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January 27, 2020 – The Future of What Episode #176: New Tools For Songwriters

As we move into 2020, two things have become all the more apparent: artists have to view themselves as small businesses in order to survive, and income streams within the industry are increasingly fragmented. Thankfully, these trends have been tracked for several years in a row, and there are a multitude of services available to bands, artists, and songwriters to help them collect these fractionalized income streams so that they can keep their creative businesses afloat and their rights secure.... Listen

January 24, 2020 – Billboard Releases 2020 Power List

Congratulations to all the industry professionals named to Billboard’s 2020 Power list. This year’s list honors those who have not only ascended to top levels of the music business, but have also used their positions to both elevate the industry as a whole and further promote initiatives of diversity and inclusion. Music Biz would like to especially recognize those members of its Board of Directors who were named to the Power list: Ryan Redington of Amazon and Ghazi of EMPIRE.... Read More

January 23, 2020 – [IN THE NEWS] — NY:LON Connect 2020, Day Two Recap

The NY:LON Connect 2020 global music summit, powered by Music Biz and Music Ally, was held this past Thursday and Friday, January 16-17, at the Dream Downtown in New York City. Strategically planned for the beginning of the year, this sold-out event hosted high-level executive delegates from 19 countries to discuss the status of the global music business and to set a unified agenda for the industry in the coming 12 months. Click here for a recap of NY:LON Connect 2020 Day 1.... Read More

Member Updates

January 28, 2020 – Clio Music Opens for Entries, Announces Program Changes for 2020

This week, Music Biz members Clio Music have announced its call for entries for this year’s Clio Music Awards, which will celebrate achievement in artist self-promotion, music marketing, brand collaborations, and the use of music in advertising. The first deadline to enter submissions for this year’s awards program is Friday, March 20th, after which prices to enter will increase. To learn more about the Clio Music awards program and submit entries, visit clios.com/music.... Read More

January 23, 2020 – Music Biz Member Amazon Music Announces Subscriber Base Surpasses 55 Million

Congratulations to Amazon Music, who this week announced that they have surpassed 55 million subscribers across all service tiers! This milestone follows an exceptional year for Amazon Music — the service saw 50% growth year-over-year in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Japan; and more than doubled its user base in France, Italy, Spain and Mexico. 2019 also saw the company debuting its flagship service in Brazil; launching an ad-supported tier in the U.S., U.K., and Germany;... Read More

January 20, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Songfluencer

Join us in welcoming Songfluencer, an influencer marketing company specializing in music promotion via Instagram and TikTok, to the Music Biz member community! Songfluencer works with artists to distribute their songs to their network of social influencers, who then share the songs in their stories or posts via click-through links to various DSPs. Click-throughs to these services are key in helping artists gain further exposure and playlist placement, as the DSP algorithms reward artists who drive traffic to their platforms.... Read More

Industry Analysis

January 28, 2020 – GRAMMYs Spur Sales Gains for Lil Nas X, Blake Shelton, Billie Eilish, Lizzo & More

The 2020 GRAMMY Awards pushed immediate gains for the songs performed on the Jan. 26 live CBS broadcast, according to initial reports to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Collectively, sales of the tunes performed on the show grew by 266% on Jan. 26, as compared to the previous day. Combined, the performed songs (including original and popularized versions of songs covered, but not including brand new-to-market tracks) sold 45,000 downloads the day of the show, up from 12,000 the day before.... Read More

January 27, 2020 – India is Now the Second Largest Smartphone Market in the World, Surpassing the U.S.

A new report by Counterpoint Research estimates that India surpassed the United States to become the second largest smartphone market with an estimated 158 million devices shipped to the country in 2019. China is still the global leader at number one. Interestingly, India’s surge to second place is largely thanks to Chinese smartphone manufacturers. Phones manufactured by companies like Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, and Realme made up a whopping 72 percent of devices shipped to India in 2019.... Read More

January 23, 2020 – How Music Collaborations Evolved in the Digital Era: A Decade in Review

Through music collaborations, or having featured artists on their tracks, artists are able to mix their audiences. Working with other artists also conveys activity and engagement. Audiences get to see that their artist isn’t just hidden away inside some tower, creating music alone in a studio. One need not look further than Lil Nas X’s introduction of Billy Ray Cyrus to “Old Town Road” to see the potential power a collaboration can unleash. If it seems like your favorite songs of the past few years have had an increasing amount of featured artists,... Read More