Issue #256: YouTube Remains World’s De Facto Jukebox; Should Spotify Avoid a Direct Listing?

More are paying to stream music, but YouTube still holds the value gap
More are paying to stream music, but YouTube still holds the value gap www.theregister.co.uk

The research confirms YouTube’s pre-eminence as the world’s de facto jukebox. 46 per cent of on-demand music streaming is from Google’s video website. 75 per cent of internet users use video streaming to hear music.

Apple Music's Long Game: Why Jimmy Iovine Thinks They're 'Not Even Close' to Success With Streaming
Apple Music's Long Game: Why Jimmy Iovine Thinks They're 'Not Even Close' to Success With Streamingwww.billboard.com
Streaming may (finally!) be fueling big industry growth, but Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine isn’t popping bottles quite yet. He, Zane Lowe and Larry Jackson reveal what’s needed now.

Music Lawyer Donald Passman Talks Streaming Business Challenges
Music Lawyer Donald Passman Talks Streaming Business Challengeswww.hollywoodreporter.com
The lawyer, whose clients include Taylor Swift and Adele, spoke with THR editorial director Matthew Belloni at the seventh annual Power Business Managers breakfast.

Spotify should avoid direct listing and go for IPO, David Golden says
Spotify should avoid direct listing and go for IPO, David Golden sayswww.cnbc.com
David Golden of Revolution Ventures is skeptical of the direct listing process that Spotify appears to prefer.

See watchOS 4.1's Music Streaming and New Radio App in Action
See watchOS 4.1's Music Streaming and New Radio App in Actionwww.macrumors.com
Today’s watchOS 4.1 beta, seeded to developers this morning, introduces support for streaming music directly to the Apple Watch over LTE and it…

Spotify's Ongoing War With The Music Industry
Spotify's Ongoing War With The Music Industrywww.hypebot.com
Spotify has a long and sordid history of failing to pay proper mechanical royalties to creators and publishers, and has already been hit with two major class action lawsuits relating to such.

The music industry continues to bounce back thanks to paid streaming
The music industry continues to bounce back thanks to paid streamingwww.businessinsider.com
Paid music-streaming services are driving the music industry’s comeback in a big way.

Data and music marketing: tips for smarter success
Data and music marketing: tips for smarter successmusically.com
Music marketers are overrun with data in the era of social networks and streaming services, but it’s making sense of that data that’s important.

Spotify Playlist Ideas Your Fans Will Love
Spotify Playlist Ideas Your Fans Will Loveblog.symphonicdistribution.com
Artists can promote their music by creating playlists on Spotify. We’ve put together a few Spotify playlist ideas that will have your fans pressing follow!

Sony Music Nashville Chief Randy Goodman On Streaming: Adopt Or Die
Sony Music Nashville Chief Randy Goodman On Streaming: Adopt Or Diewww.billboard.com
Streaming is a major priority for Sony Music Nashville chairman/CEO Randy Goodman as he strives “to rebuild the prominence and the legacy” of the label group he took over a little more than two years ago.

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Issue #255: How Future Streamed His Way To A $23 Million Year; Fender Joins Forces with 7digital

How Future Streamed His Way To A $23 Million Year
How Future Streamed His Way To A $23 Million Yearwww.forbes.com
Rap rules streaming’s burgeoning economy. Thanks to digital spins, Future is making more than ever before.

Exclusive: Spotify's valuation turned up to $16 billion in private trades
Exclusive: Spotify's valuation turned up to $16 billion in private tradeswww.reuters.com
Private trades in Spotify shares are valuing the music streaming company at about $16 billion, according to people familiar with the deals, raising the prospect of a bumper flotation next year.

Should you invest in an Eminem IPO? Maybe, as music might finally be profitable again
Should you invest in an Eminem IPO? Maybe, as music might finally be profitable againqz.com

The truth is that digital music streaming, as beloved as it is amongst listeners for its accessibility and cheapness, just doesn’t make all that much money for artists. But there is good news yet.

The fat lady has sung — Samsung Milk Music is officially no more
The fat lady has sung — Samsung Milk Music is officially no morewww.digitaltrends.com
About a year after Samsung first started “sun setting its Samsung Milk Music service” in certain countries, it’s now over for good.

