Issue #445: How Will the Net Neutrality Rollback Affect Music Streaming?; Spotify Gets New Chief Content Officer

How Will The Net Neutrality Rollback Affect Music Streaming?
How Will The Net Neutrality Rollback Affect Music Streaming?www.project-disco.org

It is not unrealistic to expect that in the absence of net neutrality rules, larger ISPs will feel more comfortable using their positions as the access points of the Internet to block or throttle content that they do not own

The BBC has a new app to counter Spotify and Apple Music
The BBC has a new app to counter Spotify and Apple Musicwww.engadget.com
The BBC has a problem. For almost a century, the British broadcaster has run a variety of national and regional radio stations to great effect in the UK. Their…

Dawn Ostroff Joins Spotify as Chief Content Officer
Dawn Ostroff Joins Spotify as Chief Content Officerwww.billboard.com
Dawn Ostroff has joined Spotify as the music streaming company’s new chief content officer.

Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s Piracy Problem
Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s Piracy Problempitchfork.com
The choice isn’t between Tidal and Spotify—it’s between streaming and stealing

Robert Neri: Africa is an exciting place for music business
Robert Neri: Africa is an exciting place for music businesswww.musicinafrica.net
Robert Neri, managing director of the British arm of music publishing company Downtown, has said in the future Africa could be a major player in the music business.

Korean Artists Just Got a Pay Raise from Music Streaming Services
Korean Artists Just Got a Pay Raise from Music Streaming Serviceswww.digitalmusicnews.com
Beginning on January 1, 2019, artists will see a growth in their royalties due to Korean music streaming services paying them more. But how much more?

Has Facebook put an end to the online gig guide?
Has Facebook put an end to the online gig guide?www.theindustryobserver.com.au
It’s only a matter of time before Facebook annihilates every app under the sun. Has the conglomerate brought out a feature that’ll put an end to the gig guide?

Pandora & iHeartRadio Subscription Streams to Be Added to Billboard Charts
Pandora & iHeartRadio Subscription Streams to Be Added to Billboard Chartswww.billboard.com
Billboard is expanding its stable of streaming contributors to its charts, as subscription streams from both Pandora and iHeartRadio – provided to and powered by Nielsen Music – will be included in chart calculations beginning with the rankings dated July 14

YouTube celebrates music streaming service launch with British house party
YouTube celebrates music streaming service launch with British house partywww.campaignlive.co.uk
YouTube is hosting a four-day house party at 180 The Strand celebrating British music and culture, following the UK launch of its streaming platform.

Spotify Smart Play — A Case Study
Spotify Smart Play — A Case Studyblog.prototypr.io
I love listening music and I’m a big fan of Spotify since 2012. I enjoy discovering music and I’m constantly on the hunt for new songs.

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Issue #444: The Streaming Music Showdown; SiriusXM to Launch Dave Matthews Band Channel

Spotify, Amazon, Apple or YouTube? The Streaming-Music Showdown
Spotify, Amazon, Apple or YouTube? The Streaming-Music Showdownwww.wsj.com
You want to choose your streaming service carefully because whichever you pick will take over your music.

Sirius XM to Launch Dave Matthews Band Channel
Sirius XM to Launch Dave Matthews Band Channelwww.billboard.com
If you can’t get enough of them, you’re in luck. You’ll soon be able to listen to them 24/7.

Esports are booming: so how can music brands get involved?
Esports are booming: so how can music brands get involved?musically.com
Whenever Music Ally has to define esports for someone who hasn’t followed the sector, we tend to say it’s ‘competitive gaming’, citing tournaments using games from League of Legends to FIFA.

The Emerging Playlist Economy on Choon
The Emerging Playlist Economy on Choonmedium.com
Monetized Playlists on Choon isn’t even a week old yet, but it’s already causing a huge increase in track uploads and interesting market dynamics are rapidly developing.

New online CMU Library provides one-stop hub of music industry resources
New online CMU Library provides one-stop hub of music industry resourceswww.completemusicupdate.com

It brings together all the articles published across the CMU sites that provide background information on how the music industry works and summaries of current trends and best practice in the business of music.

Kanye and Tidal Must Face Lawsuit Over The Life of Pablo Not Actually Being a Tidal Exclusive, Judge Rules
Kanye and Tidal Must Face Lawsuit Over The Life of Pablo Not Actually Being a Tidal Exclusive, Judge Rules pitchfork.com
Lawyer: “We now will have a chance to move on with this case, including deposing Kanye.”

