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The combined sales of all three major record companies grew by a total of $1.04bn in 2017, with cumulative streaming revenues jumping $1.4bn year-on-year to offset physical and download declines. As we’ve written before, that means the market share race between Sony, Universal and Warner is, these days, less a case of ‘who’s winning?’ – and more of a case…

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UK-headquartered content protection and data insights firm MUSO has hired ex-Universal exec Russel Coultart as Global Head of Music Partnerships. At Universal, Coultart served as Global Head of D2C (direct to consumer), overseeing and growing Universal’s D2C business worldwide, before leaving in 2016. read more at musicbusinessworldwide.com Follow @HookBlast on Twitter for the best curated music industry news feed on the…

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How successful was Taylor Swift’s comeback last year? There was a fair amount of industry chatter on that very subject, following the release of her sixth studio album, Reputation, in November. One party who will certainly count it as a commercial triumph is Vivendi – the parent company of Universal Music Group. read more at musicbusinessworldwide.com Follow @HookBlast on Twitter for…

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Since being discovered by Jay-Z in Barbados in 2005, Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty has racked up nine Grammy Awards, over a dozen American Music Awards, and an MTV Music Video Vanguard Award, to name just a few of her accolades. She’s had seven certified platinum albums and released 71 (!) singles, 14 of those hitting number one on the Billboard charts,…

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When asked who the biggest music rights company in the world is today, most people’s minds would immediately leap to Universal – and for good reason. However, in corporate terms, the biggest music company around the globe in 2017 was actually… Sony. read more at musicbusinessworldwide.com Follow @HookBlast on Twitter for the best curated music industry news feed on the web.…

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Downtown Music Publishing is expanding its operations with new offices and new hires in Paris and Sydney, Billboard has learned. The new offices will focus on local songwriters and artists, as well as marketing and promoting the company’s global catalog of copyrights, which includes John Lennon, Hans Zimmer and One Direction, among others. The French and Australian outposts join Downtown’s…

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Lance Turner, who spent the last three years as head of music talent for Twitter, has joined Republic Records as senior VP of marketing. He will be based out of the company’s Los Angeles office and report to Republic EVP and general manager Jim Roppo. It’s the first time the label has employed a marketing head to work from the west…

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After further negotiations between songwriter groups and music publishers, songwriters may have a bigger role in participating in how an agency created to expedite a proposed blanket mechanical license will conduct business. That is, if the Music Modernization Act is passed. What the law ultimately says is up to members of the House and Senate, who will write the legislation and…

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European based digital distributor IDOL has expanded its North America presence by hiring Sean Maxson as General Manager. Maxson has previously held posts at [PIAS] as General Manager, Cooperative Music as General Manager and RED Distribution as VP, Label Management. read more at musicbusinessworldwide.com Follow @HookBlast on Twitter for the best curated music industry news feed on the web. See vetted…

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Dan Cohen has joined Nonesuch Records as vice president of marketing, the company announced today. Cohen comes to the Warner Music Group label from Republic Records, where he was vice president of marketing for the past two years and worked on projects such as Lorde’s “Melodrama,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and was nominated for the…

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Apple Music has extended its discounted student membership to an additional 82 markets this month. The offer has arrived in seventy-nine markets overnight and three markets will launch on Feb. 26th. Pricing varies from country to country, but students in the US can access an annual subscription for $4.99 a month—half the price of the usual $9.99 rate. read more at…

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Spotify’s relentless quest to increase its subscriber base continues apace. The company is currently giving away a full two months of Premium access for free to new US customers, in one of its most generous giveaways to date. The timing of the promotion is obviously interesting: as we stand, Spotify is gearing up for its much talked-about ‘direct listing’ attempt…

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If you’re in a band, you’ve likely dreamt of going on tour. This can be a great time to explore new territories and play for appreciative audiences. However, as fun as a tour can be, you need to take things seriously. A great tour requires plenty of extensive planning. Here are four tips to having the best tour of your…

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After devouring their first-rate movies and TV shows, Netflix has some truly incredible documentaries on offer – from true crime shows like Making a Murderer to nature docs presented by David Attenborough. But if you’re looking for a change of pace, look no further than their latest offering, The Defiant Ones. This four-episode documentary, which originally aired on HBO in America,…

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BMG Production Music announced a number of changes in its global and US teams. John Clifford has been named svp of global sales, marketing and repertoire. Clifford will also maintain his role as managing director of BMG Production Music UK, which he began in September 2017. Live Nation Entertainment and Maverick announced on Feb. 5 that Alisann Blood has joined…

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Patrick Fredriksson has been appointed as Partnership & Creative Director for both Live Nation Sweden and Luger. The role sees Fredriksson take a key role in a management team led by the joint CEOs of Live Nation Sweden, Therése Liljedahl and Anna Sjölund. Fredriksson is the co-founder of live promoter Luger, which runs festivals such as Way Out West and Åre Sessions, and…

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During Blockbuster’s heyday as a multi-billion-dollar company dominating the home video market, the retail giant opened what it was calling the “entertainment store of the future” in the suburbs of Maryland with the tagline, “The Power to Hear it All.” This meant that customers could listen to anything in the store, in its entirety, with no pressure to make a purchase.…

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Sony/ATV Music Publishing has promoted Lettice Summerscale to VP of Marketing, Digital and Catalogue Promotion in the UK. Summerscale, who is based in the company’s London office, moves up from her previous role as Head of Marketing, PR and Communications. She joined Sony/ATV in 2011 as Marketing Coordinator before being promoted in 2014 to Marketing PR and Communications Manager. read more…

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Primary Wave Music announced today the promotion of Seth Faber to SVP of Marketing and Donna Grecco to Vice President of Marketing. A nine-year veteran and partner of Primary Wave, Faber will be responsible for generating “creative and remunerative opportunities” for the company’s song catalogues, according to a press release. He will focus on brand licensing, A&R exploitation and original content…

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