CATEGORY: MUSIC BUSINESS

CD Baby Distributes 50% Of All New Spotify Tracks, Publishes 1 Million Songs

CD Baby, a company best known as a distributor of and advocate for independent musicians, now also administers the publishing of more than a...



Spotify Direct Deals vs Major Label Artists – Who Wins?

Spotify has drawn fire for making direct deals with artists. But while it might offer a higher net royalty rate, are these deals really...


How Adam Yauch Ended Up As Rap’s Fun-Loving Social Change Advocate

In this piece Jon Chattman explore how Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys rose to prominence from a band that was often considered...


Radio Issues An Ironic Plea For Fairness [Op-Ed]

In a welcome twist, a group radio broadcasters recently got together and penned a letter supporting the national Association of Broadcasters' goal of deregulating...


Remembering Jerry Garcia’s Musical Legacy

Jerry Garcia acted as the frontman for the Grateful Dead, a band who musical style will forever impact music across the globe. In this...


23 Prince Albums, New ‘Anthology’ Available On Spotify, Apple Music and Other Streamers For 1st Time

Twenty three Prince albums are now available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other music streamers for first time. The superstar singer/songwriter was a...


Sony, Universal Earn $500K Every Hour From Streaming

While streaming is often slammed for how little money it brings in, it turns out that this is more an issue for the artists,...


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Discogs Analysis Shows Continued Vinyl, Cassette Growth

Discogs has released their 2018 Mid-Year Marketplace Analysis & Database Highlights. The report emphasizes physical musical sales for both catalog and new releases, comparing...


Music Industry Pays Tribute To Aretha Franklin

With today's death of Aretha Franklin (76), music has lost one of its powerful voices, and both the industry and other artists are responding...