Issue 503: Music Modernization Act Passed; How Auto-Tune Revolutionized the Sound of Popular Music

Music Modernization Act Passed: Industry, Politicians Welcome 'The Most Important Piece Of Legislation In a Generation'
Music Modernization Act Passed: Industry, Politicians Welcome 'The Most Important Piece Of Legislation In a Generation'www.billboard.com
“This is the most important piece of legislation in a generation,” Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said on the Senate floor after the bill was approved. “It makes sure songwriters get paid and get paid fairly.”

How Auto-Tune Revolutionized the Sound of Popular Music
How Auto-Tune Revolutionized the Sound of Popular Musicpitchfork.com
An in-depth history of the most important pop innovation of the last 20 years, from Cher’s “Believe” to Kanye West to Migos

Spotify CFO on Apple: ‘It’s not a software culture: it’s a hardware culture’
Spotify CFO on Apple: ‘It’s not a software culture: it’s a hardware culture’musically.com
Spotify’s chief financial officer Barry McCarthy delivered a blunt rejoinder to a question about the threat posed by big-tech rivals like Apple, during his interview at Goldman Sachs’ Communacopia conference on Friday.

Bulls hear the music, make big bets on Pandora
Bulls hear the music, make big bets on Pandorawww.cnbc.com
“Halftime Report” trader Pete Najarian spots unusual options activity in Pandora, as investors bet the stock’s record run will continue.

Bikini Kill Discography on Streaming Services
Bikini Kill Discography on Streaming Services www.rollingstone.com

Nineties riot grrrl pioneers Bikini Kill uploaded their entire catalog on streaming services on Tuesday morning.

Steven Wilson: Streaming Services Made Genres Less Important. I Think That's a Good Thing
Steven Wilson: Streaming Services Made Genres Less Important. I Think That's a Good Thingwww.ultimate-guitar.com
‘I think you find now the kids just listen to whatever they want to listen to,’ the musician says.

Americans Listen to 151 Minutes of Music Each Day
Americans Listen to 151 Minutes of Music Each Daywww.digitalmusicnews.com
According to a new study from Music Biz and AudienceNet, Americans on average spend over 2 hours and a half each day listening to music.

Let's Push Things Forward: What Does the EU's Copyright Verdict Mean for the Music Industry?
Let's Push Things Forward: What Does the EU's Copyright Verdict Mean for the Music Industry?www.synchtank.com
The European Parliament’s decision to accept a raft of digital reforms could have widespread ramifications for the music industry. Ben Gilbert investigates a significant story for artists, labels and copyright holders.

How Teens Influence Music Industry Trends in 2018
How Teens Influence Music Industry Trends in 2018flypaper.soundfly.com
Even if teens aren’t your target audience, their listening habits are transforming the music industry and changing how music is consumed. Pay attention.

5 Ways to Help Your Music Get Discovered in the New Digital Age
5 Ways to Help Your Music Get Discovered in the New Digital Ageflypaper.soundfly.com
The way fans discover new music has done a 180 backflip in mid-air with the rise of digital streaming. Here’s some advice for bands trying to break through.

Ozuna's Sony Partnership for 'Odisea' Leads to Record Streaming Numbers & Sold-Out Tour Dates
Ozuna's Sony Partnership for 'Odisea' Leads to Record Streaming Numbers & Sold-Out Tour Dateswww.billboard.com
Ozuna doesn’t have an agent. He doesn’t have major sponsorships. He doesn’t have deals in place with AEG Live or Live Nation. And although his music is distributed and marketed by Sony Music U.S. Latin, he is signed to Dimelo Vi, the independent label owned by his manager, Vicente Saavedra.

Google Assistant adds streaming support for Bugs Music
Google Assistant adds streaming support for Bugs Music9to5google.com
In addition to features like bilingual support, one way Google Assistant is improving its global footprint is by supporting local services. Over the…

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