Fender joins forces with 7digital
Fender joins forces with 7digitalwww.musicweek.com
The company, which offers services such as streaming and radio shows, will work with the guitar giant to bulk up its offering of online and mobile products

3 myths about streaming... and 3 truths about the music industry today
3 myths about streaming… and 3 truths about the music industry todaywww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

You hear a heck of a lot talked about streaming and its impact on the music industry these days. So how much of it is worth listening to – and how much is complete hogwash?

Streaming Business Is Making Music Companies Rethink Sales Job Titles
Streaming Business Is Making Music Companies Rethink Sales Job Titlesvariety.com
In the digital era, some job titles at music companies may need to be rebranded thanks to streaming.

All About Music Conference Brings Together Indian Music Industry
All About Music Conference Brings Together Indian Music Industrywww.billboard.com
All About Music Conference was the first India-wide music industry conference in four years and the first organized by a local agency covering both the indie and Bollywood scenes.

Ed Sheeran Might Change Your Mind About Making Money On Spotify
Ed Sheeran Might Change Your Mind About Making Money On Spotifymusic3point0.com
Ed Sheeran has made some serious money on Spotify, which goes to show that there really is money in streaming, if you adjust your thinking about it.

The music industry continues to bounce back thanks to paid streaming
The music industry continues to bounce back thanks to paid streamingwww.businessinsider.com
Paid music-streaming services are driving the music industry’s comeback in a big way.

Issue #254: Spotify Battles The Music Industry; Blockchain Meets Challenges of the Music Industry

How Spotify Has Waged War With The Music Industry

Spotify has waged a war with the music industry. The streaming company has a history of not paying mechanical royalties to songwriters and music publishers, and has already settled two separate class action lawsuits for failure to pay mechanical royalties – the first brought on behalf of music publishers by the National Music Publisher’s Association (NMPA) and the second, known as the Lowery/Ferrick case, brought by independent songwriters.

Now, a host of top songwriters, including Tom Petty and members of Rage Against the Machine, Weezer, The Black Keys, and more, have come forward urging the court not to approve the terms of the Lowery/Ferrick case.

Blockchain Meets Challenges of the Music Industry
Blockchain Meets Challenges of the Music Industrymedium.com

The music industry is both excited and cautious about emerging technologies, and blockchain is no exception. To understand the enthusiasm and explore the true potential of blockchain, and to assess what degree of caution is warranted, we must look at the challenges the industry is facing today.

We are what we measure
We are what we measuremedium.com
We’re in a golden age of “big data.” From sensors on our bodies to cookies on the web, data is so ubiquitous that it’s measured in “zettabytes” (a very, very large number that they didn’t teach us…

What is the next record? Moving beyond the recording industry
What is the next record? Moving beyond the recording industrywww.musicxtechxfuture.com
What will the next format be to usher in a new music industry, like the record did in the 20th century? The 20th century saw the rise of consumerist culture

The next step in speaker design: Your room becomes the speaker
The next step in speaker design: Your room becomes the speakerwww.cnet.com
The future of sound reproduction requires bigger speakers. Much bigger.

Will Smartphones Render Everything Else That's Portable Obsolete?
Will Smartphones Render Everything Else That's Portable Obsolete?audiophilereview.com

Steven Stone looks at the ubiquitous and omnivorous nature of smartphone technology…

Vimeo Acquires Livestream, Launches Live Video Product
Vimeo Acquires Livestream, Launches Live Video Productwww.billboard.com
​Vimeo is making a move into live streaming. The ad-free video platform has acquired technology provider Livestream to power its own live video business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but Vimeo says it is the largest acquisition in its history.

Evangelizing for Quality Audio
Evangelizing for Quality Audioaudiophilereview.com

Paul Wilson looks at the budget friendly rooms at RMAF and how that might help the audiophile hobby.

The Easiest Way to Fix the Streaming Mechanical is to Get Rid of It
The Easiest Way to Fix the Streaming Mechanical is to Get Rid of Itwww.digitalmusicnews.com
More than 500 songwriters and publishers are seeking punitive damages for Spotify’s failure to pay mechanical royalties.  How did we get here?