A2IM CEO Richard Burgess on Spotify's Direct Licensing Plan: 'We Should Have Equal Access to Their Data'
A2IM CEO Richard Burgess on Spotify's Direct Licensing Plan: 'We Should Have Equal Access to Their Data'www.billboard.com
When Spotify announced that they were offering advances worth up to six figures to indie artists and managers in exchange for licensing music directly to their platform, many label execs understandably spoke out in protest — particularly in the indie community.

All the Ways to Keep Your Spotify Profile Looking Fresh
All the Ways to Keep Your Spotify Profile Looking Freshstem.is
Spotify For Artists makes it easy for artists to control the look & feel of their individual Spotify profile pages. Here are all the ways to do so.

Wearables like the Apple Watch are the most convenient way to listen to music on the go.
Wearables like the Apple Watch are the most convenient way to listen to music on the go.slate.com
Is the wearable evolving back into an iPod?

Pandora CFO: Partnerships and programmatic ads will drive growth
Pandora CFO: Partnerships and programmatic ads will drive growthwww.marketwatch.com
Pandora Media Inc. is one of the best performers in tech this year, with shares up nearly 75%. But with the stock far off its all-time highs, the company has been looking for new ways to generate long-term growth.

J. Balvin is the most streamed Spotify artist in the world
J. Balvin is the most streamed Spotify artist in the worldwww.thefader.com
J Balvin has become the most streamed artist on Spotify after dropping his fifth studio album Vibras

Issue #443: Experimentation Crucial in Music Streaming, but Execution is Key; Liberty Media Pulls iHeartMedia Investment

Experimentation is Crucial in Music's Streaming Era, but Execution is Key
Experimentation is Crucial in Music's Streaming Era, but Execution is Keydjbooth.net
Artists are reshaping the form, length, and method of releases to help their albums stick beyond their first week. We explore both the hits and misses.

SAG-AFTRA Hit With Class Action Suit Over Streaming Music Service Fees
SAG-AFTRA Hit With Class Action Suit Over Streaming Music Service Feesvariety.com
SAG-AFTRA and AFM are paid a 3% fee to manage a royalty fund for both union and non-union musicians

The CX of Spotify
The CX of Spotifyjournal.highlandsolutions.com
I used to love music. When I was a teenager, the way to experience music was to get my parents to drive me to the mall so I could visit Sam Goody and drop $20 on a CD. This was a substantial…

Remember Pandora Radio?
Remember Pandora Radio?www.buzzfeed.com
Recently logging on to my old Pandora account felt like meeting a former self.

Beyoncé and BTS stans have linked up to dominate all streaming
Beyoncé and BTS stans have linked up to dominate all streamingwww.thefader.com
BTS and Beyoncé stans have come together to form the #ArmyHiveProject, and are planning a streaming party for fans of both artists.

EU Poised to Rewrite Rules on Uploaded Content, Aggregation
EU Poised to Rewrite Rules on Uploaded Content, Aggregationrightstech.com

The European Union’s controversial Copyright Reform Directive took a major step toward becoming law across the continent Wednesday as the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee voted narrowly to approve the measure.

XXXTentacion's "SAD!" Breaks Taylor Swift's Single-Day Streaming Record
XXXTentacion's "SAD!" Breaks Taylor Swift's Single-Day Streaming Recordwww.complex.com
The John Cunningham-produced single reportedly garnered 10.4 million Spotify streams on Tuesday, just a day after the 20-year-old rapper was gunned down in Florida.

Is your Spotify password up to scratch?
Is your Spotify password up to scratch?nakedsecurity.sophos.com
If you’re among the 140 million users who enjoy streaming music from Spotify, you might want to make sure you have a strong password.

Pandora, AT&T partner on mobile music streaming
Pandora, AT&T partner on mobile music streamingwww.mobilemarketer.com

Pandora partnered with AT&T to offer a music streaming service as part of the wireless carrier’s premium mobile subscriptions.

Lyor Cohen on YouTube Music, Criticism From Irving Azoff & Why Artists Still Need Record Labels
Lyor Cohen on YouTube Music, Criticism From Irving Azoff & Why Artists Still Need Record Labelswww.billboard.com
YouTube’s new subscription streaming service has industry veteran Lyor Cohen striding confidently into his latest act.

