Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Technics’ new turntables are beautiful but come with big price tags

Technics is known for creating some of the most state-of-the-art vinyl record turntables of the modern era. The company brought its turntable back in 2015, but it came with a $1,699 price tag for...
SoundCloud

SoundCloud’s new audio format is 64kbps Opus

SoundCloud's continuous reign of bad news isn't coming to an end anytime soon. The platform recently changed its default streaming format from a 128kbps MP3 to a 64kbps Opus. This change "drastically reduces the...
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Facebook inks ‘unprecedented, multi-year’ deal with Universal Music Group

In an unprecedented move towards making music more accessible and monetizable on social media, Facebook has penned a multi-year and unprecedented deal with Universal Music Group. This partnership will nurture and support the ability...
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Apple didn’t properly license indie artist’s music, faces first lawsuit

Technology giant Apple is facing its first lawsuit for infringing upon an independent artist's copyright and "failed to license mechanical rights." The defendant, Bryan Eich, is seeking $30,000 for the infringement. The technology behemoth failed...
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Ed Sheeran, Drake, The Weeknd among top 5 artists on Spotify

Spotify's annual top tracks, artists, and albums list has been released by the music streaming giant. The topics include the top 5 artists, songs, and albums; most streamed male and female. Ed Sheeran, Drake, The...
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YouTube re-enacts licensing agreements with Universal Music Group, Sony Music

In an effort to minimize conflict and maximize artist potential when it comes to earnings, YouTube has renewed its licensing agreements with Universal Music Group and Sony Music. This global and multi-year agreement with...
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Kobalt acquires SONGS Music Publishing catalog

A three-month auction that caught the interest of 14 bidders has recently closed for SONGS Music Publishing. The SONGS catalog included smash hits like Lorde's "Royals"; The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face," "The Hills,"...
YouTube

Remix will be YouTube’s competitor to Spotify

YouTube has been under fire from advertisers over the last couple of months. In summary, they've been placing major advertisers' ads on hate-filled and extremist videos. They've also been placed before videos of young...
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SoundCloud allows users to share private tracks via mobile app

SoundCloud has been a massive platform for artists, labels, A&Rs, and DJs alike in every aspect of the music industry. However, their mobile application hasn't been as versatile as the online version. Today, the...
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Advertisers and users are leaving YouTube because of its demonetization and ad issues

YouTube has a lot of issues recently, and monetization is one of its largest. Many content creators depend on advertisement revenue to pay their bills and put food on the table. However, with so...