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For Music Streamers, Playlists Becoming The New Radio PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 26 August 2016 15:29



A new study released by MusicWatch, a company providing consumer research for the music industry. profiled the usage patterns, playlist preferences, discovery habits and creation habits of music streamers. The study, which is based on 500 online interviews with users of Spotify or Apple Music who participate in listening to or creating playlists. The study found that 90 percent of music streamers have listened to or created a playlist. Paid or "premium" subscribers were the most active, with eight in 10 listening to their service every day and half listening to a playlist every time that they use the service to stream music. Among those who listened to service's playlist, nine out of ten had also created a personal playlist in the past three months.

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Paul Mccartney Signs Worldwide Recording Agreement With Capitol Records PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 26 August 2016 15:25


Paul McCartney has signed a worldwide recording agreement with Capitol Records, it was announced today by Capitol Music Group (CMG) Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett. "This is genuinely exciting for me," McCartney said. "Not only was Capitol my first U.S. record label, but the first record I ever bought was Gene Vincent's 'Be-Bop-A-Lula' on the Capitol label." This historic contract encompasses McCartney's entire body of post-Beatles work, from his 1970 McCartney album, through his decade with Wings, to the dozens of solo and collaborative works that have continually reaffirmed his standing as the most popular, influential and acclaimed artist in the history of recorded music. In a career that spans six decades, McCartney has sold more than 500 million records worldwide. He was recently named the United Kingdom's most successful albums artist of all time by the Official Albums Chart Company and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997 for his services to music.

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DEE SNIDER RELEASES NEW SOLO ALBUM PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 August 2016 21:06


Twisted Sister frontman DEE SNIDER will officially release his vibrant new solo album, WE ARE THE ONES, October 28 on Red River Records (Distributed by BFD/RED). Not wanting to waste any time in getting his legions of fans excited about WE ARE THE ONES, DEE has launched a PledgeMusic campaign that offers a wide selection of exclusive items, as well as a discounted digital download of the full album upon the release date, including signed drumheads, lyric sheets, guitars, guitar pedals, a signed microphone, and even signed and numbered Dee Snider Legos.

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Nigerian Music Industry Set To Mark "No Music Day" PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 26 August 2016 15:22


Plans are presently in top gear to mark the annual 'No Music Day' across Nigeria on September 1. "No Music Day" is a day the music industry has dedicated to bringing the attention of the Nigerian nation to the widespread infringement of the rights of song writers, composers, performers, music publishers, record labels and other stakeholders in the music industry. The theme of this year's event is "The Monetization of Musical Content in the Digital Space". At this period of dwindling national income, No Music Day 2016 is intended to focus on revealing the significant financial benefits that can accrue to the nation's traumatized economy if the huge potentials in the music industry in the digital environment are properly harnessed.

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GARY WILSON Returns With A Brand New Album Plus A Rare 1967 Recording! PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 August 2016 00:00

Another alt-funk classic filled with experimental sounds, avant garde grooves, and demented love songs from one of music’s most critically adored mavericks, underground legend Gary Wilson! Friday Night With Gary Wilson will be released on both CD and vinyl, and it follows a career-renewing, hugely praised album, last year’s Alone With Gary Wilson, as well as an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel supporting Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt! The new album features Wilson’s incredibly catchy, low-fi funk-pop such as the deliriously upbeat “You’re The Coolest Girl Tonight” and the superbly hip “Linda.” Friday Night arrives July 15 courtesy of Cleopatra Records!
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