Category Archive for: Music Streaming

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Global Music Distribution 2015: An Interview with Stevan Pasero, CEO, Sugo Music Group

Question: The music industry is experiencing mass change. How can musicians and music execs effectively exploit this change to successfully distribute and market their music assets? PASERO: This should be the greatest time in music history. More and more music is being written, discovered, distributed and listened to than ever before. Consumers are embracing digital music Streaming—and that’s good news, whether we understand it, like it, or not. Will Streaming be the savior of our precious music industry in an era where piracy had almost crucified and eviscerated it? Everyone should be rejoicing, reveling, partying—yet musicians and music execs are now standing alone in dark...
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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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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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The Reality of Music Streaming Royalties for Musicians and Record Labels

Not so long ago, Apple’s iTunes was setting standards in the way music was sold online. It revolutionized consumer music buying habits for about a decade until it finally fell prey to a newer technology: music streaming. Consumer preferences and tendencies have now given birth to “music on the go”! Streaming services like Pandora and Spotify took to the fore and is changing the way consumers listen to music across the world. Only time will tell if this change brings about a renaissance for the music industry, but it surely seems that the era of streaming music has truly begun and is here to stay. 21st century consumers are not looking back in their rear view mirror and instead...
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