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Issue #330: The Convergence of Big Emerging Tech & Music; How Blockchain Will Restore Digital Trust In 2018 & Beyond

Inside Discussions At CES On The Convergence of Big Emerging Tech And Music
Inside Discussions At CES On The Convergence of Big Emerging Tech And Musicwww.forbes.com
Insiders talk about the impact of new tech such as AI, VR and AR on the music industry

Deezer unveils first batch of Deezer Next 2018 artists
Deezer unveils first batch of Deezer Next 2018 artistsmusically.com
Jorja Smith will be the first global artist promoted as part of streaming service Deezer’s ‘Deezer Next 2018’ initiative.

The Cranberries music streams surge by 992 per cent on Spotify after Dolores O’Riordan dies
The Cranberries music streams surge by 992 per cent on Spotify after Dolores O’Riordan dieswww.standard.co.uk

Music streams and sales for The Cranberries have skyrocketed in the wake of the death of front woman, Dolores O’Riordan.

Spotify's Daniel Ek and Troy Carter Named UJA's 'Music Visionaries of the Year'
Spotify's Daniel Ek and Troy Carter Named UJA's 'Music Visionaries of the Year'www.billboard.com
Spotify executives Daniel Ek and Troy Carter have been named “Music Visionaries of the Year” by the influential philanthropic group UJA-Federation of New York.

How Blockchain Will Restore Digital Trust In 2018 And Beyond
How Blockchain Will Restore Digital Trust In 2018 And Beyondwww.forbes.com
Over the next three years, blockchain will embark upon a journey that will change the way our data is stored, tracked and verified to restore digital trust.

The 9 Most Important Streaming Trends to Watch in 2018
The 9 Most Important Streaming Trends to Watch in 2018decider.com

Apple has lots of great pieces, and they’re going to start coming together in 2018.

How Collectible is an MP3?: The Ups and Downs of DIY Music Mediums
How Collectible is an MP3?: The Ups and Downs of DIY Music Mediumswww.rcreader.com

Everything that goes out of fashion seems to make a resurgence at some point or another. This trend is no different in the music scene.

Would Stefanie Sun still be a pop superstar if she started out in today’s AI-driven music industry?
Would Stefanie Sun still be a pop superstar if she started out in today’s AI-driven music industry?www.scmp.com
Machine learning programs serve up new playlists to China’s 520 million music app users, providing openings for unknown talent but disrupting the traditional system of superstars backed by major labels and distributors

This Music Streaming Service Can Help Eliminate Distractions and Boost Your Productivity
This Music Streaming Service Can Help Eliminate Distractions and Boost Your Productivityinterestingengineering.com
Focus@Will offers over 50 streaming music channels curated specifically to help you focus better.

DistroKid Can Now Get Your Lyrics Into Stores
DistroKid Can Now Get Your Lyrics Into Storesnews.distrokid.com
None of our competitors offer this service and we’re thrilled to make it available today — for free — to all DistroKid artists.

SiriusXM Enhances Dashboard Product
SiriusXM Enhances Dashboard Product radioink.com

The company is calling 360L “SiriusXM’s next generation of in-car audio entertainment.” The new platform will include products for subscribers via both satellite and streaming.

No Level of Copyright Enforcement Will Ever Be Enough For Big Media
No Level of Copyright Enforcement Will Ever Be Enough For Big Mediatorrentfreak.com
On an almost continual basis rightsholders are calling for tougher anti-piracy measures on top of more restrictive and punitive copyright law. It’s undoubtedly a threat to current Internet freedoms as we know them.