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techcrunch.com - Brian Heater - Apple Music streaming revenue detailed in letter to artists
Apple Music streaming revenue detailed in letter to artists
TechCrunch

Streaming revenue has been a longtime concern for musicians, especially those scraping by in the wake of an industry-wide implosion of record labels. Of course, a year that has made touring an impossibility has only brought those issues into…

independent.co.uk - Roisin O'Connor - The meaning behind the music performed at Prince Philip's funeral
The meaning behind the music performed at Prince Philip's funeral
The Independent

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theguardian.com - Björn Ulvaeus - Today's pop industry cheats songwriters - and deters the risk-taking that made Abba
Today's pop industry cheats songwriters - and deters the risk-taking that made Abba
The Guardian

In 1973, Abba were invited to submit a song as Sweden's entry to the Eurovision song contest. We had a perfect song: it was called Hasta Mañana. It was a ballad, it was catchy, it sounded like the kind of thing that did well in the…

wsj.com - Amara Omeokwe - A $16 Billion Covid-19 Rescue Program for Music Venues Fails to Launch
A $16 Billion Covid-19 Rescue Program for Music Venues Fails to Launch
Wall Street Journal

Thousands of performance venues thought last week would mark the end of a long wait for rescue funds from a federal program designed to help them survive the coronavirus pandemic. The Small Business Administration opened the program—a $16…

austinchronicle.com - New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
The Austin Chronicle

The uplifting Pre-Form, Future Museums' latest release for renowned Austin electronic outfit Holodeck Records, experienced what lead sound designer and multi-instrumentalist Neil Lord calls 'synchronicity.' 'It's been an incredibly surreal…

hypebot.com - REWIND: The new music industry's week in review
REWIND: The new music industry's week in review
Hypebot

In this review of the past week's music industry events, we revisit Facebook's decision to add video monetization options, Spotify's ‘Car Thing' being released in the US, creators' new ability to earn money on Clubhouse, and more. Owen Davie…

cnn.com - By Alexis Benveniste, CNN Business  - Miss Broadway musicals? Try Clubhouse
Miss Broadway musicals? Try Clubhouse
CNN

New York(CNN Business) With Broadway theaters shut down during the pandemic, artists are turning to Clubhouse, a buzzy audio app often used for networking and virtual panels, to create free full-length musicals. Clubhouse, which is still in beta…

redstate.com - Jeff Charles - Cleveland Man Denied Concealed Carry Permit Because of Music Video
Cleveland Man Denied Concealed Carry Permit Because of Music Video
Redstate

This one should make any 2 Amendment supporter angry. An Ohio man was denied when he tried to renew his concealed carry permit. Lamont Gist attempted to renew his permit just outside of Cleveland at a sheriff's office. When the staff told him he…

globalnews.ca - jguignard - Stars on the rise: Saskatchewan Country Music Awards showcase rising artists
Stars on the rise: Saskatchewan Country Music Awards showcase rising artists
Global News

The 32nd Saskatchewan Country Music Awards (SCMA) is set to showcase some of the province's top musicians as the show goes virtual for the second straight year Saturday. Story continues below advertisement Tenille Arts, Hunter Brothers and Samara…

witn.com - WITN Web Team - Kinston music festival to begin at noon
Kinston music festival to begin at noon
WITN

Published: Apr. 17, 2021 at 8:32 AM EDT|Updated: 10 minutes ago KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - The “I love New Music” Indie Festival is set to take place Saturday at noon, the music starts at 3:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Lenoir…

heraldtribune.com - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Booker teacher Scott Keys creates world premiere musical before retiring
Booker teacher Scott Keys creates world premiere musical before retiring
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Scott Keys is not retiring quietly. After 21 years, he plans to step down from his job as a theater teacher and director of theater program at Booker High School's Visual and Performing Arts Program at the end of the school year. He had planned to…

billboard.com - Billboard Staff - 5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (April 17)
5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (April 17)
Billboard

From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news buzz in Latin music every week. Here's what happened in the Latin music world this week. National Museum of American History…

dailymail.co.uk - Apple Music reveals it pays artists a penny for every song streamed
Apple Music reveals it pays artists a penny for every song streamed
Mail Online

Apple Music opened up in a bid to win credibility and more subscribers Service says it pays one cent to artists for every song streamed on its service Musician's union praised the move, saying a penny should be industry minimum Spotify pays…

nashville.com - Jerry Holthouse - Mitchell Tenpenny Joins Music Industry Advisory Board For Music City Baseball
Mitchell Tenpenny Joins Music Industry Advisory Board For Music City Baseball
Castello Cities Internet Network, Inc

Nashville native and singer/songwriter Mitchell Tenpenny has joined the Music Industry Advisory board for Music City Baseball. The singer showcased his involvement through a newly released video for the piano version of his song “Bucket…

nytimes.com - Michael Paulson - After Bullying Reports, Scott Rudin Will Step Away From Broadway
After Bullying Reports, Scott Rudin Will Step Away From Broadway
The New York Times

Scott Rudin, a powerful Broadway producer facing renewed accusations of bullying, apologized Saturday for “troubling interactions with colleagues” and said he would step aside from “active participation” in his current…

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