CATEGORY: MUSIC BUSINESS

Ticketmaster Wants You To Purchase From Secondary Ticket Market

Already a rather suspect company, a new piece of investigative journalism appears to show that Ticketmaster is, as it turns out, perfectly happy to...



Understanding The Music Modernization Act: Highlights And Benefits For Artists, Songwriters

A massive piece of legislation, the Music Modernization Act has, at long last, finally passed through both the House and the Senate. Here entertainment...


What Will Spotify Direct Distribution Pay Artists? Less Than The Labels Get

Spotify opened the floodgates last week with a commitment to allow all artists to upload music to the streamer with no fees or commissions....


What Free Spotify Uploads Means For Soundcloud, Artists: Bruce Houghton, Michael Brandvold, Jay Gilbert Weigh In

Bruce Houghton from Hypebot and Skyline Artists sits down with music marketers Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert of the Music Biz Weekly podcast to...


3 Steps To Proving Plagiarism Of Your Song

Many songwriters, particularly those just starting out, may live in constant fear of their creative work being stolen from them, a fear which the...


UMG Partners With 7digital

UPDATE: The UK's City AM reported that Universal Music Group has entered into an agreement with streaming and download tech provider 7digital to launch...


SiriusXM Acquires Pandora For $3.5B and Why It Matters

[UPDATED] SiriusXM will acquire Pandora in an all stock transaction valued at $3.5 billion. The combined companies create what they are calling "the world's...


MON. BRIEF: Inside Spotify Direct Uploads • Beyonce, Jay-Z 100K Surprise • Deezer Mood AI • FIX • More

MONDAY 9.24.18 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab ...


This Week In Music Commentary

This week in music commentary we weighed the delicate balance artists face between unbridled self-expression while avoiding listener alienation, the greatest challenge currently facing...


Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

Our sage council for the music industry's scrappy do-it-yourselfers this week covered how to create free, simple music videos, how to utilize YouTube's paid...