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How streaming music has changed music banking

The rise of on-demand streaming has begun altering music banking strategies, including the financing terms banks offer artists and labels for a recording project. The booming growth of streaming has also encouraged banks to place early bets on aspiring artists who gain traction on Spotify and other services. The music industry reaped $2.5 billion in […]...

Streaming takes over from downloads as the future of music

Newly released sales figures for 2016 show we’re a nation of borrowers rather than owners of music, preferring to spend our money on streaming services. Except for those round black plastic things. As with owning your own home, the idea of owning your own music is fast becoming a dream of the past in Australia. […]...

Why Music Matters

Every generation has its preferred music. In the 1920s, it was classic jazz. In the 40s it was big-band swing. In the 50s it was modern jazz, Elvis, and rock. In the 90s rap and hip-hop became popular. However, some music, such as country and classical music does not seem to be bound to a […]...

Why listening to music is the key to good health

It’s the weekend and at some point you’ll probably relax to your favourite music, watch a film with a catchy title track – or hit the dance floor. There’s no doubt that listening to your favourite music can instantly put you in a good mood. But scientists are now discovering that music can do more […]...

How music can make your business sing

Music is an important ingredient to any hospitality business, particularly when considering the way customers perceive your business. Hospitality venue owners spend hours of their time and millions of dollars on venue fit-out, aesthetics, beer systems, wine lists and styling – all essential elements in getting the finished product right, but music is often overlooked. […]...

Four Ways Music Strengthens Social Bonds

In 2009, archeologists unearthed a flute carved from bone and ivory that was over 35,000 years old. This proved that even during the hunting/gathering stage of human evolution, music was present and important to society. Why else take time away from survival tasks to create a musical instrument? We know that music is pleasurable, and […]...

Streaming takes top spot on the revenue charts for Australian musicians

The biggest income stream for Australian musicians in 2016 didn’t exist five years ago. Data to be released on Wednesday reveals total sales of music in Australia, as measured by the Australian Recording Industry Association, lifted 5.5 per cent in 2016 to $352.2 million. Revenue from streaming, including services like Spotify and Apple Music, surged […]...

Tinder is so last year. In 2017, dating apps will get more selective.

AUTHOR Sarah Polus To add more fuel to the anti-2016 fire, dating experts are calling it a bad year for dating trends. “I wanted so bad to say something positive, but it’s mostly negative,” joked Michelle Jacoby, owner of DC Matchmaking and Coaching. From ghosting to asking to split the check, 2016 was a year of […]...

PLAYING MUSIC IN BARS AND HOTELS

Copyright infringement can attract fines of up to $60,500 and up to 5 years imprisonment for each offence....

Spotify a big No No!

Spotify clamps down on venues using their platform. Playing music in a retail or gastronomy venue with spotify is illegal. Even when you have a Spotify premium account or play music that you have payed for and legally downloaded from iTunes....