Gatorade’s Propel Invests In On-Demand Pandora Stations

The brand also worked with musician Jessie J to create a custom song called “Get Ugly” that’s prominently featured in the three stations.
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‘A lot of artists in the old days were bullied. And I hate bullies.’

MBW’s World’s Greatest Managers series profiles the most successful and exciting artist managers on earth, kicking off with Bill Curbishley, best known for his work with The Who and Judas Priest.
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Sony Merges RED into the Orchard: What the Music Giant’s Latest Consolidation Means for Indie Labels

Its distributed labels will number a few thousand, including Thirty Tigers, Metal Blade, Som Livre, Red Bull Records, Mom and Pop, Nuclear Blast, Frontiers Music Srl, Cosmos Music, Frenchkiss Records, Relapse Records, Sugar Music, Gerencia 360, Tropisounds, and Premium Latin.
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Concord Bicycle Acquires Imagem, Creating One Of The Largest Music Companies

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but reports in Billboard and Music Business Worldwide estimate the purchase price between $500,000 and $600,000.
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Adult Swim Singles’ creative director: ‘People don’t download music anymore’

“We’re kind of an outlier in that TV networks and licensing are one of the only remaining important revenue streams to artists. So in that way, we’re like a TV network because we’re licensing music for a purpose. But we’re unlike a TV network in that we’re not licensing these tracks to use in commercials, we’re just doing a music program, which most TV networks don’t do.”
READ MORE (Verge)

Spotify Lawsuit Settlement Aims At Solving Music Industry Data Problems

There are many aspects to the industry’s data problem, but a lot share a root cause: each track of recorded music you buy, listen to on the radio, download, or stream has not one but two copyrights.
READ MORE (Forbes)

Future Sounds: Music’s Evolving Role In Advertising

The disappearance of the CD partially wiped out an artistic middle class that had come to depend on it for income. Commercial licensing became a desirable alternative, and the old attitudes of licensing as selling out disappeared.
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Ford Music presents Eric Roberson

Fans can visit http://www.fordmusic.com/eric-roberson-2017-fusion-mid-south for a chance to win tickets and get to know Eric Roberson.
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