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Enjoy The Radio Silence: What The PROMOTE Act Could Mean

2Here Stephen Carlisle breaks down the significance of the Performance Royalty Owners of Music Opportunity To Earn Act, better known as the PROMOTE Act, which would give artists the ability to pull their music from radio stations should they not receive proper royalties from the sound recording.

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Key To Widespread Artist Adoption Of Blockchain Could Be Via Esoteric Copyright Law [George Howard]

1Blockchain technology has been embraced by many smaller independent artists, but widespread adoption has been slowed by a lack of participation from major labels and publishers, although an ancient copyright clause could provide a solution.

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Copyright Explained For Creatives [ACM’s Patrick Rackow]

image from upload.wikimedia.orgCopyright should be at the top of everyone’s agenda in the music industry as it is what turns our artform into sustainable careers. To celebrate Intellectual Property Day, the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) has shared their top tips on how to protect your music, busted common myths around the subject and given their insight into how this elusive subject works...

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Death Of Twitter Has Been Greatly Exaggerated: 9 Million New Users In Last 3 Months, 14% DAU Rise

Twitter_logo_blueTwitter revenue fell 8% last quarter, according to new financial from the company. The drop was smaller than expected and sent the stock up 11% in pre-market trading Wednesday. Twitter also added 9 million new users in the last 3 months.

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How To Get Music On Spotify’s Playlists

1Anyone working in music industry promotion has doubtless tried to figure out how to get their music on a Spotify playlist, and while it's not as simple as most would like, there are certain steps you can and should take to increase the likelihood of earning a coveted playlist spot.

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New Survey Says Millennials Pay For Streaming Services And Use Pirate Streams When Content Isn't Legally Available

1In a further sign of change coming to the music industry, a new survey has revealed that millennials, and those younger, while willing and happy to pay for streaming services, are also more than happy to access the content they want on pirate streaming sites should it be unavailable elsewhere.

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IFPI Music Industry Revenue Report 2017 - Quick Take [Mark Mulligan]

image from www.ifpi.orgInternational trade group, the IFPI, released its annual Global Music Report 2017 today. It's overview of developments in the recorded music sector including the rise in streaming and the industry’s priorities. Analyst Mark Mulligan offers a quick look at the numbers.

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RIAA, BMG Are Copyright Cop Rightscorp's Biggest Customers

Riaa-logoThe RIAA may have slowed down on lawsuits against average customers, but its continuing to fight grassroots piracy on another front by working with aggressive copyright takedown service Rightscorp. The major label trade group, along with indie BMG, are the copyright cop's biggest customers.

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Spotify Is Planning Its Own Music Hardware, Voice Control

spotify[UPDATED] Two jobs listings point to a major expansions of Spotify's ambitions to include music hardware with voice control. While details are scarce, they hint at a wearable device "akin to Pebble Watch, Amazon Echo, and Snap Spectacles."

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How Royalties Are Paid On All Three Pandora Music Services

1Pandora's recent rollout of its third tier service, Pandora Premium has us taking a look at how artists an labels earn royalties from the traditional ad-supported service, as well as Pandora Plus, an update to the ad-free version, and of course the new Premium Tier.

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