I Want MY MTV VEVO?

VEVO has just announced that monthly average streams of music videos on their platform has increased by almost 50%  from a year earlier. The online platform, controlled by Universal Music Group and Sony Entertainment now has monthly average views of nearly 6 billion as at December 2013.  Interestingly 65% of...

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Legitimizing the Bootleg

Legitimizing the Bootleg

From unmarked brown packaged vinyl to obsessively collated mp3’s, the existence of  ‘bootleg’ live recordings has always been contentious. A top concern for artists is that bootlegs are usually created without authorization from the artist. Deciding whether or not bootlegs are in the best interest of an artist and their career...

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Monday Music Brief: 2/10/14

Monday Music Brief: 2/10/14

Beats Music is licensing indies with Merlin, how do the royalty rates compare to majors? Rdio goes auto, announces integration into Tesla vehicles. New services to expect on Google’s Chromecast, while YouTube cracks down on fake views and more from last week’s music business headlines.

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Monday Music Brief: Week of 2/3/2014

Monday Music Brief: Week of 2/3/2014

Midem 2014 Conference highlights. SoundExchange releases unclaimed royalties. Music app revenue up 75% in 2013, what to watch for in music tech & more.

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Monday Music Brief: Week of 1/27/14

Monday Music Brief: Week of 1/27/14

Your weekly guide to music business news …and everything else you may have missed last week that matters in music. Digital, Streaming and Subscription US digital sales for 2014 continue the declining trend seen at end of 2013. Three weeks...

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Tom Silverman LIVE on Bloomberg TV Thurs. 1/16 at 4:30 pm (ET)

Tom Silverman LIVE on Bloomberg TV Thurs. 1/16 at 4:30 pm (ET)

Catch NMS Executive Director and TommyBoy CEO, Tom Silverman discuss his thoughts on Adapting music distribution to digital, and what’s next for the music business…all building up to the New Music Seminar this June!

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Tom Silverman to Conduct Keynote Q&A at Midem with Lyor Cohen

Tom Silverman to Conduct Keynote Q&A at Midem with Lyor Cohen

Founder of Def Jam Records and former head of Warner Music Group, Cohen will present his new venture, 300, a music content company devoted to the discovery and development of the artists of the future. The new company is in fact, named after the famous Spartan battle against the Persians,...

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The Soul Rebels to Headline NMS Opening Night Red Carpet Event

The Soul Rebels to Headline NMS Opening Night Red Carpet Event

May 30, 2013 (NYC) –  The Soul Rebels  have just announced that they will headline New Music Seminar’s 2013 Opening Night Red Carpet Event. The eight-piece brass, percussion and vocal ensemble blends rock, hip-hop, funk, R&B and soul for a unique sound that has propelled them to major festival stages around the...

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NMS Founder Tom Silverman and His New Music Business Model in Berklee’s Music Business Journal

NMS Founder Tom Silverman and His New Music Business Model in Berklee’s Music Business Journal

A recent piece by Stephen Marcone in the Berklee Music Business Journal makes it clearer than ever as record sales diminish, the increasing importance in creating a new music business model – both for artists and record companies. From Marcone’s article: One of the most popular models was explained by Tom...

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