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Spotify CEO confirms that more price increases are on the way

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has confirmed that the streaming service will be expanding its tests of increased prices for its family subscription plan. "Initial results indicate that in markets where we've tested increased prices,...
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Tools: Feed. Automate Instagram and Facebook advertising

Nick Edwards and Joshua Jankowski built Feed as a tool that automates the advertising of organic content on Facebook and Instagram to build an artist’s audience, having artists with smaller budgets and no dedicated digital...
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Disney reorganisation makes streaming its ‘primary focus’

Streaming being the primary focus for record labels is nothing new in our industry, but in Hollywood it’s still a major talking point. Witness Disney’s announcement yesterday that the company is having a strategic...
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The bigger picture around Twitch, music licensing, and industry criticism

When we reported on the launch of Soundtrack by Twitch earlier this week, we had a sneaking suspicion that we’d be hearing from the publishing sector – and US representative body the NMPA’s boss David Israelite – sooner...
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More speakers for Sandbox Summit Global including mxmtoon, Spotify & Twitch

Music Ally is excited to announce more speakers and networking details for our forthcoming Sandbox Summit Global event.    New Speakers mxmtoon, Artist (US) The Future of Playlists Lizzy Szabo, Editor, North America,...
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MUdaL – Digital Transformation in Latin America – event summary

The first edition of MUdaL was a great success – fostering new thinking, initiatives and connections for the region during these difficult times. (Translated from Spanish: Spanish language version) MUdaL managed to...
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Sacem strikes Euro deal with Korean authors’ society Komca

French collecting society Sacem has signed a deal with the Korea Music Copyright Association (Komca) to manage the latter's members' online music rights in Europe. That means that the songs represented by Komca will be...
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Livestreaming festival ‘Live From Out There’ has grossed $600k

Without wanting to go Jerry Maguire on you, the area of music livestreams is increasingly very much a ‘Show me the money!’ thing. Both in terms of the money being chased by publishers and collecting societies...
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NMPA reveals US publishing revenues grew by 11.6% in 2019

US publishing body the NMPA held its annual meeting yesterday – the first time it’s been online. It included some new stats from president and CEO David Israelite. He revealed that US publishing industry revenues...
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GENE genie: LA Priest creates online modular machine emulator

Domino Recordings act LA Priest has his second album, GENE, due for release in June. To promote the first single from the album, ‘What Moves’, he has created what he is calling the GENE Machine that lets users play...
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BandPay raises $2m for its music collaborations management app

US-based BandPay is one of the startups trying to help musicians get paid for their work more efficiently. In its case, that takes the form of an app on which collaborators set milestones for their projects, with funds...
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AI music startup Boomy adds rap beats and TikTok distribution

Boomy is the startup that’s helping anyone (non-musicians included) to create AI-generated music, and then release it on streaming services. According to the company’s latest update, its users have created more than...