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Spotify opens the floodgates: artists can now upload tracks direct to the streaming platform for FREE

Spotify opens the floodgates: artists can now upload tracks direct to the streaming platform for FREE | Music | Scoop.it
Daniel Ek's company takes on SoundCloud, TuneCore, CD Baby and others with major move

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I think this is a good step forward for the music industry because it is helping to lay the foundation for taking the power back from corporations and directly into the hands of the artists. This will allow the artists to distribute their own music easier.

Authority: The article is written by Tim Ingham. When you click on his name, it offers at least 50+ articles written by him and published by the website. Although there is no bio available, I believe he still maintains credibility by the amount of articles dating back years that discuss news in the entertainment and music industry.

Objectivity: The article was entirely objective, focusing on statistics and facts for information.

Accuracy: The article is filled with correct embedded links that referenced each assertion made by the author.

Currency: The article was created in September 20, 2018. I believe this is within a relevant time period for the topic.

I believe this is a major informational resource for audio industry professionals.
Christopher Harvey's curator insight, November 18, 2019 5:47 PM
This article in my opinion is very interesting and formative on Spotifiy’s big move, with the benefit of both artists and fans as their target. I believe this will greatly open the market up to some hidden talent without the need of a record company . 
The surge of the article has provided many helpful insights and statistics which help wit the liability of the information, They also showed much knowledge in the marketing field of the industry , this assured me that they are experienced and reliable .
But i dont believe i have heard the news source before.
JaShod Flentroy's curator insight, June 24, 7:23 PM
Independent artist and labels no long have to use distribution service to upload to Spotify
Jarard Kenneth's curator insight, July 24, 8:00 PM
This is article is extremely interesting. Although this is have been in beta since 2018, the attempt is to have something similar to SoundCloud, CD Baby, etc. Personally, I believe this is a good move for Spotify, in reference to being a consumer. It's unique per se because of the steps needed to have your music on that DSP. If it's anything similar to a SoundCloud, it's a takes away from rarity. However, if this happens to move past beta mode, then other DSPs like Apple Music and Google Music, may follow suit. Although Spotify will not be charging an upfront fee to place music on their platform, the other issue is how exactly will artist generate money, when they are practically getting fractions of pennies per spin.

This source appears to be reliable. It's based on out London, and has plethora of followers via Facebook and LinkedIn. Created by artist Tim Ingham. MusicBusiness Worldwide has been around since 2015. One of the contributing editors, Rhian Jones, had a live interview with Empire founder and owner Ghazi Shami. 




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Would You Invest Your Own Money into Your Favorite Artist’s Music? –

Would You Invest Your Own Money into Your Favorite Artist’s Music? – | Music | Scoop.it
Why a fan-fueled “equity crowdfunding” model may be ready to explode

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Alex Redmans insight:
I believe that sites that encourage crowdfunding and a direct fan-to-artist connection will strengthen the future for independent artists. This fan funding approach in financing music is a threat to the traditional structure of major music companies who rely on the enticing promise of financial support in exchange for ownership of the artist's music. Through this method, artists will be able to separate themselves from label dependency completely and retain control of their own music.

This source is a major informational resource for audio industry professionals. The authority is Tim Ingham, who offers a short biography stating his credentials as a journalist and writer for Rolling Stone. The article is objective and leaves the answer up to the reader to decide. The information given is credible and accurate, with links to back up each assertion discussed. Rolling Stone is a consistently updated, long-term source on music and entertainment news. The article was published on August 19, 2019 which is also a very recent date and establishes further credibility. 
caelan's curator insight, March 22, 5:25 PM
i Think its import for people to start investing in artist because it could boos the whole industry and  could help boos the artist and if they blow up then the money is double or even better which just creates a better environment  
Rolling stone is the biggest new reporting crew for the music industry and its very reliable 
Chris Shelton's curator insight, March 22, 9:47 PM
I believe this article is the future of the independent scene of the music industry. 
JaShod Flentroy's curator insight, June 24, 7:16 PM
General info about investing in your favorite artist and how artist get paid from streams
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Apple Just Signed a French Rap Duo. Here’s Why It Could Be A Big Deal –

Apple Just Signed a French Rap Duo. Here’s Why It Could Be A Big Deal – | Music | Scoop.it
The company’s exclusive album releases died in 2016. Here’s how they resurrected them and why that could be a big deal

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Alex Redmans insight:
This article is showing that Apple is taking a stance on supporting independent artists and creator empowerment. By signing a French rap duo that does not work under a label and owns their own creative rights, Apple is suggesting that independent artists deserve respect and freedom to partner with services without the intervention of labels. It is an optimistic move, especially since Apple proved their stance is serious after signing Frank Ocean as an independent artist around the same time frame.