Issue #253: Uncovering How Streaming Is Changing the Sound of Pop; Alexa Arrives on Mobile Amazon Music Streaming

Uncovering How Streaming Is Changing the Sound of Pop

Streaming’s promise for listeners is also a gauntlet thrown down for creators. With tens of millions of songs just a few taps away, artists must compete or be skipped. The unprecedented wealth of data that streaming services use to curate their increasingly influential playlists gives the industry real-time feedback on what’s working, but this instant data-fication in turn risks feeding back on itself.

While streaming has undoubtedly coincided with a shift in the pop charts away from the caffeinated bravado of several years ago, streaming-era hits appear to be as rigidly defined and formulaic as ever—if not more so.

Three Labels Control 80% Of The U.S. Music Industry. What Responsibility Comes With That Power?
Three Labels Control 80% Of The U.S. Music Industry. What Responsibility Comes With That Power?www.thefader.com
A few thoughts about the Big Three and corporate complicity.

Post Malone’s “Rockstar” set a new Apple Music streaming record
Post Malone’s “Rockstar” set a new Apple Music streaming recordwww.thefader.com
Post Malone’s new single shattered the single week streaming record previously held by DJ Khaled.

The Music Business Is More Unfair Than Ever
The Music Business Is More Unfair Than Everwww.bloomberg.com
Streaming apps revived the industry, but the record labels collect the profits.

The Beat of Tomorrow
The Beat of Tomorrowwww.newyorker.com
Matthew Trammell on London’s The Beat 103.6, a radio station offering a new vision for an old form.

It’s time for a sound revolution
It’s time for a sound revolutionwww.itproportal.com
Harnessing the medium of sound to transmit data can be a useful alternative to RF (Radio Frequency) options like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Music Industry Soars Into Year 3 of Recovery Thanks to Spotify
Music Industry Soars Into Year 3 of Recovery Thanks to Spotifywww.bloomberg.com
The music business is booming again after nearly two decades of decline, thanks to paid streaming services Spotify and Apple Music, according to a report from the Recording Industry Association of America.

RIAJ research gives new insights into streaming challenge in Japan
RIAJ research gives new insights into streaming challenge in Japanmusically.com
What’s the most popular way to listen to music in Japan? Many people in the music industry’s first answer would be CD given that format’s dominance.

UKF founder: 'YouTube is a platform where you have to fend for yourself'
UKF founder: 'YouTube is a platform where you have to fend for yourself'musically.com
Speaking at Paris Electronic Week, Luke Hood, founder and director of UKF, which is now part of AEI Media, outlined the case for the defence of YouTube.

Alexa has come to mobile Amazon Music streaming
Alexa has come to mobile Amazon Music streamingwww.techradar.com
Amazon has announced that its digital assistant is now part of its music streaming service Amazon Music on your phone.

Issue #252: What Spotify’s Rap Caviar Says About the Music Industry; EU Paves Path Towards Fair Taxation of the Digital Economy

What Spotify’s Rap Caviar Says About the Music Industry
What Spotify’s Rap Caviar Says About the Music Industrywww.theringer.com
Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald examine the current state of the music industry and the breakout success of Spotify’s Rap Caviar playlist.

EU paves path towards fair taxation of the digital economy
EU paves path towards fair taxation of the digital economywww.neweurope.eu

According to a European Commission press release, the aim is to ensure a coherent EU approach to taxing the digital economy that supports the bloc’s key priorities of completing the Digital Single Market and ensuring the fair and effective taxation of all companies.

China is fast becoming a leading market for music
China is fast becoming a leading market for musicwww.bandwagon.asia
The music industry may be flustered by doom and gloom stories in this post-streaming world, but the strategies of Tencent in China have undeniably …

Going Against the Stream: Local entrepreneur creates independent music streaming and merchandising platform
Going Against the Stream: Local entrepreneur creates independent music streaming and merchandising platformwww.ecollegetimes.com

Damon Evans wants to make Arizona the independent music capital of the world.

Entrepreneurship in Music: Muru Music
Entrepreneurship in Music: Muru Musicflypaper.soundfly.com
Find out how one-time Ibiza DJ Nicc Johnson plans to turn platforms like Pandora and Spotify on their head with his algorithmic AI company, Muru Music.

