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Labels will share Spotify windfall with artists – but how?

Sony and Warner have both confirmed this month that if and when Spotify goes public, they will share the rewards from their equity stakes in the company with artists. Indie licensing agency Merlin had previously said the...
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UK managers ‘deplore’ secondary-ticketing rip-offs

A group of British music managers and live agents have signed a letter to the British government saying that a bigger crackdown is required on the secondary ticketing market. Among the managers signing the letter are representatives...
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Edge Investments raises £40m fund for UK creative firms

Venture capital continues to be sloshing about for technology firms, even if the shutdown of a swathe of music/tech startups in 2015 suggests it may be drying up for companies around our industry that haven’t shown enough...
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Music manager Bruce Flohr: artists are becoming ‘storytellers’

“The role of a music manager today is evolving into really helping artists craft stories. As we stream and sample music it’s becoming more and more difficult to get an audience to really engage. We can taste things but...
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Paul McCartney’s manager: majors mulling fairer digital deals

Major labels have been asking managers whether they should be striking “more equitable digital deals” via external consulting groups, according to veteran manager Scott Rodger, who handles Paul McCartney and Arcade Fire...
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Turn First Artists launches JV with Access Industries

Management firm Turn First Artists, which includes Iggy Azalea, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and Zayn Malik in its roster, is setting up a joint venture with WMG parent company / Deezer investor Access Industries. The new...
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Music managers dissect digital music dollars: ‘This is to kickstart a debate’

The Music Managers Forum (MMF) has published its new Dissecting the Digital Dollar report, calling for greater transparency around the money musicians earn from digital music services. The report was announced earlier...
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Music managers’ report to tackle ‘erosion of trust’ in digital market

We’ve been pegging 2015 as the year when music managers start to exert much more influence in the debates over streaming payouts and artist royalties. A report due to be published by the Music Managers Forum (MMF) later...
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Managers want EC policy makers to read Sony’s Spotify contract

Tech site The Verge has removed the leaked Sony/Spotify contract from the article it published earlier in the week “at the request of the copyright owner”, while leaving its analysis of the document’s terms up. Now...