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Music Catalogs are Selling for Serious Cash; Kuke Snags $50M for IPO; You Have a TikTok Hit. Now What?

Music Catalogs Are Selling for Serious Cash. Now Wall Street Wants

KKR’s re-entry into the music business, buying the copyrights of OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder in an unusual direct acquisition, signals a new wave of Wall Street interest in an area financial giants have ignored for years.

You Have a TikTok Hit. Now What?
Charles and Justin chat with musicians and marketers about the TikTok star-making phenomenon

Kuke, a classical music platform from China, raises $50m in US

Kuke Music is a provider of classical music licensing, a subscription music platform and education services in China.

The Best Artist-Hosted Shows on Streaming Radio
Bjork, D’Angelo and FKA twigs just got their own channels on Sonos Radio, part of a growing trend

TIDAL and SoundCloud now neck-and-neck in revenue terms, as Jay-Z streaming platform’s growth slowed in

TIDAL turned over $167m in 2019; SoundCloud’s revenues that year shot up to $166m.

Apple Planning to Bring Music and Podcasts Apps to Microsoft
Apple is working to bring Music and Podcasts apps to the Microsoft Store, according to a report from 9to5Mac that cites unnamed sources. Apple is…

Spotify’s big bet on podcasts is failing, Citi
Analysts are looking for Spotify to show its podcast investments were worth it.

What Does TikTok’s Annual Report Say About Music in 2021?
Despite challenges from the president and a ban in India, the app grew last year, helping to propel a handful of artists new and old up the chart. But what’s in store for TikTok’s future?

Morgan Wallen demolishes first day streaming records with ‘Dangerous’
Morgan Wallen demolishes first day streaming records with ‘Dangerous’, his new double album that’s available everywhere.

Streaming accounted for 80% of UK music consumption in 2020, report
Four-fifths of the country’s music listening now comes from the likes of Spotify and Apple Music

Apple’s Shazam Shares 2021 Popular Music
Shazam, the music discovery and identification app owned by Apple, today shared a Shazam Predictions 2021 playlist that’s available on Apple…

11 Great Album Covers, Chosen by Andy Bird of Publicis New
Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, John Coltrane and more

Aaliyah’s Estate Gives Update on Streaming Issue As Her Music Remains Off of Major
It might take longer for you to be able to begin streaming Aaliyah’s music than you probably hoped.

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