This Week We Heard

Relevant and inspiring happenings tied into music and media

New venture UnitedMasters challenges traditional record label model

Record labels are obsolete. No one “buys” music. Grand statements. Former president of Interscope Records Steve Stoute (who has secretly raised $70 million led by Google’s corporate umbrella Alphabet and other key players) is ready to give musicians an alternative to exploitative record label deals with his venture UnitedMasters.

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US Airline Southwest continues to bring live music to the skies

Continuing their history of pop-up shows on board flights, Warner Music Nashville have teamed up with Southwest Airlines for their popular ‘Live at 35’ concert series, turning real-life bands into in-flight entertainment. The performances have been a huge hit, with passengers hoping their flight features a sure-to-go-viral performance.

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