CATEGORY: MUSIC TECH

3 Ways To Identify Your Target Fanbase

When it comes to finding success with your music, you can't rely on fans coming to you, and instead, have to put the elbow...



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...


What Every Musician Needs To Know About Shazam

Since Apple Music for Artists recently added a feature which shows musicians their Shazam stats, more artists are looking to get their music added...


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 ...


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...


Dissecting A Spotify Playlist Promotion Pitch Letter

Spotify playlist promotion offers.. we get them all the time. You probably do too. In this episode of the Music Biz Weekly podcast,...


What Artists Need To Know About Songtrust

In order to get paid from the mechanical royalties generated by your song's plays, you need to some kind of publishing administrator to collect...


AM BRIEF: Vevo Turn 10, Average Listening Drops, Spotify Family Plan Crackdown & More

FRIDAY 9.13.19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab ...


A Cautionary Tale: YouTube, DMCA and Copyright Trolls

In this piece Neil Turkewitz uses the framing of the recent federal court case in Nebraska brought by YouTube against Christopher L. Brady, alleging...