Issue #352: Spotify May Upend the Industry Again; Pandora Brings On-Demand Premium Service to Web

Having rescued recorded music, Spotify may upend the industry again
Having rescued recorded music, Spotify may upend the industry againwww.economist.com
IN JUST a few short years Spotify has evolved from bête noir of some of the world’s most prominent recording artists to perhaps their greatest benefactor. The Swedish company transformed the way people listen to music, and got them used to paying for it again after digital piracy had crippled sales.

Pandora's Premium music streaming service arrives on the web
Pandora's Premium music streaming service arrives on the webventurebeat.com
Online music provider Pandora has revealed that its on-demand music streaming service is now available on the web.

Neil Young Knows Why Pono Failed: 'The Record Labels Killed It'
Neil Young Knows Why Pono Failed: 'The Record Labels Killed It'www.billboard.com
Neil Young has some thoughts as to why his Pono player and download service crashed and burned, pointing to one villain in particular: “The record labels killed it.”

Music Festival Culture Is Now Playlist Culture
Music Festival Culture Is Now Playlist Culturewww.hypebot.com
Cherie Hu explores how music festivals have adapted to the rise of playlist culture, through partnerships with streaming services and even the way in which festivals market themselves to fans.

Warner Music Sues Future Today Alleging Music Piracy
Warner Music Sues Future Today Alleging Music Piracyvariety.com
Warner Music alleges that Future Today has created Roku channels that enable widespread infringement of copyrighted songs

Streaming takes on radio
Streaming takes on radiomusicindustryblog.wordpress.com

The opportunity for streaming is to build ad revenue around the younger audiences that are simply not engaging with traditional radio in the way that previous generations of young music fans once did.

Get More Spotify Streams
Get More Spotify Streamsblog.symphonicdistribution.com
We’ve put together a few tips for independent artists who are trying to get more Spotify streams. Click here to read more!

ReverbNation Launches Lower Cost 'Select Distribution'
ReverbNation Launches Lower Cost 'Select Distribution'www.hypebot.com
ReverbNation has retooled its d.i.y. digital music distribution service as Select Distribution to more aggressively compete with Tunecore, CD Baby and DistroKid.

Black’s big plans for 2018 – More than just a streaming service
Black’s big plans for 2018 – More than just a streaming servicemybroadband.co.za
Black chief executive Surie Ramasary outlines the service’s plans for 2018.

8 ways Apple can make HomePod an even better music player
8 ways Apple can make HomePod an even better music playerwww.macworld.com
HomePod sounds great, but it isn’t the music authority Apple wants you to think it is. Here are eight ways Apple can make it better.

Shazam Updated with Synchronized Lyrics and a New Design
Shazam Updated with Synchronized Lyrics and a New Design www.macstories.net

The new UI looks great. The results screen is dominated by a background image of the artist.

Fumbling Towards Audio Ecstasy Via DSP Signal Processing
Fumbling Towards Audio Ecstasy Via DSP Signal Processingaudiophilereview.com

Andy Schaub looks at Digital signal processing…