The weekend’s big splash in musical blockchains was the news that indie pop star Björk is selling her forthcoming album, Utopia, for bitcoins.
Famemix, a Rwandan Music Streaming Platform Launched — allafrica.com
A free online audio distribution platform that enables users to upload, record, promote, and share their original content: Sounds like Soundcloud, right?
Why social media and the internet are vital for Filipino indie bands — www.scmp.com
For years the music scene in the Philippines was dominated by big labels and established stars, but the advent of sites including Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify has made it possible for grass roots bands to promote themselves
Metallica's Lars Ulrich Offers Hindsight on Napster Battle — loudwire.com
In a new interview, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich speaks in depth about the band’s early 2000s battle with Napster and how they could’ve handled it differently.
‘Yeezy Sound’ Might Be Kanye West’s Music Streaming Service — www.ubergizmo.com
It appears that Kanye West might be getting in on the music streaming game. Following a strained relationship with Jay Z’s Tidal which saw…
Chinese Media Giant to Buy Karaoke App Musical.ly for $800 Million — www.bloomberg.com
Beijing ByteDance Technology Co., the company behind giant Chinese media startup Jinri Toutiao, has acquired buzzy teen social video app Musical.ly for about $800 million, according to people familiar with the deal.
Saavn uses the Alexa kit to stream music on Amazon Echo Devices — www.thehindubusinessline.com
Online audio and music streaming platform Saavn has teamed up with Amazon for its Alex
Here’s a quick summary of the last year in music piracy and copyright enforcement in five steps.