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Dear Google, You Could Start Fixing Content ID By Taking Down Dozens Of YouTube Videos On How To Defeat It

Content-idWhile some in the industry may be putting a lot of faith in YouTube's Content ID system, the method by which it identifies and removes videos infringing on copyright can be easily gotten around, although the question remains how much the Content ID team at Google knows about this industry knows.

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Spotify, Blockchain And Music's Future [Thomas Euler]

SpotIn this piece Thomas Euler defends his optimistic projections (sparked by Spotify's purchase of Mediachain labs) of how blockchain technology could be beneficial to the music industry, while acknowledging that there are plenty of concerns and complications involved as well.

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Will I See You At Music Biz In Nashville Next Week?

MusicBiz 2017I'll be in Nashville most of next week for the annual Music Biz convention.  On Thursday May 18th at 3:45 PM, as part of the Indie Music Forum, I'll be interviewing Richard Burgess, the CEO if the American Association Of Independent Music (A2IM) live on stage.

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Offspring Frontman Dexter Holland Earns Ph.D Molecular Biology, Will Research HIV

image from cerejadeneve.files.wordpress.comDexter Holland, frontman, rhythm guitarist, and lead songwriter for the California-based rock band The Offspring has added another item to his curriculum vitae, Doctor of Molecular Biology from the University of Southern California.

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Sonic Logos, Branding And The Royalty Opportunity They Provide

Sound-wave-2This article explores the value of sonic logos, e.g. the audio cues used to brand various products, networks, or companies, how they work to craft a brand's image, and the royalty opportunity which they present to the composer.

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3 Elements Of An Artist’s Online Promotion Strategy

ShutThe sheer variety of marketing options online may seem intimidating for an artist, which makes it all the more necessary to develop a comprehensive promotional strategy beforehand in order to get the most from your promotional activities and online presence.

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6 Inspirational Ideas For Upping Your Music Merch Game

1In this day and age, there's no reason any of your fans should ever walk away from a concert disappointed in the merch. Clever and innovative band merch is one of the best ways not only to earn an income from your profession, but also to make yourself memorable to fans.

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YouTube Plays Offense, Funds Study Showing It Cuts Piracy, Doesn't Cannibalize Paid Services

Youtube_logoAs the importance of streaming revenue has increased, so has the criticism of YouTube, Once content to stay above the fray, Google's video behemoth is fighting back against those who contend that it pays too little and cannibalizes users from other services that pay out more.

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Newest Amazon Prime Perk: Exclusive Live Concerts

AmazonAmazon is sweetening the pot for its 'Prime' customers with a new concert series with tickets offered exclusively to its premium members. Initially launching in the UK, a source tells Hypebot that the company hopes to add U.S. concerts before the end of this year.

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CHANGES @ LiveStyle • Warner Nashville • Rhino • UPPM • Wow & Flutter • Big Machine • Kobalt • More

ChangesLiveStyle, the company formerly known as SFX Entertainment, has named former label exec Chris Monaco as Chief Revenue Officer, Brand Partnerships, and Sponsorships. Monaco comes from Universal, where he spent four years, most recently as SVP and Head of New Business.

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How An Unknown Duo Broke Top 10 On iTunes New Jazz Releases

1Here the jazz-influenced singer/songwriter duet 23rd Hour out of Silicon Valley explain the details of how they were able to amplify their moderate online success into something greater until they were able to successfully crack the iTunes Top Ten for jazz releases.

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Pandora [P] Stock Continues Falling Despite New $150M Investment, Sale Rumors

Pandora-new-logo-image-001Despite a new cash infusion of $150 million from KKR and fresh sale rumors. Pandora [P] stock continued its downward trend on Wednesday. Just after Noon ET, Pandora stock was trading at $9.79 and headed near its 52 week low of $9.49.

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The Global Songwriter Shell Game Revisited [JEFF PRICE]

1In a follow up to a still popular 2012 piece revealing how major music companies are funneling royalties generated from sources outside the US into their own pockets rather than those of songwriters and music publishers, Jeff Price explores how the issue has not only persisted but grown and expanded in ways that make matters worse.

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