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Kanye is at it again! Can Mr. West take down the major record labels and publishing companies with his 7-step proposal? Only time will tell but he does make some interesting points. Not every artist locked into a lengthy recording or publishing contract will have the access to lawyers the…

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Top 10 Global Markets as it pertains to the music business

  1. USA, 2. Japan, 3. Germany, 4. UK, 5. France, 6. South Korea, 7. Canada, 8. Australia, 9. Brazil, 10. China

China

Population: 1.386 billion. The number of smartphone users in China is estimated at over 663 million. 90% of…

Posted by Forbes, In 2012, David Ponte and Dave Macli had an itch to take advantage of an open market in music streaming that wouldn’t last long.

The window of opportunity prompted them to provide artists with a “free and unlimited way to share their music,” according to Macli. Late…

Repost from an article posted by The Verge, The US Senate has approved the Music Modernization Act of 2018, S.2334, with unanimous consent, bringing the first reform for music licensing in 20 years on the cusp of becoming law. The companion version in the House previously passed in April, also…

Who would have thought, Cardi B…

According to Variety, With more than 100 million streams worldwide in just a week, Cardi B’s new album “Invasion of Privacy” has shattered Apple Music’s record for most-streamed album by a female artist in its first week. By mid-week, streams for “Invasion of Privacy”…

Apple is shutting down the iTunes download store

According to a report posted by Digital Music News, Apple is now scheduling an end date for paid iTunes music downloads, according to sources inside the company.

Apple is now experiencing meteoric growth on its streaming music platform, Apple Music. But that…

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