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‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ Reaches Diamond Status — 10 Million Albums Sold

Photo Credit: Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album has attained diamond certification, confirms the RIAA. The sales milestone marks 10 million in sales for Lauryn Hill’s debut solo album, 23 years after release. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) tweeted to announce the achievement earlier this week. Lauryn Hill joins an elite […]

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AirPods Growth Hits 90% in 2020 – Apple’s Market Share Domination Continues

Photo Credit: Daniel Romero New data from an analytics firm shows that AirPods’ market share growth reached 90% in 2020. Strategy Analytics published a new report that showcases Apple’s strong domination of the true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds market. AirPods dominate nearly 50% of the market in a year where Bluetooth headset shipments reached 300. […]

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YouTube Creator Contributions Top $3B in 3 Years Among Artists & More

Photo Credit: Laura Chouette YouTube creator contributions have topped $30 billion over three years to artists, media, and other creators. In CEO Susan Wojcicki’s first report to creators for 2021, she outlined YouTube’s growth. YouTube’s number of new channels joining the Partner Program doubled in 2020. That’s not surprising – the pandemic is squeezing artists, […]

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76% of British Musicians Will Stop Touring Europe Due to Brexit, Survey Finds

Photo Credit: Samuel Regan-Asante A new survey of UK musicians finds that 76% of them may stop touring Europe due to Brexit. Here’s the breakdown. Encore Musicians, an online booking platform, surveyed its users to determine how they felt about the government’s response to Brexit. There were 452 respondents to the survey, which paints a […]

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Less Than 30% of My Spotify Premium Sub Went to Artists – What About You?

Photo Credit: Deepak Choudary How much of your $120/year Spotify Premium subscription goes to artists? A new Spotify Unwrapped tool can help you can find out. On Friday, the Union of Musicians and Allied Workers tweeted an interesting tool. “You paid Spotify $120 this year if you had a premium subscription,” the tweet begins. “Guess […]