Liberty Media Pulls Planned $1.16 Billion Investment in iHeartMedia
Liberty Media Pulls Planned $1.16 Billion Investment in iHeartMediawww.thewrap.com
Liberty Media pulled it’s planned $1.16 billion investment in radio giant iHeartMedia, which had declared bankruptcy in March

Issue #442: Labels Mull Options Over Spotify’s Direct Deals; A (Very) Brief History of Digital Music In Kenya; Tidal Makes Big App Store Jump

As Market Cheers Spotify's Direct Deals With Artists and Managers, Labels Mull Their Options
As Market Cheers Spotify's Direct Deals With Artists and Managers, Labels Mull Their Optionswww.billboard.com
Over the past year, sources say, Spotify has been offering to pay a number of artist-management firms several-hundred-thousand-dollar advances in exchange for licensing their acts’ music directly to its streaming services.

A (Very) Brief History of Digital Music In Kenya
A (Very) Brief History of Digital Music In Kenyatechcabal.com

Africa as a whole does not have a lot of localised digital music offerings. However, the ecosystem is still young so that’s not exactly a bad thing.

Who Cares About New Music?
Who Cares About New Music?jacobsmedia.com
New sceintific research reveals that interest in new music discovery drops off when most poeple are in their 20s or early 30s. And that explains the success of the Classic Rock radio format.

Sonos Taking on Amazon, Apple, Google as It’s About to Go Public
Sonos Taking on Amazon, Apple, Google as It’s About to Go Publicvariety.com
How Sonos wants to take on Apple, Google and Amazon — by teaming up with them.

Tidal Makes Huge App Store Jump In Downloads, Revenue After The Carters' 'Everything Is Love' Release
Tidal Makes Huge App Store Jump In Downloads, Revenue After The Carters' 'Everything Is Love' Releasewww.billboard.com
Another splashy Tidal-only exclusive, this one from Jay-Z and Beyoncé, boosted the app’s popularity in both revenue and downloads once again. Can it hang on?

Hartwig Masuch: 'Spotify isn't doing anything wrong.'
Hartwig Masuch: 'Spotify isn't doing anything wrong.'www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Following reports that Spotify is now directly licensing music from independent artists – and paying them six-figure advances – the major labels are not happy.

Non-Traditional Ways to Share Your Music Online in 2018
Non-Traditional Ways to Share Your Music Online in 2018blog.symphonicdistribution.com

The internet is a place full of endless music promotion.

Baidu Music rebrands while functionality remains unchanged
Baidu Music rebrands while functionality remains unchangedtechnode.com

The move follows a 2015 merger between Baidu’s music service and Chinese music company Taihe Entertainment Group,

Law revision to mean more profit for artists from streamed music
Law revision to mean more profit for artists from streamed musicm.koreaherald.com
Musicians in Korea will make more money from their products starting next year, as a law revision approved Wednesday will increase their share from streaming music.

Lyor Cohen on YouTube Music: ‘How do we actually grow the business?’
Lyor Cohen on YouTube Music: ‘How do we actually grow the business?’musically.com
“This is about where we are – not we, YouTube, but where the industry is – and how do we move forward? And to me that’s the key: how do we elegantly move forward as we are transitioning from 18 years of decline, where artist development may have gone a little thin?”

Cover Art Guidelines For Streaming Services
Cover Art Guidelines For Streaming Servicesmusic3point0.com
Cover art is still an essential part of a record release even on the streaming services, but you must follow these guidelines first.

Online radio pioneer TuneIn explores potential sale
Online radio pioneer TuneIn explores potential saletechcentral.co.za

TuneIn, the online radio service, has enlisted LionTree Advisors to help the company evaluate strategic options, including a possible sale.

Issue #441: Lyor Cohen on Reviving the Music Industry; How Musicological Research Impacts the User Experience at IDAGIO

Lyor Cohen on Reviving the Music Industry
Lyor Cohen on Reviving the Music Industrywww.hollywoodreporter.com
“It’s an incredible time to be in music, fortunes are going to get made,” said the head of YouTube Music, promising online subscription services will drive a return to growth for the sluggish music business.

Why Airbnb Is A Dark Horse In Live Music's Intimate Future
Why Airbnb Is A Dark Horse In Live Music's Intimate Futurewww.forbes.com
Many people think of Airbnb as the poster child for disruption: leveraging the sharing economy to democratize participation in the travel & hospitality marketplace, turning those industries on their heads. Now, the $31 billion startup is building a similar business case for music.

