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Music business news for today (past 24h)

Here are the most interesting music business news from the past 24 hours. News sources included here are Hypebot, Music Business Worldwide & Digital Music News which I think cover major news usually quite well.

Kanye West’s Donda album has reached one billion streams on Spotify. Spotify made the announcement on October 25, though the album still trails Drake’s recently released Certified Lover Boy. It is the fastest Kanye album to achieve that feat, which isn’t too surprising. The Life of Pablo was a TIDAL… Read more
Published on: 8 hours ago
Meek Mill has taken to Twitter to air frustrations with his recording contracts. But fans are having none of the rapper’s complaints, even if they are legitimate. The rapper tweeted on October 25, “I haven’t get paid from music, and I don’t know how much money labels make off me!!… Read more
Published on: 10 hours ago
The first NFTs will go on auction on November 2nd Source… Read more
Published on: 12 hours ago
MBW rifles through the filings of Big Tech to see what the likes of Google and Spotify are proposing Source… Read more
Published on: 12 hours ago
Primary Wave has officially made its third high-profile IP acquisition in October, purchasing a stake in the catalog of “Never Too Much” singer, songwriter, and producer Luther Vandross. Primary Wave and the estate of Luther Vandross unveiled the deal this morning, via a general release that was emailed to DMN…. Read more
Published on: 12 hours ago
Amazon is testing a new app that gives anyone the ability to create and share a live radio show that includes fully licensed music. The project codenamed “Project Mic” is. Continue reading The post Amazon, Spotify, Apple, others are reinventing live audio. Will you be ready? appeared first on Hypebot…. Read more
Published on: 14 hours ago
Source: Hybebot.com
BMG says the alliance forms the "next step" in its expansion into live music and entertainment Source… Read more
Published on: 14 hours ago
For artists interested in tracking their performance, streaming services now offer up a whole host of analytical data. If aren’t numbers person, however, some of this information can be a. Continue reading The post Getting the most out of streaming analytics data appeared first on Hypebot…. Read more
Published on: 15 hours ago
Source: Hybebot.com
Music has never been an easy business, and not everyone has what it takes. Here industry veteran Bobby Borg here outlines the three qualities an individual needs to successfully cut. Continue reading The post Can you make it in today’s music industry? appeared first on Hypebot…. Read more
Published on: 16 hours ago
Source: Hybebot.com
A U.S. lawmaker has introduced the Protect Working Musicians Act, an A2IM- and ARA-backed bill that purportedly aims to “allow artists and music creators to negotiate fairer rates and terms for the use of their music online.” Multiple parties reached out to Digital Music News with word of the new… Read more
Published on: 16 hours ago
When it comes to making music as an indie artist, a strong merch game is a must. Here, we look at three key strategies for the getting the most money. Continue reading The post 3 moneymaking strategies for indie music merch appeared first on Hypebot…. Read more
Published on: 16 hours ago
Source: Hybebot.com
SMP to provide global publishing services, including administration, sync, and catalog promotion Source… Read more
Published on: 16 hours ago
Disc Makers’ Tony van Veen weighs the pros and cons of that age old music industry question: is it better to sign record deal or remain independent? Guest post by. Continue reading The post Signing a record deal vs staying independent appeared first on Hypebot…. Read more
Published on: 17 hours ago
Source: Hybebot.com
Artists and industry peers pay tribute ahead of November's big night in London Source… Read more
Published on: 17 hours ago