Issue #199: 5 Streaming Trends to Watch This Summer; JQBX Lets You Stream Music with Friends; Big Hits Are Now 2 Billion Streams

5 Streaming Trends to watch this Summer
5 Streaming Trends to watch this Summerblog.midem.com
The evolution of the streaming music industry raises important questions about ownership and revenue. Discover 5 trends to watch this summer!

SoundCloud matters because artists and labels depend on discovery
SoundCloud matters because artists and labels depend on discoverycdm.link
Criticize SoundCloud’s enormous growth if you like – but that growth built an audience, one the music world might miss if it were gone.

Making Music A ‘Verb’ Again — Why The Music Industry Needs Computer Coders
Making Music A ‘Verb’ Again — Why The Music Industry Needs Computer Codersmedium.com
As Andrew Dubber’s quote emphasises, artists and record labels are the beating heart of an expanded music industry that includes tech companies — and we need to remain so.

JQBX Lets You Stream Music With Friends
JQBX Lets You Stream Music With Friendstech.co

With so many options available for streaming music, fans are still seeking better discovery options. That’s why JQBX was created.

Nielsen: on-demand audio streaming hits record high, is up 62.4% over last year
Nielsen: on-demand audio streaming hits record high, is up 62.4% over last yeartechcrunch.com
A new report from Nielsen out this week paints a picture of the booming on-demand audio streaming business, pointing to a significant increase in consumers’..

Which of These Fledgling Music Services Will Still Exist in 2018?
Which of These Fledgling Music Services Will Still Exist in 2018?www.dailydot.com
Pandora? SoundCloud? Things are moving at such a rapid pace that there is no guarantee the music streaming service you use today will be around next year.

Big Hits Are Now 2 Billion Streams
Big Hits Are Now 2 Billion Streamsmusic3point0.com
A hit record requires a whole different mindset when it comes to streaming numbers in today’s music economy, and 2 billion streams is becoming more common.

Dolby Atmos for Music Debuts in the U.S.
Dolby Atmos for Music Debuts in the U.S.platformandstream.com
Dolby announced Chicago club Sound-Bar will boast the first Dolby Atmos music entertainment experience in a club in the United States.

Is SoundCloud Doomed? Here’s How It Can Be Saved
Is SoundCloud Doomed? Here’s How It Can Be Savedwww.fastcompany.com
The 10-year-old music streaming service just laid off 40% of its staff. Is an acquisition imminent?

Podchaser, an “IMDb for podcasts,” is building a big tags-based database to help people discover shows
Podchaser, an “IMDb for podcasts,” is building a big tags-based database to help people discover showswww.niemanlab.org
“One of our big advantages is we’re trying to build this bottom-up, feature-wise, and talking to a hundred different podcasts and tons of listeners and asking exactly what they want.”

Fender Play helps guitar players learn songs rather than master guitar
Fender Play helps guitar players learn songs rather than master guitarwww.cnbc.com
Fender is going online to convert guitar newbies into long-term customers.

Music Streaming Now Included in Canada’s Historic Gold/Platinum Certification Program

screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-7-55-14-amWith the introduction of a new Single Award, Music Canada’s Gold/Platinum certification and awards program will now include streams towards digital track certifications.

Over 50 new Single certifications were revealed today, with 10 artists receiving their first Canadian certifications.

“Today’s announcement signifies a pivotal moment in Canada’s evolving digital music marketplace,” says Graham Henderson, President & CEO of Music Canada. “By accepting on-demand streams for track certifications, Music Canada can continue to acknowledge the success of Canadian and international artists, as well as the subscription-based streaming platforms currently thriving in our market. The new Single Award helps maintain the integrity of our Gold/Platinum program, which has historically recognized the active choice consumers make when building their personal music libraries.”

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Wynton Marsalis Swings and Streams Online

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Catching Wynton Marsalis with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is always a special treat. Or perhaps watching the acclaimed musician perform with his legendary septet in a small club is the preferred option for an evening of jazz music.

Marsalis is seemingly always on tour, bringing the swing and the soul to cities big and small around the world.

As video streaming, along with live streaming, continues to gain popularity, the globe-trotting, multi-award-winning trumpeter and composer has been ahead of the curve of streaming media, utilizing the power of the Internet and the technology of live video platform Livestream to reach a world-wide audience.

Be it performing at an intimate club like Ronnie Scott’s, or swinging ’til the midnight hour inside the beautiful Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Marsalis has embraced the creative opportunities of streaming video and by doing so presented jazz fans quite a wonderful gift: the gift of access, to ‘be there’ when you really cannot ‘be there’ to enjoy the music and moment as it happens.

Powered by Livestream, there have been numerous Wynton Marsalis events that have featured mobile and connected TV applications with real-time DVR, chat, photos and other materials available to fans worldwide.

These concerts, available on the official Wynton Marsalis website, as well as a dedicated Livestream page, stream live in high-definition audio and video for free to a global audience.

“Free to a global audience…” Hard to find anything wrong in that description of what Marsalis and his jazz and tech cohorts are presenting to music fans everywhere.

The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to “entertain, enrich and expand a global community for Jazz through performance, education and advocacy.”

And what better way to promote this enthusiasm and ambition than with the power of technology, or more specifically the streaming technology that allows all this talent, all this optimism, and all this joy to be appreciated and enjoyed all around the world.

I couldn’t be in France last year for the Jazz in Marciac Festival (I know, hard to believe), but I was still able to watch the Wynton Marsalis Septet perform – thanks to Livestream’s live webcast, which looked and sounded superb.

As wonderful as actually being there? No. But not too shabby an evening of entertainment considering the comfy couch, the laptop and, of course, the music.

This is live streaming done right, the technology and the content blended like fine whiskey. Nothing to do but click and enjoy. Kudos to the Livestream team, who clearly buzzed their A Team into action for live video broadcasting projects with Wynton Marsalis.

The quality is sensational.

It was a wonderful evening of jazz – for those in southwestern France for the international jazz festival, as well as jazz lovers everywhere with a great opportunity to stream the night away with the Wynton Marsalis Septet.