Smart Speaker Market Still Dominated by Amazon Echo – China is Catching Fast!

The Consumer Intelligence Report Partners (CIRP) is out with their latest report on the state of smart speaker sales and market share. End of June – 76 million units in USA (up from 70 million…

Top 12 Independent Record Labels Based on 2018 US Revenues

Independent record labels are on the rise and in the first quarter of 2019 they accounted for over 36% of the U.S. market share. Above is an image that shows you the top 12 independent…

Amazon Echo – USA Deal – $50 Off

The Amazon Echo is currently $50 off in the USA only for a short time. Buy Amazon Echo – $129.99 was $179.99.

Understanding Pandora Royalties Between SoundExchange and RouteNote or other Distributors or Labels with Direct Deals

Pandora announced in September 2016 that they were going to enter into direct licensing deals with the recording industry’s major labels and some independent labels in order to license their new service offerings. Pandora entered…

Spotify join the US tech companies fighting against Trump’s ban

As Tech companies across the US unite to fight President Trump’s immigration ban Spotify are the latest to come out to help fight the ban. Whilst Spotify have refused to comment publicly on the new…

Obama joked he wanted a job at Spotify, so they created a ‘President Of Playlists’ position

Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek heard Obama say “I’m still waiting for my job at Spotify” so decided to create a position just for him – Spotify President of Playlists. Obama has embraced Spotify…

Artists still turning down Trump’s inauguration; “I think you’re a tyrant”

Either Trump’s team are getting desperate or the staff involved in invitations are incredibly disengaged with the┬áliberal artists they’re inviting, who are publicly rejecting them. It seems the search for an act that actually wants…

President Barack Obama: “I’m still waiting for my job at Spotify”

January 20th is closing in fast and will see President Barack Obama leave the White House for the final time, so what are his plans? According to the man himself he’s waiting to be hired…

World famous producers and musicians come together on letter to President-elect Donald Trump

The music industry is coming together again to speak to the next president of the United States of America on protecting music in America and the people behind it. Various areas of the music industry…

Music Publisher’s write open letter to President-Elect Donald Trump

Following the surprise (or not) election of Donald Trump the American National Music Publishers Association has written to the President-Elect with their wishes for the future of the music industry. Music has become more accessible…