Issue #470: Drake’s “Scorpion” and Success in the Streaming Era; Deezer Raises $85M, Partners With Rotana

Drake's "Scorpion" Defines Success in the Streaming Era — for Better or Worse
Drake's "Scorpion" Defines Success in the Streaming Era — for Better or Worsesuperhypeblog.com
Read this post to understand why record albums are relevant in the streaming era.

Deezer Raises $85M, Partners With Rotana
Deezer Raises $85M, Partners With Rotanavariety.com
Paris-headquartered music streaming service Deezer has raised another €160 million (around $185 million) in funding, the company announced Thursday morning. This new round of funding values the company at €1 billion ($1.16 billion).

nugs.tv Announces Free 2018 Jerry Day Webcast
nugs.tv Announces Free 2018 Jerry Day Webcastwww.jambase.com
A free webcast of Sunday’s 16th annual Jerry Day will feature sets from Stu Allen & Mars Hotel, Melvin Seals & JGB and the Gary Gates Band.

Musical.ly Is Shutting Down, Users Moved to TikTok Video App
Musical.ly Is Shutting Down, Users Moved to TikTok Video Appvariety.com
China’s Bytedance is shutting down the Musical.ly app and migrating users over to its TikTok short-form video app.

Universal Music launches Peaceful Music playlist on Apple Music
Universal Music launches Peaceful Music playlist on Apple Musicmusically.com
Music for relaxation has quietly (well, it wouldn’t be loudly…) become one of the big playlist genres on music-streaming services. Now Universal Music Group is hoping to capitalise by launching a playlist called Peaceful Music.

Why Congress Should Support Startups In The Music Modernization Act
Why Congress Should Support Startups In The Music Modernization Actwww.hypebot.com

In this piece Chris Castle breaks down the latest inside the world of the Music Modernization Act, and why the law needs to be altered in order to restore balance between the rule makers and the rule takers, and better support startups in their bids for success.

Understanding Music Streaming's Incredible Growth
Understanding Music Streaming's Incredible Growthwww.hypebot.com

New numbers out from Nielsen have revealed that the popularity of streaming is continuing to grow at a precipitous rate.


Analog to Digital Conversion - Then and Now

Analog to Digital Conversion – Then and Now
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Dave Collins dispels some popular misconceptions about digital processing…

Fewer Britons are illegally downloading music as streaming 'fills vacuum'
Fewer Britons are illegally downloading music as streaming 'fills vacuum'www.nme.com
Surveyed people said it was easier to stream music than pirate it

Spotify talks direct artist deals: ‘Licensing content doesn’t make us a label’
Spotify talks direct artist deals: ‘Licensing content doesn’t make us a label’musically.com
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has taken pains to reassure labels that the company’s direct-licensing deals with independent artists should not be seen as a threat to labels, tying it back to Spotify’s ‘two-sided marketplace’ strategy.

First Listen: The War And Treaty, 'Healing Tide'
First Listen: The War And Treaty, 'Healing Tide'www.npr.org
The married duo Michael and Tanya Trotter convey an ecstatic, empowering sense of partnership that serves as the duo’s creative engine and core message.

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