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Music Biz 2016 report: Audio streaming continues to grow in the US

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By Emmanuel Legrand The ongoing rise of audio streaming consumption in the US in 2015 does not show signs of slowing down in 2016, according to new statistics unveiled by Nielsen in Nashville during the Music Biz 2016 convention (May 16-18). While overall on-demand weekly streaming volume has increased by 203% in just two years, the volume of on-demand streaming rose to 149.8 billion during the first 19 weeks of the year, up 61.7% from the same period on 2015. Audio str...

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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South Korea’s KOMCA prepares to host CISAC’s May 30 General Assembly

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CEOs, creators and staff from more than 72 societies and collective management organisations from around the world will gather on May 30 in Seoul for the General Assembly of CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers.

The meeting is hosted by South Korea's music authors’ society Korea Music Copyright Association (KOMCA) and coincides with the 60th anniversary celebrations of KOMCA, which holds a seat on the CISAC Board.

“I’m delighted that this year’s...

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S10 Publishing and Avex USA sign a global co-publishing deal with producer Kavi

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Brandon Silverstein’s S10 Publishing and Avex USA have signed producer and songwriter Kavi to a worldwide co-publishing deal. Kavi is the producer behind Tommy Richman's single 'Million Dollar Baby' (ISO Supremacy/Pulse Records), which has topped both Spotify and Apple Music's charts globally.

“Kavi is a creative force of nature and I am so excited to be working with Benny, Alix and the Avex team on this,” says Silverstein, Founder & CEO of S10. “We are so humbled to partner with an ama...

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Warner Chappell Music UK signs Toby Daintree to a global publishing deal

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Warner Chappell Music (WCM) has signed a global publishing agreement with British songwriter and producer Toby Daintree, who has most recently co-written and co-produced Artemas’ song ‘i like the way you kiss me’, which has amassed over 400 million streams to date.

The track charted at No.1 in Austria, Switzerland and Germany and Number Three in Australia, Denmark and the UK. Daintree has also worked with the likes of Devin Workman, FKA Twigs, Jesse Fink, Joy Crookes, Kamal., Kev White, Mat...

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