Justin Bieber's song "Baby" featuring Ludacris becomes the highest-certified single in history now that the RIAA has incorporated on-demand streaming numbers into its Gold and Platinum certifications for digital singles. Elton John's double-sided hit "Candle in the Wind"/"Something About the Way You Look Tonight" was previously the top song.
Justin Bieber's "Baby," featuring Ludacris, has become the highest-certified single in history now that the RIAA incorporates on-demand streaming numbers into its gold and platinum certifications for digital songs.
What would happen if Pandora did direct deals with major labels? Less than you might think. As long as Pandora continues to operate as a statutory service, artists would receive 50% of performance royalties that would be paid to labels.
Google's new on-demand subscription service, given the unfortunate name Google Play Music All Access, could one day be something special, but on launch day only does the bare minimum. The $9.99-per-month service -- $7.99 for a limited time and available for a free 30-day trial -- has the basic features one would expect and doesn't separate itself from the crowd.
Edgar Bronfman, Jr., former Chairman and CEO of Warner Music Group, has left the company's board of directors, Warner revealed during its Tuesday morning earnings call. No replacement for Bronfman was announced.