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The Digital Music News Podcast

Feb 26, 2020

Despite a vinyl record comeback that started nearly 15 years ago, the companies manufacturing vinyl are still scrambling to get back on the field. Old, laborious processes are being revived, but many of the format's experts are no longer around. And younger mastering engineers have little idea how to master content...


Feb 8, 2020

Jeff Price is one of the music industry's foremost experts on music copyright and artist royalties. He's also a huge critic of Spotify and the recently-passed Music Modernization Act (MMA). One reason is that there's actually another streaming royalty that is owed to most artists and songwriters... they just don't know...


Jan 17, 2020

Lucidious is an independent rapper with more than 100 million Spotify streams and a steady income. He's also helping his fans deal with serious issues of depression and suicide.

Part of Lucidious' success comes from the deep connection he's developed with his fans.  His verses are emotionally raw, stripped of any...


Jan 3, 2020

What does it really take to get to the top of the Billboard charts?

The answer, according to Reggie Gooden, a partner at 818 Talent, depends on when you're asking.  Gooden, named a top business manager for artists and entertainment talent by the Hollywood Reporter, told us that the rules for ranking on the Billboard 200...


Dec 12, 2019

James Sammataro is one of the top music industry attorneys. And like many music biz barristers, he's witnessing an alarming swell in copyright infringement lawsuits -- some of which are pretty questionable. 

But even if a claim is flimsy, that doesn't mean an ill-educated jury won't award a multi-million dollar award to...