Category: Industry News

Pandora Now Offers Audience Data To Musicians

Pandora just announced something called the Artist Marketing Platform, offering a variety of listener data to everyone whose music is played on the Internet radio service. In the release announcing the AMP, Pandora says the platform will offer data about each song…More »

Google changes ‘to fight piracy’ by highlighting legal sites

Google has announced changes to its search engine in an attempt to curb online piracy. The company has long been criticised for enabling people to find sites to download entertainment illegally. The entertainment industry has argued that illegal sites should…More »

Twitter’s Music Strategy: No App, Just Better Listening

Music is a special kind of content, and people discover it on Twitter. That’s why building a music experience outside the main Twitter app was a boondoggle, and treating music like any other piece of media within Twitter sells it short. These insights…More »

StarMaker Launches YouTube Network To Turn Karaoke Singers Into Paid Artists

If you’re familiar with karaoke/music video creation apps StarMaker and The Voice then you’re familiar with the work of StarMaker Interactive. People use the apps to pick well-known songs and create music videos featuring their own voices. Now StarMaker is…More »

How to sell an album in 2014: five new rules

Hardly a day goes by when you don’t hear someone with a stake in the ups and downs of the music industry complaining that no one buys records anymore. But that hasn’t stopped the music industry from trying to win…More »

Live Nation Seeks Deal for Stake in Promoter

Live Nation Entertainment, the concert and ticketing giant, is in advanced talks to buy a majority stake in C3 Presents, the country’s largest independent promoter, whose portfolio includes the popular Lollapaloozaand Austin City Limits festivals. The prospective deal, in negotiations for months…More »

Nielsen Music 360 Study Finds Continued Heavy Music Listening

The just released Music 360 2014 study, NIELSEN’s third annual research of the tastes, habits and preferences of U.S. music listeners, found that 93% of the country’s population listens to music, spending more than 25 hours each week tuning into…More »

Cowboy Junkies Announced As 2015 Canadian Music Industry Hall Of Fame Inductees

Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce Cowboy Junkies as the 2015 inductees to the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. One of Canada’s iconic alternative country/blues/folk rock bands, Cowboy Junkies have been producing their signature brand of roots music…More »