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The double-digit value added tax will also apply to Netflix, Microsoft and Facebook.
Prices for iTunes Match and Google Play Music have gone up in Russia as foreign online companies operating here now have to pay “the Google tax” – the value added tax (VAT), which they were previously exempt from.
\\ Via Billboard //
As the streaming music war intensifies, hip hop star and Tidal co-owner Jay Z is quietly removing his music from major streaming music outlets Apple Music and Spotify, while leaving the same tracks in place on his own service.
\\ Via Apple Insider //
Taking place on April 29th in Los Angeles at Insomniac’s Factory 93 venue, deadmau5 will be joined by artists like ANNA, Monstergetdown, and more. This show can be seen as “the lucky one” as it will take place directly following his string of shows at the Shrine Auditorium.
\\ Via Noiseprn //
Pop songs are getting faster, according to recent findings that also analyzed why.
Last month, the peer-reviewed journal Musicae Scientiae published the research, “Drawing listener attention in popular music,” conducted by Hubert Léveillé Gauvin, a doctoral student in music theory at The Ohio State University.
\\ Via Wlky //
2017 is shaping up to be a historic year for the acquisition of music publishing assets – and the price paid for them.
The two targets on the radar of the global industry right now are Canadian rights group ole and independent publisher Carlin Music.
Carlin is believed to be on the block and attracting interest in the region of $250m.
\\ Via Music Business Worldwide //