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October 13, 2019
Pop Is Still The #1 Music Genre Worldwide

Author: Bobby Owsinski, Source: Music3.0.com The IFPI has come out with its annual Music Listening 2019 report, a look at how recorded music is enjoyed around the world. The study included demographically representative samples of the online population aged 16-64 in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, […]

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October 10, 2019
Google Doubles Down on Its YouTube Music Transition — Three New Personalization Playlists Introduced

Google/Alphabet’s notoriously scatterbrained music strategy is finally getting some focus.  Now, YouTube Music is taking some cues from Spotify and Apple Music. Just last week, Google and its Alphabet parent finally started its long-rumored transition away from Google Play Music.  On Android 10 devices, YouTube Music is now the default standard, instead of Google Play.  Of […]

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February 1, 2019
Music Industry Loses $2.65 Billion A Year Over Improper Licensing By Small Businesses

Experts behind the study have called it a 'wake up call' for anyone creating music The global music industry is losing out on billions each year because of small businesses misusing personal streaming services, according to a new report.  The study, conducted by Nielsen Music and published via licensing service Soundtrack Your Brand, found that just 17 per cent […]

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January 11, 2019
Is blockchain the future of the music industry?

A lot has been said about the Blockchain technology since it was first defined by mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto less than ten years ago. It has evolved since then and now seems to be finding its first real applications. In one of my articles on the latest law jobs site, I defined blockchain as “A shared, […]

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February 27, 2018
An Artist Wants Kendrick Lamar to Publicly Apologize for His 'All the Stars' Video

Lina Iris Viktor claims that Kendrick Lamar's video bears some striking similarity to her Constellation paintings. British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor says that Kendrick Lamar's video for "All the Stars," off the Black Panther soundtrack, stole the visuals from her series of paintings Constellation. A lawyer for the artist sent a letter to Top Dawg Entertainment this weekend alleging the copyright […]

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January 14, 2018
Rihanna, Ed Sheeran & Bruno Mars Lead iHeartRadio Music Awards 2018 Nominees

iHeartMedia and Turner announced Wednesday (Jan. 10) the nominees for the fifth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards. Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, DJ Khaled and Luis Fonsi top the nominations list, each receiving five nominations including song of the year. For the first time ever, iHeartRadio will be presenting seven awards in the seven nights leading up to the event. Each night at […]

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December 20, 2017
The Best Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Of 2017

The current Hip-Hop landscape might be single-driven with new artists breaking through with viral hits, but the album remains the true judge of who’s here for the long haul. In 2017, fans were rewarded with a variety of outstanding LPs from mainstream stars and indie stalwarts. After countless hours and much consideration, HipHopDX has narrowed […]

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May 31, 2017
Music Industry Goes To War With YouTube

Record labels are angry about the relatively small fees the platform pays for music videos compared with streaming services   [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he music business is a tough place for most artists to make money. This struggle was thrown into sharp relief last week when the UK industry revealed that artists earned more from vinyl sales in […]

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May 26, 2017
The Music Industry Learning How To Play

Universities are trying to teach students how to get ahead in an evolving industry. It has been a tough decade for the music industry, but some are beginning to hear a happier tune. Employment for musicians is growing due to increased demand for live performances. The average hourly wage for musicians is now around $22, […]

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