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UMG Revenues Up 18.6% To $2B In Q3 2019

Universal Music Group revenue was up an impressive 18.6% for a total of $2 billion last quarter.  The jump was driven by streaming and merchandise revenue along with the releases by superstars like Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande…
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Google To Begin Linking Searches To Key Video Moments

Google is set to unveil a new feature which could alter how many video searches take place. The search engine will now now take its users directly to key points within a YouTube video based on their query. As with…
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Stem Offers Free Analysis Of Label, Distribution Offers

Music industry consultancy Stem has launched Stem Check, a new free service to help musicians understand the ins and outs of any record label or distribution offers. Artists can meet face-to-face with a Stem finance specialists to analyze the pros…
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When To Book Club Gigs

With 65% to 85% of most musician's income coming from live performance, learning how to book gigs is an essential skill.  Experienced agent, manager and author Jeri Goldstein helps to demystify the process _________________________________ Guest post by Jeri Goldstein You…
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SAG-AFTRA Approves 3 Year Music Video Agreement with Major Labels

SAG-AFTRA’s national board has reached a deal with major labels for a three-year extension for their current music videos contract The deal will, upon ratification by SAG-AFTRA members, be retroactively effective from May 1, 2019, through April 30, 2022, and…
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Music On Facebook, Instragram Adds 7 Countries In Europe

Music on Facebook and Instagram launched today in The Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Romania, and Slovakia, bringing to 30 the total number of countries across the EMEA with music on the social platforms Users in these countries now can…