Audible has unveiled a slate of podcasts and audiobooks celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip-hop this year.
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TikTok debuts Next Gen rap program and hits new Euro milestone
TikTok’s latest music-focused campaign is happening in the UK, and it’s based around homegrown hip-hop artists.
TuneCore appoints rapper Papoose as its new head of hip-hop
TuneCore has a genuine history with Shamele ‘Papoose’ Mackie, who has just been named its head of hip-hop.
2023’s the magic number: De La Soul’s first six albums hit streaming services in March
Since the dawn of the streaming economy, De La Soul’s back catalogue was a say-no-go area for music services. That’s now changing.
YouTube sees itself as ‘the institutional memory of Hip Hop’
November was Hip Hop History Month, and YouTube’s director of Black music and culture Tuma Basa ended it by publishing a blog post.
Trapital report explores why hip-hop’s market share is declining
Hip-hop has been one of the big genre winners of the streaming era, but recently its share of streams and revenue has declined.
Spotify’s latest RapCaviar spin-off is a Hulu docuseries
It’s five years since Spotify launched its first physical music concerts for its flagship hip-hop playlist ‘RapCaviar’.
Universal Music’s Booba deal includes new African rap label
Universal Music Group’s expansion in Africa continues, with its latest artist deal including the launch of a new label that will be signing more African musicians. The artist is Booba, […]
A Tribe Called Quest NFT auction closed at $84.8k
We reported earlier this week on plans to auction off a portion of future recorded music royalties from A Tribe Called Quest’s albums as an NFT. Well, the auction – on Royalty Exchange – has now closed, and the NFT was bought for 40.191 Ether – around $84.8k.
That was for a slice (reported as 1.5%) of the sound recordings royalties for the hip-hop group’s first five albums, including their singles. Note, it wasn’t the group itself selling these rights, but rather a third party who owned that share.
The listing remains live, and is an interesting summary of how much money is being generated by that catalogue. The last 12 months’ royalties are listed as $6,752. That’s for the portion being sold, obviously, which suggests that the overall catalogue generated just over $450k in the last year.
“The top income source is sync with 48% of returns in the last 12 months and 40% of all historical earnings,” noted the listing. “Streaming is right behind sync with 32% of last year’s royalties, up 11% year-over-year.” It added that the group’s biggest hit, ‘Can I Kick It?’, accounted for 27% of last year’s royalties, and 17% of earnings to date.
Hip-hop music creation app Rap Fame reaches 10m downloads
Startup Rap Tech Studios has reached a new milestone for its Rap Fame app: more than 10m downloads across Apple and Google’s app stores. The app launched in 2018 as a way […]
BPI highlights growth of rap and hip-hop in the UK
Hip-hop’s cultural status was well established before streaming came along, but the new music format has put the afterburners on the genre’s commercial clout. New research published by British industry […]
YouTube trumpets hip-hop growth in push for more advertising
One particular hip-hop video may be giving YouTube some internal ructions (see earlier story) but the service is keen to talk up the wider importance of the genre – particularly […]