How musicological research impacts the user experience at IDAGIO
How musicological research impacts the user experience at IDAGIOblog.idagio.com
Having worked for the past year in the Works Team, Adam talks to us about how the team has grown and developed into a close knit research community sharing a common goal… Adam is a contemporary…

New Aus Digital Music Service To Shake Up Independent Music Distribution
New Aus Digital Music Service To Shake Up Independent Music Distributionthemusic.com.au

Australia has just scored a new digital music distribution company, with GYROstream looking to change the game while making things simple for independent musicians.

Midem Sets Sights Globally With Upcoming Data-Driven Awards Show
Midem Sets Sights Globally With Upcoming Data-Driven Awards Showwww.billboard.com
With Midem’s new data-driven honors to kick off in 2019, the global music confab sets its sights on the Grammys.

Why Jay-Z's Tidal Is in So Much Trouble
Why Jay-Z's Tidal Is in So Much Troublegizmodo.com
“If I gave two fucks – two fucks about streaming numbers, would have put Lemonade up on Spotify,” Beyoncé proclaims on “NICE” from her joint album with Jay-Z which they dropped exclusively on Tidal over the weekend.

Prince's Estate Responds to Heirs' 'Meritless' Efforts to Get Out of Tidal Streaming Deal
Prince's Estate Responds to Heirs' 'Meritless' Efforts to Get Out of Tidal Streaming Dealwww.billboard.com
Tidal on Wednesday called a request from Prince’s heirs “meritless” that a Minnesota judge reconsider his decision granting the streaming service exclusive rights to an upcoming posthumous release, saying it should be denied.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s newest release shows how Apple Music has tipped the streaming scale
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s newest release shows how Apple Music has tipped the streaming scalewww.macworld.com
Beyoncé and Jay-Z unveiled a new album last Saturday that was exclusive to Tidal. Here’s why less than 48 hours later, you could listen to it everywhere.

Teens Lead Canada's Music-Listening Trends Favoring Streaming & New Tech, Says Nielsen Report
Teens Lead Canada's Music-Listening Trends Favoring Streaming & New Tech, Says Nielsen Reportwww.billboard.com
Canadian teens and millennials are leading music consumption across the country, according to Nielsen Music’s fifth annual Canada Music 360 Report that was released last week.

XXXTentacion: Music Sales And Streams Soar, Following Death
XXXTentacion: Music Sales And Streams Soar, Following Deathwww.metro.us
XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday but since his death, his album sales have soared. Fans also posted ways to download XXXTentacion music for free.

SoundCloud's Emerging Artist Campaign Extended to Germany, U.K.
SoundCloud's Emerging Artist Campaign Extended to Germany, U.K.www.billboard.com
As of Tuesday (June 19), SoundCloud has extended its First On SoundCloud emerging artist discovery campaign to Germany and the U.K.

Issue #440: SoundCloud Focused on Creators in New Marketing Campaign; Tech Companies as the New Record Labels?

SoundCloud ‘redoubles focus’ on creators in First On SoundCloud campaign says CEO
SoundCloud ‘redoubles focus’ on creators in First On SoundCloud campaign says CEOwww.thedrum.com
SoundCloud is among one of the largest streaming sites in the world, claimed its chief executive, but unhappy with that, he is keen to differentiate it by redoubling its focus on championing the creative talent that helped build the open music platform in the first place.

Tech companies are the new record labels? Get the popcorn in!
Tech companies are the new record labels? Get the popcorn in!www.pias.com

Labels, recording studios, and radio still matter, but in a cluttered landscape artists’ biggest challenge is now navigating this complexity, noise and disruption to get heard.

Spotify, Amazon Used CMA Fest as Platform to Woo CD-Loving Country Fans
Spotify, Amazon Used CMA Fest as Platform to Woo CD-Loving Country Fanswww.billboard.com
The hundreds of artists appearing at the CMA Fest this past weekend weren’t the only ones trying to court new fans. Streaming music providers had a larger presence at this year’s festival, hoping to convert country music fans, who have been slower to adopt streaming compared with other genres.

Russia's VKontakte, Former Haven for Pirated Music, Reports 1.5 Million Subscribers for Its Legit Streaming Service
Russia's VKontakte, Former Haven for Pirated Music, Reports 1.5 Million Subscribers for Its Legit Streaming Servicewww.billboard.com
VKontakte, the so-called “Russian Facebook,” formerly notorious for fostering user-generated illegitimate music content, reported 1.5 million of subscribers to its legitimate music streaming service, launched a year ago.

