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Music Biz on the Rebound; Queen Launch YouTube Series; Spotify Testing Price Increases in the UK

Music Biz on the Rebound: Assessing the State of the Industry for Concerts, Songwriters, Publishing, Music Discovery and the Latin Explosionvariety.com
The music industry is on the rebound, at least in some sectors: A look at the state of concerts, songwriting, catalog sales and Latin music.

Spotify is testing price increases in the UKwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Test prices for Premium Individual, Duo and Family plans are £10.99, £14.99 and £19.99.

Queen launch spectacular trailer for The Greatest YouTube serieswww.loudersound.com

Queen have announced The Greatest, a 50-week YouTube series of clips showcasing highlights from the band’s career. The series will kick off next Friday, March 19, on Queen’s YouTube channel.

Apple Music is falling behind Spotify on the music streaming war9to5mac.com
Apple Music needs to do more if it wants to be everyone’s favorite music streaming service. For now, Spotify is doing a better job.

Circle Network, Free Country Music Streaming Network, Launches on Peacockpopculture.com

Country music fans will now be able to watch genre-centered programming 24/7 on a brand new channel, with Circle Network arriving on Peacock, NBCU’s streaming service.

Epidemic Sound raises $450M at a $1.4B valuation to ‘soundtrack the internet’techcrunch.com

The popularity of video and other streamed content like podcasts is continuing to grow at a breakneck speed, and today a startup called Epidemic Sound, a marketplace to source the background music for that media, is announcing a huge round of funding to scale along with it.

Being home stifled Jessica Vaughn until it forced her to growwww.bizjournals.com

Jessica Vaughn, VP Sync/Creative, Heavy Hitters Music, was used to working at home, but that didn’t mean she wanted to be there 24/7.

A guide to getting your music noticed on Spotify in 2021routenote.com

How to get the most out of being an artist on streaming services, build a buzz and get your music on Spotify playlists.

Anthony Martini named CEO of Royalty Exchangewww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Most recently, Martini founded independent record label Commission Records.

The Scariest Trend In Classical Music: It’s Not 2021. It’s 2031www.ludwig-van.com
A new hypothesis suggests the pandemic has accelerated trends affecting classical music by a decade.

Kenyan gospel and Nigerian Hausa songs win streaming service Mdundo new userswww.reuters.com
When Danish national Martin Nielsen moved to Kenya to work with a venture capital firm, he quickly switched gears after spotting an opportunity in streaming music and selling downloads.

Spotify launches music and talk show based off A1 hip hop playlistthemusicnetwork.com

A1: The Show will combine music and talk, similar to a radio format, to provide context to the tracks that sit within the A1 playlist.

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