Deutsche Grammophon, the world’s oldest classical music label, and IDAGIO, a leading classical music streaming service available in over 70 countries, announced an extensive partnership agreement. The IDAGIO catalogue, which already comprises more than half a million tracks, will now include the complete catalogues of Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, Philips Classics and all classical music productions released by the Munich-based ECM label.
Will 2018 be the year the download officially dies? — www.techradar.com
It’s rumored that Apple could be about to dump downloads and create a streaming-only model of iTunes. Does it matter?
Tuma Basa Shares How Artists Can Get on the RapCaviar Playlist — www.xxlmag.com
Tuma Basa, global programming head of hip-hop at Spotify, is a guest on XXL’s Shot Callers podcast. Basa reveals how rappers can get their music on the RapCaviar playlist.
Why the World’s Biggest Social Network is Finally Clearing Song Rights — www.synchblog.com
Having secured deals with some of the industry’s biggest players, Facebook is gearing up for a serious push into music. But what does this mean for rightsholders?
The coolest music gadgets at NAMM 2018 — www.theverge.com
Anaheim’s National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show featured plenty of traditional instruments, but as always, there was also a lot of cool music tech.
China's big streaming shift: Paying instead of pirating — money.cnn.com
In a massive change from the recent past, a growing number of Chinese consumers are spending money to watch videos and listen to music online.
CRB Outlines Plans to Implement Simplified, Higher Royalty Rates From Streaming — www.billboard.com
In a follow-up to the announcement over the weekend of how rates will be determined for on-demand subscription services, the Copyright Royalty Board has put up a short notice on its website explaining how the rate increases would be implemented.
Spotify have announced that new ‘visual elements’ will be added to their app.
Songwriters’ Court Win Isn’t Music To Ears Of Streaming Companies — www.barrons.com
The impact on digital streaming in general is worth monitoring: the U.S. is the world’s largest market, and global revenue from streaming soared 60% in 2016, fueling a 5.9% increase in music sales for the year.
When Spotify was growing up, its founder Daniel Ek often talked at length about the gravitational force of the playlist.