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How Rap’s SoundCloud Generation Changed the Music Business Forever; Spotify’s Plan for Control of Your Ears; JAY-Z’s ‘Blueprint’ Trilogy Back on Apple Music


How Rap’s SoundCloud Generation Changed the Music Business
The recording industry is adjusting to a new social media-dominated era where the artists have all the power. But how did we get here?

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Anchor is Spotify’s best bet to beat Apple for control of your
But will being part of Spotify put Anchor’s mission of “democratizing audio” in jeopardy?

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Spotify resets some account passwords citing ‘suspicious activity’

Music streaming giant Spotify has notified an unspecified number of users that the company has reset their account password, but has left dozens of users asking why.

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JAY-Z’s ‘Blueprint’ Trilogy Is Back on Apple
With exception to ‘Reasonable Doubt,’ all of JAY’s albums are now available on Apple Music.

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SoundCloud Steps Up Distribution Services With Acquisition of Repost
SoundCloud has entered a definitive agreement to acquire rights management and distribution company Repost Network, the companies announced Thursday.

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Record Breaking Revenues In The Music Business, But Are Musicians Getting A Raw Deal?

Music business revenues are breaking records according to the latest figures from industry body the PRS/MCPS, while Spotify has smashed through the 100 million paying subscribers mark.

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SoFar Sounds house concerts raises $25M, but bands get just $

Tired of noisy music venues where you can hardly see the stage? SoFar Sounds puts on concerts in people’s living rooms where fans pay $15 to $30 to sit silently on the floor and truly listen.

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After Spotify’s launch in India, how is its global expansion progressing?
An in-depth look at how Spotify performed in Q1 in terms of users and subscribers around the world

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How Chinese video app TikTok conquered the world, making teens, and child safety,
With more than a billion downloads, the short-form video app owned by start-up ByteDance has captured the imagination of users across the globe. So what makes TikTok tick?

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How To Unlock Dozens Of Revenue Streams From 1
Your one song can create dozens of revenue streams. Make more income from fans and musicians who want access to your source tracks, stems, sounds, and more.

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The Night League teams with Apple Music for ‘Sounds of Ibiza 2019’
Apple Music has enlisted its latest brand to be a playlist curator: dance-music company The Night League. It has created a series of playlists that will sit within Apple Music’s ‘Sounds of Ibiza 2019’ hub, including collections based on specific Ibiza club brands like Ushuaïa, Hï Ibiza and ANTS.

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How can labels and musicians avoid the ‘dry streams paradox’ in 2019?
Music Ally wrote about the ‘dry streams paradox’ earlier this year in our Sandbox music-marketing report. How can artists avoid falling into this trap?

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How To Build A Rock Star Team According To Pandora’s
Aimee Lapic shares how she turned things around when morale was low and built a high-performing, joyful team.


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