Issue 495: New Spotify Initiative Makes the Big Record Labels Nervous; Paul McCartney Webcast Tonight

A New Spotify Initiative Makes the Big Record Labels Nervous
A New Spotify Initiative Makes the Big Record Labels Nervouswww.nytimes.com
The streaming service has been making deals with independent artists. Could it change the music industry as we know it?

Paul McCartney Announces YouTube Concert Webcast
Paul McCartney Announces YouTube Concert Webcastwww.jambase.com
Paul McCartney will webcast on YouTube a live concert performance from New York City.

Vine and Musical.ly transformed the music industry – then they disappeared. Will history repeat itself?
Vine and Musical.ly transformed the music industry – then they disappeared. Will history repeat itself?www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

The story is almost a cliché at this point: a short-form video app gains millions of users, gets acquired by a massive tech conglomerate and reshapes the music industry’s understanding of A&R and celebrity, by treating consumers as producers and stars in their own right.

Alexa Will Now Tell You About Upcoming Concerts
Alexa Will Now Tell You About Upcoming Concertsfortune.com
Alexa can answer questions about when and where a concert is happening, and even if a band is currently touring.

Apple’s Shazam acquisition cleared by EU regulators
Apple’s Shazam acquisition cleared by EU regulatorstechcrunch.com

European regulators have given the green light to Apple’s December 2017 acquisition of music and image recognition discovery firm Shazam.

How To Get The Most Out Of Streaming Analytic Tools
How To Get The Most Out Of Streaming Analytic Toolsblog.reverbnation.com

There’s plenty of doom and gloom when it comes to songwriters struggling in today’s rapidly evolving music industry, but it’s not all bad news. One especially bright spot is the free analytic tools many streaming platforms are now giving to artists.

Out of the mouths of the playlist generation and sucklings
Out of the mouths of the playlist generation and sucklingswww.thehindu.com
If there is one predominant aesthetic trait that defines the millennial, it is their love for a good music playlist with a vibe that fits their mood.

The evolution of music
The evolution of musicsciencebusiness.net

From vinyl records to cassette tapes, CDs, MP3 players and streaming services, the way we listen to music has rapidly evolved over the years.

Five Music Streaming Apps That Let You Enjoy Cheap 4G Data Plans
Five Music Streaming Apps That Let You Enjoy Cheap 4G Data Planswww.thequint.com

Best music streaming apps in India.

Is Streaming the Savior of the Music Industry?
Is Streaming the Savior of the Music Industry?www.streamingmedia.com
Spotify, Apple Music, and hundreds of smaller music streaming services are fueling growth in music industry revenue, despite high licensing costs demanded by major labels Universal, Sony, and Warner.

YouTube's Dark theme is rolling out to Android now - here's how to get it
YouTube's Dark theme is rolling out to Android now – here's how to get itthenextweb.com
YouTube’s dark theme had begun rolling out to a few lucky Android users in July, but it seems like it’s finally becoming available more widely.

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