Issue #459: Is Life Easier with So Many Digital Formats?: Bayern Munich, Apple Music Extend Deal; UnitedMasters Quietly Rolls Out Service

Does the Multiplicity of Digital Formats Make Life Easier?

Paul Wilson looks at how digital audio has become more complicated…

Eight Months After Launch, UnitedMasters Quietly Rolls Out Online Distribution Service For Artists
Eight Months After Launch, UnitedMasters Quietly Rolls Out Online Distribution Service For Artistswww.billboard.com
In a crowded, competitive landscape for music streaming, distribution and analytics, UnitedMasters has arguably struggled to deliver on its lofty promises to date.

Bayern Munich extends deal with Apple Music
Bayern Munich extends deal with Apple Music www.bavarianfootballworks.com
You want a Bayern-specific playlist, Die Roten has you covered!

Is Instagram about to become the music industry's new best friend?
Is Instagram about to become the music industry's new best friend?www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

On June 20, Instagram announced IGTV, the company’s attempt to compete with YouTube and distinguish itself with vertical video content.

Spotify Ad Studio launches in Australia
Spotify Ad Studio launches in Australiawww.theindustryobserver.com.au
Spotify has launched its self-serve advertising platform in Australia.

Streaming Music and Copyright
Streaming Music and Copyrightwww.cato.org
The Music Modernization Act has some beneficial aspects, but overall it simply incorporates streaming services like Spotify into the same anticompetitive regulatory framework that currently governs music copyrights.

Audio (R)evolution: From Mono To Stereo To Smart
Audio (R)evolution: From Mono To Stereo To Smartwww.twice.com
As the sonic landscape has transitioned from mono to stereo to smart, one thing has remained the same: the ability of recorded sound to take our breath away.

Spotify and Ek’s parlay
Spotify and Ek’s parlaymedium.com
Recode recently reported that two of the three major record labels had started selling their equity stakes in Spotify: How else can you read this but to infer that the major labels feel pretty secure…

Over 30? Survey Says You May Suffer From 'Musical Paralysis'
Over 30? Survey Says You May Suffer From 'Musical Paralysis'www.billboard.com
Radio programmers who work in country and other adult-leaning formats might well be heartened by a new study from an online company that suggests listeners over the age of 30 have little time for music discovery.

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