Spotify's recent announcement that the streaming service will be moving to Google's cloud platform has sparked speculation that Google may be looking to acquire Spotify, raising the question of what exactly the benefit would be to Google, and what it would mean for Spotify's future.
Mike Mowery On Being An Artist Manager In The New Music Industry #Podcast
Mike Mowery is the President of Outerloop Management, overlooking over 40 artists. Mike has been in the industry for over 20 years, with roots in the DIY scene and playing in the hardcore punk band Good Clean Fun.
Rumblefish Explains How They Protect And License Your Music
At New Music, I got to sit down with J. Gibson from Rumblefish. CD Baby users might recognize the name; if a YouTube video of one of your own songs has ever received a copyright notice from them, you might be like, “WTF? This is my music.”
In the 1890s, there were traveling vaudeville shows that went from city to city, performing and singing songs for the public to enjoy. Of course, it’s the 1890s, so the only way for them to hear their favorite songs again is if they play them themselves. A few days after seeing a show, they would go to the music store to buy the sheet music and play it on their piano at home. In that time, sheet music sold just like records and albums today, and the companies that sold the sheet music did very well.