Issue #322: Tidal Partners with Dubset to Stream DJ Sets; Blockchain’s Potential to Music; Iovine Leaving Apple Music

Tidal partners with Dubset to stream DJ sets and remixes
Tidal partners with Dubset to stream DJ sets and remixeswww.theverge.com

Spotify and Apple Music made similar deals in 2016; Dubset is trying to make it easier for producers and DJs to legitimatize and capitalize on their work.

Spotify Files For IPO: Here’s What That Means For Its Rivals
Spotify Files For IPO: Here’s What That Means For Its Rivalswww.fastcompany.com
The decision sent tremors through the music industry: Both big players like Apple and Amazon and smaller rivals like SoundCloud and Tidal will be affected.

Blockchain's Vast Potential To The World Of Music
Blockchain's Vast Potential To The World Of Musicwww.youtube.com
Panos A. Panay, Berklee College of Music, explains how smart minds are figuring out ways to use blockchain’s technology to enhance music attribution.

Jimmy Iovine Leaving Apple Music in August
Jimmy Iovine Leaving Apple Music in Augustwww.billboard.com
Look for Jimmy Iovine to leave Apple Music in August. His planned departure is likely timed to his shares fully vesting, sources tell Billboard.

SoundCloud Denies Decreasing Audio Quality, Cites Standard Testing
SoundCloud Denies Decreasing Audio Quality, Cites Standard Testingwww.billboard.com
SoundCloud is calling claims “inaccurate” that it has changed its streaming audio format and decreased its quality.

Why I Still Buy Music in the Age of Spotify
Why I Still Buy Music in the Age of Spotifywww.digitalmusicnews.com
Whenever anyone walks into my house, they generally notice one thing: the huge vinyl record collection that takes up an entire wall.

Repairing the artist-fan relationship with blockchain
Repairing the artist-fan relationship with blockchainblog.passagex.com
Artists and fans alike suffer if high ticket prices diminish access to shows. Ticket resale markets can serve everyone, but they need surgery. Event ticket pricing is complicated.

Video Metrics to Measure
Video Metrics to Measureblog.symphonicdistribution.com
The YouTube Creator Studio has a fantastic dashboard full of useful analytics. We’ve put together key video metrics to measure your success.

6 Ways To Get Started With Audio Marketing In 2018
6 Ways To Get Started With Audio Marketing In 2018www.cmswire.com
With the rise of digital assistants and podcasts, audio content marketing is making a comeback, here’s how to add audio to your content strategy.

Submit Your Music To These 100 Music Blogs
Submit Your Music To These 100 Music Blogsmusic3point0.com
Bloggers are a great way to get exposure for your music, and this thorough chart of 100 music blogs is a great place to start.

Issue #320: Your Favorite Playlists Are Making Stars, Hits Out Of Streams; Is Audiophile Music Listening Doomed?

Your Favorite Playlists Are Making Stars and Hits Out Of Streams
Your Favorite Playlists Are Making Stars and Hits Out Of Streamswww.digitaltrends.com
Digital Trends spoke to major players in the music industry to find out how Apple Music and Spotify playlists are making stars and hits.


Is Audiophile Music Listening Doomed or Can High-Quality Music Save the Day?

Is Audiophile Music Listening Doomed or Can High-Quality Music Save the Day?
audiophilereview.com

Doug Henderson looks at what makes recorded music irresistible…

Spotify Hit With $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit Over Tom Petty, Neil Young Songs
Spotify Hit With $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit Over Tom Petty, Neil Young Songswww.billboard.com
Wixen Music Publishing files a new lawsuit that also covers music from Rage Against the Machine, The Doors, Steely Dan, and many others.

Microsoft officially draws the curtain on its Groove Music streaming service
Microsoft officially draws the curtain on its Groove Music streaming servicewww.digitaltrends.com
As of today, the Groove Music app from Microsoft no longer offers the option to stream, purchase, or download music.

Streaming surge electrifies music industry
Streaming surge electrifies music industrywww.telegraph.co.uk
Streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music now account for the majority of music consumption, according to industry figures that also show a continuing vinyl revival.

What Happens If Apple Stops Selling Music?
What Happens If Apple Stops Selling Music?www.houstonpress.com
As more users start paying for streaming music services, will Apple get out of the music selling game?

2018 Is the Last Year of America's Public Domain Drought
2018 Is the Last Year of America's Public Domain Droughtmotherboard.vice.com
Happy Public Domain Day to everyone except America.

