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  • Amazon Launches Spotify Competitor

    Amazon launches Spotify Competitor eCommerce giant Amazon launched a music streaming service that will compete head-on with Spotify, Pandora, Beats Music and Apple. With its Kindle tablets, Amazon has shown its ability to sell premium content in other categories such as books, film and TV successfully to its customers....
  • Will Spotify save or kill the music industry?

    Will Spotify save or kill the music industry? Love it or hate it, music streaming is here to stay. Spotify has pioneered another legal alternative to piracy – advertising-funded and paid subscription-based music streaming. Alas, the royalty rates for music streaming are much lower than for downloads and CD’s,...
  • The Future of Music Licensing

    Top executives discuss the present and future issues in music licensing at MIDEM. Key trends and their impact on the music business....
  • Sony Music UK Chairman & CEO Nick Gatfield On How to Make It

    UK label chief Nick Gatfield gets between 4,000 to 5,000 submissions a year, but only signs 20. What a tough business! Anyway, some interesting insights from one of the largest record labels and how to best approach them....
  • Record Producer Darkchild & Lady Gaga

    Watch record producer ‘DarkChild’ Rodney Jerkins with recording artist Lady Gaga Rodney Jerkins, also known as Darkchild, is one of the world’s top Urban record producers. In this very special video, we have the 37-year old multi-instrumentalist jam with Lady Gaga as they put the finishing touches on what...
  • Grammy Award Winner Kandi

    Grammy Award Winner Kandi Grammy Award winner Kandi took the time to speak to us about her career and her future plans and what it takes to succeed in the industry, how important it is to clear publishing splits before you complete a song and how she pitches music...
  • Hit Songwriter Gordon Pogoda

    Hit Songwriter Gordon Pogoda Gordon Pogoda has successfully placed his music not only in an Academy Award winning motion picture, but also in over 40 TV shows (including world-wide syndicated shows like “Sex and the City“, “Hannah Montana“, “CSI: Miami“, “ER“, “Will and Grace“, and “King of the Hill”...
  • The Hit Factory: The Stock Aitken & Waterman Story

    The Hit Factory: The Stock Aitken & Waterman Story Check out this brilliant documentary charting the success of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman, the songwriting and record-producing trio who scored more than 100 top 40 hits in the 1980s and 90s, including a string of number ones,...
  • Grammy-winning Producer Timbaland

    Grammy-winning Producer Timbaland I just get depressed when I hear Timbaland’s “demo” productions. They are f*****g hot. They are the s****t. Pardon my French. But there’s no other way to describe his beats. In this cool video, you see Timbaland try to persuade Hip Hop artist Jay-Z to pick...