Monthly archives: December, 2016

A Conversation With Rick Rubin, Music’s Greatest Vibes Manager

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  About 15 miles into Malibu’s advertised “27 miles of scenic beauty,” the Pacific Coast Highway bends to the right and delivers you to storied Zuma Beach, a Southern California landmark namechecked in songs by The Rolling Stones and Leon Ware. A little up the hill, overlooking Zuma’s white sand and dazzling blue ocean, is…


SIR LUCIAN GRAINGE’S FESTIVE MESSAGE – READ IT IN FULL

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  Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, has sent a comprehensive end of year message to his troops – and MBW has got hold of it. As you can read in full below, Grainge covers topics ranging from new deals with SoundCloud and Amazon to Kanye West, The Weeknd and even…


Drake | The Everyman of Rap

   


ASCAP INKS FIVE-YEAR DEAL WITH RMLC – INCLUDING IMPROVED ROYALTY RATE

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  The Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) has been hitting the headlines recently. The US commercial body, which represents over 10,000 commercial terrestrial radio stations, is in a legal battle with Irving Azoff’s performance rights organization Global Music Rights (GMR) – with each accusing the other of anti-competitive behavior. What that means in reality is, until…


BandPage To Discontinue Key Features As Service Folds Into YouTube

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  BandPage is discontinuing many of its most used features as of March 1st. BandPage has served as a cornerstone of many artist’s web and Facebook presence since it launched in 2009. But when Google’s YouTube purchased the company in February of this year, major change became inevitable. _____________________________ As of March 1st, 2017, BandPage is discontinuing many key features that artists…


Brits in the 6ix: Growing Toronto’s Grime Scene


New Radio Garden App Allows Music Lovers to Hear Radio Stations Around the World

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  Ever curious what’s spinning on the radio in Guam, Cyprus or Malaysia? What about Alaska, Italy, or South Africa? Well, with Radio Garden — a new web app that arrived this week via Reddit — it’s now possible. With a Google Earth-inspired design, users are able to click from country to country, continent to…


New SoundCloud Deal Protects DJ Mixes — But Not All of Them

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  A new blog post on SoundCloud’s site regarding copyright infringement rules seems to be sending mixed messages to users: Despite initial reports stating otherwise, SoundCloud still has the authority to pull DJ mixes containing copyrighted material. SoundCloud founder Eric Wahlforss told Groove recently that the company had inked a deal with various licensing groups…


How To Use Social Media To Promote Live Shows [INFOGRAPHIC]

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This infographic from Eventbrite offers a quick rundown of the eight biggest social media networks including their audience, purpose, and how to use them in your show promotion. File it away for easy reference to up your social media strategy.   This article was found on hypebot.com 


WHY 2016 WILL GO DOWN AS A GIANT YEAR FOR THE GLOBAL RECORDED MUSIC BUSINESS

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    Early indications are that the global recorded music business is set for its first significant recovery in over 15 years in 2016 – as streaming keeps growing in markets where many predicted it had hit its limit. Half-year 2016 data collated by MBW shows significant growth in no less than 12 key nations,…