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Sandbox Issue 222: SYNC IN. Music Synchronisation Gets Smarter

Lead: as synchronisation grows in importance, a new wave of tools is emerging to make that whole process work seamlessly and smarter, covering both micro-licensing and pitch management. We look at the key players here, what...
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Recording Academy boss Portnow criticises streaming at Grammys

Recording Academy president Neil Portnow took aim at “business practices that don’t pay music creators fairly” in his speech at the Grammy Awards last night. “When you stream a song, all the people that created...
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Pandora set for court battle with BMI over payouts

With songwriter royalties such a talking point at the Grammys, what better time for a high-profile court battle over Pandora’s payments to licensing agency BMI? Pandora might not agree, of course. The trial starts tomorrow (Tuesday...
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Grammys bring songwriter digital-royalties row to the fore

After a glitzy night in Los Angeles for the Grammys awards, we can say that it wasn’t just stars who upped their profile – the issue of songwriter royalties has more prominence than ever. Recording Academy president...
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Aloe Blacc thinks songwriters need more dollars from streaming services

Musician Aloe Blacc is the latest to speak out about streaming royalties, in an op-ed piece for Wired that trains its sights squarely on Pandora. “The abhorrently low rates songwriters are paid by streaming services –...
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Beats Music tipped for AT&T bundle and Super Bowl ads to ‘blow Spotify out of the water’

We don’t have long to wait for the US debut of the latest well-funded streaming service,
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Adele is the first double-platinum artist on iTunes US

Adele's '21' has become the first album to go double-platinum on the US iTunes Store, selling 2m downloads in the year since its original release there.
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Spotify app gets ‘Extreme’ audio boost

While CEO Daniel Ek was holding court before the Grammys, Spotify's developers were rolling out an update to the company's iPhone app that delivers a significant boost to its audio quality.
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Adele’s official app leaps from iPhone to Android

XL Recordings launched an official iPhone app for Adele back in September 2011 (Bulletin, 9-Sep-11). It's been one of the only artist apps to make any sort of impact on the App Store charts, reflecting Adele's popularity...
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Grammys ditch Myspace for YouTube for streaming content

Last year, the US Grammys awards worked with Myspace to offer live-streamed content before, during and after the event.
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Video: Radiohead do 15 Step at the Grammys

It's easy to bang on about virality and online buzz, as if that's something you can manufacture on demand. The fact is, you need to start with something worth buzzing about. That's why some of the most viral...