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1300 Musicians, Trade Groups Push For Article 13 Adoption Today, Big Tech Disagrees. 

UPDATE 2: 1300 recording artists including Sir Paul McCartney, Plácido Domingo, James Blunt and Max Martin, as well as most industry trade groups, are urging the European Parliament to support the Article 13 EU Copyright Directive today.  But big tech disagrees. READ HERE

Snapchat Gets Musical with BandsInTown, Patreon, Pandora, SoundHound, AND Eventbrite.  

Music related services including BandsInTown, Patreon, Eventbrite, Pandora and SoundHound are among the first to take advantage of Snap Kit, a new developer platform connecting Snapchat with apps and services. READ HERE

Instagram To Lift 1 Minute Video Cap Later Today, YouTube Creators Lured 

Instagram will launch a new video hub today and expand the 1 minute video length cap to a full 60 minutes, according to multiple sources. The announcement will be made at a press event at 9 AM PT/ Noon ET today. READ HERE

Spotify Launches 'The Game Plan' Video Series For Artists 

After noticing that many of its artists weren't utilizing the streaming platform's full potential, Spotify has a launched a new series of helpful videos intended to direct artists on how to take full advantage of their artist specific site. READ HERE

Instagram Targets YouTube With 10 - 60 Minute Videos, Passes 1 Billion Users 

Instagram now has 1 billion users globally, up to an impressive 200 million from September of last year. Anchoring its next chapter is an aggressive move into longer form video, including expanding the allowed video length for all users. READ HERE

YouTube Adds Monetization: Merch Sales, Fan Memberships, Premiers, Brand Partnerships. 

YouTube is expanding the way that musicians and other creators can monetize and market videos with channel memberships, merchandise sales, and many other ways to monetize content. READ HERE

BET Awards 2018: Full Winners List. 

Here's a full recap of all the winners. READ HERE

A2IM Libera Indie Awards Winners 2018: Slowdive Wins Album Of The Year 

Last week's American Association Of Independent Music Libera Awards in New York City celebrated the best in independent music. READ HERE