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The Hustle Wed, May 23 Sony buys EMI Music Publishing for $2.3B — but it still doesn’t own ‘Thriller’ Sony has announced a deal to acquire 90% of its publishing competitor EMI Music Publishing for $2.3B. The agreement, still pending regulatory approvals, values EMI at $4.7B, according to The Guardian, and if it goes through, […]

The Music Modernization Act passed through Congress unanimously as the bill is expected to come into law sometime this week. By: Wes Schlagenhauf Writer, The Hustle  September 26, 2018 After months of negotiations, a new bill aimed at disrupting the music industry is expected to become law this week, Axios reports. Streaming revenues continue to […]

Apple and Spotify both have their own music awards now, which give listeners a way to “vote” for their favorite artists by streaming their songs. By: Mia Sullivan Contributor, The Hustle December 6, 2019 In late November, Spotify announced it’s hosting its very own music awards for the first time. The Spotify Awards will go […]

Marketing melodies has evolved from a “background music supplier” to a fully-fledged retail technology company. By: Steph Smith Senior Analyst, The Hustle          February 23, 2020 Have you ever stood in a store and thought, “I wonder if this music is making me buy more stuff?” Neither have we. But last week, Marketing Melodies dropped […]

Swift is entangled in a bitter feud with her former label Big Machine Records, which was founded by Scott Borchetta and later acquired by Scooter Braun. As with many recording artists, Taylor Swift does not own the master recordings to her older albums. Swift’s work-around to this situation is to re-record most of the music […]

Download Your Free Music Business Handbook Now: https://berkonl.in/2s6VbMC Earn Your Music Business Master’s Degree Online with Berklee: https://berkonl.in/2GTFTCd In this video, Berklee Online instructor John Kellogg discusses the business model and growth of Spotify. He explains recent developments including renegotiation of Spotify’s agreements with record labels regarding their share in streaming revenue. He also discusses […]