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May 17, 2019

RECAP: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MUSIC LICENSING REFORM!

Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act Signed into Law on October 11, 2018 Copyright Alliance Summary Link to Video of MMA Signing Ceremony and Remarks […]
May 16, 2019

Every installment of Netflix’s ‘ReMastered Docuseries,’ ranked

Netflix/YouTube The music documentary series explores the lives and careers of several legendary artists. Netflix took on a hefty challenge with its ReMastered music documentary series: repackage some of […]
May 16, 2019

BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPOINTS DEBORAH DUGAN AS PRESIDENT/CEO OF THE RECORDING ACADEMY™

FORMER CHIEF OF (RED) TO ASSUME ROLE AUG. 1, 2019 SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (MAY 8, 2019) —The Recording Academy™ Board of Trustees has appointed Deborah Dugan […]
May 16, 2019

‘Fake Artists’ Have Billions of Streams on Spotify. Is Sony Now Playing the Service at Its Own Game?

Two summers ago, Music Business Worldwide ran a report on “fake artists” appearing on Spotify, which caused ripples across the global music industry. The exposé listed 50 artists we suspected were fictional, and who, it was speculated, were playing a key role in a money-saving exercise by Spotify.
May 15, 2019

INSTAGRAM’S NEW E-COMMERCE FEATURES COULD TRANSFORM MUSIC MARKETING – BUT ONLY IF THE RECORD INDUSTRY IS WILLING TO CHANGE

As a multibillion-dollar social media platform, Instagram wields unprecedented influence not just on how humans connect with each other, but also on how musicians and other creative entrepreneurs build relationships with fans, peers and potential business partners.
May 15, 2019

Ross Golan: With Music Modernization Act Passed, Here’s What Songwriters Should Do Next (Op-Ed)

The worst cancer in the mind of a songwriter is to think the way the music industry was and the way the music industry is, is the way the the music industry has to be.
May 15, 2019

Is It Time to Get Greedy With Tencent Music Entertainment?

Tencent Music Entertainment (NYSE:TME), the largest streaming music company in China, recently posted its first-quarter earnings. Its headline numbers were impressive -- its revenue rose 39% annually to 5.74 billion RMB ($855 million), beating estimates by about $5 million.
May 14, 2019

Looming Streaming Crisis from Playlist Malfeasance

Streaming economics are facing a potential crisis. The problem does not lie in the market itself; after all, in Q1 2019 streaming revenue became more than half of the recorded music business and Spotify hit 100 million subscriber
May 14, 2019

How Apple’s Loss at Supreme Court Could Impact Entertainment

A few weeks ago, those subscribing to YouTube TV were dismayed to learn that the price for an online bundle of television networks was going up. After the Google division reached a content licensing deal with Discovery, YouTube TV passed along the cost to consumers.
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