Issue #454: Why Apple Music is Finally Starting to Win Spotify’s game; Declining Audio Quality in Music

Why Apple Music is finally starting to win Spotify’s game.
Why Apple Music is finally starting to win Spotify’s game.slate.com
Because it’s going after serious music fans while Spotify targets low-effort listeners.

Music streams in the US grew by over 118bn in the first half of 2018 - the biggest jump in history
Music streams in the US grew by over 118bn in the first half of 2018 – the biggest jump in historywww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Here’s an encouraging stat for the global music business: the amount of music streamed in the United States in the first half of this year grew by the largest volume ever seen.

Declining Audio Quality In Music
Declining Audio Quality In Musicmedium.com
In the early 1980s, I had a friend who was a songwriter. He asked me to play guitar on a few demo recordings he was making. It was my first opportunity to record in a professional recording studio…

Music analytics in 2018: 'Data will tell you what's hot, but not what is good'
Music analytics in 2018: 'Data will tell you what's hot, but not what is good'musically.com

Tied to the publication of the new report from British industry bodies ERA and BPI, an afternoon of presentations and panel discussion on the current state of music analytics / data and their future was held yesterday.

Spotify will open regional headquarters in LA’s Arts District
Spotify will open regional headquarters in LA’s Arts Districtla.curbed.com
The tech company’s Los Angeles offices will be in the new At Mateo complex

The Ujo Platform: A Decentralized Music Ecosystem
The Ujo Platform: A Decentralized Music Ecosystemblog.ujomusic.com
Our vision at Ujo is to empower music through a transparent and open ecosystem and our mission is to build resilient, sustainable and accessible infrastructure for artists, supporters, and…

The state of music streaming in Southeast Asia
The state of music streaming in Southeast Asiatheaseanpost.com
The digital music streaming business in Asia is growing at a faster rate than the rest of the world.

Why music's survival means going with the stream
Why music's survival means going with the streamwww.fin24.com
For a while it seemed the music industry was in critical condition. Then streaming services came along, a natural enough flow of events – but one that finally gave consumers what they wanted, writes Chris Cheetham.

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