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Here's your weekly go-to for the latest music business articles related to trends, news, market development, equity and inclusion, and important changes in today's evolving music industry.  

The Tyee Canadian Artists Testify on the Dire Need for Basic Income

npr Celebrating The Black Women Guitarists Who Made Music History

CBC Being Black in Canada 

Winnipeg Free Press Snotty Nose Rez Kids Lead First-Ever International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Nominees

Rolling Stone Why Did Sony Music Just Spend $430 Million on Indie Label AWAL?

Music Business World Why Soundcharts, Used by All Three Major Record Companies, Is ‘Not Your Typical Music Data Aggregator’

Penny Fractions Will the United Kingdom Reshape the Record Industry?

Music Business Worldwide ‘In the Music Business, There Is No Such Thing as an Independent Within a Major.’

Digital Music News Distrokid Launches a ‘Matchmaking Service’ for Artists Seeking Label Deals

Los Angeles Times Universal Music Group Removes Music From Streaming App Triller Over Pay Dispute 

Water & Music In a “Genre-Fluid” World, Why Is Genre Categorization Still Such a High-Stakes Business?

Music X Smarter Playlists: Automate Your Music Discovery, Playlist Strategy, and Library Organisation

The Verge Tiktok Secures Music From Universal’s ‘Full Catalog’ of Artists

Lawyer Drummer TikTok For Musicians: What You Need to Know

The Conversation Tiktok’s Sea Chanteys – How Life Under the Pandemic Has Mirrored Months at Sea

Business Insider Viral Sea Shanties on Tiktok Expose America's Broken Copyright System

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