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Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) owns the largest digital music platforms in China in QQ Music, Kugou Music and Kuwo Music, which are all doing very well at the moment according to its latest financial statement. While Western streaming services rely on paid subscriptions, Tencent is still trying to upgrade its free customers to paid tiers […]

The post Tencent Music Makes You Pay To Stream Current Music – Will This Catch On? appeared first on Music 3.0 Music Industry Blog.

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There are more and more ways to get your music on a popular streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music or Amazon Music. Most indie artists use a distributor like TuneCore, CD Baby or Distrokid, but some streaming platforms (Spotify) and now beginning to act as distributors to other services as well. That’s all well and […]

The post 3 Reasons Why A Streaming Platform Rejected Your Music appeared first on Music 3.0 Music Industry Blog.

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It’s difficult enough for a legit artist to make it these days, but it’s particularly infuriating when fake artists get big streaming numbers. As pointed out in a previous post, Spotify hired a Swedish production music house to compose mood music for playlists like Deep Focus, Sleep or Peaceful Piano. The platform pays a flat […]

The post These 10 Fake Artists Have Over 1 Billion Streams appeared first on Music 3.0 Music Industry Blog.

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My guest on the podcast this week is Robert Siciliano, who started as a music recording engineer, but by almost a quirk of fate got a temp job at NBC that turned into a career. In the interview we talked about making the transition to postproduction, the turnaround time for an audio job, dealing with audio that isn’t […]

The post NBC Supervising Sound Editor Robert Siciliano On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast appeared first on Music 3.0 Music Industry Blog.

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If you thought that you needed to sign with a major record label or publisher in order to have success, that’s no longer true and there’s a lot of data to prove it. No metric is more valuable in seeing this picture as market share. Indies have made great strides in this area in recent […]

The post It’s Not A Major Label World Anymore appeared first on Music 3.0 Music Industry Blog.

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It’s really easy to think that even the big music star streaming earners aren’t making that much, but they’re making more than you might think. That said, everything now is on a different scale than in the music business of yesterday. For one thing, a million streams or views no longer means much. You need […]

The post The Biggest Streaming Earners In 2019 So Far appeared first on Music 3.0 Music Industry Blog.

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Many artists and bands see crowdfunding as a major avenue to their musical success. As we saw from the recent Pledge Music debacle, that’s not always the case. But even failing platforms aside, crowdfunding is a lot more difficult than you might think. My friend Ariel Hyatt from CyberPR recently posted an excellent article busting […]

The post 5 Crowdfunding Myths Busted appeared first on Music 3.0 Music Industry Blog.

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Ever since the beginning of the new music business, the Billboard charts have been the bible of the industry. Artists and labels vied for a #1 on almost any chart that the company presented, not only for bragging rights, but as a way to prove a product’s worthiness for a retailer to stock. Those days […]

The post Rolling Stone To Launch Music Charts To Compete With Billboard appeared first on Music 3.0 Music Industry Blog.

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My guest on the podcast this week is Dave Pearlman, who after years as a touring pedal steel guitarist with everyone from Dan Fogelberg and Phil Everly to Pat Boone and Bobby Womack, opened his Rotund Rascal Studio in North Hollywood in 1979.  To save money on outside techs, Dave began to do repairs and modifications on classic […]

The post Microphone Builder Dave Pearlman On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast appeared first on Music 3.0 Music Industry Blog.

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You hear a lot of complaints about music today being too computerized, repetitious, lyrically vapid, and/or lacking melody. I’ve always believed that each era has its own music that garners the same complaints (except for the computer “on-the-grid” part). It gets criticized when it’s new and revered when it becomes a golden oldie. That said, […]

The post Millennials Prefer Yesterday’s Hits To Todays appeared first on Music 3.0 Music Industry Blog.

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