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Why So Many Hip-Hop Producers Are Putting Business Before Beats

I shared my thoughts on music business for Hip-Hop producers in this piece by Cherie Hu for Pitchfork:

“The way many of these companies are trying to match and verify their data? Hundreds of emails,” says Dae Bogan, founder and CEO of TuneRegistry, a rights management platform for indie artists. “Many labels are still using old software and systems to manage their digital catalog, and their rights department is different from the one responsible for metadata, which is different from the one responsible for collecting royalties. There’s a lot of bureaucracy involved.”

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Grammy Winning Engineers Launch Digital Mastering Service For DIY Musicians, eMastered

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Using an intelligent mastering engine built from analyzing thousands of hit songs, eMastered gives musicians an easy and affordable way to master tracks from the comfort of their own homes.

Grammy Award-winning engineer Smith Carlson and hit EDM singer/producer Collin McLoughlin announce the launch of eMastered, an online tool redefining the way musicians approach audio mastering. eMastered enables users to instantly master recordings online, making what is traditionally a complex and expensive process much more simple, affordable, and accessible to musicians worldwide.

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What Musicians Should Know About YouTube’s New Music App

[This article was written by Gray Gannaway and it originally appeared on his website. It is re-published here with his permission.]

YouTube announced the arrival of its new YouTube Music app on both iOS and Android devices. This news quickly follows last month’s announcement of YouTube Red, and may prove to be a useful product for people that primarily listen to music on YouTube. Read on for a quick overview on the new app, including its pros and cons for both fans and musicians.

New Layout

The YouTube Music app features 3 main tabs at launch: Home, Recommendations, and Liked Songs. The Home tab prominently features “My Station” which is an endless mix of videos based on your music listening history on YouTube. Below that, YouTube provides Genre Stations for the genres they think you’ll be interested in, as well as videos you’ve previously watched or may be interested in.

 

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Landr Launches Desktop App To Bring Intelligent Mastering, Better Workflows Into Digital Audio Workstations

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Mastering app to expand workflow features for bulk uploading, integration with D.A.Ws, and cloud storage to make getting great sound even faster

LANDR, the cloud-based audio post-production software platform, is excited to announce the launch of their free desktop app – designed to make the music creation and engineering workflow seamless. The app expands the reach of the LANDR.com services to include new workflow features like integration with digital audio workstations (D.A.Ws), metadata editing, improved file management, and cloud storage backup for all mastered tracks. It’s now available for download at www.landr.com.

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