Its US$26 billion stock debut has tech industry mouths watering, but the music streaming company may have hit a bum note in the region, where piracy, limited budgets and a love of karaoke are conspiring against it.
Vancouver company the District has reshaped the music business — www.straight.com
By managing YouTube streaming accounts, it’s formed one of the biggest music distribution networks in the world.
Coachella's Indie Acts Opt for Label Deals Even in Spotify Age — www.bloomberg.com
On stage at Coachella, Josh Conway could practically taste it. He and his compatriots in the indie band The Marias were playing the largest music festival in North America. They were on the verge of making it.
Spotify will spend nearly $450 million on Google cloud over 3 years — www.cnbc.com
Spotify disclosed on Tuesday that it’s spending at least $447 million on Google’s cloud over the next three years.
How the music industry could benefit from data technology convergence — blog.jaak.io
Part of our strategy blog series, which will investigate the paths to building decentralised infrastructure for the intellectual property industries.
Slipped discs: Why the biz needs to give CDs as much love and attention as viny — www.musicweek.com
It’s Record Store Day this weekend, which means tons of lovingly curated vinyl releases in your local indie shop. But, even as streaming becomes the dominant format, the biz shouldn’t neglect CD buyers. Music Week explains why…
Vevo uses YouTube for a large chunk of its distribution and viewership.
A number of classic releases from 2010 through 2012 have been collected on the services.
Being a true aggregator means gaining power over supply; Spotify doesn’t have that — the company doesn’t even have control over its marginal costs — and it’s hard to see where the profits come from.
TheWaveVR, a social virtual reality platform for music and visual arts experiences has closed a $6 million Series A funding round.