July 2, 2016
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BY HANNAH KARP: The music industry is locked in an epic battle with YouTube, the most popular on-demand service, over the declining royalty rates the site pays per stream as it grows, and the difficulty in detecting copyrighted material from the mass of videos uploaded on the site. READ MORE
BY DAVID DRAKE: Drake’s “Hotline Bling” video, Taylor Swift’s tour movie and the Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” have something in common: They’ve all been funded by Apple. The world’s most valuable company has thrown its immense resources into making music videos, concert documentaries and documentaries and, above all, scoring album exclusives. READ MORE
BY ED CHRISTMAN: On the penultimate day of the American Association of Independent Music’s (A2IM) indie week convention — held at the Marriot Hotel on the east side of middle Manhattan — independent label executives discussed, with varying levels of optimism, how the music industry is changing through streaming, but also reminded attendees that old school radio is still an important element in promoting music. READ MORE
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