How BitTorrent Spurred the Streaming Revolution — www.wired.com
Bram Cohen may say his file-sharing platform wasn’t built for piracy, but BitTorrent quickly changed what we do online.
Dwight Yoakam to Launch Exclusive SiriusXM Channel — platformandstream.wordpress.com
Dwight Yoakam and The Bakersfield Beat, a channel curated by Dwight Yoakam, will feature music from Yoakam’s extensive career as well as his musical friends.
Spotify's Founders Aren't Giving Up Control Any Time Soon — www.bloomberg.com
Spotify’s co-founders are taking a page from the Google-Facebook playbook, with plans to maintain control over the music service after its stock listing by holding shares with super voting power, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.
Airbnb Expands Music Offering With Launch Of Dedicated Concerts Platform — www.billboard.com
Airbnb’s expansion into the live music business continue to grow with the roll out of its own platform dedicated to staging concerts around the world.
Twitter’s $70 million SoundCloud investment is officially wiped out — www.recode.net
Jack Dorsey invested in the music streaming service in 2016; last year he wrote off the deal.
Deezer reveals new Singtel deal and Midemlab sponsorship — musically.com
Deezer has announced its latest deal with a mobile operator: Singtel in Singapore. It’s not quite a hard bundle, but it’s more than just marketing.
Neil Young Blasts Google in New Essay — www.billboard.com
Neil Young is no fan of multinational corporations. In a lengthy new post on his Neil Young Archives site entitled Google And Artists, the rocker takes aim at one of the big ones.
Concert Discovery App Songkick Signs Up With Facebook — www.billboard.com
Songkick, the concert discovery app that was purchased by the Warner Music Group last July, has signed a partnership with Facebook that will integrate concerts and events from Songkick into Facebook and its 2 billion users.
How Did an Unofficial Beyoncé Remix End Up on Her Official Streaming Pages? — www.spin.com
Beyoncé fans got a surprise Wednesday night when a new remix of the song “Sweet Dreams,” originally from her 2008 album I Am… Sasha Fierce, popped up on Tidal
LiveXLive approved for NASDAQ listing after Slacker acquisition — musically.com
Digital music firm LiveXLive has been approved to list on the public NASDAQ market.
Senior Lenders to iHeartMedia Plan Bid to Unify Creditors — www.bloomberg.com
Senior lenders to iHeartMedia Inc. are preparing to pitch a new term sheet to junior bondholders in an attempt to unite all the creditor groups behind a common proposal as time runs out for the radio giant’s debt restructuring, according to people with knowledge of the conversations.
Beats 1 DJ Julie Adenuga on Subcultures' Endurance, Radio's Future & Advice for Young Women in Music — www.billboard.com
As one of the three lead DJs for Apple’s 24/7 radio station Beats 1, London-based Julie Adenuga has interviewed artists across the spectrum of celebrity, from rising grime icons MIST, Dizzee Rascal and Stormzy to mainstream stars like Pharrell Williams, Cardi B, Britney Spears and Liam Gallagher.