Issue 513: Are We About to Have Streaming Wars?; The War Over Music Copyrights; Tencent Files for $1 Billion IPO

Are We About To Have Streaming Wars?

Paul Wilson speculates about what will happen when Qobuz enters the US market…

The war over music copyrights
The war over music copyrightstechcrunch.com

The surge in music streaming means a surge in income for those who own the copyrights to songs, and the growth of entertainment in emerging markets, growing use in digital videos, and potential use of music in new content formats like VR only expand this further.

Chinese Streaming-Music Giant Files for $1 Billion U.S. IPO
Chinese Streaming-Music Giant Files for $1 Billion U.S. IPOwww.bloomberg.com
Tencent Music Entertainment Group, the online-music arm of China’s largest social-media company, filed for a U.S. initial public offering.

Warner Music Group Partners With dotBlockchain To Modernize Content Management
Warner Music Group Partners With dotBlockchain To Modernize Content Managementwww.hypebot.com

dotBlockchain Media has scored its first major label and music publisher partnership with Warner Music Group. Warner Chappell publishing and WMG labels will work with the startup to create new ways to track their assets on the blockchain.

Here are Spotify’s 6 strategies for the new era of music streaming according to CEO Daniel Ek
Here are Spotify’s 6 strategies for the new era of music streaming according to CEO Daniel Eknordic.businessinsider.com
Spotify is entering the next phase in its music streaming history, with new goals and challenges.

Blockchain startup Hearo.fm to launch Tune.fm streaming service
Blockchain startup Hearo.fm to launch Tune.fm streaming servicemusically.com
Another day, another blockchain startup promising to (in the words of its launch announcement) “revolutionise the global music industry”.

Deezer says podcast listening on its service has grown by 146%
Deezer says podcast listening on its service has grown by 146%musically.com
Growth stats as percentages without the actual before-and-after numbers can be misleading: if the original base is very small, the significance diminishes.

How To Listen To Spotify In Any Browser
How To Listen To Spotify In Any Browserwww.ubergizmo.com
Spotify is one of the best music streaming services out there. While it is mostly being used on iPhone and Android devices, Spotify has a web player…

RIAA President Mitch Glazier Criticizes Trade Deal Poised to Replace NAFTA
RIAA President Mitch Glazier Criticizes Trade Deal Poised to Replace NAFTAwww.billboard.com

RIAA President Mitch Glazier expressed disappointment in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the new North American trade deal poised to replace NAFTA.

CMRRA Reaches Licensing Deal With Amazon Music
CMRRA Reaches Licensing Deal With Amazon Musicwww.fyimusicnews.ca
The Canadian Mechanical Reproduction Rights Agency has struck a deal with the just-launched premium music streaming service, Amazon Music Unlimited

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