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Managers weigh in to Spotify / freemium debate

Is freemium good or bad for the music industry? People are picking their sides in the latest debate, and this week a couple of British managers have weighed in on Spotify’s side. Red Light Management’s James Sandom told...
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More musicians add their voices to US net neutrality debate

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking lots of flak for its net neutrality proposals, with critics arguing against its proposals to allow ISPs to charge digital media companies for smooth access to their...
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Will the ‘staggered advance’ appease artists worried about low streaming royalties cannibalising their CD and download income?

Mark Mulligan has been blogging again – this time in response to the recent debates, triggered by Atoms For Peace.
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Label tips for getting the most out of Spotify

Debate around Spotify has, once again, focused almost exclusively on what it pays (or, depending on your view, what it doesn’t pay) to rightsholders.
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Mark Mulligan: ‘Delay releases to free platforms, not paid ones’

"It is free-to-consumer, ad supported streaming that needs to be pushed to the back of the queue and it is high time that the windowing and streaming debate in general makes a clear distinction between the two very different...
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Ticketmaster CEO calls for ‘powerless’ artists to unionise

Ticketmaster's CEO Nathan Hubbard weighed into the artists v streaming debate yesterday with some stern words for the musician community.