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Bruce Houghton
Music Industry Professional
Interests: music, business, marketing, digital entertainment, promotion, technology
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Monday 5.29.17 Music Business News From Around The Web We're mostly off for the U.S. Memorial day holiday, but news doesn't take a break, so here's the latest... Updated continuously under our More News tab Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at hypebot
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Allman Brothers co-founder and rock icon Gregg Allman has died at aged 69. Allman died quietly at his home in Savannah, Georgia, according to a statement posted to his official website. Allman has struggled with many health issues over the past several years. It is with deep sadness we announce... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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[UPDATED] In a major victory for indie musicians, the combined class action lawsuits against Spotify brought by Cracker frontman and artist advocate David Lowery and singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick have been settled with the music streamer establishing a $43.4 million fund to compensate songwriters and publishers whose work had been used... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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As we look back on the week's music industry news, we revisit the departure of TIDAL's CEO, MySpace's attempt to play dead to avoid lawsuits, FCC commenter's support of net neutrality, and more! Tidal CEO Jeff Toig Out - 3rd Top Exec Departure In 2 Years MySpace Plays Dead In... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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"Streaming was the lynchpin of 2016’s growth and will be even more important in 2017," says top industry analyst Mark Mulligan of MIDIA Research. As this transition from music sales to music access accelerates, some music services are becoming dominant players, according to Mulligan in an advance look at the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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Tidal CEO Jeff Toig is out. It's the 3rd departure of the top executive at Jay Z's streaming music service in 2 years. Despite superstar backers and a recent $200 million investment from Sprint, Tidal has failed to gain major traction even as Spotify, Apple Music and others have fueled... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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In addition to learning, expanding personal horizons and developing a plan for post student life, college is also a place where many shape their musical identities. Eliot Van Buskirk of Spotify Insights has taken a deep dive into how students listen and shared it via an interactive microsite. ______________________________ Guest... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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Friday 5.26.17 Music Business News From Around The Web It's easy to dismiss Ariana Grande as fluff, but to fans she's refreshingly much more. Perhaps naively, I hope that she turns this horrific tragedy into a teachable moment or even a turning point. Updated continuously under our More News tab... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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Spotify is reportedly adding 4 new members to its board of directors prior to its stock listing. The choice of former execs from YouTube and Disney who have experience with video, alongside board member Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, is fueling speculation that Spotify may make a major push... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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Generation Z, kids and teens born between 1996 and 2010, are the new hot consumer segment. Unlike millennials, most of whom grew up during the transitional years of the internet revolution, Gen Z has grown up in an entirely digital world and interact with it differently than anyone else. _______________________________________... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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The U.S. Copyright Office has requested comments on regulating the right to receive full credit for artistic works, often called "moral rights." The U.S. does not guarantee this level of recognition, even though "these rights have a long history in international copyright law," according to the Copyright Office. ___________________________________ The... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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[UPDATE 2] The Americana Music Association has just announced the first 103 of more than 230 slated to perform at AMERICANAFEST 2017. Darlingside, We Banjo 3, Caitlin Canty, 3 artists represented by Hypebot's sister company Skyline Artists, will be joining Brandy Clark, Turnpike Troubadours, Crockett, Deer Tick, Bettye LaVette and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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This article explores how artists can take advantage of the marketing opportunity provided CD Baby's recently acquired Show.co, a company which makes online marketing tools employed by companies like Universal and Sony. ___________________________ Guest post by Chris Robley on DIY Musician Last year CD Baby bought Show.co, a company that... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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music, musicians, musician, music business, music industry, music tech, Spotify, Pandora, Apple, Apple Music, Amazon, Google, YouTube, tech Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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music, musicians, musician, music business, music industry, music tech, Spotify, Pandora, Apple, Apple Music, Amazon, Google, YouTube, tech Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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All Ariana Grande concerts through at least June 5 are cancelled in the wake of the deadly terrorist attack outside her concert in Manchester, UK on Monday. The tour suspension was announce Wednesday by the the singer's management team. _________________________________________ In the wake of Monday's terrorist attack, Ariana Grande has... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Jay Gilbert spent 18 years at Universal Music, most recently as VP New Media and Online Marketing. He's been on the cutting edge of digital sales and marketing at Universal, Starbucks Entertainment, Fox and Warner Music. But it's his unique perspective as a musician, music executive and fan that makes... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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On a 2-1 party line vote, the FCC began the process of dismantling net neutrality. A new comment period has opened and every member of the indie music community must speak out now to try to save rules that guarantee that all content on the web is delivered and streamed... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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In 2016, Magna followed a $3M 2014 investment in PledgeMusic to take a 'major position' in the crowdfunder and finance Noisetrade and Set.fm acquisitions. Now, Magna has invested in Loud & Proud Records. __________________________________ Is Magna Entertainment working to build a full stack music company? The PledgeMusic major investor has... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Following the attack on Ariana's Grande's concert in Manchester, a number of artists have postponed or canceled shows. British group Take That pulled out of a scheduled show in Liverpool on Tuesday night, as well as three subsequent concerts at Manchester Arena, where the attack occurred. "Out of respect to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Wednesday 5.24.17 Music Business News From Around The Web 2017 is shaping up to be the year of Live Video and Facebook just added more reasons to hit get involved. Updated continuously under our More News tab Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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[UPDATED] Contradicting reports from CNN and other media outlets that Ariana Grande had suspended her "Dangerous Woman" tour in the wake of a post-concert Manchester, UK terror attack, Variety is reporting that no firm decision on the tour's future has been made. A suicide bomber killed 22 and injured 59... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Ariana Grande has suspended her entire "Dangerous Woman" tour in the wake of the Manchester, UK terror attack following her concert, sources tell CNN. A suicide bomber killed 22 and injured 59 of Grande's mostly young fans as they were exiting arena on Monday night. The dates will reportedly be... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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Ever since the 1928 Berne Convention, almost every developed country on earth guarantees that when an artist records a song, is in a photo or video or writes a blog post, they are guaranteed recognition in the form of a credit. It's called a "moral right," but in the United... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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As the investigation continues into a bomb attack which took 22 lives and wounded 59 others as concert goers were leaving an Ariana Grande concert in the northern UK city of Manchester, the singer's manager, label, concert promoter have begun to share their thoughts and concerns. ___________________________________ Manager, Label, Promoter... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot