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Universal Music Central Europe Chief Talks Copyright Directive With European Parliament...

Billboard reports: "Frank Briegmann, president and CEO of Universal Music Central Europe and Deutsche Grammophon, met this week with European Parliament president David Sassoli...

Artists Can Now Pay To Promote New Releases On Spotify Including...

Hypebot reports: "Spotify announced today that artists and labels will be able to buy paid placements across both its paid Premium and free ad-supported...

Soundcharts Launches ‘Mentions’ Tracking Of 2M Artists

Hypebot reports: "Music data analytics platform Soundcharts today launched what it's calling its biggest product update since going online in 2016. A new feature...

Pandora’s Artist Marketing Platform Grew 688% in the Past Year

Billboard reports: "Pandora is marking the five-year anniversary of its Artist Marketing Platform (AMP), celebrating with a few key moments in the service’s evolution...

Court Approves Pandora Appeal Of Pre-1972 Recordings Suit Due To Music...

Hypebot reports: "Last week the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals told a lower federal court to reconsider Pandora's bid to negate a class-action lawsuit...

Why Blockchain Won’t Be Saving The Music Business (Yet)

Hypebot reports: "Here Bobby Owsinski outlines why the rise of streaming culture has largely nullified the viability of a blockchain-based system for selling music,...

SAG-AFTRA Approves 3 Year Music Video Agreement with Major Labels

Hypebot reports: "SAG-AFTRA’s national board has reached a deal with major labels for a three-year extension for their current music videos contract." Read more

Deezer Signs With Targetspot, Flirts With IPO

Hypebot reports: "Deezer, has signed a two year deal with Targetspot, the digital audio ad platform, to be the exclusive seller of the music...

Musicians Can Launch Their Own Paid Streaming Service with Waterfall

Hypebot reports: "Legendary progressive musician Neal Morse joins Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on the Music Biz Weekly podcast to talk about Waterfall Streaming....

TPG Capital Has Invested Billions in Media, Is It Paying Off?

Hollywood Reporter reports: "The private equity firm backs CAA, Vice, Spotify, STX and even Cirque du Soleil, a massive bet on diverse entertainment holdings." Read...