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As part of its ongoing sea of internal changes, Univision Communications has appointed Jesus Lara as its GM of digital, content and entertainment for radio, effective immediately. In his post, Lara will lead Univision’s radio business, including programming, and oversee development and implementation of digital, content creation and entertainment strategies. That digital approach seems to be something Univision is keen…

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The letter comes from musicFIRST, which brings together various groups repping record companies and recording artists. As a result, the three copyright technicalities the letter focuses on relate to recordings rather than songs, so there’s no talk about consent decrees and 100% licensing. US copyright law is highly unusual in only providing sound recording copyright owners with a digital performing…

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Album sales in every format save one are down from 2015. The only real surprise is that it took this long. With a slice that gobbled up 38% of the pie, on-demand audio streaming accounted for the largest share of total audio music consumption. read more at forbes.com Follow @HookBlast on Twitter for the best curated music industry news feed on…

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In the latest twist in a legal issue that has galvanized musicians, Paul McCartney filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday against the music publisher Sony/ATV over ownership of some of the Beatles ‘ most famous songs. Mr. McCartney’s suit is over what is known as copyright termination: the right of authors – or any creators – to reclaim ownership of…

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Gregg Nadel has been named President of Elektra Records following 20 years working at parent label Atlantic. He becomes the first President of Elektra since Jeff Castelaz, who left Warner in October 2015. In his new role, Nadel will continue to be based at Atlantic’s headquarters in New York City. read more at musicbusinessworldwide.com Follow @HookBlast on Twitter for the best curated…

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“In my opinion, the other music subscription products out there are unsatisfying,” he says, referring to the on-demand streaming services the new Pandora Premium will begin competing with later in 2017. Those assets will power Pandora Premium when it launches before the end of March, as they do the ­service’s free radio and ad-free $4.99-a-month Pandora Plus tiers. Pandora dominates…

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Bozoma Saint John is in charge of hyping Apple Music. Photo: Apple The future of Apple Music will be a lot less focused on music and more about pop culture, according to three of Apple’s top employees working on the project. Music will always be part of Apple Music, but Lowe revealed that other forms of entertainment are coming soon. read…

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Hulton Archive/Getty Images As long as there has been a music industry, there have been attempts — both overt and clandestine — to manufacture hits. During radio’s golden age, commercial brands often produced and underwrote live broadcasts, says media historian Cynthia Meyers. As DJs became influential tastemakers, record labels plied them with cash payments and gifts in exchange for airplay. read…

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One of the more deflating facts about the size of the global music streaming business has, for the time being, been banished to history. Across the past half-decade, the total number of people paying to subscribe to audio music services has trailed behind those shelling out for just one TV and movie service – Netflix. Netflix, though, told its investors…

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The agreement will see The Orchard continue to provide global digital distribution to the company, continuing a partnership which has existed for a decade. Frontiers has a release slate for 2017 lined up which includes records from Michael Bolton (pictured), Night Ranger and Steelheart. “The Orchard has been Frontiers’ strategic digital partner for several years,” said Frontiers President Serafino Perugino.…

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The MBW Review gives our take on some of the music biz’s biggest recent goings-on. This time, we look at Sony Corp’s intriguing treatment of its music businesses. These are highly eventful times for Sony’s music companies. These are highly eventful times for Sony’s music companies. So much so, it’s tough to shake the feeling that something big might just…

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This process was agreed in Parliament in 2011 and started in the early months of 2015, and will be expected to finish in the late months of 2017, even though some stations will still be available on FM till 2022. In a report created by the Guardian, the cost of FM is higher than that of digital-only broadcast, and more…

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There is no denying that Spotify is a global leader when it comes to music. Also, there is no denying that Apple is a giant to be reckoned with in the field of technology. However, Apple music is currently far behind Spotify. read more at trendintech.com Follow @HookBlast on Twitter for the best curated music industry news feed on the web.…

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IBM developed cognitive search and content analysis technology will also be used to provide rights holders with extensive data reporting to identify trends and patterns within the digital marketplace.    Last year SACEM tracked over 980 billion download and streaming transactions – almost twice the previous year’s total – on behalf of its 157,000 members, representing over 100 million works…

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Building on reports that emerged back in September, Apple is said to be expanding the scope of its Apple Music subscription service to include original streaming video content. Sources speaking to The Wall Street Journal have indicated that Apple is in talks with veteran producers in recent months about buying rights to scripted television programs and has also approached experienced marketing executives at studios and…

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Pandora Media has today (Jan 12) told a significant chunk of its US employees that they’re being laid off. The streaming music company has announced a ‘reduction in force plan’ which will affect approximately 7% of its employee base in the States, not including Ticketfly. Pandora employed 2,219 people around the world at the end of 2015, according to filings…

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Nielsen Music has released its annual report of music industry sales figures, and the news is good thanks to the growth of streaming. Music sales experienced an uptick of 3 percent compared to those in 2015, despite a plunge in the sale of digital downloads and physical units. Streaming Shows Huge Growth 2016 was the year that streaming really came…

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New sync licensing opportunities for artists whose tracks are included in CD Baby’s pre-cleared catalog of over 2 million songs. The sync licensing industry — which is reportedly worth multiple billions each year for rights owners — has changed dramatically over the past decade. Today, getting music placed in film, TV, and video productions is a key revenue stream for…

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Since Asylum Records was founded back in 1971 by David Geffen and Elliot Roberts, it’s been through a number of guises. (You know, the guy currently laying waste to Spotify’s all-time records.) But over in its homeland, Asylum has seemed somewhat unloved for a while. Its last outing saw it headed by Todd Moscowitz as a hip-hop-focused imprint at Warner…

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Wahlforss is now Chief Product Officer, leading strategy around product initiatives that will launch later this year. Based in SoundCloud’s Berlin HQ, Wahlforss will continue to oversee the engineering and design teams, in addition to taking on oversight of data and insights. “Artem is a seasoned engineering executive who brings with him a wealth of experience and a positive, collaborative mindset.” eric…

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