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Oldchella and the Future of the Concert Business

Oldchella and the Future of the Concert Business | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Rock isn’t dead, and festivals are thriving. But who will take over for the geriatric stars of yore?

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Inside YouTube's War With the Music Industry

Inside YouTube's War With the Music Industry | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Video service has put billions into artists' pockets – so why are Taylor Swift and others pissed off?

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The New Pioneers: Spotify's Tuma Basa Is Making Music Curation an Art Form

The New Pioneers: Spotify's Tuma Basa Is Making Music Curation an Art Form | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

After Tuma Basa, global programming head of hip-hop at Spotify, featured Lil Uzi Vert prominently on Rap Caviar -- the service's second-most-subscribed playlist, with more than 4 million followers -- the rising Philadelphia rapper's music soon jumped from an average of 442,000 Spotify streams per day to more than 1 million.

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The New Pioneers: Irving Azoff on His Plan to Deal With the 'StubHub Factor' -- 'You Have Lots of People Escaping With Lots of Money'

The New Pioneers: Irving Azoff on His Plan to Deal With the 'StubHub Factor' -- 'You Have Lots of People Escaping With Lots of Money' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Some music executives see things as they are and say why. Irving Azoff dreams things that never were and asks, "Why the f-- not?"

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Beat Shazam: the music app's foray into TV could be magic

Beat Shazam: the music app's foray into TV could be magic | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The music identification app is teaming up with Fox for a new Name That Tune-style game show that could take it back to the top of the charts

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Sony acquires Ministry of Sound

Sony acquires Ministry of Sound | Musicbiz | Scoop.it
As a result, Sony Music UK has acquired the label outright, including its artists, back catalogue and compilations business. The new relationship brings together one of the most successful UK independent labels with Sony Music, which has successfully introduced domestic acts including Mark Ronson, Paloma Faith, George Ezra and Calvin Harris across the world.
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Why QQ Music, China's Spotify, is profitable while other streaming music providers aren't

Why QQ Music, China's Spotify, is profitable while other streaming music providers aren't | Musicbiz | Scoop.it
QQ Music is the juggernaut you've never heard of.
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Virtual insanity: is VR the new frontier for music videos?

Virtual insanity: is VR the new frontier for music videos? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

After projects with Run the Jewels and Reggie Watts, virtual reality company Wevr wants to break the fourth wall and bring music fans into the action

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Apple hates recommendation algorithms and P2P was great for music journalists

Apple hates recommendation algorithms and P2P was great for music journalists | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

At the end of last month, music streaming and radio show/DJ mix/podcast aggregator Mixccloud ran a discussion in New York around digital music and curation (as well as the role the human can play alongside the machine).

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Two months after Warner sale, Chrysalis signs with Kobalt Label Services

Two months after Warner sale, Chrysalis signs with Kobalt Label Services | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Deal comes hot on the heels of admin agreement with Blue Raincoat Songs

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Why Exclusives Are Terrible for Fans, Artists, and the Streaming Music Business

Why Exclusives Are Terrible for Fans, Artists, and the Streaming Music Business | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The following MBW blog comes from Scott “DJ Skee” Keeney, renowned radio DJ, host of Skee TV, and founder of Dash Radio – a curator-led digital broadcast platform that ‘merges the best of terrestrial and internet radio’. His comments comes hot on the heels of reports that Frank Ocean is following Drake with the second monster Apple Music exclusive this year.

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Why Does Kanye West Want to Squash the Tidal-Apple 'Beef'?

Why Does Kanye West Want to Squash the Tidal-Apple 'Beef'? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Kanye West called for an end to Apple Music's and Tidal's "beef" over the weekend -- but what was the motive behind it?

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Streaming now makes Sony $25m a week - overtaking physical and download

Streaming now makes Sony $25m a week - overtaking physical and download | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Streaming grows 39% as downloads plummet by 21%

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Apple Music signs game-changing label deal with Cash Money Records

Apple Music signs game-changing label deal with Cash Money Records | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Birdman makes major announcement of label's affiliation with platform

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How Drake Conquered Streaming

How Drake Conquered Streaming | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The Toronto MC has emerged as the leader of the new industry model, besting Bieber as Spotify’s most-played, thanks to an unusually engaged social audience and music that can cross just about any genre.

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Shaking things app – how smartphones revolutionised Nigerian music

Shaking things app – how smartphones revolutionised Nigerian music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

You don’t need a record company or a promo campaign to reach the huge audience of the Nigerian diaspora – just a WhatsApp account

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The New Pioneers: Chance the Rapper Is One of the Hottest Acts in Music, Has a Top 10 Album, and Forced a Grammys Rule Change -- All Without a Label or Physical Release

The New Pioneers: Chance the Rapper Is One of the Hottest Acts in Music, Has a Top 10 Album, and Forced a Grammys Rule Change -- All Without a Label or Physical Release | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Holed up at a recording studio in Chicago’s Near North Side, Chancelor Bennett — the local phenomenon known as Chance the Rapper — is in wise-old-man mode. Chance, 23, holds a cigarette aloft in one hand, a pen in the other, his narrow shoulders hunched over a notebook. It’s late on a Saturday night in July, and he has been working ...

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This cranky rocker is taking on Spotify and the entire music streaming industry

This cranky rocker is taking on Spotify and the entire music streaming industry | Musicbiz | Scoop.it
With a major class-action lawsuit against Spotify, David Lowery fights to change the modern music industry - and keep himself relevant.
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Epic Records Whips Up Hit Album Out of Thin Air (and Online Streams)

Epic Records Whips Up Hit Album Out of Thin Air (and Online Streams) | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The album repeatedly made the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 album chart even though it isn’t for sale anywhere.

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What It Takes for an Independent Record Store to Survive Now

What It Takes for an Independent Record Store to Survive Now | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Even as legacy music shops continue to shutter across the country, Midwestern institution Used Kids has managed to stay afloat for the last 30 years and counting. How do they do it?

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'Warner punches above its weight - without relying on pop fads'

'Warner punches above its weight - without relying on pop fads' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Warner boss Steve Cooper on YouTube, Len Blavatnik, Spotify and his own future

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Michelle Obama Carpool Karaoke Appearance Spikes Missy Elliot, Stevie Wonder Hits

Michelle Obama Carpool Karaoke Appearance Spikes Missy Elliot, Stevie Wonder Hits | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

On July 20, first lady Michelle Obama and Missy Elliott joined the Carpool Karaoke segment of The Late Late Show with James Corden. While exposure on the show has boosted music consumption for past guests, this episode had a bigger impact on the songs that were featured in ...

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Sony just became a music giant again - but at what price for songwriters?

Sony just became a music giant again - but at what price for songwriters? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

If songwriters aren't paid enough by streaming services, their fate may now be sealed

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European Regulators Said to Greenlight Sony/ATV Deal

European Regulators Said to Greenlight Sony/ATV Deal | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Europe's antitrust regulators today (Aug. 1) had approved Sony's acquisition of the Michael Jackson estate's portion of the music publishing giant Sony/ATV, a deal first announced in March of this year.

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Millennials Love Premium Streaming Music, But Are They The Ones Paying?

Millennials Love Premium Streaming Music, But Are They The Ones Paying? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Millennials love the features associated with premium streaming music, but many of them can't pay for it.

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