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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, […]

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 […]

Make Money With Your Music Are you after the money and fame? You may be surprised to find out what the price for fame really is in the music industry. In this cut throat industry of music executives and record labels out to feed on new talent, it may be smart to go independent and […]

October 4, 2019 By Murray Stassen Here’s what I don’t get: Why do they expect our music to cost next to nothing in emerging markets, but when I go to India, a BMW costs the same as a BMW everywhere else?” A high-ranking major record company executive, speaking in private this week, raises an interesting […]