Issue #392: More Music Tech IPOs? How Streaming Services Protect Themselves From Lawsuits; Spotify Gets Loudr; Coachella on SiriusXM

More Music Tech Companies Mulling IPO After Spotify's Smooth Debut -- But Is It Really a Good Idea?
More Music Tech Companies Mulling IPO After Spotify's Smooth Debut — But Is It Really a Good Idea?www.billboard.com
After a relatively smooth debut on the New York Stock Exchange, Spotify is inspiring a handful of other music tech companies to consider launching their own IPOs.

Spotify Acquires Rights Company Loudr
Spotify Acquires Rights Company Loudrwww.bloomberg.com
Spotify is buying rights company Loudr in a move to beef up its ability to track and pay royalties to music publishers amid attempts by U.S. Congress to simplify the royalty system for artists on streaming services.

Death By a Thousand Papercuts: How Streaming Services Protect Themselves From Lawsuits by Burying the Copyright Office in Paperwork
Death By a Thousand Papercuts: How Streaming Services Protect Themselves From Lawsuits by Burying the Copyright Office in Paperworkwww.billboard.com
From the beginning, the inability of streaming services to accurately pay rightsholders represented an existential risk for streaming as a business model.

How has Iron Man Records adapted to the growth of digitalisation?
How has Iron Man Records adapted to the growth of digitalisation?medium.com

Iron Man Records has had little choice, it has had to learn to adapt to digitalisation regardless.

Sweeping New Legislation Highlights Just How Much Music And Tech Need Each Other
Sweeping New Legislation Highlights Just How Much Music And Tech Need Each Otherwww.npr.org
The “music omnibus” bill represents the rare compromise between the music business and tech companies, who have spent years fighting each other over fractions of pennies.

How to Share Songs on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and Google Play Music
How to Share Songs on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and Google Play Musicwww.wired.com
All of the popular streaming services have features where you can follow friends or recommend tracks. Here’s how to use them.

What YouTube, Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music & Amazon Are Paying Artists In 2018
What YouTube, Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music & Amazon Are Paying Artists In 2018www.digitalmusicnews.com
Today, Digital Music News looks into how much YouTube, Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and Amazon pay artists per stream.

“Coachella Radio” Channel to Launch Exclusively on SiriusXM
“Coachella Radio” Channel to Launch Exclusively on SiriusXMplatformandstream.wordpress.com
SiriusXM announced today that it will be the exclusive radio broadcaster of live performances and interviews from the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival for the fourth consecutive year.

Is music streaming good or bad for artists?
Is music streaming good or bad for artists?www.redbull.com
We looked at the facts.

Tracklib Debuts, Enables Music Creators to Discover, Sample, License Original Recordings
Tracklib Debuts, Enables Music Creators to Discover, Sample, License Original Recordingsplatformandstream.wordpress.com
Today marks the global launch of Tracklib, the world’s first and only music service that enables music creators to discover, sample and license original recordings.

“High Definition Vinyl” Is Happening, Possibly as Early as Next Year
“High Definition Vinyl” Is Happening, Possibly as Early as Next Yearpitchfork.com
With a new $4.8 million investment, an Austrian startup says it could have “HD vinyl” in stores by 2019

Announcing Fruit Punch Music – Spotify for Kids
Announcing Fruit Punch Music – Spotify for Kidsplatformandstream.wordpress.com
Fruit Punch, Inc. announces the world’s first music streaming platform built just for kids.

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Announce Free Webcast From Orlando
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Announce Free Webcast From Orlandowww.jambase.com
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit will webcast their upcoming concert in Orlando, Florida online for free.

Spotify’s IPO was both a success and an uncertain forecast for the future of music
Spotify’s IPO was both a success and an uncertain forecast for the future of musicwww.theverge.com

Investors are worried about the economics of music streaming and about Apple Music as a looming threat.

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