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Vast Majority Of FCC Commenters Support Net Neutrality

(1)Although the majority of consumers on both sides of the aisle support net neutrality, many ISP lobbyists and think tankers have successfully presented the ongoing battle against it as a partisan issue, while the need for rules protecting against massive monopolies by companies like Comcast are universally desired.

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Artists, Venues Take Cautious Approach In Wake Of Manchester Concert Terrorist Attack

image from cdn2.bigcommerce.comFollowing the attack on Ariana's Grande's concert in Manchester, a number of artists have postponed or canceled shows. British group Take That pulled out of a scheduled show in Liverpool on Tuesday night, as well as three subsequent concerts at Manchester Arena, where the attack occurred.

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UPDATE: Ariana Grande Tour Could Continue Despite Bombing

image from static.wixstatic.com[UPDATED] Contradicting reports from CNN and other media outlets that Ariana Grande had suspended her "Dangerous Woman" tour in the wake of a post-concert Manchester, UK terror attack, Variety is reporting that no firm decision on the tour's future has been made.

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Regulation And The Internet’s Adolescence [Mark Mulligan]

Regulation-crop-600x33892Although the internet has certainly come a long way since the days of the dot-com bubble, it still has a long way to go. Here Mark Mulligan looks at what he considers to be the internet's 'adolescence', and what will happen when greater regulation catches up to internet companies.

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10 Reasons Every Musician Should Buy A Ticket To A Music Festival [Kosha Dillz]

concert tickets"I got to give you reasons to go to Coachella (or another major festival) next year.. I think there are so many but maybe you aren’t convinced that watching it is the biggest thing in the world, but what about being inspired to write the biggest music in your life," says indie rapper and marketer extraordinaire Kosha Dillz.

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Major Labels Oppose "Moral Rights" That Guarantee Artists Recording Credits (A Right They Have In Most Other Countries)

image from www.bananaip.comEver since the 1928 Berne Convention, almost every developed country on earth guarantees that when an artist records a song, is in a photo or video or writes a blog post, they are guaranteed recognition in the form of a credit. It's called a "moral right," but in the United States, that right does not exist. 

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Major Labels Are Now Earning $9000 A Minute From Streaming

9000-every-minute-1-300x225While many remain dubious regarding revenue from streaming, a recent study from Music Business Worldwide shows that major labels are actually pulling in roughly $9000 a minute from streaming services, a number that looks to be on the rise.

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My Song Stories: Michelle Garramone of Blue Rose Music

AJM5933 Digest-Hard-Cover(5)Music shapes our identities and changes our lives. It brings back our memories and stirs up our emotions. My Song Stories asks music professionals and indie artists questions about the songs in their libraries. Today, Michelle Garramone, the general manager of Blue Rose Music, shares the artists and songs that have impacted her life and career.

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Manager, Label, Promoter React To Ariana Grande Concert Bombing

aRIANA GRANDEAs the investigation continues into a bomb attack which took 22 lives and wounded 59 others as concert goers were leaving an Ariana Grande concert in the northern UK city of Manchester, the singer's manager, label, concert promoter have begun to share their thoughts and concerns.

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Ariana Grande Suspends Tour Following Terrorist Attack

image from static.wixstatic.comAriana Grande has suspended her entire "Dangerous Woman" tour in the wake of the Manchester, UK terror attack following her concert, sources tell CNN.  A suicide bomber killed 22 and injured 59 of Grande's mostly young fans as they were exiting arena on Monday night.

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Best Ways Drummers Can Prepare For A Recording Session

While a drummer may be outDownload (2)standing live, recording in a studio is very different animal. Here we look at some of the best ways drummers can save time, tears, and money when they hit the studio and ensure that the recording process goes as smoothly and productively as possible.

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Music Business Perspective On Vivendi's Havas Media Investment

UxI-BK1BHere Zach Fuller looks at what is driving French mass-media conglomerate Vivendi's steps to purchase a large portion of Havas Media Group, as the future of the music industry brightens and the investment prospects of music-oriented media improve.

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Ariana Grande "Broken" As 22 Die, 59 Injured At UK Concert [VIDEO]

ARIANA GRANDE[UPDATED] A suicide bomber attacked as more than 20,000 mostly teenage fans of Ariana Grande were exiting her concert in Manchester, UK on Monday night.  In the aftermath, at least 22 are confirmed dead and 59 injured, many with life threatening injuries.

