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Executive SHuffles: Amazon, Universal Music Publishing Group, Songs Music Publishing…

    Rob Guthrie has been promoted to Head of Operations at Songs Music Publishing. Guthrie was previously Head of Copyright and Royalty. Universal Music Publishing Group‘s Chairman/CEO Zach Horowitz has stepped down. Horowitz has been with UMG for 30 years, and said he will be exploring other opportunities. Amazon has added Judy McGrath to their board and the board’s leadership development and compensation committee. McGrath was CEO of MTV from 2004 – 2011, and is now President ...
Full article at: Digital Music News 45 minutes ago
 

Label Tells Band: “Stop Making Music. We Will Never Release You From Your Contract”

Lead singer and guitarist, Jari Mäenpää, of the Finnish, prog-metal band Wintersun took to his band’s Facebook Page, with over 300,000 Likes, to explain why they can’t create their next album, why crowd funding won’t work for them, why it took them nearly 10 years to release their second record and why they may never be able to release their third. In his broken English, Mäenpää posted on Wintersun’s Facebook Page: “I’ve been thinking about this Kick ...
Full article at: Digital Music News 12 hours ago
 

SESAC Expands Beyond Performance Rights, Acquires Rumblefish…

Performance rights organization SESAC just announced some major executive switch-ups. This includes a long time board member becoming Chairman and CEO, and a new President / CEO of their Performance Rights division. This is part of a larger company change in strategy. SASAC will expand beyond performance rights to represent “multiple rights in numerous territories“. As part of their new strategy, they have acquired micro-licensing service Rumblefish for an ...
Full article at: Digital Music News 16 hours ago
 

atVenu Tracked $100,000,000 in Merch Sales…

Merch sales tracking and reporting app atVenu opened to the public at the the beginning of the year. In March, SXSW used atVenu to track their official merch sales. In May, the company announced a partnership with mobile card reader company Square. Now, atVenu has released some interesting stats. 1,200 artists have used the app since it first opened up to a select group of users 18 months ago. These artists have used atVenu to track sales at 25,000 concerts. 4.2 million items were sold ...
Full article at: Digital Music News 18 hours ago, 5:39pm CDT
 

6 Ways To Act Like A D*ck At A Singer/Songwriter Show

I’m a singer/songwriter. And a music lover. I’ve played shows in venues from living rooms to arenas. I play with a band sometimes, but mostly I play intimate shows, by myself, in seated venues and theaters. These are some things that irk me and my fellow songwriting gang of acoustic troubadours when we play acoustic shows intended for a listening audience. So, please, for our sake (and the audiences’), refrain from the following when you find you ...
Full article at: Digital Music News 19 hours ago, 4:10pm CDT
 

Executive Shuffles: Warner Music Group, SoundCloud, SESAC, PingTune, APG…

  Music messaging app PingTune has done some executive-level hiring: Rocket Music’s Derek MacKillop has joined the company’s advisory board. Rob Bowley is now CTO. Bowley was previously VP of Technology at 7digital. SoundCloud has hired Stephen Bryan away from Warner Music Group, where he was EVP of Digital Strategy and Business Development. Bryan is now SoundCloud’s SVP of Business Development and Strategy. Maria Osherova has been promoted by Warner Music Group to EVP of Human Resources. ...
Full article at: Digital Music News 22 hours ago, 1:25pm CDT
 

Apple Confirms Massive Layoffs at Beats…

Trent Reznor, Ian Rogers, and female-beating billionaire Dr. Dre will all keep their jobs.  But Apple is now in the process of ‘transitioning’ roughly 200 Beats employees into the unemployment line, according to details confirmed by the company this morning. “Because of some overlap in our operations, some offers are for a limited period,” Apple offered in a statement this morning.  “We’ll work hard during this time to find as many ...
Full article at: Digital Music News 1 day ago, 11:50am CDT
 

Buy Jenny Lewis’ Wine, Get a Free Album…

James Murphy created an espresso blend, then Guided by Voices released a beer. Now, Jenny Lewis has released her own 2014 beverage… wine. The wine is called The Voyager, which is also the name of Lewis’ new album. Punch reports that the $29.99 wine comes with a free download of the album. The Voyager is a blend of Carignan, Valdiguie, and Petit Sirah, and is made in Solano County. The Voyager wine is available through the domaineLA store and Night + Market and Night +Market Song, which a ...
Full article at: Digital Music News 1 day ago, 8:15pm CDT
 

Banks: “Neon Jungle Put My Song on Their Album Without My Permission”

Banks (aka Jillian Banks) is at the beginning of what seems to be a very promising career. Her anticipated debut album drops in the fall, she’s sitting atop the Hype Machine’s most blogged artists list, and is playing sold out show after sold out show. Pop group Neon Jungle has just released their debut album, Welcome to the Jungle, on RCA Records (owned by Sony Music Entertainment). A cover of Banks’ song “Waiting ...
Full article at: Digital Music News 1 day ago, 5:31pm CDT
 



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