Issue #438: End of Owning Music; Blockchain & the Music Industry; U.S. to Review 1940s-Era Music Rules

End of Owning Music: How CDs, Downloads Died
End of Owning Music: How CDs, Downloads Diedwww.rollingstone.com

Physical formats are cratering, but vinyl’s niche is growing.

From David Bowie to Blockchains: Blockchain Technology and the Music Industry
From David Bowie to Blockchains: Blockchain Technology and the Music Industrymedium.com
The rock-and-roll community was dealt a significant blow on January 10, 2016, when English rock star David Bowie succumbed to an 18 month battle with cancer. Bowie was known for his eccentric…

Black music is the reason streaming is winning, this is why
Black music is the reason streaming is winning, this is whyrollingout.com

If you are over the age of 35 you probably remember going to the record store during Super Tuesday to purchase the latest hot music. It was a religious…

U.S. to Review 1940s-Era Music Rules, With Billions at Stake
U.S. to Review 1940s-Era Music Rules, With Billions at Stakewww.bloomberg.com
The U.S. Justice Department plans to review agreements that determine how songwriters are paid by radio stations, restaurants and streaming services, a move that could affect billions in royalties doled out each year.

Sony Music Spotify Payouts to Artists, Indie Labels Set to Start
Sony Music Spotify Payouts to Artists, Indie Labels Set to Startvariety.com
Sony Music is holding true to its pledge that it will distribute profits from its sale of Spotify stock with artists and affiliated labels.

You can now sync Spotify podcasts on your Mighty
You can now sync Spotify podcasts on your Mightywww.engadget.com
The iPod Shuffle-like Mighty launched last year, giving users offline access to their Spotify playlists. But missing so far has been the ability to sync the pod…

Soundcloud Signs Mou With the Decentralized Music Platform Maestroproject
Soundcloud Signs Mou With the Decentralized Music Platform Maestroprojectcointelegraph.com

Soundcloud have signed a memorandum of understanding with Maestroproject to develop blockchain technology in music industry.

Do Playlists Kill Album Sales Or Multiply Them?
Do Playlists Kill Album Sales Or Multiply Them?www.hypebot.com
Michael Foster weighs in on how streaming and playlist culture is effecting album sales for niche genres including ambient, electronic, new age and electronica; and whether they could spell out the end of conventional albums or actually multiply sales.

Primary Wave launches its own streaming-focused record label, Cure8
Primary Wave launches its own streaming-focused record label, Cure8www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

US-based Primary Wave, best known as a well-funded music publisher, has entered the world of recorded music.

Streaming music providers target country fans
Streaming music providers target country fanswww.vindy.com

The hundreds of artists appearing at the CMA Fest weren’t the only ones trying to court new fans.

How Spotify Discovers the Genres of Tomorrow
How Spotify Discovers the Genres of Tomorrowartists.spotify.com
Spotify data alchemist Glenn McDonald turns numbers into music experiences.

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