Spotify is close to agreeing a new licensing pact with Warner Music Inc, the last big music royalty deal it needs before pushing ahead with a U.S. stock market listing, four sources familiar with the situation said.
NPR's Tiny Desk Concert: As Powerful For Musicians As Late Night? — www.forbes.com
While late night television has always been the go-to place for managers to showcase emerging talent, there’s a much tinier alternative that can drive just as much growth on social media.
How SoundCloud's broken business model drove artists away — www.theverge.com
‘25 million plays, and zero dollars’
Is the digital revolution leaving artists and consumers behind?
Aphex Twin launches micro streaming service full of Aphex Twin songs — www.theverge.com
Now comfortably outside of a 13-year, mid-career retirement, Aphex Twin has made it easier than ever for fans to listen to his music all in one place. The musician (born Richard D. James) unveiled…
Streaming sites, like Spotify and Pandora, may be hard to distribute your music to nowadays, and you want to make the most of your work without spending a lot of money.
SoundCloud: Why the Streaming Service is In Deep Trouble — fortune.com
SoundCloud’s technical problems and limited opportunities are pushing creators away.
How to Start Getting Your Music Licensed – Industry Insiders Share Their Secrets — flypaper.soundfly.com
Sync licensing opens up a whole world of revenue and exposure for your music. Here are key tips from industry pros on how to secure placements and get paid.
Spotify has a problem that only the independent music community can solve. — medium.com
Let me start this article by saying I’m a huge fan of Spotify both as a music fan and a record label owner. Spotify makes up a big chunk of our labels monthly revenue and seems to be contributing a…
Paperchain launches survey on unattributed music royalties — musically.com
Startup Paperchain has launched a survey to gauge the scale of the music industry’s problem with unattributed royalties and unidentified rights owners.
SoundCloud isn't the only streaming firm struggling to make music pay — www.wired.co.uk
Legal streaming services such as Soundcloud and Spotify have caused piracy rates to plummet, but money is still proving hard to come by