Issue 518: One-Third of the World is Still Pirating Music; What Spotify Can Learn From Tencent Music

Streaming Music: One-Third of the World Is Still Pirating Music
Streaming Music: One-Third of the World Is Still Pirating Musicwww.rollingstone.com

Global report says 38 percent of music consumers obtain music illegally, most of them ripping from streams.

Asia Millionaires Groove to Disco After Betting on Soccer
Asia Millionaires Groove to Disco After Betting on Soccerwww.bloomberg.com
Asia’s legions of wealthy investors are getting a chance to profit from the boom in music streaming as Spotify and its peers gain popularity.

What Spotify can learn from Tencent Music
What Spotify can learn from Tencent Musictechcrunch.com

At its heart, Tencent Music is an interactive media company. Its business isn’t merely providing music, it’s getting people to engage around music.

SoundCloud CEO on the Value of Music Streaming and Pandora Partnership
SoundCloud CEO on the Value of Music Streaming and Pandora Partnershipwww.bloomberg.com

SoundCloud Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Kerry Trainor discusses the company’s monetization program and the value of music streaming with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang on “Bloomberg Technology.”

35% of People Who Don't Pay for Streaming Say YouTube Is the Reason
35% of People Who Don't Pay for Streaming Say YouTube Is the Reasonwww.digitalmusicnews.com
The IFPI has found YouTube’s popularity actually leads to fewer paid streaming music subscriptions and more copyright infringement.

IFPI Global Consumer Report Quantifies Streaming's Domination of Listening Time, But Piracy Hasn't Gone Away
IFPI Global Consumer Report Quantifies Streaming's Domination of Listening Time, But Piracy Hasn't Gone Awaywww.billboard.com
The increased availability of licensed music services is leading to a surge in consumption, claims a comprehensive IFPI report measuring consumer habits across 20 of the world’s leading markets.

Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora Boost Smart Speaker Growth
Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora Boost Smart Speaker Growthwww.pymnts.com

A new study has found that the smart speaker and music streaming markets are becoming more interdependent.

Chance the Rapper Says Apple Music Once Offered Him $20 Million — But He Couldn't Take It
Chance the Rapper Says Apple Music Once Offered Him $20 Million — But He Couldn't Take Itwww.digitalmusicnews.com
Several years ago, before the launch of Apple Music, executives had approached Chance the Rapper with a lucrative streaming exclusive offer.

Nigeria's Music Streaming Services Continue to Grow Despite Coson Chaos, Regulatory Barriers and Etisalat Crash
Nigeria's Music Streaming Services Continue to Grow Despite Coson Chaos, Regulatory Barriers and Etisalat Crashallafrica.com

Nigeria’s music steaming services have really being going through it recently.

Google’s Latest Chromecast Supports Multiroom Audio, 60fps Video
Google’s Latest Chromecast Supports Multiroom Audio, 60fps Videovariety.com
The company’s latest version of its streaming adapter works in concert with other Google-powered audio speakers.

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