Issue #354: How Streaming Is Changing the Sound of Pop; Neil Young Fights for Quality Streaming

Uncovering How Streaming Is Changing the Sound of Pop
Hit-making songwriters and producers reveal the ways they are tailoring tracks to fit a musical landscape dominated by streaming.

Neil Young fights for quality streaming with career-spanning online archive
Neil Young fights for quality streaming with career-spanning online archivewww.latimes.com
In adapting his long-gestating Neil Young Archives to the age of streaming, the veteran rocker continues his push for quality sound and vision.

Unbundling Music Streaming in Web3
Unbundling Music Streaming in Web3medium.com
Music is not the exception to Jim Barksdale’s quote. Much of the evolution of the music business can be explained through a spiral of bundling and unbundling.

UI alumnus Tuma Basa setting the trends in hip hop
UI alumnus Tuma Basa setting the trends in hip hopnow.uiowa.edu
UI alumnus Tuma Basa determines what hip hop songs Spotify plays, breaking acts nationally.

Technology robbed American songwriters of their income — it’s time the law catches up
Technology robbed American songwriters of their income — it’s time the law catches upthehill.com
As technology exploded, one of my new songs was available — for free — on 1,100 websites a week before the album was released.

Private Trades in Spotify Shares to Play Key Role in Upcoming Debut
Private Trades in Spotify Shares to Play Key Role in Upcoming Debutwww.wsj.com
Spotify AB is counting on its surging private-market value to bolster the music-streaming service’s appeal to investors in an unorthodox public debut that could be the biggest since Snap Inc.’s $20 billion IPO last year.

Four Points that Playlist Curators look for
Four Points that Playlist Curators look formedium.com
When pitching your music to a playlist, what are the curators looking for to confirm placement? Let’s dive into it. Landing the right music discovery opportunities can provide independent artists the…

Spotify Connect: What it is and why it's awesome
Spotify Connect: What it is and why it's awesomewww.androidcentral.com
You can play Spotify on connected speakers, smart TVs, cars, and just about anything else you can think of, but how do you actually send your music to all of these devices? Spotify Connect, of course!

Streaming Platforms Are Changing Music Promotion, Discovery
Streaming Platforms Are Changing Music Promotion, Discoverywww.hypebot.com
While streaming has revitalized the music industry in lots of ways, many artists continue to struggle to make ends meet, something which the launch of numerous new analytic and discovery features by streaming services could help to change.

Another senior Spotify exec out
Another senior Spotify exec outwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

The boss of Spotify’s licensing of original content, Pat Shah, has left the company.

Yale radio suspends operations
Yale radio suspends operationsyaledailynews.com

WYBCx, Yale’s student-run online radio station, has temporarily ceased operations after discovering it does not have licensing agreements for the music it plays.

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