POSTS BY: BRUCE HOUGHTON

BUSINESS OF INDIE: Independents Join Climate Protest • Kobalt Hires • Music Row N.B.T. • Tireless Pup • More

In a new edition of the Business Of Indie, Independents join global climate protests, Kobalt makes some key hires, Music Row launches the N.B.T....



Robbie Robertson. Ringo Starr Play ‘The Weight’ With Musicians On Five Continents [VIDEO]

Robbie Robertson, the co-founder of The Band and Ringo Starr have joined forces with Playing For Change, a grassroots multimedia music project dedicated to...


Spotify Has Paid Hackers $120,000+

Spotify stepped up its efforts to thwart hackers by paying some of them more than $120,000.Since May of 2017 Spotify teamed with bug bounty...


The Cars, Eddie Money Streaming, Sales Surge

Music from both Eddie Money and Cars frontman Ric Ocasek saw a significant bump in sales and streaming following the deaths of the two...


FRI. BRIEF: YouTube Verification Revamp • Tencent Music’s Muscle • Instrumental + Corite • 1st On Soundcloud • More

FRIDAY 9.20.19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab ...


20 Highest Paid Hip-Hop Stars 2019 [Forbes]

Kayne West finally beat Jay-Z to top this year's Forbes Top 20 Hip-Hop earnings chart despite the later's hit tour with Beyonce. Drake tounds...


Global Citizen Announces Largest Live Concert Broadcast In ‘Cause Event History’

Global Citizen, the nonprofit best known for its efforts to end extreme global poverty, has announced “Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream,” a 10-hour...


CD Baby Expands Artist Marketing With Addition Of Red Light’s Geoff Halliday

CD Baby has hired Los Angeles based music marketer Geoff Halliday to lead release marketing for its international team focused on providing artist and...


MLC Submits $37.25M Bill To Administer Music Modernization Act To Be Paid By Spotify, Apple

The newly appointed Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) has submitted its proposal to the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) outlining the structure of the collective and...


5 Big Takeaways From Americanafest 2019

Americanafest 2019 is a wrap. Thousands of musicians, music industry professionals and fans descended on Nashville for a four-day conference, an awards show filled...