Sunday, January 23, 2022

What’s Data Got to Do with It? Getting Paid in a Streaming Environment

Over the past decade, the music industry has seen an incredible shift in the way that music is created and distributed. New technologies have generated opportunities for music creators...

Jennifer Hudson’s Emotional Night at the People’s Choice Awards

Congratulations to actress-singer Jennifer Hudson, awarded favorite humanitarian at Wednesday’s People’s Choice Awards, which aired on CBS. Hudson was recognized for her charity work with the Julian D. King...

Introducing Conceptz: Hip-Hop’s Next Prized Duo

OutKast, U.G.K., Mobb Deep and GangStarr have all cemented themselves as Hip-Hop’s premier duos. Unfortunately, contemporary Hip-Hop has all but forgotten how powerful a two man (or woman) team...

Spotify Continues Rapid Growth in the U.S.

At the recent Global Business Summit on Creative Content in London, Ken Parks (Spotify’s Chief Content Officer and Managing Director of Spotify North America) said the music streaming service...

A Musician’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – Courtesy Disc Masters

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving a website’s search engine ranking, usually without the use of paid advertising. For any serious band or business, SEO is...

Kobalt Signs Cherrytree Music Publishing to Admin & Creative Services Deal

Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter and renowned label/A&R executive Martin Kierszenbaum has partnered with Kobalt to launch Cherrytree Music Publishing, as announced by Kierszenbaum, Chairman of Cherrytree Records and Management and Richard...

Songwriters’ Groups Speak Out On Rate Setting

Reprint Courtesy of Music Industry News Network In advance of a House Intellectual Property Subcommittee hearing on music licensing reform being held today, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and the NSAI are...

Roll Call 2014: Career Defining Moments (Names A-J)

It’s that time again; Amalgamation’s Annual Roll Call. Listed are nearly 70 songwriters and producers who should be on your radar; some relative newcomers, others more established. They are...

Backstreet Boys Reunite for New Album, ABC Performance

Fans of the Backstreet Boys have much to celebrate, as the longtime super-boy band made up of Nick Carter, A.J. McLean, Brian Littrell and Howie Dorough, have reunited with...

M.I.Q. Remembers Film Director John Singleton (by Lindsay Guion)

John Singleton was the first African American film director to be nominated for an Oscar for his ground-breaking debut film ‘Boyz n the...
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