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Apple Music Launches June 30
June 16, 2015

At the end of June, the digital world will get its hands on Apple’s latest stride in the streaming industry: Apple Music. Immediately available on iOs, Windows and Android platforms, Apple Music’s subscription service will integrate with iTunes, as well as offer a “worldwide radio station” with real-time DJs. Online ‘radio’ services like SiriusFM currently […]

Deloitte recently revealed emerging new patterns of media consumption when releasing its ninth Digital Democracy Survey. The survey was broken up into five age groups: Trailing Millennials (age 14-25), Leading Millennials (age 26-31), Generation X (age 32-48), Baby Boomers (age 49-67), and Matures (age 68+). The results show digital viewing has surpassed traditional broadcast and cable viewing, as well as […]

The Science and Icons of The 27 Club
June 15, 2015

The “27 Club” is a tragic list of talented, notable young musicians who lost their lives far too soon. Starting with Robert Johnson in 1938, the deadly phenomenon has stretched for nearly a century to claim the likes of Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Brian Jones. The 27 Club’s Wiki page has a list […]

The Evolutionary Purpose of Music
June 3, 2015

Music is one of our most transcendent art forms.  It stretches to all corners of our earth.  People dedicate their lives to it (MAM included). Studies show music has long-term psychological, cognitive, and physical effects on us; our bodies are inextricably linked to music. Why? Dr. Leonid I. Perlovsky, a visiting scholar at Harvard University and Principal Research Physicist […]

In case you missed it (despite our constant pestering), MAM’s very own La Jefa, Nan Wilson, lead a panel at SXSW this year: Mo’ Money: Performance Royalties for Commercials. Check out this line up! Steven Joyce, Managing Director of Sounds Like Publishing Lynne Lummel, SVP of Distribution & Repertory at ASCAP Hunter Williams, Exec. Dir. of […]

TIDAL Floods into the Stream, Rocky Start
May 15, 2015

As you many have heard, savvy music hustler Jay Z recently dropped $56 million to acquire and (re)launch Aspiro’s TIDAL as a fresh HiFi streaming service that’s all about musicians and their work. Makes sense: Jay Z is one of the best in the biz for keep his ear to the ground. And artists have […]

In case you missed it back in February, the US Copyright Office is “about to shake things up a bit on behalf of music artists.” The US Copyright Office released a report February 2 titled “Copyright and the Music Marketplace”. The 202-page report reviews of copyright’s historical role, issues with the music industry’s current climate, […]

Good news band kids and music prodigies! If you started music early in life, a collection of new studies reveal buckets of benefits in your having a youthful music education. Improved reading, math, IQ, language acquisition, memory and dexterity are just a few of the many advantages musicians can count on. To think it all […]

U.S. Copyright Office Sides with Artistic Control
February 18, 2015

U.S. music licensing is about to get really interesting. Last Thursday, the U.S. Copyright Office released its findings, claiming it’s about to shake things up a bit on behalf of music artists. The office has been deliberating while entrenched amongst lobbyists of all sorts–PROs, TV broadcasters, radio stations, Pandora, arts advocates–over how U.S. Copyright can […]