Issue #413: Music Biz Gets Smart About Data; Prince Estate, Tidal Partner for New Album; Billboard vs. YouTube

After Cambridge Analytica, music biz gets smart about data
After Cambridge Analytica, music biz gets smart about datawww.iq-mag.net
In the wake of the Facebook scandal, music industry marketers are ensuring their houses are in order as the 25 May General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline approaches.

Prince Estate Partners With Tidal & Jay-Z for Vault-Driven Album Planned for 2019
Prince Estate Partners With Tidal & Jay-Z for Vault-Driven Album Planned for 2019www.billboard.com

Tidal and Prince’s estate announced that a batch of previously unreleased music from the late icon’s vaults will make up a new album, expected to be released in 2019, with Tidal owner Jay-Z working directly with the estate on song selection.

A War Is Brewing Between Billboard and YouTube Over Music Charts
A War Is Brewing Between Billboard and YouTube Over Music Chartswww.rollingstone.com

YouTube announces its first-ever trending music chart, with more to come

Spotify ‘hateful conduct’ policy must be handled carefully
Spotify ‘hateful conduct’ policy must be handled carefullymusically.com
Spotify has announced a new policy on how it deals with hateful content on its platform. It comes with an internal content-monitoring tool called Spotify AudioWatch

Audiam Brings Its Portal for Hunting Unclaimed Royalties to Writer, Publisher Clients
Audiam Brings Its Portal for Hunting Unclaimed Royalties to Writer, Publisher Clientswww.billboard.com
Audiam, the digital reproduction rights collection agency, is bringing the technology that it uses to track down unclaimed money of copyright owners to its client portal so that artists, songwriters, publishers and labels can see detailed reports on every version of a song at every service, even covers that songwriters and publishers might not know existed.

NPR And Spotify Team Up To Feed Your Podcast Addiction
NPR And Spotify Team Up To Feed Your Podcast Addictionradio.wpsu.org
Public radio podcast lovers, clear your schedules: Spotify users now have the NPR podcast catalogue at their fingertips. From classic NPR favorites like

Epidemic Sound launches Break.Through program to develop artists
Epidemic Sound launches Break.Through program to develop artistsmusically.com
Swedish music company Epidemic Sound is launching a new program called Break.Through, which it claims will empower independent musicians in new ways.

LANDR Adds Royalty Free Samples From Dirty Projectors, More
LANDR Adds Royalty Free Samples From Dirty Projectors, Morewww.hypebot.com
LANDR has launched “Samples” to provide royalty-free samples to the 1.7 million producers using the AI driven automated mastering service.

Why did the Instagram of music fail?
Why did the Instagram of music fail?www.theverge.com

It’s hard to make a sticky social music experience.

Radio's Struggle to Cross the Generational Divide
Radio's Struggle to Cross the Generational Dividejacobsmedia.com
There are two unpopular demographics with radio – aging Boomers and Generation Z – that could prove to be game-changers, both in the short and long terms.

7 Tips For Turning Playlist Placement Into Long Term Streaming Activity
7 Tips For Turning Playlist Placement Into Long Term Streaming Activity www.hypebot.com
With streaming the dominant form of music consumption, landing a good playlist placement has become a Holy Grail for artists.

SoundCloud Appoints Mark Eisenberg SVP of Content Partnerships
SoundCloud Appoints Mark Eisenberg SVP of Content Partnershipswww.billboard.com
SoundCloud has hired digital music veteran Mark Eisenberg as senior vice president, content partnerships.