July 17, 2017 – Music

July 17, 2017 – Music

HEADLINER Spotify’s Tuma Basa On Curating RapCaviar, What Not To Do When Pitching “I do an inbox search for ‘open.spotify,’ which for a lot of Spotify links is the naming convention. And I listen to a whole bunch. People who include Spotify...
May 8, 2017 – Marketing

May 8, 2017 – Marketing

HEADLINER Sony Music Sues Applebee’s Over Licensing Fees Sony says the restaurant used copyrighted songs by AC/DC and C+C Music Factory despite failing to sign an agreed upon deal and pay the $300,000 licensing fee. READ MORE (Billboard) OPENING ACTS Why Coke,...
February 21, 2017 – Music

February 21, 2017 – Music

HEADLINER iTunes Still Most Preferred Music Platform In US iTunes’ popularity among “non-millennials” helps place it atop the list. READ MORE (Business Insider) OPENING ACTS How Data And Streaming Impacts The Music Industry Data is redefining the relationship between...
January 23, 2017 – Music

January 23, 2017 – Music

HEADLINER Sprint Buys 33% Of Jay Z’s Music Streaming Service TIDAL Marcelo Claure, Sprint’s chief executive officer, will join the Tidal board and musician Jay Z will continue to run the business. READ MORE (Bloomberg) OPENING ACTS Paul McCartney Sues Sony To...
January 9, 2017 – Music

January 9, 2017 – Music

HEADLINER Was Blackstone’s SESAC Acquisition A $1 Billion Deal? 2017 started off with a bang for the music business: Blackstone’s Core Equity Partners fund acquired SESAC. READ MORE (Billboard) OPENING ACTS Music Industry Legal Actions To Watch In 2017 The...