Minds, machines, and centralization: AI and music
Minds, machines, and centralization: AI and musiccdm.link
Far from the liberated playground the Internet once promised, online connectivity now threatens to give us mainly pre-programmed culture. As we continue reflections on AI from CTM Festival in Berlin, here’s an essay from this year’s program.

Four Indie Ventures Marking Major Milestones In the Music Industry
Four Indie Ventures Marking Major Milestones In the Music Industrywww.billboard.com
Two independent labels, a retailer and a distributor celebrate staying power.

YouTube Music rolls out: ‘Leading with audio is the key for us’
YouTube Music rolls out: ‘Leading with audio is the key for us’musically.com
YouTube Music Premium, the new subscription tier for Google’s video service, is launching fully in 17 countries today, including 12 additional markets to the five that were announced in May.

Your Spotify History Could Help Predict What’s Going On With The Economy
Your Spotify History Could Help Predict What’s Going On With The Economywww.fastcodesign.com
New research suggests that what you listen to mirrors economic boom times and recessions.

After revenues dropped last year, can Napster really compete in the streaming music space?
After revenues dropped last year, can Napster really compete in the streaming music space?www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Napster chief executive Bill Patrizio has big plans for the future.

'Austin City Limits' Announces Anderson East Webcast
'Austin City Limits' Announces Anderson East Webcastwww.jambase.com
Singer-songwriter Anderson East will take the ‘Austin City Limits’ stage for the first time on June 22 with a free webcast of the taping available.

Issue #439: How Pandora is Pitching Itself at Cannes; YouTube Launches New Premium Service Internationally

How Pandora is pitching itself at Cannes
How Pandora is pitching itself at Cannesdigiday.com

Pandora is going beyond the standard yacht to entertain clients at the Cannes Lions this year, as it tries to capitalize on creatives’ and buyers’ growing interest in audio.

YouTube Launches Premium SVOD and Music Services in Twelve Countries
YouTube Launches Premium SVOD and Music Services in Twelve Countriesvariety.com
Hit show “Cobra Kai” and Beatles album downloads via YouTube became available in a dozen new territories Monday with the launch of Premium.

Spotify must tread carefully if it wants to strike direct deals with artists
Spotify must tread carefully if it wants to strike direct deals with artistswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Little over a year ago, at a special event during Grammy Week in Los Angeles, Daniel Ek was being honored as an official big shot: the No.1 baller on Billboard’s annual Power 100 shaft-swinging listicle. He didn’t show up.

'The Band's Visit' sees big uptick on music streaming sites since the Tony Awards
'The Band's Visit' sees big uptick on music streaming sites since the Tony Awardswww.latimes.com
The winner for best musical sees a ten-fold increase in streams immediately after winning 10 Tony Awards. The most popular? Solos by star Katrina Lenk, including “Omar Sharif.”

Bedroom cover versions make it onto YouTube's music streaming app
Bedroom cover versions make it onto YouTube's music streaming appwww.bbc.com
Big releases by Dua Lipa and Drake mingle with amateur covers on YouTube’s new music streaming app.

Record Labels Need a Change of Culture in the ‘Dashboard Era’ of the Music Industry
Record Labels Need a Change of Culture in the ‘Dashboard Era’ of the Music Industrymedium.com
As Mark Mulligan put it recently: “streaming has melded discovery and consumption into a single whole.” This is what is making it so fascinating working in a record label at the moment. Previously…

The next step for personalised radio?
The next step for personalised radio?medium.com
Jamie Dupree is a radio reporter with Cox Media Group in the US, for WSB: and two years ago he lost his voice. As a story on the BBC will tell you… he’s got it back. Kind of.

Why Top Spotify Executives Are Streaming Out Of The Company
Why Top Spotify Executives Are Streaming Out Of The Companywww.billboard.com
In recent weeks, a slew of high-profile executives have exited Spotify, leaving outsiders wondering why.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Everything Is Love is streaming on Apple Music and Spotify
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Everything Is Love is streaming on Apple Music and Spotifywww.thefader.com
Listen to Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s joint album now.

How Spotify’s changing the production and marketing of music
How Spotify’s changing the production and marketing of musicmedium.com
Music revenue increased by 16.5 percent in 2017. But not everyone in the industry is breaking out the champagne bottles.

Issue #438: End of Owning Music; Blockchain & the Music Industry; U.S. to Review 1940s-Era Music Rules

End of Owning Music: How CDs, Downloads Died
End of Owning Music: How CDs, Downloads Diedwww.rollingstone.com

Physical formats are cratering, but vinyl’s niche is growing.

