Industry News Roundup // 09.22

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Songtradr Now Allows Fans to ‘Tip’ Artists Money Directly

Fast-growing music licensing company Songtradr has introduced an interesting new tool to its platform, enabling fans to directly ‘tip’ artists money online.

All net proceeds from these tips go directly to Songtradr Pro artists.

Santa Monica-based Songtradr directly represents the music of over 100,000 creators.

\\ Via Music Business Worldwide //


There are now 30 million paid music subscribers in the US

More than 30 million people pay for music subscriptions in the US, according to the latest figures released by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the first half of 2017. Paid streaming subscriptions have increased to 30.4 million in the US, up from 20.2 million during the first half of 2016.

\\ Via the Verge //


US Recorded Music Industry Revenues Grew 15% in First Half of 2017

The story of streaming continuing to expand the US recorded music industry gathered pace in the first half of 2017.

According to RIAA stats, retail revenues from music grew 17% in the first half of 2017 to $4bn.

\\ Via Music Business Worldwide //


7 Startling Facts About the Music Industry in 2017

Did you know that 96% of all internet users consume licensed music?  And 46% of all music streaming happens through YouTube?

Earlier today, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) released the 2017 Music Consumer Insight Report.

Titled Connecting with Music, the report examines thirteen leading international markets.  Countries included in the report are Mexico, Brazil, South Korea, Italy, Spain, Sweden, the US, Germany, Australia, the UK, France, Canada, and Japan.

\\ Via Digital Music News //


The Regulars Notice: How To Avoid Playing The Same DJ Set Every Week

Residents and other DJs that play regular gigs frequently fall into the trap of playing similar sets week after week, reusing transitions, and playing the same mixes and mashups. While the average club goer may have no idea, the regulars and the staff certainly notice. Being an open format DJ or a DJ who never plans their sets doesn’t protect you either; Once you discover that Song A transitions perfectly into Song B it will cement itself in your brain whether conscious or not. Going forward every time you play Song A that perfect transition will become forefront in your mind and you’ll be likely to pull out Song B. Overall, these go to transitions aren’t in themselves a bad thing but it becomes a problem when regulars and staff can predict your next five songs the second you hit play on a track.

\\ Via DJ Tech Tools //

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