Issue 515 :Does Music’s Q4 Matter Anymore in the Streaming Age?; Tidal, Samsung Partner for TV App

Does Music’s Q4 Matter Anymore In the Streaming Age?
Does Music’s Q4 Matter Anymore In the Streaming Age?variety.com
Record labels once backloaded their schedule with superstar Q4 releases targeting the holidays. Christmas 2018 paints a different picture.

Tidal partners with Samsung TV to launch TV app
Tidal partners with Samsung TV to launch TV appwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Tidal has now partnered with Samsung to launch an app for Samsung TV, which follows the news in August that Spotify and Samsung have entered into an agreement for the Swedish company to be the ‘go to music service provider’ for Samsung products.

Spotify's Request to Throw Out Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuit Denied by Federal Judge
Spotify's Request to Throw Out Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuit Denied by Federal Judgewww.billboard.com
Spotify’s fight with independent music publisher Bluewater Music over copyright infringement is set to continue after a Tennessee court rejected the streaming giant’s request to toss the suit.

8 Ways Hollywood Is Changing Audio
8 Ways Hollywood Is Changing Audiojacobsmedia.com
8 ways Hollywood is embracing podcasting, and what it means to radio.

iHeartMedia CEO: Tencent Music's IPO filing means 'audio is hot'
iHeartMedia CEO: Tencent Music's IPO filing means 'audio is hot'www.cnbc.com
Tencent Music’s plan to go public isn’t a threat to radio broadcasting and advertising company iHeartMedia, it just means audio is hot again, iHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman says.

Spotify Founders to Sell Another $100 Million in Shares
Spotify Founders to Sell Another $100 Million in Sharesvariety.com
Spotify’s founder Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon have signaled their intention to sell more shares in the company, according to the Swedish publication Di Digital, citing SEC filings registered Oct. 1 and 2 that were not available digitally at press time.

Arithmetic on the Internet: The Ethical Pool Solution to Streaming Royalty Allocation
Arithmetic on the Internet: The Ethical Pool Solution to Streaming Royalty Allocationmusictech.solutions
“Sick of my money funding crap.” A Fan’s Tweet Subscription services are one of the few secular trends in the current economy that is not yet reactive to trade wars or interest rates.  Subscription services are found in many areas of the economy, but music drives some of the big ones like Spotify, Amazon and…

What Do Spotify and AncestryDNA’s Playlists Really Tell Us?
What Do Spotify and AncestryDNA’s Playlists Really Tell Us?www.vulture.com
Spotify partnered with AncestryDNA to create playlists based on your DNA, which, in theory, would map your heritage to appropriate music…but what does it actually achieve, and what does what it does actually say about who you are?

10 things we learned from Tencent Music’s IPO filing
10 things we learned from Tencent Music’s IPO filingmusically.com
Tencent Music published its filing to go public last night. We’ve been filleting the document to pull out some of the most interesting data and strategic titbits on the Chinese digital-music company.

Streaming For Musicians: The Data That Matters Most
Streaming For Musicians: The Data That Matters Mostwww.musicthinktank.com

As we’re sure you’ve heard countless times over the last several years, the chances of making a living solely off of streaming income are slim to none. But does that mean that making your music available on streaming services is pointless? Far from it.

BBTV To Help Digital Musicians Secure Distribution On Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, More
BBTV To Help Digital Musicians Secure Distribution On Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Morewww.tubefilter.com

BroadbandTV, the Vancouver-based digital network mammoth, has unveiled a suite of new services to help emerging musicians find wider distribution opportunities.

Spotify’s new “Self Managed Music Retailer” is here!
Spotify’s new “Self Managed Music Retailer” is here!medium.com
According to Spotify’s blog, the company announced a new beta feature that enables independent artists to upload their music to Spotify — directly from Spotify for Artists. The streaming Giant states…

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