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One in 10 iOS users are streaming via Apple Music, according to a new study. The research showed that 77% of iOS users in the US are aware of Apple Music, with 11% using the new streaming service. MusicWatch surveyed 5,000 US consumers and weighted the results to the US population. Among those who had tried Apple Music, 48% reported…

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Shares in SFX Entertainment have continued to fall after CEO Robert F.X. Sillerman failed in his initial bid to take the company back private. The EDM promoter’s stock price tumbled 23.3% to $1.02 yesterday morning (August 18), before rebounding to $1.08. The drop came after an analyst downgraded the stock to “sell”. Sillerman (pictured), who took the company public in…

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Music lovers everywhere: it’s time to tune in, turn the volume up, and celebrate because Thursday, August 20 is National Radio Day. This holiday has been celebrated since the early 1990s on Aug. 20, honoring the day the first news radio station, 8MK radio in Detroit was licensed by the FCC and went on the air in 1920. But this…

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Last night on his online show “Larry King Now”, Larry King sat down with Morrissey for an in-depth interview, billed as Morrissey’s first in 10 years. In the chat, they discussed the GOP, Donald Trump, and Obama (“Is he white inside? I think it’s a very logical question”); Morrissey’s alleged sexual assault by airport security (“he went straight for my…

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A Republican member of the Federal Trade Commission is heading back to the classroom. Joshua D. Wright, who has served as a commissioner for two-plus years, will resign this coming Monday (Aug. 24) and return to his teaching position at George Mason University School of Law, the FTC has announced. Wright, 38, was appointed by President Obama to replace J.…

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Apple Inc. is working on implementing changes at its stores. According to 9to5Mac, several retail managers over at Apple have been briefed about the changes that relegate the iPod lineup to accessory shelves. The iPad product displays have also been eliminated to simplify store experience. The said changes will start from next week and users will be able to see…

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The first round of data to come from a partnership between BandPage and streaming service Rhapsody — which uses information about which artists listeners like in order to target and deliver push notifications to those users’ phones — could signal the entrance of a new way to generate revenue in the digital streaming industry. BandPage claims in its announcement that…

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After a successful pilot scheme, overtly sexual, violent and explicit music videos distributed online will carry advisory age ratings in the United Kingdom, the British Government has announced. The trial measures were originally introduced Oct. 1 last year when the U.K. arms of Sony Music, Universal Music and Warner Music partnered with digital platforms Vevo and YouTube to put clearly…

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Multiple sources tell Billboard that United Talent Agency is in advanced negotiations to acquire The Agency Group, in a move that would vastly boost UTA’s profile in music, while paying dividends for a rapid expansion strategy by TAG. TAG’s roster of about 2,000 clients includes the Black Keys, Deep Purple, Guns N’ Roses, Muse, Paramore, Nickelback, Bullet for My Valentine,…

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Rick Kern/WireImage The Spanish government has condemned the much publicized cancellation of Matisyahu’s appearance at this weekend’s Rototom Sunsplash festival near Valencia, Spain after he failed to meet festival organizers’ demands that he clarify his position on Palestinian statehood. “Imposing a public declaration [from Matisyahu] puts into question the principles of non-discrimination on which all plural and diverse societies are…

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Apple has announced the first batch of headliners who will head to London to headline the re-branded Apple Music Festival, former called iTunes Festival. Only four acts have been announced so far, but Apple Music has gone big with their bookings, three from the UK and one from the United States – One Direction, Pharrell, Florence + The Machine and…

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It may finally be business time once again. The long-rumored Flight of the Conchords movie is in the early stages, according to a new Indiewire interview with Jemaine Clement. Clement confirms that he and Bret McKenzie are in the process of writing material for it. “We have actually started writing one,” Clement said. “But who knows if it will ever…

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SFX shares fell 23.3 percent to $1.02 in Tuesday morning trading after a Stifel Nicolaus analyst downgraded the stock to “sell” and lowered its price target to $1 from $2. Shares had rebounded slightly to $1.08 by late morning ET. The downgrade came after SFX’s announcement on Friday chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman failed to meet a deadline to secure…

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Here the famous comedian weighs in on the importance of a performer’s connection with the music they play and that the song’s meaning and the performance to properly align. _________________________________ Guest Post by Anthony Ceseri on The DIY Musician Recently I heard Louis C.K. being interviewed on The Howard Stern Show. After Howard asked Louis if he ever changes his…

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Earlier this month, sources pointed Digital Music News to significant changes ahead in Spotify’s ad-supported, ‘freemium’ offering, specifically the introduction of a premium-only access tier for certain artists and releases. Now, on-the-record comments from Universal Music Group chief executive Lucian Grainge lend support to that information. In an interview with Hits Magazine, Grainge noted that ad-supported, free access would not…

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Platinum sales certifications for all albums compiled by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA). This post was originally published at digitalmusicnews.com Author : Paul Resnikoff Do you want to pitch your songs DIRECTLY to Music Industry Pros? click here.

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Vladimir Putin, President of Russia smiles during the Opening Ceremony of the 16th FINA World Championships at TatNeft Arena on July 24, 2015 in Kazan, Russia. Russia’s communications ministry has come up with a proposal aimed at changing the existing system of copyright royalty collection, but the initiative has been criticized by the record industry. In accordance with the proposal,…

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