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DDEX — Virtual Creator Credit Summit

Join DDEX Nov. 17–19 for the Creator Credit Summit, a free event bringing together all those creating recorded music with the companies that bring that music to fans to discuss how the right info for credit and payment gets included in the metadata, along with tools that assist in the process. [sponsor]

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Spotify survey hints at plans for podcasts
Amid all the music industry speculation about whether podcast listening might in the future cannibalise not just streams of music, but royalties for it too, the assumptions were of a continuing single subscription covering both forms of content. But what if Spotify were to launch a standalone podcast subscription?

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Jimmy Jam to Keynote DDEX’s Creator Credit Summit on November

The acclaimed producer and songwriter Jimmy Jam will kick off DDEX’s 2nd annual Creator Credit Summit on Tuesday 17 November at 17:00 GMT/ 12pm ET in a keynote conversation with Maureen Droney, Sr. Managing Director for the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing.

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The Rattle Continues to Grow, Doubles Down on Commitment to a Fairer Music Ecosystem in

The Rattle is announcing the full opening of its L.A. location, surviving against the odds throughout the first wave of the pandemic. Initially launched in March 2020, the music and technology incubator will now accept new members.

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Bandzoogle’s New Fan Subscription Model Expands Options to Support

As musicians look for ways to engage their fans and earn a living beyond the traditional touring model, musician web services provider Bandzoogle continues to expand their direct-to-fan offerings accordingly.

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The gig-less economy: what could a post-pandemic dance music scene look like?

As dance music’s top-heavy, tour-focused infrastructure crumbles, people across the industry are wondering how new revenue streams can emerge to support artists during and after the pandemic.

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Would it be nice is Spotify paid more to artists? Yes, but it’s
Spotify is constantly being called out for its minuscule payouts to artists. The situation is actually more complicated than you might think.

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Apple Music gets more exclusive Ministry of Sound
Apple Music and Ministry of Sound have a well-established partnership now, and it’s yielding some new mixes for listeners on the streaming service.


Stu Bergen announces departure from Warner Music

Bergen will continue in his role as CEO, international & global commercial services, until January.

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The Sweet $

Local artists are mostly unimpressed with the streaming giant’s new proposal for increased exposure.

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45 Great Music Documentaries to Stream Right
From ’90s ska to Nina Simone, from Anti-Flag to the history of hip hop, there’s something for everyone in this roundup of new and recent documentaries to stream.


When Do Audiophiles Spend Too Much On Components?
Paul Wilson comments on a recent forum question about system cost.

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