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IFPI’s 2017 Global Music Report: The key takeaways

During a global media conference call on April 25, global recording industry body the IFPI was joined by Stu Bergen (Warner Music), Michael Nash (Universal...

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Sony’s digital sales now account for more than half of their music revenue

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It has been a solid fact for a very long time now that digital music is the way of the future, but Sony’s recent figures have shown just how important digital sales are to their revenue, with recent figures showing that the format accounted for more than half of their 2016 revenue.

Record labels win court battle to block torrent sites… for a price

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Australian record labels have won a court case against a number of internet service providers which will require them to block popular torrent website KickAssTorrent.

Sydney DJ Mo’funk shares his insider knowledge from ten years on the Ibiza scene

By The Brag

Sydney DJ and producer Mo’funk is one of our dance scene’s finest exports.

Ed St John steps back into the biz with Music Australia

By Lars Brandle

Former Warner Music Australia President and CEO Ed St John has joined the board of Music Australia.

smoothfm taps Blondie to host, Merlin reduces admin fees, and more

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Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today.

Jimmy Iovine’s plans to make Apple Music “an overall movement”

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“A music service needs to be more than a bunch of songs and a few playlists.

TuneCore Social Pro aims to be a one-stop shop for music managers

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Digital distributor TuneCore are one of those brilliant companies that level the playing field somewhat, allowing independent artists to distribute their music through Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and all manner of digital services for a nominal fee.

New World Artists signs dream-pop band ahead of EP launch tour

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Melbourne four-piece Jade Imagine have just dropped their self-professed “slacker-fuzz-dream-pop” EP What The Fuck Was I Thinking via Milk Records and thrown in the announcement of their booking deal for good measure.

Amy Shark dominates Gold Coast Music Awards, celebrates with free show

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As the industry awaits Amy Shark’s ARIA chart placing on tomorrow’s Albums chart, the success of the 2x Platinum ‘Adore’ and her debut EP Night Thinker earned the singer-songwriter two Gold Coast Music Awards last night.

Spotify make moves to simplify songwriting royalties

By Lars Brandle

Spotify has acquired the Brooklyn-based blockchain startup Mediachain in an arrangement that could help the streaming giant better track online works and help pay artists what they’re owed.