You've heard it before: music criticism as we know it is dying, replaced witheditorial positions at Apple or lifestyle reporters masquerading as music journalists. But in one tiny corner of the publishing industry, at least one form of writing about music is ...
Google Play Music is a music streaming and storage service that lets you listen on the web, smartphones or tablets. Previously, you were allowed to store up to 20,000 of your favorite songs on Google Play Music for free. Now Google Play Music has upgraded the storage space to 50,000 songs ...
In an industry where musicians are constantly vying for any source of substantial income, CD Baby's rights management service known as CD Baby Pro forges ahead into 2015 with promise worthy of indie artist's attention. CD Baby prides itself on being owned and operated by musicians for musicians and has ...
Google Inc's YouTube is set to launch its long-awaited paid monthly subscription service called YouTube Music Key in a few months, said Robert Kyncl, the online video service's head of content and business operations, at the Code/Media conference.
Apple's hiring of BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe could mark a huge shift in programming strategy for Beats Music and iTunes Radio. A move away from nameless programming toward programming featuring brand-name personalities would give Apple's streaming products the mainstream appeal they need.
A couple weeks ago I posted an article called, Top 100 Music Blogs . So what's the difference? Well Top 100 Music Blogs focused more on the actual music and reviews. In other words they were geared more toward actual music listeners where these blogs might be something you would be interested in for staying on top of changes in the industry, learning how to market your music, and learning the name of some of the key players behind the scenes.
Zane Lowe must be getting a bit sick of everyone calling him a ‘curator’. Even Apple are doing it, and it’s never nice knowing your new employers have picked your office nickname before your first day.
An unsurprising decline in physical sales last year led to a 4.6-percent decline in recorded music revenue in Japan, the world's second-largest recorded music market and one that remains reliant on the CD format.
The future record business could be huge. Despite the potential, revenue growth is going to be modest in the next five years, says music industry veteran Tom Silverman, founder of Tommy Boy Records and executive director of New Music Seminar. He does not warn that downloads and CDs will fall off the proverbial cliff. He does not expect an explosion of streaming revenues. Instead, he sees a steady transition to new business models over the next five years.
Universal Music Group (UMG) has signed a deal with premium online video service Vessel that will see selected UMG videos premiered through Vessel for an exclusive window before they appear on the likes of Vevo and YouTube.
This guest column comes from Chris Price of New Slang Media.
“So Zane Lowe has announced he’s leaving BBC Radio 1 to join Apple. If we were looking for a sign that the worlds of music streaming and broadcast radio are converging, then a move by iTunes to inject the one thing internet radio has always lacked – presenters – is surely it.
In this guest post from DubMC.com, Dmitri Vietze, Founder of Rock Paper Scissors, asks Billboard Senior Analyst Glenn Peoples to help decipher data from Neilsen's 2014 End-Of Year Report. A Q&A With Billboard Senior Analyst Glenn Peoples About Nielsen’s 2014 End-of-Year Report Because world music recordings rarely top overall ...
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