Issue 500: The 500th Issue!; Spotify vs. Record Labels; Deezer Offers Free Trial for U.S. Users; Australia’s Music Biz on the Up

Spotify Is In Trouble With Record Labels Again

The Swedish streaming giant is dipping its toes into new business strategies that stir the music industry’s ire.

Deezer to Offer Free Trial For U.S. Users
Deezer to Offer Free Trial For U.S. Userswww.billboard.com
Deezer has announced a new experience for music lovers. For the first time, new users can download the Deezer mobile app and try all the benefits of a paid Premium subscriber for free.

Making Music Social: What Drives Streaming Revenues
Making Music Social: What Drives Streaming Revenuesmedium.com
Following many years of declining revenues, the music industry has finally started growing exponentially, with consumption in the first half of 2018 reaching the highest peak we’ve seen for the past…

Pandora CEO Roger Lynch Discusses Forthcoming Label Negotiations
Pandora CEO Roger Lynch Discusses Forthcoming Label Negotiationsvariety.com
Previous management “didn’t do the right deals, and there’s a chance to improve our rates.”

Amazon to release exclusive Jack White documentary and live EP
Amazon to release exclusive Jack White documentary and live EPmusically.com
Amazon’s latest music ‘original’ comes from a partnership with artist Jack White, based around his Washington DC concert from May this year.

Australia’s Music Industry Posts Solid Growth
Australia’s Music Industry Posts Solid Growthwww.billboard.com
Australia’s music industry is on the up, with labels trade body ARIA and authors’ rights society APRA both reporting strong gains.

Music Metadata Can Get You Discovered in Music Libraries
Music Metadata Can Get You Discovered in Music Librariesblog.discmakers.com
Increasing your chances of being returned in search results in music libraries comes down to descriptive music metadata for the songs you upload.

The majors sweating over Spotify’s licensing deals have forgotten about Tencent
The majors sweating over Spotify’s licensing deals have forgotten about Tencentwww.theindustryobserver.com.au
Spotify needs content, and the labels love Spotify. But does Spotify need the labels?

Spotify And Nielsen Deal Could Mean More Money For Artists
Spotify And Nielsen Deal Could Mean More Money For Artistsmusic3point0.com
Spotify and Nielsen have teamed up to get better data for the platform’s advertisers, which ultimately could mean more money in artist’s pockets.

Eminem's 'Lucky You' Marks Rapper's First No. 1 Debut on Streaming Songs Chart
Eminem's 'Lucky You' Marks Rapper's First No. 1 Debut on Streaming Songs Chartwww.billboard.com
The rapper previously ruled the chart with “The Monster,” featuring Rihanna, in 2014.

Play Hotel Music, AI Powered Music Streaming Service Tailored for Hotels, to Launch on Sep 16 at The Hotel Show Dubai 2018
Play Hotel Music, AI Powered Music Streaming Service Tailored for Hotels, to Launch on Sep 16 at The Hotel Show Dubai 2018platformandstream.wordpress.com

Play Hotel Music, a tailored music streaming service for hotels, is planned to be launched at The Hotel Show Dubai 2018. Play Hotel Music is powered by AI (Artificial Intelligence), developed using data acquired over the years of providing instore music.

Major Publishers Will Receive a $1.5 Billion In the First Year After the Music Modernization Act Passes
Major Publishers Will Receive a $1.5 Billion In the First Year After the Music Modernization Act Passeswww.digitalmusicnews.com
Major music publishers are expected to reap a massive windfall if the Music Modernization Act (MMA) passes into law, according to sources.

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