POSTS BY: BRUCE HOUGHTON

Spotify Settles David Lowery, Melissa Ferrick Class Action Lawsuit with $43.4 Million Compensation Fund

[UPDATED] In a major victory for indie musicians, the combined class action lawsuits against Spotify brought by Cracker frontman and artist advocate David Lowery...



Advance Look At MIDiA’s "State Of The Streaming Nation" 2017 Report [Mark Mulligan]

"Streaming was the lynchpin of 2016’s growth and will be even more important in 2017," says top industry analyst Mark Mulligan of MIDIA Research....


Tidal CEO Jeff Toig Out – 3rd Top Exec Departure In 2 Years

Tidal CEO Jeff Toig is out. It's the 3rd departure of the top executive at Jay Z's streaming music service in 2 years. Despite...


FRI. BRIEF: Ariana Grande As Heroine • Spotify Adds To Board • MQA Nabs Nugs • "Synch This!" • More

Friday 5.26.17 Music Business News From Around The Web It's easy to dismiss Ariana Grande as fluff, but to fans she's refreshingly much more....


Is Video Push Next For Spotify As Former Disney, YouTube Execs Join Board Of Directors

Spotify is reportedly adding 4 new members to its board of directors prior to its stock listing. The choice of former execs from YouTube...


GENERATION Z: How 13-20 Year Olds Use Social, Choose Gatekeepers, Consume Media

Generation Z, kids and teens born between 1996 and 2010, are the new hot consumer segment. Unlike millennials, most of whom grew up during...


It’s Not If Artists Deserve "Moral Rights" Recognition, But How Music Industry Should Achieve It, says RIAA

The U.S. Copyright Office has requested comments on regulating the right to receive full credit for artistic works, often called "moral rights." The U.S....


AMERICANAFEST 2017 Names First Round Of Showcase Performers

[UPDATE 2] The Americana Music Association has just announced the first 103 of more than 230 slated to perform at AMERICANAFEST 2017. Darlingside, We...


Live Nation Offers Refunds To Fans Concerned About Terror In The UK

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THU. BRIEF: UK Concert Attack Aftermath • Gen Z Loves YouTube • Blockchain Updates • More

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