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Jackie Evancho struck child-star fame on 'America's Got Talent.' Now, she's growing up.

Jackie Evancho (Photo: KMJPR) Jackie Evancho is celebrating her album release week in a way that'd make any star with a booked-solid schedule jealous - by heading back to her hometown. USA TODAY caught up with the "America's Got Talent" winner on the eve of her 19th birthday as she traveled to her family home in Pittsburgh to celebrate with them.

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek Says Streaming Allows More Artists to Make a Living From Music Than Ever Before

Spotify will potentially shift focus away from editorial playlists, in favor of providing more multi-faceted, democratic tools for record companies and artists to promotetheirmusic. CEO Daniel Ek spoke to this -- and much more -- in an expansive new interview with the Freakonomics Radio podcast released Wednesday night (April 10).

Your ultimate guide to Coachella 2019

It's almost time for music buffs and "do it for the gram" millennials alike to flood to Indio, Calif. Ahead of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, kicking off April 12, here's a handy survival guide for both lovers and haters (counterprogramming options below).

The Pitchfork Guide to Record Store Day 2019: Robyn, "Twin Peaks," Bob Dylan, and More

This Saturday, April 13, is Record Store Day-the time for vinyl junkies to hit the shops and splurge on rare reissues, long-out-of-print fan favorites, colorful records, special-edition singles, and more. Wading through the list of 500 releases, however, is daunting.


When tracing the history of American music, Bluegrass is still a relatively young genre.

Apple Music tops Spotify in US paid subscribers

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Media Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. Apple Music has bested Spotify in at least one domain: paid US subscribers, per The Wall Street Journal.

Jackie Evancho Appears on ABC's Good Morning America Reveals Struggle With Eating Disorder | Trevor Decker News

Jackie Evancho was on Good Morning America Tuesday revealing for the first time that she has been battling an eating disorder. The exclusive interview follows a post on her Facebook where she opened up about the dark side of being famous. This is all part of what Jackie is calling her "honesty" media tour.

Spotify to Surpass Pandora Listeners by 2021, Sooner Than Expected

Pandora may be the most popular music streaming service in the US, but it won't retain the No. 1 spot for much longer. According to our latest forecast on digital music listeners, Spotify will surpass Pandora in terms of users by 2021-one year sooner than we predicted last year.

IFPI Global Music Report 2019: Music Sales Rise For Fourth Straight Year to $19 Billion

Global music sales grew for the fourth consecutive year in 2018 with streaming now accounting for almost half of all label revenue, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry's (IFPI) "Global Music Report 2019."

10 Trends That Will Reshape the Music Industry

The IFPI has reported that global recorded music revenues have hit $19.1 billion, which means that MIDiA's own estimates published in March were within 1.6% of the actual results. This revenue growth story is strong and sustained but the market itself is undergoing dramatic change. Here are 10 trends that will reshape the recorded music...

Was Spotify's India Launch Overhyped? A First Look at Streaming Data - ReadyPipe

Chad Horner March 8, 2019 Spotify launched in India last week, and quickly made headlines after hitting 1 million users within days; the news sent the company's stock up about 4%, according to an article in . We examined data from to provide more context around Spotify's early performance in India.

Stop Blaming Streaming Services For The Music You Don't Like

Music has long had a symbiotic relationship with the mode in which is it distributed. This can be traced to classical compositions for royal performances, the brevity of 7-inch records, the time constraints of the LP and CD formats, and radio's needs to keep listeners from turning that dial.

Ari's Take: How This Artist Grew To 500,000 Monthly Spotify Listeners Without Playlists

Three years ago the northern Virginia conscious hip hop artist Lucidious was struggling to get listeners to his music. He had about 150 monthly listeners on Spotify (no I didn't forget a zero) with merely 45 followers, about 1,500 followers on Instagram and Facebook. And was ma...

Spotify is personalizing more playlists to individual users

Spotify is going to make some of its playlists part curated, part personalized. Human editors will still pick and choose which songs fit on which playlist, but every song will no longer show up for every listener. Instead, Spotify will automatically adjust the playlist to better fit a listener's tastes.

Amazon Music Will Be the Fastest-Growing Audio Streaming Service This Year

Amazon's audio platform is subscription-only and not supported by ads at any membership level; neither is Apple Music, the second fastest-growing digital audio platform. This means that the fastest-growing segment of audio streaming listeners cannot be reached by advertisers.

A sound algorithm has signed a major label record deal

Consequence of Sound says "the end is nigh." Bob Moczydlowsky's TechStars incubator found it game-changing and included it in his 2018 Techstars Music accelerator. Whichever way you see it, stress-reducing sound app Endel has been added to Warner Music Group.

