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Why Legacy Acts are Finally Joining the Streaming Game; 10 Trends That Will Reshape the Music Industry

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Why Legacy Acts Are Finally Joining the Streaming
For years, veteran acts avoided the platforms they felt devalued their art (and shrank their royalty checks). But with the promise of new listeners — and renewed relevance — they’re starting to change their minds.

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10 Trends That Will Reshape the Music

The IFPI has reported that global recorded music revenues have hit $19.1 billion, which means that MIDiA’s own estimates published in March were within 1.6% of the actual results.

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Next Clio Music awards submission deadline is May
Clio Music lives as a section within the annual Clio Awards, this year celebrating the 60th-anniversary milestone and scheduled to be held on September 25th during advertising week in NYC.

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Payola 2.0: The native ad model for streaming music? President David Porter on why ‘sponsored songs’ will be big business for streaming.

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Why Spotify Sees Potential in
Finance chief Barry McCarthy on the company’s expansion beyond music and how it plans to keep an edge over competitors.

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YouTube Music has just launched in Poland, Czechia, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, and Cyprus.


The record industry is booming again — but the digital services who rescued it deserve
Kim Bayley: ‘An insidious rise in name-calling towards digital services and an apparently wilful dismissal of their contribution is on the rise.’


Marshall continues to impress with new retro portable

Marshall, the headphone company and not the loudspeaker company of the same vintage, today announced two new portable speakers. Like the company’s previous offerings, these speaks ooze a retro vibe.

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Soundstripe Raises $4M For Video Music

Nashville music tech startup Soundstripe has closed a $4 million Series A financing round led by Vocap Investment Partners.

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Sonos Launches Google Assistant Support for Its Entire Speaker
The feature will come to the UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, France, and the Netherlands in July.

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BIGSOUND Tech is looking for the next Daniel

BIGSOUND Tech will return this year, putting tech entrepreneurs working on products for the music industry centre stage.

Tencent to move more content behind paywall banner

Tencent Music Entertainment Group to move more content behind
Tencent Music Entertainment Group announces increase of 27.4% in the number of paid users as pay-for-streaming accounts climb to total 28.4 million

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SoundCloud Adds Pioneer DJ

SoundCloud has launched its latest DJ software integration with Pioneer DJ. Through its We DJ app, SoundCloud users can instantly stream and mix SoundCloud’s catalog of 200 million tracks from 20 million creators.

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