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Seven Developments in Recorded Music in the 2010s (and the Songs that Defined them)

Posted on 6th November, 2019 by Zach Fuller in Cardi B, Cultural Insight, Drake, Hip-hop, Innovation, Music Charts, Music Product Strategy, Music Streaming, Music Streaming Strategy, Post-genre, Recorded Music, Streaming and The Weeknd

Decade retrospectives are almost doomed to fail. Assess the 60s in 1969 and you would have likely overweighed the influence of Grand Funk Railroad compared to The Velvet Underground. When…

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Songwriters Aren’t Getting Paid Enough and Here’s Why

Posted on 10th September, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Apple Music, Cmos, Drake, Google, Music Publishers, Music Publishing, Pros, Song Writers, Songwriters, Spotify, Streaming, Streaming Royalties, Streaming Royalty Rates and The Industrialization Of Song Writing

Music Business Worldwide recently ran a story on how Apple has proposed a standard streaming rate for songwriters, with Google and Spotify apparently resistant. Of course, Apple can afford to run Apple…

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‘Nice for What?’ and the Slow Death of the Album

Posted on 10th April, 2018 by Zach Fuller in Apple Music, Beggars Banquet, Death Of The Album, Drake, Independent Label, Island Records, Lp, Major Label, Music Business Models, Music Industry, Nice For What, Playlisting, Spotify, Streaming, Warp Records and Xl Recordings

I write this week’s blog conflicted between the music fan who grew up on the album and the MIDiA analyst looking at the numbers (an eternal struggle). Alongside the feature-length…

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Technology Roots: Why Hip-Hop and Dance Leaves Rock Behind in the Streaming Era

Posted on 19th August, 2016 by Zach Fuller in Apple, Apple Music, Chance The Rapper, Drake, Frank Ocean, Hip-hop, Kanye West, Music Business, Music Streaming, Music Technology, Spotify, Streaming, The Weekend and Tidal

The Tidal, Spotify and Apple Music exclusives Cold-War reveals something telling: from Drake, to Chance the Rapper, Frank Ocean and The Weeknd, the quest to garner exclusives has been done…

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