Tag: MUSIC

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Aloe Blacc Puts Spotify on the Spot, Takes Stand for Songwriters

“IN RETURN FOR CO-WRITING A MAJOR HIT SONG, I’VE EARNED LESS THAN $4,000 DOMESTICALLY FROM THE LARGEST DIGITAL MUSIC SERVICE.” Those aforementioned lines say it all. These are the words of singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc, who proclaimed in his hit song,…

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Digital Underground Celebrates 25 Years with New Film

I really appreciate growing up in the nineties when hip hop was in its prime. Many people refer to the nineties as the “Golden Era” and I would have to concur. That was a time when artists put together full…

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Dancing with the Stars hits the Road

DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! North American Tour Commences December 27 Featuring Fan Favorites from the Hit ABC Show Mark Ballas and Witney Carson are the First Dancers Revealed for the Tour with More to be Announced Tickets on Sale…

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Taylor Swift’s Great Move: Pulling entire Catalog from Spotify

(Guest Post: Record Industry vet Guy Eckstine – Owner/ President at Iconique Music Group) Pop superstar Taylor Swift has decided to pull her entire catalog from streaming service Spotify’s music on demand service. Industry record vet Guy Eckstine elaborates on…

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Here’s Former Boyz II Men member Mike McCary

Philly music has really been in the news as of late with Teddy Pendergrass and now Boyz II Men. Former Boyz II Men 4th member Mike McCary was spoken highly then harshly of when the remaining original members talked about why…

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ASCAP Announces Three Major Promotions

ASCAP Executive Vice President of Membership, John Titta has announced three promotions within ASCAP’s Membership Department: DeDe Burns to Vice President of Membership and Strategic Services, Alex Grout to Senior Director of Business & Membership Affairs and Eric Lense to…

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TuneCore Increases Revenue Opportunities for Songwriters

With increasing revenue opportunity of digital music distribution in international markets, TuneCore Music Publishing Administration today announced two new sub-publishing agreements that bring revenue-collection opportunities in Brazil and Greece. The deals with independent publishers Basement Brazil Editoria Musical, Ltda. and…

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Emily West Goes From “America’s Got Talent” to Major Deal

Sony Music Masterworks announces the signing of Emily West to the Portrait imprint. The powerhouse vocalist and songwriter was a finalist on Season 9 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” West will release a two-track digital single on December 2nd featuring…

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Music Industry Heavyweights Celebrate 10 Years with Ole Publishing

ole celebrated its 10th anniversary in style on Friday, October 24, with a blow-out bash at The Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District in Toronto. The event was hosted by TV personality George Stroumboulopoulos, who recalled that in the early…

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Universal Music Group Hires Industry Veteran for Significant Role

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, has named Michael Frey, President, Supply Chain & Media Services, effective November 10. Frey, who joins UMG from his current role as President, Sony DADC New Media Solutions, will oversee UMG’s…

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Public Radio Launches New Music Video Platform

An historic partnership between leading public radio Music Discovery stations is launching at SXSW in March of 2015. The partnership code-named “Music X” until a brand name is announced, will be the focus of a panel at SXSW to unveil…