There was a time when mid-level bands with a modest following could make a pretty decent living playing music. Times have changed, besides a handful of superstars, it’s impossible for bands and musicians to generate significant revenue taking this approach. The reason: Consumers don’t for music.
Prince Estate administrator Troy Carter is helping negotiate a deal that could give one major streaming service exclusive rights to one of the late pop star’s unreleased concert films as well as rights to make a documentary about the film, sources say.
The first ARIA Albums Chart to integrate streams will be unveiled this Saturday (May 13), using data provided by the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play and other digital music services.
The Orchard is growing its global footprint with the acquisition of leading European distributors Finetunes and Phonofile in a deal that the Sony-owned company describes as a ‘win-win’ for all parties.
Arena Music has announced that it will begin offering royalty payouts for music streamed through the Arena platform in Bitcoin worldwide starting in June. The company has been testing the digital currency in Phoenix and Atlanta over the last 6 months.