Spotify’s Benedik Wants To Educate Brands On Video Ads
Spotify’s Benedik Wants To Educate Brands On Video Adswww.beet.tv

Spotify’s Benedik Wants To Educate Brands On Video Ad

Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You is now Spotify's most-streamed song of all time
Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You is now Spotify's most-streamed song of all timewww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You is now officially the most-streamed track of all time on Spotify, having overtaken Drake’s One Dance.

Money Is Streaming Into The Music Industry: A Breakdown Of Where It's Coming From
Money Is Streaming Into The Music Industry: A Breakdown Of Where It's Coming Fromwww.hypebot.com

It’s no secret that streaming is driving a comeback for a recorded music industry that saw sales fall from $40 billion in 1999 to just $14.5 billion in 2014.

Pandora and SiriusXM close $480m strategic investment
Pandora and SiriusXM close $480m strategic investmentwww.thedrum.com
A strategic investment between satellite radio company SiriusXM and personalized streaming audio company Pandora has been finalized.

Issue #251: Deezer Revs Up Against on Spotify, Apple and Amazon; The Controversy Around Music Stream Calculations

Deezer: The French music streaming service taking on Spotify, Apple and Amazon
Deezer: The French music streaming service taking on Spotify, Apple and Amazonwww.independent.co.uk
From Brazilian gospel to Puerto Rican reggaeton and Dutch hip-hop, music streaming company Deezer is scouring the globe for gaps in the market where it can survive and thrive against Spotify and Apple.

Behind The Numbers: The Controversy Around Music Stream Calculations
Behind The Numbers: The Controversy Around Music Stream Calculationswww.forbes.com
In the fast-paced world of calculating music streams, how do we know what’s real and what’s not?

Spotify Hits Up Windy City for 'RapCaviar Live' Concert Series With Lil Uzi Vert
Spotify Hits Up Windy City for 'RapCaviar Live' Concert Series With Lil Uzi Vertwww.billboard.com
Spotify has announced the “RapCaviar Live” lineup for the third installment of the concert series, this time in Chicago on Oct. 20 at the Aragon Ballroom, featuring Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti and DJ Drama, along with surprise guests.

Blockchain meets the challenge
Blockchain meets the challengewww.itproportal.com
The music industry is both excited and cautious about emerging technologies, and blockchain is no exception.

Songtradr Is Bringin' the Tip Jar Back
Songtradr Is Bringin' the Tip Jar Backwww.digitalmusicnews.com
Now there’s another way to beat the system: tips on Songtradr. Here’s how it works.

Charlie Shrem's Next Act? Helping This Blockchain Startup Disrupt Music
Charlie Shrem's Next Act? Helping This Blockchain Startup Disrupt Musicwww.coindesk.com

Several blockchain startups have pursued taking on the middleman-heavy music industry, but still business-as-usual persists.

But maybe not for long, with Slovenia gig-booking blockchain platform, Viberate, snagging two high-profile advisors – bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem and Pinterest chief scientist Dr. Jure Leskovec – to help the company figure out how topple the tower.

How Spotify's Argument in Copyright Lawsuit Could Upend the Music Industry's Newfound Recovery
How Spotify's Argument in Copyright Lawsuit Could Upend the Music Industry's Newfound Recoverywww.billboard.com

In financial terms, Spotify is like a high-end mall that was just built on an earthquake fault line.

Now the tremors are coming in the form of high-stakes copyright infringement lawsuits — and Spotify’s response could shake the foundations of the streaming business even more.

2017 music sales are up 17 percent; streaming is up 48 percent
2017 music sales are up 17 percent; streaming is up 48 percentwww.recode.net
Spotify, Apple Music and other services have 30 million U.S. subscribers, and streaming revenue is up 48 percent so far this year.

Spotify Takes A Crack At Music Sharing With New Messaging App
Spotify Takes A Crack At Music Sharing With New Messaging Appwww.hypebot.com
To make sharing easier for both paid and freemium users, Spotify has launched its own Facebook iMessage app which allows users to search for, share and send tracks and playlists from Spotify’s library of 40 million songs.

