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Cannes Lions Advertising Festival Adds Music Event

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Music is getting its own event at the  highly regarded global advertising and branding gathering, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

The well-regarded annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced that it is adding a new, two-day segment focusing on music and entertainment.

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How Global Release Day Has Stuffed Thanksgiving Week In The US

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One of the unintended consequences of setting Friday as the industry’s Global Release Day that I haven’t seen reported in the trades or heard mentioned in conversations I’ve had with label executives is that it subtracted one of the key release weeks of the year from the territory that generates the most revenue: Thanksgiving week in the U.S. Read the rest of this page »

Rihanna’s ‘ANTI': How a Rumored Tidal Exclusive Release Would Affect the Album

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As the buzz for Rihanna‘s eighth studio album ANTI continues to grow, the latest rumors indicate the album could arrive this Friday, Nov. 27, with a one-week exclusive on Tidal before going wide to other distributors. And if that’s the case, the Roc Nation singer can expect lower than usual first week streams. Read the rest of this page »

Full Adele 25 Album Is Available On Only One Streaming Music Service: Pandora

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Fans of Adele can’t here her new blockbuster release 25 on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and the world’s other on-demand music services.  But they can hear it on Pandora.

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YouTube For Indie Artists: Part One

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Music videos are more important than ever when it comes to introducing your band to the world! The low cost of creating serviceable visual content (music videos, vlogs, etc.) paired with the popularity of streaming platforms (YouTube, Vevo, Facebook) has not only made videos accessible to every level of artist, but a vital part of any marketing plan. Whether you’re an independent artist or signed to a major label, you can bet that video content is going to be a primary tool in attracting new fans and selling your product. Of course, like most content streams in the internet age, it can be difficult to ensure you’re getting optimal performance on your own videos. The blog below will help you ensure your hard work isn’t for nothing! Read the rest of this page »

Bill Gates Said Content Would Be King. So Why Are Ad-Funded Services Paying Us So Little?

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The following is an abridged version of a speech given by Geoff Taylor (pictured), CEO of the UK’s BPI, at the Music Futures conference in Newcastle earlier this month.

I started thinking about this speech a few weeks ago, on Back to the Future Day – when social media went crazy celebrating October 21st 2015, the day that Marty McFly travelled to in BTTF II. Read the rest of this page »

Why Adele’s 25 Can, Can’t And Just Might Top 3M Week One US Sales…

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MBW has been tracking the US sales numbers of Adele’s 25 very closely this week.

As we reported yesterday, 25 overtook the all-time sales record of NSYNC’s No Strings Attached on Monday (November 23), after just four days on sale. Read the rest of this page »

Major Labels Won’t Get Higher Royalty Rates in Webcasting IV

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Major Labels Won't Get Higher Royalty Rates in Webcasting IV

Major and independent labels will be paid the same statutory webcasting rates over the next five years. The possibility that different types of labels could be paid different royalties was put to rest by an opinion released Tuesday by the Register of Copyrights regarding Webcasting IV, the rate-setting procedure that will establish the royalties non-interactive webcasters like Pandora must pay record labels and artists from 2016 to 2020. Read the rest of this page »

Adele’s ’25’ Sells 2.3 Million in First Three Days in U.S., Aiming for 2.9 Million Debut Week

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In its first three days of release, Adele’s 25 has already sold at least 2.3 million in pure album sales in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.

And, at the present (Nov. 23), industry forecasters suggest the album could finish the week with 2.9 million sold. Read the rest of this page »

Justin Bieber Breaks the Beatles & Drake’s Record for Most Simultaneous Hot 100 Hits

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Justin Bieber breaks a Billboard Hot 100 record previously held by the Beatlesand Drake.

Bieber boasts 17 songs on the Dec. 5 Hot 100, marking the most titles that any artist has placed on the chart in a single week. He bests the 14 each that the Beatles managed on April 11, 1964 and that Drake earned on the March 7 and Oct. 17 tallies this year. Read the rest of this page »

4 Music Marketing Tips From DIY Musician Conference

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Over 1,000 musicians from all across the globe, spanning every genre – from acoustic metal-rap to Zydeco pop covers – headed for Chicago to empower themselves with the knowledge handed down from leading music industry experts at CD Baby’s first ever artist-oriented DIY Musician Conference.

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Amazon Is Releasing Its Own Music Again…

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Last Christmas, Amazon didn’t quite give you its heart – but it did give you its very own album.

All Is Bright featured recording stars such as Liz Phair, Yoko Ono, The Flaming Lips and Beth Orton laying down original versions of traditional Christmas songs. Read the rest of this page »

Can This Man Bring Soundcloud Closer To The Music Business?

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SoundCloud has some big issues right now – not least that it’s being sued by PRS For Music for failing to obtain a European license from the UK-based collection society.

Partly as a result of PRS’s action, it appears that Universal Music Group’s own groundbreaking licensing deal with the digital service is now frozen at the final stage of negotiations. Read the rest of this page »

Fiat Chrysler CMO on Music in AMAs ‘DriveTheBeat’ Ads: ‘It Makes Our Message Incredibly More Relevant’

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles U.S. returned to the American Music Awards on Sunday night, building off of its 2014 campaign by partnering with all three major labels — Universal, Sony and Warner — to create custom ads/music videos that aired during the telecast. Read the rest of this page »

Justin Bieber Breaks Spotify Week 1 Streaming Record

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As it looks like Justin Bieber‘s Purpose is headed to the top of next week’s Billboard 200 albums chart over One Direction‘s Made in the A.M., the pop star’s Spotify figures are in and they look good — record-breaking good.  Read the rest of this page »