Archives for July 2013

CEO Benji Rogers On Why PledgeMusic Is Building An A&R Team

Last week PledgeMusic posted a call for full and part-time A&R Scouts. While any business that offers services to musicians might conceivably need folks to seek out talent and build relationships … [Read more...]

TuneCore Announces New Partnerships with Gracenote and Shazam

Digital music distribution service TuneCore today announced a partnership with Gracenote and Shazam. Artists that use TuneCore will now be able to add their music to the metadata database Gracenote … [Read more...]

Windowing Hurts Sales, Increases Piracy, Says Paper Released by Spotify

Windowing is doing more harm than good, suggests a new paper by Will Page, director of economics at Spotify and former chief economist at PRS for Music. In "Adventures in the Netherlands: Spotify, … [Read more...]

Atoms For Peace Launch New Music Service

Three days after Atoms For Peace removed their music from Spotify, after band member and producer Nigel Godrich claimed the streaming site to be “bad for new music”, the supergroup that also features … [Read more...]

Norway music market soars 17% in H1 as streaming explodes

The value of the recorded music market in Norway jumped 17% year-on-year in the first half of 2013, according to new IFPI figures - largely thanks to a huge increase in the use of streaming … [Read more...]