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PayPal Sues Pandora Over "P" Logo As Analysts Downgrade Music Streamer's Stock

Pandora-new-logo-image-001[UPDATED] Pandora stock continued to fall Monday closing down 1.3% at $9.12, despite buyout rumors. The fall was fueled in part by a lawsuit filed by PayPal over Pandora's logo. Adding to the bad news, Macquarie Capital analysts downgraded Pandora stock from a buy to neutral, because they aren't sure that a buyout will happen at reasonable price.

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Matt Epp & Faouzia Take Top Honors At International Songwriting Competition

image from songchops.comThe International Songwriting Competition has announced that Canadian musician Matt Epp and Morocco-born Manitoba-raised Faouzia have won the contest's grand prize for 2016 for their co-written song “The Sound Ft. Faouzia.”

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A "Must Use" Tool To Market Your Music and Tours [The Music Biz Weekly Podcast]

smart url logoGogi from Gupta Media visits the Music Biz Weekly Podcast to talk about smartURL 2.0. You'll get the lowdown on the new Pivot smartURL and how it quickly builds a music landing page for you. Gogi also shares info on Events smartURL for marketing live shows.

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Why Artists Shouldn't Trust Their Online Presence To Social Networks

1While many artists are content to let their Facebook or Tumblr represent them online, doing so carries with it certain risks. In this excerpt from his book, Bobby Owsinski looks at why musicians should avoid limiting the scope of their online presence to social networks.

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Benji Rogers Talks Blockchain’s Present, Future [INTERVIEW]

Benji-rogers-new-by-Bryan-Derballa-crop-1-1078x516In advance of speaking at a panel on the issue, Benji rogers here speaks with Midemblog about blockchain technology's potential for solving industry copyright issues, how it has already positively affected the music business, and what sort of role it will play in the future. 

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How To Get An Internship In The Music Business Without A Single Contact [Cyber PR]

interns wantedI was journalism major at Boston University's School Of Communications when I got my first and only internship.  Those two years spent interning at the local branch of A&M Records changed my life, and set me on a path that I'm still gladly following today. The team at Cyber PR shares how you can do the same, even without the help of a college or personal contacts. - Bruce Houghton

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Spotify Has Lost Matt Ogle, Who Helped Create Discover Weekly, To Facebook's Instagram

matt ogle[UPDATED] Spotify product manager Matthew Ogle, who was an integral part of the team that some created many of Spotify's most popular personalization features including Discover Weekly is leaving for Facebook's Instagram.

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Spotify Hires M&A Specialist To Continue Music Tech Startup Buying Spree

Spotify New $Even as Spotify prepares to become a public company, it's been on a bit of a buying spree that the music streamer apparently wants to expand. Last week, Spotify acquired music machine learning innovator Niland. Prior to that ten other music tech startups joined the Spotify family including Mediachain, MightyTV and Sonalytic in just the last 90 days.

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4 Tips For Keeping It Together When Performing Live

1Performing artists have a lot to deal with in their lives, and an already full plate will feel fullest during a performance. Here we look at four things artists can do to protect their physical and mental health and keep it together when performing.

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"I'm coming after you personally" says WME Music Head Marc Geiger After Pemberton Fest Cancels, Declares Bankruptcy

image from gracespace.org.ukThe four year old Pemberton Music Festival cancelled without warning last week. In addition to many angry ticket holders who have little chance of getting their money back, Mark Geiger, the powerful head of music at super-agency William Morris Endeavor has declared war on everyone involved in the festival. 

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Collection Society Demands Copyright Fees From Music Schools For Teaching Music

handsWhile collection societies should often go the extra mile to liberally interpret copyright laws in order to get money for content creators and licensees, one company in Japan has taken things a step further, insisting music schools pay up for teaching children how to play music. Read on and tell us if you agree.

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Billboard Music Awards 2017 - A Complete List Of Winners

billboard music awards 2017Drake dominated the podium at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night, winning 13 awards.  Adele held the previous Billboard trophy record with 12. It was a strong night for Beyonce and 21 Pilots, as well. Here is a complete list of Billboard Music Awards 2017 Winners and Nominees.

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MON. BRIEF: RIAA Opposes "Moral Rights" For Artists • Record Bird Raises Cash • Apple Music Drops Some Free Trials • More

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 You'd think that the right to be credited for your work, the so-called "moral right," was a given.  But that's not the case in US Copyright law and the RIAA is just fine with that. 

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