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Last year the Norwegian financial newspaper Dagens Næringsliv posted a story about receiving information that the streaming platform Tidal inflated the play counts for 2 huge albums from 2016, Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo, by as many as several hundred million. The same publication is now reporting that Norway’s Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime division […]

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One of the things that many people overlook when they post their videos to YouTube is the tag feature. Often there’s not much thought given to creating them, but you’d be surprised how helpful a few good tags can be, especially when it comes to organic search (YouTube is the second largest search engine on the planet). […]

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It’s a known fact that physical sales are in decline, but what does it mean when you can get a #1 album on the Billboard 200 chart by selling only 823 copies? A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie‘s latest project, HOODIE SZN, reached that dubious mark, which should put the importance of the CD or album into the proper […]

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My guest on the podcast today is Denny Seiwell, who went from being one of the top session drummers in New York City to become a founding member of Paul McCartney’s post-Beatles band Wings, to playing on television and film scores in Los Angeles. Besides McCartney, Denny has worked with artists like Billy Joel, Joe Cocker, James Brown, and Denice Williams, among many others. […]

The post Drummer Denny Seiwell, Copyright Overview, And Vocal Tuning History On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast appeared first on Music 3.0 Music Industry Blog.

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With news that SiriusXM added around 1.3 million new subscribers last year, things are looking up for the satellite broadcast service. Sirius now has a total of 34 million paid subscribers, and there’s hardly a new auto that doesn’t come with it as an option. All this makes the future look pretty rosy for the […]

The post SiriusXM Subscribers Increase, But What About Autonomous Cars? appeared first on Music 3.0 Music Industry Blog.

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When it comes to writing top 10 hits, it appears that the more songwriters you have, the better. That’s because the average number of songwriters for the top 10 streaming hits of 2018 in the U.S. was a whopping 9.1, according to research done by Music Business Weekly based on information stored in the ASCAP and/or […]

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We live in a world where a big hit regularly sees hundreds of millions and even over a billion streams or views. Even at a fraction of a cent each, that many plays generates some serious money. But what if you’re an indie artist with little hope of garnering hundreds of millions of streams without […]

The post Indie Artists Have More Of A Chance To Be Heard Than Ever Via Streaming appeared first on Music 3.0 Music Industry Blog.

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We all hate commercials of any type, but they’re a necessary evil when you’re consuming media content for free, especially the free tiers of streaming services. Spotify is looking for new ways to monetize its free tier and it thinks it’s come up with something new – sponsored ads on its extremely popular Discover Weekly […]

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My guest on the podcast today is Tim Pierce, who’s one of the most widely used and respected session guitar players in Los Angeles today. Tim has a client list a mile long that includes superstars like Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Rod Stewart, Don Henley, Faith Hill, Dave Mathews Band, Mylie Cyrus, and many more. Simply put, he’s the […]

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Despite the rise of streaming, most recent studies have found that our automobile listening habits have been surprisingly consistent with the past. That now appears to be changing as found by a new study by Edison Research, which found that we’re now much less reliant on our AM/FM radios in our cars these days. Interestingly, […]

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