Spotify, SoundCloud, and the Race Up the Value Chain — hackernoon.com
It’s no secret that the music industry is a tough nut to crack. Spotify, Soundcloud, and a host of other music industry startups all struggle to reach profitability despite their vast consumer…
The next innovative campaign could be waiting patiently within the dusty grooves of some wax in your crates.
Snapchat and music: 'We ultimately want artists to be compensated for their work' — musically.com
How is Snap, Inc working with artists and labels on music campaigns? The parent company of Snapchat hasn’t talked publicly often about its music strategy, but its VP of partnerships Ben Schwerin gave a keynote at the Midem conference in Cannes today.
iHeartMedia and OZY Media Announce Multiyear Partnership — variety.com
iHeartMedia and online news publication OZY Media today announced a creative multiyear partnership. The pact will combine OZY Media’s news and storytelling capabilities with iHeartMedia’s national cross-platform network to reach potentially hundreds of millions of consumers across the country.
YouTube Liable for Copyright Infringement, Austrian Court Finds in Preliminary Ruling — www.billboard.com
A preliminary decision by an Austrian commercial court could have a seismic impact on the economy of online video.
The Death of the Download: Music Streaming is Here to Stay — vergecampus.com
Streaming is here to stay, and trend reports indicate that it will continue to grow at lightning speed. If you haven’t hopped on the streaming train yet, it just might be time for you to start.
The finance ministers of three Nordic countries are urging the EU to scrap plans to tax large digital corporations.
Ultra Media & Entertainment has launched six dedicated free music apps of old and evergreen Bollywood songs on Google Play Store and iOS platforms.
Midemlab 2018 pitches: Experiential music technology startups — musically.com
20 music/tech startups are finalists in this year’s Midemlab contest at the Midem conference in Cannes. This afternoon’s last session saw the experiential technologies startups showing off their products and platforms.
Why Cannes named Spotify, not a person, for top media honours this year — www.campaignlive.co.uk
Cannes Lions has switched its media person of the year award to that of media brand at the request of Daniel Ek, Spotify’s co-founder and chief executive.
83% of All Music, Film & TV Piracy Is Motivated by a Lack of Paid Options — www.digitalmusicnews.com
According to British antipiracy firm Muso, 83% of people choose to illegally stream and download because they can’t find their favorite content legally.
Joseph Arthur & Peter Buck Of R.E.M. Stream Debut Album ‘Arthur Buck’ — www.jambase.com
Listen to ‘Arthur Buck,’ the debut collaborative album from Joseph Arthur and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck.