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More musicians express concerns about social media overload

Worries about content burnout for musicians have been very much on our radar recently, and now the Guardian has a talked to artists about their fears.
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VP Artist Development – DICE – New York

Live shows make us feel good and we’re on a mission to get people out more. The Vice President of Artist Development reports to the President of DICE. It’s a hugely influential global role in the entertainment industry...
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Fighting over scraps: why the conversation around artist compensation is all wrong (guest column)

This is a guest column by Chris Howard, CEO of The Rattle, which operates in London, Los Angeles and New York City, and stands “as a counter-culture to the traditional music and startup industries.” We spoke to Howard...
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Amazon Music launches a pitch tool for artists and their teams

‘How do I get my music onto popular playlists?’ has been an enduring question from artists in the streaming era.
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Stem adds ‘Recoup Rules’ tool to track artists’ expenses

Expenses will be recouped before royalties are paid out for tracks and albums distributed through Stem, to help clients keep tabs on their expenses.
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Facebook wants to add more independent music to its catalogue

Facebook has worked hard over recent years to sign licensing deals with major and independent labels and publishers covering user-generated content across its services, including Facebook and Instagram. Now it wants to swell...
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TikTok backs UK charity Youth Music’s new NextGen Fund

British charity Youth Music is launching its next initiative, a ‘NextGen Fund’ that will invest in “grassroots projects nationwide so that every young person can make, learn and earn in music, whatever their background...
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Shout4 debuts deal-making legal platform for musicians

Time and time again, when we talk to music/tech startups about what they’ve learned, they wax lyrical about the importance of working with a good lawyer early on – or the mistake of not having done so. The principle applies...
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Impala wants to help indie music firms go ‘climate positive’

You’ll have heard the phrase ‘net zero’ a lot in discussion of the climate emergency: the point at which countries or businesses stop having a negative impact on greenhouse gas emissions. However, European...
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Beggars Group and Gary Numan clarify streaming payouts comments

Recently, artist Gary Numan gave an interview to Sky News during which he talked about streaming royalties, and specifically about a small cheque he'd received. "I had a statement a while back and one of my songs had had...
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Apple expands its ‘Up Next’ program for emerging artists

Thus far, Apple Music’s ‘Up Next’ program has picked emerging artists from across the world for promotion on the streaming service, with a global focus. Now it’s going local too. Apple is expanding...
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UK’s Intellectual Property Office surveys musicians on earnings

We’ve been covering the UK’s parliamentary inquiry into the economics of music streaming, and the debates swirling around it about how much artists and songwriters earn. Now the UK’s Intellectual Property...