Post Tagged with: "Music Industry"

RIAA 2013 Report Shows Growth in Streaming Music Revenues
/ March 18, 2014 4:59 pm
RIAA 2013 Report Shows Growth in Streaming Music Revenues

According to figures announced by the RIAA today, the digital royalties paid by digital performance rights organization SoundExchange to recording artists and rights holders account for 8 percent of the $7 billion in total U.S. music revenues for 2013. This number grew from 6.7% in 2012 and 1.1% in 2008. . Read More

Beats Music and Merlin Ink Deal for Indie Music
/ February 6, 2014 4:40 pm
Beats Music and Merlin Ink Deal for Indie Music

Beats Music, the recently-launched music streaming service, today entered a licensing deal with global rights agency Merlin, which represents the rights of a large segment of the independent music sector. The benchmark deal ensures that the 20,000+ leading independent labels and distributors represented by Merlin’s 600 members will enjoy parity with the world’s three major record labels. Read More

TuneGo Releases Musician Discovery Platform for Artists
/ November 21, 2013 5:00 pm
TuneGo Releases Musician Discovery Platform for Artists

Hypebot reports that TuneGo has launched a new career development platform for musicians. The platform is now taking a hybrid approach of addressing the needs of music artists. Musicians can use the platform to reach music industry contacts in the music industry. . Read More

Ontario Allocates $45 Million for Funding its Music Industry
/ October 30, 2013 2:46 pm
Ontario Allocates $45 Million for Funding its Music Industry

DigitalMusicNews reports that the province of Ontario, Canada, has set aside $45 million CAD for its new Ontario Music fund. The new fund for music was pioneered by Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. In an announcement made yesterday, Chan stated, “Ontario is the heartland for music in Canada, generating over $420 million in revenue, representing more than 80 percent of the national total.". Read More

Audiam Announces Royalty Plan to Get Musicians More Money From YouTube
/ July 30, 2013 2:24 pm
Audiam Announces Royalty Plan to Get Musicians More Money From YouTube

Audiam, a new service that makes money for artists every time their music is played on YouTube, today extended the service to U.S. artists and launched a music industry first: the service will now pay artists 100% of the money generated from plays of their own videos on YouTube. Audiam also expanded its service today to music publishers and labels. Customers of Audiam can now control just the master, the composition, or both. Read More

The Verge Exclusive: Google to Announce New Subscription Music Services Tomorrow
/ May 14, 2013 4:56 pm
The Verge Exclusive: Google to Announce New Subscription Music Services Tomorrow

The Verge reports that Google will unveil its new subscription music services tomorrow at the Google I/O conference, according to sources close to the company. In preparation for the announcement, Google has signed separate licensing deals with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment for both YouTube and Google Play. Read More

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NPD: Apple Still Dominant but Amazon Making Increases in Music Download Market
/ April 17, 2013 1:29 pm
NPD: Apple Still Dominant but Amazon Making Increases in Music Download Market

A new NPD Group report shows that while Apple iTunes still dominates the digital music download market with 63%, AmazonMP3 continued to increase its market share and now has over 22% of the market. . Read More

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