Rappers Don't Need To Make Overlong, Streaming-Friendly Albums To Be Successful

We all know you can have too much of a good thing. A second helping can turn a delicious meal into a painful lesson in gluttony. A player on a hot streak can hold the ball too long, costing their team the game. As the saying goes: Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered.

SXSW 2019: How 'Creator-First' Streaming Tools Are Shifting Roles for Artists & Labels

As streaming continues to dominate the music landscape and platforms like SoundCloud and Spotify ramp up their artist offerings, creators have more control over their careers, with many choosing the independent route. But what does that mean for labels and other stakeholders -- and are those "artist-first" services all they're cracked up to be?


The Infamous Stringdusters DAVE RAYBURN: The Infamous Stringdusters draw comparisons to the high and lonesome sound of Ricky Skaggs and Ralph Stanley all the way up to more contemporary jam bands like the Grateful Dead and Phish. To someone who has never heard your music before...

Preparing for a post-album recording industry

This is a follow-up piece to What's Next In Playlist Innovation ... Every week I'm excited to check out the latest album releases. They are the gift that keeps on giving. But that gift feels different these days, more like receiving flowers or chocolate and less like anything you might receive as a keepsake.

The Music Modernization Act: A Songwriter's Guide to What Matters Next

The Music Modernization Act passed last October with much fanfare and excitement. But now, after the party, we are all looking at what that means, exactly. Here are a few areas to keep in mind as we move forward.

A Guide to the Royalties Battle Between Streaming Services and Songwriters

One side gave birth to headlines that were literally untrue. The other side was accused of engaging in "fake news." All this for a 119-page, footnote-packed ruling by a little-known panel of federal judges? Welcome to the no-holds-barred legal battle currently pitting trade groups for songwriters and music publishers against the major streaming services.

Move Over Spotify, YouTube Has A Major Samsung Deal Too

Samsung Galaxy customers will a free limited YouTube Premium! subscription which includes ad-free access to both YouTube and Google's latest streaming service, YouTube Music. The news came on the same day that Spotify announced that it will come pre-loaded on millions of Samsung phones and other devices. Samsung Galaxy S10...

ASCAP 'I Create Music Expo' Adds Performers, Speakers

ASCAP has announced the latest round of speakers and panelists for its 2019 "I Create Music" EXPO . On the heels of his Oscar win for Best Original Song, "Shallow" co-writer Anthony Rossomando will look back on his two-decade journey to co- penning the anthemic Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper...

Streaming, Artists Without Labels Are Driving Music Industry Growth [Mark Mulligan]

Three key factors shaped the music industry over the last year, according to Mark Mulligan of MIDiA: continued growth, streaming and artists direct (artists without labels).These findings are highlights of the MIDiA Research report: Recorded Music Market 2018: Stream Engine. ________________________ By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA from the Music Industry...

The Big Three - Or The Big Five? | Music Biz 101

Skip to content On March 20th, we'll feature Concord Music COO Glen Barros on the Music Biz 101 & More radio show. Kate Hyman, BMG Senior Vice President of Creative, visits campus this week.

Artists Are Increasingly Rejecting Record Deals

Some record executives are starting to sweat, as the music industry morphs into one where the climate is significantly more favorable towards a DIY way of doing business and many artists are eschewing traditional label deals in favor of doing things their own way. _______________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski...

From Azoff To Slipknot, Music Biz Condemns Spotify, Google Attack On Songwriter Rates Increase

Late last week Spotify, Pandora, Google and Amazon announced they were teaming appeal the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board ruling increasing streaming payouts to songwriters by 44%. The four will file a action with the D.C. Court of Appeals. Now, artists and the industry are reacting, condemning the tech giants and...

Groups Battle To Create Music Collective for Streaming Royalties

Music industry groups that banded together to help overhaul U.S. music copyright law are now working together on a new system to distribute billions of dollars in digital streaming revenue. The coalition of groups plans to propose a vision for the collective envisioned under last year's Music Modernization Act to ensure that royalties from music streamers such as Spotify flow to copyright holders.

Reignwolf announce debut LP, Hear Me Out, share new song "Black and Red": Stream

Jordan Cook formed Reignwolf in 2012, performing all over the world at major festivals and supporting iconic rock bands. Now, they're finally releasing their debut album, Hear Me Out, which they're previewing today with the single "Black and Red". Stream it now.

6 Analytics Tools: How To Change Future of Music Marketing

After a tough few years during which the sale of physical albums declined precipitously, the music industry seems to be making a relatively speedy recovery. This rebound has been assisted heavily by music companies' harnessing of analytics and big data. Here we look at six such analytics tools that are...

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