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Did iTunes Kill the (Concept) Album?; How the Music Business Can Crack Down on Spotify Streaming Fraud; TIDAL’s New Credits Pages Highlight Songwriters, Producers

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Did iTunes kill the (concept) album?

As fans despair the end of the era, we must trust that the best musicians will continue to look for ways to stretch their artistic talents.


How the Music Business Can Crack Down on Spotify Streaming

The music business is fighting streaming fraud with a pointless new “Code.” It won’t work — but these ideas will.

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TIDAL’s New Credits Pages Highlight Songwriters, Producers &
“This is a milestone for TIDAL which, at the heart of the platform, is a space for music lovers to connect with their favorite artists in unique ways,” said TIDAL senior vp, culture & content Tony Gervino.

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It’s Easier Than Ever To Be Independent, but Major Labels Still Dominate The
Artists can create, market, and distribute their music without ever leaving their bedroom. So are major labels becoming obsolete? Not at all.

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When You Listen, They Watch: Pre-Saving Albums Can Allow Labels to Track Users on
Users who “pre-save” upcoming releases to their Spotify accounts can hear music as soon as it’s out — but may not realize how much data they’re giving up in order to do so.


Is TIDAL The Right Streaming Service For Metal Lovers?
When you think about people who use TIDAL to stream music, you probably imagine they’re mostly into hip-hop. After all,…

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Music’s many moods become characters in Spotify Premium
Directors Cabeza Patata have created a cast of puppet-like characters that express the many ways music makes us feel, for a new Spotify ad campaign

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Spotify Names Former VICE Media Exec Cameron Farrelly Global Creative
In his new role at Spotify’s New York City headquarters, Farrelly will lead the creative vision for artist and music marketing, while developing campaigns, activation and original IP.

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How Aerosmith released the first ever downloadable single, Head
In June 1994, Aerosmith offered up Head First, a track from the Get A Grip sessions, as a free download on Compuserve

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Metadata for Musicians: What It Is and Why It’s
Learn how metadata can make or break your release — and your paycheck. From album artwork to lyrics publisher, here’s how to enter perfect metada every time.

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Classical music streaming’s future looks bright, survey
A new study, commissioned by classical music streaming service IDAGIO, paints a rosy picture for the future of classical music streaming.


Michael Jackson music streams jumped 41% after HBO pedophilia
#MuteRKelly worked, in a twisted sense: R. Kelly’s music climbed only 13%.

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Why Radio’s Audio Strategy Should Focus On Sonic
Sonic branding is all the rage in advertising and branding circles. For radio stations and personalities, it’s an opportunity to stand out.

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Music Sync Platform mVibe Launches

Music sync platform mVibe has launched, featuring a collection of more than 500,000 cover recordings and re-records of hit songs for sync.

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