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Linkage - Music Industry Bounceback? Sony Streaming Over $1b; Indies Seeing Big $$

Linkage – Music Industry Bounceback? Sony Streaming Over $1b; Indies Seeing Big $$

Three stories from the label side that, based on the headlines, appear to be cause for optimism. Sony has already surpassed $1 billion in streaming revenue this year, and Indie labels have pulled in $6 billion in revenue — more than $1.2 of that from deals with majors…

What VuHaus/NPR Music's Slingshot Looks Like

What VuHaus/NPR Music’s Slingshot Looks Like

In one of its biggest initiatives ever, NPR Music is collaborating with a group of NON-COMM music stations in an effort to break artists. It’s called Slingshot, and this is what it looks like…

What Is The Year's Biggest Radio Deal Netting Entercom? In Terms of Cash, Not Much

What Is The Year’s Biggest Radio Deal Netting Entercom? In Terms of Cash, Not Much

The sales price for KSWD/The Sound is in, and it’s an eye-popper — and not in a good way if you’re an iHeart or a Cumulus. Assets just aren’t worth what they used to be…

With Apple Music Now at 30 Million Subscribers, Global Paid Subs Pass 100m

With Apple Music Now at 30 Million Subscribers, Global Paid Subs Pass 100m

In an interview with Billboard, Jimmy Iovine said that Apple Music now has “well over” 30 million paying subscribers. When combined with Spotify, that means the industry has broken the 100 million benchmark…

Linkage - Weekend Reading

Linkage – Weekend Reading

What happens to all those unclaimed royalties? Can you buy your way up streaming playlists? Spoiler alert – Yes!, And a great NYTimes piece on what was playing in Basquiat’s studio…

Video Responsible for More Than Half of All On-Demand Music Streaming Time

Video Responsible for More Than Half of All On-Demand Music Streaming Time

If you thought that video music streaming was just a small add-on to the time people spend with Spotify, Pandora, and the like, you’d be wrong. It’s actually the reverse. And that’s a problem…

NYU Prof Says Radio is in Deep Trouble, NAB Says That's Silly. They're Both Right.

NYU Prof Says Radio is in Deep Trouble, NAB Says That’s Silly. They’re Both Right.

New York University’s Larry Miller says radio must adapt or face a bleak future. NAB responds with strong data, but even within that data there are hints that Miller is right…

YouTube Not Getting it Done, So Artists Will Target the DMCA

YouTube Not Getting it Done, So Artists Will Target the DMCA

YouTube’s meager payouts to musicians, combined with its inability or lack of desire to stop piracy, is leading artists to move toward changing the law, closing a loophole that some say YouTube exploits…

Advertisers Love Podcasts for the Same Reasons They Love Triple A Radio, And More

Advertisers Love Podcasts for the Same Reasons They Love Triple A Radio, And More

The advertising love affair with podcasts continues, largely due the fact that they offer the same audience attributes as Triple A Radio– and a few more…

Awesome Infographic Ranks Streamers By How They Pay -- And Much More

Awesome Infographic Ranks Streamers By How They Pay — And Much More

If you’re an independent artist, would you believe that Napster is the streamer that pays the best? And, no surprise, YouTube remains deep in the cellar. Fantastic infographic ranks the players…

Elwood's BluesMobile a.k.a. The House of Blues Radio Hour to End After 24 Years

Elwood’s BluesMobile a.k.a. The House of Blues Radio Hour to End After 24 Years

The internationally syndicated radio show hosted by Dan Aykroyd as Elwood Blues will stop production at the end of July. The move comes as the show’s producer battles rare illness…

Radio Still Top Medium in Terms of Reach

Radio Still Top Medium in Terms of Reach

Good news as we start the second half of the year: Nielsen data shows radio remains the top medium for reach — across all adult demos 18+…

Nearly a Quarter of Local Advertisers Say They Will Cut or Eliminate Radio Budgets

Nearly a Quarter of Local Advertisers Say They Will Cut or Eliminate Radio Budgets

Research from Borrell and Associates suggests that traditional media budgets will continue to take hits from digital — and that many of those decisions are made by “gut”…

NON-COMM Update: Hotel Rooms Open Up, and More...

NON-COMM Update: Hotel Rooms Open Up, and More…

Some key developments related to the 2017 NON-COMM, none more key than the hotel situation which is opening up as more rooms are released…

Complete Schedule - The 2017 NON-COMMvention is Set

Complete Schedule – The 2017 NON-COMMvention is Set

With just five weeks to go, the full schedule for the 2017 NON-COMMvention is now set. See who’s playing when, and what we’re talking about this year…

Weekly Listening to Online Radio Continues its Steady Climb

Weekly Listening to Online Radio Continues its Steady Climb

More than half the population now listens to online radio at least once per week, continuing a methodical climb across all demos…

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