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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 Guardian 'The Boat Has Been Rocked': Mickey Guyton, the Grammys' First Black Solo Female Country Nominee

okayplayer How Black Musicians Are Creating Soundtracks For Popular Meditation Apps

Forbes Spotify Launches EQUAL, A New Initiative Dedicated To Women In Music And Audio

USC Annenberg Inclusion in the Recording Studio? Gender and Race/Ethnicity of Artists, Songwriters & Producers Across 900 Popular Songs From 2012-2020

The Forty-Five How Many Studies Into Music’s Gender Imbalance Need to Happen Before Things Change?

Variety Songs for Screens: BYGMusic Connects Touring-Starved Indie Musicians With Brands Like Ford, Crocs and Macy’s

The New Yorker Genre Is Disappearing. What Comes Next?

CBC The Middle-Class Musician May Be a Thing of the Past, Thanks to the Pandemic

DJ Mag How Independent Radio Has Thrived in the Pandemic

Music x Four Reflections on Soundcloud’s Fan-Powered Royalties & the Flaws of Subscription Models

The Fader What’s the Real Problem With Fake Streams?

A Journal of Musical Things Stream Manipulation: The New Payola. This Is Bad. 

Music Business Worldwide ‘Streaming Data Files Are Getting Bigger and Bigger – They Are Not Manageable Manually Anymore.’

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