Even though the music industry is hemorrhaging money on the daily, salaries for music execs are on the rise. Live Nation chairman Irving Azoff makes $34.6 million a year. That’s 50 times more than Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy.
Speaking of Live Nation, the live event company has launched a Facebook concert calendar app listing events from 75 different ticket websites–and it’s awesome.
Spotify introduced its iPad app on Wednesday. New features include a “now playing” full-screen HD viewing option.
R&B singer D’Angelo will perform at the 2012 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans in July. This will be his first Stateside performance in over a decade.
Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls has raised nearly $460,000 on fundraising site Kickstarter to record and distribute her newest album and art book. If you pledge $1 or more you get a digital download of the album. The fundraiser will go on through May.
CMJ is giving away tickets to Zola Jesus at the Guggenheim. The show is on Thursday, May 10. The deadline to enter is May 8 at 10 a.m.
Did you know that the music industry in India is completely different from the music industry in the USA? There’s no streaming, people call a phone number to listen to the radio, and ringtones eclipse all other forms of music purchases combined.
CMJ is also giving away tickets to the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL, May 18-20. Break out your Birkenstocks and get ready to hang out because the festival features Jack White, Wilco, Skrillex, Dave Matthews Band and many more.
Industry Wrap is a weekly CMJ column covering industry-related music news. Send tips to Kate Shapiro at email@example.com.
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