From David Bowie to Blockchains: Blockchain Technology and the Music Industry
From David Bowie to Blockchains: Blockchain Technology and the Music Industrymedium.com
The rock-and-roll community was dealt a significant blow on January 10, 2016, when English rock star David Bowie succumbed to an 18 month battle with cancer. Bowie was known for his eccentric…

Black music is the reason streaming is winning, this is why
Black music is the reason streaming is winning, this is whyrollingout.com

If you are over the age of 35 you probably remember going to the record store during Super Tuesday to purchase the latest hot music. It was a religious…

U.S. to Review 1940s-Era Music Rules, With Billions at Stake
U.S. to Review 1940s-Era Music Rules, With Billions at Stakewww.bloomberg.com
The U.S. Justice Department plans to review agreements that determine how songwriters are paid by radio stations, restaurants and streaming services, a move that could affect billions in royalties doled out each year.

Sony Music Spotify Payouts to Artists, Indie Labels Set to Start
Sony Music Spotify Payouts to Artists, Indie Labels Set to Startvariety.com
Sony Music is holding true to its pledge that it will distribute profits from its sale of Spotify stock with artists and affiliated labels.

You can now sync Spotify podcasts on your Mighty
You can now sync Spotify podcasts on your Mightywww.engadget.com
The iPod Shuffle-like Mighty launched last year, giving users offline access to their Spotify playlists. But missing so far has been the ability to sync the pod…

Soundcloud Signs Mou With the Decentralized Music Platform Maestroproject
Soundcloud Signs Mou With the Decentralized Music Platform Maestroprojectcointelegraph.com

Soundcloud have signed a memorandum of understanding with Maestroproject to develop blockchain technology in music industry.

Do Playlists Kill Album Sales Or Multiply Them?
Do Playlists Kill Album Sales Or Multiply Them?www.hypebot.com
Michael Foster weighs in on how streaming and playlist culture is effecting album sales for niche genres including ambient, electronic, new age and electronica; and whether they could spell out the end of conventional albums or actually multiply sales.

Primary Wave launches its own streaming-focused record label, Cure8
Primary Wave launches its own streaming-focused record label, Cure8www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

US-based Primary Wave, best known as a well-funded music publisher, has entered the world of recorded music.

Streaming music providers target country fans
Streaming music providers target country fanswww.vindy.com

The hundreds of artists appearing at the CMA Fest weren’t the only ones trying to court new fans.

How Spotify Discovers the Genres of Tomorrow
How Spotify Discovers the Genres of Tomorrowartists.spotify.com
Spotify data alchemist Glenn McDonald turns numbers into music experiences.

Issue #437: SoundCloud, Noisey Team for Music Discovery Series; Pandora Links with Snapchat; Deezer’s New World Cup Playlist

SoundCloud & Noisey Team Up for Music Discovery Singles Series
SoundCloud & Noisey Team Up for Music Discovery Singles Serieswww.billboard.com

SoundCloud and Noisey have announced that they are teaming up to promote independent artists via a new initiative called SoundCloud x Noisey Singles.

Pandora Teams With Snapchat for Easier Song Discovery
Pandora Teams With Snapchat for Easier Song Discoverywww.billboard.com
Pandora users will soon be able to share their favorite songs with friends on Snapchat, thanks to a new integrated partnership between the two apps.

Deutsche Grammophon and Google to digitise archive tracks
Deutsche Grammophon and Google to digitise archive tracksmusically.com
Happy 120th birthday, classical-music label Deutsche Grammophon. The celebrations will include an interesting partnership with Google Arts & Culture to digitise a stash of rediscovered and previously-unreleased tracks from the label’s archives.

Deezer launches Football Fever playlist takeover for World Cup
Deezer launches Football Fever playlist takeover for World Cupmusically.com
Football’s World Cup kicks off later this week, with 32 countries hoping for glory (or, in England’s case, hoping at least for something better than abject embarrassment and penalties ineptitude).

Spotify Exodus Contines With Departures of Mark Williamson and George Ergatoudis
Spotify Exodus Contines With Departures of Mark Williamson and George Ergatoudiswww.billboard.com
Two of Spotify’s most senior execs have exited the company with at least one understood to have jumped ship to rival streaming service Apple Music.

