Issue #443: Experimentation Crucial in Music Streaming, but Execution is Key; Liberty Media Pulls iHeartMedia Investment

Experimentation is Crucial in Music's Streaming Era, but Execution is Key
Experimentation is Crucial in Music's Streaming Era, but Execution is Keydjbooth.net
Artists are reshaping the form, length, and method of releases to help their albums stick beyond their first week. We explore both the hits and misses.

SAG-AFTRA Hit With Class Action Suit Over Streaming Music Service Fees
SAG-AFTRA Hit With Class Action Suit Over Streaming Music Service Feesvariety.com
SAG-AFTRA and AFM are paid a 3% fee to manage a royalty fund for both union and non-union musicians

The CX of Spotify
The CX of Spotifyjournal.highlandsolutions.com
I used to love music. When I was a teenager, the way to experience music was to get my parents to drive me to the mall so I could visit Sam Goody and drop $20 on a CD. This was a substantial…

Remember Pandora Radio?
Remember Pandora Radio?www.buzzfeed.com
Recently logging on to my old Pandora account felt like meeting a former self.

Beyoncé and BTS stans have linked up to dominate all streaming
Beyoncé and BTS stans have linked up to dominate all streamingwww.thefader.com
BTS and Beyoncé stans have come together to form the #ArmyHiveProject, and are planning a streaming party for fans of both artists.

EU Poised to Rewrite Rules on Uploaded Content, Aggregation
EU Poised to Rewrite Rules on Uploaded Content, Aggregationrightstech.com

The European Union’s controversial Copyright Reform Directive took a major step toward becoming law across the continent Wednesday as the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee voted narrowly to approve the measure.

XXXTentacion's "SAD!" Breaks Taylor Swift's Single-Day Streaming Record
XXXTentacion's "SAD!" Breaks Taylor Swift's Single-Day Streaming Recordwww.complex.com
The John Cunningham-produced single reportedly garnered 10.4 million Spotify streams on Tuesday, just a day after the 20-year-old rapper was gunned down in Florida.

Is your Spotify password up to scratch?
Is your Spotify password up to scratch?nakedsecurity.sophos.com
If you’re among the 140 million users who enjoy streaming music from Spotify, you might want to make sure you have a strong password.

Pandora, AT&T partner on mobile music streaming
Pandora, AT&T partner on mobile music streamingwww.mobilemarketer.com

Pandora partnered with AT&T to offer a music streaming service as part of the wireless carrier’s premium mobile subscriptions.

Lyor Cohen on YouTube Music, Criticism From Irving Azoff & Why Artists Still Need Record Labels
Lyor Cohen on YouTube Music, Criticism From Irving Azoff & Why Artists Still Need Record Labelswww.billboard.com
YouTube’s new subscription streaming service has industry veteran Lyor Cohen striding confidently into his latest act.

Liberty Media Pulls Planned $1.16 Billion Investment in iHeartMedia
Liberty Media Pulls Planned $1.16 Billion Investment in iHeartMediawww.thewrap.com
Liberty Media pulled it’s planned $1.16 billion investment in radio giant iHeartMedia, which had declared bankruptcy in March

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