Archive | March, 2019

SONGWRITERS’ CORNER: Discussion on Facebook Regarding Spotify

Jen Korte: Just a side note, as a musician we get anywhere from .03-.06 CENTS for every play on Spotify. A few thousand to make an album and little to…

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http://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Teressa-Portes.jpgBUSINESS NEWS: Teressa Portes Gives Update on Class Action Lawsuit Against Spotify

BUSINESS NEWS: Teressa Portes Gives Update on Class Action Lawsuit Against Spotify

From Teressa Portes: I have been part of a class action lawsuit against @Spotify. A few years ago I was notified that my song, “You Want It, You Got It”,…

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REPORTS: Spotify Sued Over Sales Team’s ‘Boys’ Trips’ to Strip Clubs

A female sales executive sued Spotify on Tuesday, alleging that the head of sales took his staff on drug-fueled “boys’ trips” to the Sundance Film Festival, and excluded women who…

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RESEARCH: Tencent Music, bound for U.S. IPO, profits from social savvy

RESEARCH: Tencent Music, bound for U.S. IPO, profits from social savvy

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tencent Music, which owns China’s most popular music streaming apps, is often compared to Sweden’s Spotify Technology (SPOT.N) but it offers more in the way of…

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TALENT NEEDED: Spotify & Berklee College of Music Launch EQL Studio Residencies for Women Engineers & Producers

TALENT NEEDED: Spotify & Berklee College of Music Launch EQL Studio Residencies for Women Engineers & Producers

Spotify, Berklee College of Music and Electric Lady Studios have partnered to launch the EQL Studio Residency to spotlight and mentor emerging female music producers and engineers. Starting in October,…

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REPORTS: Spotify Looks At Unveiling A Long-Term Strategy The Music Industry Won’t Like

REPORTS: Spotify Looks At Unveiling A Long-Term Strategy The Music Industry Won’t Like

A new report suggests that Spotify is embarking on a new strategy that may ultimately alienate the very partners it needs to stay in business. A recent Billboard article outlined…

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BUSINESS NEWS: Michael StJ and Chris Kresge Discuss the Sale of Spotify Shares

BUSINESS NEWS: Michael StJ and Chris Kresge Discuss the Sale of Spotify Shares

From Michael St. James on Fb., 5/07/18: Hey, remember when Sony sold half of their Spotify stock? Well, today, Warner Music Group says it has sold 75 percent of its…

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BUSINESS NEWS: After Wall Street Debut, Spotify Valued at $26.5 Billion

BUSINESS NEWS: After Wall Street Debut, Spotify Valued at $26.5 Billion

Spotify enjoyed a successful Wall Street debut on Tuesday, experts say, garnering a $26.5 billion valuation. The company’s $149.01 closing price was about 13 percent more than the $132 reference…

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BUSINESS NEWS: Spotify Files for Direct Listing of Up to $1 Billion

BUSINESS NEWS: Spotify Files for Direct Listing of Up to $1 Billion

Music streaming service Spotify on Wednesday became the first major company to file for a direct listing of up to $1 billion with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. A…

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REPORTS: Spotify Faces $1.6 billion Lawsuit Over Song Licensing

REPORTS: Spotify Faces $1.6 billion Lawsuit Over Song Licensing

Spotify is no stranger to facing lawsuits accusing it of offering unlicensed songs, but the latest could prove to be very costly. Hollywood Reporter has learned that Wixen Music Publishing,…

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BUSINESS NEWS: Spotify Removes White Supremacist Music From Service

BUSINESS NEWS: Spotify Removes White Supremacist Music From Service

Spotify has removed a number of artists from its streaming service that were deemed to be “hate bands.” On Monday, the site Digital Music News published a list of 27…

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SONGWRITERS’ CORNER:  How To Collect Your Share Of $43.5 Million Spotify Songwriter, Publisher Settlement // COMBO’s Featured Songs for August

SONGWRITERS’ CORNER: How To Collect Your Share Of $43.5 Million Spotify Songwriter, Publisher Settlement // COMBO’s Featured Songs for August

You may be eligible for a share of the $43.45 million class action lawsuit brought successfully against Spotify on behalf of all songwriters and publishers by musicians Melissa Ferrick and…

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INTERESTING BITS: Spotify Is Accused Of Creating Fake Artists — But What Is A Fake Artist? // Chart Watch: Why Is This Week’s Top-Selling Album Way Down at No. 8?

The practice of creating music specifically designed to “succeed” on streaming platforms and playlists swirled into a controversy for Spotify this past weekend, after an article written nearly one year…

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