Two Feet Became A Star by Accident, Thanks To SoundCloud
Two Feet Became A Star by Accident, Thanks To SoundCloudwww.digitaltrends.com
Two Feet is an alternative rock artist who hit it big when his breakthrough song scored 4 million streams on Soundcloud in a matter of hours. The 25 year old discusses how it felt to have his life change in a day, why musicians don’t need to go music school, and Spotify’s monopoly.

What does the future hold for distribution?
What does the future hold for distribution?www.musicweek.com
In a special report in the new issue of Music Week, Believe’s Ben Rimmer was joined by The Orchard boss Ian Dutt, Nick Roden of InGrooves and Proper Music’s Vangel Vlaski. All four reached the consensus that their companies must be flexible in order to ensure continued success.

For Red Bull Radio Founder, The Future of Radio Is Podcasts
For Red Bull Radio Founder, The Future of Radio Is Podcastswww.digitaltrends.com
Many Ameri, founder of 24/7 online radio station, Red Bull Radio, speaks on Red Bull’s stance on Apple Music and Spotify’s removal of artists from playlists, why long-form content still matters in an age of short attention spans, and how the future of radio is podcasts.

Amazon to Stream Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony Internationally
Amazon to Stream Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony Internationallyvariety.com
Amazon Prime will stream the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony internationally for the first time starting July 1.

Music Biz Adjusts To Spotify's New Rules Of Engagement
Music Biz Adjusts To Spotify's New Rules Of Engagementwww.hypebot.com
While Spotify generates just 27% of global recorded music revenue, it is a growing percentage that the music industry increasingly can”t imagine living without. That and its cultural influence a a market leader and taste maker, means that the industry most tread lightly a music’s new world order takes shape….

Hip Hop Conference A3C Is Bringing Back Its Music Tech Track and Seeking Startups to Spotligh
Hip Hop Conference A3C Is Bringing Back Its Music Tech Track and Seeking Startups to Spotlighhypepotamus.com
A3C Conference has announced a Future of Music Tech program to be held on October 5, long with its second Startup Spotlight Showcase, for which applications open today.

Issue #436: Your Library Has a Free Music Service; Dave Matthews Band’s Free Camden Webcast; Musical.ly Shuts Down Live.ly Live-Streaming App

Your Library Has a Free Music Service That You Probably Didn't Know About
Your Library Has a Free Music Service That You Probably Didn't Know Aboutmentalfloss.com

Did you know that you can download free music from your local library? Music that you can keep. That’s right: not borrow, keep.

Musical.ly Shuts Down Live.ly Live-Streaming App
Musical.ly Shuts Down Live.ly Live-Streaming Appvariety.com
Musical.ly, the social-video sharing and lip-syncing app maker, is killing off Live.ly two years after it launched the standalone app for live-streaming video. Instead, Musical.ly will merge the live-streaming features of Live.

Snap Lenses that help musicians go viral have the music industry swooning
Snap Lenses that help musicians go viral have the music industry swooningventurebeat.com
As Snap competes for new users and partners, the company is winning big fans among music industry insiders who embrace the social media service’s potential to help artists connect with fans.

Spotify Looks At Unveiling A Long-Term Strategy The Music Industry Won't Like
Spotify Looks At Unveiling A Long-Term Strategy The Music Industry Won't Likemusic3point0.com
Spotify reportedly is offering direct license deals to select indie artists, but the long-term strategy may have questionable results.

The Move into the Blockchain Based Music Industry
The Move into the Blockchain Based Music Industrymedium.com
Music industry as a whole has suffered from chronic problems that have inflicted copyright, royalty payment, and artist agreements. Massive record labels and agencies historically lead the industry…

Dave Matthews Band Announces Free Camden Webcast
Dave Matthews Band Announces Free Camden Webcastwww.jambase.com
Dave Matthews Band and nugs.tv have partnered to present a free live webcast of the group’s Saturday night show at BB&T Pavilion in Camden.

What is Music Licensing and Why is it Important for my Career as an Artist?
What is Music Licensing and Why is it Important for my Career as an Artist?edm.com
Music licensing can be a very fruitful revenue stream for musicians. Here’s what you need to know.

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music fitness tracking GPS smartwatch costs $300
Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music fitness tracking GPS smartwatch costs $300www.theverge.com
Gamin adds music to the do-it-all Vivoactive 3 watch and fitness tracker that features GPS, sleep monitoring, and a battery life of between 5 and 7 days. The do-it-all device can be worn all day and night; at home, the office, the gym, the shower, and all points in between.

