For New Artists, Does it Pay to be Streaming First?; Ticketmaster Launches Global Livestream Platform; Sony/ATV Returns
If artists are ready for more holistic marketing approaches, where to start?
Ticketmaster launches global livestream platform — www.musicweek.com
Ticketmaster’s US music and international artist services teams have come together to form a new global music team and launch a dedicated livestream service worldwide
Sony/ATV Music Publishing is rebranding as Sony Music Publishing, more than 25 years after the original Sony Music Publishing merged with the Michael Jackson-owned ATV Music in 1995.
Spotify launches Noteable website gathering songwriter resources — musically.com
Spotify launched a songwriters hub on its service last December, gathering playlists and podcasts by or about the songwriting community.
Annual Asbury Park-based series of benefit concerts to feature more than 60 acts online over three days.
Justin Bieber to Perform Live Concert of ‘Journals’ on TikTok — variety.com
Justin Bieber will be featured in TikTok’s first-ever full-length concert by a single artist, in which he’ll perform songs from “Journals.”
BPI and MPA have their say at UK’s music streaming inquiry — musically.com
The latest day of hearings for the UK’s parliamentary inquiry into the economics of music streaming was the busiest yet, with three sessions.
Spotify saw massive operating losses for 2020, with the amount quadrupling year-over-year compared to 2019.
A new study from music industry analysts MIDiA suggests it will become enough of a force in 2021 to be regarded as an entirely new video format, and could eventually be bigger than the physical live market.
Apple continues opening up with new Siri music option — musically.com
As the European Commission’s team goes quietly about its work probing Apple in a Spotify-sparked investigation, the tech giant is continuing the process of opening up its devices and software to its music-streaming rivals.
UK Parliament Member Presses YouTube Exec On Artist Payments: ‘You’re Not Being Transparent’ — www.billboard.com
A YouTube executive refuted claims the platform pays artists less than competitors like Spotify at a UK Parliament committee hearing into streaming economics.
Despite a volatile media environment in 2020, podcasting has continued to grow from strength to strength.
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