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Industry professionals reflect on the global digital music explosion in the East at IMS conference

The International Music Summit held a conference to discuss the global digital music explosion in the East on September 21 and 22, specifically the rise of streaming and the scale of future income as China and Asia fully expand their music markets. The panel consisted of five keynote speakers and was moderated by Mark Lawrence […]

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Industry professionals reflect on the global digital music explosion in the East at IMS conference

The International Music Summit held a conference to discuss the global digital music explosion in the East on September 21 and 22, specifically the rise of streaming and the scale of future income as China and Asia fully expand their music markets. The panel consisted of five keynote speakers and was moderated by Mark Lawrence […]

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Mixcloud solidifies deal with Warner Music Group

Mixcloud — the British counterpart and streaming rival to SoundCloud — has just signed a licensing agreement with Warner Music Group.The agreement will allow the UK-based streaming company, which has previously implemented statutory radio licenses for its music usage, to begin implementing subscription services.Nico Perez, the co-founder of Mixcloud recently spoke with the Financial Times on the rollout, […]

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ disappoints at box office despite rave reviews

The highly-anticipated Denis Villeneuve-helmed Blade Runner sequel experienced a lackluster opening weekend, as Blade Runner 2049 — a sequel to Ridley Scott’s cult classic starring Ryan Gosling and original lead Harrison Ford — opened at an estimated $31.5 million-grossing in North America this weekend. The film was forecasted early last week to have an estimated $45 million opening weekend in the US.It seems […]

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Want to smell like Hardwell? Now you can

Aspiring DJs and Producers can now mimic Hardwell’s smell in addition to his production style thanks to the launch of his new fragrance. Hardwell announced via social media that he will be releasing his own fragrance called Eclipse on October 20.  Between dropping a new EP, multiple singles, and previewing upcoming collaborations with the likes of […]

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Want to smell like Hardwell? Now you can

Aspiring DJs and Producers can now mimic Hardwell’s smell in addition to his production style thanks to the launch of his new fragrance. Hardwell announced via social media that he will be releasing his own fragrance called Eclipse on October 20.  Between dropping a new EP, multiple singles, and previewing upcoming collaborations with the likes of […]

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YouTube play counts will soon count towards Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart

Indications of the population’s interest in a given song and its accompanying music video make YouTube play counts a measure of that production’s overall popularity among listeners. If the rumors are true, YouTube play counts might soon prove even more influential within the world of chart rankings. Billboard is expected to implement YouTube plays in its […]

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YouTube play counts will soon count towards Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart

Indications of the population’s interest in a given song and its accompanying music video make YouTube play counts a measure of that production’s overall popularity among listeners. If the rumors are true, YouTube play counts might soon prove even more influential within the world of chart rankings. Billboard is expected to implement YouTube plays in its […]

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This Week In The Business: Shooting Nazis In 2017

QUOTE | “In Wolfenstein’s case, it’s pure coincidence that Nazis are marching in the streets of America this year. And it’s disturbing that the game can be considered a controversial political statement at all.” – Bethesda’s VP of PR and marketing Pete Hines says the company wasn’t trying to make a political game with Wolfenstein […]

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This Week In The Business: Parley About Piracy

QUOTE | “In general, the results do not show robust statistical evidence of displacement of sales by online copyright infringements. That does not necessarily mean that piracy has no effect but only that the statistical analysis does not prove with sufficient reliability that there is an effect.” – A European…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Ibiza airport reports visitors up 6.7% from last year

Despite an effort by local officials to reclaim beaches and crackdown on nightlife in the island paradise, Ibiza airport has announced the island’s tourism is at an all-time high.The number of passengers traveling to the island has jumped from over 5.3 million passengers in January-August of 2016 to over 5.6 million passengers in the same months of this year. Over 300,000 more […]

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Ibiza airport reports visitors up 6.7% from last year

Despite an effort by local officials to reclaim beaches and crackdown on nightlife in the island paradise, Ibiza airport has announced the island’s tourism is at an all-time high.The number of passengers traveling to the island has jumped from over 5.3 million passengers in January-August of 2016 to over 5.6 million passengers in the same months of this year. Over 300,000 more […]

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More than 400,000 attended Ultra’s Asia events this year

The world’s ‘most international festival brand,’ Ultra Music Festival, has closed out an elephantine 2017 Asia tour, witnessing more than 400,000 people attend 17 events across a four-month period on the continent. The numbers are evidence of Asia’s classification as a quickly expanding market for the electronic dance music industry, leading the franchise to accordingly host a […]

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This Week In The Business:  Good News For People Who Like Bad News

QUOTE | “Never fear! Battleborn is here to stay.” – Battleborn creative director Randy Varnell, immediately after announcing that the Fall Update is the final planned content for the game, and immediately before announcing he’s going to work on some other project now.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Toys’R’Us Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, But It’s Not Dead Yet

Faced with $5 billion in long-term investment debt and fierce competition from a rapidly-changing retail marketplace, toy and children’s goods retailer Toys’R’Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Don’t start mourning and sharing childhood memories just yet—it’s not the shutting down sort of bankruptcy.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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This Week In The Business: Tackling Toxic Communities

QUOTE | “If you are a bad person doing bad things in Overwatch, we just don’t want you in Overwatch. We don’t want to create areas for you where just the bad people are. We just don’t want those people in Overwatch.” – Blizzard’s Jeff Kaplan says the company has disciplined more than 400,000 Overwatch […]

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Kaskade gave a talk on the future of global music, how he got started, and more

IVY, the world’s first “Social University,” held an event last week that featured world-renowned DJ and Producer Kaskade. While he did not hop on the 1’s and 2’s this time around, he did talk about the future of global music and how to command a global audience, giving his personal perspective on the topics with […]

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New details of Fyre Fest founder’s financial mismanagement arise

Just when it seemed that Billy McFarland’s failed Fyre Festival was finally extinguished — McFarland was charged with fraud — and required to place the LLC under involuntary bankruptcy, the organization of yet another McFarland enterprise has come into question.Seemingly the next McFarland-run company set to smolder is Magnises, a “members-only concierge service.” Founded prior […]

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Spotify and Hulu offer joint subscription service for students at just $4.99

2017 has been loaded with legendary collabs. Now two of the worlds most in-demand outfits present a new kind of collaboration, a joint subscription between the leading streaming giant Spotify and the popular on-demand outfit Hulu. Priced at just $4.99 per month, “Spotify Premium for Students, now with Hulu,” is a significantly cheaper purchasing plan for the […]

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