Daniel Ek, Troy Carter Honored as UJA-Federation's Music Visionaries of the Year
Daniel Ek, Troy Carter Honored as UJA-Federation's Music Visionaries of the Yearwww.billboard.com
The UJA-Federation of New York honored Spotify CEO Daniel Ek and the streaming service’s global head of creator services Troy Carter as dual recipients of their Music Visionary of the Year honor on Tuesday during an annual luncheon at New York City’s Pierre Hotel that brought together some of the music industry’s biggest names.

The Virtues of Analog Audio
The Virtues of Analog Audioaudiophilereview.com

Andy Schaub offers his view of Analog sources…

Pandora Predictions to Know: Brytiago, Tierra Whack, Purple Disco Machine & Quando Rondo
Pandora Predictions to Know: Brytiago, Tierra Whack, Purple Disco Machine & Quando Rondowww.billboard.com
Here are the latest predictions for future success on the Billboard charts from Pandora and Next Big Sound.

Issue #435: Arsenal Sign £1m Deal with Tidal; 24,000 Tracks Uploaded to Music Streamers Every 24 Hours

Arsenal sign £1m deal with Jay-Z owned music streaming service
Arsenal sign £1m deal with Jay-Z owned music streaming servicewww.sportingnews.com

Arsenal have announced a new partnership with music streaming service Tidal.  The undisclosed dea will see Arsenal partner with the global music and entertainment platform which is available in 52 countries.

24,000 Tracks Uploaded To Music Streamers Every 24 Hours
24,000 Tracks Uploaded To Music Streamers Every 24 Hourswww.hypebot.com
20,000 to 24,000 tracks are uploaded to Spotify, Apple Music, Napster and other streaming music service every 24 hours. That’s 1 million tracks every 6 weeks. Let’s that number sink in for a moment and imagine how hard it is to break through that much clutter. In March, Spotify CEO…

Summer Songs 2018: Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora Predict Top Tunes
Summer Songs 2018: Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora Predict Top Tunesvariety.com
The top three streaming platforms list off the anthems of summer 2018.

Will Traditional High End Audio Turn Into A Lifestyle Product?
Will Traditional High End Audio Turn Into A Lifestyle Product?audiophilereview.com

Paul Wilson considers when high performance audio and a “Lifestyle” products will merge..

How Spotify's free tier gets smarter with recommendations
How Spotify's free tier gets smarter with recommendationswww.cnet.com
Unlocking on-demand listening for free users means that the songs Spotify picks for you will hit closer to the bull’s-eye.

Joey Badass' '1999' Mixtape Is Now On All Music Streaming Services
Joey Badass' '1999' Mixtape Is Now On All Music Streaming Serviceswww.billboard.com
On Tuesday (June 12), Bada$$ announced that he’s celebrating the six-year anniversary 1999 by sharing it on all streaming platforms.

The podcast business is still small. Which is great news for podcasts.
The podcast business is still small. Which is great news for podcasts.www.recode.net
Advertisers put $314 million into podcast ads in the U.S. last year, which is totally tiny compared to things like TV — $68.5 billion — or internet search ads — $22.8 billion — or internet video ads — $11.9 billion.

Spotify playlists could boost artists bottom line: Study [Video]
Spotify playlists could boost artists bottom line: Study [Video]finance.yahoo.com
Spotify is the new radio DJ, and getting on a playlist can make artists a lot of money. That’s the finding of a new analysis by a pair of economists. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Melody Hahm and Julia La Roche breakdown the details.

Marathon Artists LABs 2018: startups target music monetisation
Marathon Artists LABs 2018: startups target music monetisationmusically.com
Independent music company Marathon Artists launched its LABs accelerator in 2016, bringing together a group of six music/tech startups to work with its label, management and publishing arms, as well as a group of external mentors.

Spotify's New Audiobook Series Is About To Make Music Superfans Swoon
Spotify's New Audiobook Series Is About To Make Music Superfans Swoonwww.bustle.com
In exciting news for music fans, Spotify are adding a series of musically minded audiobooks to its streaming service. Bloomsbury Publishing have signed a deal with Spotify to make the cult 33 1/3 book series available as audiobooks, which users will …

The weird and wonderful NZ artists who’ve topped a million Spotify streams
The weird and wonderful NZ artists who’ve topped a million Spotify streamsthespinoff.co.nz
Though most Kiwi artists who rack up big numbers on Spotify are chart-topping stars, some remain stubbornly unknown. Gareth Shute investigates the odd paths NZ acts have taken to get to a million Spotify streams.