Amazon Prime Music Shares Most Played Of 2017
Amazon Prime Music Shares Most Played Of 2017www.hypebot.com
Amazon Prime Music is the 3rd most popular streamer in the US. But each streamer has its own flavor, and today the usually secretive Amazon shared its most popular music of 2017.

Issue #316: The Data-Driven Future of Media, Entertainment; Spotify Shows Drive to Win Nashville’s Support

The Data-Driven Future of Media and Entertainment
The Data-Driven Future of Media and Entertainmenttowardsdatascience.com

After a decade long struggle, the music ecosystem seems to have gotten over the shock of technology disruption and is now actively embracing technological advances. With the rise of mobile, streaming, social media, and connected devices, musicians have never been closer to their audience.

With Open House and New Hires, Spotify Shows Drive to Win Nashville's Support
With Open House and New Hires, Spotify Shows Drive to Win Nashville's Supportwww.billboard.com
Over the last few years, Spotify has been investing more and more resources into both “sides” of Nashville: not only educating country-leaning major labels on the value of streaming, but also treating the city as a key focal point for improving relationships with indie and up-and-coming acts.

India: a music market on the rise, but still facing big challenges
India: a music market on the rise, but still facing big challengesmusically.com
At the end of September this year Music Ally was invited to attend the inaugural All About Music conference in Mumbai, India.

Sirius XM Announces Live Concerts & DJ Sets for NYE Celebrations
Sirius XM Announces Live Concerts & DJ Sets for NYE Celebrationswww.billboard.com
Check out some of the live performances and DJ sets Sirius XM has to offer for the NYE celebrations.

Taylor Swift’s Rivals This Holiday: Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole
Taylor Swift’s Rivals This Holiday: Bing Crosby and Nat King Colewww.nytimes.com
The popularity of streaming holiday-music classics has made record labels more reluctant to release non-Christmas albums in the final quarter.

Shazam Announces 'Next to Know' Breaking Artist Program, Reveals 10 Artist to Watch in 2018
Shazam Announces 'Next to Know' Breaking Artist Program, Reveals 10 Artist to Watch in 2018www.billboard.com
The music discovery app has picked Sofi Tukker, Lil Pump and BTS as part of its artists to watch in 2018.

What Does the Future Hold for Retail Audio Sales?
What Does the Future Hold for Retail Audio Sales?audiophilereview.com

Paul Wilson looks at the current way in which audio components are purchased, and wonders about the future…

Fanburst Is Innovating Music Sharing for Musicians
Fanburst Is Innovating Music Sharing for Musicianswww.noiseprn.com
Fanburst is making a big name for itself by omitting the difficulties in a streaming platform, including upload limits and unique reposts.

Issue #310: Can SoundCloud Survive the Streaming Wars?; Vevo CEO Erik Huggers Out

After a turbulent 2017, can SoundCloud survive the streaming wars?
After a turbulent 2017, can SoundCloud survive the streaming wars?www.factmag.com
After the possibility of SoundCloud shutting down business, Lorena Cupcake takes stock of their turbulent 2017 and how they can survive in the future.

Copyright Royalty Board Raises Rate for SiriusXM, Lowers It for Music Choice
Copyright Royalty Board Raises Rate for SiriusXM, Lowers It for Music Choicewww.billboard.com
The Copyright Royalty Board has determined that Satellite Audio Radio Services, i.e. SiriusXM will pay 15.5 percent of revenue for the next five years beginning in 2018 to 2022.

7digital's Pete Downton talks streaming, telcos, voice control and Apple
7digital's Pete Downton talks streaming, telcos, voice control and Applemusically.com
In the mid-2000s, Pete Downton had a PowerPoint presentation. It included a slide with a map of the world plotting WMG’s telco partnerships.

Spotify price tag rises ahead of filing for NYSE listing: sources
Spotify price tag rises ahead of filing for NYSE listing: sourceswww.reuters.com
The value of music streaming service Spotify, which is planning a stock market listing, has grown around 20 percent to at least $19 billion in the past few months, outperforming U.S. and European tech indexes, sources familiar with the matter said.

Vevo CEO Erik Huggers Out
Vevo CEO Erik Huggers Outwww.billboard.com
Vevo has announced a change at the top. Erik Huggers, president and CEO of the music video platform since 2015, is stepping down to pursue new opportunities.

