Issue 514: Live Nation, SiriusXM Could Become a Music Behemoth; Is Music Tech Short-Changing Songwriters?; Garmin Adds Spotify

Live Nation, SiriusXM Could Become a Single Music Behemoth
Live Nation, SiriusXM Could Become a Single Music Behemothwww.rollingstone.com

SiriusXM’s purchase of Pandora has analysts wondering how big its aspirations really are.

Is music tech short-changing songwriters?
Is music tech short-changing songwriters?www.techradar.com
Tech has done great things for composers, but the growth of streaming has complicated the issue of how they get paid.

Garmin adds Spotify to its music watches
Garmin adds Spotify to its music watches www.cnet.com
Got Spotify Premium? You’ll be able to download and listen to music offline with compatible Garmin music watches.

Pandora, Soundcloud Partner For US Ad Sales
Pandora, Soundcloud Partner For US Ad Saleswww.hypebot.com

SoundCloud today announced a partnership that makes Pandora its exclusive U.S. advertising and sales representative starting next year.

How the Music Modernization Act will help artists get paid more from streaming
How the Music Modernization Act will help artists get paid more from streamingwww.theverge.com
Public Knowledge’s Meredith Rose on The Vergecast

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek on Apple, Facebook, Netflix
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek on Apple, Facebook, Netflixwww.fastcompany.com
An intimate look inside the mind of the CEO bending the music industry into his vision for it.

​deadmau5 brings a new mau5trap radio series to Sirius XM
​deadmau5 brings a new mau5trap radio series to Sirius XMmixmag.net

More mau5 while you drive.

Rut Roh:  Led Zeppelin’s Free Agency Streaming Service
Rut Roh: Led Zeppelin’s Free Agency Streaming Servicemusictech.solutions

In the middle of what I think is a lot of hot air about Spotify becoming a threat to record companies–almost always a story promoted by either stock analysts who don’t know a trap case from a coke spoon or by overpaid Spotify executives–comes a very interesting story.

J. Cole's "Cole World: The Sideline Story" Mysteriously Removed From Streaming
J. Cole's "Cole World: The Sideline Story" Mysteriously Removed From Streamingwww.hotnewhiphop.com

The President of Dreamville says they’re sorting out the issue.

Steven Van Zandt: 'Streaming Is a Disaster for Artists. A Disaster.'
Steven Van Zandt: 'Streaming Is a Disaster for Artists. A Disaster.'www.digitalmusicnews.com
We asked Steven Van Zandt, one of the world’s biggest musicians, how he felt streaming was impacting creativity and the ability of artists to make a living.

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