Issue 526: The Mixcloud Takeover; Music Modernization Act’s Next Challenge; Spotify Updates App

The Mixcloud Takeover
The Mixcloud Takeovermedium.com
According to an article posted by Billboard, Universal Music Group has signed a multi-year direct licensing deal with U.K.-based audio streaming platform Mixcloud. Under the terms of the agreement…

Run The Jewels' El-P hits out at Spotify over lack of fraud protection
Run The Jewels' El-P hits out at Spotify over lack of fraud protectionwww.nme.com
Run The Jewels rapper and producer El-P has hit out at Spotify in a series of tweets over its apparent failure to protect artists from fraud

Music Modernization Act's Next Challenge: How to Implement the Law
Music Modernization Act's Next Challenge: How to Implement the Lawwww.hollywoodreporter.com
It took two decades of intense lobbying to pass and sign into law the Music Modernization Act. Now the hard part begins: implementing the first copyright law changes in 20 years.

Spotify Updates App With Streamlined Version Pushing Discovery, Radio & Podcasts
Spotify Updates App With Streamlined Version Pushing Discovery, Radio & Podcastswww.billboard.com
Spotify on Thursday unveiled an update to its Premium mobile app on iOS and Android, streamlining its navigation with a focus on music discovery, artist radio stations and podcasts.

JOOX, DSTV partner to provide music streaming service
JOOX, DSTV partner to provide music streaming servicewww.cnbcafrica.com

JOOX – a music streaming service owned by Tencent is changing the way South Africans can stream music and TV by partnering with DSTV.

“I want everything available digitally”
“I want everything available digitally”musically.com

Danny Bennet, head of Verve, on how digital is regenerating classical and jazz

Music Canada Touts 'Another Year of Unprecedented Growth' at Playback 2018 Kickoff
Music Canada Touts 'Another Year of Unprecedented Growth' at Playback 2018 Kickoffwww.billboard.com
Music Canada Executive Vice President Amy Terrill recapped the trade organization’s main accomplishments and initiatives of the past year on Tuesday at Toronto’s The Great Hall, kicking off the non-profit’s Playback 2018 annual industry dialogue and celebration.

Spotify, DistroKid and the Two Sided Marketplace
Spotify, DistroKid and the Two Sided Marketplacemusicindustryblog.wordpress.com

Spotify has taken a minority stake in DistroKid. In itself, it may be a slightly left field but relatively insignificant move, except that it is in fact one small but important step on a much bigger journey.

SoundCloud Reveals Partnerships With Native Instruments, Serato at ADE
SoundCloud Reveals Partnerships With Native Instruments, Serato at ADEvariety.com
SoundCloud is partnering with Native Instruments and Serato, allowing DJs to stream and mix its massive music catalog in real time.

 What Can New York Do to Help Small Music Venues?
What Can New York Do to Help Small Music Venues?www.citylab.com
They play an important role in building community, and nightlife advocates say that needs to be taken more seriously by officials.

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