Dear Spotify, Tencent’s Struggles Offer Cautionary Tale

As Chinese internet giant Tencent struggles with profitability and maintaining a strong stock market valuation, Spotify, which owns a significant stake in Tencent Music...



Sony Music Launches Joint Venture Label With 123 Agency

Sony Music has announced a new joint venture label with booking company 123 Agency. The Australia based agency, founded in 2013 and is headquartered...


What Makes For A Great Musician Website?

For any band or artist, having a strong web presence is key to your success, particularly when it comes to your website. In this...


MTV Video Music Awards 2018 Winners and Nominees

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards were held last night at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. Madonna was attacked on Twitter for her...


Creating A Level Playing Field For Musicians [Cherie Hu]

Music industry journalist Cherie Hu joins co-hosts Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on our Music Bis Weekly podcast. Cherie is passionate about documenting and...


Think About It: Alt Music Formats To Consider For Your Next Release

While streaming has certainly risen to become the dominant form of music consumption, physical formats aren't in the grave yet. Here we look at...


Sony Music Begins Paying Artists $750M Spotify Profits

Sony Music has officially begun to distribute the $750 million in profit it collected from the sale of 50% of its Spotify shares to...


Amazon Readies Campaign To Take On Spotify, Apple Music

Amazon Music has grown impressively, accelerated by an explosion in Alexa smart speakers use. But, in part because the online giant seldom releases user...


MON. BRIEF: Minaj Attacks Spotify • Inside Beats 1 • $750M Sony Spotify Artists Windfall • More

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This Week In Music Commentary

This week in music commentary, broadcast radio issued an ironic but welcome plea for fairness, Yoko Ono revealed herself to be one of radio's...