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Payola Laws & The Greatest Music You’ve Never Heard

The laws and regulations our politicians and governmental agencies put into place can distort markets and restrict our options as consumers. Lately the media has been shining a light on legal protections for taxis and hotels that prevent innovative companies [...]

November 22, 2014 Music Industry, Music Law & Legislation
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Weekly Dispatch November 17th, 2014

This is a weekly digest of the top news at the intersection of the music industry, brand marketing and commerce courtesy of Carlos Diaz, VP Operations at Music Audience Exchange.  Featured “This article Music Times that expands upon a study [...]

November 17, 2014 Weekly Dispatch
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Taylor Swift & The Streaming Debate: Why Everyone’s Got it All Wrong

The recent firestorm of controversy over Taylor Swift’s decision to pull her catalogue from Spotify (the ramifications of this covered nicely by Harvard Business Review) is a classic red herring. Ms. Swift sitting at the center of the streaming royalties [...]

November 17, 2014 Brand Marketing & Music, Featured, Music Industry
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No One Knows About Your Music? Let’s Change That!

This article Music Times that expands upon a study from Next Big Sound stating that 90.7 percent of “music artists are complete unknowns” pisses me off. Beyond the fact this it’s a blatant link-bait approach to “statistics” (remember: 1. figures [...]

November 11, 2014 Music Industry
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Weekly Dispatch – November 10th, 2014

This is a weekly digest of the top news at the intersection of the music industry, brand marketing and commerce courtesy of Carlos Diaz, VP Operations at Music Audience Exchange. Featured “Why Taylor Swift Really Dropped Spotify” – “Some are [...]

November 9, 2014 Weekly Dispatch
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Why Taylor Swift Really Dropped Spotify

Some are hailing Taylor Swift as the most important musician today – not just as an artist, but as a businesswoman – noting her recent decision to pull her entire music catalog from Spotify. Ms. Swift took a strong position in [...]

November 6, 2014 Featured, Music Industry
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The Balance of Power in the Music Industry is a Mess…

Good article (link below) regarding the balancing of royalty payments on streams. It’s a good opening for me to continue a discussion I began last week (see this article on Neighboring Rights) about some music business essentials. In that article, [...]

November 2, 2014 Featured, Music Industry, Music Law & Legislation
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What Exactly IS “the Music Industry”?

This article from The Motley Fool (“Why the Music Industry Desperately Needs Apple”) provides a pretty limited, loose definition of “the industry” – digital downloads and monetized streams. As for “who” is the industry, this article seems to position that [...]

October 31, 2014 Music Industry
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Music Sponsorship is on the Rise

The music industry is no doubt in a transition.  Since 1999 recorded music sales have seen a drop of 50% while live events and tickets sales have grown 40%.  In 2012 concerts represented $4.3 of the $7 billion dollars in [...]

October 30, 2014 Brand Marketing & Music, Music Industry
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Artists Need More Channels Than Just Streaming to make a Living…

Determining what an artist makes on the streaming service Spotify is not an easy equation.  According to a recent report by Spotify & explained  by ARS Technica artist pay is determined by Spotify monthly revenue, artist streams vs total streams, [...]

October 29, 2014 Music Industry

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