I believe that Rolling Stone is a major informational resource for audio industry professionals after evaluating the source for credibility. The author is Tim Ingham. At the bottom of the article, it offers a short bio about Tim and his credentials, as well as stating that he writes weekly articles for Rolling Stone. The article is objective, giving many different sources for its information. These references are also accurate, with links to assertions linked throughout the article. Rolling Stone is a long established source for music entertainment news, and can be trusted for continually updated content.
Chris Shelton's curator insight, March 22, 9:54 PM
This could be a huge deal in the hip hop/music industry. I feel like a company like Apple signing artist could really change the landscape of the music industry.
Travis Jefferson's curator insight, April 26, 11:02 PM
Music streaming are starting to replace old-school record labels in offering advances to independent artists. With Apple signing acts, it appears as if the streaming services may become the new norm; replacing traditional record labels.
Kodie Tillman's curator insight, May 24, 7:52 PM
I think it’s great that artist have more ways they can be independent. I also think it’s good that big companies are stepping in to help these artists gain a foothold in the main stream music scene. To own everything you have created is a beautiful thing.
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Spotify opens the floodgates: artists can now upload tracks direct to the streaming platform for FREE

Spotify opens the floodgates: artists can now upload tracks direct to the streaming platform for FREE | Music | Scoop.it
Daniel Ek's company takes on SoundCloud, TuneCore, CD Baby and others with major move

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Alex Redmans insight:
I think this is a good step forward for the music industry because it is helping to lay the foundation for taking the power back from corporations and directly into the hands of the artists. This will allow the artists to distribute their own music easier.

Authority: The article is written by Tim Ingham. When you click on his name, it offers at least 50+ articles written by him and published by the website. Although there is no bio available, I believe he still maintains credibility by the amount of articles dating back years that discuss news in the entertainment and music industry.

Objectivity: The article was entirely objective, focusing on statistics and facts for information.

Accuracy: The article is filled with correct embedded links that referenced each assertion made by the author.

Currency: The article was created in September 20, 2018. I believe this is within a relevant time period for the topic.

I believe this is a major informational resource for audio industry professionals.
Christopher Harvey's curator insight, November 18, 2019 5:47 PM
This article in my opinion is very interesting and formative on Spotifiy’s big move, with the benefit of both artists and fans as their target. I believe this will greatly open the market up to some hidden talent without the need of a record company . 
The surge of the article has provided many helpful insights and statistics which help wit the liability of the information, They also showed much knowledge in the marketing field of the industry , this assured me that they are experienced and reliable .
But i dont believe i have heard the news source before.
JaShod Flentroy's curator insight, June 24, 7:23 PM
Independent artist and labels no long have to use distribution service to upload to Spotify
Jarard Kenneth's curator insight, July 24, 8:00 PM
This is article is extremely interesting. Although this is have been in beta since 2018, the attempt is to have something similar to SoundCloud, CD Baby, etc. Personally, I believe this is a good move for Spotify, in reference to being a consumer. It's unique per se because of the steps needed to have your music on that DSP. If it's anything similar to a SoundCloud, it's a takes away from rarity. However, if this happens to move past beta mode, then other DSPs like Apple Music and Google Music, may follow suit. Although Spotify will not be charging an upfront fee to place music on their platform, the other issue is how exactly will artist generate money, when they are practically getting fractions of pennies per spin.

This source appears to be reliable. It's based on out London, and has plethora of followers via Facebook and LinkedIn. Created by artist Tim Ingham. MusicBusiness Worldwide has been around since 2015. One of the contributing editors, Rhian Jones, had a live interview with Empire founder and owner Ghazi Shami. 




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'Masters are owned by [the] artist': Chance The Rapper manager Pat Corcoran inks 'unprecedented' deal with Warner Records for 99 Neighbors

'Masters are owned by [the] artist': Chance The Rapper manager Pat Corcoran inks 'unprecedented' deal with Warner Records for 99 Neighbors | Music | Scoop.it
"Proud to be a part of big changes in the music industry. Proud of the amazing art 99 has coming."

