For the promotion team at Warner Music Nashville's WEA imprint, a bit of divine inspiration may have gone into working Michael Ray's debut single, "Kiss You in the Morning," which hit No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart.
As consumers gradually move away from buying a particular album and toward paying $10 a month into the record business as a whole, industry observers and executives see less imperative behind an October street date.
“After careful consideration, and following five years of unsuccessful negotiations, we now find ourselves in a situation where we have no alternative but to commence legal proceedings against the online music service SoundCloud,” PRS writes.
“The fact that Apple went with someone like Remezcla instead of a mainstream property shows what we can offer in a genre that hasn’t been as innovative as it should be,” Remezcla CEO Andrew Herrera commented.
Wall Street's six-day losing streak was broken in a big way on Wednesday when the Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 619 points and notched its biggest one-day gain in four years. Once again, though, media stocks lagged behind.