Spotify Wants To Enable Fans To Tip Artists

Many sites empower users to make micropayments to creators. China's Tencent Music already has a massive tip-like program returning revenue to artists. Based on a recent earnings call, Spotify wants to get into this business, as well. Exactly how they'll do it, however, remains a question.

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Warner Music Q3 Revenue Tops $1 Billion as Streaming Enjoys Double-Digit Growth

Warner Music Group continues to enjoy growth fueled by streaming, with revenue reaching $1.06 billion for the three-month period ended June 30, making for a handsome 10.4% increase over the $958 million recorded in the corresponding year-earlier period.

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Year By Year: Five Essential Albums of 1973

Jazz may not have an official yearbook, but it does have a vast and well-documented discography. ‘Year by Year’ is our attempt to bring you the most noteworthy albums of each year, complete with audio samples and fascinating backstories. We hope you join us as we travel through the music’s endlessly fascinating history, stopping every 12 months along the jazz timeline.

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What the Major Labels Made In 2018: Billboard Estimates Their Individual Revenues

Because the three majors report only their overall recorded-music revenue, there is much speculation about what their owned labels earn individually. In an effort to shed light on the subject, Billboard has estimated their 2018 U.S. revenue.

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Indie Labels Beat Sony, WMG For UK Market Share

Independent record labels grabbed more market share so far this year than major label groups Sony Music and Warner Music in the UK, according to new stats from the Official Charts Company.

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Universal is winning the race so far in 2019, up 2.3% year-on-year and the indie sector is second, up 0.4%. Both Sony and WMG are down in market share, 0.8% and 1.8% respectively.

How The 'Spotify Sound' Is Changing Music

Spotify has disrupted the music business in many, and amassed influence to the point where 'Spotify' is shorthand for streaming itself. If that's not enough change, the way in which Spotify and other streaming platforms pay artists has fundamentally altered how some musicians are structuring their songs.

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