Day: 28 août 2020

DiMA report hails music streaming’s impact in the US

The US-based Digital Media Association (DiMA) is the lobbying body for music streaming services from companies including Amazon, Apple, Pandora, Spotify and YouTube.
Its new ‘Streaming Forward’ report – produced with consultancy firm Midia Research – thus focuses on the positive aspects of streaming’s impact on the US music industry.
Its data from 2019 notes that there were $10.3bn of streaming revenues in the US (“$28.2m per day generated for the music industry”) and that by the end of the year there were 87.2m streaming music subscriptions in the US and 99 million subscribers.
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Source: Music ally

League Of Legends K-Pop group K/DA return with new track

Hot on the heels of announcing a big partnership with Spotify, the publisher of esports hit League of Legends is bringing its virtual K-Pop group K/DA back with new music.
Riot Games launched K/DA two years ago as a group of avatar characters – each voiced by a real singer. Their debut live performance at the League of Legends World Championship in 2018, with all manner of augmented-reality whizziness, has been watched more than 40m times on YouTube, while the official video for that track (‘Pop/Stars’) has more than 366m views.
Anyway, now K/DA are back, still with two members of real K-Pop group (G)I-DLE providing vocals for two of the characters. The new track is called ‘The Baddest’, and it comes ahead of a full EP with the same title, to be released later this year.
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Source: Music ally

Machine Gun Kelly’s new podcast is a Halloween-themed musical

Sure, music podcasts with artists talking about their music can be interesting, but wouldn’t it be more fun to make, say, a four-part Halloween-themed musical podcast instead?
Hey presto! Machine Gun Kelly has done just that. He’s working with production company Audio Up Media on ‘Halloween in Hell’, a four-part series which kicks off on 10 October.
“A story about the most horrific reality show ever dreamed up. Two mega stars from the world of music have mysteriously ended up on Satan’s newest game show stage,” as the blurb explains.
“This is over the top no holds barred singing contest requires them to sing or die. The devil is out for blood and ultimately gets to decide the rules and change them as he goes.”
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Source: Music ally

UK study explores class imbalances in the creative industries

A report published by the UK’s Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre yesterday suggests that more needs to be done to open up these industries – music included – to people from working-class backgrounds.
“Echoing wider research, we find widespread and persistent class imbalances. Those from privileged backgrounds are more than twice as likely to land a job in a creative occupation,” explains its executive summary. “They dominate key creative roles in the sector, shaping what goes on stage, page and screen.”
The study divides people into three groups: people from ‘privileged’ backgrounds, ‘intermediate’ backgrounds and ‘working-class’ backgrounds, based on their parents’ employment history.
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Source: Music ally

Pro artists are making $5k-$20k per livestream on Sessions

Sessions is the startup launched earlier this year by former Pandora boss Tim Westergren: a livestreaming platform for musicians to broadcast “with just a laptop and a microphone”. Now Westergren has been talking to Pollstar about how things are going.
“In the first 6-9 months when we were in beta, we recruited about 150 artists from around the world, and these were all amateurs, hobbyists, people with no fans. People at home playing music, big dreams but no presence. We put them on the service, gave them an audience and started letting them perform. And now, a significant percentage of them are making good money,” he said.
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