Music Business In 2021: Joining The Dots
Mulligan (Music Industry Blog) -- It has been one of those weeks, with
impactful music business announcements coming thick and fast. As is often the
case, a succession of apparently unrelated events actually have a connecting
thread. … This is how the events of the last week or so are both interconnected
NFTs The Future Of Digital Music Or Just Crypto Snobbery?
Rise of the Digital Music Distributor
Turner (Penny Fractions) -- A couple of years ago in Billboard, Cherie Hu posed
the question: ‘Everyone Wants to Be a Music Distributor – But Is That Actually
a Good Business Decision?’. She identified a number of music
distributors (STEM, CDBaby, DistroKid, Ingrooves) and saw money entering into
these companies but there was a lingering question about the sustainability of
the business. My interest is far less in the viability of these businesses but
I wanted to step back and understand what function they serve within music’s
larger political economy
Companies Sue VPN Provider for ‘Encouraging’ and ‘Facilitating’ Piracy
Van der Sar (TorrentFreak) -- The makers of popular films including
"Hunter Killer," "Automata," and “I Feel Pretty,” accuse
LiquidVPN's former and current owner of promoting and facilitating piracy. In
addition to damages, the companies want the defendants, who are linked to a
hosting company, to close common BitTorrent ports, terminate repeat infringers,
and block several pirate websites.
Pandora Won Its Royalty Battle but Lost the War to Spotify
Hayes (Vice) -- Pandora found a brilliant loophole to win its fight with the
recording industry, but it tied the company's future into a knot.
Is On Road to Recovery but Needs More Help From Podcasts
Did Jack Dorsey Buy Jay-Z’s Failed Music Service?
Kafka (Vox) -- Here is the question you, a normal person, may have about this
Crosby Sells Legendary Catalog to Irving Azoff's Iconic Artists Group
Cirisano (Billboard) -- Irving Azoff's
newly-launched venture Iconic Artists Group has partnered with David Crosby on
a wide-ranging deal to monetize the California singer-songwriter's life work in
the digital era, the two parties announced today (March 3).
6 Big Tips For
More TikTok Engagement For Your Music Brand
Owsinski (Music 3.0) -- If you haven’t noticed, TikTok is a huge driver of
music these days, with almost a billion users that spend over 85 minutes a day
on the platform. … But it doesn’t work the way other social networks do, so you
have to use a different strategy to make your posts work on the platform.
Follow these Big 6 Tips to maximize your engagement there.
Is Getting Canceled on TikTok Over Past Lyrical Content
King (Digital Music News)
Must-Haves When You're Trying to Improve Your Garage Band
Oaks (Music Think Tank) -- Taking a garage band from its first rehearsals to
successful live performances is a process that takes lots of time and effort.
In addition to sheer sweat, though, it also helps to have the right equipment
on hand. Here are four must-have items that will help you take your garage band
to the next level.
Has Been Difficult': Classical Musicians On Their Covid Delivery Jobs
Rawlinson and Rhi Storer (The Guardian) -- Venue closures hit freelance
performers hard. Here, three musicians tell us about the work they turned to in
order to survive. [Thanks to Michael Spudic for the link.]
you Need to Stream Music in Surround Sound
Ranj (Rolling Stone)
Holiday Deserves Better
Nadia McDonald (The Undefeated) -- Men continually failed Billie Holiday when
she was alive. They’re still doing it.
20 Instruments In
Shoot Blondes refurbished a broken vintage grand piano and added other
instruments to create this one of a kind musical instrument.