Soundrop is investigating fake Beyoncé and SZA album-uploads

More details are emerging about the fake Beyoncé and SZA albums uploaded to streaming services just before Christmas, which gathered old tracks and unreleased demos from the artists under different artist names (Queen Carter and Sister Solana respectively). Music distributor Soundrop has revealed that the albums were uploaded through its pipeline, telling Rolling Stone that it took […]

Independents’ global share up to 39.9% claims Wintel report

Independent labels’ share of the global recorded-music market grew from 39.6% in 2016 to 39.9% in 2017, according to trade body WIN’s latest Wintel report. WIN says that indie labels’ revenues grew by 10.9% year-on-year to $6.9bn, comparing this to the 10.2% growth for the overall market and – unsurprisingly this is a point of celebration for […]

Protected: Smart and Immersive Music Marketing Trends 2018

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: Smart and Immersive Music Marketing Trends 2018 appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Sandbox 207: Pre-Saves, Apple Music for Artists, Jory Boy and more

The post Sandbox 207: Pre-Saves, Apple Music for Artists, Jory Boy and more appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

How would user-centric payouts affect the music-streaming world?

‘User-centric’ licensing is where the royalties from a streaming subscription only go to the artists who that subscriber listens to, rather than into a bigger pool split by overall share of all the streams on the platform. There have been calls for streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music to switch to user-centric systems, partly […]

Blockchain music: rights, artists and ‘the big spreadsheet in the sky’ (#SlushMusic)

Jaak is one of the startups exploring the potential that blockchain technology has for the music industry. The company is working on a number of pilot schemes, and its CEO Vaughn McKenzie has been a regular speaker on blockchain panels at industry conferences. Yesterday he flew solo at the Slush Music conference in Helsinki, interviewed about […]

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