Issue 496: Democratizing Music via Streaming Tech, Data; Deezer Rolls Out to Garmin’s Music-Enabled Fitness Trackers

Democratizing Music Through Streaming Tech and Data Analytics
Brooke Michael Kain knows live music is cool, but says using data to delight customers is even cooler

Deezer Music Streaming App Rolls Out to Garmin's Music-Enabled Fitness Trackers
Deezer Music Streaming App Rolls Out to Garmin's Music-Enabled Fitness Trackerswww.digitaltrends.com
Do you already have a Garmin fitness watch with music? Then head over to Connect IQ and download the newly released Deezer music streaming app. U.S.-based owners can enjoy a free three-month trial to decide whether the up-and-coming music service is for them.

Tension Is Building Between Spotify and the Music Industry

Marc Cimino is frustrated. The Universal Music Publishing executive oversees one of the largest song catalogs in the world, collecting royalties for Nicki Minaj, Adele and Justin Bieber.

Apple Music launches a ‘Top Charts’ playlist series
Apple Music launches a ‘Top Charts’ playlist seriestechcrunch.com

Apple Music is rolling out a new playlist series that will feature the Top 100 songs on Apple Music globally and for those countries where Apple Music is available

SiriusXM: The Music Modernization Act Is Missing Amendments That Artists Should Want
SiriusXM: The Music Modernization Act Is Missing Amendments That Artists Should Wantwww.billboard.com
The music industry is a funny business. SiriusXM has licensed from copyright owners every pre-1972 recording it uses, and the company is still accused of not paying artists for their works, and of even being “unfriendly to artists.”

'Carpool Karaoke' Wins First Creative Arts Emmy
'Carpool Karaoke' Wins First Creative Arts Emmywww.billboard.com
The James Corden-produced ‘Late Late Show’ spinoff has been renewed for a second season..
James Corden has delivered Apple its first Emmy win.

Blockchain-Based Streaming Startup Audius Signs Up 6 Music Biz Advisors After $5.5 Million Funding Round
Blockchain-Based Streaming Startup Audius Signs Up 6 Music Biz Advisors After $5.5 Million Funding Roundwww.billboard.com
Audius, a blockchain-based streaming and hosting protocol that its founders refer to as “Soundcloud on the blockchain,” has signed up six new advisors from various sectors of the music business.

Spotify profit payouts: What's the fairest way to recompense artists?
Spotify profit payouts: What's the fairest way to recompense artists?www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

For the artist and management community, the most controversial element of Spotify’s transition to a publicly traded company was how (and if) the three majors and Merlin-member labels would share the proceeds from sale of their equity holdings.

Streaming in Spain Surges to Nearly 75 Percent of All Music Sales
Streaming in Spain Surges to Nearly 75 Percent of All Music Saleswww.billboard.com
Subscription income has risen 53% compared to a year ago.

How Blockchain is Setting the Stage for Musicians
How Blockchain is Setting the Stage for Musiciansmedium.com

Music is constantly evolving — just over the last decade, we have experienced massive innovations that have changed the way musicians create and distribute songs…

Jaguar taps singer Dua Lipa in music tech collaboration
Jaguar taps singer Dua Lipa in music tech collaborationadage.com
Software lets fans remix her song based on their driving data and streaming history

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