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Latest Industry Gigs: Audible Magic, BMG, Sony Music UK, LiveXLive, UMG and More

Here’s a recap of recent executive shuffles — including both hirings and in-house promotions — from across the music industry. If you have a job listing to share, we’re all ears.  Send us a note to news@digitalmusicnews.com. If you’d like to post a job on our Job Board, just send us a request to noah@digitalmusicnews.com. Audible Magic […]

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Billboard Changes Its Mind: YouTube Will Now Factor Into the Billboard 200

Breaking a policy that has been in effect since 2017, Billboard will now incorporate audio and video data coming from YouTube in its computation of the Billboard 200 albums chart. While Billboard has not included YouTube data in its albums chart, it has included YouTube in its song charts, such as the Billboard Hot 100, since February of 2013. […]

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Slash Says Streaming Is ‘Definitely Not Doing Any Favors for the Actual Artists’

Legendary Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash recently gave an interview in which he decried how royalty payments have gotten worse because of music streaming, echoing recent comments from cellist Zoe Keating. In the interview, which was transcribed by Alternative Nation, Slash — whose real name is Saul Hudson — said, “This is a longer story […]

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Geffen Records President Exits to Pursue Indie Management + Label Venture

It is being reported that Neil Jacobson, who is the president of Geffen Records, will be leaving the company to launch his own venture. Jacobson will leave Geffen at the end of the year, and he is expected to be involved in the transition to a new president. Billboard obtained a letter that Jacobson sent […]

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The Top 40 Most Popular Songs of All Time, According to YouTube

The 40 most popular songs on YouTube have been revealed. Unsurprisingly, songs released in the 2010s took the top spots for ‘most popular songs’ on the list. Interestingly enough, only one song from the ’80s and ’90s crossed the one billion YouTube streams threshold ⁠— both songs by Guns N’ Roses. Every single song on […]

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Redeye Acquires Border Music

North American independent music distributor Redeye Worldwide has announced that they have acquired Border Music, which is a music distribution company based in Sweden. The announcement was made at the company’s annual Label Hang event in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Redeye indicated that Border Music would continue to operate as an independent entity while gaining access […]

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Spotify’s Startup Story Is Becoming a Netflix Original Series

It is being reported that Netflix will air a yet unnamed dramatic limited series about how Spotify became one of the world’s premiere music services. Per-Olav Sørensen, who was one of the directors of Quicksand, will helm the project. He called the series a challenge “because the Spotify story has not ended yet – it […]

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Africa’s Boomplay Reaches 62 Million Users Major Labels + Merlin Now on Board

Boomplay, which is Africa’s largest music streaming platform, reached an important milestone by surpassing 60 million users on the continent. The news that the platform currently has 62 million users comes one month after it signed a licensing deal with Sony Music Entertainment, which was the last major music company to come to an agreement […]

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Warner Music, Providence Equity Partners Amass $650 Million to Buy Music Catalogs

Warner Music Group announced that they and Providence Equity Partners had raised $650 million, which they intend to use to purchase music catalogs. The partnership is called Tempo Music Investments. According to the announcement, while Providence is supplying most of the capital in the joint venture, Warner Music is supplying its ability to identify and […]

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Latest Industry Gigs: CAA, Position Music, UK Music, ByteDance, Warner Chappell and More

Here’s a recap of recent executive shuffles — including both hirings and in-house promotions — from across the music industry. If you have a job listing to share, we’re all ears.  Send us a note to news@digitalmusicnews.com. If you’d like to post a job on our Job Board, just send us a request to noah@digitalmusicnews.com. CAA announced […]

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