New 2018 Numbers in On Streaming

2018 has been an incredible year for streaming so far. According to Nielsen Music, music listeners in the U.S. streamed 403.4 billion recordings in the first half of 2018. This is a 41.6% increase from 2017, which means 284.8 billion more recordings were played. What’s even more exciting is that the growth of streaming also […]

World Cup and the Power of Songs

The wave of World Cup has been taking over our attention span for weeks, with incredible plot twists that no one could see coming. As the biggest sports event in the world, World Cup draws billions of people from every country. I don’t think I need to spell it out, but due to its large […]

The Rise of Latin Music and Streaming

This past week I was in Miami during the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Miami is the center of Latin music world today, being the center of a global music genre. Latin music certainly used to be a niche, but it has crossed over to mainstream music world as now it amounts to 2.8 percent of the total $8.7 billion U.S. music market.

How is the Music Modernization Act Helping Everyone in Music Industry

Last Wednesday (April 11),  United States’ House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously (32-0) to approve the Music Modernization Act. It is a big step towards clarifying how musicians, songwriters, producers and engineers get paid in the age of streaming, as the current laws are out of date. The bill has had great support from many musicians and music organizations, and for this blog post I would like to break it down for you: