VIDEO: A beginner’s guide to music conferences

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In this video, Music Biz host James Shotwell breaks down what music conferences are, how to prepare for them, and where you can catch him speaking in 2019. Continue Reading

Spotify Premium now includes Hulu at no extra cost

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Spotify Premium now includes a free subscription to Hulu’s ad-supported plan. That perk goes into effect today, and it is available to new and existing users of Spotify’s Premium streaming service in the US. Continue Reading

Spotify, Amazon, and more sue songwriters to prevent royalty rates from rising

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How much is a song worth? According to most streaming services, the answer is roughly $0.003 per stream. A new ruling Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) aims to raise that value to $0.004 per stream, but Amazon, Spotify, Pandora, and Google disagree. Continue Reading