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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 […]

Brian Clover a member of a British songwriting group, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles federal court claiming ‘The Weeknd’s song A Lonely Night uses a main part of their song “I Need to Love” Listen and you decide.

BETNetworks The biggest players in music sit down and tell us what happens when you sign a Music contract. Too $hort, LV, D Dot and more tell us about their start in the music industry. It’s a vicious business of contracts, lawyers, and big money. It’s hard to believe how much power a piece of […]

September 24, 2019 By Murray Stassen YouTube Music has added 14 new artists to Foundry, its global artist development program. Following Foundry’s 2019 first class, announced in April, this new class is the biggest yet, bringing this year’s total number of Foundry supported artists to 25. As part of Foundry, which began in 2016, independent […]

September 30, 2019 By Murray Stassen Starting today (September 30) the streaming company has added what it describes as a ‘frequently requested functionality’: the ability for users to add podcasts to their own playlists. Spotify posted the news this morning, writing that “until recently, playlists were exclusive to music. But now, in the true spirit […]

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 […]