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Apple acquires classical music streaming service Primephonic

Apple has acquired Primephonic, the classical music streaming service headquartered in the Netherlands. Classical music fans have long had trouble with mainstream music services like Spotify and Apple Music, especially when it comes to finding definitive releases of composer-led works. Apple Music plans to launch a dedicated classical music app next year that combines the […]

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The rapper will advise the next generation on the music business at Harvard

(Bloomberg) — Since the start of his career, rapper and producer IDK (an acronym for Ignorantly Delivering Knowledge) has resisted the status quo, opting instead to forge his own path in the music industry. For the Maryland-raised artist, that unconventional path included stints in prison, starting at age 17, a time he says helped him […]

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Live music industry casts wary eye towards fall | Music

A new vision of the protocols deemed necessary for the survival of the recently rejuvenated live music industry has emerged, whether carried by touring artists, venues or major concert promotion companies. With that comes the realization that we may be far from out of the woods when it comes to gigs. Red flags started popping […]

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Loved ones of Charlie Daniels remember late country music icon: ‘We didn’t see his passing coming’

Those close to Charlie Daniels are still feeling the great loss of the country music icon. The singer died in 2020 from a hemorrhagic stroke at the age of 83. “We were shocked,” Daniels’ manager David Corlew told People magazine on Thursday. “Some of us are still in shock. None of us really believe we’re […]

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DC Music Business Graduate Launches First Annual Vietnam Music Week

Since the release of Music Business Administration (MBA) at Durham College (DC) in 2018, Thao Nghiem has been attuned to emerging trends in the Canadian and international music industries. Currently based in Toronto, Thao’s latest venture as co-founder of the Vietnam Music Industry Network (VMIN) introduced exciting opportunities to support the music industry in his […]

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Doctors order music icon Tony Bennett to stop performing live shows

Tony Bennett is withdrawing from concerts on doctor’s orders, it was announced Thursday. The announcement comes a week after the 95-year-old legendary singer performed two nights at New York’s Radio City Music Hall with his famous collaborator Lady Gaga for to rave reviews. “There will be no additional concerts,” said Danny Bennett, the singer’s son […]

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amuse – Chief Marketing Officer (NYC/Remote)

Changing the game since 2017, we’re a new kind of music company providing free music distribution and empowerment tools to artists and their teams around the world. Using music consumption data, we find, license and create cutting-edge services for tomorrow’s indie talent. Role description We are further expanding our global presence and are looking for […]

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How scalable is current music copyright assessment?

This MBW op-ed comes from Ran Geffen, founder of XR connect development agency OMR and CEO of Amusica Song Management in Israel. Here he offers a sober look at the future of the music industry… Recently, the UK Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee spoke loud and clear: the distribution of wealth in […]