Music Industry News

Google Play Music Manager for Windows Is About to Go Dark

Google Play Music is shutting down in October, but its Windows Music Manager is disappearing sooner. The Music Manager desktop application for managing uploads to Google Play Music no longer functions. Opening the app displays the message, “Music Manager is no longer available. With GPM shutting down soon, we’re no longer accepting uploads or offering […]

Music Industry News

Twitch Decides It’s Time to Properly License Music — Launches Pre-Cleared Catalog for Creators

Photo Credit: Caspar Camille Rubin Last month, Digital Music News was first to report that the Artist Rights Alliance (ARA) had demanded that Jeff Bezos explain why Amazon-owned Twitch hadn’t licensed music. Now, the popular livestreaming platform has rolled out a pre-cleared catalog for creators. To quickly recap, nine-year-old Twitch had previously opted not to […]

Hip Hop News

Bryson Tiller and Drake Are Finally Releasing Their Collaboration

Bryson Tiller and Drake are up to something. After years of teasing fans, the two have reportedly collaborated on Tiller’s new album Anniversary. A snippet of their song, which is titled “Outta Time,” surfaced online and finds Drake singing. Fans have also noticed that the track appears in Shazam’s database. snippet for the Bryson Tiller’s… Read More

Music Industry News

Spotify Playlist Promotion: Debunking Common Myths For Artists

photo: John Tekeridis Spotify playlist promotion can be both a blessing and a curse for music artists. The following comes from OmariMC, a proud partner of DMN committed to boosting artist careers through smart, organic playlist placement and broader promotional and educational services. On one hand, artists know that getting on playlists and gaining real […]

Music Industry News

Spotify Patents Technology to Target Listeners Based on ‘Nostalgia Metrics’

Photo Credit: Logan Weaver Spotify is always tweaking how its algorithms recommend new songs to individual listeners. Nostalgia may soon be a significant factor, according to a new patent. The relevant patent was filed back in June 2020, well into the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. It wasn’t until earlier this month in September that […]

Music Industry News

Spotify Stock (SPOT) Ends September Down Nearly 17% — $9.4 Billion In Market Cap Wiped Out

Spotify stock has parted with about 17 percent of its value since September’s start, for a total market cap loss of roughly $9.4 billion. On September 1st, when The Joe Rogan Experience arrived on the leading music streaming service, Spotify stock closed at $291.75 per share – a meteoric rise from its approximately $117 value […]