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Tencent’s Hunger to Own the Music Business; When Small Podcasts Want Big Music; Streaming to Reshape DJ Culture as We Know It

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Tencent Music Entertainment: Will They Stop at Universal and Spotify?

The music-streaming company may be trying to own the international music business in China by accumulating minority stakes in the most powerful music-related companies in the U.S. and Europe.

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How Streaming Is About to Reshape DJ Culture as We Know
Electronic music hub Beatport’s announcement of a streaming service aimed at amateur and professional DJs alike has an industry fueled by downloads wondering what happens next.


When Small Podcasts Want Big
There’s not much wiggle room for an indie podcast to license a well-known piece of music at an appropriately adjusted fee.

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Streaming As The New
In a short time, streaming has become the central revenue engine of the music industry, and the way most of us access music — or almost any media, for that matter. What’s that mean for the music?

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The Music Business Wants to Blow Up Copyright — and the Trump Administration Is On

Most Monday mornings, a cheery cabal of Hollywood-area music makers meets at a private club on the beach in Malibu.

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Spotify: ‘Owning’ discovery of music will lead to improved gross
Paul Vogel tackles user demand, podcasts and label negotiations in Goldman Sachs interview

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Average Music Listening Time Is Down. How Much Does That Matter?

Consumers have never had so many options for listening, from free streams to pricey vinyl box sets. And yet, the average time American consumers say they spend listening to music each week has dropped from 32.1 hours in 2017 to 26.9 hours in 2019.

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BMG Forms Strike Force to Boost UK Artists’ Streaming Market Share in

BMG has appointed Ian Ramage to head a new strike force for U.K. repertoire in the U.S.

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As Podcast Industry Grows, Licensing Music Can Get Complicated — and
Licensing music for podcasts can be complicated. As the industry grows, it’s getting expensive, too.

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Dead & Company Announce Fall Fun Run Live
Dead & Company are offering live streams of all six upcoming Fall Fun Run concerts.

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Spotify snags BuzzFeed CRO to head global ad sales
Lee Brown played a significant role in diversifying the publication’s ad revenue.


Beatchain offers data driven music
Meet Beatchain, the UK startup using AI and data analytics to increase the independence of bands and artists working to distribute their content

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Viberate Is Working To Give Artists Control, Standardize Key Music

As in many corners of the music industry, the data surrounding live music is a bit of a mess.

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