Posts Categorized: Industry Trends

Vevo Sunsets Website and Mobile App


If you visited Vevo’s website during the last month or so, you may have seen a message similar to that shown below stating: “From June 6, 2018 head over to youtube.com/vevo to keep watching your favorite music videos.” Vevo has shuttered elements of its consumer-facing website and mobile apps as it shifts towards growth opportunities on YouTube and other outlets,… Read more »

The Meeting Of Minds At Midem 2018


This past week, Cannes opened its arms once again to the global music community as Midem presented its annual conference. With attendees from over 80 countries, discussions were held over the course of four days on the issues we are facing today as well as what’s in store for the future of the music industry. After… Read more »

What Is a Retail Marketing Plan?


The continued growth of recorded music revenue in 2018 is incredibly exciting for our industry and fosters opportunities for labels, managers, and artists to be even more creative when planning their releases. Musicians are touring more than ever, we’ve seen incredible music videos, and publicity remains an ever important part of a comprehensive marketing plan…. Read more »

How Billboard’s Updated Streaming Methodology Will Impact Charts


After announcing potential adjustments to their chart methodology in October 2017, Billboard finalized changes pertaining to how streams are weighted on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard 200 charts, this week. The key takeaway is that plays on paid subscription-based services (such as Apple Music and Amazon Music) or on hybrid paid/ad-supported services (such as Spotify… Read more »