Apple expands access to Apple Music For Artists beta program

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Apple has issued another call for signups for its Apple Music For Artists program, an analytics tool that helps musicians examine and track the listening habits of their fans.
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YouTube is asking its promoted artists not to insult the company

YouTube is asking musicians to agree to non-disparagement clauses in exchange for promotional support, according to sources familiar with the matter who spoke to Bloomberg. While non-disparagement clauses can be more common in partnerships or spokesperson deals, it is not a norm within the music industry and YouTube’s biggest competitors in this arena don’t use them. Over the past few months, YouTube has worked with select artists to promote their work by way of producing music videos and placing them on billboards.

The report states the campaign’s purpose is to help YouTube build a bridge with the music industry, and that non-disparagement clauses are a safeguard to keep these artists from saying negative things about the company. They…

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‘Apple Music for Artists’ dashboard beta launches as music streaming analytics tool for musicians

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Apple is giving musicians a way to examine the listening habits of their fans, debuting ‘Apple Music for Artists’ in beta as a dashboard offering data to bands and artists about the performance of their tracks on the streaming service as well as sales through iTunes.
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Apple Launches ‘Apple Music for Artists’ as an Analytics Tool for Musicians

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Spotify sued for $1.6 billion by publisher for Tom Petty, Neil Young, other major artists

Spotify could be in some trouble. $ 1.6 billion worth of trouble, to be exact. Variety reports that the music streaming giant is being sued by the Wixen Publishing Company for allegedly using thousands of popular songs by major artists without permission or proper compensation.

To understand Wixen’s grievance, it’s important to distinguish between the music labels (the record companies) and the music publishers. Generally, the labels recruit artists, market their music and videos, and may also handle recording, distribution, and myriad other aspects of music production.

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Destroying net neutrality will hurt artists and small businesses the most

The internet as we know it could change come December 14th. FCC chairman and former Verizon attorney Ajit Pai is expected to undo net neutrality, and with it the Title 2 regulations that prevent the likes of Comcast and Verizon from giving certain we…
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How two artists imagined the worlds of Philip K. Dick in Folio Society’s beautiful new book

When science fiction jumped from pulp magazines to full books during the mass-market paperback revolution of the 1950s, publisher Ace Books used an innovative new format known as Tête-bêche. It packaged two novels back to back, so readers could finish one, flip the book over, and start the next. A number of prominent science fiction novelists launched their careers on the backs of these little books, including Ursula K. Le Guin, Samuel R. Delany, and Philip K. Dick.

Over half a century later, high-end publisher Folio Society is reviving the format, releasing a gorgeous Tête-bêche book that pairs Dick’s classic novels Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and A Scanner Darkly. As with their other books, Folio Society has included some…

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Merlin and Dubset strike a deal to help indie artists monetize DJ mixes

Last August, Sony Music made a deal with Dubset, a company that helps rights holders identify samples in songs to ensure they get paid. Apple and Spotify also connected with the licensing company for the streaming services' unofficial mixes, too. Now…
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