Issue #445: How Will the Net Neutrality Rollback Affect Music Streaming?; Spotify Gets New Chief Content Officer

How Will The Net Neutrality Rollback Affect Music Streaming?
How Will The Net Neutrality Rollback Affect Music Streaming?www.project-disco.org

It is not unrealistic to expect that in the absence of net neutrality rules, larger ISPs will feel more comfortable using their positions as the access points of the Internet to block or throttle content that they do not own

The BBC has a new app to counter Spotify and Apple Music
The BBC has a new app to counter Spotify and Apple Musicwww.engadget.com
The BBC has a problem. For almost a century, the British broadcaster has run a variety of national and regional radio stations to great effect in the UK. Their…

Dawn Ostroff Joins Spotify as Chief Content Officer
Dawn Ostroff Joins Spotify as Chief Content Officerwww.billboard.com
Dawn Ostroff has joined Spotify as the music streaming company’s new chief content officer.

Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s Piracy Problem
Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s Piracy Problempitchfork.com
The choice isn’t between Tidal and Spotify—it’s between streaming and stealing

Robert Neri: Africa is an exciting place for music business
Robert Neri: Africa is an exciting place for music businesswww.musicinafrica.net
Robert Neri, managing director of the British arm of music publishing company Downtown, has said in the future Africa could be a major player in the music business.

Korean Artists Just Got a Pay Raise from Music Streaming Services
Korean Artists Just Got a Pay Raise from Music Streaming Serviceswww.digitalmusicnews.com
Beginning on January 1, 2019, artists will see a growth in their royalties due to Korean music streaming services paying them more. But how much more?

Has Facebook put an end to the online gig guide?
Has Facebook put an end to the online gig guide?www.theindustryobserver.com.au
It’s only a matter of time before Facebook annihilates every app under the sun. Has the conglomerate brought out a feature that’ll put an end to the gig guide?

Pandora & iHeartRadio Subscription Streams to Be Added to Billboard Charts
Pandora & iHeartRadio Subscription Streams to Be Added to Billboard Chartswww.billboard.com
Billboard is expanding its stable of streaming contributors to its charts, as subscription streams from both Pandora and iHeartRadio – provided to and powered by Nielsen Music – will be included in chart calculations beginning with the rankings dated July 14

YouTube celebrates music streaming service launch with British house party
YouTube celebrates music streaming service launch with British house partywww.campaignlive.co.uk
YouTube is hosting a four-day house party at 180 The Strand celebrating British music and culture, following the UK launch of its streaming platform.

Spotify Smart Play — A Case Study
Spotify Smart Play — A Case Studyblog.prototypr.io
I love listening music and I’m a big fan of Spotify since 2012. I enjoy discovering music and I’m constantly on the hunt for new songs.

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