positive relationship between the DJ's perceived attractiveness and the evaluation of the music. However, while this was true for both male and female DJs, male artists slightly benefited more from their looks. These results provide further evidence for the notion that non-musical traits about artists play a role in the evaluation of music.
The study provides a new insight into the relationship between a DJ's physical appearance and the evaluation of their music, challenging previously held perceptions and adding to the understanding of the complex processes involved in music evaluations.
#EDM #DJAttractiveness #MusicEvaluations #CognitiveSociology #ElectronicDanceMusic #NonMusicalTraits #PerceivedAttractiveness #GenderImpact #SurveyExperiment #MusicLovers #ChallengingPerceptions #InsightfulFindings #MusicEvaluationProcesses #EDMRevolution
#Music #DanceMusic #DJS #AppearanceMatters #SocietyAndMusic #MusicIndustry #MusicTrends #MusicCulture #MusicStudies #ResearchFindings #DataDrivenInsights #InnovativeStudy #Trendsetters #MusicLifestyle