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Alex Redmans insight:
This article details a positive shift forward for label companies and artist ownership over creative rights. Although labels are still involved, Warner Bros has achieved a balance that focuses on an artist-first approach that gives artists direct ownership over their masters and creative rights, as well as profit sharing over royalties. This shift will encourage the further independence emerging over this next decade.

After investigating the source, I believe this article is a major informational resource for audio industry professionals. The article is written by Tim Ingham, who has a bio that states his credentials as a consistent journalist for music and entertainment news across web platforms. The article was objective, giving only the facts of the situation and the opinions of experts in the field. These facts are accurate and links to further research is given throughout the article. The article was written in August 1, 2019 which is extremely recent in music news, only about half a year old.
Richard D. Truesdale's curator insight, January 29, 8:05 PM
This is powerful and music industry changing.
Chris Shelton's curator insight, March 22, 9:50 PM
This deal further the changes in the independent scene in the music industry making it look like the best way to go in the future is independent route instead of an major.
jonathan3banks@gmail.com's curator insight, March 23, 10:14 AM
First, in November last year, we had Taylor Swift inking a global deal with Republic Records / Universal Music Group – an agreement under which she appears likely to license her music rights to UMG on a relatively short-term basis. “It’s incredibly exciting to know that I’ll own all of my masters from now on,” said Swift on Instagram when announcing that agreement. “It’s really important to me to see eye to eye with a label regarding the future of our industry.” Those words, of course, became all the more prescient last month, thanks to Swift’s masters-related public fallout with Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun. This week, another major music industry player is stating their joy at having struck a major label deal whereby masters are retained. This time, it’s not an artist doing the celebrating, but Pat Corcoran – the super-manager of Chance The Rapper, and therefore a key architect of one of the most talked about label-free artist campaigns of recent years.
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Mixcloud rolls out ‘fan-to-creator’ subscription service –

Mixcloud rolls out ‘fan-to-creator’ subscription service – | Music | Scoop.it
​Mixcloud​, the audio streaming platform that is popular for long-form content, such as radio shows and DJ sets, has launched a “fan-to-creator” subscription service in a bid to find new ways of monetizing and ensuring both artists and curators get paid. Dubbed “​Mixcloud Select,&…

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Alex Redmans insight:
This article highlights how companies are adapting to the changing environment in the music business. Mixcloud specifically has come to fill a gap in the market that content creaters and consumers did not know was possible until now. The fan-to-creator service fosters a more direct connection between artists and their fans while also promoting a monetary focus that has been lacking in the new age of streaming.

In evaluating the source, I believe the article is a major informational resource for audio industry professionals. As far as authority, the author is Steve O'Hear. When clicking on his name, you are sent to a page that gives a small biography containing his credentials as a journalist for the music and production industries. The article is objective, giving only the opinion of the founder of Mixcloud on the topic. The information appears to be accurate, linking to other sources throughout. It was written December 18, 2018, which is recent enough to remain relevant today.
Jorge Maldonado's curator insight, December 9, 2018 10:43 PM
 The direction in which Mixcloud is heading is definitely a progressive one which keeps all members of the community in mind.
Paul Boyd's curator insight, January 26, 2019 3:11 PM
I think this is actually a pretty cool idea. fo instincts, you are having a party or getting married and you need a DJ you can now stream a DJ set as opposed to hiring a DJ. the $2.99 is a lot cheaper that the hundreds of dollars an hour you would pay a live DJ.
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Jessica Jackson's curator insight, June 25, 2019 3:04 PM
Mixcloud is audio streaming platform for the listening and distribution of radio shows, DJ mixes, and podcasts. Now through "Mixcloud Select", Artist and Creators can now receive monetization and licensing support from subscribers. Artist can also receive royalties. This article was a great discovery as it showcases another opportunity for artists and curators to exercise entrepreneurship and build an authentic following that one can actually support directly. 

Techcrunch.com is a reputable source as it cites it's information and authority which is a direct link to his verified Twitter.

TechCrunch is an American online publisher focusing on the tech industry. With the music industry becoming more digital base, I believe the tech industry is an important industry for any audio professional to pay attention to as the industry constantly changes becoming more and more tech based so its super import for us to pay close attention to the new innovative opportunities for us as they can lead to new doors.