Issue #473: Sonos Betting Its Speakers on Paid Music Streaming; Tim Cook: Apple Not in Music Streaming for the Money

Sonos Is Betting Its Speakers on Paid Music Streaming
Sonos Is Betting Its Speakers on Paid Music Streamingwww.rollingstone.com

High-end speaker company makes its stock market debut and predicts future success off the back of streaming.

Cook says Apple not in music streaming for the money, touts human content curation
Cook says Apple not in music streaming for the money, touts human content curationappleinsider.com
Apple CEO Tim Cook recently sat down to discuss Apple Music and its place in the burgeoning music streaming world, once again touting the service’s human content curation as a key benefit over competitors like Spotify.

Spotify Releases Playlist Pitching Feature
Spotify Releases Playlist Pitching Featuremusic3point0.com
Spotify announced a new beta feature that allows indie artists, bands and labels to pitch a song to its playlist curators.

Talking about a streaming revolution: NZ On Air report explores the age of Spotify
Talking about a streaming revolution: NZ On Air report explores the age of Spotifywww.theindustryobserver.com.au
A new study shows that some old school media platforms across the Tasman are holding up reasonably well in spite of the streaming revolution.

Consumer Tech Revenue To Grow 6% To $377 Billion In 2018: CTA
Consumer Tech Revenue To Grow 6% To $377 Billion In 2018: CTAwww.twice.com
Consumer tech revenue will hit $377 billion this year, up 6 percent, spurred by artificial intelligence (AI), voice-recognition technology and fast connectivity, the Consumer Technology Association said in its annual mid-year update.

Royalty Exchange Launches Free 'Know Your Worth' Zillow-For-Songwriters App
Royalty Exchange Launches Free 'Know Your Worth' Zillow-For-Songwriters Appwww.hypebot.com
Royalty Exchange has launched a new app that it claims will provide songwriters and rights holders with a better idea of how much their intellectual property is worth. Billed as “Zillow for songwriters” – a reference to the successful real estate data aggregator – the Know Your Worth App collects…

Warner Music Group Sells Entire Stake in Spotify
Warner Music Group Sells Entire Stake in Spotifyvariety.com
Warner has now sold its entire stake in Spotify, realizing $504 million.

HFA is Getting Blamed Unfairly
HFA is Getting Blamed Unfairlymusictech.solutions
  When you’ve been around as long as the Harry Fox Agency, you’re going to make some enemies, screw some things up, over react and over reach.  You’re also going to do a lot of things right, make some friends and do some good.  But most of all, you’re going to be the whipping boy…

Boiler Room expands beyond music streaming to culture and politics with new video push
Boiler Room expands beyond music streaming to culture and politics with new video pushdigiday.com

Live-music broadcasting platform Boiler Room, which began in 2010 streaming DJ sets in East London warehouses, is looking beyond music with the launch of half a dozen video series and documentaries planned over the next month.

Xiaomi signs music copyright transfer agreement with NetEase
Xiaomi signs music copyright transfer agreement with NetEasetechnode.com

Xiaomi Music has reached a copyright transfer agreement with NetEase Cloud Music, continuing the trend of music sharing among platforms after the government banned unlicensed music streaming in 2015.

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