Metadata Explained + 7 Key Reasons Songwriters Should Manage It Themselves
Metadata Explained + 7 Key Reasons Songwriters Should Manage It Themselveswww.hypebot.com
Although the term is thrown around often as an issue which needs fixing in the music business, particularly where streaming is concerned, what it is and why it’s important for songwriters to manage their own is often unclear.

Issue #250: Paid Streaming Subscriptions Rise 50%; How Streaming Music Platforms Can Last and Grow

U.S. Music Industry's Revenue Growth Accelerates As Paid Streaming Subscriptions Rise 50 Percent
U.S. Music Industry's Revenue Growth Accelerates As Paid Streaming Subscriptions Rise 50 Percentwww.billboard.com
In what’s now become a familiar story, the U.S. recorded music industry has seen revenue growth accelerate again in the first half of 2017, up 17 percent over the first half of last year to $4.0 billion, according the the RIAA’s 2017 mid-year report.

How Streaming Music Platforms Can Last and Grow
How Streaming Music Platforms Can Last and Growwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

There’s been much discussion of late about the challenge in building a successful streaming music company.

Sure, it’s difficult, but Mixcloud has been working hard at this for nearly a decade, learning some hard and valuable lessons along the way.

Sony Music Nashville Chief Randy Goodman On Streaming: Adopt Or Die
Sony Music Nashville Chief Randy Goodman On Streaming: Adopt Or Diewww.billboard.com
Streaming is a major priority for Sony Music Nashville chairman/CEO Randy Goodman as he strives “to rebuild the prominence and the legacy” of the label group he took over a little more than two years ago.

Wolfgang’s Vault Hit with Class Action Copyright Suit
Wolfgang’s Vault Hit with Class Action Copyright Suitvariety.com
A new lawsuit seeks to represent artists whose concert performances appear on “Wolfgang’s Vault,” a streaming site of classic recordings

Spotify launches its own self-serve platform for audio ads
Spotify launches its own self-serve platform for audio adswww.thedrum.com
Audio streaming service Spotify has launched an audio self-serve advertising platform, Spotify Ad Studio, in beta mode in the US.

Electronic Dance Artist Gramatik Plans to Tokenize His Music
Electronic Dance Artist Gramatik Plans to Tokenize His Musicblocktribune.com

Gramatik plans to “tokenize” his intellectual property and other rights through an initial coin offering via SingularDTV.

There are now 30 million paid music subscribers in the US
There are now 30 million paid music subscribers in the USwww.theverge.com
It’s by far the industry’s best performing segment

Stream Ripping Piracy Goes From Bad to Worse, Music Industry Reports
Stream Ripping Piracy Goes From Bad to Worse, Music Industry Reportstorrentfreak.com
New data not only reveals that stream ripping remains the music industry’s main piracy threat, but it’s growing too. IFPI’s latest music consumer insight report shows that more than a third of all Internet subscribers use stream rippers to access unlicensed music.

How Spotify turns data into customer demand
How Spotify turns data into customer demandmumbrella.com.au
Ever wondered how Spotify is so good at predicting the music its users might want to listen to at any given moment? According to Richard Frankel, the globa

Pandora And T-Mobile Roll Out Reward-Based Video In Effort To Boost Engagement
Pandora And T-Mobile Roll Out Reward-Based Video In Effort To Boost Engagementwww.geomarketing.com

“We’re seeing that by allowing people to opt into their video ads and choose when it’s worth it for them to watch something, that intent drives truly deep engagement,” says Pandora SVP Lizzie Widhelm.

Issue #249: The Next Generation Of Soundcloud Rappers; How ‘Bodak Yellow’ Exploded on Streaming Services

The Next Generation Of Soundcloud Rappers
The Next Generation Of Soundcloud Rapperswww.complex.com
Take a look at the rappers buzzing on Soundcloud who are ready for their chance to become the topic of conversation.

How Cardi B's 'Bodak Yellow' Exploded on Streaming Services
How Cardi B's 'Bodak Yellow' Exploded on Streaming Serviceswww.billboard.com
By all accounts, the summer of 2017 has served as Cardi B’s moment, with her first-ever charting single “Bodak Yellow” climbing to No. 2 on the Hot 100. But how did it take off on streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify?

