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Misuse of Background Music Costing the Record Industry Billions; (Digitally) Touring All 50 States During the Live Shutdown; Ellie Goulding to Perform for Amazon Music

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The Misuse of Background Music Is Costing the Record Industry Billionswww.rollingstone.com

Artists finally have a chance at properly benefitting from their songs being played in shops and cafés around the world — thanks, in large part, to Swedish company Soundtrack Your Brand.

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How Zach Heckendorf Is (Digitally) Touring All 50 States During The Live Shutdown www.pollstar.com

How many artists can say they played nine different venues in a day? Zach Heckendorf — in a sense — did just that when nine different California venues hosted his Aug. 10 living room livestream concert on their own social media pages as a part of his “50 States Livestream Tour.”

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Ellie Goulding to perform for Amazon Musicwww.musicweek.com
Goulding is the latest addition to Amazon’s livestream series.

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Report: Classical streams are booming for younger listenersmusically.com
The Covid-19 lockdown has been very tough for classical musicians in the live sense, but if there’s a silver lining, it may be classical’s performance on streaming services.

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Spotify unveils line-up for first virtual Notting Hill Carnivalwww.musicweek.com
The streaming service has enlisted the support of some of the UK’s leading Black creators, including artists such as Koffee, The Marleys and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, to guide fans through some of its most popular playlists dedicated to the event.

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JioSaavn’s Artist Originals partners with licensing startup SyncFloorwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Artist Originals tracks are now searchable and license-ready to creators using SyncFloor.

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Apps as Stars and Constellationsstreamingmachinery.com

The strategy is clear: the priority is to keep new things in the main app, and launch a new app when it is absolutely necessary.

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Musicians can now charge for virtual gigs and events on Facebookthemusicnetwork.com

The latest update from Facebook spells good news for event organisers and musicians, especially those who thrust themselves into livestreaming during the global health crisis.

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Amazon Music’s Tami Hurwitz on Brandi Carlile, Madonna and Amazon’s Covid Playlistsmusebycl.io
Plus, the symbiotic relationship between musicians and brands

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KT Tunstall Streaming Live from the Loberowww.independent.com
The singer/songwriter will play a solo show Saturday, August 22.

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San Juan Symphony launches $99 ‘digital season’ passesmusically.com
If you thought getting concerts up and running again with four-piece bands was tricky, imagine doing it with an orchestra.

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Here’s why Spotify users were having trouble streaming musicwww.altpress.com
For over an hour, Spotify users had problems streaming music on Wednesday morning and one engineer has revealed what likely caused the issues.

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TikTok partners with Mixtape Madness for #TTFreestylewww.musicweek.com

TikTok has announced details of #TTFreestyle, a new project created alongside Mixtape Madness to celebrate UK rap.

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