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Soundcharts Debuts Media Monitoring Tool; Fender’ New Digital App; Pandora’s Artist Marketing Platform Grew 688% in the Past Year

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Soundcharts Debuts Mentions Lab, a Real-Time Media Monitoring

A new feature called Mentions is now available for music industry professionals, which allows for global media and web monitoring of artists.

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Benchmarks Are More Important Than Charts…Get Over It!

In the beginning there was a sound, this became a tune that evolved into a song.

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Pandora’s Artist Marketing Platform Grew 688% in the Past
Pandora is marking the five-year anniversary of its Artist Marketing Platform (AMP), and to celebrate they’re sharing a few key moments in the service’s evolution — while reporting a hefty increase in usage over the past year.

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Spotify, Apple Music and the rest are secretly fixing your mainstream taste in
Music’s new era of streaming is catalyzing independent artists and indie music companies — and giving you even more choices.


Guitar maker Fender hopes to rock revenues with digital song-learning

Fender will help musicians play along with their favorite songs on their guitars with a subscription service that will display chords to millions of tunes, the latest effort in the 73-year-old electric guitar maker’s digital revenue strategy.

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German Buying Behavior Study Shows Listeners Love Streaming, But More Willing to Get
A University of Hamburg study commissioned by a collection of music industry organizations, including trade group BVMI and collecting society GEMA, has found an increasing willingness among German consumers to spend more money on the music they love.


Trading In Music’s Futures: Why Greed Is
Writes Nick Jarjour: As the music industry enters a time of financial prosperity thanks to streaming services, there is wealth to be had.

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The State Of New Age Music In The Always-On ‘Wellness’
“Wellness” is a poorly defined term that’s applied to myriad products and practices, legitimate or otherwise — much like its soundtrack.

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SiriusXM and Marvel ink exclusive multi-year podcast
Venture will include both scripted and unscripted series, themed live events and more

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Spotify’s New Replay Playlist: New Algorithms Create Benefits For Fans, Artists And

Identifying repeat listeners can be useful in creating tailored listening experiences, as well as tailored marketing and touring strategies.


Study Reveals How Podcast Ads Touch Minds And Memories Of

A growing number of brand advertisers are coming to understand what many direct response marketers already know: podcast advertising works.

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