How Abbey Road Studios Is Mentoring The Next Generation Of Music Start-Ups
How Abbey Road Studios Is Mentoring The Next Generation Of Music Start-Upswww.forbes.com
How one of the most legendary brands in music history is fueling the next generation of music revolutionaries.

YouTube Kills Paid Channels, Launches Sponsorships Across Gaming App
YouTube Kills Paid Channels, Launches Sponsorships Across Gaming Appvariety.com
YouTube is also starting to test sponsorships with non-gaming creators.

How We Listen: IFPI Finds Global Uptick in Both Legal Streaming and MP3 Ripping
How We Listen: IFPI Finds Global Uptick in Both Legal Streaming and MP3 Rippingwww.billboard.com
There’s good news and bad news in “Connecting With Music,” the IFPI’s just-released music consumer insight report.

'Streaming Is Killing the Next Beatles,' Gene Simmons Says
'Streaming Is Killing the Next Beatles,' Gene Simmons Sayswww.digitalmusicnews.com
“Look — you’re not affecting me, I’m doing okay,” Gene Simmons told Maria Bartiromo. “My rent’s paid. But you’re killing the next Beatles.”

Spotify's Ong on expansion in Asia Pacific and why it is becoming a leader in programmatic
Spotify's Ong on expansion in Asia Pacific and why it is becoming a leader in programmaticwww.thedrum.com
As Spotify continues to expand in Asia Pacific, with its launch in Thailand in August bringing the music streaming platform’s presence in the region to seven countries, the company shares that it has learned that there is no cookie cutter strategy when it comes to marketing or advertising its services across the region because of the sheer diversity.

YouTube's Lyor Cohen Dishes On Music's "New Golden Age," Streaming Subscriptions and Props To Daniel Ek
YouTube's Lyor Cohen Dishes On Music's "New Golden Age," Streaming Subscriptions and Props To Daniel Ekwww.hypebot.com
YouTube’s Global Head Of Music, Lyor Cohen, is known for speaking his mind. So when the former label exec sat down for a keynote interview at the 2017 Music Matters summit in Singapore, people listened. He did not disappoint.

Top 3 Differences between Facebook and YouTube Videos
Top 3 Differences between Facebook and YouTube Videosblog.symphonicdistribution.com
Facebook and YouTube are two of the most influential video sharing platforms. We’ve compare the top three differences between Facebook and YouTube videos.

Weekly Playlist | New Adventures In Spotify Volume 11

deep tracks, hidden gems, classic tunes and new releases

I have been fortunate enough to see Stew in concert a few times. I have always thought he should be 1000 times more popular than he already is. In between Broadway shows and other creative projects he hasn’t put out a proper solo album since the magnificent Something Deeper Than These Changes back in 2003. The album appears on Spotify, but the songs are not available to stream. Well, two of the songs are available. It’s a bit confusing.

Same goes for the equally great Naked Dutch Painter. It’s there, but only two songs show up on separate pages. This is a huge bummer. Both of the albums are terrific. Luckily, Guest Host is available to enjoy.

And there is only one Negro Problem album to stream, which is a whole other issue for another day. The point is, I am a big big fan of Stew and happy to kick-off the latest collection of music with one of my favorite Stew tunes.

Issue #248: This Is Why Spotify Is Beating Apple Music; The 15 Best Music Business Schools In 2017

This Is Why Spotify Is Beating Apple Music
This Is Why Spotify Is Beating Apple Musicmusic3point0.com
Spotify continues to hold a big lead over other streaming services thanks to deals like the one with video streaming service Hulu.

The 15 Best Music Business Schools In 2017
The 15 Best Music Business Schools In 2017www.billboard.com
Universities and colleges are responding to the need for greater entrepreneurship by a new generation of artists and executives.

Tencent tried to buy Spotify earlier this year
Tencent tried to buy Spotify earlier this yeartechcrunch.com
Spotify has long been linked with going public in the U.S. — it is speculated to be preparing for an IPO-less listing next year — but it has emerged that..

MP3 Is Dead! Long Live MP3!
MP3 Is Dead! Long Live MP3!meshedinsights.com
Ignore the coverage saying MP3 is dead. Now all the patents blocking it have expired, it can start to live! Back in May, there was an unexpected surge in press coverage about the MP3 audio file format.

