Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2015’

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Live Streaming Apps for Musicians: How to Use

Have you heard about Meerkat or Periscope? Are you aware of live broadcasting that suddenly became the new obsession on the internet? Meerkat is a groundbreaking app that lets the users broadcast anything from anywhere through Twitter using his/her phone.   Meerkat gained instant traction while it was launched in the beginning of March. With Meerkat, anyone can broadcast an event simply with a tweet. Twitter responded to Meerkat frenzy within a few weeks as they launched their own live streaming app Periscope last week. After the success of Meerkat, it wasn’t really a surprise that Periscope became a trend overnight and people from all over the world started to broadcast their...
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Newsletter: 2015 Q1

2015 Q1: Artist to Market Welcome to Sugo Music Group's Industry Update! The 4th Quarter of 2014 has just closed and alot has been going on throughout the music industry! So without further ado, please take a moment to read the following SMG Music Industry News Update to get caught up on the new trends, announcements, music sales opportunities, and market share updates that are influencing all of us in the music industry around the world. Here in 2014, Sugo Music Group has expanded its "artist to market" music distribution portfolio and we are proud to offer to you one of the largest, most comprehensive global music distribution and publishing solution services in the industry...
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Newsletter: 2014 Q4

2014 Q4: $100B Music Market INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT 8.1.14. BEATS MUSIC! Yes, you've probably already heard that Apple purchased Jimmy Iovine and Dr Dre's Beats Electronics and Beats Music for a shocking $3.2 billion. Everyone's asking the perfunctory question, "What does this mean for my music?" SMG has got you covered as we are already working with distribution execs to provide a seamless ingestion process! SOUND EXCHANGE! During the past decade, digital radio has grown into a substantial revenue source for artists and record labels. Data released by the RIAA reveals the rapid growth and significance of Sound Exchange distributions. Specifically, Sound Exchange payments represented 8.4...
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Newsletter: 2014 Q3

2014 Q3: Hot Off the Press Welcome to Sugo Music Group! The 2nd Quarter of 2014 is coming to a close and so far it has been an exciting half-year in the music industry! Please take a moment to read our SMG Industry Update section below for many new trends, announcements, music sales opportunities, and market share updates that are affecting and influencing all musicians throughout the world. Here in 2014, Sugo Music Group has expanded its "artist to market" music distribution portfolio and offers the largest, most comprehensive global music distribution solution services in the industry!   SMG NEWS UPDATE! Apple Buys Beats! Yes, you've probably already heard that Apple...
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Newsletter: 2014 Q2

2014 Q2: Discover, Connect, Sell As we near the end of the 1st quarter, much has happened in the music industry--especially over the past 2 1/2 months! We've been expanding our services to help you grow your audience, grow your sales and grow your business--and here's how: *Discover: Sugo Music Group distributes to more retail and media outlets than anyone else--enhancing your online presence! *Connect: Sugo Music leverages social media platforms and email campaigns--to bring fans into the fold! *Sell: Sugo Music Group helps increase your sales portfolio: music downloads, music streaming, radio, cable, mobile, content ID, synchronization, music sync, video, publishing,...
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Newsletter: 2014 Q1

2014 Q1: End of Year Update 2013 was a very exciting year in the music industry! Please take a moment look at our SMG Update section below for many new trends, announcements and music sales & market share updates that are affecting all of us. Here in 2014, Sugo Music Group offers the largest, most comprehensive global music distribution solution services in the industry! This year, we are providing a number of new distribution services! Music Distribution: Grow, Grow & GROW! Sugo Music Group is the only distributor to integrate global digital distribution as well on-demand physical distribution services, acknowledging the importance of selling and marketing across both...
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Newsletter: 2013 Q3

2013 Q3:10 Distribution Services We've just launched the new Sugo Music Group website which showcases our 10 music distribution & streaming services! Sugo Music Group offers the largest, most comprehensive global music distribution solutions in the industry today and you can see all of these services and more at www.sugomusic.com Sugo Music Group distributes to over 1000 digital sites in 80 countries--and this number will increase to an estimated 2000 sites by the end of 2014. We've partnered with all major international distributors, numerous music supervisors, sync brokers, sub-publishers, licensees and artist management. We secure overseas master use licensing deals with...
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Universal Music Wants to Limit Spotify Free Streaming

Spotify, the leading music streaming service, is reportedly facing pressure form Universal Music to limit its free streaming service so that more users subscribe to premium service. Universal Music Group, the largest in the industry, is demanding changes in terms of the amount of Spotify free streaming music users can listen to. While this change might not be very welcome by the users, it will definitely increase royalty payments for bands and individual artists. Artists signed with Sugo Music will receive full benefits when this occurs because because we distribute music to Spotify, as well as all other major music streaming services. For past few months, Spotify is...
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