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Jaxsta & DistroKid Sign Data Sharing Agreement for Music Credits

Jaxsta is the world’s largest database of deep-linked official music credits. DistroKid is the leading distributor of independent music, which represents 30-40% of new music in the world. As a result of this new agreement, DistroKid’s two million members can have their credits included in Jaxsta’s comprehensive database of more than 240+ million music credits from more than 15+ million creatives.

Source: Jaxsta & DistroKid Sign Data Sharing Agreement for Music Credits

TikTok isn’t just challenging YouTube for views. It’s impacting Google search traffic

TikTok isn’t just challenging YouTube for viewership—it’s taking traffic away from other Google services like Search and Maps. Prabhakar Raghavan is the  senior vice president who runs Google’s Knowledge & Information division. “In our studies, something like almost 40% of young people, when they’re looking for a place for lunch, they don’t go to Google Maps or Search. They go to TikTok or Instagram.”

Source: TikTok isn’t just challenging YouTube for views. It’s impacting Google search traffic, too. – Tubefilter

Why Video Streaming’s Impact on Theater Attendance Is Overblown

New data from Morning Consult shows a surprising number of consumers aren’t letting at-home film viewing eat into their trips to the movie theater. As of late June, roughly 3 in 10 respondents who made a premium video-on-demand transaction in the past month said they went to a movie theater at least once a week during that time period, a share far higher than among all U.S. adults and eclipsing that of consumers with access to any number of video streaming services.

Source: Why Video Streaming’s Impact on Theater Attendance Is Overblown

‘I Don’t Know How My Show Is Doing!’

For decades, television creators had a pretty good way of finding out if their show was a hit: They could look at the Nielsen ratings, an imperfect, universal system for measuring viewership. Now that question is a lot more difficult to answer because, according to showrunners and producers, the platforms streaming their work share almost no data with them.

Source: ‘I Don’t Know How My Show Is Doing!’

What Are Music Streaming Farms — And How Important Are They?

Listening bots can stream songs around 1,000 times a minute. Spotify and other streaming platforms aren’t losing any money from the practice — the bots that stream the music still have to use their service through paid subscriptions or through a free account that generates ad revenue. But streaming farms do effectively steal money away from artists with legitimate streaming numbers.

Source: What Are Music Streaming Farms — And How Important Are They?

Universal Music Group Launches UMusic Media Network Following Beta

The Big Three record label, and specifically its Universal Music Group for Brands (UMGB) partnerships division, just recently announced the rollout of UMusic Media Network. This public launch arrives on the heels of a year-long beta, which execs say saw advertiser “content achieve millions of views from music fans globally, alongside artist content.”

Source: Universal Music Group Launches UMusic Media Network Following Beta

PPL: We have lagged behind other industries in identifying opportunities to collaborate.

For a long time, every Collective Management Organisation (‘CMO’) having their own set of systems and databases was the norm. It was as if being totally self-sufficient was a badge of honour, rather than the result of a properly considered assessment of the economics and risks. To any rational observer, we have lagged behind other industries in identifying opportunities to collaborate and share back-end infrastructure, but things have been changing in recent years.

Source: ‘We have lagged behind other industries in identifying opportunities to collaborate.’

Mollinder: How royalty payment data impacts creators on a personal level 

The ‘black box’ of music streaming is undeniably the biggest problem affecting the global music industry today, as royalty payments to the tune of roughly £500million each year fail to reach the correct creditors. The root cause of the issue is data mismanagement and, with 60,000 tracks added to DSPs such as Spotify each day, the black hole will only continue to grow unless the proper tools and education are made available to the next generation of music creators.

Source: How royalty payment data impacts creators on a personal level (Guest column) – Music Ally

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