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October 29, 2018 – What’s Next For Podcasting?

The podcast market will discover the answer to a foundational question about its future in the next few years. Will it continue along the path of music streaming, where all podcasts are available everywhere on free, ad-supported tiers? Or, will it follow the path of streaming TV into paid subscription services with exclusive content? Today, effectively all of… Read More

October 25, 2018 – Music Biz Member Facebook Launches New Wave of Music Products

Facebook, a member of Music Biz, has announced a new wave of music products launching on the social network, aiming to better integrate music into how people share photo and video. The collection of features includes the launch of Music on Facebook Stories and an expansion of Lip Sync Live, as well as a forthcoming… Read More

October 25, 2018 – Music Biz Member CD Baby Partners with Cosynd to Streamline Copyright Registration

Music Biz member CD Baby has announced a new partnership with legal services platform Cosynd to help creators get their works copyrighted fast. The major digital distributor’s deal with Cosynd allows CD Baby users to document ownership of their content. The legal services platform offers free and paid tiers of services. Under the deal, users will… Read More

October 24, 2018 – Paid Music Streaming Subs Will Hit 235 Million by the End of 2018

Music streaming continues its ascendance, with the number of paid streaming subscriptions on track to reach 235 million worldwide by the end of 2018, according to a new music market report from Futuresource Consulting. “Streaming subscriptions accounted for over half of all global spend on music last year, a segment which includes packaged music, pay-per-download… Read More

October 23, 2018 – Music Biz Members SoundCloud and Dubset Partner to Develop Next-Generation Strategies to Clearing Remixes & More

Music Biz members SoundCloud and Dubset Media Holdings have announced a partnership to help solve the clearance of remixes, mixes and more by testing and developing next-generation approaches on the juggernaut streaming platform. The research and development partnership between SoundCloud and Dubset will commence later this year via an invite-only beta program for individual remixes. The companies plan to have the program encompass… Read More

October 23, 2018 – Music Biz Partner SOCAN Launches Dataclef Services To Address Music Rights Needs Of International Clients

SOCAN, an affiliate partner of Music Biz, has just launched Dataclef, the new services arm of the organization. Dataclef has created what is believed to be the most authoritative global music services platform ever built, empowering customers to thrive in the hyper-competitive modern music industry with revolutionary, fully-customizable service suites that simplify complex back-office and… Read More

October 22, 2018 – Spotify Celebrates a “Decade of Discovery!”

October marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of Spotify, and without a doubt music consumers have truly embraced the streaming platform: Spotify has 180 million monthly active listeners and is active in 65 countries. Users have access to 40 million songs & podcasts in Spotify’s library. 3 billion playlists have been created, including songs… Read More

October 19, 2018 – Music Biz Member FindMyFans Identifies Artists’ Fan Bases, Will Launch Geolocation App in December

In June 2017, Ramkeesoon had created a business plan for his intended geolocation app, FindMyFans.co, which he presented at the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas in Mexico City. As one of 30 finalists selected from 3,500 applicants representing 40 countries (and the only one chosen without a finished product), FindMyFans received the competition’s highest… Read More

October 19, 2018 – The Music Industry Loses $2.65 Billion from Small Businesses Streaming Music Without a License

According to a new study, the music industry loses billions from businesses who don’t properly use streaming music services. Interviewing 5,000 small business owners across seven markets – the US, UK, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Germany, and France – Nielsen Music found the industry loses out on $2.65 billion a year. Nielsen Music estimates 29.4 million small businesses… Read More

October 18, 2018 – New Member Profile: FindMyFans

Please welcome FindMyFans, a tech startup that believes utilizing data is the key to success in the music industry, to the Music Business Association! FindMyFans is developing an app designed to use fan data generated from streaming services and artists’ social media accounts to enhance artists’ revenue streams. The app pulls data about fan’s location… Read More