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Now More Than 1000 Musicians Are Boycotting Amazon

The number of musicians that have signed a “No Music for ICE” letter pledging a boycott of Amazon-sponsored festivals and other partnerships until the company ends support of human rights violations through contracts with ICE and other related US government…
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Molly Neuman Named President Of Songtrust

Molly Neuman has been named President of Downtown Music owned Songtrust, the indie global music royalty collection and publishing administrator. Neuman joined Songtrust in 2017 as Global Head of Business Development   During her tenure, Songtrust has posted record-setting metrics for…
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Planning A Tour? 4 Expenses You Need To Keep In Mind

Touring is often difficult and expensive, but through careful planning, there is a good deal artists can do to to at least mitigate the latter of these issues. Here we look at four major cost drains that artists need to…
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Guide To Enjoying Your Outdoor Music Festival Experience

There's more to an outdoor music festival than just seeing your favorite bands perform, and whether you're making a pilgrimage across the country or just heading to your local fairgrounds, there are host of sights, sounds, and experiences which await…
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MUSO Raises $1M To Expand Its Live Music Marketplace

Muso has raised $1 million in a seed funding round that will be used to accelerate the growth of its two-sided live music marketplace Founded in 2018 by co-founders, Jeremiah Siemianow, Brandon Crimmins and Alan Jin the Australia based startup…
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New Spotify Kids App Launches In Beta

Spotify has launched in beta a new standalone app for children called Spotify Kids. Exclusive to Premium Family subscribers, the new app is intended for children 3 and older Currently, the app is only available in Ireland and filters out…
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SiriusXM Adds 210K Subs, Pandora Adds Just 33K In Q3

SiriusXM added 210,000 subscribers to its satellite radio service last quarter, while it's Pandora streaming music service added just  33,000 paid subscribers. By contrast, Spotify added 5 million paid users in the same three months Shares of Sirius XM declined…
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Sony Music Revenue Rises 8%

Sony Music reported another round of strong results for the second fiscal quarter of 2019. The division reported an operating revenue of $344 million for the period on sales of $1.4 billion USD, up by 8% in the second quarter…
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IEBA Names 2019 Tour Industry Award Winners

Live entertainment trade group IEBA wrapped the 49th edition of its annual conference on Tuesday night with the Honors & Awards Ceremony.  The awards included the induction of new IEBA Hall of Fame members Joan Jett alongside manager and producer…