Issue #452: Glassnote Sues Donald Glover Over Streaming Royalties; Tencent Plans Spinoff, U.S. Listing of Online Music Biz; Apple Music Overtakes Spotify in U.S. Subscribers

Glassnote Sues Donald Glover Over Streaming Royalties
Glassnote Sues Donald Glover Over Streaming Royaltieswww.stereogum.com

TMZ reports that Glassnote Records has filed a lawsuit claiming that Glover has received over $700,000 in streaming royalties since 2012 and hasn’t paid them their percentage of the earnings.

Tencent Plans Spinoff, U.S. Listing of Online Music Business
Tencent Plans Spinoff, U.S. Listing of Online Music Businesswww.bloomberg.com
Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. is planning to spin off its online music entertainment business and list its shares in the U.S. through a public offering, the company said in a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange Sunday.

Apple Music reportedly has more US subscribers than Spotify
Apple Music reportedly has more US subscribers than Spotifywww.engadget.com
Thanks to a Wall Street Journal report in February, we knew Apple Music was poised to overtake Spotify in terms of US subscribers this summer. Well, it reported…

Kobalt Music Appoints Rian Liebenberg as CTO, Richard Thompson Steps Down
Kobalt Music Appoints Rian Liebenberg as CTO, Richard Thompson Steps Downwww.billboard.com

Kobalt Music announced  that Rian Liebenberg will be taking over as CTO, as Richard Thompson has decided to step down from the position. However, Thompson will continue to advise the company as emeritus CTO.

Drake reigns supreme as streaming music reaches new highs
Drake reigns supreme as streaming music reaches new highsnypost.com
Fueled by a 45 percent rise in on-demand streams, the amount of music Americans either bought or streamed during the first half of 2018 increased by 18 percent over the same period a year earlier, a report out Friday revealed.

Imogen Heap Talks Mycelia, Mi.Mu Gloves And Creative Passport Blockchain Project
Imogen Heap Talks Mycelia, Mi.Mu Gloves And Creative Passport Blockchain Projectwww.forbes.com
Imogen Heap is trailblazing blockchain technology to redress the imbalance many musicians suffer. Actually getting paid for their work.

Streaming Music Service Users Look to Music Recommendations on Rainy Days
Streaming Music Service Users Look to Music Recommendations on Rainy Dayskoreabizwire.com

A recent survey by KaKao, the operator of the nation’s largest music streaming service, Melon, found that subscribers to the service used the “music recommendation function” 28 percent more often on rainy days than on sunny ones.

Indie Labels Now Account For 14 Billion Streams Per Month
Indie Labels Now Account For 14 Billion Streams Per Monthmusic3point0.com
Indie labels now have a global reach has they now account for more than 14 billion streams a month, according to indie label association Merlin.

MIT's music AI can identify instruments and isolate their sounds
MIT's music AI can identify instruments and isolate their soundswww.engadget.com
If you’ve ever played a YouTube video for what it seems like the thousandth time to listen to your instrument’s part of a composition, you’ll love MIT’s new AI….

Music, Copyright and Creativity
Music, Copyright and Creativitywww.bloomberg.com
Laurence Juber, former guitarist for Paul McCartney and Wings, shares some thoughts.

The best music streaming options for Canadians
The best music streaming options for Canadiansmobilesyrup.com
Here’s a comprehensive look at all the music streaming options available to Canadians, and how they stack up.

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