Issue #324: What Spotify Going Public Could Mean for Music Fans; Sony/ATV Signs Licensing Deal With Facebook

What Spotify Going Public Could Mean for Music Fans
What Spotify Going Public Could Mean for Music Fanspitchfork.com
Big releases behind a paywall, financial transparency, and more possibilities that accompany Spotify’s next big move

Sony/ATV Signs Licensing Deal With Facebook
Sony/ATV Signs Licensing Deal With Facebookwww.billboard.com
Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Facebook have signed a multi-year licensing deal that will allow users to share videos on the social network and its popular Instagram service, giving songwriters a long sought after path to generating more royalties.

iHeartRadio unveils Facebook, Samsung Bixby support at CES 2018
iHeartRadio unveils Facebook, Samsung Bixby support at CES 2018www.cnet.com
The streaming music service lines up a slew of tech integrations, including Facebook Messenger and Samsung voice assistant Bixby.

How Amber Grimes Hustled To Become A Senior Manager At Spotify
How Amber Grimes Hustled To Become A Senior Manager At Spotifywww.forbes.com
At 19, Amber Grimes had already turned down an internship, dropped out of college and landed a full-time position as an executive assistant at Def Jam Records. How did she manage to land an executive assistant position and also go on to become a senior manager at Spotify, all before the age of 30?

Major Organizations Announce Support for Music Modernization Act
Major Organizations Announce Support for Music Modernization Actvariety.com
More than 20 music organizations today formally announced their united support for key pieces of pending music legislation.

YouTube’s Unlikely Peacemaker Has a Plan to Make Musicians Rich
YouTube’s Unlikely Peacemaker Has a Plan to Make Musicians Richwww.bloomberg.com
The music executives hobnobbing with Ed Sheeran and Selena Gomez at an industry party one recent November night knew the enemy was in their midst. Susan Wojcicki runs YouTube, the site that’s let millions of fans listen to their favorite songs without paying a dime.

Pandora shares slip after Morgan Stanley downgrade
Pandora shares slip after Morgan Stanley downgradewww.cnbc.com
Shares of Pandora fall after Morgan Stanley downgrades the stock.

Consumers Surprise Industry with New Information About Music Spend
Consumers Surprise Industry with New Information About Music Spendplatformandstream.com

MusiComms, the leading organization dedicated to the future of music distribution, announced today the results of its latest industry research.

Kobalt Appoints Lonny Olinick to Recording Division CEO
Kobalt Appoints Lonny Olinick to Recording Division CEOwww.billboard.com
Lonny Olinick has been appointed to chief executive officer of Kobalt’s recording division, the global independent music services company announced on Monday.

Zimbabwe: Is the Digital Platform Robbing Musicians?
Zimbabwe: Is the Digital Platform Robbing Musicians?allafrica.com
I am standing in a long queue at the enquiries desk at one of the local banks. I have a problem with sending money to someone through online banking.

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