Articles about music industry


Owner of Music Piracy Network That Delivered 'Gut-Punch' to Artists Pleads Guilty

Last updated: 10/20/2018

Artur Sargsyan, the owner and operator of Sharebeast, a file-sharing site popular among music fans before it was shut down two years ago, has pleaded guilty to criminal copyright i

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Sam Smith's comeback: Breaking down the numbers

Last updated: 10/19/2018

Sam Smith's comeback track Too Good At Goodbyes has made a flying start, looking set to claim the No.1 spot in the singles chart and has made a strong start across the board. Here

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'Back to Normal' Days Away for Miami Music Business Following Hurricane Irma

Last updated: 10/19/2018

A vehicle passes downed palm trees and two cyclists attempt to ride as Hurricane Irma passed through the area on Sept. 10, 2017 in Miami Beach, Fla.  Miami and South Florida woke

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Apple has bought music analytics startup Asaii

Last updated: 10/18/2018

Music-analytics startup Asaii is shutting down this month because it has been acquired by Apple. The deal has been confirmed to Music Ally by the company’s first investor. “As

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BMI Files Rate Court Action Against Concert Promoters

Last updated: 10/18/2018

BMI has filed against the North American Concert Promoters Association (NACPA) in the U.S. Rate Court.  The performing rights organization  says it has been negotiating with NACP

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"We are delighted": SACEM expands publishing partnerships with Music Sales agreement

Last updated: 10/18/2018

SACEM has today (October 15) agreed a new partnership with global independent music publisher Music Sales in a multi-territory mandate for digital licensing of its Anglo-American c

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BBC Music Introducing hosts Amplify line-up unveiled

Last updated: 10/18/2018

The line-up of artists and key industry figures has been unveiled for the inaugural BBC Music Introducing hosts Amplify event at London ExCel next month. Marking a decade of the B

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What You Need to Know About Being an A&R

Last updated: 10/17/2018

How exactly to you break into the competitive world of A&R? Experienced Artist and Repertoire vet Dante Ross ruminates on the process to become a tastemaker with real power in the

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Malcolm Dunbar upped to global president in PledgeMusic shake-up

Last updated: 10/16/2018

Direct-to-consumer platform PledgeMusic has announced a major management revamp in the wake of CEO Dominic Pandiscia leaving the company. Respected London-based co-founder Malcolm

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PledgeMusic Reorganizes After Late Payment Problems

Last updated: 10/16/2018

PledgeMusic is reorganizing its executive team after months of payment problems. As we reported last week, CEO Dominic Pandiscia has stepped down. Now company executives are taking

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