YouTube stream ripping: the record industry is being thick again.
YouTube stream ripping: the record industry is being thick again.rocknerd.co.uk

The record labels are rolling in money from Spotify, and trying to make out to their artists that it’s somehow Spotify’s fault they’re not passing much of it onto them.

A new wave streaming services is putting musicians back in control
A new wave streaming services is putting musicians back in controlwww.wired.co.uk
New services Resonate, Mediachain Labs and Boiler room are using digital advances in technology to help underground musicians find their audience

Spotify is making it harder to find new artists you'll love
Spotify is making it harder to find new artists you'll love techwireasia.com

Spotify could be hurting small artists from being able to spur their careers, said Jeremy Wineberg, co-founder of social media music startup Heard Well, due to a “false sense of discovery”.

5 Takeaways from Music Matters 2017
5 Takeaways from Music Matters 2017www.billboard.com
The summit, held Sept. 11-13 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Singapore under the All That Matters umbrella, gathered more than 1,500 music industry professionals from across the region and around the globe to test the industry’s pulse.

Issue #247: Rappers Are Helping Hip-Hop Dominate Streaming; Spotify, Apple Music Plot Divergent Video Strategies

Cardi B, Lil Uzi Vert and More Rappers Are Helping Hip-Hop Dominate Streaming
Cardi B, Lil Uzi Vert and More Rappers Are Helping Hip-Hop Dominate Streamingwww.billboard.com
The label’s investment in a roster of young MCs-turned-chart-toppers is paying dividends — and with hip-hop ruling streaming, the industry is following suit.

Spotify, Apple Music Plot Divergent Video Strategies
Spotify, Apple Music Plot Divergent Video Strategieswww.billboard.com
As the music streaming giants attempt to lure users by turning listeners into viewers, each charts its own course.

Deezer CEO: We'll Buy SoundCloud 'At the Right Price'
Deezer CEO: We'll Buy SoundCloud 'At the Right Price'www.digitalmusicnews.com
Earlier this year, SoundCloud almost went bankrupt. Now, to improve their position in the streaming marketplace, Deezer may purchase the company.

Gimme Indie Rock (at Pandora)
Gimme Indie Rock (at Pandora)medium.com
Lord Huron, a folky four-piece that weaves rural tradition into the skinny-jeaned sounds of urban America, makes for an excellent example of the state of indie rock at Pandora.

Garth Brooks, Jay-Z & Tool: These Are The Artists You Still Can't Stream On Spotify
Garth Brooks, Jay-Z & Tool: These Are The Artists You Still Can't Stream On Spotifywww.forbes.com
Want to hear Beyoncé’s latest, Jay-Z’s new No. 1 album or are you perhaps a fan of the band Tool? If so, don’t go looking for them when you open up Spotify.

China’s Media Regulator Admonishes Music-Streaming Services
China’s Media Regulator Admonishes Music-Streaming Services www.sixthtone.com
Once chastised for supporting digital music piracy, China’s tech giants are now zealous copyright crusaders, vying against each other for exclusive deals and stamping out smaller competitors, much to the chagrin of the country’s media regulator.

The Future of Radio: Time for Broadcasters to Embrace Digital
The Future of Radio: Time for Broadcasters to Embrace Digitalwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Radio’s relationship with the music industry has changed dramatically in a few short years. In its prime, radio was the dominant medium for music discovery – both new hits and back catalog. Today, radio exists in a sea of options and online alternatives for music enjoyment.

Why Spotify’s Legal Challenges Just Got Way More Complicated
Why Spotify’s Legal Challenges Just Got Way More Complicatedwww.fastcompany.com
With a crafty semantic argument, the company is challenging the idea that streaming services are legally responsible for paying mechanical royalties.

Slacker Radio Acquired By LiveXLive for $50 Million
Slacker Radio Acquired By LiveXLive for $50 Millionwww.billboard.com
Slacker, one of the longest running digital radio and streaming services, has been acquired by LiveXLive Media.

JOOX makes local music streaming slicker
JOOX makes local music streaming slickerwww.channel24.co.za
With it’s emphasis on pushing local artists and its slick and intuitive functionality, JOOX is a seriously awesome streaming app.