Algorithm is a dancer: Is YouTube starting to determine vinyl reissues?
Algorithm is a dancer: Is YouTube starting to determine vinyl reissues?thevinylfactory.com
With a proliferation of rare albums gathering vast view counts on YouTube, does the algorithm have an impact on what now gets reissued on vinyl?

Luke Rathborne: Finding DIY Success in the Age of Streaming
Luke Rathborne: Finding DIY Success in the Age of Streamingblog.landr.com
Luke Rathborne has found success as independent artist in the age of streaming. We found out how he’s made it work on his own by being his own best asset.

Paul McCartney's RAM on Colored Vinyl vs. Streams vs. High Res Download
Paul McCartney's RAM on Colored Vinyl vs. Streams vs. High Res Downloadaudiophilereview.com

Mark Smotroff succumbs to Macca marketing…

Spotify moves to new Stockholm headquarters
Spotify moves to new Stockholm headquartersnordic.businessinsider.com
The new offices are located in Urban Escape, a newly renovated city block.

Deezer Launches Music Streaming Service in Israel
Deezer Launches Music Streaming Service in Israelm.calcalistech.com
The Paris-based company also used the occasion of its local launch to introduce a new Shazam-like feature called Song Catcher

AVOCs: unlocking the next phase of the music industry
AVOCs: unlocking the next phase of the music industryblog.jaak.io
People are interested in the potential for blockchain in the music industry because they have been sold on the promise of greater accuracy and efficiency. The ability to mechanistically license…

Issue #307: Amazon Music Makes Giant Strides; How Apple Got Its Groove Back; How to Promote Your Gigs on Spotify

Amazon Music Makes Giant Strides Against Apple and Spotify
Amazon Music Makes Giant Strides Against Apple and Spotifywww.bloomberg.com
The streaming service is off to a super start, but the big question is its ultimate aim.

How Apple Got Its Groove Back
How Apple Got Its Groove Backsuperhypeblog.com
Apple is making all the right moves to restore is music mojo — and the acquisition of Shazam is just one of them.

Deezer Launches Music Streaming Service in Israel
Deezer Launches Music Streaming Service in Israelwww.calcalistech.com

The Paris-based company also used the occasion of its local launch to introduce a new Shazam-like feature called Song Catcher.

5 Ways Musicians Can Make Money in 2018
5 Ways Musicians Can Make Money in 2018blog.symphonicdistribution.com
We’ve put together 5 ways that musicians can make money in today’s music industry! The need to diversify your revenue streams should be a high priority.

Here’s Why YouTube’s Streaming Music Could Be a Huge Deal
Here’s Why YouTube’s Streaming Music Could Be a Huge Dealwww.barrons.com

The site, home to seemingly infinite videos about seemingly everything, is massively important to the music business.

How to Promote Your Gigs on Spotify
How to Promote Your Gigs on Spotifyblog.symphonicdistribution.com

Promoting upcoming gigs should be a no brainer to you, fill the seats and make more money. Here’s how you can promote your gigs on Spotify.

Three Major Deals Point To A Maturing, And Global, Music Startup Landscape
Three Major Deals Point To A Maturing, And Global, Music Startup Landscapewww.npr.org
Two acquisitions and one equity-sharing deal could show that the music business, long known for its insularity, has fully entered a new era.

Chicago Radio Station WXRT Proves Radio is Still Fun, Relevant and Loved
Chicago Radio Station WXRT Proves Radio is Still Fun, Relevant and Lovedloyolaphoenix.com
Pandora. iTunes. Spotify. iHeart Radio. These are four of the most popular music streaming services, and they make it easy to purchase, listen to and store

Songs Music Publishing Sold to Kobalt for $150 Million
Songs Music Publishing Sold to Kobalt for $150 Millionvariety.com
Songs Music Publishing will sell its catalog to Kobalt Capital’s fund. The price tag is believed to be in the vicinity of $150 million.

Podcast ads remain stubbornly old-fashioned
Podcast ads remain stubbornly old-fashioned digiday.com

Dynamic ad insertion became the dominant form of ad delivery for the podcasting industry last year, according to research published this summer by the Interactive Advertising Bureau and PwC.

Pandora Hires Gap Veteran Aimée Lapic as Chief Marketing Officer
Pandora Hires Gap Veteran Aimée Lapic as Chief Marketing Officerwww.billboard.com
Making good on a recent promise to “connect the plumbing” between its trove of data and marketing strategy, Pandora and its president Roger Lynch announced on Tuesday the hire of Aimée Lapic as the music streamer’s new chief marketing officer.

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