Amazon Music Names Andre Stapleton Label Relations Head For United States

image from celebrityaccess.comAmazon Music has hired veteran label and digital executive Andre Stapleton as Head of U.S. Label Relations. He will be based in New York with a focus on label relations including the key markets of Los Angeles, New York and Nashville.

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Pandora Offers Free Year with T-Mobile, Just For 1 Day

Pandora-new-logo-image-001Pandora has partnered with T-Mobile to offer a free one year Pandora Plus subscription. But the promotion only last a single day - August 28th.Pandora Plus is an ad-free music streaming service that allows unlimited skips, replay songs and offline stations.

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Spotify Adds Songwriter, Producer Credits To iOS App, Promises Corrections, More Data

Spotify hardware headphonesAfter adding songwriter and producer credits to its desktop app in February, Spotify has finally added them to its iOS app, amid increasing pressure to improve the accuracy of its metadata and add additional credits.

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Deezer Adds $185M, Strategic Partner That Should Make Spotify and Record Labels Very Nervous

DeezerEarlier this month Deezer added $185 million at a valuation of more than $1 billion. New investors include a top Middle Eastern music and media company poised to give the streamer a distinct competitive advantage on the region.

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Music Supervision and Sync Roundup: BlacKkKlansman, The Bold Type, Fallout 76 and More

Arrows in circleIn this every two week update from the Synchtank team, we'll review the important placements and major happenings in the wild and wonderful world of music supervision and music sync. 

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6 Apps For Tracking, Analyzing, Earning More Royalties

1From tuning to songwriting, apps can be of tremendous value to musicians even, as it turns out, when it comes to royalties. Here we look at six apps which artists can use to keep track of their earnings from royalties, and even harness the data to their advantage.

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QUICK HITS: Pandora • Eventbrite + Picatic • AEG, BSE Global • John Mellencamp • Dolly Parton

Quick HitsPandora has named Heidi Anne-Noel to the new post of Senior Manager, Communications. She will oversee outreach to the music press and music industry. Anne-Noel comes to Pandora from Press Here. She previously served as VP of Publicity at Capitol Records.

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House Of Blues Bans Plastic Straws, 52 Live Nation Venues Go 'By Request Only'

StrawsHouse of Blues is completely eliminating plastic straws from all of its venues. A “straw-by-request” policy was implemented at 52 Live Nation-owned and -operated venues and  50 House of Blues Entertainment venues in July. Now, HOB is going farther.

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10 Bands 1 Cause: Pink Vinyl From Modest Mouse, Silversun Pickups, Run The Jewels, More

10bandsbanner_frweb-768x359The Orchard has released the latest album in its Ten Bands One Cause series with a limited edition pink vinyl disc featuring tracks from  Silversun Pickups, Modest Mouse, El-P of Run The Jewels, Local Natives, Tyler Childers, The All-American Rejects, The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack, Soccer Mommy, Daryl Hall & John Oates and Black Moth Super Rainbow.

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Will Payments Fall As Spotify Tests Unlimited Ad Skips?

skipSpotify continues to look for ways to make its free music tier more appealing both to users and advertisers. To that end, the streamer has begun a test that allows all free users to skip audio and video ads as often as the want and get back to listening to music.

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What To Consider Before Hiring A Music Publicist (HELP!)

1As an artist, having a music publicist working for you can be a huge asset,  particularly given that most publicists now double as digital strategists, and help to shepherd and artists overall brand. That said, there are several important things to consider before committing to hiring a publicist.

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